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#1 Male OFFLINE   Thunderchicken

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Posted 10/17/16 - 06:33 PM

I've been a Mathews guy for years! Yesterday while watching football I surfed the web for other bow companies. Has anybody shot or owned a Athens archery, New Breed or Obsession bows? Just curious on feedback. :lookaround:


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#2 Male OFFLINE   BHC

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Posted 10/17/16 - 06:56 PM

I was in the market for a new bow over the summer. Now I've been shooting Mathews since 1996, before that Hoyt and Jennings. I was eyeing up the Obsession Sniper GT, but not one dealer near me, but there is one 2 miles from my job. I called to ask if they had a SNIPER GT in stock not so much to shoot it, but just handle it, but they never got any. I was then back looking at the Mathews Z3, but while at Targetters I handled the Z2 as well, I ended up buying the Z2....Price point was excellent, and I love it. All the major players make top quality bows these days

#3 Male OFFLINE   not on the rug

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Posted 10/17/16 - 07:00 PM

I am particular to PSE bows but if I were to purchase another brand of bow right now it would possibly be Elite, but more than likely be Xpedition.  I still just love the way PSE bows feel in my hand and shoot


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#4 Male OFFLINE   3 Blade

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Posted 10/17/16 - 07:06 PM

I went from Bear to Jennings then to Mathews for years and am now with PSE. I think it comes down to budget. If most of your shots are under 30 yds then I see no need to spend a small fortune on a new bow. Like stated above My PSE feels and shoots good.



#5 Male OFFLINE   mattg1500

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Posted 10/17/16 - 07:25 PM

I went from a Jennings to a PSE to a Mathews. My PSE was nice and I liked it but I LOVE my Mathews now. The shop I purchased from sold Mathews Hoyt and G5 and he said the G5 was one of the most accurate out of the box bows he has shot.

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Posted 10/17/16 - 07:27 PM

Love my Mathews

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Posted 10/17/16 - 07:32 PM

Obsession bows!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 10/17/16 - 07:38 PM

Absolutely love my Hoyt Faktor. Atleast right now, if I were to get another bow...I don't see any of the competitors with a product right now that would make me considering switching to a different company. The Halon is nice, but I still don't think that its in the same class as the carbon bows Hoyt produces. 


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#9 Male OFFLINE   AllAroundSportsman

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Posted 10/17/16 - 08:10 PM

Elite

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Posted 10/17/16 - 08:18 PM

I picked up a Concept Archery Bow about a year ago, its a small company and is all made right here in New Jersey. Washington 07882 to be exact. very nice shooting bow full unlimited life time warranty and it offers 99 percent let off. at full draw I'm holding like 3 0nces. Bow shoots very nice  very easy to group. I picked one up just for fact on warranty and small American made product. doesn't hurt to give them a look www.conceptarchery.com



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Posted 10/17/16 - 08:23 PM

I'm looking at Matthews, PSE, and Xpedition.  Xpedition is leading the way right now.  I won't be ruling out anyone but those three are frontrunners for sure.  


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#12 Male OFFLINE   Jerseybassnbow

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Posted 10/17/16 - 08:24 PM

Bowtech Destroyer here. Can't find a reason to upgrade.

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Posted 10/17/16 - 08:30 PM

Bowtech Destroyer here. Can't find a reason to upgrade.
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watch for crack limbs

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Posted 10/17/16 - 08:40 PM

Great thread.

I will be in the market for a bow come Feb.

Things have changed so much.

I had Jennings, then golden eagle, my last bow was a high Country carbon 4 runner.

Now I have no idea what to get.

Looking to spend maybe 800 total.

Matthews z7 extreme, z2 or z3

OR elite or no idea.

Back when I was heavy into bow hunting it was single cam but I am hearing things going back to dual cam?

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Posted 10/17/16 - 08:43 PM

Bowtech Insanity CPXL... I thought that bow was magic when I first got it.

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Posted 10/17/16 - 08:57 PM

watch for crack limbs

That was from my understanding a very small amount of bows. I've had mine for 4 years now with no issues and love it.

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Edited by Jerseybassnbow, 10/17/16 - 08:58 PM.

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Posted 10/17/16 - 08:58 PM

Go to Sportsman's Center Davis or Simon Peters and they'll definitely shoot you in the right direction. They have ranges up where you can shoot a few

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Edited by Jerseybassnbow, 10/17/16 - 08:59 PM.

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Posted 10/17/16 - 09:04 PM

Every so often I contemplate the possibility of a new bow.

 

As soon as I shoot my 2005 Mathews Switchback, that thought quickly disappears.

 

I like it too much and cannot justify the $1000++ for a new one, lol!

 

Good luck in your search :up: 



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Posted 10/18/16 - 07:05 AM

Just saw the 2017 lineup from Xpedition and the specs on the Denali look sweet.  I'm putting that bow at the top of my wishlist.  Gonna have to stop by Strictly Archery and shoot it when they get them in  


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Posted 10/18/16 - 07:58 AM

Have you ever looked into an Elite bow? I shoot the energy 32... 2016 bow is called the impulse I think elite makes an awesome bow..




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