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Offline Commando

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Back up bows
« on: November 10, 2017, 08:46:13 AM »
How many of yíall have a back up bow? Or when you get a new bow do you sell your old one? I got a new bow a few weeks back and think Iíll keep my old one for awhile as a back up just in case the unthinkable happens.

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Re: Back up bows
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 09:27:15 AM »
Having a back-up bow is worth it.
It's not only about having it in camp either. If there's a malfunction a week before opening day it won't fray your nerves so much.
The only downside to having one is that its important to shoot them both and keep them both properly maintained. The back-up can't just be stored away and forgotten about until needed.
If you don't have to sell the old one then I would keep it.
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Re: Back up bows
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 09:31:25 AM »
Having a back-up bow is worth it.
It's not only about having it in camp either. If there's a malfunction a week before opening day it won't fray your nerves so much.
The only downside to having one is that its important to shoot them both and keep them both properly maintained. The back-up can't just be stored away and forgotten about until needed.
If you don't have to sell the old one then I would keep it.
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Re: Back up bows
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 09:47:19 AM »
I used my backup bow to kill a deer this year. A set screw came loose on a draw length module on the cam of my Bowtech Carbon Overdrive 2 days before the deer season.
I just grabbed my backup PSE Evo 7 off the hook, shot it a few times to make sure it was still good and killed a spike buck a couple days later.
Always have a backup. :twocents:

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Re: Back up bows
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 08:27:28 AM »
Having a back-up bow is worth it.
It's not only about having it in camp either. If there's a malfunction a week before opening day it won't fray your nerves so much.
The only downside to having one is that its important to shoot them both and keep them both properly maintained. The back-up can't just be stored away and forgotten about until needed.
If you don't have to sell the old one then I would keep it.
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Re: Back up bows
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2017, 08:44:06 AM »
I had a release failure that derailed my string and threw off my rest while target shooting in elk camp this season.  Luckily I had already filled my tag, because I didn't have a backup bow and I was a long ways from an archery shop.  Definitely going to keep a backup moving forward.

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Re: Back up bows
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 08:50:04 AM »
Always have one setup myself as well. If Iím archery hunting I always take one along if I am more then a couple hrs from home.
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Re: Back up bows
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2017, 09:22:58 AM »
I have the exact same bow as my hunting bow except in a 50 pound draw version.  Same rest, sight, peep, quiver the works.  I use the 50 pounder for practice and 3D shoots.  Come hunting season I start shooting the 70 pound hunting bow.  When I am out hunting the guys that I hunt with have the same draw length as me and if a bow goes down someone else is normally already tagged out.  Only once have we needed a back up and I was tagged out already so my buddy took my bow for the rest of the season.
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Re: Back up bows
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 08:00:53 PM »
Yes, I agree! If you can, have a backup bow dialed in! I have had to go to my backup twice...otherwise my hunts would have been over!


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Re: Back up bows
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2017, 10:07:21 PM »
I only have one, but hopefully I can afford a new one next year. Then, I'll have a back up.

 

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