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ron w
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My first bow was a Browning Nomad back in 1967. I paid 37 dollars for it at a sport shop with money I made washing dishes at the local diner. Well yesterday I bought a lightly used Browning Explorer II 62", @ 45#. I believe it's a 1973. Should be fun to mess with when it gets here.

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In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's there are few...So the most difficult thing is always to keep your beginner's mind...This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner. Shunryu Suzuki

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doubleo
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My first was a Browning Safari II. I think I paid 30 bucks for it with money I made working at a local gas station. I think you'll like yours Ron!

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I have a couple of browning bows. They are some of my favorites.
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Horney Toad
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I've hunted with an Explorer II for years. Smooth and good shooting. I even have one in 62# that I haven't shot.
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Stumpkiller
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How's the Browning Explorer working out, Ron?

I love mine. (51# and 62", but pre I & II designation).

My favorite bow to shoot - though I have been campaigning my Red Wing Hunters for whitetail recently.

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Charlie P. }}===]> A.B.C.C.

Bear Kodiak & K. Hunter, D. Palmer Hunter, Ben Pearson Hunter, Wing Presentation II & 4 Red Wing Hunters (LH & 3 RH), Browning Explorer, Cobra II & Wasp, Martin/Howatt Dream Catcher, Root Warrior, Shakespeare Necedah.

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Brock
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Love my Brownings too...started with a Cobra II that was as new as day left factory...but over the years came to appreciate the Explorer and Safari series more. Sold all of them except my various Explorers, a Wasp and a nice Safari.

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Ron Herman
Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
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USAF Retired (1984-2004)

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ron w
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Been shooting it some......I had to build the side plate out some, but it is quick and shoots well. For a bow from the 70's it's really a good performer......easy on the eyes as well.

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In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's there are few...So the most difficult thing is always to keep your beginner's mind...This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner. Shunryu Suzuki

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Stumpkiller
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I love the wood in my Brownings and Wings from the 60's and 70's.

Some of that one-piece wood can't be duplicated for love nor money.

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Charlie P. }}===]> A.B.C.C.

Bear Kodiak & K. Hunter, D. Palmer Hunter, Ben Pearson Hunter, Wing Presentation II & 4 Red Wing Hunters (LH & 3 RH), Browning Explorer, Cobra II & Wasp, Martin/Howatt Dream Catcher, Root Warrior, Shakespeare Necedah.

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