OpticsTalk by SWFA, Inc. Homepage SWFA     SampleList.com
Forum Home Forum Home > Firearms, Bows, and Ammunition > Archery
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - what bow
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Visit the SWFA.com site to check out our current specials.

what bow

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1234>
Author
Message
BobC View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: January/14/2010
Location: Maine
Status: Offline
Points: 187
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/04/2010 at 19:00
I can remember when no one I knew who was serious about archery would be caught dead shooting a Mathews. Looks like they may have made a few improvements since then.
Back to Top
coyote95 View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: January/24/2009
Location: michigan
Status: Offline
Points: 1172
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote coyote95 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/04/2010 at 19:41
Black Widow MAII 64" Shoots faster than my first wheelie bow,but kind of slow compared to todays standards...
Back to Top
rjtfroggy View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: August/24/2009
Location: WTBY. CT.
Status: Offline
Points: 381
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rjtfroggy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/05/2010 at 05:43
Originally posted by coyote95 coyote95 wrote:

Black Widow MAII 64" Shoots faster than my first wheelie bow,but kind of slow compared to todays standards...
 
  Same bow built for 54lbs. shoots right at 188fps with my hunting arrows, I bought this bow back in 1990 when they were still hand made.
 Also have a brand new CSS in the hard case shot it twice sighting it in, liked my recurve more and put it away.Spent over $900 for it withe the acc.and never really used it.
 Anyone need a custom made compound made long for a finger shooter. Bow,quiver sights,rest,hard case $600+shipping?
froggy
Back to Top
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
EVIL OPPRESSOR

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 16298
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RifleDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/05/2010 at 13:22
Originally posted by BobC BobC wrote:

I can remember when no one I knew who was serious about archery would be caught dead shooting a Mathews. Looks like they may have made a few improvements since then.


Ha!  To put it mildly!

They are THE dominant archery company in the industry, both in competitive archery as well as hunting.  They revolutionized the entire industry on cam, riser, limb and bow accessory design like no other company before or since.  The current long riser/ short, almost parallel limb design trend most bow companies now use was pioneered by Mathews.

Mathews, Hoyt, Bowtech, PSE... all the majors put out good bows; it's all a matter of what you like.
Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.
Back to Top
BobC View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: January/14/2010
Location: Maine
Status: Offline
Points: 187
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/05/2010 at 18:37
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by BobC BobC wrote:

I can remember when no one I knew who was serious about archery would be caught dead shooting a Mathews. Looks like they may have made a few improvements since then.


Ha!  To put it mildly!

They are THE dominant archery company in the industry, both in competitive archery as well as hunting.  They revolutionized the entire industry on cam, riser, limb and bow accessory design like no other company before or since.  The current long riser/ short, almost parallel limb design trend most bow companies now use was pioneered by Mathews.

Mathews, Hoyt, Bowtech, PSE... all the majors put out good bows; it's all a matter of what you like.
 
I was very glad to see this. Obviously competition improves the breed.
Back to Top
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 30843
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SVT_Tactical Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/06/2010 at 07:32
Hey cool, my suggestion got  used.   Thanks Chris.
 
I shoot an old Reflex Intruder.  Will get a picture later.... Slings carbons at about 260FPS.
"Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be" - Abraham Lincoln
Back to Top
Steelbenz View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar
ROLL TIDE ROLL

Joined: January/03/2006
Location: Heart of Dixie
Status: Offline
Points: 5152
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steelbenz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/06/2010 at 07:57
Man I'm on the late freight, I still have an shoot an old Pearson Quad 440.   
"Don't argue with a fool! From a distance you can't really tell who's who!"
Back to Top
tahqua View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Have You Driven A Ford Lately?

Joined: March/27/2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 8781
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/06/2010 at 09:10
Black Widow MAII recurve @ 66 lbs.
21st Century Nova longbow @ 50 lbs.
 
Doug
Back to Top
RifleDude View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
EVIL OPPRESSOR

Joined: October/13/2006
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 16298
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RifleDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/06/2010 at 10:45
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Hey cool, my suggestion got  used.   Thanks Chris.
 
 
In my opinion, I think the name of the forum should be changed to "Archery" instead, as that's more all-encompassing to include all the gear associated with bows.
Ted


Money can't buy happiness... but it's much more comfortable to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle.
Back to Top
ckk1106 View Drop Down
Optics Master
Optics Master
Avatar

Joined: December/14/2007
Location: Arizona
Status: Offline
Points: 1437
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ckk1106 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/06/2010 at 11:02
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Hey cool, my suggestion got  used.   Thanks Chris.
 
 
In my opinion, I think the name of the forum should be changed to "Archery" instead, as that's more all-encompassing to include all the gear associated with bows.

Thunbs Up
Back to Top
Bigdaddy0381 View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Georgia peach

Joined: February/27/2007
Location: Georgia
Status: Offline
Points: 13483
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bigdaddy0381 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/06/2010 at 11:48
Archers Corner..
P&Z Firearms , Pro gun cleanings and gun repair and wood refinishing.

Ecclesiastes 10:2
Back to Top
tahqua View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Have You Driven A Ford Lately?

Joined: March/27/2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 8781
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/06/2010 at 11:55
sub-forum-no wheels allowedWhistling
Back to Top
Sgt. D View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: February/20/2008
Location: North Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 4345
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sgt. D Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/12/2010 at 06:36
Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

sub-forum-no wheels allowedWhistling
.
 
Shocked Don't be hatin now. Some of us wheel guys like the wheel-less also. Thunbs Up
Take care of Soldiers, Show em how its done and do it with em, Run to the Fight & and hold your ground! I die my men go home! If you're a NCO and this ain't you. GET OUT! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Back to Top
Sgt. D View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: February/20/2008
Location: North Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 4345
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sgt. D Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/12/2010 at 10:57
Reluctantly switched to a Matthews this yr. I've been a Hoyt fan for yrs and still am but, I didn't like anything Hoyt had out this yr. Matthews had a few that weren't so dog gone ugly and I found a good deal on a Hyperlite that I couldn't pass up. No regrets though. This bow is every bit as good as my old hoyt and just a little bit more forgiving. Another plus is it is lighter than anything Hoyt had out too. With the left shoulder messed up that made the difference on wether I would be able to even hunt with a bow anymore. In fact it is light enough that I can get by without the Steadyready I had been depending on. If Hoyt ever brings the Havoc back I may go back to a Hoyt but, if not this Hyperlite is one I would certainly recommend. Counting the days to bow season.
Can hardly wait! Yippee
 
 
Take care of Soldiers, Show em how its done and do it with em, Run to the Fight & and hold your ground! I die my men go home! If you're a NCO and this ain't you. GET OUT! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Back to Top
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 30843
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SVT_Tactical Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/12/2010 at 11:22
That looks fimilar......lol  Hope your practicing buddy.  i'm suppose to get the rest of the barrels in the next two weeks and then i am heading that way!
"Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be" - Abraham Lincoln
Back to Top
Sgt. D View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: February/20/2008
Location: North Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 4345
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sgt. D Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/12/2010 at 11:52
Good, Got the range ready for some shootin. Just have to finish the shootin bench so we can do better than the bag of corn rest.
I've gotta get my new arrow shafts ordered so they'll be ready by Sept. Been expermentin with the 2" Blazer vanes and have to say I'm impressed. Thinkin I might cut some feathers to match em and hunt those this yr. They appear to be a tad faster and maybe even a little flatter.
Lovin this Matthews, it handles alot better since I've got use to the grip. Doing most all my practicin at 50yds. Got it sighted to 100yds last week. Boy shootin that far really tests your disapline and trigger control. I actually pulled two over the target and made me really focus to keep em in a six inch circle.  I have enough sight left to possibly get 140yds. out of her but, don't know if I'll bother to do so. Unfortunatly my back and shoulder keep me from practicing like I want to.
Have you decided what broadhead you will hunt with? Just curious, I'll be slingin those Muzzy's as usual.
Take care of Soldiers, Show em how its done and do it with em, Run to the Fight & and hold your ground! I die my men go home! If you're a NCO and this ain't you. GET OUT! GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Back to Top
SVT_Tactical View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Chief Sackscratch

Joined: December/17/2009
Location: NorthCackalacky
Status: Offline
Points: 30843
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SVT_Tactical Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/12/2010 at 12:02
I have been practicing with the muzzy 4 blades but seasons still a few months away to say for sure.  Really like the reviews of the tekens and the bloodrunners.
"Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be" - Abraham Lincoln
Back to Top
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22034
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pyro6999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/12/2010 at 12:05
i really like these, to bad i have been bow hunting for like 3 years now.
http://midatlanticarchery.com/broadheads/crimson-talon-xt/
They call me "Boots"
375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
"good ride cowboy"
Back to Top
Bitterroot Bulls View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar

Joined: May/07/2009
Location: Montana
Status: Offline
Points: 3416
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bitterroot Bulls Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/12/2010 at 13:31
I really like Wac Em broadheads for a long range/ high velocity bow setup.  Most guys, myself included, find they fly true without extensive tuning.  Just spin 'em on and go shooting!
 
-Matt
Back to Top
cbm View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman


Joined: January/11/2008
Location: SC
Status: Offline
Points: 573
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cbm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/15/2010 at 12:44
Here's my bow.........had it a few years and changed a few things since this picture. It's a 29.5" Mathews Drenaline 60# max with a Torqueless grip .
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1234>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.266 seconds.