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#11828569 - 02/15/17 Re: Is Older Compound Bow Safe to Shoot? [Re: CoalCracker]  
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Can't tell you anything about a compound but......

I'm still using the Ben Pearson "Rogue" recurve I acquired in 1974 or 75.


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#11828613 - 02/15/17 Re: Is Older Compound Bow Safe to Shoot? [Re: CoalCracker]  
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When I was 12 I spent 5 days in a hospital on my back, drugged because of a severe concussion from a direct hit on my eyeball from a blow up. I can tell you from experience ,It sucks. That being said, I use a 1998 model Hoyt and it is well maintained and I have no fears of it. If the bow is checked over and restrung and it should be fine.

If the bow is an XI Velocity, you may want to draw it a few times. They have the weirdest draw of any bow I ever drew back.........

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#11829015 - 02/15/17 Re: Is Older Compound Bow Safe to Shoot? [Re: CoalCracker]  
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Mine's about 23 years or so. I hope it's safe.


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#11830708 - 02/16/17 Re: Is Older Compound Bow Safe to Shoot? [Re: CoalCracker]  
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New string and thorough check by an archery pro shop is the route I'd take.

#11832630 - 02/16/17 Re: Is Older Compound Bow Safe to Shoot? [Re: CoalCracker]  
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#11835037 - 02/17/17 Re: Is Older Compound Bow Safe to Shoot? [Re: CoalCracker]  
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Good topic

After looking at the prices of bows today I have been thinking of getting my old compound bow out storage and start shooting again. I it bought around 1988 but it has been stored away for 20 years. It was just a low price Proline 70 lb bow but it worked well and I won several shooting contests with it.

Belong the string and cables would the limbs be OK having been strung that long?


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