Waterfowlhammer wrote:Just picked up the Mathews DXT! Would never shoot anything, but a Mathews. I even pass on the free Bowtech bows that I can get.
Right..... the only people getting free Bowtechs are the people shooting for bowtech.... and if you are shooting a Mathews.... then you definately ain't shooting for Bowtech! There are a very select few archery shops that pamper the hell out of their shop shooters, but I don't know any shop shooters getting free bows.... and our shop sells all the major labels.
I have shot and owned a little of everything from High Country to Darton, to Oneida to PSE. One of the first questions on this thread (three years ago to boot) was who has owned a Hoyt and a Mathews and which do you prefer... I have... and at the same time! It was about 2006 in fact... I owned a Hoyt Ultratec (which I sold to my best friend and still semi-regret), and a Mathews LX, which is also now gone.
As to which I prefer. Hoyts. And honestly it is for little reason other than their grips. I hate the grips that come on Mathews bows. Our shop sells more Mathews bows than any other brand.... probably 5:1 and if you count Mission probably 10:1. We have been selling a lot of Bowtech Admirals as well... they are a nice bow. I think 2009 is going to be a tide changer (we'll see what the Monster XLR8 is like), but I do not like the Reezen one bit. I think that Admiral is the quietest and probably most shock free bow I've ever shot, but those short limbs on the new center pivot give it a very harsh draw.
So, to answer the ultimate question of the thread..... I shoot a Hoyt Alpha Max 32 as a hunting rig. And a Hoyt Pro Elite as a target bow.
There is a bow for everyone. Frankly they are all pretty dang good these days. It just depends on what you like. I frankly could care less about speed. I want a smooth draw, long valley, solid wall, high let off, quiet and shock free bow. I want it well built, and I want it accurate... more accuracte than I am. And for me Hoyt does it. Another super super smooth bow for '09... Ross Carnivore.
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