What is the most accurate Mathews hunting bow?

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  • December 9, 2012 at 11:39 am #497141 Back to Top REPORT
    In your opinion, what is the most accurate Mathews hunting bow for long shots? Post pics of your groups if you want.
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    December 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm #543384 Back to Top REPORT

    tomp

    Joined: 12/5/2008
    It’s the bow that you shoot the best.
    December 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm #543385 Back to Top REPORT
    happyhunter62
    happyhunter62

    Joined: 6/23/2011
    It’s the bow that you shoot the best.

    pretty much sums it up. not one bow will shoot the same for all. for me, i like the switch back xt and the bow i have now. the creed.

    December 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm #543386 Back to Top REPORT

    yotebuster1200

    Joined: 9/23/2009
    It’s the bow that you shoot the best.

    Hey that is what I was going to say…

    December 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm #543387 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    They all shoot into the same hole out of a Hooter Shooter …

    … so I’d have to go with “the one you shoot the best”.

    But, a lot more goes into a hunting bow than just how well it shoots, and shots in excess of 50 yds are more the exception than the rule for bowhunting, with a few exceptions, like above timberline or over open sage flats or open Tundra, etc.

    December 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm #543388 Back to Top REPORT

    Shogun1

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    Sort of depends on how you define long!!

    I’ve seen 20 yard shots that were harder thansome others at 30, 40, or 50 yards.

    A squirrel at 20 is more challenging than a bison at 40. So which is “longer”? The Bison. Which requires more of the archer? The squirrel!

    In either case, the bow you shoot the best is the one to pick!!!!!

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    December 9, 2012 at 6:43 pm #543389 Back to Top REPORT
    wolbear
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    The one with me behind it! :thumbup
    December 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm #543390 Back to Top REPORT
    elk-assassin
    Elk Assassin

    Joined: 12/13/2006
    I’ve owned a lot of bows over the years (mostly Mathews) and my current setup is bar none the most accurate. It is so accurate, that I don’t even bother practicing with field tips anymore because it shoots better with the broad heads. I have a Sureloc adjustable sight and practice out to 150 yards with my bow (I’d shoot farther if my sight tape didn’t max out at 150). At 150 my arrows typically hit in a 12 inch circle. This makes those 70-80 yard shots piece of cake. I don’t know why my bow shoots this good, but it definitely shoots better than me.

    Its very refreshing to finally have a bow that ALWAYS shoots good. My past bows were very finicky, and were always having to be retuned and tweaked often. I haven’t had to touch this bow since it’s initial setup (Kudos to G at Utah archery center). While it may not be the best bow on the market, it is superior to anything that I have shot. My bow works so good, I honestly don’t know if I will buy another one for many years.

    I’ve noticed that the technology for bows has pretty much plateaued. I mean the top of the line bows weigh a little under 4lbs, shoot IBO at about 325 fps, feel good in the hand, and are relatively smooth and accurate as heck. I hate to say it but I don’t think we are going to see much improvement in the next several years to come. I hope I’m wrong about that.

    December 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm #543391 Back to Top REPORT
    doubletapxx
    DoubleTapxx

    Joined: 10/31/2012

    Sort of depends on how you define long!!

    I’ve seen 20 yard shots that were harder thansome others at 30, 40, or 50 yards.

    A squirrel at 20 is more challenging than a bison at 40. So which is “longer”? The Bison. Which requires more of the archer? The squirrel!

    In either case, the bow you shoot the best is the one to pick!!!!![/quote:2u8bvljy]

    I must agree. More like the 20 yard squirrel shot is harder than a 55 yard deer shot. I do mostly small game hunting with my ZXT. I can make bird head shots at 20 yards. It’s much more fun than big game hunting.

    December 10, 2012 at 12:53 am #543392 Back to Top REPORT
    centralilbowhunter
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    The most accurate Mathews I have ever had was the Reezen 6.5. That bow was a tack driver. I should have never gotten rid of it.
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    December 10, 2012 at 3:08 am #543393 Back to Top REPORT
    buckfever
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    I think what the guys are saying is correct. The Z9 spec wise should have been the most accurate short ATA single cam but the Helim shot so much better for me it wasn’t even close.

    Spec wise the MR8 looks unbeatable but my dealer said that for him the Chill was a tack driver from the get go.

    December 10, 2012 at 3:44 am #543394 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    While this might seem to be semantics, Accuracy [/u:3krl7y2j]is how close to the aim point the arrow impacts; Precision [/u:3krl7y2j]is how consistently the arrows hit the same point of impact, regardless of where the aim point is.

    If one thinks about the difference, then interjects the shooter into the system, the real question becomes, “What is the most forgiving hunting bow Mathews has made?”

    I would put the Conquest Prestige at the top of my list for shooters with a DL of 29.5″ or less (over rotate the cam slightly and with a longer D-Loop). 332 fps IBO equivalent speed with 65% letoff, very smooth draw, light weight, balances nicely in the hand, decent string angle, and very forgiving despite the 6″ brace height.

    My second choice would be the Monster/MR6. The main advantage is it is fast[/color:3krl7y2j][/i:3krl7y2j], or rather throws a heavy arrow with decent speed. The disadvantage is that it is heavy weight and the balance is top heavy. The bow holds very steady, and is forgiving despite its 6″ brace height and has very good string angle.

    As far as the 20yd varmit/small-game plinking, I prefer the challenge of my 1957/58 Bear Kodiak Special ‘Sow Belly’… arguably one of the finest mass production recurves in archery history.

    … and at longer ranges for larger game, well one has to accept the fact it isn’t as precise as a compound with sights and a release aide because the shooter lacks the requisite skill. :-S … practice, practice, and more practice.

    One shot group … dead-center heart @ 25 yds.

    … so it does boil down to what you shoot the best. [=}=]

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