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Old 05-01-2008, 09:20 AM   #1
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As I admire my 7 year old bow, I can't help but wonder who is shooting something that isn't quite "up to date". Everytime I think about buying a new bow, I struggle to find fault with the one I'm shooting. It still spits arrows out fast and quiet enough to kill, so it keeps me happy. Don't get me wrong, I'd love something new, just like anyone else, but I sure am happy with my 2001 Hoyt Havoc.

Anyone else shooting a dinosaur?
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:24 AM   #2
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Mathews MQ 32 bought in 1999 or 2000, can't remember.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:24 AM   #3
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If you call a Mathews LX a dino, then im with ya. it shoots too well to give up just yet . Although a good Synergy in hand....... hmmmm
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:25 AM   #4
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'92 PSE Fire-Flight Express. I beat'cha!
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:25 AM   #5
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'02 BT Patriot.

No reason to get another......

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Old 05-01-2008, 09:27 AM   #6
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I have a 2003 Hoyt Magnatec, and I love the thing. It too is fast and quiet, and I have complete confidence in it. However, my dad surprised me on my birthday this year, and he bought me a 2007 Bear Element. I still need to break that thing in on some piggies before the start of the season. I have a hard time replacing anything that is working well for me.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:29 AM   #7
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I bought myself a 2002 LX when I graduated from SWT with my graduate degree. I paid $639 for it. I would like to have a new bow, but, given that some of my buds are paying like $900 for new ones, I think I'll stick with what I got!
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:30 AM   #8
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I guess my Switchback XT is considered old now

I have shot newer bows but don't see enough out of them to change.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:30 AM   #9
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I still shoot my "vintage" Q2's. I think they are '00 models.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:34 AM   #10
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1998 Mathews Feathermax. I left it in the heat a few years ago and the limbs delaminated, which was going to be my excuse to upgrade, but the shop got me knew limbs for free so I'm still using it. (combination of being cheap and stubborn, I guess) Pretty much everything I shoot at ends up in the freezer so why not?
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:34 AM   #11
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compound - '03 Hoyt Razortec..........recurve - 1967 Red Wing 56" 55# @ 28" (and shoots just like it was brand new) oh, and my dad made it, can't get much better than that!!
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:35 AM   #12
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Not exactly a dinosaur, but I shoot a 3 year old switchback and see no reason to change. I will probably shoot it till it breaks.

It hits where it looks and I have confidence in it...

Faster? I already have problems finding my arrows after pass throughs...

Quieter? C/mon...they can't be THAT much quieter...

Lighter? Heck, I'm 6'5 and 230...if it gets to where I can't handle a 5# bow I need to just stay home and watch the hunting channel...
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:35 AM   #13
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When I gave up my MQ32, I felt exactly the same way. A friend of mine owed me some money or I would probably still be shooting it.

I am a firm believer in "if it ain't broke don't fix it"
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:44 AM   #14
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Shootin' a Mathews Legacy and just recently purchased a Drenalin...both are swweeeet!
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:44 AM   #15
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Up until the December, I was shooting a early 90's Jennings Carbon Extreme. The Bear Instinct was a much needed upgrade! I shot a hog last winter with the Jennings on a cold arse day and I was under-dressed for the weather. It was a real struggle to get it drawn. I still have that JCE though...kinda hate to get rid of it.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:44 AM   #16
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Default I have a Pearson Spoiler I still shoot...

.....I think I bought it in 1989. 1st and only bow I ever owned.

Re strung it last year and still shoots good for me but had to crank it way down as I was pulling 70+lbs 20 years ago.

Any concerns I should have about the cables being that old??
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:46 AM   #17
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1999 Mathews MQ-32. I still love it, but I think a change will be in order soon.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:48 AM   #18
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...I'm with you man. I'm still shooting my 2004 Mathews Outback which drives tacks (or atleast 3-49 ACC's) . My even older Mathews Z-Max is a great backup bow too. At bonus time, I had money "burning a hole" in my pocket and Mrs. Kamoman was even suggesting that I go get a new bow (Drenalin XT) to treat myself to something nice (I guess she felt guilty about that latest Coach purse LOL). However, I just couldn't bring myself to part with "old faithful" so I passed.

Remember..."If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:52 AM   #19
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I bought a new Mathews Feathermax back in 1997. Still shoots good. Heck, it'l shoot better than I am capable of.

I'd love to get a new fangled bow... but can't see dropping lots of cash when mine still shoots good.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:53 AM   #20
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The way things are going these days, my 07 Dren will be "old equipment' in no time...
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:55 AM   #21
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'03 Bowtech Patriot

Still as fast as most bows I have seen...
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:20 AM   #22
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i shoot an 05' bowtech liberty. it is model number 995 out of 1000.
(i bought it as a factory referb last fall)
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:22 AM   #23
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smart said what was i was goin to say, but it still kills and i wanna shoot it till it falls apart.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:25 AM   #24
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'03 Mathews FX ...still going strong.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:27 AM   #25
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Old School here. I bought a Fred Bear Omni Pro for $250 about 4 years ago...first and only bow I have even owned. I feel very comfortable with it and don't plan on upgrading anytime soon. As Cull said...if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:33 AM   #26
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Birth date.... My left handed Mathews MQ1 was born on September 21st 1998.

Birth Place... Sparta WI

Current Arrow Speed. 255ft per sec.

Too cheap to replace it.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:46 AM   #27
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Up until this spring I've been shooting a Golden Eagle Evolution since new.
I shot a Darton SL-50 for 12 years before that.
Don't see why I won't shoot my Hoyt Vectrix XL for 10 years.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:42 AM   #28
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I bought a new Mathews Feathermax back in 1997. Still shoots good. Heck, it'l shoot better than I am capable of.

I'd love to get a new fangled bow... but can't see dropping lots of cash when mine still shoots good.
Yea on my 17th Bday 1997 I got a Feather max. I only replaced it last yr due to a shoulder sugery! Shoulder is pretty much GTG so I may use the old thing again some day!
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:50 AM   #29
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i dont know what year it is but my dad still shoots his darton its a late 70's or real early 80's model that thing sound like a gun going off
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:09 PM   #30
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I don't shoot it much, but I usually hunt with a few times a year. I have a Golden Eagle Predator that I believe is an early 90's model. My Dad still has is Bear Whitetail that is in good working order......
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:15 PM   #31
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I bought my sbxt about two years ago, so it is definately not a dinosaur, but I am very happy with it and dont see myself buying a new bow anytime soon.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:28 PM   #32
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Outback, It hits where it looks and I have confidence in it... (Cosmiccowboy)
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:51 PM   #33
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I shoot a High Country Sniper. I bought it from my younger brother in 1994 and I know he got it used. I have no idea exactly how old it really is. It still shoot great, but the let off is probably just 50%. I am getting older and would like a higher let off. Just can't seem to let go of the money for a new one.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:53 PM   #34
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Like Jamesl, I am still shooting my '00 Mathews Q2. I bought it in August of 2000, and I don't feel compelled to change. If there is a problem it is usually due to operator error, and not the equipment.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:59 PM   #35
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Up until this spring I've been shooting a Golden Eagle Evolution since new.
I shot a Darton SL-50 for 12 years before that.
Don't see why I won't shoot my Hoyt Vectrix XL for 10 years.
I had a Darton SL 50 and a 70M. I still have a Darton SL1000 but dont shoot it anymore. Its like 1985
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:54 PM   #36
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'93 Matthews 3D Vapor. It hits where I aim @ 257 fps and quiet. Works for me.
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:30 PM   #37
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Well going by some opinons I received Im told mine is 20 years old or somwhere around that... Shoots good and works great for me.... Maybe Ill get something fancy one of these days after I kill somthing with it
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:35 PM   #38
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Mathews Legacy as my primary, and old school Mathews Ultra Max as my backup. I can't see any reason to upgrade as the Legacy was a sweet bow, and still draws plenty of blood.
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:51 PM   #39
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Just had a new string put on my 2001 Q2, more hunting adventures to come before I think of going to something else!

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Old 05-01-2008, 02:56 PM   #40
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I shot a '88 Pearson Spoiler until Christmas of '06 when I got the bow in my sig. My new bow fully loaded weighs much less than the Spoiler bare.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:23 PM   #41
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I am still shooting my 99 or 00 Browning Eclipse. I'd like a newer one, but everytime I pull this one out of the case I feel like I am seeing an old friend.

I actually think that I can just now upgrade and get a significant gain on performance. The price tags on stuff is what keeps me from doing it. I'm in no hurry though.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:29 PM   #42
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note to you guys sayin you will shoot your bow till it falls apart, please dont it really hurts

last year we were rabbit hunting and my bow decided it didnt like me any more, so the string bustedin half and it plus the cables hit me in the neck and chest....leaves a pretty good bruise, and since bowtech apparently doesnt believe in replacing faulty equipment i was out 175$ for strings cables limbs and modules
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:33 PM   #43
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so the string bustedin half and it plus the cables hit me in the neck and chest....leaves a pretty good bruise, and since bowtech apparently doesnt believe in replacing faulty equipment i was out 175$ for strings cables limbs and modules
Why'd ya dry fire your bow chris?
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:26 PM   #44
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didn't, dont know what the he!! happenedit was kinda sad the arrow just kind of sat there in the whisker biscuit and the rabbit hopped away
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:15 AM   #45
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Right now I'm shooting an '05 Ultratec. I still have my '91 Hoyt Super Slam Heat that I could pull out and kill with just as good. And it shoots a whopping 204fps!
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:09 AM   #46
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"Old" is good. 1969 Bear Takedown, bought by me on high school grad in 1969. Deer is my 2007 kill, grandson Dylan was in the tree with me when I shot it...



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Old 05-02-2008, 08:21 AM   #47
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Mathews Ultra 2. Can't remember how old it is.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:33 AM   #48
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02 PSE firestorm lite, I bought it third hand. i am good friends with the original owner and he told me when he had the bow it didn't shoot as good as it does now....He also said after two owners I was the first person to get a kill with it.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:51 AM   #49
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Is a 2000 Hoyt an old bow? I got this bow from Rob (Atthe wall) it has alot of kills to its name!
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:21 AM   #50
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I am shooting an Outback that I bought in either 02 or 03. I won a 3D shoot with it a few months ago where a guy informed me that the Outback is the worst bow that Mathews ever made.(his opinion) I still like it.
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