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  • November 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm #496960 Back to Top REPORT

    wvarcher

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    I’ve always preferred 33″ ATA bows for my 29.5″ dl.
    I shoot a Drenlin now and would like to buy another Mathews solo cam bow with the same 33″ ATA length. Does Mathews make a solo cam bow over 32″ any more? Is it true that longer bows with a higher bh are more forgiving and better shooting bows?
    November 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm #541692 Back to Top REPORT

    eleet31

    Joined: 12/7/2008
    It appears the z7 magnum is the longest at “32. With the longer risers most of the bows feel longer than they are. Of course that doesn’t really help with the string angle. Have you shot any Mathews since your Drenalin? They may surprise you.
    November 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm #541693 Back to Top REPORT

    wvarcher

    Joined: 11/8/2012
    Thanks for responding! No I haven’t shot any other bow besides the Drenalin. I looked at the Z7 and i am hoping to get my next bow with at least a 7″ BH. I don’t know, maybe I am too worried about length and BH
    November 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm #541694 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    While it may be hard to find one, a 70/29 Prestige with the cables taken up about 4 turns will give you a good 29.5″ and at least 73# peak DW … you should get over 300 fps with a 440-gr arrow. :thumbup

    While it is considered a ‘target’ bow, it actually is the best all around bow Mathews has made for DL under 30″, IMHO

    365-gr arrow @ 73/29.5″ = 324 fps

    463-gr arrow @ 73/29.5″ = 295 fps

    Otherwise, you have to go to the MR-series bows to get an ATA of 33″ or more.

    November 24, 2012 at 10:45 pm #541695 Back to Top REPORT

    eleet31

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    I don’t think your worry to much. Those two aspect are probably the most important. The best thing to do is go shoot some. I will say that even the shorter bows shoot just as good as your Drenalin. Of course it’s all personal preference. I myself don’t mind a short AtA but I do prefer a brace height of at least 7″
    November 24, 2012 at 10:53 pm #541696 Back to Top REPORT

    wvarcher

    Joined: 11/8/2012
    Again,thanks for responding. Sounds like i need to shoot some of the newer bows. I don’t imagine Mathews would be making and selling smaller ATA bows if people were not shooting them well.
    November 24, 2012 at 11:07 pm #541697 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    … I don’t imagine Mathews would be making and selling smaller ATA bows if people were not shooting them well.

    They are made for shooting something under 35 yds that doesn’t have an X on it and a vital zone of 9″ … that’s where the market is.[=}=]

    The forum is replete with posts complaining about FPs and BHs not hitting the same POI … and most are related to super critical bows and bow hand torque … so I wouldn’t say everyone is shooting them well. Short ATA bows are demanding and not everyone has the consistency of form to shoot them accurately/ethically beyond 40 yds with broadheads. [=}=]

    Hunting Eastern Hardwoods isn’t much of a challenge for accuracy and consistency if measured in bowhunting success … Hunting Western Sage Flats or above Timberline is another ballgame all together. It all depends on your needs and hunting style … and how much you demand of yourself.

    Like said, shoot’em all, but you owe it to yourself to try a 70/29 Prestige if you can find one … or an MR-7 or MR-6.

    November 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm #541698 Back to Top REPORT

    wvarcher

    Joined: 11/8/2012

    … I don’t imagine Mathews would be making and selling smaller ATA bows if people were not shooting them well.

    They are made for shooting something under 35 yds that doesn’t have an X on it and a vital zone of 9″ … that’s where the market is.[=}=]

    The forum is replete with posts complaining about FPs and BHs not hitting the same POI … and most are related to super critical bows and bow hand torque … so I wouldn’t say everyone is shooting them well. Short ATA bows are demanding and not everyone has the consistency of form to shoot them accurately/ethically beyond 40 yds with broadheads. [=}=]

    Hunting Eastern Hardwoods isn’t much of a challenge for accuracy and consistency if measured in bowhunting success … Hunting Western Sage Flats or above Timberline is another ballgame all together. It all depends on your needs and hunting style … and how much you demand of yourself.

    Like said, shoot’em all, but you owe it to yourself to try a 70/29 Prestige if you can find one … or an MR-7 or MR-6.[/quote:2tv14cfh]

    Great post! Gjarcher, what is the ATA length for the Prestige?

    November 24, 2012 at 11:37 pm #541699 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    The Conquest Prestige is 35.5″ ATA. with a 29.5″ DL, it would result in about a 35º string angle.

    The MR-series are 33″ ATA, but the very large cams increase the string angle. For a 29.5″ DL, they should be about 38º string angle.

    One nice advantage of the MR-series is that they can be backed off about 15# from peak … so if you get a 70# for hunting, you can shoot it at 55# for 3d/Indoors. DL mods are cheap, so the DL can be corrected when the bow is backed off.

    November 25, 2012 at 2:10 am #541700 Back to Top REPORT
    bigrobc
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    I can shoot my 28 ata z7 xtreem out to 40 yards very good, and not a 9 inch group. Dont be worried about a short bow. Go shoot them, they will surprise you. Ive been lookin for a EZ7 , u should take a look at them too. Those are a drenalin, only smoother
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