Best overall bow??

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  • March 17, 2013 at 12:44 pm #569285 Back to Top REPORT

    dubbo

    Joined: 3/3/2013
    Location: PA
    Looking for opinions on the best compromise for overall bow mathews/monster, hunting, 3d, Indoor.  I have 29-29.5 draw and would shoot 60-65 lbs max.  Yrs ago it was the mq1, I have been using the SB and S2 for the last few yrs and am thinking its time for a change/upgrade.  I really like to string angle on the SB/S2 so unsure of the 30″ bows.  Z7mag, prestige (with over rotated cam), mr series.  Any opinions appreciated…
    March 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm #569287 Back to Top REPORT
    mikeday
    mikeday

    Joined: 2/28/2012
    i owned a mq1 years ago…(great bow) also owned the zmax back in the day.  love my z7x it has a great feel and for being short ATA it is very staple and extremely quiet
    March 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm #569289 Back to Top REPORT

    dubbo

    Joined: 3/3/2013
    Location: PA
    Yeh maybe I am a little old school and am reluctant to change. but would like to try a newer bow and was looking for one that would be a primary hunting bow abut would also be good for target work.
    March 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm #569304 Back to Top REPORT
    mikeday
    mikeday

    Joined: 2/28/2012
    something like the switchback .. decent ATA and brace .. could cover the full range of needs..not familar with the monster series but i know alot of guys that shoot them on target leagues and do well
    March 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm #569306 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

    Joined: 9/15/2006
    Location: Call me...867-5309
    You are currently shooting the best there is…
    The end is near....
    March 18, 2013 at 8:21 am #569610 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007

    You are currently shooting the best there is…

    Correct this.  For that ATA and doing it all it will be hard to beat this platform.

    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    March 19, 2013 at 10:04 am #569910 Back to Top REPORT
    5-rivers
    5 Rivers

    Joined: 11/9/2006
    The new CHILL is a very impressive platform.
    Although it is on the short side, it has a nice draw and hold, respectable speed, and not torquey.
    It is extremely accurate.
    March 19, 2013 at 11:50 am #569934 Back to Top REPORT
    canadianboy
    CanadianBoy

    Joined: 6/7/2009

    The new CHILL is a very impressive platform.
    Although it is on the short side, it has a nice draw and hold, respectable speed, and not torquey.
    It is extremely accurate.

    x1000 {#emotions_dlg.mathews_whistle}

    March 19, 2013 at 11:55 am #569936 Back to Top REPORT

    dubbo

    Joined: 3/3/2013
    Location: PA
    Keep the opinions coming…
    Never have had a chance to see much of the mathews 2 cam bows.  They do seem interesting and the cams are very large which would help with string angle.
    March 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm #569952 Back to Top REPORT
    mike25
    mike25

    Joined: 8/21/2008
    I’m going to second the chill statement. So far I am still working on tuning but for just a paper and walkback tune, I am impressed. Planning to broadhead tune next.
    March 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm #569960 Back to Top REPORT

    sig

    Joined: 2/10/2010
    I think you would like the MR8….Its a shooter!!
    March 19, 2013 at 4:13 pm #569980 Back to Top REPORT
    scfox
    SCFox

    Joined: 9/26/2004
    Location: Mn

    I think you would like the MR8….Its a shooter!!

    I would say this as well.  Either the MR8 or the MR7.  I was a die hard SB guy myself, but after owning an M7 for the past year or so, the SB doesn’t compare.  Don’t get me wrong, its still a great bow, just starting to show its age.

    SCFox

    M7 Schaffer Opposition Axcel HD Axion stab
    March 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm #569995 Back to Top REPORT

    dubbo

    Joined: 3/3/2013
    Location: PA
    The specs on those MR bows are appealing to me. What is the big difference between the monster 7 and MR7?

    You are correct on the SB starting to age and this is why I am looking for a change.

    Also had an interest in the Z7 magnum

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by  dubbo.
    March 20, 2013 at 9:08 am #570100 Back to Top REPORT
    5-rivers
    5 Rivers

    Joined: 11/9/2006
    The MR 7 and MR8 both are very good shooting bows.  And I have both as well.  However if weight is a issue for you the CHILL is much lighter and if you want more weight, use it to perfectly balance the bow in YOUR hand.
    As I said in my earlier post the CHILL is a very impressive platform.
    Coming for a guy that ranks the SB very high on his personal all time favorite bow list, the CHILL is nipping on the heels of the SB.
    Hope this helps you.   Have a great day!
    March 20, 2013 at 11:47 am #570129 Back to Top REPORT
    wisc-rattlesnake
    Wisc.Rattlesnake

    Joined: 4/18/2007
    Chill {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
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