If you are into target shooting or hunting but the lack of money is your main hindrance in pursuing the sport, why not consider buying used bows? Used bows are typically 50% to 80% cheaper and you can find a lot of them over the internet. One of the most popular searches is Golden Eagle Archery, aside from being inexpensive, the bows remain as one of the all-time favorites among hunters and target shooters alike.
Unfortunately, the company has gone through some changes in ownership over the past years and they already stopped the production. Because of this, the replacement parts for some models are hard to find if not impossible. Parts for some models have been already discontinued for the longest years. While some stores advertise a range of draw length adjustability for a bow, you still have to be careful or else you will end up with a bow that won’t be usable for you.
When buying used Golden Eagle Archery Bows, do not forget to find out about the real draw length. Most of the sellers online just list the draw length that is marked on the limb sticker. There are a lot of instances when the draw length has been changed over the life of the bow. Aside from that, the specifications on the bows over the years may not conform to the advertised range that the seller may be quoting at the moment. Always ask the seller what the marking is on the bow’s Cams and Modules. Most of the usual markings that can be found on modules are X*, H*, L*, NH*, S*H, S*L, (1,2,3 and so on) and (A, B, C and so on). The “*” simply represents a single digit number or letter designating the draw length.
Another thing you need to keep an eye on when purchasing used Golden Eagle Archery Bows is the strings and cables. Do not hesitate to ask the seller if there is a string and cable length marked on the limb sticker of the bow but if not, the specifications of the string can be obtained using the model name and the markings on the cams. Make sure that you can get hold of the complete model name.