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Tell me why I should buy a Mathews (and which one), or why I should buy something else. My gut says Mathews. Convince me one way or another

Re: Tell me why I should buy a... [Re: jdk1985] #5462969 12/07/14 07:57 PM
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CAN MAKE THE CHOICE ON WHAT FITS YOU!


Originally Posted by reeltexan

You work hard all your life, do your best, raise your family....but in the end, you're just Alpo.

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I am a big Mathews fan, but only because of feel. The feel of a bow means more to me than any other accessory. All of the big manufacturers make good bows. I shoot a 8 year old bow because I haven't found one that I like better. On my next one, I will go and shoot different brands and pick the one that fits me best.

Just depends on what you like. Good luck up


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Thanks. Others?

In many ways... to me... a bow feels like a bow in my hands.

Re: Tell me why I should buy a... [Re: Bullfrog] #5463157 12/07/14 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog

CAN MAKE THE CHOICE ON WHAT FITS YOU!


I like it.

Re: Tell me why I should buy a... [Re: jdk1985] #5463292 12/07/14 10:20 PM
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I haven't liked the ones I've shot the last two years. I bought an Elite but could been as happy, or happier, with a Hoyt. I don't like the jumpy cam on the Mathews line up.


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Re: Tell me why I should buy a... [Re: jdk1985] #5463428 12/07/14 11:27 PM
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What about the "no cam" models?

Re: Tell me why I should buy a... [Re: jdk1985] #5463829 12/08/14 01:57 AM
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I love my Mathews Z-7. Had it since 2011. Ain't missed yet. Mathews makes a really good bow. The reviews led me to the Mathews Z-7. It was rated the best for the year.



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Re: Tell me why I should buy a... [Re: jdk1985] #5463897 12/08/14 02:10 AM
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Because that's what all the cool guys and girls are shooting? roflmao

Re: Tell me why I should buy a... [Re: EastTexasHag] #5463906 12/08/14 02:11 AM
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There's only one bow worth shooting and that's a Bowtech!!!!! Now go buy a new 360 in camo and if you don't like it you can sell it to me next year for 1/2 price. laugh

Re: Tell me why I should buy a... [Re: passthru] #5464404 12/08/14 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted By: passthru
I haven't liked the ones I've shot the last two years. I bought an Elite but could been as happy, or happier, with a Hoyt. I don't like the jumpy cam on the Mathews line up.


Mine aint jumpy. In fact, she's smooth as butter! That's a junky old Drenalin so maybe it's dun wored itself out. Sure does feel good when I pull back tho


Originally Posted by reeltexan

You work hard all your life, do your best, raise your family....but in the end, you're just Alpo.

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Shoot'em all, and see what you like best. My current bow is a Bowtech, previous was a Mathews. I have zero brand loyalty when it comes to bows. When I am ready to replace this one, I will shoot them all once again.



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Because they're the best.


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Re: Tell me why I should buy a... [Re: jdk1985] #5466146 12/09/14 02:48 AM
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I shot a Mathews Z7 for a few years, loved it. Incredible bow. Decided to upgrade to a new bow this season and shot all the new bows and the bowtech RPM 360 was my favorite, so I went with that and I love this bow even more. They are all good bows. Go shoot a few and see what feels best to you. You can't go wrong with a Mathews though if you are set on them.


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You should buy a mathews because it will leave more deer in the woods for me to shoot!!!


J/K...Mathews makes a good bow. They are all good. Mathews, PSE, Hoyt, Bowtech, Elite...the list goes on and on.

I shoot a PSE, always have and probably always will. I like them, they like me. Go shoot a bunch at the proshops around and let the bow pick you.


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Well a shot a ton today. Bought a Mathews No-Cam. Should be here soon. Pics forthcoming when I get it.

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Originally Posted By: jdk1985
Well a shot a ton today. Bought a Mathews No-Cam. Should be here soon. Pics forthcoming when I get it.


How did you feel about the "No-Cam". Im sure it is super smooth but was the speed there?


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It was super - super - smooth. Crazy smooth.

I did not shoot through a chronograph. But it seemed to be fine. I'll run through a chronograph once mine comes in. I was shooting with 85% let off. I'll set mine up with 75% to bump speed up a few fps. Advertised is 330 with 65% let off, so 75% should be around 320 IBO.

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Matthews shoot very smooth and are great target bows. IMO, I want a faster bow and will give up a little of the smoothness. Speed in bow hunting will solve more problems than a smooth shooting slow bow that doesn't penetrate enough...again, my opinion. I rarely shoot over 25 yards (maybe once in 25 years of bow hunting) at deer. Today's mainline bows (like PSE and Diamond) are 30 times better than 10 year old Matthews or any other pro line bow for that matter.

I have shot several of the new bows and here are my top 3

1) Bowtech RPM 360 (360 fps)
2) Bear Agenda 6 (350 fps) (have not shot the 345 fps Arena 30 yet)
3) PSE DNA SP (345 fps) (have not shot the 355 fps Dream Season Decree yet)

Any of these 3 bows would be my choice if I were to spend the money on a Pro Line bow.

The PSE Full Throttle was a little too "jumpy" for me (370 fps)

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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog

CAN MAKE THE CHOICE ON WHAT FITS YOU!

What he said. And thats a fact.



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Looking at a no cam htr... Seems pretty cool!

I have the Reezen7 and enjoy the bow.. It's a laser beam!

But nothing like a new Mathews

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Me personally I don't need a ton of speed. Smooth draw and quiet will work for me.

For you "speed guys" My sister uses a 15yr +old PSE percision series from Trophy Archery. Set at 48# she is deadly and has pass thru's.

To each his own... lol35

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my 2004 Bear hasn't been replaced yet for a reason... just as small as new bow 32" axle to axle, just as fast as the new bows 280fps w/ 460gr arrow 29 1/2" draw 68lbs pull 75%, 280 is max speed for IBO shoots
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Yeah, I really liked the HTR even if it is a bit slower than some of the other new bows. 330 IBO and up to 300 real world FPS is plenty sufficient. I'm still waiting on it to come in.

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