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Discussion in 'Equipment Reviews' started by Dalton Karl, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Dalton Karl

    Dalton Karl Newb

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    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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    jfergus7 BHC Field Staff

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    No. How was it when you shot it? Did you like it?
     
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    SharpEyeSam BHC Field Staff

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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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    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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    muzzyman88 Die Hard Bowhunter

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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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    jfergus7 BHC Field Staff

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    Absolutely right and not just because he shoots a HOYT but because he makes sense!

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  10. Dalton Karl

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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.
    CK
     
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    love my z7x! no problems at all with it.
     
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