Whats your bow of choice?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by HoleHopper, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Drycreek

    Drycreek Well-Known Member

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    Well, things change. I've added another Elite to the stable ! I bought a new-to-me Elite Synergy this spring and I really like it, so I'm pretty sure that's what I'll be using this fall. It came with a single pin slider, something that I thought I wouldn't like, but since most of my shots are close, I'm thinking I'll stick with it. I like the uncluttered sight picture.
     
  2. Tap

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    Allegheny Mountain recurve since 1996. Bracken bury recurve before that. Started with a Bear Kodiak Special in 1970...1st thing I shot with that bow was a running rabbit at 40 yards.
    Shot a Jennings T Star from 1979 until 1992 and got sick of the direction high tech archery was going so I went traditional. That's the way it'll stay.
     
  3. Stickbow Felty

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    Tap, You ever try Stickbow.com. It's a pretty good site.
     
  4. Tap

    Tap Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I lurk there once in a while. There just isn't enough time in the day to go on all the sites I'd like to.
     
  5. TrampledbyTurtles

    TrampledbyTurtles New Member

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    Mathews Switchback, first an only bow I've ever purchased.
    Bought it new my junior yr of high school. Replaced the string twice an the Limbs r getting an upgrade to 70# this yr.
    Other than that, haven't had a reason to change come up yet.
     
  6. Sir Miss A Lot

    Sir Miss A Lot New Member

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  7. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Active Member

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    I have 4 bows and plan to get another next year

    Hoyt enticer - junk. Never could get it timed to shoot well. Committed to myself never to buy a Hoyt again

    Matthew outback

    Mathews Z7 extreme - best bow I’ve ever owned

    Matthews Creed - love the size and feel. Takes a lot of practice and good form to shoot well. It’s my main bow because it’s so small and easy to carry on moose and elk hunts.

    I picked up and handle one of the new Mathews. Weird feeling bows. Limbs so wide, kind of ugly. I’m wondering if Mathews has lost ground

    Thinking I might look at Elite. So many models to choose from. I want my bow reliable, quiet and easy to carry/handle/shoot. Anyone have any advice on which model I should consider?
     
  8. DocHolladay

    DocHolladay Well-Known Member

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    The Bowtech Realm or Realm X are super nice. The Bowtech Prodigy is a great bow. All 3 are super easy to tune and you can choose how you want your draw, from smooth to "course" and fast.
     
  9. Elkaddict

    Elkaddict Well-Known Member

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    Every year, I shoot the flagship offerings from Bowtechs, Hoyt and Mathews. Nothing has tempted me in 5+ years. After 6 bowtechs, I took the Mathews plunge. The Hoyts just haven’t got me excited when balancing, feel, performance and cost. With the Bowtech Realm and Reign and Triaxe all set to 62lbs, I compared velocity, smoothness, noise and vibration. I went home with the Triaxe. I was concerned the shorter draw length would impact my accuracy. Out to 40 yds, it’s shooting as well as my 7” braceheight Invasion and Experience ever have. It also shoots as fast while being much quieter with a more forgiving valley. I figure I’ve got a winner for hunting at typical whitetail/exotic ranges (usually out of blinds). For western mule deer and elk where shots have averaged 50 yds or so, the Bowtechs will still be first in line. If I had perfect form, I believe the Mathews could dominate out west as well. Sadly, form has never recovered from shoulder surgery in 2012..... I really don’t understand why.
     
  10. HB_Hunter

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    2012 Elite Pure. My draw length is 31.5” so my choices are somewhat limited, but I really like the bow.

    Just ordered new JBK string/cables. Don’t plan to get a new bow anytime soon.
     
  11. TheArdentOutdoorsman

    TheArdentOutdoorsman New Member

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    I currently and for the past 6 seasons have hunted with a Bowtech Assassin. Its a super sweet shooter for the price, fast, light (3.8lb), short, quiet and vib-free. I have owned Hoyt, Mathews and PSE which were all nice bows in their own ways but I always said I wouldnt switch up again unless it was something special. I think the new Elite Ritual may be special enough to call for a change of guard in my bow case.
     
  12. Drycreek

    Drycreek Well-Known Member

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    A friend in Mississippi bought one this year and moved his Elite Synergy to backup position. He really likes it.
     

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