New Bows for 2011

By: Bow Staff
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1/12/2011
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With each passing year the technology which powers the bows we shoot becomes more and more advanced.  Today's hunting bows are fast, quiet and extremely efficient compared to the bows of old.  With advances in materials, designs and manufacturing we truly are living in the golden age of compound bow technology.  Below we have assembled a comprehensive list of the top hunting bows for 2011.  Whether you're looking for speed, forgiveness or a little bit of both there's sure to be a bow here that's just right for you.

Mathews

In 2010 Mathews released the wildly successful Z7 bow. To date, the Z7 is Mathews' best selling bow, and for good reason. The Z7 features Mathews exclusive Grid Lock riser, Reverse Assist Roller Guard and ZX cam which combine to for the perfect blend of speed and accuracy. For 2011 Mathews has expanded on the Z Series by introducing several new models including the Z7 Xtreme, Z7 Xtreme Tactical, eZ7 and the Z9. No matter what you’re looking for in a hunting bow, the Z Series by Mathews is sure to exceed your expectations.  Visit www.mathewsinc.com to view the full line of Mathews bows.

Mathews Z7 Xtreme

The Z7 Xtreme packs all the features of the Z7 into a compact package that measures just 28” from axle-to-axle.  With a forgiving 7 3/8” brace height the Z7 Xtreme is very easy to shoot, even at longer distances.  The ZX cam provides plenty of speed with IBO ratings up to 330 fps.  Weighing in at just 3.98 lbs the Z7 Xtreme is perfect for bowhunters who are looking for a small, maneuverable bow that is both fast and accurate.  The new Z7 Xtreme works equally well in a ground blind as it does in a treestand.  Click here to learn more about the Z7 Xtreme.

Mathews Z7 Xtreme Bow

Mathews Z7 Xtreme Tactical

The Z7 Xtreme Tactical measures the same as the Z7 Xtreme, but comes with a new bold look.  The Grid Lock riser is flat black, the SE5 Composite Limbs are dipped in a carbon fiber finish, and phantom gray accents finish this bow off to make it one of the best looking bows for 2011.  The Z7 Xtreme Tactical is perfect for ground blind hunters or anyone who wants their bow to stand out in a crowd.  Click here to learn more and see more photos of the new Z7 Xtreme Tactical from Mathews.

Mathews Z7 Xtreme Tactical hunting bow

Mathews Z7 Magnum

Many of today’s bowhunters are looking for the ultimate in speed while still maintaining accuracy.  If you fit this description be sure to check out the Z7 Magnum.  At 32” axle-to-axle and sporting a forgiving brace height of 6 3/8” this bow pumps out speeds of up to 340 fps!  Like all other Z Series bows from Mathews the Z7 Magnum features the Reverse Assist Roller Guard, Grid Lock riser, and Dead-End String Stop which make this speed bow not just fast, but quiet too.  The Z7 Magnum is available in Lost Camo or black.  Click here for more info on this speedy hunting bow from Mathews.

Mathews Z7 Magnum Hunting Bow

Mathews eZ7

If you like the specs of the Mathews Z7 Magnum but want something with a silky smooth draw, the eZ7 is for you.  Built on the same platform as the Z7 Magnum, the eZ7 features the Z7 Solocam, which is similar to the smooth drawing cam system used on the venerable DXT.  This provides an easy draw for smooth shooting while still posting IBO speeds of up to 321 fps.  The eZ7 measures 32” axle-to-axle and weighs in at just 4.25 lbs.  Visit Mathews' website for more information on the smooth drawing eZ7.

Mathews eZ7 Hunting Bow

Mathews Z9

Bowhunters looking for a hunting bow with a longer draw length and forgiving brace height should give the Z9 a serious look.  The Z9 measures 30” axle-to-axle and comes in draw lengths up to 32”.  With a generous brace height of 8 ¾” the Z9 is extremely forgiving and super accurate.  Weighing in at 4.0 lbs the Z9 launches arrows at a very respectable 312 fps.  Looking for more info on the Mathews Z9?  Click here!

Mathews Z9 Hunting Bow

Mathews McPherson Series Monster MR6

The McPherson Series Monster bow lineup has been expanded for 2011 to include several new speedy hunting bows.  The MR6 utilizes the patented AVS cam system to deliver speeds up to 354 fps with a 6” brace height.  Like all Monster bows the MR6 also features the Quad V-Lock Limb System and Dead End String Stop.  Bowhunters who like the feel of a dual-cam bow that offers unrivaled speed should seriously consider the McPherson Series Monster MR6.  Learn more about the McPherson Monster MR6.

Mathews McPherson Series Monster MR6 hunting bow

Hoyt Carbon Element

The 2011 Carbon Element from Hoyt features a patent pending hollow carbon tube riser that is both extremely strong and light weight.  The Carbon Element measures 32” from axle-to-axle, has a 7” brace height and shoots 323 fps.

Hoyt Carbon Element

Hoyt CRX32

Featuring the lightest TEC riser Hoyt have ever made the CRX 32 weighs in at just 3.95 lbs.  The FUEL Cam delivers speeds up to 323 fps while a 32” axle-to-axle length and 7” brace height make the CRX 32 both balanced and forgiving.

Hoyt CRX32

Hoyt Rampage

Built for bowhunters on a budget the Rampage packs in plenty of great features.  Sporting a 7” brace height and 34” axle-to-axle length the Rampage shoots at a respectable 306 fps.

Hoyt Rampge

Bowtech Invasion

After a much anticipated wait, Bowtech unveiled the Invasion CPX at the 2011 ATA Show.  The Invasion features Bowtech’s center pivot technology, Hardcore limbs, and Overdrive Binary cam system to deliver speeds up to 343 fps.  The Invasion has an axle-to-axle length of 31”, a brace height of 7”, and weighs 3.9 lbs.

Bowtech Invasion

Bowtech Assassin

The Bowtech Assassin comes fully loaded with Bowtech’s new R.A.K. (Ready, Aim, Kill) system that includes a stabilizer, bow sling, rest, sight and quiver.  The full package weighs just 4.8 lbs and shoots up to 333 fps.  MSRP $649.

Bowtech Assassin

Bowtech Heartbreaker

Bowtech’s new woman’s hunting bow delivers speeds up to 305 fps and weighs a mere 3.7 lbs.  The Heartbreaker comes in weights from 40 to 60 lbs and has a forgiving 7” brace height which is great for female archers.

Bowtech Heartbreaker

Diamond Dead Eye

Featuring Diamond’s new Throttle Cam, the Dead Eye fires arrows at a blazing 343 fps.  A 6 1/8” brace height isn’t very forgiving, but produces plenty of speed.  The Dead Eye measures 32” axle-to-axle and weighs 3.95 lbs.

Diamond Dead Eye

Diamond Fugitive

Another fast hunting bow from Diamond, the Fugitive boasts speeds up to 337 fps with a brace height of 6 ½”.  With the R.A.K. system the Fugitive has an MSRP of $649 and comes in Mossy Oak Treestand camo.

Diamond Dead Eye

Bear Carnage

Bear’s Carnage bow features the new Skeleton cam which delivers speeds up to 345 fps.  The Skeleton cam can be adjusted in ½” increments without the need for a bow press.  The Carnage also features Bear’s 4x4 roller guard and Dual Arc Offest string suppressors.

 Bear Carnage

Bear Attack

The new Bear Attack delivers IBO speeds up to 340 fps with a 7 inch brace height and 31” axle-to-axle length.  This bow weighs in at 4.2 lbs and utilizes Bear’s E-Cam which is also adjustable without the need for a bow press.

Bear Attack

New Breed Archery Genetix

New Breed Archery prides itself on the quality of their bows, which is clearly seen in the new Genetix.  This bow features Barnsdale limbs, custom BCY 452x strings and cables, and the Bionix 2.0 cam system.  The Genetix measures 33 inches from axle-to-axle, has a 7” brace height, weighs 3.8 lbs and shoots up to 343 fps.

Strother SRX-1

New for 2011 the SRX-1 from Strother Archery is capable of producing speeds up to 347 fps with the patent-pending Hyper-S Cam System.  The SRX-1 measures just over 34” from axle-to-axle, weights 4.1 lbs, and has a brace height of 6 ½”.

Strother Allure

This split-limb hunting bow designed specifically for female archers measures 33 5/8”from axle-to-axle, has a brace height of just over 6 inches and weighs in at 4 pounds even.  The Allure produces speeds of up to 296 fps measured at 26”/60 lbs which is plenty fast to take down most big game animals.

Prime Centroid

One of this year’s hot new bows the Prime Centroid features an innovative new parallel cam system that virtually eliminates cam lean.  With an IBO speed of 332 fps and axle-to-axle length of 34.25” this unique bow is sure to have people talking all year long.

Prime Centroid

Quest Rev

The Quest Rev from G5 has the specs to make it a solid hunting bow for 2011.  At just under 4 pounds the Rev launches arrows up to 324 fps thanks to the patent pending Twin Track SYNC Modular Cam system.  The Rev measures 32” axle to axle and has a 7 5/8” brace height.

Quest Rev

Parker Firestorm Package

For 2011 Parker has put together the most comprehensive bow package of all time.  The Inferno bow package includes everything you need to hit the woods including a Montana Black Gold sight, Whicker Biscuit rest, Carbon Express arrows, Tru Fire broadheads, field points, quiver, wrist sling, stabilizer and peep sight.  The entire kit comes with accessories installed and shipped in an SKB hard bow case.

Parker Firestorm Package

Parker Blackhawk EZ Draw

The single-cam Blackhawk EZ Draw is extremely easy to draw and let down, which is feature that is becoming more and more popular with today’s aging archers.  The Blackhawk produces speeds up to 290 fps, weighs just 3.85 lbs and measures 32” from axle-to-axle.

Pearson Stealth II

The Stealth II from Ben Pearson is “Built for Bone” with speeds upward of 340 fps.  The new Stealth cam provides ½” draw length adjustments with interchangeable modules and ranges from 25.5” to 30.5”.  This hunting bow weighs in at 4.5 lbs with a 6 ¼” brace height and 32” axle-to-axle length.

Pearson Stealth II

Elite Pulse

Elite’s flagship bow for 2011, the Pulse is a well built hunting bow that offers a balance of speed and accuracy.  A 34 ¼” axle-to-axle length makes this bow stable while the EFX cam system spits arrows at up to 343 fps.  The Pulse features 80% let-off and weighs 4.3 lbs.

Elite Pulse

Elite Hunter

Like it's name implies, this bow was built for one thing – hunting.  At 31 ¾” long and weighing just 3.9 lbs the Elite Hunter is lightweight and maneuverable.  Elite’s ESX cams produce speeds up to 323 fps and sports a very forgiving 7 ½” brace height.

Elite Hunter

Martin Firecat 400

Martin’s Nitro Cam system produces speeds of up to 335 fps which makes the Firecat 400 the speedster of this year’s Marin lineup.  The unique Saddleback Thermal Grip prevents your hand from directly contacting the riser on those cold late season hunts.  The Firecat 400 weighs just 3.7 lbs and has an axle-to-axle length of 32.5”.

Martin Firecat 400

Martin Onza 3

The Onza 3 is built on the same bridged riser as the original Onza which provides the ultimate in stability and strength.  The Nitro Cam system provides speeds up to 340 fps and the 7.25” brace height makes the Onza 3 both forgiving and accurate.   The Onza 3 also features Martin’s new PowerTough limbs to ensure durability and accuracy.  MSRP $599

Martin Onza 3

PSE X-Force Omen Pro

PSE’s X-Force Omen Pro was designed for one thing – SPEED!  With speeds up to 366 fps this is one of the fastest bows on the market today.  The X-Force Omen Pro features PSE’s new Planar Flex Riser design and Centerlock Pocket system for superior accuracy.  This bow is draw length specific available in ½ inch increments.  The Omen Pro weights 4.35 lbs, has a 70% let-off, 5.5” brace height, and 33 5/8” axle-to-axle length.

PSE X-Force Omen Pro

PSE Dream Season EVO

New for 2011 the Dream Season EVO has the speed you’ve come to expect from PSE bows; 345 fps to be exact.  This speedy hunting bow weighs in at a hefty 4.4 lbs, has a short 6” brace height and 32.5” axle-to-axle length.

PSE Dream Season EVO

PSE Axe 7

If the Dream Season EVO and Omen Pro are a bit too aggressive for you, the Axe 7 may be your bow.  A forgiving 7” brace height and 32.5” axle-to-axle length produce very respectable speeds from 327 to 335 fps.  The X-Force Axe 7 weighs in at 4.2 lbs and is adjustable from 26.5” to 31” draw length.

PSE Axe 7

Alpine Jim Shockey Series Yukon

Endorsed by one of the world’s most successful big game hunters, the Jim Shockey Series Yukon is a well balanced hunting bow suitable for even the biggest trophies.  The Yukon produces speeds up to 320 fps, has a forgiving brace height of 7.75” and a stable axle-to-axle length of 35 inches, and that's No Guff.

Alpine Jim Shockey Yukon Bow

Mission VXT

The 34” axle-to-axle length of the Mission VXT (Voyager XT) proves a deadly combination of balance and accuracy.  This bow offers a parallel limb design and a smooth-drawing single cam system that produces speeds up to 330 fps!  A 7 inch brace height and 80% let-off make the Mission VXT a great option for budget conscious hunters looking for high performance at an affordable price.

Mission VXT

Mission Venture

At just $499 the Mission Venture could be one of this year’s best buys.  This bow features a smooth drawing single cam system that produces speeds in excess of 320 fps.  Weighing just 3.96 lbs with a maneuverable 30.25” brace height the Venture is perfect for just about any bowhunting situation including hunting from ground blinds or on long stalks in the mountains.

Mission Venture

Mission Craze

With over 40 pounds of draw weight adjustment the Craze fits just about any archer who picks it up.  The compact riser helps keep this bow down to a mere 3.6 lbs and the high energy dual cam system produces an ample 306 fps.  All of this for under $300?  If you’re looking for the perfect bow for your young or beginning archer, the Mission Crazy just may be it!

Mission Craze

Darton DS-3800

The new DS-3800 from Darton is both fast and accurate.  At 350 fps the DS-3800 is no slouch in the speed department but unlike many speed bows it boasts a smooth draw cycle, forgiving valley, and stable 33” axle-to-axle length.  The DS-3800 also feature’s Darton’s new Progressive Torque Reduction cable guard rod.

Darton DS-3800

APA Viper V7

The Viper V7 bow from APA Innovations is packed full of features that bowhunters have grown to love including the Fang riser, carrying handle, and built-in broadhead wrench.  New for 2011 are APA’s HE limbs and roller guide system for increased performance.  The Viper V7 measures in at 31.75” long with a 7” brace height and IBO speeds up to 332 fps.

APA Innovcations Viper V7 Bow

Winchester Quicksilver 34

Bursting onto the scene in 2011, Winchester’s flagship bow is the Quicksilver 34.  This all-new bow packs plenty of power with speeds up to 343 fps coming from this 34” axle-to-axle powerhouse with a 7” brace height.  Let-off is adjustable from 55-80%.  At just 3.9 lbs the Quicksilver is sure to make a big splash this season.

Winchester Quicksilver 34 bow

Winchester Tracker

This new hunting bow is built for bowhunters on a budget who still demand bigtime performance.  This 4 lb bow features Winchester’s ARC cam with patent pending two track technology that produces speeds up to 310 fps.  The Tracker is available in draw lengths from 27 to 30 inches in 50-60-70 pounds draw weights.

Winchester Tracker

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75 Comments on "New Bows for 2011"

Re: New Bows for 2011

Hevy slant towards mathews how about un biased reviews?

Posted by tjc18 on 1/31/2011 6:25:27 PM

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They even have a paragraph about mathews at the beginning of this page, and not about anyone else.

Posted by ratz370 on 2/5/2011 12:55:08 PM

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That's becuase Mathews is the best bow in the world!

Posted by il_bowhunter on 2/7/2011 9:57:03 AM

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check out the review on the bowtech invasion and its CPX showing the major faults in mathews! Im not biased, i shoot what works best for me and Elite won me last time

Posted by Rob on 2/7/2011 10:13:54 PM

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Mathews bows are soooooo over-rated. It's all in the advertising. I too was a victim of the advertising, shot them for 12 yrs. Finally went bow shopping with an open, objective mind and discovered Mathews wasn't even in the top 5. PSE won hands down.

Posted by Montec on 2/9/2011 8:51:17 AM

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after shooting mathews for the past seven years I decided on the Darton DS3800 this year and love it.

Posted by rustyhunter on 2/10/2011 9:38:31 PM

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hey hey look at that pse x-force omen jeez 366fps only 70%let but hey thats is freakin fast u never kno after that bow maybe the headline article will be about pse

Posted by ed williams on 2/17/2011 9:51:26 PM

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I just got the new bowtech Assassin and i must say that it is an awesome bow. Not only is it fast and quiet it is very accurate. Thank you bowtech for an awesome deal!

Posted by michael LaRocco on 2/25/2011 11:37:38 AM

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Mathews are fine and I shot them as well as Hoyt (flagship aluminum bows not the cheapy magnesium risers) for years. I now shoot Parker, they are solid, durable, smooth, reasonably quiet, and reliable. The best thing about Parkers.....if you look at a catalog they aren't sponsoring 1500 hunting shows/celebrities! That's why they can deliver the quality at a lower price!

Posted by HuntingDude on 2/26/2011 5:35:33 PM

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Waiting for my new APA V7 to arrive! Have shot pretty much every bow on the market over 20 years of bowhunting. There are lots of great bows out there but, am very impressed with the APA. It was a toss up between the Viper V7 and the Mamba M7. Both beautiful smooth and fast bows! Worth a look if you haven't!

Posted by Castincowboy on 2/28/2011 12:20:32 AM

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245fps single cam 7.25inch brace height. what more could u want. And made by one of the oldest companies, Pure Carnage? BEAR

Posted by JJ on 3/1/2011 9:18:33 PM

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How bout 345?

Posted by mh on 3/10/2011 11:06:57 PM

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I went this year with an open mind looking at all bows. I shot Hoyt, Bowtech, Diamond, PSE, Martin, Elite, and Bear but the Mathews Z7 Extreme won me over big time.

Posted by Cody on 3/14/2011 8:51:58 PM

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I try to be unbiased, but here's the truth....talk all you want, shoot all u wana shoot! What counts is when the tip of your broad-head exits the intended target, and you just achieved success in your hunt. For me I choose PSE X-force SS '08. I was happy with it then, still happy now, tossing arrows out right now - 385g @ 326fps and killed my farthest kill at 97 yards. Lots of nice bows now but the bow isn't going to make your hunt, you are going to hunt your HUNT! Im a PSE man!!

Posted by John on 3/22/2011 10:19:38 PM

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Mathews sponsors this site or the web show. That's why.

Posted by O.K. on 3/24/2011 1:24:38 PM

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I have shot every brand, every make, shoot atleast 200-300 times a week. you will not find a smoother, faster, accurate, an durable bow than the bowtech lineup. pse is loud with a gritty draw cycle same with the hoyts. the mathews are smooth but have alot of wrist torque. the other bow companys are so far behind they'll never catch up... happy shooting to all,

Posted by Team Bowtech on 3/26/2011 11:12:37 PM

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name says it all, you really shot "every brand, every make" no you didn't don't lie. and the only bow that hasn't been a huge disappointment for the last two years is the assassin. nice try though.... fanboy

Posted by Team Bowtech is an idiot on 3/29/2011 10:23:41 PM

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Posted by MccallLucile on 4/2/2011 2:09:43 AM

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When you're out west and your bow takes a crap, you will wish you had a MATHEWS!! Awesome costumer service, MADE IN USA!! I've been shooting Mathews since '98

Posted by paul on 4/4/2011 2:58:47 PM

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Beg to differ Paul. Had a Reezen that was a lemon and Mathews left me twisting in the wind. I too was shooting a Mathews since 98. Over-rated, nothing but a big ad campaign

Posted by Montec on 4/6/2011 1:42:48 PM

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I was in the "River Breaks" of montana. Nearest town over 2 hours away. Mathews over nighted two replacement limbs, no questions asked, no charge. The guy at the bow shop said any other bow and I could not of helped you like that but he said Mathews takes care of them and their customers. Im now on my third Mathews and have no plans to switch. Sorry to hear Montec that you did not have a similar experience.

Posted by Paul on 4/8/2011 2:19:44 PM

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You can shoot all you want but for my hard earned my its gotta be Parker you can get everything you need in a ready to hunt package for what you would pay for just a bow hands down PARKER

Posted by Chad on 4/16/2011 10:25:40 PM

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Simlier story with me I was on a hunt in Africa and the first day there bow problems mathews had me limbs by the fourth day saved me about $8900 I don't think any other company would do that not sure how much it cost them but only cost me $20 American dollors for the gas after that I'll be with them for life only down fall they are $$$$$.

Posted by Jason on 4/17/2011 10:08:53 PM

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Maybe you have to be a U.S citizen to get that kind of service.I sent my Reezen back to the Canadian distributor with a letter and proof of the problem I was having.I didn't get it back for over a month. As the bow was being drawn, you could see how it would twist to the right. All I was told from the Canadian rep was "you must be torqing it. I am a former 3 time provincial archery champ with well over 25 yrs in archery, I don't torque a bow when I shoot them. I was later told by an archery pro in NY that owns a store that Mathews brought out and touted the Grid Lock riser so soon after be cause the riser on the Reezen was prone to twisting.

Posted by Montec on 4/18/2011 9:44:17 PM

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Shot a Bowtech for years and this year I picked up a New Breed Archery Genetix. What a shooter. I ended up selling my Bowtech Destroyer 350 to make room for another NBA bow. Try them all and keep the ones you like the best. Its not a one size fits all world.

Posted by KraQR on 4/19/2011 9:32:30 PM

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Everyone needs to check out the new Parker Ambusher it is going to be the bow to beat. Light weight and smoking fast. Parker is leading the field in my book and has been for years.

Posted by RealbuckHunter McDowell County West Virginia on 4/24/2011 1:14:04 PM

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Been shooting for 38 years. Finally shooting 300's with Elite's "Pure"

Posted by Senior Shooter on 4/28/2011 12:44:01 AM

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Hope to start bow hunting next season. These bows look awsome.

Posted by Seth Srader on 4/29/2011 3:57:35 PM

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just got my diamond deadeye in! has to be the best bow ever made. fast and dependible for 600 bucks.

Posted by kieth stone on 5/3/2011 9:23:43 AM

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im new to bow hunting and i shot a few bows and liked the quest rev the best, anyone know any information about the quest

Posted by boomboom on 5/13/2011 2:49:13 PM

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im new to bow hunting and i shot a few bows and liked the quest rev the best, anyone know any information about the quest

Posted by boomboom on 5/13/2011 2:54:57 PM

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i shot a mathews dxt for 2.5 years and this year i switched to a hoyt rampage xt and couldnt be happier. im shooting a lot better with the hoyt. my mathews was a good bow though

Posted by 12duhunter on 5/19/2011 11:34:11 PM

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I had shot Mathews since the MQ1 came out in 99. Every year I would get a new Mathews. My last Mathews was the Switchback. It served me well. Since then I have shot Hoyt, Bowtech, and PSE. I fell in love with the PSE x-force when it first came out. I am now shooting the OMEN PRO and I couldn't be happier. By the way, it is very quiet! I also like watching the Drury brothers and all their shows. They left Hoyt, Even Jay Gregory switched to PSE. He left Mathews!

Posted by BowMan on 5/26/2011 9:05:11 AM

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You guys crack me up with your 330fps and 345fps crap. Put your hunting rig together and shoot it through the crono. Sorry to say that most of you will be very disappointed. Its all about putting the arrow in the right spot. An arrow will do a complete pass through both lungs at 100 fps. Find what fits you and you are comfortable with. All the extras are great, but for guys like me that work hard for my money...there are some bows that are way out of my little man price range. I'll shoot my ross until the limbs fall off. There just happens to be a 162 1/8" Indiana whitetail at the taxidermist.

Posted by Shawn on 5/28/2011 8:49:10 PM

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i agree 100 percent with shawn. i shot every bow available its not the bow the magazine or tv show says is the best its the one that feels and shoots best in your hands. i just got the bowtech invasion and love it. go to a pro shop and everything side by side. oh and chances are your bow set up to your specs with your arrows will most likely shoot much slower than you think. just my thoughts. good luck in the field this year

Posted by ryan on 6/3/2011 3:51:23 PM

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Here's the deal, Hoyt carbon msrp $1400, Z7 Extreme msrp $850, etc etc. this is for bare bone bows without your decent setup. I suggest goin out and gettin a bowtech/mission/diamond for your first setup, cuase if you really look into what your doin is paying for is the name, virtually every new bow that came out in 2011 is practically identical is specs and speeds and draws, etc. soo you wanna pay for the name or pay for the performance? you chose but I will take performance any day of the week cuase when its all said and done the guy who choses performance over how cool that new bow from hoyt or mathews was, is gonna be that guy who gets outta his stand or finishes that stalk with a solid kill, and is gonna be happy at the end of the hunt. this isnt a fashion show this is hunting and conservation.

Posted by Re: New Bows for 2011 on 6/9/2011 10:22:42 AM

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I shoot a 2010 mathews z7 but in my opinion different bows work for different people just shoot what feels good dont worry about who makes it how much it cost or how cool it looks. I picked my bow just on how it felt to me.

Posted by Nick on 6/22/2011 12:56:57 PM

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I have been shooting archery for 40 years and have shot Matthews the most. I switched to Elite and shot my first 300 with an Elite Pure 50# this year. Am looking for a super smooth hunting bow and am thinking about the 60# Matthews EZ7 vs Elite Pure due to the Pure lacking "valley". Accuracy and torque are big issues as we have a 60 yd outdoor spot league. Any thoughts?

Posted by Jeff on 6/23/2011 10:40:33 AM

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First time on this web site and I really like it. I to have been shooting for years and have had several different bows. I agree with Shawn and Ryan, it is all about what "you" like and what performs the best for you. Matthews does a great job on promoting their bows but that doesn't mean their the only game in town. Find a bow you like and that you can shoot well and that's the best bow for you! I just purchased a Martin Crossfire. It shoots well, fells good and it's the right bow for me. Besides, if Martin is good enough for Uncle Tedd, Its good enough for me. LOL Good luck and good hunting.

Posted by Bobby on 6/28/2011 12:36:32 PM

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I just bought a Rampage xt a couple days ago and I love it.

Posted by bj on 7/2/2011 12:27:25 AM

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If you're biaised try to make it less obvious. Slapping the Mathews logo and slogan right at the top, double the text lenght for each bow, links to manufacturer's website and each bows when none of the others get it... This website has just lost all its relevance for me.

Posted by Raph on 7/4/2011 8:39:50 PM

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I like matthews because they the best bows. I shoot a matthews huhhhhhh. My bow betta even though I can't shoot good.

Posted by jerry on 7/5/2011 12:52:55 AM

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Geez Jerry, I don't know what's funnier??? Your spelling or the claim about mathews

Posted by Montec on 7/7/2011 5:52:17 AM

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I wont tell which bow i shoot because it does not matter. Pick one that feels good to you and that you like. Here in Oregon where I hunt I dont need speed. Most of the kills are 40 yrds or less. Speed dont mean anything if you cant hit what you aim at.

Posted by David on 7/9/2011 4:23:28 PM

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I shoot the Mathews dxt. Granted it isn't a brand new Mathews but I still love it. It shoots 312 fps with a Easton flatline arrow. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I thank Mathews is the best bow company out their. Also have a lifetime warranty. They are a little high on the price. But you get what you pay for. Can't wait for bow season. Good hunting to everyone. Try the rage if you haven't already.

Posted by Stephen on 7/10/2011 7:06:14 AM

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Has anyone heard of Renegade Bows? I just bought the new Outlaw II and I love it! Check them out here: http://www.renegadebows.com/

Posted by John on 7/18/2011 9:11:04 AM

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Has anyone heard of Renegade Bows? I just bought the new Outlaw II and I love it! Check them out here: http://www.renegadebows.com/

Posted by John on 7/18/2011 9:11:44 AM

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I think your all wrong its not what brand of bow it,s what works best for you I personally like mathews z7extreme works best for me.

Posted by razor ramon on 7/27/2011 12:30:33 PM

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you all are one-sided i shot mathews switchback xt but it was getting age to it now i shoot the bowtech admiralwhich is 2 years old now but nothing either company makes can compare to these 2......for all the speed freaks, its overrated arrow placement is what you should worry about

Posted by wow on 7/27/2011 7:29:23 PM

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Fairly New to bow hunting here, Spent over a year tossing and turning in my sleep over which company to go with. I finally made my decesion yesterday, and I will only say, Yes the Mathews is nice, but how can anyone justify $900 When for $500, You can get a bow that can put the same slab of meet on the table. Good Luck and Happy Hunting to All

Posted by JD on 7/28/2011 10:17:21 PM

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Meat.....Sorry about the Typo....

Posted by JD on 7/29/2011 9:45:33 AM

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im loving my new parker ambusher z28. looks like a toy at first sight because its a 28 inch bow. pretty hard bow to shoot in the beginning but wow !!! after some practice what an accurate machine. plus it has plenty of power/speed behind it to knock a deer down over 40yards

Posted by sp on 8/6/2011 7:59:10 PM

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i'm gonna be honest. i've had the hoyt's and matthews and can hardly notice a difference. their both freakin sweet. my hoyt was just a touch fasater, however i don't pull very much weight. but bottom line...if you can shoot your bow and be happy with doin that then who cares which one is the best.

Posted by garrett on 8/8/2011 4:35:19 PM

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i went to my local archery shop to look at the new mathews...and came out with the new Winchester tracker...i love it not the best fps but is super accurate and quite just gotta shoot one to see for your self

Posted by thesyndrome on 8/8/2011 11:13:21 PM

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Alls I did was shot every bow I can think if. Then chose the 5 I likes the most and narrowed down from there. I ended up with the diamond iceman. I love it, it's smooth,accurate and quiet. Bowtech and diamonds line up is the beat feeling I've shot since.

Posted by Jody on 8/10/2011 7:25:17 PM

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PSE

Posted by Brett on 8/19/2011 11:45:40 AM

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I am still shooting my PSE 1000 I bought in 1990. I want a new bow every year but struggle with spending the money when I still harvest deer with the old PSE. My son says I'm a cave man.

Posted by Chickendoctor22 on 8/21/2011 11:09:33 AM

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Diamond are good bows for the money...but the Z7E sure is a sweet bow

Posted by Mark on 8/23/2011 2:11:46 PM

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I have a 2011 Martin Bengal, one hell of a bow for only $500. Everyone rants and raves over how accurate the bow is and how this bow will kill you a deer, remember its not just the bow its also the shooter

Posted by Jake on 8/23/2011 3:01:45 PM

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I own a Mathews Mission X3 and I have to be honest I liked it at first, but when I found out the bow was $200 dollars less than what I paid for it I've grown to hate it even more. Even after contacting the company to let them know what happend the Archery store was selling the Bow as one of Mathews Top of the line Mission Bows. Short thing if you are to purchase a bow do your home first. Don't listen to archery store salesmen even it's a good bow. When you find out the truth of the bow it will always be a lemon in your heart and hands.

Posted by Backlash on 8/28/2011 3:53:29 PM

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Right on Backlash. The part about "liked it at first" sounds familiar. Too bad so many have tunnel vision and have been fooled by the Mathews advertising.Mathews really is nothing special.I too had a Mathews lemon and I believe they send their "seconds" to Canada. Now I shoot an APA Mamba M7....WOW..we have tighter standards up here. Another thing, if you are Canadian, customer service is terrible. With all the bows Matt McPherson sells up here, one would think that we would not be thought of as "back burner" clients. Hell, they won't even send a catalogue to Canada. Funny thing,my buddy has a Z7 that's been sent back to Mathews and he's fed up with them also.

Posted by Montec on 8/29/2011 2:37:48 PM

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Ive been shooting bow and hunting for 25 years. Ive tried most of the bows out there and found that its not the "brand" that makes it work. Mathews has a very good ad campaign. They do make good bows , but there is lots of competition out there and its pretty good!! By the way , I shoot Elite right now.

Posted by Brad on 9/5/2011 10:16:08 AM

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I've had a few bows.2 top end hoyts,1martin, 2 bow techs, 1 bear, 1 pse over 25 years. I the Mathews Z7 Extreme currently. It's the best combination of speed, accuracy, and smoothness with no vibration, I've ever experienced. There are a lot of nice bows out there now. The IBO really isn't important. Every bow is setup different and has so many variables. Over 260 fps is screaming! your talking an average hunting speed variable of about 40 fps fro one hunter to the next. If you can't hit you'r prey, it's probably not the equipment.

Posted by Jesse on 9/6/2011 12:52:20 AM

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I'm looking to upgrade my bow, right now I'm shooting a Mathews Icon with a finger tab. Anyone heard Any info on the new Winchester bows.

Posted by Hank Arel on 9/9/2011 8:07:44 PM

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The Darton DS3800 is a fast, smooth and accurate bow. Shoots like a dream. Darton does not have the publicity of the other big name bows but anyone who shoots a Darton will be amazed.

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Posted by MARIWelch27 on 9/15/2011 3:20:45 AM

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PSE - X FORCE is my choice it is just simply bad to the bone and also very fast

Posted by caleb on 9/16/2011 1:03:27 AM

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Everyone makes a good bow in 2011. Be smart with your money. Speed is nice if you can draw it in a tight situation. An easy draw in the dead of winter is worth it's weight in gold.

Posted by JohnG. on 9/26/2011 8:50:50 PM

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i shoot a diamond outlaw. been out of the game a while now. man have things changed in the past 10 years. leaps and bounds over my old bear whitetail II.

Posted by jake on 9/28/2011 11:41:50 PM

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Shot Browning PSE WhiteTail 2 THen found a Diamond Marquis Smooth Fast Quiet everything that a bow hunter would ever dream about. Super fast=noise 1st grader ed.

Posted by Bow Instructor on 9/30/2011 1:12:53 PM

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I bought the Mathews z7 extreme. I couldn't be happier, best money I ever spent. Yes Mathews does have a big ad campaign, but what company has the most pro wins then any other bow company's combined? And the smoothest bows ever.

Posted by detox on 10/5/2011 10:09:49 PM

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Mathews hands down!

Posted by adam on 10/26/2011 5:25:05 PM

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5 stars for z7 Xtreme! Let's see what's in store for 2012! Jake @ http://www.bowstrings.com/

Posted by Jake on 11/12/2011 5:52:45 AM

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by Zsolt on 11/25/2011 1:59:48 PM

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I have been bowhunting and shooting since the age of 6 and thats been more than 30 years ago. I have shot bows from homemade long and recurve bows to everyname in the book. I look for a bow with longevity and a feeling of being a part of my hand. Most bow hunters try to shoot way to much poundage and can't even pull the bow back when they need too. I shoot #70lbs now and had been shooting #80 in my younger years. I love my Ross and have had it for 4 years. When I tried it it fit perfectly and pulled smooth. I have killed my buck every year because I "practice" and pull what I can and not what I think I can. God bless.

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