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Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone hunts with older bows, if so what made you shoot an older bow? For me I just don't feel the need for something really expensive. What about you guys? Any older bow kill pics?
 

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I'd a older bow feels better to you shoot it . The argument of older is cheaper is invalid . If you buy a used older bow 90% of the time it needs a little work . So Now Your Out Close To Probably 300 . Lots of nice main line bows out there set up for about that . Not a Thang wrong shooting older tho . Done it more than once
 

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I'm still shooting a 2006 Tribute though I don't really consider it old. I've shot newer bows since but I can't justify buying a new compound to replace it. Instead I spent the money and purchased a recurve a few years ago.
 

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Reezen... I never buy into the new bow hype, it's a waste of money to me.
 

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What is considered an "older" bow.
 

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a 5 year old bow is not particularly obsolete, most have at least 75% let off and 330+ ibo
 

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I just got into bow hunting. A buddy I work with sold me on old pse usa spirit bow that I've been using. Anyone here know how old it is? I plan on using that until a take a couple deer.

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Still loving my Drenalin from 2008. I own several bows older than that, but don't hunt with them. Next bow I buy will be 50-60 since shoulder issues have led to decreased strength in my bowshoulder. The newer bows with 85% let-off really help us old guys.
 

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I shoot my 30 year old High Country Supreme then my 2005 Mathews LX and its a big difference. Shoot my 2011 Hoyt and its a stupid crazy difference. LOL
 

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Hunted this season with a 2010 GT500, I don't really consider it old tho. I recently re - acquired the first bow I killed a deer with. Which is a PSE fire flight in trebark camo. I believe purchased in 1990-91. I'm looking forward to setting that bow back up and taking it out again.
 

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My "new" bow is a 2002 Mathews Q2 but I shoot it well and it puts nice holes in things. My "old" bow is the first bow I ever bought, a 1987 PSE Gamesport. Nicknamed the boat anchor because it weighs a ton, I have killed a deer with it each of the last three years shooting fat aluminums with feathers. I recently picked up a Bear Grizzly recurve but I need some more practice before I will hunt with it.
 

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My go to bow is my '09 GT 500. Not that old and its not going anywhere for a long time!
 

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I shoot a bear element and a recurve and love them! No need to spend a fortune to shoot well and harvest deer.
 

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2010 Hoyt Maxxis 35 here. Planning on having it at least another season as it is my first bow. Not much for speed but shoots pretty sweet for me.
 

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2008 X Force PSE,plenty fast , plenty smooth , kills plenty of animals. Had a 2005 Switchback that I wish I had not sold. I will never own a new bow at the prices they are now days.
 

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06 Tribute is still my favorite. I've owned newer, faster, prettier but nothing has shot as well as one of these bad boys for me.
 
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