Speaking of Bowhunter's Warehouse, I personally knew the guy that started that business--Fred Hues (spelling). His first store was only a mile from my house. He built the present building to be closer to home and that's 25 miles from me, but not the busniess it was when he had it.
One thing though. Contrary to what you said I have always had a peep sight. Yes, shot finger and XX75.Then graduated to X7 for field shooting. I was paying $21.00 for dozen XX75 shafts. My best bow back then was a 1877 Jenning Arrowstar target bow that cost me a whopping $275, so you're pretty close on price.
Yeah, those were the days.
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