With all the new bows showing up again just wondering how long everyone shoots there bow before buying a new one? I shot a Hoyt Razortec for 5 years before I bought my new Katera last spring and then put all new accessories on it.
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I've had a Jennings Buckmaster for as long as I've been bow hunting (10 years). If you take care of the limbs, I think the bows can last you a long long time. I loosen my limbs before storage every winter, and then tighten them again in the summer and shoot for a while. You can get a lot of use out of a bow. If they are only meant to shoot 1000 times, then I would recommend getting a new one every 5 years, however I don't think that's the case.
ive been shooting the hoyt ZR 200 for 5 or 6 years now i think, maybe more, i cant really remember when i got it. I am considering getting the new Hoyt alphamax in the spring. The main reason im getting a new bow tho is i would like a bow with more draw weight, because my ZR 200 only goes to 60 lbs. I have never had a problem with it tho. I think it really depends on how well you maintain your bow.
It all depends on you whether you want to buy a new one or now I have a Martin that is probably 20 yrs old and still shoots a high country that I gave to my brother in law that is 8 years old and still shoots 270 fps an old reflex that is 10yrs old or so still shoots great and now a mathews that is 3 years old, which I will probably have for many years because they have lifetime warranty on the limbs..
My hoyt raider /intruder...is 10 +yrs old...I don't handle change well ...but have picked up a few of the new bows and what a wieght differance! and it's like going from a long bow to a recurve in size....aahhh but shes been kind to me and I've gotten many a buck with her so not yet.....