Who keeps an extra bow on hand?

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  1. jcz

    jcz Weekend Warrior

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    I do and I also keep a good credit card
     
  2. ruck139

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    I used to have 3 identical bows set up, 70, 60, and 50. Now have only 2, one is a 60, the other is a 50. I only use the 50 when I hunt certain heavy cover stands where my shots are limited to 20yds or so. I use heavy 2018 aluminums out of the 50, that thing is dead quiet, a nice advantage to have when shots are up close and personal!
     
  3. Arkyinks

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    Like Elkguide I have to ask "only one "?. If I am more than an hour from home I carry my backup... or two. When I went to western Kansas last fall I left home with 4 bows with a dozen shafts for each. Of course two were recurve and two with training wheels. They really do not take up to much room and why risk a ruined hunt because something broke.
     
  4. Hillbilly Jedi

    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I'm trying but right now, I can only afford one. Eventually I will but not at the moment.
     
  5. BB4tw

    BB4tw Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I have one bow set up for hunting and 3d and a second for bowfishing.

    As for the possibility of needing a backup hunting bow, Elite has my back with their save your hunt guarantee if I happen to be traveling and if I'm home, my local shop will have me covered.

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    I have 2 bows. I do swap them out once in a while to hunt with. I like them both and wouldn't flinch to hunt with either one. A z-7 and a carbon knight. Yep I have plenty of back up.
     
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    ybohunt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I have my regular bow and now I'm in the process of buying another bow to set up for indoor and possibly 3D.
     
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    Always have at least 3 in the rotation. Couldn't imagine only owing one bow - if one thing goes wrong your out of commission. What if you were in a once in a lifetime hunt? Only makes sense to have a backup of everything.
     
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    I always have a backup.
     
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    I've been bowhunting without a backup bow for 23 years. I've never missed a hunt due to any bow issues. When I at some point buy another bow I will keep my current rig as a back up. I wouldn't get much $ for it anyhow.
     
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    You only have one cause racing costs too much. :lol:
     
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    I guess you could say I have 2, my wife has one and I have one. Hers is left handed, which I've learned to shoot. I guess if something fails on mine I "can" use hers.
    I used to have my own second bow. Found that it wasn't worth leaving it setting around doing nothing. jmo
     
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    With my training wheel bows I shoot with a release as well with my recurve fishing bow. I use the same model but each bow has a release in each case plus my spare release rides in the truck. More than once this saved a hunt. My 30 year old Martin bow still shoots and I practice with it and even hunt with it still. Shooting different bows keeps you sharp.
     
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    1 compound, but I have 8 trad bows.
     
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    After upgrading to the Halon 32, i can't go back to my old bow.


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    Regarding the last sentence, I agree I would not to buy a new bow as a backup, too much depreciation. However, every serious hunter should at the very least keep an inexpensive used bow as a backup. Shops are busy during hunting season, so unless you know how to work on a bow and have spare parts on hand, you risk missing prime time over a broken bow.
     
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    I just grab the crossbow if something is wrong with my vertical bow. :hater:
     
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    i keep two bow on hand but both are high end bows.
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    Ive got 7 ready to go at anytime. I shoot them, none of them really just sit around.
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    Sort of. My dad and I are both lefties and shoot the same setup and rarely if ever hunt the same time, so...

    Definitely have spare strings and cables and a bow press.
     

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