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    Default Bow of Choice... Mathews, Hoyt, or Bowtech

    Alright guys & girls please help me out here. Which bow would you buy and why, if you could choose any Mathews, Hoyt, or Bowtech. Primarily 3-D & hunting but should shoot well on a field course. Right now I shoot a Hoyt Supertech and am VERY pleased but have the opportunity to upgrade. Thanks in advance for all of your knowledge, experience, ....and opinions

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    Default It is a factor of personal preference.

    You shoot a supertech now,so you kinda know what a good hoyt does shoot like.
    My opinion of this alone is that the overall braceheight as well s the axle to axle is a little small.
    I would not say compared to a protec,or elite series,to through it in the garbage,but,I prefer these hoyts if I was to shot any of them.
    I know some prefer the feel of spirals next to cam 1/2's,that there is another preference alone n the hoyt catagory,and changes everything,realistically.
    I shot Mathews for years,I loved the singecams feel,and never could amagine shooting a elite until I just happen to find out how much you can adjust one,as well as how much speed I was getting.
    I do however say that this years switchback is undeniably A sweet hunting bow,it sure is vibration free/no need for dampening that one and fast, and .,as well as the Apex being a ultimate tackdriver in 3d/target,it is a little slow,but if ya got a longer draw and put a sts on it,it might be the way it shoots for ya that can raise some numbers?
    I resided to go with a few Bowtech's this year due to there coming out with the binary equalizer system.
    I like the way it feels especially for hunting.
    The draw cycle is different and the wall is nice on both of them.
    I have a 29 1/2"Constitution for 3d/target at 61 1/2lbs,with a 352 grain arrow I am getting 284 fps.
    I intend on keeping ths bow forever seeing it is one of the first twenty made for one and two,this one doesn't lie one bit to you about being accurate.
    I got a Old Glory at 29" and am drawing 70 lbs.and getting 280fps with 400 grains.
    I was shooting it yesterday at 60 yards to finally get sighted in for hunting,and litterly drilling agroup the size of a popcan when I was done.
    I still have to get used to it,I am not use to the stabilization of a hunting rig after shooting that constitution being so rock solid and all.
    But I gather everthing will come together with just some practice.
    So,in thesis,I guess it all depends what you like,it is personal preference for sure.
    I love them all but choose to shoot what make it happen for me.
    I guess,my suggestion is to start shooting them all,and you will find out which one that does want to go home with you.

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    I currently shoot a Mathews LX and love it. I get plenty of speed witha 28" draw at 70#s. Thier new Switchback is a work of art. a freind of mine just purchased one and it is sweet. just as fast as my LX and as quiet as the Outback. With the new zebra string it is a great bow.

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    Default Thanks

    Thanks for all of the usefull info guys

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    Default Did you get a bow?

    I was wondering if you got a bow and have been getting sighted in with it yet?

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    Default Glenny

    Glenny,
    Thanks for inquiring but the reason that I posted this is that I won a certificate for a Mathews “Promo Bow” for up to $679, at the Rinehart shoot in Holeman WI. Assuming the “Promo Bow” would be the one they are currently promoting, I thought I would try the Switchback, however thier “Promo Bow” happens to be the Classic. Mathews will not allow me to use the certificate towards another bow. The Mathews website shows the retail on the Classic @ around $560. so I would not get near the certificate value. I will gladly continue to shoot my Supertech as I feel it is far supperior to the Classic. My assumtion is that the Classic is somewhat older technology but I could be wrong. The cert. is good for a year so we’ll see if they switch it before time is up. Otherwise if that’s the way they want to play I’ll order one up for someone else and give them a break on it. You would think that Mathews would honor the thing for the amount of $$ that is says in the cert instead of playing their “Promo Bow” game. Tells me a something about the company. Why give away a $679.00 cert. and only have it apply to the one bow in the lineup that doesn’t sell? Do they have a bunch of spare parts around for the Classic. I thought a free bow certificate would be a great way to get someone to try a Mathews bow and possibly remain loyal to Mathews. However if the Classic remains the promo, then I will use it to help a friend upgrade and what ever $$ I get out of it will go towards a new Hoyt or Bowtech. Heck maybe one of those companies will honor it. Any comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks again

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    Default bows of choice

    Quote Originally Posted by Sportsman
    Alright guys & girls please help me out here. Which bow would you buy and why, if you could choose any Mathews, Hoyt, or Bowtech. Primarily 3-D & hunting but should shoot well on a field course. Right now I shoot a Hoyt Supertech and am VERY pleased but have the opportunity to upgrade. Thanks in advance for all of your knowledge, experience, ....and opinions
    I switched from a high ctry to a mathews this season and could not be happier.It has performed very well in the field and on the range.I shoot at least 25 arrows a day rain or shine 24-7 and the smoothness of the mathews is second to none.

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