Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-24-2010, 04:29 PM   #1
Hockley
Six Point
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Default Matthews Adrenaline???

Was at Archery Counrty today in Austin and had them look at my Darton to tell me that my limbs are cracked and I now have a boat paddle.

They have a used Matthews Adrenaline that appears to be in pretty good shape. They want $450 for the bow with sights and rest. So two questions:

1. Is this a good bow?
2. Is this a good price?
Hockley is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-24-2010, 04:39 PM   #2
erikm1981
Ten Point
 
erikm1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Aledo, TX
Default

The Drenalin is a fine bow. Depending on the rest and sight, 450 is a good price. Will they let you shoot it? If so, sling a few and if she feels good get it.
erikm1981 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-24-2010, 04:43 PM   #3
JFISHER
Pope & Young
 
JFISHER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Boerne
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hockley View Post
Was at Archery Counrty today in Austin and had them look at my Darton to tell me that my limbs are cracked and I now have a boat paddle.

They have a used Matthews Adrenaline that appears to be in pretty good shape. They want $450 for the bow with sights and rest. So two questions:

1. Is this a good bow?
2. Is this a good price?
Having shot just about every Mathews bow since 1999...I was not, nor am I still a fan of the "slim is in" malarkey. Have had and seen too many tuining nightmares related to the Drenalin line. And still believe the thinner limbs and riser to be more susceptible to torquing and twisting under load. Decent enough hunting bow though.

For that same money, you'd be much better served to find yourself a used Switchback or S2(Switchback2)

Last edited by JFISHER; 02-24-2010 at 04:45 PM..
JFISHER is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-24-2010, 05:52 PM   #4
Aquilla
Spike
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Default

Just remember the warranty does not go with the bow, only to orginal owner unless that bow shop can hook you on that part if something does go wrong.
Aquilla is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-24-2010, 06:09 PM   #5
AJ the TP Guru
Associate Sponsor
 
AJ the TP Guru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Elgin
Hunt In: Lexington/Elgin
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CutTheLoop View Post
Having shot just about every Mathews bow since 1999...I was not, nor am I still a fan of the "slim is in" malarkey. Have had and seen too many tuining nightmares related to the Drenalin line. And still believe the thinner limbs and riser to be more susceptible to torquing and twisting under load. Decent enough hunting bow though.

For that same money, you'd be much better served to find yourself a used Switchback or S2(Switchback2)
Man, I can hardly believe you actually believe what you wrote. The Dren is the smoothest, most staying-in-tune bow around. I will question any future post of yours I see in my own mind from now on! Those slim limbs are bullet proof! And I dunno what it'd take to get the cam out of kilt, but it's a whole lot more than the stress most hunters would put on a bow for years and years.
AJ the TP Guru is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-24-2010, 07:14 PM   #6
LHPanther
Six Point
 
LHPanther's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Weatherford, TX
Default

Hockley,

Yes, the Mathews Drenaline is a great bow. Light, fast and smooth. As far as the $$$ is concerned, that's a fair price. Trust me that the Archery Country guys will take care of you if you have any issues with the bow.
LHPanther is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-24-2010, 08:07 PM   #7
buckslayer13
Six Point
 
buckslayer13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: wylie
Hunt In: abilene
Default

great bow very dependable
buckslayer13 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-24-2010, 08:08 PM   #8
canny
Ten Point
 
canny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Nacogdoches
Hunt In: Houston & Zavalla
Default

I concur the drenalin is an awesome bow especially cause thats what i'm currently shooting, but all preferences aside it is smooth drawing, and very forgiving.
canny is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-24-2010, 08:23 PM   #9
JFISHER
Pope & Young
 
JFISHER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Boerne
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Starpost9 View Post
Man, I can hardly believe you actually believe what you wrote. The Dren is the smoothest, most staying-in-tune bow around. I will question any future post of yours I see in my own mind from now on! Those slim limbs are bullet proof! And I dunno what it'd take to get the cam out of kilt, but it's a whole lot more than the stress most hunters would put on a bow for years and years.
Sorry, I guess I missed that comparison terminology when doing "actual" testing of the Drenalin (it's negatives and positives).

As I mentioned also, I have shot Mathews' bow (almost)exclusively since 1999... yet you'd never pin me with the label of "fanboy". I call them like I see them. Sorry, but the Drenalin was never more than a skinny Switchback.... they didn't even bother changing the cam much for the Dren...take a close look...you'll find a Cobra cam fits a Drenalin just fine.

Yes I actually do believe what I wrote... only after more "testing" than just a few shots in the local pro shop.

I said I was not a fan of the Drenalin... truth is, I'm not. But if I was the OP, I think I'd rather hear the good and bad before I plopped down my hard earned $450.

Question my posts if ya want, that's certainly your prerogative. Mine is to give a personal experience based answer to a question seeking opinion. But to think for a second that I know not of which I speak... you would again be mistaken.

Last edited by JFISHER; 02-24-2010 at 08:29 PM..
JFISHER is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-24-2010, 08:47 PM   #10
horns07
Ten Point
 
horns07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: hobbs, new mexico
Hunt In: SE New Mexico, Robert Lee
Default

i love my drenalin. very smooth shooting bow. i bought mine new for 899. and it was worth every penny
horns07 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-24-2010, 09:09 PM   #11
Throwin' Darts
Ten Point
 
Throwin' Darts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dallas
Default

the drenalin is freaking awesome. i love mine. thats a good price.
Throwin' Darts is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-24-2010, 09:52 PM   #12
Hockley
Six Point
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Default

Thanks for the post guys. I was able to shoot the bow a few times and it seemed relatively smooth. It was little short for me, but the bow shop guys said they would change out the cams for me to give me a little more draw length. It seemed super quite and fairly fast. Being that It was not long enough for me I really didn't get to see how my arrows grouped with it. I don't think the sight was all that special. I am not sure what the rest was, but it was one where when you drew the bow back it lifted the arrow up.
Hockley is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-25-2010, 09:27 AM   #13
AJ the TP Guru
Associate Sponsor
 
AJ the TP Guru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Elgin
Hunt In: Lexington/Elgin
Default

Hockley - Mike at Archery Country likes to put a Schaeffer fall-away rest and G5 4-pin round sight on that bow. But since it's used, it might have a different setup. You really can't go wrong if the bow is fully equipped at that price. And like was said above, Mike will definitely take care of you.
AJ the TP Guru is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-25-2010, 09:38 AM   #14
Peacock
Pope & Young
 
Peacock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Burleson
Hunt In: Bosque county
Default

For that price you could probaly find a good DXT?
Peacock is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-25-2010, 10:20 AM   #15
APEX127
Ten Point
 
APEX127's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Default

Thats a good deal !!!!! Quality products....
APEX127 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-25-2010, 10:28 AM   #16
das7777
Ten Point
 
das7777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Columbus, Texas & Matagorda, Texas
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Great bow good price.
das7777 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-25-2010, 10:44 AM   #17
txdukklr
Pope & Young
 
txdukklr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sugarland
Hunt In: Victoria
Default

excellent bow excellent price.

slim IS in
txdukklr is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-25-2010, 10:48 AM   #18
bear
Pope & Young
 
bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Canadian, Texas
Hunt In: Panhandle of Texas
Default

I sure liked mine when I had it. Sold it because I thought I needed something else.... I wouldnt mind having that drenalin back or my XT I sold recently. Great bows
bear is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-25-2010, 10:49 AM   #19
bonecollector7
Four Point
 
bonecollector7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: stephenville tx
Hunt In: Brownwood tx
Default

they are great bows, i still think the best bow mathews came out with was the switchback XT, you should ask them if they have any of those on hand, ive shot many of deer with one of those and its a great bow! hope this helps ya!
bonecollector7 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 02-25-2010, 10:50 AM   #20
JBS
Ten Point
 
JBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: TX
Hunt In: Wherever I can find a friendly invitation
Default

Great bow, had mine till I hurt a shoulder and sold it to get a 60 pounder. It NEVER went out of tune.
JBS is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com