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    • Patrick
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      A few days ago, I was shooting my longbow at the local Field & Stream club. This guy walks up, pointing at my longbow, he says to his 4 or 5 year old grandson, “Wow, now THAT’S a VERY old bow.”

      I just laughed, and told him that it was probably newer than the little compound his grandson was shooting. I just thought it was amusing. Carry on. 😆

    • David Petersen
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      “Old fashioned.” That’s us. At least he didn’t say “Now that’s a very old archer.” 🙂

    • turtlebunting
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      where i live everyone says i got a old bow too. but they dont realize my bow is newer then theirs. i think its very funny the look on their face when i tell them how new it is and what i paid for it!!!

    • Mark Turton
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      Never had the opportunity but would like to say that mine is a family heirloom passed down through countless generations, father to son, slain countless on the beaches of Hastings and the fields of France, hunted in forests, fields and wastelands of three continents and if he is very lucky one day I might just let him hold it, one day.

      Mostly lies of course, Mark.

    • Patrick
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      Pothunter wrote: …Mostly lies of course, Mark.

      :lol:8)

    • hawg
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      while on a trek last year with my “brand new” .62 flintlock fowler, another backpacker said “wow, how old is that gun?”

      I said about 2 weeks.:P

    • tom-wisconsin
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      Mind is old but looks new.:D I am new to trad but look…:D

    • tom-wisconsin
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      Mark

      Where you at Hastings too? Thankyou for your service.8)

    • Mark Turton
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      In an earlier life Tom, or sometime in the future, must check with Steven Hawkin.:?

      Mark.

    • Mark Turton
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      Tom, King Harold’s last words to his son, ‘watch what you are doing with that thing you’ll have somebodies eye out’

      Mark.

    • LimbLover
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      I always get “So you made that bow and string and everything yourself right?”

      Its amazing how little some know about our world.

    • William Warren
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      Heres what I get at my club: “Well here he comes with a REAL bow!” Sarcastic bunch of wheel bowmen. And yeah it is a real bow with real wood arrows.

    • Patrick
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      Usually, I get one of two responses:
      “I used to shoot one of those a long time ago. I’ve been thinking about getting one again.”
      or
      “I’ve been considering getting one of those”

    • Cottonwood
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      I was told that I’m shooting an old bow to by another bowman at the range with his new modern bow. I told him, “Yep and these old telephone poll arrows still deliver quite an effective message to.”

    • MontanaFord
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      haha…i’ve had guys ask me if i’ve actually killed anything with mine…i tell’em…sure…i kill trees and rocks all the time…only a couple deer have managed to get in the way of my arrows…lol

      Michael

    • Patrick
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      Yesterday, while shooting, this dude tells me he had shot a recurve instinctively for 40 years and this year he switched to a compound. I explained why I switched, was happy I did, and will NEVER switch back. He proceeds with one of my pet peeves. He says, where he hunts in Ohio, longer shots are the norm. One just isn’t able to get as close to game there as “we” do up here, so he needed something that would allow him to shoot further. I just shook my head and ended the conversation so I didn’t say something I shouldn’t…plus I wanted to shoot some more.

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