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I never jumped on the bandwagon of upgrading bows each year...and my Mathews Drenalin still kills em dead Cool I have not even kept up with all the new names and features of these newer bows.

My friend is trying to get me to buy his Heli-M and it got me wondering if anyone on here has upgraded their bow or if they are still shooting the same one they have for years.
 
Posts: 3189 | Location: Permian Basin | Registered: 16 December 2006Reply With Quote
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I usually upgrade every 3-4 years...this is long enough to get proficient and still keep up with the latest technological advances. I was shooting a Hoyt Carbon Element and just upgraded to a Carbon Defiant.
 
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Currently shooting a Halon. I like it.



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Posts: 1161 | Location: Kansas City, Missouri | Registered: 03 March 2006Reply With Quote
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Bowtech RPM 360
 
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Black Widow recurve.
 
Posts: 1077 | Location: NT, Australia | Registered: 10 February 2011Reply With Quote
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Wes Wallace long bow..
 
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I still use my Indian purchased in the 1980's.
Up grade this year to a crossbow. arthritis in both my shouldes makes it hard to pull back a bow.
 
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the same 1969 model Bear Takedown recurve I've used for the last 48 years. archer


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Deer opener is just a few weeks away.

I'll be shooting my Chill R again this Summer and Fall


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Bowtech Invasion 80lbs. Took a beautiful 30 inch Nyala in the Hluhluwe area (Zululand) a couple of months ago. He didn't know it wasn't the latest 2017 model!!!

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Posts: 356 | Location: KZN province South Africa | Registered: 24 July 2009Reply With Quote
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The Drenalin is one of the best bows ever made. I had two Drenalin LD bows. My sone has the standard Drenalin. I dropped about $1000 on a new bow to replace the Drenalin. It also is a great but, but I gained very little if anything for $1000.


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Posts: 2422 | Location: Minnesota | Registered: 08 December 2006Reply With Quote
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Just moved my Mathews Outback and DXT and replaced them with two Elites---an Answer and a Hunter. Just like the draw cycle and firm back wall so much better.


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I'm still shooting my Mathews Switchback. Damned accurate, shoots my chosen arrows at 304 fps and has killed everything I have shot at.


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The same custom made in Gillette WY 25 years ago 65# at 29" longbow.


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Posts: 318 | Location: WY USA | Registered: 18 January 2003Reply With Quote
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i have 2 bowtech destroyers (2010 models). one is a D340 70#; and a custom limbed 80# D350.

just can't see a reason to change. the d350 slings a 640gr arrow at 275 fps. and the D340 a 487gr arrow at 295 fps.
 
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I use a Strother Wrath made in 2014.


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Bowtech Destroyer and the RPM


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Posts: 1659 | Location: Dullstroom- Mpumalanga - South Africa | Registered: 14 May 2005Reply With Quote
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Same one for the past ten years or so: DAS Dallaa. Cool


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One with horizontal limbs.
 
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centerpoint sniper 370 crossbow.great shooter
 
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Just realized I had already posted---


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Hoyt Nitrum Turbo.
29" @ 60lbs chronos 299 fps, but I've found that's not fast enough to beat their noses!


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Upgraded to a Mathews Chill X this year. I love it because of how well the longer bow fits me. I like you had been shooing the same bow for ten years. The new top tier bows draw amazingly smooth.
 
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My primary hunting bow is the Bear Firststrike XLR I bought about 20 years ago, though I did upgrade the arrow rest a couple of years ago. It still works fine, as the doe I shot a couple of weeks ago can attest to. I also shoot a 35 year old Bear recurve and a Turkish horse bow for fun. I used to shoot a longbow, but it broke and I have yet to replace it.


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Thinking a crossbow from Excalibur to get back in the game. Right shoulder's about worn out.


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Originally posted by dustoffer:
Just moved my Mathews Outback and DXT and replaced them with two Elites---an Answer and a Hunter. Just like the draw cycle and firm back wall so much better.


Both those Elite's have the best cam back walls in the industry.
 
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Currently shooting a Red Wing Hunter (Pre-Head) .

Last fall I was using another Red Wing Hunter (Head Ski era - 1968 or so). The broadhead was a Mowoc Dot made in 1960.

 
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Im shooting an older Cabelas branded Parker..

Ive been thinking about upgrading to a Matthews Halon 32.. but havent decided yet..

The Parker still gets the job done just fine.. My wife got a new Matthews Avail a few months ago though and jealousy has started to take hold.. her Avail is one seriously nice, quiet, and efficient bow..
 
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2011 K&K Vindicator
 
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73 lb Botech rpm360 and a 89lb Botech 340 (custom limbs)
 
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ndp, did you get barnsdale to make 89# limbs??

he would only send me 80s, and that took some persuading.
 
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Yep they are Barnsdale.

You never know what they are going to actual be until you put them on the bow.

I got one set that was supposed to bring the bow up to 84 and I actually dropped one pound from the old stock limbs!


Next set we thought would get me to 85, my goal and they came in at 89lbs! They are a very smooth limb and very well made.
 
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yeah i've been happy with them. with my first set for my D350 at around 79lbs, a tiny splinter developed along one edge. I sent dave a picture and he sent me new limbs immediately. those are right at 80# after i twisted the cables a bit.

he told me to break the splinter, sand it, and apply some super glue and rock on, so i put that set on my D340. they are right around 75#. I did the limb swap a couple weeks ago on that bow and was bare shaft tuned in about 5 minutes. they are great!
 
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My most memorable bowhunt was 7 years ago and I had 2 tags. Regular and antlerless.

I was shooting a Hoyt Carbon Element and shot a doe broadside at 20 yards. Then a buck walked up. 70 pounds at 330 IBO resulted in a complete pass through on both deer using the Exodus broadhead.

The only thing I didn't like about the Hoyt Element was the back wall. If you creeped forward any amount the bow would start letting down immediately. The Elite Answer and Hunter have to be pushed forward to let down.
 
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Bowtech Prodigy.
 
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Just got a real sweetheart... 70# Javaman Elkheart.
 
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Nice. Gregg is as nice a guy as you could ask for and does beautiful work. He also produced the Shrew bows for a time, but I don't know if that is still the case.
 
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Gregg runs his own custom bow business these days.
 
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Don’t update as much as I’d like I currently have a Hoyt carbon spyder and my last compound was a Hoyt ultramag, I should shoot them a little more then I might be able to justify an update , time will see I spose
 
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