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artsmag10

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Registered: 09/22/08
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This thing is heavy, loud and deadly.
Unfortunately, something when wrong and all of the bolts end up bent.

Can anyone recommend a bow shop that might work on this antique?
Have switched to a Horton Hunter which is great, but want this one as a backup.

When the Bear was working, it was just awesome -- have a laser pointer mounted on it which helps on the overcast days.

Artie Art

ripntear357

Registered: 02/10/09
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Well i have one of those devastators, they were short lived on the archery market, they take special long bolts 23 inches as i remember, and a special nock, (i never had any bolt survive more then 2 shots without it looking like a corkscrew and the nock being busted or gone) as far as heavy loud and deadly oh yes! i put a bolt thru the side of a fleet side ford box it hit a pallet inside the bed riccochetted down thru the bottom of the bed and went thru the camper top the box was sitting on and stuck in the ground under it! that was at about 35 yrds, i still have the specs around for the bolts and will post em if i can find them , i gave up shooting it yrs ago cost too much, and pulling it back was sheer murder on my fingers

artsmag10

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They are frequently for sale on eBay; will put a call into Bear next week to see what they recommend for bolts.
I wonder if I can modify the nocks.

Thanks for your experiences.
craig76

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Registered: 07/13/08
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That x bow takes nocks like the old pse . Your arrow does not sit on the rail like the new x bows. I know somebody that would look at it for you but it probaly to far for you to drive.

DaveHawk

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I also have an old dear , and I got a pile of bent arrows, the sear weight of the arrow will cause them to bend when shooting them into a target. I hung mine up and bought a Ten Point after killing a couple hundred deer with it.
jackson

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Might call Jefferson Archery? Believe they are a sponser here.

SmokenXForce

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Registered: 09/19/07
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Ours is in fine shape. Just one problem. Nobody makes the correct nock for this thing. If somebody has a source for the correct nocks I would love to take this old beast out this year for fun. This thing hits like a ton of bricks.






craig76

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Originally Posted by SmokenXForce
Ours is in fine shape. Just one problem. Nobody makes the correct nock for this thing. If somebody has a source for the correct nocks I would love to take this old beast out this year for fun. This thing hits like a ton of bricks.






Here is a pic of the nocks we have THe one shown is in a  bolt we have loose


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