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Old 09-18-2017, 05:39 PM   #1
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This is my 5th season with my Bowtech Assassin. Is there an average lifespan as a general rule? Considering upgrading, but not sure what the advantages are. Nothing really wrong with what I have.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:40 PM   #2
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Mine is an 07 Guardian.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:41 PM   #3
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2015! If it ain't broke don't fix it!
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:41 PM   #4
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:42 PM   #5
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:52 PM   #6
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2016 Elite Synergy. I generally buy a new bow every year or two. Not because there is something wrong with the bows, but just because I get bored and I like trying new bows. I am not hunting this year due to surgery so I am hanging on to my Synergy another year just so it's here in case I get well enough to target practice.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:55 PM   #7
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2005 Hoyt LOL
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:56 PM   #8
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2010 or 2011 can't remember

I do have a new one ordered though.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:56 PM   #9
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:57 PM   #10
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1995 PSE marauder......i dont think your going to gain anything up grading your bow
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:57 PM   #11
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2009 bowtech assassin, pretty sure its that year
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:57 PM   #12
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:57 PM   #13
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:58 PM   #14
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2010. Only bought that one because my 99' PSE limbs starting making a sound I didn't like.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:58 PM   #15
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2013
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:59 PM   #16
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2014 I think
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:02 PM   #17
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2005 Hoyt LOL
Same here. 2005 Ultratec.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:04 PM   #18
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2004 diamond hornet and still slinging
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:04 PM   #19
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2013 Elite Hunter... I plan on a new one next year. I try to keep a bow 4-5 years.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:05 PM   #20
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:06 PM   #21
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1989 or 1990 PSE Fireflight 3D. Bought it new, ran over it with the truck a couple of years back, still shoots great.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:10 PM   #22
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:11 PM   #23
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2009 PSE xforce
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:13 PM   #24
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:14 PM   #25
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:15 PM   #26
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2007 Switchback LD
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:24 PM   #27
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Almost 2.5 maybe something will catch my interest enough to switch this year
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:33 PM   #28
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Shiny new one probably about 30 years old. Older two 45 and 55. All recurves.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:35 PM   #29
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2012 Hoyt Vector 32
2008 Hoyt Katera

Time to upgrade when they stop killin' stuff.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:40 PM   #30
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Mathews Drenalin, purchased new in 2009. It still gets the job done for me.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:40 PM   #31
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2105 mission hype dt that I bought to see if bow hunting was something I would get into. Made the mistake of shooting 2016 Halon 6 and bought it. Mission is now backup bow
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:47 PM   #32
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2008 diamond, shoots as straight and fast as it did back then so I see no reason to buy a new one.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:47 PM   #33
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2011 Elite Pulse... The Reaper and I are one. I shoot her well and its hard to justify spending a grand on something to replace her when "our" success has been pretty stellar. I'm sure something will come along eventually but for now we'll just keep plugging away.

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Old 09-18-2017, 06:49 PM   #34
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:50 PM   #35
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:51 PM   #36
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2002 Mathews Legacy. Thinking hard about going to visit CCR and upgrade to the Halon 6 within a week or two.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:52 PM   #37
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I replaced my Bear Whitetail II in 2006 with a Bear Instinct, so to answer your question, mine is 11 years old lol....
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:01 PM   #38
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:05 PM   #39
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:06 PM   #40
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2011 I believe, Bear Carnivore. Great bow. Been thinking about getting a Elite though.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:11 PM   #41
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06 or 07 Hoyt Lasertec
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:12 PM   #42
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Restored Ben pearson longbow from the 1960's but haven't killed anything with it yet.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:14 PM   #43
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2009 Matthews DXT
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:30 PM   #44
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Which one?

My hunting bow, is an 09

I have some recurves that date back to the 60's, and a couple from the 70's.

My longbow is a 10 or 11 model.

My target bow is a 08

My buddy still hunts with the first compound bow that I bought in 87.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:32 PM   #45
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'01 Diamond Skyrunner
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:55 PM   #46
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1995 PSE marauder......i dont think your going to gain anything up grading your bow
22 years old now that's impressive. But man they have came along ways since then but if your still laying them down old school more power to you
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:57 PM   #47
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2010 Hoyt but did just pick up a 2016 Elite im gonna play with
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:01 PM   #48
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2009 bowtech allegiance. Bought it in 2011 for $500. It replaced my 1999 high country bow. Love it.


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Old 09-18-2017, 08:02 PM   #49
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2006 Hoyt Vectrix. Still killing.....
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:04 PM   #50
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