Thread: lookin for a bow
09-23-2008, 03:03 PM #1
lookin for a bow
im not exactly new to archery. ive shot recurves for years but only for target and bow fishing but ive been lookin for a compound bow for the past year. ive shot the switchback xt. in a 29 in draw at 70# and felt comfortable and then i shot the general and guardian and it hurt me bad for a few days. then i started lookin at stuff on youtube about the new pse x force. i am really interested in one of those but the price is a lil high for me. if any one would be willing to trade for one i would be willing to negotiate. thank you
09-23-2008, 03:43 PM #2
09-23-2008, 03:51 PM #3
SwitchbackXT is the perfect size bow for hunting and 3d. Really good bow. I wonder if I made a mistake not getting it instead of my DXT
DBElite bows, Vortex Binos, Trophy Taker sights, Carter releases, Goldtip Arrows. CBE sights, Vapor Trail Strings, B Stinger stabilizers
09-23-2008, 05:05 PM #4
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09-23-2008, 05:18 PM #6
I heard a while back, some guys in Georgia captured Bigfoot...
Seriously though, I have shot or owned just about every Mathews bow made since the Conquest Pro, and litteraly every shooter in my area has owned or currently owns 1 or more, and I don't know of any of them who have had limb failures.
And my bows don't just hang around on a hook, I put them to good use, shooting practicaly every day.
Can it happen?...sure. As a general rule. Believe only half of what you see, and none of what you hear.
I can't imagine it taking 6 months to get limbs replaced from any manufacturer.
09-23-2008, 05:22 PM #7
If you are looking for smooth I honestly don't think you will beat the Switchback XT.
09-23-2008, 05:23 PM #8
09-23-2008, 05:48 PM #9
09-23-2008, 06:53 PM #10
09-23-2008, 07:20 PM #11
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09-23-2008, 07:32 PM #12
I was in the market at the time for a target bow, and Mathews promised they could get any bow to me within 10 business days. I ordered up an Apex 7...it was to me in about 6 days...not business days...days! And an A7 is a complete custom order...on their hunting bows they will go faster still! The only way it would take 6 months is if your dealer took your order...and never called mathews for 6 months.
Go with the Mathews...they are SO smooth, and the limb thing doesn't apply to Switchbacks...just their new Slim Limbs...and even those...I have yet to see a limb break. If you get the Mathews, you won't be sorry. It is even in their Business Model...get every bow to/back to a customer within 2 weeks.____________________________________________
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2009 PSE X-Force GX
2008 Mathews Apex 7
2007 Hoyt Vectrix
09-23-2008, 07:50 PM #13
Guardians and Generals are WAY smoother than an X-Force, but not nearly as fast IBO...
If you are interested in a speed bow you have to keep in mind that the speed comes from the effort you put into drawing the bow, all things being equal. You don't get 350 fps IBO speed by drawing a bow with a silky smooth draw cycle. It's a matter of physics. If you want a fast bow, you have to put more energy into the draw.
There are 60# peak draw weight bows out there that can blow away a 70# peak draw weight bow in IBO speed. The issue is that you most likely need to pull that 60# bow for a longer duration than the 'slower' 70# bow, or have other 'rough' draw cycle issues to accept.
That's why it's important for somebody looking to buy a bow to try as many as they can to get a good feel for what is comfortable for them. If you want to hunt, a 250 fps compound bow will do as good of a job as a 300 fps bow if you hit the vitals.
RonProud member of the F.B.S.A.
Official turkey baster and member of the FBSA R-100 eating team....
09-23-2008, 07:53 PM #14
Mathews limbsElite bows, Vortex Binos, Trophy Taker sights, Carter releases, Goldtip Arrows. CBE sights, Vapor Trail Strings, B Stinger stabilizers
09-23-2008, 07:53 PM #15
the reason HE WAS SORE is from shooting the WRONG DRAW length......
how many times have the bowtech guys said that the BOW HAS TO BE THE RIGHT DRAW LENGTH???I cut things up and split them down!
09-23-2008, 09:09 PM #16
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09-23-2008, 09:21 PM #18
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09-23-2008, 10:00 PM #19
Honestly, I don't mean this to be rude or percieved as flaming at all.
First I am really glad you found this site.
Many of your posts or return questions contain "I heard". Now if any of this stuff you heard were factual information this wouldn't be an issue. But I am starting to wonder if, in your pursuit to find a bow that is best suited or you, if you are not being misled with bogus information by someone who's best interest may be better served to sell you a bow "they" want to dump.
Here is a link to the actual specs as presented by Mathews Inc, they are factual, legal representations of their products. You can count on this info, as I am sure their lawyers would not allow them to post any of it if it were not true.
These are side by side comparisons of the SB XT, the S2, and the Switchback LD.
In the end, tough, you will be better off trying as many bows as you can get your hands on, and shoot them. And if you feel like a shop owner is trying to steer you towards one he may just want to remove from his inventory, then I would get a couple more opinions.
Most bows out there are far too much of an investment(at least for me), to leave "shoulda, woulda, coulda" to chance.
Best of luck on your searching.
09-23-2008, 11:48 PM #20
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