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Old 08-16-2018, 04:39 PM   #1
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Well my sweet little Bear Alaskan finally gave up the ghost. Only 59 yrs old. I'm broken hearted. Don't think I'll ever find another that shoots so sweet.
I try to shoot it every day, this morning I was drawing it bk and heard kind of a squeaky sound but didn't feel anything so gave it a quick glance but didn't notice the break until I came in the house and accidentally ran my hand down the limb. Bummer!!
I don't guess it can be repaired??
Also have no idea what caused it unless it was just old.( Any suggestions??
Any suggestions on a bow that shoots as smooth as it does ( that won't break the bank)?

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Old 08-16-2018, 04:42 PM   #2
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Hate to see that Ronnie.

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Old 08-16-2018, 04:46 PM   #3
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Awe, man! That's a shame.

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Old 08-16-2018, 04:47 PM   #4
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Yep! That one is toast! Ive broke a couple over the years, and it always sucks rotten eggs when it happens!

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Old 08-16-2018, 06:09 PM   #5
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I sold one that was really nice. The guy claims the post office broke it. The box did not show any damage. He probably broke it stringing it up. My thought is that those bows are just nearing the end of their lifespan. I shoot mine every now and then but use modern bows for play. The good thing about the Halloween bows is that they don't command a very high price if you decide to replace it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:19 PM   #6
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:57 AM   #7
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That is a **** shame! Sorry buddy
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Old 08-17-2018, 04:03 PM   #8
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Dang it Mr Ronnie hate that for ya. But I’d look at the Sarrels Blueridge SR Longbow.
See them in the classifieds often so you should be able to find one.
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:02 PM   #9
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what a great life it had...
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:11 PM   #10
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59 years... thinking it deserves a spot on the wall, or in the rack of its biggest kill
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:29 AM   #11
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Terrible, That thing has certainly had a long run
I think i'd be inclined to work some epoxy into it a clamp it real good. If all that led to was a still broken bow then put it on a wall.
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Old 08-18-2018, 04:47 PM   #12
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Terrible, That thing has certainly had a long run
I think i'd be inclined to work some epoxy into it a clamp it real good. If all that led to was a still broken bow then put it on a wall.
Actually, modern epoxies may be stronger than the original materials and hold just fine so long as you get complete penetration and cure.
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Old 08-20-2018, 03:39 PM   #13
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Mama says she's going to decorate with it. Wall hanger. I'm happy with that. Like said, it deserves that.
And thanks for the condolences. Lol.
But I really do miss not getting to shoot it.

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Old 08-20-2018, 10:53 PM   #14
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I saw one broke like that. The guy put epoxy on it, then wrapped with rawhide. He shot a deer with it 2 weeks later. That was a 54lb recurve.

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Old 08-21-2018, 12:00 AM   #15
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I think that one deserves to rest after 59 years.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:40 AM   #16
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I think that one deserves to rest after 59 years.
If by "rest" you mean do stuff you're not getting paid for, I get it. What are you going to do when your 59?


If epoxy can make it better shoot it!
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:50 AM   #17
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If by "rest" you mean do stuff you're not getting paid for, I get it. What are you going to do when your 59?


If epoxy can make it better shoot it!
I just meant 59 good years out of a bow is plenty. If it were me Id hang that one up and find me a new one for the next 59 years.
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Old 08-21-2018, 09:26 PM   #18
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I just meant 59 good years out of a bow is plenty. If it were me Id hang that one up and find me a new one for the next 59 years.
That's what's gonna happen Michael.

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Old 08-21-2018, 09:46 PM   #19
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What a terrible feeling. Happened to me last year. I still pick up that old Sierra every once in awhile and wish i could shoot it. Sorry for your loss. Display it proudly.
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:03 PM   #20
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Sorry to see the old girl give up the ghost. You may want to look at the classifieds at stickbow.com. A lot of bows for sale there at mostly reasonable prices.
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:11 PM   #21
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That's incredible, 59yrs of service and a bazillion arras later. RIP ol buddy.
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:40 AM   #22
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That’s a bummer, means that mine is getting close...��
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:20 PM   #23
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Sorry for your loss bro
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:12 AM   #24
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Sorry about the bow

Your dog looks guilty
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