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View Poll Results: Which will be the best Target bow?
Mathews Apex 9 32.14%
Hoyt Vantage Elite 19 67.86%
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
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Hey all,

Just seeing what your opinions are in regards to these two bows. I currently own a Mathews Apex 7 for my target bow, but I feel that if I could get a bow in the 41-43" A2A range, I could improve a little more.

I have it narrowed down to these two...which is your favorite and why?

Thanks for your input! I will be getting the bow brand new, so I believe they are both around $1,300 each. So price isn't the issue.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:10 PM   #2
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Tough choice there. I think before I picked and laid down 1300, I'd be taking both for a long test ride.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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Joe, just curious but have you looked at the Mathews Conquest 4 at all? If you have what made you choose the Apex over the C4?...
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none............................ you need more options
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:37 PM   #5
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Tough choice there. I think before I picked and laid down 1300, I'd be taking both for a long test ride.

I agree with red, Both of them bows are great choices and will out shoot most archers standing behind them. If you already own the Apex 7, I would have a hard time dropping 1300 for another bow. Good luck.
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In my hands the Vantage elite is a far superior tool in way of balance, feel, the way it holds, speed, having 2 cams so it can actually be customized for hold/performance......I'd still shoot one before spending what they cost, they might not be "for you".

That aside, if you go for an apex I sure wouldn't put the cash down for a new one when there are piles of great used ones around cheap.
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You'd be better off spending that $1300 on coaching... that is the only way to buy a better score.
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You'd be better off spending that $1300 on coaching... that is the only way to buy a better score.
For sure Javi! I sure wish we had a top notch coach in the KC area. A Dean Pridgen, Tim Strickland, or Terry Ragsdale level coach.

Too many guys try to do the long-distance coaching thing and it is not usually worth the time and money to have someone two states away that you see twice a year for a couple days.

I had always thought that way, but was afraid to say it for fear of attack. After hearing Dave Cousins say that long distance coaching situations are not prductive last summer in a seminar in Yankton I'm not afraid to agree!

Us "Joes" just have to rely on each other to stay on track here in KC.
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Joe, just curious but have you looked at the Mathews Conquest 4 at all? If you have what made you choose the Apex over the C4?...
Hey Bull, hope all is well with you.

In regards to choosing the Apex over the C4...there are 3 things. 2 being more important to me than the 3rd.

1) Apex is 1.5" longer A2A than the C4...I already own a A7, so do get a bow that is only 3" bigger...seems silly...the bigger the better is what I've gathered after shooting target for a year now...

2) Weight - Although I think it is my crutch right now, I like the heavier bows. The apex 7 feels so comfortable to me, I can't imagine changing the weight. The Apex is only .1 pound more, so it would be almost identical. I could get the C4 and just add more weight, but why when the Apex is already designed that way.

3) Rollerguard - I have a Hoyt Vectrix also, besides my A7, and the slide on the Hoyt rips my string apart...so I have to replace the string each season...no matter whether I wax it a ton or not. Maybe it is because I use big fat Fuse strings too...but that is another issue. But, I have owned the Apex 7 for...I don't even know...maybe 10 months now...and I have shot 1,000's of shots with it...10X more than the Hoyt..and the original Barracuda string that came with it still looks brand new because of the roller...there is no friction. So, the C4 has the slide, and I'm afraid my strings will get torn up like the Hoyt if I go to a C4.

Those are my three reasons for choosing the Apex over the C4...if I'm off base on a few of these, I'm open to constructive feedback.

Thanks for all your input so far everyone...I really appreciate it.
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