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    Dalton Karl is offline Junior Member Newb
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    new bow

    in need of a new bow. went and looked the other day and i really liked the mathews z7 extreme.anyone hear anything bad about it? thanks

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    No. How was it when you shot it? Did you like it?
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    They are really good bows. I am buying the Z7 Extreme in a few weeks. Very quiet, very forgiving and really fast. I am a Mathews guy. My first Mathews bow was the FX, the the Drenalin and so on. You will not be disappointed with the Z7 Extreme!! Post a pic when you buy it!
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    Dogfish is offline Senior Member Die Hard Bowhunter
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    PSE's ARE BETTER!!!! But, matthew's are geat bow's... Go shoot a bunch of brands... the Bowtech insanity's r very nice aswell.
    I just think mathews bow's are horrible looking.

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    Never heard anything bad about Matthews. I have the Mission Endeavor and it is Great!!

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    Do yourself a favor and shoot as many different brands as you can before making a decision. Don't buy into the marketing hype of any manufacturer until you've shot it personally. You might be surprised by which bow you end up with.
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    i am not a brand guy, i shoot the bow that feels best to me at the time. but that being said i do not like the Mathews fat grip so i went with a hoyt, but shoot what feels good to you.
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    P.S. in case your confused about the brand statement coming from the guy with the Hoyt avatar.... it just looked awesome ok!
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    Quote Originally Posted by haws View Post
    i am not a brand guy, i shoot the bow that feels best to me at the time. but that being said i do not like the Mathews fat grip so i went with a hoyt, but shoot what feels good to you.
    Absolutely right and not just because he shoots a HOYT but because he makes sense!

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    my dealer i go to carriers a few brands, mathews hoyt bear and all that i really liked the z7x prolly guna get it. it had a way better valley than the helim. they both drew nice and smooth but the helim seemed like it didnt have any valley to it and just wanted to go.

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    Test drive a few different ones will be your best bet. I have been shooting mathews for the past 10 years now and have just stayed with them. As far as the Z7 xtreme; I bought one back in December and traided it in on the Helim, not because it was the newer one; but for the reason I had trouble with groups past 40 yards with the xtreme. I beleive it is due to the shorter ata at 28" vs the Helim at 30". The xtreme was very smooth, fast , and quiet; but like I said before at 40+ yards and the groups really opened up. As for the Helim i can back off to 60 yards and hold good groups. the Helim does have a smaller valley with a solid wall to pull against something I really like. The draw stop can be removed for more of a valley. IMO the Helim is the best Mathews hunting rig yet.
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    love my z7x! no problems at all with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogfish View Post
    I just think mathews bow's are horrible looking.
    Call me biased on this one, but I wouldnt say they are horrible looking...

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