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Old 10-14-2015, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default best new mathews bow????

What's the beat mathews bow in Tha last 2-3 years?? Seen tha new monster wake is 1700 bucks msrp, the no cam is 1200 msrp z2 is half that. What's tha hype, I have a creed and love it
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Old 10-14-2015, 05:38 PM   #2
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They haven't had a "best bow" since the Switchback. Doubt they ever will.
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Old 10-14-2015, 05:46 PM   #3
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I really liked my chill. Not nearly as fast as my Xcentric, or as solid of a back wall, or as quiet, but it shot well.
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Old 10-14-2015, 05:48 PM   #4
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I like the htr. Not fast but smooth with zero hand shock. Probably my favorite Mathews minus the switchback.
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Old 10-14-2015, 05:50 PM   #5
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hoyt Nitrum oh wait never mind :-)
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:21 PM   #6
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I've shot alot of Mathews last couple years and still haven't found one that I like as much as my DXT. Just like that short axle to axle on it. But I have not shot the No Cam. I'm fixing to though. Everybody I talk to likes the way they shoot.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:25 PM   #7
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Chill X is my favorite Mathews bow in a long time.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:12 PM   #8
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The solo cam is very nice just slow especially with my draw length. I do like the chill though. The one thing about the solo cam is it is also very heavy. Some people like that some don't. I don't mind it.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:50 PM   #9
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I like my chill r. I loved my drenalin too
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:58 PM   #10
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DXT is a killer. Bought mine in 08 and have not had a justified reason to get a new bow since.
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:00 PM   #11
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They haven't had a "best bow" since the Switchback. Doubt they ever will.
Yep
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:02 PM   #12
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How does anyone like the z7??
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:11 PM   #13
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I sure love my legacy. An oldie but a goodie
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:22 PM   #14
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Mr7 solid back wall and smoking fast.
That bow has one many a tournament, and it was intended as a speed bow
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:55 PM   #15
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After seeing the no cam htr in action im super impressed... This is coming from an Avid Bowtech guy
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:58 PM   #16
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DXT is a killer. Bought mine in 08 and have not had a justified reason to get a new bow since.
Bingo
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:04 PM   #17
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They haven't had a "best bow" since the Switchback. Doubt they ever will.
I had the Switchback, Drenalin, Z7 and now the HTR. The Switchback was my favorite until now. This is my second year with the HTR and I've never enjoyed shoot a bow so much. I target shoot well over 200 days a year and hunt a lot. Like anything else there is personal preference involved.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:05 PM   #18
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Z7 or z7 xtreme
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:11 PM   #19
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I was a Mathews " fan boy" for a very long time. The last one of the good ones ended after the reezen. I never thought I would shoot another brand, just about got a tattoo. But just don't like the new ones. Hopefully something will change this November, but I doubt it. I will be up at midnight to see them just as I have done for many years.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:11 PM   #20
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:18 PM   #21
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They haven't had a "best bow" since the Switchback. Doubt they ever will.
I can't disagree with this. Bowtech and Hoyt have been much more progressive than Mathews in the past 10 years. I think Mat got complacent bored, and moved on to other things. At least, that's how it appears to me. And I own a Mathews.

If they didn't pay out as much as they do to "pro staff" I doubt any of the top shooters would be using them. Hoyt is a better target bow, and there are several better brands for 3D
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:28 PM   #22
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HTR is my favorite.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:29 PM   #23
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That Monster Wake is heavy, 5.4 lbs!!!
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:31 PM   #24
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liked my triumph, had a helim then creed. now have a chillx. i love it. got an indoor bow...TRG8. wow. smooth. if I didnt use the chillx for 3d, I would buy a htr in a second.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:36 PM   #25
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I love my HTR super quiet not the fastest bow and also very smoothe. I love and it is more accurate than I am
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:47 PM   #26
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Z7 Extreme and love it. Shot the No Cam a few months back and I was very impressed. But has a hellacious sticker shock. Owned a Switchback and sold it.
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:02 AM   #27
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They haven't had a "best bow" since the Switchback. Doubt they ever will.
I have the Switchback XT and really like it.
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:09 AM   #28
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I bought a Z2 this year(basically a relabeled z7). I came from an older PSE. I really like my new bow, but it is pretty heavy. I always wanted a Mathews and I am not a hardcore bowhunter so the Z2 is slower and heavy but I am happy with my purchase. I was trying to keep my budget low and it seemed more forgiving than the others
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:15 AM   #29
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DXT is a killer. Bought mine in 08 and have not had a justified reason to get a new bow since.
X2! I was thinking about handing down mine to my son and getting a new one. Think I would rather just get him a new one and keep my DXT
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:23 AM   #30
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I've tried several but I always just keep going back to my Switchback XT. It's killed a big pile of deer since '07 and it ain't slowing down!
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:44 AM   #31
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Love my z7... Don't see why you need to keep buying bows.. The ibo doesn't really get much faster
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:54 AM   #32
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I've owned every Mathews solo am since the dxt.

No question for me the best were the

1. Z7
2. Heli-m
3. Dxt

Worst
1. Creed xs
2. Creed
3. Htr

Both creeds were not great shooters for me.


The htr I like the draw cycle but the performance of the bow is marginal compared to others. I still like it and it's been a killer but not my favorite in their last 9 bows.

I recently went to a heavier spined arrow and cut my draw length by .5 inch and my groups have tightened back up by a bunch.

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Old 10-15-2015, 09:00 AM   #33
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They haven't had a "best bow" since the Switchback. Doubt they ever will.
X2. Still shooting mine and cant find a reason to replace it. Sweet shooter for sure.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:13 AM   #34
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Z7 Extreme and love it. Shot the No Cam a few months back and I was very impressed. But has a hellacious sticker shock. Owned a Switchback and sold it.

The HTR isnt bad ad far as price goes. $950 at C&S in Conroe. I did shoot it and was impressed with the forgiveness. But i settled for a bow that just felt right for me and was cheaper. I bought the Z2.

It weighs the same as my old Bear Method i had, so weight didnt bother me. However, it is a straight shooter for sure.
Love my Z2
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:19 AM   #35
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:25 AM   #36
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I love my DXT-never thought I would buy another bow after the Legacy. The Legacy was the smoothest shooting bows I had ever handled. I robin hooded the 1st two arrows I shot with it, no sights, just trying to get a feel for the bow. Then I shot the DXT and how they were able to make it smoother than the Legacy I will never know. I don't have a lease any more, so the little time I do get to go hunting the DXT serves me just fine. I cannot see spending what they want for the new bows, especially since the DXT was rigged with top of the line sights, rest, etc and I was still out the door cheaper than the msrp of the new ones.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:11 AM   #37
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I've got a DXT that's been great and just picked up a Monster MR6 from a fellow TBH'er that is awesome.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:13 AM   #38
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I have a Z7 Extreme, but if I were in the market would have to look at the No Cam.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:15 AM   #39
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Still shooting my switch back 2
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:17 AM   #40
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In 2003 I bought a new LX. This year I handed it on to my son and bought a new NoCam HTR. Wow is that bow a sweet shooter. Not only is it very easy to shoot, it is very accurate (for me at least). I am very happy with my new bow.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:23 AM   #41
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I had a Helim and loved it. Traded it for a hoyt, I wanna get a Z7 extreme.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:23 AM   #42
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My shoulder loves my HTR. Easy to shoot, and it kills quite well. Quite well.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:26 AM   #43
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The Z7 Extreme is my favorite followed by the Z7. I ve had a Safari, Triumph, Monster 7, LX, Switchback. Its the extreme for me the rest of my bow hunting days.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:26 AM   #44
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DXT is a killer. Bought mine in 08 and have not had a justified reason to get a new bow since.
I approve of this message

<====== 2008 DXT in avatar, bought it new
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:28 AM   #45
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I have the reezen 7.0, and love it! probably gonna buy a no cam or maybe one of the new ones there coming out with depending on how they shoot next year.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:46 AM   #46
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I've been shooting the Z7extreme for the last five seasons now and have loved it since day one. This summer I had my buddy C Smith get some new strings and ordered the MBG ascent three pin sight and I feel like I have the ultimate setup now. It's not the fastest bow by any means but I'm the opposite of most, I love the wood grip and Cadillac feel of the bow and wouldn't trade the comfortability for anything. Different strokes for different folks applies very heavily to diesel truck fanatics and bows haha.
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:11 AM   #47
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Z7 and DXT for me. I have had several others since I bought these but none I like as well or have kept other than the Safari which I consider a niche bow. I look every year, haven't bought a new one in a couple years but will when I shoot one I like.
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:19 AM   #48
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Is the z2 based off the z7?
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:20 AM   #49
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Love my Creed. Haven't found anything from another brand that's made me want to put it down... Yet!! ��
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:25 AM   #50
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Still rocking my XT from 07 or 08 and its still smooth and fast enough for me
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