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    Worth rehabing an Old Bow?

    Five years ago I bought a Wings Presentation Compound bow off a neighbor. I did not have a bow and I wanted to try my hand at it.. Well its a few years farther down the road and it needs a new bow string. I have never hunted with it but would like to try. Should I rehab this thing, or look for a more modern bow? Thanks for the advice. (I have been a rifle hunter but would like to try something different).



    Here is the bow.



    It has wheels instead of cams.



    The model.

    I think it dates from the early 80s.

    The laminate on the beams are still good, and I have shot it. It came with a quiver the former owner attached to the riser.



    So what is the verdict.

    Thanks again.

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    I'm not a bow hunter but that bow is very unique. Good luck! Cool bow
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    I think I would antique it myself and get something newer.
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    I second velvet... I have a crossbow that looks about the same age. Its hanging on the wall on display. I'd do the same with this thing. Really cool bow, but if you are just beginning bow hunting I wouldn't make it harder than it already is!
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    You said you think the bow dates in the 80's.......are talking 1880's !!!!!! Oh, just mess'n with you. You could easily upgrade to a 3 or 4 year old bow for around $400.

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    I would have to agree with these guys. It is a cool lookin bow but I would probably go for an upgrade. It would shorten the learning curve alot.

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    I have a story. When I was a little kid my dad offered me ten bucks if I could learn to ride a unicycle. They gave me a unicycle with a little tiny hard rubber wheel that was very stiff to pedal. I was absolutely determined to learn to ride that thing, almost more out of the principle than for the ten bucks. I practiced regularly for well over a year and got up to about 20 feet before would fall off. My folks saw how hard I was trying and one day bought me a quality unicycle made by Schwinn. That very day I went from that 20 feet to being being able to completely ride the bike because I had the right equipment.

    I think if you invest in a modern bow, your shooting will jump forward light years overnight and you will save yourself a lot of frustration. Go to a good archery pro shop shoot a bunch of bows, even used bows if you need to keep the price down, and go with the one that feels the best to you. Archery technology has advanced so incredibly far since that bow was made it is ridiculous.
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    I thought that might be the case. Thanks.

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    To upgrade you really don't have to jump in on a new bow. Technology seemed to jump a little in the 2000-2005 range and since then new designs have been more about lightening and ergonomics. You could even go back to a 90s model bow with fury cams and be fine. Having said that, I'll occasionally break out the Oneida Screaming Eagle if I'm feeling nostalgic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    I have a story. When I was a little kid my dad offered me ten bucks if I could learn to ride a unicycle. They gave me a unicycle with a little tiny hard rubber wheel that was very stiff to pedal. I was absolutely determined to learn to ride that thing, almost more out of the principle than for the ten bucks. I practiced regularly for well over a year and got up to about 20 feet before would fall off. My folks saw how hard I was trying and one day bought me a quality unicycle made by Schwinn. That very day I went from that 20 feet to being being able to completely ride the bike because I had the right equipment.

    I think if you invest in a modern bow, your shooting will jump forward light years overnight and you will save yourself a lot of frustration. Go to a good archery pro shop shoot a bunch of bows, even used bows if you need to keep the price down, and go with the one that feels the best to you. Archery technology has advanced so incredibly far since that bow was made it is ridiculous.

    Ummmm a unicycle? And the purpose of them wanting you to learn to ride one was? Local talent show? Maybe there was a opening at the local fair and the carnie folk where down a unicycler? Hahaha jk Jim
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