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#3357603 - 09/13/13 12:12 AM 1980's bows
southernhunter
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Being 36 . My first memory's of bow's or bow hunting was when my dad came in with a 1985 ish model bear bow . It had the plastic flipper for a rest,round cam and was painted camo with brown and Black leafs on a green riser and shot aluminum camo arrows . Bow hunting never set good with dad and I ended up falling in love with bows and bow hunting with the old same bow . It still sets in a closet at my dads house and sometimes I am all most tempted to dig it out and and get the old bow shooting again ( if possible) . If it was t for switching to a lefty a few years back I probably would have by now . Any way I said all that just to ask how many of y'all are still shooting / hunting with the 80's bows ?

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#3357815 - 09/13/13 09:05 AM Re: 1980's bows [Re: southernhunter]
Jake47
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Killed my first bow deer with a bow like that in '99. It was a Jennings "Black Lighting" and I was an 'expert' marksman with that 50# bow. I only hunted with it the one year an then graduated to a Jennings "Buckmaster". That first bow has been passed around to many people who have wanted to get a child into bow hunting. Unfortunately, it has not been used on another deer, but with any luck, my first kid will have the opportunity to use it.
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#3357847 - 09/13/13 09:29 AM Re: 1980's bows [Re: Jake47]
stik
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I have an '84 model bear magnum hunter set up for bowfishing. it was my 1st bow and I killed my first deer with it.
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#3357934 - 09/13/13 10:27 AM Re: 1980's bows [Re: southernhunter]
infoman jr.
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 Originally Posted By: southernhunter
Being 36 . My first memory's of bow's or bow hunting was when my dad came in with a 1985 ish model bear bow . It had the plastic flipper for a rest,round cam and was painted camo with brown and Black leafs on a green riser and shot aluminum camo arrows .

That sounds exactly like the bow I inherited from Infoman (down to the flipper rest) except his limbs were covered in camo duct tape!
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#3357994 - 09/13/13 11:13 AM Re: 1980's bows [Re: infoman jr.]
Urban_Hunter
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My first bow kill was with a similar era PSE. Had the flipper rest and steel cables with only about an 18" string. Opening day my first day ever bow hunting shot a 3 pointer, most memorable hunt ever. Arrow wasn't even close to a pass through and trailed him for 150yds. The next year I upgraded to the PSE Nova and thought I had hit the jackpot!
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#3358034 - 09/13/13 11:37 AM Re: 1980's bows [Re: Urban_Hunter]
Brisco Darlin
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still have two old bear compounds. those things are big as a truck. \:D
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#3358265 - 09/13/13 03:15 PM Re: 1980's bows [Re: Brisco Darlin]
southernhunter
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#3358421 - 09/13/13 05:58 PM Re: 1980's bows [Re: southernhunter]
Radar
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Jennings Sidekick III was my first bow . I think it was a 79 or 1980 model , when I used it my first bow hunting season in 1981 . Wish I woulld have kept it , along with my other 80's bows . They were great finger shooting rigs with the long ATA .
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#3358442 - 09/13/13 06:34 PM Re: 1980's bows [Re: Radar]
muddyboots
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My first was a McPherson gc 2000. Thought it was awesome at the time.
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#3358452 - 09/13/13 06:48 PM Re: 1980's bows [Re: muddyboots]
rem2506
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Registered: 07/31/13
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The best bow that I had in the 80s was a proline tornado 2 magnum. shot 2117 Easton xx75s and a wasp head. killed three the first year. those were good times.
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