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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
How often do you get a new bow?
Are you a "I hunt with it till it stops working" kinda guy?
Or, a "I buy a new bow every year" kinda guy?
My Hoyt Defiant is a 2016. It's far from ancient, although it's not worth much anymore with how bows depreciate.
My 2009 Bowtech Captain is darn near a fossil in the archery world, but it's a good bow. I just don't enjoy shooting it like I did before I got the Hoyt. Things just get a little smoother and quieter as gear evolves, and it's noticeable.
I've been contemplating things with my bows. I am starting to think of doing a 5 year cycle.
Hunt a bow 5 seasons. Get a new one. Prior primary bow becomes the back up bow. Prior secondary bow gets sold/traded/donated (as it'll be 10-ish years old and not worth much of anything). Repeat.
I'm probably also trying to rationalize a carbon riser bow, because I almost went that route on the Defiant, and each bow season when the temps start to drop, I curse myself for not doing it, because dang does that riser get COLD.
Just some idle thoughts as I relax and wait for the evening sit tonight with the rifle.