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#3332252 - 08/22/13 06:21 PM F&S New Bow Rankings
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Best Bows: Nine New High-End Compounds Ranked and Reviewed

Check out the post in the comment section about what Mathews supposedly did to one of the members of the test panel.
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#3332329 - 08/22/13 07:19 PM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: Vermin93]
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Registered: 07/13/12
Posts: 2707
Loc: SouthEast Tenn

If it's true that is pretty sh!tty of Matthews... wouldn't surprise me though given all the industry sellouts. I'd buy my next bow from Hinton Archery if they were nearby.
"The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain."
-Ronald Firbank

#3332370 - 08/22/13 07:50 PM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: BlountArrow]

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

Amen to Hinton Archery for being honest and unbiased in their testing . Too bad Mathews couldn't handle their dealers honest opinions in side to side tests. Most companies would welcome that challenge .
I have a feeling the Mathews marketing machine arrogance may have hurt them , by dropping the dealer more so than the test results .

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#3332389 - 08/22/13 08:02 PM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: Vermin93]
Buzzard Breath
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Registered: 07/31/06
Posts: 1668
Loc: East

Holy cow Batman, those bows are all close to $1K! I'm glad there are still some good bows being made for a fraction of that cost.
#3334040 - 08/24/13 10:21 AM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: Buzzard Breath]
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Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 2167
Loc: Morristown, TN

Good on Hinton Archery! Hope they have their best year

That makes me throw up in my mouth a little! I've shot Mathews for years and have been very pleased, but something better change before my next purchase. It's time for them to step up to the plate and innovate, instead of marketing. Need to get back to what made them who they are.
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."
-Oscar Wilde

#3334046 - 08/24/13 10:25 AM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: Buzzard Breath]
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Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 392
Loc: rhea county tn

You would be surprised at what Matthews and others think of the working man. Like a lot of others they have forgotten that small town dealers and working people got them where they are today not the ones they pay to use their products.
#3334482 - 08/24/13 06:16 PM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: Grill-n-man]

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

Just goes to show , there are a lot of great bow companies out there besides Mathews !

#3334496 - 08/24/13 06:27 PM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: Radar]
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Registered: 12/01/07
Posts: 9722
Loc: Franklin, TN

 Originally Posted By: Radar
Just goes to show , there are a lot of great bow companies out there besides Mathews !

I was dead set on another Mathews till I shot the Hoyt Spyder. I really like that Hoyt continues to offer longer ATA hunting bows.

#3334529 - 08/24/13 07:22 PM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: UTGrad]

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

Hoyt makes a great bow , my choice too. There are many other great bow companies out there as well.

#3334555 - 08/24/13 07:45 PM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: Radar]
Eric Kilby
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Posts: 3790
Loc: Tellico Plains

After the first of the year I will be shooting a bear motive lol
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#3334629 - 08/24/13 08:50 PM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: Eric Kilby]
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Posts: 7256
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

Mathews has been slipping in the last ten years. I guess they dont want to admit it. LOL
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#3343105 - 08/31/13 09:32 PM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: muddyboots]
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Registered: 07/29/11
Posts: 427
Loc: Tn

Very good article. Glad F&Sdid this test. Sorry what Mathews did. I have never been a Mathews fan. They have always bought the ratings they receive.
#3347437 - 09/04/13 07:50 PM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: UTGrad]
Boone 58
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Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 15062
Loc: Food Plot

I bought a 2012 Hoyt 32" it so far. Cant wait to stick one this fall!!!
The problem in America is not that ungodly people have said yes to ungodly things, but rather that Godly people have refused to say "no" to ungodly things.

#3347822 - 09/05/13 07:21 AM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: Boone 58]
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Registered: 08/01/02
Posts: 4074
Loc: Tennessee

I read an article in F&S this summer about "de-bunking the myths of archery".
In the article it talked about things like brace height, axle to axle, drop away rests, etc. and how "common" knowledge said the way things were in the archery community.

I read the article and agree with some of what was written.

But it was also mis leading.

THe longest brace height tested was 7.25 inches. THe shortest was 6 inches.

Both short and long stabilizers were tested and evaluated.

I did not think it was a complete test.

To say that a 6 inch brace height is as forgiving as a 7.25 inch bracey MIGHT be accurate.

But nowhere does the article mention an 8 inch brace height.

I guess I look at things different than most.

When I set out to pick the "perfect" bow for my needs, I keep two things in mind.

1-Accuracy-for me, this means I want to be able to hit what I am aiming at, at ANY distance. This means I do need a degree of speed coupled with forgiveness in tree stand situations (can be awkward) and accuracy. I also want in this combination, low hand shock and noise. I do want to kill the second or third deer standing nearby as well.

2-Length-generally not much of a factor with todays bows, but I want a bow under 35 inches ATA. Right now I am shooting a Mission Venture at about 30 inches.

This combination gives me the ability to hit what I want, at about any KNOWN distance, with quiet, forgiving, performance.

I have shot bows that literally almost jumped out of my hands as I had to let down on deer at close range to either reposition or wait for a shot. This JERK of a let off is just not for me.

Everyone is different, but I shoot with lots of guys who all complain about crisp let-offs and hard back walls.

For me, I'll take a little bit longer valley and softer back wall to allow a smoother let down.

Also, I have found that speeds over 300 fps cause .010 pins to be gapped so close as to not allow for pin point aiming. And fiber optics at such close gaps tend to bleed together.

I will not hunt with a single, mover pin. I am sure there are advantages but there have been too many times I have had to make very quick changes in my shooting as a doe or buck has showed up in the kill zone that was unexpected.

As far as this article is concerned, 1000.00 for a bow is just CRAZY IMO. Totally un necessary. There are far too many high quality proven bows at half that price.
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