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Simple Life
04-14-2011, 12:45 PM
So what did everybody get into archery with?

Mine was a 1991 Pse Magna Flite.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-14-2011, 12:46 PM
First bow was a Martin Saber 1994 still got it but needs work.


Hutch:cool:

NuttyNative
04-14-2011, 12:51 PM
Oneida Screaming Eagle back in 80

Lung Buster
04-14-2011, 12:56 PM
My first bow was a 1993 browning fox 2 now my daughter shoots it and it was her first bow pretty awesome if you ask me!

gravedigger
04-14-2011, 01:02 PM
my first and only bow is my 2010 bengal i bought last year.

rpalt1
04-14-2011, 01:10 PM
mine was a bear whitetail hunter

Lung Buster
04-14-2011, 01:21 PM
Bear whitetail hunter was my second bow I thought that thing was great now it is old as the hills!

Ehunter
04-14-2011, 01:26 PM
No idea what year it was for sure, maybe 84/85, but it was a Browning Cobra. All wood and fiberglass laminated compound. Never killed anything with it, but it got me interested enough to stay with archery.

Simple Life
04-14-2011, 01:28 PM
Just gave my old PSE to someone this winter,who was just starting out,kinda of miss it.Here is a pic

Lung Buster
04-14-2011, 01:32 PM
Hey SL is that a nail popped up on the hardwood floor! Lol! Seriously though did you get your code red rest on yet and what do you think of it?

Simple Life
04-14-2011, 01:44 PM
Hey SL is that a nail popped up on the hardwood floor! Lol! Seriously though did you get your code red rest on yet and what do you think of it?

Funny,-got the call tonight and going up tomorrow night to get it all set up,be shooting Saturday and give you my opinion,hopefully it is a good one.

Lung Buster
04-14-2011, 01:51 PM
Well good luck I hope you like it cause I think it is really a nice looking rest

gibson 787
04-14-2011, 01:52 PM
So what did everybody get into archery with?

Mine was a 1991 Pse Magna Flite.

First bow was a 30# recurve that I made with my older brother way back in 1964, when I was 14. First martin was a Martin Hunter and the first compound was a Martin Lynx in the early 1980s.

Had a few since then let me tell ya, not all Martins, but mostly.

polaris754
04-14-2011, 02:54 PM
champion firehawk was a good bow til the limb cracked still have it company's out of business i would fix it if i could get some limbs fer sure :D

DeepRiverBowman
04-14-2011, 02:55 PM
1979 - Pearson 300. It had brackets to hold the e-wheels.

My first Martin was the Dynabow. Wish I still had that one - first ever single cam bow.

mike

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-14-2011, 03:21 PM
Technically this was SL'S first bow
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/public/XGAqbF50kJ06z-ialk1V3yl0OHptiBVdFRpyVSTbgCr8qE2pl3J9U96FRtCO4xFn qMRuZOL1FQXy7LU2xmzVUA711HluPdz5NSQGWyCkGiIStXMpd4 BBMP82PVKFgVCOqJBbVBWo-yFQ2pe2u16SVw9qDkHtJ-rh6bLBzbIfzQIi8noEGj9rQw

Hutch:cool:

Simple Life
04-14-2011, 03:39 PM
Technically this was SL'S first bow
http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/public/XGAqbF50kJ06z-ialk1V3yl0OHptiBVdFRpyVSTbgCr8qE2pl3J9U96FRtCO4xFn qMRuZOL1FQXy7LU2xmzVUA711HluPdz5NSQGWyCkGiIStXMpd4 BBMP82PVKFgVCOqJBbVBWo-yFQ2pe2u16SVw9qDkHtJ-rh6bLBzbIfzQIi8noEGj9rQw

Hutch:cool:

Remember when you where beside it and I.....................Lets say you weren't a happy baby:p

Scott
04-14-2011, 03:47 PM
97 or 98

Pull Shoot Explode

Payed way to much for it, 140 for a bare bow, put on sights, biscut, peep new string, had $240 in it. Got lucky and sold it for 220. Bought a bowcrap for 235 deliverd, sold it FAST, made 50 bucks on it. So the PSE was a wash and leaning experience. Bought a nice new left over Rytera Bullet X, and never looked back.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-14-2011, 04:01 PM
Remember when you where beside it and I.....................Lets say you weren't a happy baby:p
You were always a meany, AND STILL ARE!!!!!!:p

HUTCH:cool:

Arrow Splitter
04-14-2011, 05:04 PM
My first bow was a little red recurve, and my first compound was a Bear Warrior II.

A.S

EDIT: it was a long bow, not a recurve.

archerx7
04-14-2011, 05:21 PM
1st bow was a Jennings Super TII from around the late 70's or early 80's, bought it from my neighbor for 150.00 with 2 dozen Easton Gamegetter 2117's, about a dozen misc. broadheads and a 4x4 chunk of styrofoam.

1st New bow I bought was a Martin Gonzo Safari about mid 90's. It had Z cams with the micro tune steel cables. Very good shooting bow in its time. Got this bow from Quality Farm & Fleet as there weren't any type of archery shops around here at the time and buying online wasn't even heard of then.

HawgEnvy
04-14-2011, 05:50 PM
pse F4 maxis. That thing was loud! Traded my guitar for the bow and a .22. Then I sold it and bought a Bear One(mushy single cam) for $80 @ K-mart to use for my first bowhunt. Killed my first 14 deer w it that season! Needless to say,with such a good first year bowhunting,i became an addict. Shot my first archery rabbit with it the following spring @ 45yds and made a dual rabbits foot keychain for my camaro. Still have it,too. The keychain,not the car.

SonnyThomas
04-14-2011, 06:13 PM
Lord! It's been a couple years back - about 1962. It was a Fred Bear recurve, 60" and 40 pounds. Packed it many a mile as a kid. My first new compound was a 1999 Golden Eagle Evolution. Won my first 3D with it and went Hoyt up to last year.

Rottzilla
04-14-2011, 06:41 PM
pse F4 maxis. That thing was loud! Traded my guitar for the bow and a .22. Then I sold it and bought a Bear One(mushy single cam) for $80 @ K-mart to use for my first bowhunt. Killed my first 14 deer w it that season! Needless to say,with such a good first year bowhunting,i became an addict. Shot my first archery rabbit with it the following spring @ 45yds and made a dual rabbits foot keychain for my camaro. Still have it,too. The keychain,not the car.

Thats funny I had the F1 Maxis LE and your right it was loud I'm surprised there weren't more string jumps. lol

But my first bow was an Eagle Recurve I think it was Eagle there was an flying eagle etched into the wood. It was nice but got me into trouble a lot. lol

Will

Arrow Splitter
04-15-2011, 04:33 AM
But my first bow was an Eagle Recurve I think it was Eagle there was an flying eagle etched into the wood. It was nice but got me into trouble a lot. lol

Will
Hmmmmm.....I wonder how you could possibly get into trouble with a recurve??:confused::p:p:D

RLW
04-15-2011, 04:51 AM
No idea what year it was for sure, maybe 84/85, but it was a Browning Cobra........
I had one of those in the early 80's. Can't remember if it was the 50lb or 60lb model. I liked the light weight and look of a recurve, and it shot decent.

My first bow, almost a decade before that one, was a Ben Person 40lb fiberglass recurve. It was ok at the time, but can't say I miss it

Money Man
04-15-2011, 04:51 AM
My first bow is my 2002 Cougar Magnum. As kids we used to cut small saplings and bend them and tie string to them. My father used to put flags at the cemetery, and we would take the flag sticks that didn't have flags on them and cut a groove in the back end to make a nock and try to see how far we could shoot the arrows.

minnie
04-15-2011, 05:08 AM
a brand new browning micro midas first up. 3d barebow and fingers. now this was ok till i saw kids shooting them at 3d comps. time for an adult bow.
the next year a hoyt rintec xl, followed by a martin mystic, still 3d barebow and fingers.

elkslayer4x5
04-15-2011, 06:16 AM
A 1966 Indian 'Mohawk' 45#s @ 28 recurve

whman
04-15-2011, 07:23 AM
My first real bow was a Bear Alaskan with a bulky, but (in my opinion back then) absolutely beautiful laminated wood riser. Man, that bow took a tremendous amount of rookie mistakes but kept on sending arrows down range. Was accurate, too....but it had a "creeaak" that I was never able to get out of it. Because of that, it wasn't too good for the woods.

Rottzilla
04-15-2011, 07:25 AM
Hmmmmm.....I wonder how you could possibly get into trouble with a recurve??:confused::p:p:D


I would set up a target next to the neighbors garage and I had many passthrus the problem was the garage was the old tin wall type, cheap to build and was light and airy. Well the arrows would go straight through the tin walls and just so happens that is where the storm windows were kept. Well arrows + glass = alot of my allowance going to pay for the mess. LOL not to mention all the little critters I would bring home and ask my mom to cook, Mom's don't seem to like that especially when they already have plans for dinner. HAHA

Will

Arrow Splitter
04-15-2011, 09:32 AM
I would set up a target next to the neighbors garage and I had many passthrus the problem was the garage was the old tin wall type, cheap to build and was light and airy. Well the arrows would go straight through the tin walls and just so happens that is where the storm windows were kept. Well arrows + glass = alot of my allowance going to pay for the mess. LOL not to mention all the little critters I would bring home and ask my mom to cook, Mom's don't seem to like that especially when they already have plans for dinner. HAHA

Will
I'm sure the target was moved after that.:D I never hit anything like that with my longbow, because Dad made sure that I was shooting in a safe direction. There were a few fiberglass arrows that found their way past the target and into the woods though.

A.S

Rottzilla
04-15-2011, 06:25 PM
I won't even mention the other neighbors Above ground pool. Just gotta say it, it's hard to keep water in it if it is more like a collender than a bowl. LOL:confused::rolleyes::eek:

Speedykills
04-15-2011, 06:37 PM
PSE nova.................

usafplumber
04-15-2011, 07:10 PM
my first one was my dads old martin cougar mag i got it when he upgraded to a pse polaris express. i was only like 8 or 9 not sure how safe it was but we put longer bolts with spacers in the limbs and a had shorter string made so it was down to 25 lbs so i could shoot

cyclepath
04-15-2011, 07:50 PM
Killed my first 14 deer w it that season!

Nobody else caught this? :confused: I don't even know what to say to that.

archerx7
04-16-2011, 03:54 AM
Nobody else caught this? :confused: I don't even know what to say to that.

Saw that also, gotta remember that some states have very liberal bag limits on deer. Some are as much as a deer a day during archery season.

Simple Life
04-16-2011, 03:55 AM
Saw that also, gotta remember that some states have very liberal bag limits on deer. Some are as much as a deer a day during archery season.

Wow,I love to be in there,I am lucky to bag one a year:rolleyes:

Buggles
04-17-2011, 12:29 AM
Getting back on topic. :)

Martin Onza 3.

cyclepath
04-17-2011, 07:22 PM
Getting back on topic. :)


Sorry, brain freeze! Oh yeh, blackhawk avenger recurve, 42#, 52". Just gave it to a youngster wanting to learn traditional shooting.