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I've had this debate with a few of my relatives in the past couple days. Hoyt or Mathews? What say you?

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from Reid Jones wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I say Mathews. My granpda shoots a Hoyt reflex and loves it. My cousin that i'm buying my browning bow from shoots a hoyt katera. They all prefer hoyt over any mathews bow. I've shot Hoyt many times and they're nice but from what I've been hearing and from what i researched, Mathews looks to be the superior. what think you?

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from tony167n wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I think Matthews bows are better, even though I've only test shot a few Hoyt bows, but I think Matthews bows are faster, smoother, and have higher quality.

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

i think they are both good companies . and that one bow may be great for one man but suck for another . to each their own .

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

it's not that black and white, as cooner says, these are not the only two companies making good bows. This is like the FORD V. CHEVY etc. It's personal preference and bias. Whatever you like, use it.

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from MLH wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I know a very competitive tournament archer. He shoots Hoyt. Why? He says it is because everyone else shoots Mathews. But, I really like my Mathews. If I had a Hoyt I am sure I'd really like my Hoyt.

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from TJ wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

All hail the mighty and powerful Matthews lest yee be laid low before it. Now being serious Matthews are the best bows I have ever shot.

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from bgreen902 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I think people shouldn't consider just mathews and hoyt. There are many great brands of bows out there inlcluding PSE and Bowtech and so on. Someone could shoot an old Bear bow and shoot just as good as someone with a new mathews. Im not downgrading mathews, I just don't like when people say they are the best bows because of the name. And why cant people say "What are your thoughts or What do you think?" instead of "what say you?". It doesnt make sense to me. But thats just me.

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from bgreen902 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I think people shouldn't consider just mathews and hoyt. There are many great brands of bows out there inlcluding PSE and Bowtech and so on. Someone could shoot an old Bear bow and shoot just as good as someone with a new mathews. Im not downgrading mathews, I just don't like when people say they are the best bows because of the name. And why cant people say "What are your thoughts or What do you think?" instead of "what say you?". It doesnt make sense to me. But thats just me.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I do think Mathews has the best add ons and are always on the cutting edge. My sons Bowtech General is fast and quiet but does not have the back wall my mathews all have had. It seams to make just a bit more noise than my mathews. My choice will be and has been Mathews, I've shot martins ( great bow ) before I bought mathews and had no problems with martin. I just wish bow makers would settle for 400-500 a bow instead of 600-900. I always believe you'd sale many bows for 400-500 and would evenually make more profit. But then again we live in the NOW generation.

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from MB915 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

PSE - I was able to afford it, and it felt great in my hand when I was shooting it. Name does not mean anything, the product in each indivadual hand is what matters.

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from MB915 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

With that said, I did see a funny quote on another hunting forum...."I shoot a Matthews so I dont Hoyt a deer, but kill it.

Has no truth, but made me laugh.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Both great brands. I have the Black Max,Mathews,and my brother has a Hoyt.

Whatever you choose get one in your hands and shoot a couple of arrows and lean towards the one that feels the most comforatable to you.

That's how I got a Mathews. I didn't want one,I didn't need one. I was happy with my High Country,Safari. A buddy had stopped by my house several times to practice and kept asking/pestering me to shoot his Mathews.

That was all it took, once my hands touched and pulled back that Black Max,ownership was just a negotiating moment away.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

MB915-
I just read your quote ... that is one of the funniest ones I've heard!

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from Hunt_Hard wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Hoyt is WAY better than Mathews! But Renegade is the best!

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Lot of good hunters i know are using Bowtech's these days. Not sure if that means anything, but i like them.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Both great companies with excellent reputations and tremendous bows. You can't go wrong with either.

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from jay wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Mathews, Bowtech, Hoyt, and Elite seem to get the most buzz when someone poses the question "Who makes the best bow?".

I still shoot a high country sniper from 1991 and still manage to kill deer with it.

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from BlackWater wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Matthews.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

If you can hit "MOCC" at 50 yards?

Use it!

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from rezavoirdog wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I just bought a Mathews Hyperlite ($650.00), and love it, the smooth draw, solid backwall, absence of vibration and handshock. I shot a PSE Diablo for 3 years, and now realize what I had been missing. If I had the money for the Hoyt AlphaMax 32 ($900.00 for the bare bow), I may be singing a different tune.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Tell me how good the shooter is then I'll tell you how good the bow is.

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from Kentucky Hunter wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

i like mathews if shooting 3d for points or hunting but thats me hoyt also makes a great bow as well for hunting but i would give the edge to mathews

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

My last bow before buying my switchback was a Hoyt. There was no comparison. Can't imagine using anything but Mathews now days.

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from hjohn429 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I say whichever works for you, you should use. I use a Diamond and it works just fine for me.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

"MOCC" Clay?...i'm trying but can't figure it out. Lil' Help?

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from Reid Jones wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

Minute Of Coffee Cup. Gotta have some coffee with you minute of PIE!

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

both are good bows,the bow doesnt make the shot.

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from MB915 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

With that said, I did see a funny quote on another hunting forum...."I shoot a Matthews so I dont Hoyt a deer, but kill it.

Has no truth, but made me laugh.

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from MB915 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

PSE - I was able to afford it, and it felt great in my hand when I was shooting it. Name does not mean anything, the product in each indivadual hand is what matters.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Both great brands. I have the Black Max,Mathews,and my brother has a Hoyt.

Whatever you choose get one in your hands and shoot a couple of arrows and lean towards the one that feels the most comforatable to you.

That's how I got a Mathews. I didn't want one,I didn't need one. I was happy with my High Country,Safari. A buddy had stopped by my house several times to practice and kept asking/pestering me to shoot his Mathews.

That was all it took, once my hands touched and pulled back that Black Max,ownership was just a negotiating moment away.

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from Reid Jones wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I say Mathews. My granpda shoots a Hoyt reflex and loves it. My cousin that i'm buying my browning bow from shoots a hoyt katera. They all prefer hoyt over any mathews bow. I've shot Hoyt many times and they're nice but from what I've been hearing and from what i researched, Mathews looks to be the superior. what think you?

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from tony167n wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I think Matthews bows are better, even though I've only test shot a few Hoyt bows, but I think Matthews bows are faster, smoother, and have higher quality.

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from Hunter Savage wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

i think they are both good companies . and that one bow may be great for one man but suck for another . to each their own .

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

it's not that black and white, as cooner says, these are not the only two companies making good bows. This is like the FORD V. CHEVY etc. It's personal preference and bias. Whatever you like, use it.

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from MLH wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I know a very competitive tournament archer. He shoots Hoyt. Why? He says it is because everyone else shoots Mathews. But, I really like my Mathews. If I had a Hoyt I am sure I'd really like my Hoyt.

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from bgreen902 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I think people shouldn't consider just mathews and hoyt. There are many great brands of bows out there inlcluding PSE and Bowtech and so on. Someone could shoot an old Bear bow and shoot just as good as someone with a new mathews. Im not downgrading mathews, I just don't like when people say they are the best bows because of the name. And why cant people say "What are your thoughts or What do you think?" instead of "what say you?". It doesnt make sense to me. But thats just me.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I do think Mathews has the best add ons and are always on the cutting edge. My sons Bowtech General is fast and quiet but does not have the back wall my mathews all have had. It seams to make just a bit more noise than my mathews. My choice will be and has been Mathews, I've shot martins ( great bow ) before I bought mathews and had no problems with martin. I just wish bow makers would settle for 400-500 a bow instead of 600-900. I always believe you'd sale many bows for 400-500 and would evenually make more profit. But then again we live in the NOW generation.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

If you can hit "MOCC" at 50 yards?

Use it!

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from rezavoirdog wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I just bought a Mathews Hyperlite ($650.00), and love it, the smooth draw, solid backwall, absence of vibration and handshock. I shot a PSE Diablo for 3 years, and now realize what I had been missing. If I had the money for the Hoyt AlphaMax 32 ($900.00 for the bare bow), I may be singing a different tune.

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from TJ wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

All hail the mighty and powerful Matthews lest yee be laid low before it. Now being serious Matthews are the best bows I have ever shot.

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from bgreen902 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I think people shouldn't consider just mathews and hoyt. There are many great brands of bows out there inlcluding PSE and Bowtech and so on. Someone could shoot an old Bear bow and shoot just as good as someone with a new mathews. Im not downgrading mathews, I just don't like when people say they are the best bows because of the name. And why cant people say "What are your thoughts or What do you think?" instead of "what say you?". It doesnt make sense to me. But thats just me.

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

MB915-
I just read your quote ... that is one of the funniest ones I've heard!

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from Hunt_Hard wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Hoyt is WAY better than Mathews! But Renegade is the best!

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Lot of good hunters i know are using Bowtech's these days. Not sure if that means anything, but i like them.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Both great companies with excellent reputations and tremendous bows. You can't go wrong with either.

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from jay wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Mathews, Bowtech, Hoyt, and Elite seem to get the most buzz when someone poses the question "Who makes the best bow?".

I still shoot a high country sniper from 1991 and still manage to kill deer with it.

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from BlackWater wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Matthews.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

Tell me how good the shooter is then I'll tell you how good the bow is.

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from Kentucky Hunter wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

i like mathews if shooting 3d for points or hunting but thats me hoyt also makes a great bow as well for hunting but i would give the edge to mathews

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from Del in KS wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

My last bow before buying my switchback was a Hoyt. There was no comparison. Can't imagine using anything but Mathews now days.

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from hjohn429 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

I say whichever works for you, you should use. I use a Diamond and it works just fine for me.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 36 weeks ago

"MOCC" Clay?...i'm trying but can't figure it out. Lil' Help?

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from Reid Jones wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

Minute Of Coffee Cup. Gotta have some coffee with you minute of PIE!

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from rocky d bashaw wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

both are good bows,the bow doesnt make the shot.

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