Hoyt or Matthews?

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  1. cali_goose2

    cali_goose2 Refuge Member

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    i shoot a matthews Legacy and have had nothing but good things come out of it, well unless i drop my bow arm once or twice on a nice buck. but both really good bows, you also might wanna try out the new Darton bows. just a bit heavy but really fast and quiet.
     
  2. GreenHead Crazy

    GreenHead Crazy Senior Refuge Member

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    I have nothing bad to say about either bow. I shot a Mathews Legacy for the last five years and loved it. Never had a problem with it and shot several animals with it.. Great bow. A buddy shoots a "Switch Back" and loves it.

    I recently bought a "Hoyt Vectrix XL" I love the bow. Very smooth and fast. It is shooting 297 with a 340, 28.5-inch Axis Arrow, with a 30-inch draw. My Mathews was shooting 285 with the same set up. I love the Hoyt but the Legacy was easier to tune..

    Based on having both, I think I like the Hoyt just a little bit better.. 6 one way, Half a dozen the other..

    Just my two cents,, good luck!! :tu
     
  3. KY Honker

    KY Honker Senior Refuge Member

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    like em both but Hoyt is lil faster, but Mathews is lil smoother and softer shooting and draw cycle is lil better in my opinion.
     
  4. knees

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    I tried both before settling on the Mathews last year. They both shot great, but I felt like the Mathews was a little more forgiving for me and just a little smoother. Shoot several bows before deciding, but you won't go wrong with either.
     
  5. olbarney

    olbarney Senior Refuge Member

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    GET A BOWTECH TRIBUTE ! NICER THEN ANY HOYT AND FASTER THEN MOST MATTHEWS !:dv
     
  6. The Hilljack

    The Hilljack Elite Refuge Member

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    Bowtech Guardian.

    I don't have one. I shoot a Bowtech Allegiance that my wife bought me for a wedding present. Go shoot a Guardian. It's weird looking. But this bow is fast...absolutely SILENT and 0.000 recoil (hand shock). It has a long brace height, Binary cam system which is a really nice feature. All dual cam bows have a master cam and a slave cam. The Binary cams are tied to each other. Any string stretch is split equally keeping the bow in tune. (String stretch ins't much of a problem) The Guardian has won just about every bow-bow shootout in the archery magazines. You'll see the riser/limb configuration in other manufacturers bows in a few years.:yes
     
  7. boondoggle

    boondoggle Elite Refuge Member

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    Although Mudgun is a pink Crocs pro-staffer, he's dead on with the Guardian comments. I tried a few Bowtechs on a few years ago and they just didn't fit me. Based on that experience, I didn't even shoot the Guardian when I bought my Drenalin back in Feb. I realized the error of my ways last week when I shot one. It's a fine bow that would not have required me to buy an after-market torqueless grip. I'm not going to get rid of my tweeked Drenalin but I'll look hard at a Bowtech next time.
     
  8. honga

    honga Senior Refuge Member

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    Try the Parker...they make good bows.
     
  9. mrmallerd

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    If you have never had a bow before, I would look for a good quality used bow. Save the $. After you have shot for a year or so & decide you want more, you will have much more knowledge & feel when it comes to picking a bow. At this point, much of the finer points will be understood.
     
  10. Merganser Sluicer

    Merganser Sluicer Elite Refuge Member

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    Hoyt.

    :tu
     

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