View Poll Results: Are you buying a new bow this year?

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    Are you buying a new bow this year?

    Hey guys, ATA is coming up and I am curious what the consumer standpoint is this year on new bows. Are you buying a new bow this year or sticking with what you have? Has technology plateaued to the point that it's not worth it to buy new any more? What say you?

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    Are you buying a new bow this year?

    I?ve bought a new bow every 5-7 years since 2000. Mathews Q2 in 2000, Bowtech Tribute in 2006 & Mathews z7x in 2012. I owned a Hoyt before the Q2 so it?s pretty obvious I?m not a fanboy for any particular bow.

    I?m thinking seriously about shooting all the new bows this winter & buying one but I still haven?t talked myself into yet totally.

    I like my z7x so mich I might just save the coin & stick with what I?ve got.

    Time will tell.


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    I still have my original bow and i'd like to buy a new one soon, but for me it's purely a financial issue. Once I do get a new bow, I'd plan on keeping it for 5 years or so.

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    At the price of new bows and all the accessories that you get to go with them it would be almost like a person buying a new rifle every couple of years, which is never bad.

    But it can get expensive.

    What do you do with your old bows once you buy a new one? I'm still shooting a bow that I bought 20 years ago.
    If you don't care where you are, you are not lost....

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    I'm lefty and have an old PSE a buddy got me from Cabela's (he worked there...found it in the Bargain Cave). I've shot it maybe three times...never hunted with it.

    Going to take it to local bow shop and see what they can do / if it's worth keeping. Now that kids are in college (no more HS sports to attend) I would like to get in to bow hunting.

    So advice would be appreciated. Daubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daubs View Post
    I'm lefty and have an old PSE a buddy got me from Cabela's (he worked there...found it in the Bargain Cave). I've shot it maybe three times...never hunted with it.

    Going to take it to local bow shop and see what they can do / if it's worth keeping. Now that kids are in college (no more HS sports to attend) I would like to get in to bow hunting.

    So advice would be appreciated. Daubs
    You will likely find that new bows will not only feel better to shoot, they will also be much quieter. Well worth shooting a few new bows if you're thinking about getting into bowhunting seriously.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    I consider buying a new bow every year. Then I go to a bow shop and see how much they cost. I still hunt with my 2011 $399 ready to hunt Bear “Charge” and likely will be packing it again next fall. Someday I will step up, I need to find a good hunting spot first. No need to spend a ton of money on a bow to hunt where I’ve been hunting, I didn’t even nock an arrow last fall. Come to think of it I havent since 2015.
    Last edited by Timberstalker; 12-05-2017 at 05:49 PM.

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    bought my last bow in 2012 will consider a new one in a few years when my second string is worn out. will be hard to let go of an old friend, but i put a pretty good beating on my bow...

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    I’m sticking with the bow I have. I haven’t needed to upgrade due to I haven’t been able to draw a tag to use it yet. Mathews No Cam.
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    Nope. I really like my bow. Replacing the limbs due to a big gouge I put in one of them while traversing rough country.

 

 
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