Appreciate your recommendation regarding carbon arrows. May give them a try. Will let you know.
Mine is a XI Impact, Myles Keller model. It has a draw weight of 60-75 lbs. Used to shoot it at 65, then backed it down to the minimum. Have had it for about 17 years or so. Had a period of some 6 years where I was unable to hunt but have now been able to hit the woods pretty often, these last 2 or 3 years.
Tell you the truth, there are indeed some very attractive bows on the market, and they claim substantially better performance then my XI, but I'm the kind of guy who hates to part with something just because something new is available. To wit: I still hunt with my Remington Model 760 30.06. That gun is somewhere around 38 or 39 years old. Still looks reasonably good and still brings home the bacon.
About the only thing that might cause me to seriously consider a new bow is the draw weight of the XI. As I get older, I'm thinking that I might be more comfortable with a lighter draw weight. It is also a bit heavy as opposed to the newer bows.
What's you honest opinion of the Bowtech and what draw weight do you usually shoot? I'm going to assume that you shoot carbon arrows, since only us old dinosaurs still use aluminum.
Yup, that's the exact one I still have. I sold my Silverhawk quite a few years ago. In hindsight I prob. should have kept it.
I couldn't agree more about these bows though, even though like you said there are some 'nicer' bows on the market. I'll keep this one till the day that I die....I may even let my nephew shoot it and give it to him if he seems interested in taking it up. Love to pass it on to blood...
Ya, I shoot carbon. When I first started hunting way back when (20+ years ago) I really don't think carbon was on the scene. I have been shooting carbon though for some time now, and love it. Compared to aluminum, you can't beat it. Strength, arrow speed, etc...It's touch to switch but I'd recommend it or at least give it a try.
I'm shooting #70 with my bowtech right now. I really don't think speed is all what it's hyped up to be though....Arrow placement and taking good shots towers over that. I have a buddy that hurt his shoulder last year and had to lower his weight. I think he was shooting at or under #50. He had no problem harvesting a nice buck with that weight. Course, your shot selections as far as how far you shoot gets slim when you don't shoot that much weight, but sometime when it comes to bowhunting it doesn't matter, right?! [:D]