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hoyt vs mathews

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by tommelleo22, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Apr 12, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    what's up guys? currently in the hunt for a new bow. upgrading from my mathews LX. just got done shooting the hoyt carbon matrix and the CRX32 and boy.. Those are some great bows. Most of my friends are on the mathews z7 kick right now and i have yet to shoot one but looking for some input on your archery opinions anyone? :)
     
  2. Apr 13, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    both bows rock!! but they are different animals. that carbon bow is awesome, but damn costly. i shot one, and i had to put it back. i couldnt justify the expense, and it truly doesnt save that much weight.

    mathews is a single cam, hoyts double. the single cam feels smoother to me, but the single cam is easier (for me) to tune and understand.

    if my Z7 had just a tad longer axle to axle length, i bet it would be even more awesome. but no. i love my bow, and will keep it for a long time. as a matter of fact, my next bow i will buy to drop down to 60lb limbs.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    dude forget the brand name and shoot them all then decide what feels the best period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have shot them all and all the companies out there make great bows now, so it all comes down to is how it feels to you NO ONE ELSE. there is nothing worse then buying a bow that has a great name and your buddies like but you can not shoot for shit because it just does not fit you right.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    ya aficiando i agree 100% it's not like youre getting some p.o.s. by going to the mathews! mathews top bow for like 600$ less than the hoyt. i really liked the hoyts but looking forward to shooting the new omen from pse and not a fan of bowtech but i agree with you 225 it's just those are mainly the dealers in down. hardly anyone sells different stuff unless i make a decent haul. i'm limited to 1 mathews dealer and 2 hoyt dealers in my area
     
  5. Apr 13, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    like i said just make sure it fits you. Mathews makes great stuff so does Hoyt and pse has gotten a lot better. good luck let us know what you buy.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    They all make good bows now it seems like. I've shot a few PSE's and now I shoot a bowtech blackhawk a couple years old and love it, but My dad has a z7 and it's incredible! The recoil/vibrations and sound of the z7 is almost nonexistent. It also shoots flat enough to only have one pin out to 30 yards, which is not unique to that bow but definitely something I would look for. I don't have much experience with hoyt, but the z7 is definitely the best bow I've seen. In my opinion the price tag is the only major setback.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    What he said. Don't buy a bow based on name or what your buddy likes. Shoot what feels good to you! now that that's out of the way, I shot the carbon matrix and the z7. I liked both bows with the nod going to the Mathews. I also liked the BowTech Destroyer. Lots of good bows out there. Before I shot any of those, I picked up a Strother Infinity and bought it on the spot. I haven't looked back.
     
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    Bowtech Destroyer shooter here!
     
  9. Apr 13, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    This could not have been said any better, I'm shooting a couple year old Bowtech General, does anything I need it to do, and very smooth/quite. Would love to shoot one of the Strothers bows. I think he was the designer of most older Bowtech stuff, then married the owner of Martin Acherys daughter, and was cut loose, IIRC.
     
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    Ive got a buddy with a Hoyt and he seemed to like it pretty good, and a buddy with a Matthews who wouldn't buy anything else in the future thats how much he likes it.

    But like 225 said you have to go with what feels the best to you. Both are top name brands and are going to preform well, so really the only thing you have to worry about is what feels best in your hand, draw, etc.
     
  11. Apr 14, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    thanks for all the info guys. loved the hoyts like i mentioned just going to shoot the z7 and try and try out some bowtech and pse products along the way and i'll be sure to update with pics and maybe even a sellers thread on my old custom LX :) because i want her to find a good home!
     
  12. Apr 17, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    Lots of excellent advice above. I shot a Hoyt for years and loved it, and still like the bows.

    But after working with Mathews on some not-for-profit things, and discovering what they do for the youth(NASP) and other nfp groups and communities, I jumped on the bandwagon I refused to ride for years.

    Of the Mathews bow's, the Z-7 worked best for me.

    Now the idea of supporting a company for what they do in communities, or stand for, may only apply if you find a bow at each company you like equally. But it is something to consider.

    I do not represent Mathews, nor do I get anything from them. I pay the normal price on products any other consumer pays.

    Either choice will be good as long as you follow the direction of those above that said to get the bow that fits and works best for you.
     
  13. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    good info right there also, Mathews does a lot for the shooting in schools program. likewise bowtech does a ton for our troops (a lot of people do not know this) i wear to rubber bracelet band that say pray for our troops. every one they sale they give the money to one of the soldier funds (all the money) and this is just one of many things i have seen them do. i am sure other companies do as well but i am not sure what they do.

    just like above i do not work for nor am i sponsored by either of the above companies
     
  14. Apr 18, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    hey 225, couple of my buds that help us with the youth archery have Bowtech bows. They have told me the same thing. Bowtech is definately at the top of my list of companies to support.:thumbsup:
     
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