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Old 01-31-2008, 12:05 AM   #1
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Default narrowed down to 2 bows

i have been wondering what bow would fit me best. i'm new to archery & bowhunting. the other day i went and shot the mathew's dxt, s2, & switchback xt; & the bowtech tomkat. the first 2 bows the s2, & switchback xt were nice bows. i liked the switchback xt the best out of the 2. then i shot the tomkat & dxt and fell in love with the dxt. so i'm down to the switchback xt & the dxt. both felt great nice draw cycle, felt very little vibration on release. on release before you even knew it the arrow was already in the target. i'm leaning more towards the dxt for the simple reason of a thinner grip. other than that i cant decide. any advice on the switchback xt or dxt will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:51 AM   #2
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They are both great bows. The draw on the XT is slightly smoother than on the DXT and doesn't have the slight bottom kick that the DXT has bare bow.

Other than that, the DXT is quieter, much faster, very solid wall, and lighter. The slight kick is somewhat expected from such a short ata bow but, just by adding a small stabilizer takes it away all together.

If I didn't own either and had to choose between the 2, I would buy the DXT.

But that's your decision to make, you won't be disappointed either way.
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They are both great bows. The draw on the XT is slightly smoother than on the DXT and doesn't have the slight bottom kick that the DXT has bare bow.

Other than that, the DXT is quieter, much faster, very solid wall, and lighter. The slight kick is somewhat expected from such a short ata bow but, just by adding a small stabilizer takes it away all together.

If I didn't own either and had to choose between the 2, I would buy the DXT.

But that's your decision to make, you won't be disappointed either way.
like i said they both feel great & what i liked most about the dxt is that the grip isn't as big as on the switchback xt. but i believe that they are both great bows after shooting each. but i have very little knowledge other than what i have learned from reading reviews on the net. also being a 27 1/2" dl probably gonna start out around 50lbs dw either bow is sufficent for me. i just prefered the thinner grip on the dxt.
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:45 AM   #4
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both are great bows so I would go with whichever one you like best. The dxt was a little short for my taste but it is really light too which was nice.

The dxt is a little faster too because it has a 7" brace height compared to the xt's 7 1/2"


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you can always add an after market grip..........

of those 2 I like the XT better, i am leaning away from the super short bows these days........
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I have a dx and use it for hunting I have found it to be areal darling to hunt with
I like it's short and easy to handle in a stand capibilitys and for a short bow it really smooth to shoot.
I am a Martin man and have been for 24 yrs
I like a longer ata tourney bow and I feel that Martin and know that they are smooth nail drivers
of course tha nail driving depends upon my shooting form.
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Not to change your mind but have you tried the elite archery bows. I shot one last fall and really fell in love with it. Thin grip, really fast, and dead in your hand. I dont know if anyone is selling them now with there legal things going on but they are very nice and i think they are cheaper then the mathews.
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I have a dx and use it for hunting I have found it to be areal darling to hunt with
I like it's short and easy to handle in a stand capibilitys and for a short bow it really smooth to shoot.
I am a Martin man and have been for 24 yrs
I like a longer ata tourney bow and I feel that Martin and know that they are smooth nail drivers
of course tha nail driving depends upon my shooting form.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:26 AM   #9
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Not to change your mind but have you tried the elite archery bows. I shot one last fall and really fell in love with it. Thin grip, really fast, and dead in your hand. I dont know if anyone is selling them now with there legal things going on but they are very nice and i think they are cheaper then the mathews.
yeah but where will he find a dealer, even before the LEGAL issues, there were NO dealers around here.......
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The Switchback is probally the best thing that Mathews has done since it's founding!
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:13 AM   #11
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The Switchback is probally the best thing that Mathews has done since it's founding!
I just sold mine, hope I dont regret it

I will let you know after I get my DLD, if I am made a mistake
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I just sold mine, hope I dont regret it

I will let you know after I get my DLD, if I am made a mistake
You sold it already! You just listed that like 2 days ago didn't you?
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I've always prefered a thin grip and a short ATA myself....the grip on the switchback has long been my main gripe about them. It just ain't comfortable to me.
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Wow I didn't realize how many Ma... Mat.... ,Hell I can't say it, fans there are here.

J/K Guys

I think the XT is a great shooter. But I prefer my hybrids...
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You sold it already! You just listed that like 2 days ago didn't you?
DUDE, when you take care of them and put resonable prices and stick to your guns, you can sell them left and right!!!!

I once sold a XT in less than an hour........
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Default Mattews good bow but!!!!!!!!

Mattews is a good bow but when customers have had problems they have been a pain to deal with. Mattews bow hasn't really changed much over the years they just take the old bow tweak it a bit and put it back on the market. I own 2 and they are alright and i was happy with them but i feel the Bowtech Gaurdian and General are a better bow for the money, some people don't like the way they draw but they have 2 types of mod and are very easy to change the draw length on. I know alot of guys shooting short draw because they were new and the streched out after they shot for awhile and they cant adjust there length.

just some thing to think about. Last year I shot 100 arrows from about 25 bows don't tell the boss, shhhh!
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PSE is nice bow I just think it is really ugly
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well i bought the dxt. just liked it a lot more. when i get pics of it ill post em for ya to see.
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I shot them all last week. I really liked the Dxt but it was too short for my liking. The drenalin was great I thought and I probly would have got one but I got a great trade on my guardian for an xt so I took it. I am sure I will love it.

I have had the mq1, lx, outback, switchback and legacy and now an xt

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well i bought the dxt. just liked it a lot more. when i get pics of it ill post em for ya to see.
I have'nt shot the DXT yet. But for me the SB XT is an amazing bow. Good luck with your DXT and remember we have a law around here MANLAW, we love pics. So post em up and give us all the juicy details on accessorizing.
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Mattews is a good bow but when customers have had problems they have been a pain to deal with. Mattews bow hasn't really changed much over the years they just take the old bow tweak it a bit and put it back on the market. I own 2 and they are alright and i was happy with them but i feel the Bowtech Gaurdian and General are a better bow for the money, some people don't like the way they draw but they have 2 types of mod and are very easy to change the draw length on. I know alot of guys shooting short draw because they were new and the streched out after they shot for awhile and they cant adjust there length.

just some thing to think about. Last year I shot 100 arrows from about 25 bows don't tell the boss, shhhh!
Very unimpressed with the Hoyt Vectrix
PSE is nice bow I just think it is really ugly

first of all its MATHEWS.......

second, dealing with company, was a pain???

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I shot them all last week. I really liked the Dxt but it was too short for my liking. The drenalin was great I thought and I probly would have got one but I got a great trade on my guardian for an xt so I took it. I am sure I will love it.

I have had the mq1, lx, outback, switchback and legacy and now an xt

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Thats what I thought too.
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Heck YES!

Bowtech makes awesome bows and I love them but I have been a mathews guy for many years and had the itch to get another one.

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There are alot of good bows out there. Mathews and bowtech are my favs personally but I like alot of them. I doubt I will be switching away from mathews again but who knows

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I tried both the dxt and the drenalin. i ended up buying a drenalin myself but i really really liked the dxt and would have bought one if my bow had not chosen me as its new owner. the best advice i can give you is you dont choose a bow it kind of chooses you and you really cant go wrong with any of the bows on the market today (or so i was told). My bow picked me and I am thinking that yours will choose you.
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Congrats on the DXT, I picked the DXT over the Switchback XT because I liked the way it fit me!
And as far as Mathews not standing behind their product thats a new one on me ?
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And as far as Mathews not standing behind their product thats a new one on me ?
That pic is just a tease come on post us some up close high def pics.
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That pic is just a tease come on post us some up close high def pics.
I just purchased a new "Canon ESO Rebel XT", I'll try and get a little better picture
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What kind of pictures are you looking for?
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Now thats what I call pictures..............thank you very much. ENJOY shootin.
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i would of bought the xt..i think it's smoother and way more forgiving...dxt is way faster, but speed isn't everything
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