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#3334629 - 08/24/13 08:50 PM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: Eric Kilby]
12 Point

Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 7406
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

Mathews has been slipping in the last ten years. I guess they dont want to admit it. LOL
Let em go and let em grow!
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#3343105 - 08/31/13 09:32 PM Re: F&S New Bow Rankings [Re: muddyboots]
4 Point

Registered: 07/29/11
Posts: 457
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
16 Point

Registered: 06/23/04
Posts: 15185
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]
10 Point

Registered: 08/01/02
Posts: 4083
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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