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#863588 - 08/11/08 03:26 PM Who uses an older compound?
BEERSLAYER40
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I use a 8-10 year old Pearson Flame. It has always served me well and I had it restrung two seasons ago.

Anyone else use an older compound?

I have considered replacing it since last year but I just can't see spending the money when this one has been so good to me. I can get another season out of it. At least thats what I keep telling myself every summer. LoL
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#863692 - 08/11/08 04:20 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: BEERSLAYER40]
Hook1
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I have an older Alpine and it's killed many deer,,,the best thing about it,,,it's paid for \:\)
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#863723 - 08/11/08 04:56 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: Hook1]
TheAirMan
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I have one I got in 2000. Its my backup to my backup right now. I am thinking about getting a custom string and cables for it and dressing it up with some of the newer accessories I got laying around not on a bow.
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#863733 - 08/11/08 05:08 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: TheAirMan]
BEERSLAYER40
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backup to a backup is not the same airman lol

i mean as a daily use hunting bow.
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#863736 - 08/11/08 05:12 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: BEERSLAYER40]
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I still use my Jennings Carbon Extreme. It has almost no letoff, it's too dang long, and it weighs too much. I've been saying that for 14 years now. I think this may be the year I get a NEW bow. We'll see.
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#863747 - 08/11/08 05:24 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: DUCK37101]
TheAirMan
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Hey I did use it as late as year before last \:D
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#863761 - 08/11/08 05:32 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: TheAirMan]
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IM' STILL SHOOTING A HIGH COUNTRY 86 MODEL. IF IT'S NOT BROKEN.DONT FIX IT..
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#863987 - 08/11/08 07:26 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: buzzards luck]
megalomaniac
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2001 model Parker. Love that bow!
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#864214 - 08/11/08 10:19 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: ]
Foggy54
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I am retiring my Jennings T Star II, I've used since about 1981 that would make it close to 26years old. But rather than restring, and replace arrows, I am parking it. Should have a DXT waiting pu by Thursday. (big smiley goes here)....
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#864226 - 08/11/08 10:31 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: Foggy54]
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 Originally Posted By: Foggy54
I am retiring my Jennings T Star II, I've used since about 1981 that would make it close to 26years old. But rather than restring, and replace arrows, I am parking it. Should have a DXT waiting pu by Thursday. (big smiley goes here)....

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#864395 - 08/12/08 06:50 AM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: buckhorn40]
J Hartman
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I killed my first deer with a pearson. I wanted to hunt, dad said if I harvested a deer with his old pearson, he'd buy me my own bow. year of bow hunting, 1 doe, and 40 yards later, I got my very own first bow... But no, I don't still use the pearson.
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#865392 - 08/12/08 05:07 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: Foggy54]
BowGuy84
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2003 parker...did get the '06 cam on it though when they offered to swap it out for free \:\)
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#865432 - 08/12/08 05:36 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: BowGuy84]
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Good Lord!!!! I posted this question yesterday and amazing things have happened since. I have been sooo proud of my Pearson and I have used it religiously for almost a decade and I never bothered to replace it because it shot wondeerfully. I went out a little while ago to practice and the first dozen or so shots were grouped within 2 inches. EXCELLENT!!!!, I thought. I set my bow down in it's case to go retrieve my arrows from the target and when I returned I noticed a piece of the upper limb hanging off of it....it was a thin piece about the size of a large toothpick 10 inches long down one edge of it. The limb was starting to splinter!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!

I guess I am forced to replace it now or risk injury or worse. I truly hate this. I will miss this bow.
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#865494 - 08/12/08 06:08 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: BEERSLAYER40]
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I shoot a pse whitetail extreme that i have had for a long time
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#866125 - 08/13/08 07:20 AM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: easy45]
Radar
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I use the older bows for backup after I buy a new bow .
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#866168 - 08/13/08 07:39 AM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: BEERSLAYER40]
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 Originally Posted By: beerslayer40
Good Lord!!!! I posted this question yesterday and amazing things have happened since. I have been sooo proud of my Pearson and I have used it religiously for almost a decade and I never bothered to replace it because it shot wondeerfully. I went out a little while ago to practice and the first dozen or so shots were grouped within 2 inches. EXCELLENT!!!!, I thought. I set my bow down in it's case to go retrieve my arrows from the target and when I returned I noticed a piece of the upper limb hanging off of it....it was a thin piece about the size of a large toothpick 10 inches long down one edge of it. The limb was starting to splinter!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!

I guess I am forced to replace it now or risk injury or worse. I truly hate this. I will miss this bow.
sorry to hear it
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#867250 - 08/13/08 06:59 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: Seminole39]
stik
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97 model mathews zmax is my go-to hunting bow. i have a 2005 outback that has never been in the woods.
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#867319 - 08/13/08 07:20 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: stik]
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I have hunted with each bow i purchased a minimum of around 12 years or so starting with a jennings arrow star from the late 70's, to the next hoyt in 1991 called pro force extreme i believe then to this 2003 model razortec. May have to hang onto it for longer since i have 1000 bks in the entire setup.
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#868901 - 08/14/08 03:44 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: BEERSLAYER40]
BEERSLAYER40
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 Originally Posted By: beerslayer40
Good Lord!!!! I posted this question yesterday and amazing things have happened since. I have been sooo proud of my Pearson and I have used it religiously for almost a decade and I never bothered to replace it because it shot wondeerfully. I went out a little while ago to practice and the first dozen or so shots were grouped within 2 inches. EXCELLENT!!!!, I thought. I set my bow down in it's case to go retrieve my arrows from the target and when I returned I noticed a piece of the upper limb hanging off of it....it was a thin piece about the size of a large toothpick 10 inches long down one edge of it. The limb was starting to splinter!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!

I guess I am forced to replace it now or risk injury or worse. I truly hate this. I will miss this bow.


Yes,I quoted myself LoL

In all honesty,what is the likelihood that my upper limb will fail on my pearson with a splinter like I described?

Right on the outer edge of the limb,8-10 inches long the size of a toothpick....is it destined for failure?

Is it safe to shoot? Is it safe to sell? What is you all's opinion? Thanks
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#868929 - 08/14/08 04:11 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: BEERSLAYER40]
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DO NOT SHOOT THAT BOW!
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#868935 - 08/14/08 04:15 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: TheAirMan]
BEERSLAYER40
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That bad huh?
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#869080 - 08/14/08 06:30 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: TheAirMan]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: TheAirMan
DO NOT SHOOT THAT BOW!

what he said. disaster waiting to happen.
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#869091 - 08/14/08 06:36 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: stik]
BEERSLAYER40
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for even such a small outer edge splinter?

what should i do with it?...I wouldnt feel right about selling it or dropping it at a pawn shop....what do i do with it?
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#869127 - 08/14/08 06:58 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: BEERSLAYER40]
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Contact the company first. They might help you out with some new limbs or something.
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#869165 - 08/14/08 07:17 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: TheAirMan]
BEERSLAYER40
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I may do that....it's hard to believe that a small splinter like that could cause failure....scary
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#869316 - 08/14/08 08:08 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: BEERSLAYER40]
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Its not so much that little splinter as it is what caused that little splinter...I'd be wondering how much more would splinter in the near future (like while you are at full draw) and I would be wondering if the limbs were weak from age...Too much to risk by using it or selling it...IMO

Fix it or retire it...my .02
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#869373 - 08/14/08 08:32 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: Stalker]
BEERSLAYER40
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Its a good 9-10 years old. no tellin how many arrows it has flung. i guess it's just due to be de-strung and trashed before someone gets hurt with it.
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#869637 - 08/15/08 05:15 AM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: BEERSLAYER40]
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I'm telling ya, contact the company first. You never know what might happen.
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#870248 - 08/15/08 12:11 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: TheAirMan]
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i would do what airman said ,i know a guy who bought a browning bo at a yard sale and after shootin it a few times he noticed a crack in the limbs and he sent it back to the company and they replaced it with a brand new bow. but this was a few years ago when this happened.
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#872056 - 08/17/08 07:47 AM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: Foggy54]
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Still use a 1996 Browning bow. Shoots great.
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#872164 - 08/17/08 08:56 AM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: Foggy54]
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I have a PSE bow that is 15 years old not sure. My good friend bought it new way back when. It was the first bow I ever shot 15 years ago. Will he asked me if I wanted it for a starter bow for my son last deer season. I said I quess it will do the job.
Well, we got it and I found my sone a new bow and just took the old PSE for my self. Dressed it all up got it shooting good took it out hunting and shot two deer and missed a nice littel buck with it last season.

So, yes I shoot and old PSE and it still drops'em like a new one will.

And guess what I am taking it to the woods again this year. And plan on shooting a few deer if all goes good.

I am letting my step daughter learn how to shoot a bow with it now. She is stacking them arrows real nice. So this old bow has started me, my son, and now my step daugheter in the sport of bow hunting.

This bow will never go anywhere. A new cable next year and it will be ready for another 10 years of hunting.

Save your money for the gas tank and take them old bows hunting they worked yesterday and they still work today!


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#872238 - 08/17/08 10:07 AM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: TennTurkeyHunter]
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I just replaced my 12 year old PSE. The new one was hard to get used to, but I'm getting the hang of it. The older model worked just fine.
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#872956 - 08/17/08 08:55 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: Carlos Viagra]
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I have a Person Spoiler Cam that is old. How old is it? Glad you asked. It is so old, it has an over-draw on it. Does any body still use an over-draw?

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#899798 - 09/05/08 04:36 AM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: Foggy54]
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99' pse nova "team Fitzgerald" signature series. gave a $100 for it 4 years ago and been shootin it ever since
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#902402 - 09/06/08 09:10 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: broken tine]
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Have my dad's Ben Pearson long bow. Have my old Ben Pearson recurve bow. Indian Compound. Whitetail. Whitetail II. Golden Eagle Talon. PSE Infinity ( present use ). Horton Steelforce 150 lb pull recurve crossbow ( 3.5x10 Bushnell Scope ) will drive nails at 20 yards. ( just got it today ) IT IS FUN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#902405 - 09/06/08 09:12 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: bowkill1]
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I still hunt with my dad's long bow now and then. still haven't killed with it yet.
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#902524 - 09/06/08 10:46 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: bowkill1]
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I still shoot my PSE Mach Flite I bought around 1980.My main bow is a Parker.
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#910143 - 09/11/08 03:10 PM Re: Who uses an older compound? [Re: Bertman]
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I still shoot a PSE Mach 6, not sure how old but contacted PSE this year for new "cables" and they said the serial number has been reused already, probably 12-15 years old. Still shoots great and the PSE rep advised if it still shoots good, no reason to replace it. Just switched to a release and carbon arrows, getting 288fps with 100 gr. briadheads and it's quiet. Gonna stick with is for as long as possible.
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