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my son is in the market for a new bow. i know i'm prolly gonna start a shit storm but i'll get plenty of opinions from the zone. he went and shot a mathews monster yesterday and liked it alot. any you guys have one, pros and cons. he's also looking at hoyt.
 

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Honestly, the best bow for him is the bow that feels best in his hands and feels the best when he shoots. I own a Hoyt and love it, and Mathews, bowtech, diamond, etc. are all good quality bow and he should choose what feels the best to him. Try out every bow he can.
 

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Have him take a look at the new Hoyt Alpha Max. Bowtech has some good bows as well as mathews
 

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+1 on what aaarenson said. You don't metion how old he is, but if he is still fairly young, make sure you get a bow with a good range of adjustable draw, you don't wnat him to out grow $1000 worth of equipment in 2 years.
 

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It's already been said, but it comes down to what feels the best to him. Lot's of good bows out there. I like my X-force alot, but it is a spendy bow. Right now I just wish I could pull it.
 

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mathews all the way hands down the monster is sweet and i love my switch back go down to ROSS outdoors and talk to adam he will hook u up great people
 

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I've got a one year old 29" draw RH 60-70lb Hoyt Katera that I'm looking to sell. I'll include a nice decked out package as well...looking to get $800.00. I used it for my elk hunt last year, and by the time I get drawn again (15 years) it'll be time for a new one...
 

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Ive had alot of bows over the last 25 years,3 PSE's, Proline, High Country, Bear, Martin, 2 hoyt's. I shoot a Hoyt CyberTec now. Love it. But alot of these new bows now a day are real close to the same. Dont buy something yer gonna have to sell to upgrade in 1 ta 2 years, Some of these guys on here will say go with brand X all the way, nothin else compairs, BS. I look at it this way, get a good bow, spend a little extra, learn to shoot it second nature, then dont change anything. If its setup great, and he can shoot it great, why mess with it. I know guys that shoot thier old trusty PSE and can outshoot most people with thier brand new $1500 Mathews setup.
 

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Go to archery head quarters! They helped me out a lot over the past couple years ask for george he is a pretty cool guy, tell him ryan with the martin sent you.
 

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watch out for bows with short brace heights they are less forgiving dont get me wrong fast is cool but not at the expense of accuracy
 

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thanks for the replies. i told him the same thing about finding one that feels right and that he can shoot effectively. all the speed and bells and whistles in the world don't mean nothin if you can't hit what you're aimin at. got some friends with bowtechs and hoyts that we're gonna let him try out this weekend. our bow shop up here only carries mathews, hoyt and parker. thanks again, doug
 

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He has to do what feels right for him, hopefully cheaper!

Mathew's is the best on the market, you can't go wrong there, but $$$$$$$$$
 

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I hear the Hoyt Aplha Max is really good....also the new Hoyt Trubo Hawk...which has a lot of the same components as the AlphaMAx, but about half the price.
 

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I just bought a PSE bowmadness to replace my early 90's PSE fireflight. It is very easy to shoot, light, small, the arrow tracks straight, pretty flat from 40-60 yards (based on a couple days shooting at usery pass) and after work when I get home I can shoot at my 35 yd target and be very consistant.

Of course my opinion is jacked up as I went from an early 90's bow to a new one so not sure how all the new bows compare, but compared to my old as bow...the new PSE is a dream come true, LOL!
 

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Ive had alot of bows over the last 25 years,3 PSE's, Proline, High Country, Bear, Martin, 2 hoyt's. I shoot a Hoyt CyberTec now. Love it. But alot of these new bows now a day are real close to the same. Dont buy something yer gonna have to sell to upgrade in 1 ta 2 years, Some of these guys on here will say go with brand X all the way, nothin else compairs, BS. I look at it this way, get a good bow, spend a little extra, learn to shoot it second nature, then dont change anything. If its setup great, and he can shoot it great, why mess with it. I know guys that shoot thier old trusty PSE and can outshoot most people with thier brand new $1500 Mathews setup.
Ive got the Ross Cardiac, not one of the big names but just as expensive. I love it. This is only my second bow since 1980, and I like it so much that I dont think Ill need another for the next 20yrs.
 

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Ive got the Ross Cardiac, not one of the big names but just as expensive. I love it. This is only my second bow since 1980, and I like it so much that I dont think Ill need another for the next 20yrs.
there ya go, If you can drill em w/ tac driver accuracy, why change.
 
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