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5. What is better to get, a Hoyt or Mathews bow?

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Old 08-31-2017, 02:42 PM
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lol good point.

Below i have included photos of all the bows my wife wanted me to buy
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Old 09-01-2017, 01:36 PM
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The main reason that Mathews bows ain't got a mile of adjustments ranges is you cannot buy a new Mathews online, and it's not a problem whatsoever. Ever notice you almost never see Mathews bows for sale in Pawn shops? Because Mathews bows are ordered/sold for the buyer only, and custom fitted/specced out for the buyer. That apparently has something to do with when somebody buys a Mathews, the dealer will set it up EXACTLY to fit the buyer, so the percentage of people happy with Mathews bows and are less likely to sell them. If you have a bow set up to fit you perfectly, I really see no reason why it has to have a million adjustments capable.
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Old 09-01-2017, 03:46 PM
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The main reason that Mathews bows ain't got a mile of adjustments ranges is you cannot buy a new Mathews online, and it's not a problem whatsoever. Ever notice you almost never see Mathews bows for sale in Pawn shops? Because Mathews bows are ordered/sold for the buyer only, and custom fitted/specced out for the buyer. That apparently has something to do with when somebody buys a Mathews, the dealer will set it up EXACTLY to fit the buyer, so the percentage of people happy with Mathews bows and are less likely to sell them. If you have a bow set up to fit you perfectly, I really see no reason why it has to have a million adjustments capable.
I agree with you
BUT I think the reason many bows are wide on adjustments, is, so, if they ever wish to resell it has more options to others, and well, if your a kid and grow, you have that option to adjust as you do

pro's and con's to all things

the biggest part of any bow is it fitting the shooter, and the shooting liking the feel of it
the best bow in the world won't do a person any good if it doesn't fit them, or they dislike how it feels.
its why its said, best advice is GO shoot a bunch of bows before you buy, name alone means CRAP , all top line bows are GOOD today! and even most bottom line bows are still solid bows to be honest!
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:20 AM
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Yeah any of the current crop of modern bows will kill a deer if you do your part. About 60% of exact brand/model of bow selection is splitting hairs, assuming they're specced out to fit the buyer. It's kind of like choosing color/brand/make/model/options on a new truck, with most being subjective personal opinions/preferences. But as you said, the single most important issue is to make SURE it fits YOU. Just like the single most important aspect of being competent with a bow is FORM.You HAVE to have good, consistent form in order to be able to shoot a bow best. That means doing it exactly the same way every time. Also when I shoot a bow, or am teaching/coaching a new bow shooter, is to unleash every arrow or shot, as if it's the ONLY shot you're going to take for the rest of your life. My final thought is to only shoot a couple dozen shots at a time, but as often as possible. It's extremely tempting to keep shooting, especially when the bow fits, is tuned properly, and while you're shooting with superb accuracy, but if you keep shooting so long/as many shots that you start to have a hard drawing/shooting until getting shaky, you're doing more harm than good, promoting target panic (punching the release when the sight happens to wander in the vicinity of the center of the bull). It's MUCH more effective, and helps with muscle memory, to shoot at LEAST 2-3 times a week, but not over a couple dozen shots at a time. Your form starts to deteriorate rapidly when you start getting tired, and that's when the bad habits start.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:35 AM
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MATHEWS....I've had mine for over 8 yrs. and love it.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:41 AM
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My question is why just look at Mathews and Hoyt? What about Martin or Bowtech? All are good bows and will do the job. With the price of bows these days I'd try as many as possible and get the one that feels best to me. Confidence in your equipment carries a lot of weight when shooting a bow.
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