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#3358453 - 09/13/13 06:48 PM Re: 1980's bows [Re: muddyboots]
Kirk
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The first bow I ever hunted with was a teenager. It was Darton Ranger 45 pound recurve. Wooden arrow shafts and that Single head bear broad head that was popular in the late 70's.

I stepped up and bought a compound bow in 1980 that was Bear Whitetail. Then in 1983 I bought a Jennings T-Star II compound bow. Killed my first archery deer with the Jennings.

Compared to modern bows they were loud, slow and hard to use.
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#3358543 - 09/13/13 08:10 PM Re: 1980's bows [Re: southernhunter]
Harold Money jr
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Hoyt Provantage tracer 1988. I've got it back shooting again and plan on hunting with it this fall. I'll be shooting XX75 2216's and Thunderhead 125's with a tab. It is as accurate as I remember. I'm having a ball shooting this old bow and will probably shoot it bare bow.
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#3358597 - 09/13/13 09:06 PM Re: 1980's bows [Re: Harold Money jr]
Radar
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 Originally Posted By: Harold Money jr
Hoyt Provantage tracer 1988. I've got it back shooting again and plan on hunting with it this fall. I'll be shooting XX75 2216's and Thunderhead 125's with a tab. It is as accurate as I remember. I'm having a ball shooting this old bow and will probably shoot it bare bow.

I wish I still owned some of my old school setups . I had an old Hoyt ProForce Extreme . Killed a bunch of deer with it .
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#3358677 - 09/13/13 10:05 PM Re: 1980's bows [Re: Radar]
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Harold. Sounds awesome
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#3358750 - 09/14/13 12:19 AM Re: 1980's bows [Re: southernhunter]
FOX FIRE
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killer thread, brings back memories. my first ever compound was a Browning explorer that I traded my uncle for (screwed me good too he got a Marlin lever gun in .35), but I thought that was the coolest thing on the planet, shot for sevral years.

My hunt'n buddy next door got the bow bug after he shot my Browning so his mama gave him the money to buy a brand new Bear whitetail (his dad worked for TVA so they could afford a new bow), steel cables,magnesium riser,brown & slow, but it was a love machine for 1980.

Found thid one on flea bay, maybe I should buy so the guy can invest in a good pair of toe nail clippers, dig those dew claws (extra pics) !!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BROWNING...=item51b1935fc2


Edited by FOX FIRE (09/14/13 12:29 AM)
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#3358993 - 09/14/13 10:55 AM Re: 1980's bows [Re: rem2506]
jmlost
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First bow I was 13 and got a browning cobra 2. Was a wood compound bow.Man I shot a lot of arrow through that bow. Wish I still had it.
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#3359146 - 09/14/13 02:20 PM Re: 1980's bows [Re: jmlost]
muddyboots
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Did you guys get caught up in the over draw craze. Its a wonder i ddint explode a bow with those little short light arrows.
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#3359358 - 09/14/13 05:19 PM Re: 1980's bows [Re: muddyboots]
southernhunter
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Muddy boots, the first bow I bought had a overdraw and pendulum sight . It was a McPherson bow if I remember right .
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#3359500 - 09/14/13 07:34 PM Re: 1980's bows [Re: southernhunter]
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Still have my Hoyt Spectra Eclipse. I'm trying to find a string and cable set and see how she shoots. I loved that bow back then and still do now.
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#3359551 - 09/14/13 08:19 PM Re: 1980's bows [Re: FLTENNHUNTER1]
Radar
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One of my favorite bows in the late 80's was a High country Trophy Hunter. One of the first compounds with a 65% let off .

http://issuu.com/highcountryarchery/docs/hca-1998
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