PSE Mach X
Fred Bear Instict
Axle to axle: 33 in.
Brace height: 7 in.
Finish: realtree hardwoods green hd
Letoff: 65 or 80 percent
Chronographed: 272 fps at 61Â¿Â¿ lb., 28Â¿Â¿ in.
The Lowdown: Hoyt and Mathews are the Ford and Chevrolet of the bow world, with devotees of each claiming only idiots would own the other. The truth is that both make fine products. Hoyt has split limbs and hybrid cams; Mathews has solid limbs and a solo cam. The XT has Â¿Â¿ inch more brace height. The Trykon is 2 inches longer. As my speed tests show-"272 fps for the Trykon, 263 for the XT-"the difference all but disappears when you consider that the Trykon was set 1Â¿Â¿ pounds heavier. It all boils down to personal preference.
Hits: In this year's Mathews vs. Hoyt truck pull, my vote goes to the Trykon. It was slightly quieter, had a better back wall, and was, in my highly caffeinated hands, more forgiving. Shoot both before deciding (especially point-blank, eyes closed) or simply give in to peer pressure.
Misses: Same gripe as with every other bow: If this is the last word in speed, quiet, and accuracy, how come they're changing it for next year?
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