Update with pics.
I was slow to come around to Mathews solocams. Several Mathews Pro Staff shooters I know kept telling me I should get one, but I put off getting any new bows for years.
Then came the epiphany. In 2006, an out of state hunter near my Elk camp was having problems with his Mathews Outback … maybe those BowTech guys were onto something, eh? … he couldn’t put two arrows into the same side of the mountain, he was really frustrated. I volunteered to set and tune his bow, and in the process thought … What a sweet shooting bow, and a tack driver compared to my old Browning 6T6 heat, which I’d shot a personal best 555 NFAA Field round with. After I got him setup, I told him where I’d seen a nice 6×6 Bull two weeks earlier, sent him and his buddy on their way, and vowed to myself I was going to get an Outback for next season. Two days later, he bagged the 6×6 and I had a 6×4 in the meat coolers. I was now determined to have an Outback!
Roger Wheaton kept telling me to get a Prestige, claiming it was arguably the best all around bow in the Mathews lineup. Finally, I took his advice seriously. No luck finding one locally, but on a trip to Oregon, I stopped by The Bow Rack (Dodge Girl & Ford Dude) and shot the Prestige … 4 shots and I was in love again. It is now my spot n stalk Elkbow
Then age caught up with me, so I sold the 70# Drenalin for a 65# Z7 Magnum. Now I’ve got the itch to replace the Z7 Mag with a Creed, but waiting to see what’s in store for 2014 … hoping for something under 4 lbs mass weight, 340 IBO or better, and a string angle greater than 37º. In other words, something better than the Prestige.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by gjarcher.
Joined: 2/20/201291 Hoyt super slam, got my first elk with that bow.
05 Switchback #70 more elk and deer.
12 Helim #60 drew back a couple times on elk
13 Chill #60 hopefully put some elk in the chiller
Location: Layton, UtahI know that I had a few more than this, but here are the ones I remember:
Switchback XTThat Crazy Old Mormon in Utah! My Bow: Prime Impact 50# @ 29" My Rest: Trophy Ridge "SmackDown" My Sight: Spott Hogg "Hunter"
Switchback XT – 2
Now Z7 Magnum
All these in the last 4 years.
Joined: 9/26/2008Legacy, 2Switchbacks, Switchback XT, DXT, Reezen 6.5, Z7, 2EZ7s., Z7Xtreme, Heli-m, Z9, MR6, Creed. My dad FX, DXT,Z9.
Switchback & XT
I currently own 2013 Creed, 2012 Heli-um & 2011 Monster MR6camo switchback xt
black z7 magnum(still shoot it)
blue smoke triumph(still shoot it)
black creed(shooting it a lot!)black z7 magnum,tommy hogg,qad,b-stingers, vaportrail: blue smoke triumph,sword,hamskae,b-stingers:desert tactical chill R, tommy hogg,limbdriver pro v,ktech
Monster 8M7 M8 Gold TipMine was the Outback in 2004. Moving on to the ZXT for this year.Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me - Genesis 27:3
Location: WisconsinFor me:
Location: Californiastill have:
limited edition creed
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