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  • If I was to set up a older (~1990s) bow with light to moderate pull (50-65) with modern sights, rest, release, vibration dampene

    If I was to set up a older (~1990s) bow with light to moderate pull (50-65) with modern sights, rest, release, vibration dampeners, etc. What type of accuracy and range would you guys expect? Has anyone done it before and can say for sure?

  • #2
    They might not be as quick/quiet/have has much range, but they WILL shoot accurately. I'm not sure if all of the modern equipment will fit onto the bow, so make sure it will fit before you buy anything. One of my uncles still shoots a Bear compound bow from the 80's and he can hit at 40 yards every time(and thats with all original sights/rest/etc.).

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    • #3
      Thanks a lot, I have three I'm looking at setting up that I've gotten from yard sales over the years, two Bears and a Browning. Going off what you said I think I'll pay more mind to the ol' Fred Bears, they're recurves have always done me right anyway.

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      • #4
        -Since you bought them in a garage sale you may want to wax the string before shooting it very often.
        -Bear definetely made reliable products. The broadheads I shoot are simple fixed blades that were made in the 80s by Bear(My dad aquired quite a few). I've used the same broadhead deer hunting for atleast 5 years now.

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        • #5
          My 1990's PSE still seems to work fine.

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          • #6
            -Assuming it fits you correctly, it should be just as accurate as a newer bow, and should have roughly the same effective range as a new one shot at the same poundage, although the trajectory will be more extreme, due to the lower arrow speed.
            -Where you're really going to see a difference is in shot noise and vibration, and no amount of accessories are going to make it perform as good as a high quality modern bow in those regards.
            -One thing to keep in mind - check over any bow purchased at a garage sale VERY carefully for damaged parts before drawing or firing it, since you don't know anything of its history. I wouldn't use the string that came with it either, especially if it looks like it's the original one.

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            • #7
              I used to have a Golden Eagle bow from the 90's with all newer-age components and never had an issue. Be sure to check the string on it though as I have been told bow strings were not made to the quality and technology as they are now.

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              • #8
                Depending on the brand i would say you would easly be able to make deadly shots from 20 to 30 yards easly. Are you shooting target ar animals.
                But depending on that companys Technology then you could probably get more range without getting to dangerous also depending on how good you shoot.

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                • #9
                  I was given a PSE from the late 80's. I had a new string put on, a new rest, sights, and a stabilizer, and I am very confident hunting with it.

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