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#11981351 - 04/19/17 A blast from the past
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Registered: 02/12/06
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I stopped by the archery shop the other day to look for a good crossbow case. A guy was on the shooting line, playing around with several different bows. He pulls out an old Fred Bear Whitetail Hunter. This was one of the early compounds-a six wheel bow. One of my buddies used to hunt with one. Boy, the technology has sure come a long ways when you look at where we started from, compared to where the bows are and how they work today.

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#11983482 - 04/19/17 Re: A blast from the past [Re: gophergunner]
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Registered: 02/04/07
Posts: 2123
Loc: Minnesota
I started bowhunting in 1977 with a Bear Whitetail hunter. I believe I paid $50 for it and actually killed a deer with it.
For sure, technology have come light years from that bow.
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#11986641 - 04/21/17 Re: A blast from the past [Re: gophergunner]
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Registered: 11/14/03
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My hunting buddy has a couple old recurves that we're converted to compounds, and an old PSE that he hunted with until about 5 years ago. He ordered it directly from Pete Shepley when the company first opened. The sport has come a long way tech wise.

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