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#6872038 - 08/28/17 07:49 PM What Bow do you use?
outdoorsmen54 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/29/12
Posts: 282
Loc: Wise, Montague
I currently shoot a Game Over by Bear. I feel like it's a decent bow, but I'm curious of a good upgrade. In saying that I don't travel the world bow hunting so I don't feel the need for a high dollar Mathews. What are some suggestions based off of what y'all have shot? Thanks in advance.

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#6872093 - 08/28/17 08:35 PM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
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Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 1052
Loc: Prosper , TX
A 60# Bowtech 360. Its great, with lots of speed for a 60# bow.

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#6872108 - 08/28/17 08:48 PM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
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Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 1795
Loc: Bandera County
I agree on Bowtech

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#6872168 - 08/28/17 09:39 PM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
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I use a Bowtech and have a Hoyt as a back up.
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#6872197 - 08/28/17 10:23 PM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
outdoorsmen54 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/29/12
Posts: 282
Loc: Wise, Montague
Thanks for the input guys.

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#6872210 - 08/28/17 10:40 PM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
bayfisher95 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/26/17
Posts: 2
I still use a Hoyt Alphamax that Ive had for about 7 years. New strings a couple times but its never given me a reason to get a new one.

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#6872250 - 08/28/17 11:43 PM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
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Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 21983
Loc: Texas
I shoot Bear Kodiak Magnums more than anything these days. Best shooting as far as smooth draw and solid backwall bow I have shot lately is a Cabela's Fortitude which is made for them by Bowtech. No it is not a high end Mathews, hoyt or... but is a dang smooth bow and 330fps IBO. If I were to pick up another compound that would be it. The way I shoot them no need for the high $$$$ bows for me but if I were to be wanting one of those it most likely would be an Obsession.
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#6872255 - 08/28/17 11:51 PM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
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Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 723
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
I shoot a Mathews Drenalin. I shot PSE for years and then one day I helped a guy tune a Mathews switchback. I shot it and was sold. I had a new Drenalin a week later. That was in 2007. I've been hunting that bow and loving it. I recently went to the bow shop and shot all the latest and Mathews is still the bow for me. I'll be getting the nocam. In 30 years of bow hunting I've learned I need around 280 fps to get decent kinetic energy to push big mechanical heads through deer and pigs. I like a 7inch brace height which makes my shooting more accurate. I'm not caught up in speed but if the company advertises 320fps it'll be around 285 with my arrows and that will work.

Another big thing to think about is the cams. When your about to draw on deer you must do it slow and smooth. The big aggressive hatchet cams can not be pulled back slow and easy. You'll spook deer when those cams make you move fast as they break over.
You honestly got to just try them to know though. I was liking an Elite bow unlit shot the nocam. The nocam was a bare bow and I was stacking arrows at 20 yards just by shooting instinctive.

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#6872271 - 08/29/17 12:59 AM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
TWarren Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/22/05
Posts: 384
Loc: Lubbock
I'm still shooting my Mathews Switchback XT from 2007 and have no desire to move to anything else, both because of the cost of a comparable new one and how great it has performed for me. It shoots my arrows at 264 fps with a big 125 grain fixed blade, plenty enough energy to take down a cow elk and nice mule deer buck at 50 yards last year.

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#6872341 - 08/29/17 06:45 AM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
waverider Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 47
Mathews No Cam here. After shooting 8-10 different bows at Cinnamon Creek, the No Cam stood out as the smoothest and most comfortable for the way I shoot.

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#6872409 - 08/29/17 07:56 AM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
slick_trickster84 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/02/16
Posts: 54
Bowtech Carbon Knight

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#6872641 - 08/29/17 11:44 AM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
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Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1976
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
Originally Posted By: outdoorsmen54
I don't feel the need for a high dollar Mathews.
IMO, all new bows are high dollar.
I still shoot my (2001) Mathews SQ2. I also bought a used Mathews Switchback XT last year for a back up for $300!!!
So, you can get a high end bow for about the third of cost on a brand new one.
With that said, you should go shoot as many makes as possible and find the one that fits you. That's why I shoot a Mathews. It fit me so much more than the others.

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#6872718 - 08/29/17 12:52 PM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
km_stevens Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/17/06
Posts: 162
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
I went to a 60LB PSE Revenge last year and I'm really enjoying it.

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#6872761 - 08/29/17 01:28 PM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
StephensCnty308 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 250
Loc: Stephens county
Mathews Chill R @ 70 lbs

I started out with a bear attitude from Cabela's years back.
It was a very good beginners bow and I had my fair share of kills.
I went to Cinnamon Creek archery and shot pse , Hoyt and a few others
The one that grabbed my attention by how well I shot it was the Mathews Chill R!
I actually shot it better than a no cam!
Quiet , Fast and deadly

Love it

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#6872773 - 08/29/17 01:38 PM Re: What Bow do you use? [Re: outdoorsmen54]
charner Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/07/09
Posts: 989
Loc: forney
mathews Halon 7, wife shoots halon 6, probably one of the better bows out there right now, wife is hitting 230+ with 50# limbs and 25.5 draw
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