Back in the day, I shot 3D shoots and hunted with a top of the line browning mirage. Fast forward several years... nephew was telling me about his new bow. I dug the mirage out, we set up some targets and it was amazing. His was noticeably faster, quieter, and harder hitting.
That said, the mirage was still effective. It is up to everyone's personal circumstance whether a new bow is feasible and practical. Saving $300 when you're going on a $10,000 guided hunt doesn't make sense. Saving $300 when you're unsure whether you can pay the electric bill makes a whole lot of sense.
FWIW: Archery equipment can depreciate pretty darn fast when the new models come out. Sometimes, you might be able to get the previous year top of the line model from inventory for a good price.
Last edited by Rangersedge; 03/23/23.