Do You Really Need A New Bow?
Montana Hunting & Fishing News|December 2019
Do You Really Need A New Bow?
I don’t think I am alone when I say that buying a bow is an exciting time.
Josh Kirchner

You’ve saved up your money and are ready for a new look and feel. Buying a new bow is kind of like buying a pair of boots in a way. There are so many options out there and the only way to find out what is the right fit for you is to try them all out. Draw cycles are going to vary as well as a multitude of other things. That is one of my favorite parts of the whole process. I’ll line the wall with bows and just start going down the line one by one. On top of the overall feel of the bow, another thing to consider when in the market is new versus used? A ton of emphasis gets put on new bows every year and for good reason I suppose. It is the latest and greatest technology and folks want that—myself included most of the time. However, I feel as if the used bows get shunned in a way—even if it’s only a year old. As if by being a year-old bow, it becomes obsolete, which puts us at a crossroads. Where are you going to drop that hard-earned money you finally saved up? Do you really need a new bow? Or will a used one—or even your current bow—be just fine?


One of the best comparisons I can think of for buying a new bow is buying a new car. When you buy a new car, the slate is clean. There isn’t any crazy history behind the vehicle. No serious accidents in its past that you might not be aware of. No neglect to maintenance. If anyone is going to neglect it at this point, it will be you as the sole owner. Well, that’s kind of what buying a new bow is like. Straight from the factory and no unfortunate events from previous owners. Everything on the bow is brand new as well. The strings, cables, limbs and riser are all in pristine condition. There are no dry fires unbeknownst to you. Again, a clean slate. Then, there is also the benefit of the newest technology on the market at your fingertips. With that new technology comes a warranty, too. Yes, buying new has its benefits. It also has disadvantages, too.

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December 2019