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sputterman
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Hi everyone, I have a 1970 bear hunter t/d. I love this bow and shoot it better than any other bow i've had in my hand. Just the thought of old age creeping up on it earks me. Just wondering if im worring about nothing? Also is the new age bear t/d comparable to the old ones? (Just-n-case)


THANKS TO ALL.

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Brently
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Age of the bow dosen't mean anything, I have some old bear bows that shoot just fine. I think how you take care of them is the determining factor. The old age problem is with the shooter not the bow.
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Gray Buffalo
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I have a 1954 Hoyt I shoot all the time. Age doesn't mean much. It's how you take care of it.

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Mudd
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quote:
Originally posted by Gray Buffalo:
I have a 1954 Hoyt I shoot all the time. Age doesn't mean much. It's how you take care of it.

Unless it's someone elses' bow and Gray Buffalo is shooting it...lol

hahahaha I just couldn't help myself...lol But it is true, just ask my buddy Butch...lol

OK I'll be nice Jerry!

God bless,Mudd

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stevemfwills
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ya dont worry mark just dont let me have one of my fits with that bow in my hand itll be ok

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Mike Vines
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Age doesn't matter nearly as much as how it was taken care of. For example, I have a Bear Archery Co. longbow that My Grandpa bought new back in 1943, and he told me that he never once shot it. It is in showroom condition to this day, there isn't even any sweat marks on the leather wrapped handle. If the right buyer ($ speakes volumes)came along, I wouldn't mind parting with it, and there is no doubt it could be shot to this day I believe.

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Ground Hunter
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More bows are ruined from improper car than shooting (except dry firing). Most builders' I've talked to put the #1 reason as improper stringing of the bow. H
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Bjorn
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You should be able to pass that bow on to your heirs. Hot cars and uneducated users are a bows worst enemies.
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sputterman
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Thanks guys thats music to my ears.

GOOZ FRABA STEVE.

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oberon
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My 20 year old Frank SanMarco long bow shoots just like when I first received it.
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James Wrenn
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If you really like it buy a spare or build a form so you will have a replacement if you ever need it.I hope I find one I like so much I am worried about how long it will be around. [Wink]

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djohnson
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Take care of them and they will last a good long time.

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ron w
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You should have no problem with that bow with proper care. If your still ues'n it now you must be take'n good care of it. Just for fun you can buy new latches and could even get a spare set of limbs so it would be with you a long,long time. There a few sponsors on here that build replacement limbs for the old Bear take downs...

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Butch Speer
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Mudd,
That was cold. True but, very cold!

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God Bless

Butch

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bowslinger
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I think it would be very dangerous to shoot that bow! I think you should send it to me for proper "disposal" before someone gets hurt! [bigsmyl]

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