What's Your Favorite Bow of All Time?

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Justin, Aug 10, 2021.

  1. Eddie234

    Eddie234 Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2014
    Posts:
    384
    Likes Received:
    25
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    My Mathews Switchback


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
    Sean Card likes this.
  2. Jensen

    Jensen Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2015
    Posts:
    194
    Likes Received:
    197
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Southern MN
    I've owned pse evolve 31, diamond (can't remember the model), elite hunter, creed, and creed xs which I am currently shooting. I've liked all the bows I've shot but I'm not sure I've found a favorite, perhaps the creed xs because of the draw cycle but I'm always looking to try new bows. I think the best bow I have shot was the bowtech realm ss, but if I would have bought it I probably would have been castrated in my sleep.
     
    alenhard15 likes this.
  3. Buck Magnet

    Buck Magnet Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts:
    1,894
    Likes Received:
    4
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana, PA
    My 2006 BowTech Old Glory was by far my favorite. I have had plenty of great bows since and currently love my Mathews V3 31....but I would trade it straight up for a 06 OG in mint condition.
     
    Rick James likes this.
  4. Rowdyray

    Rowdyray Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2021
    Posts:
    102
    Likes Received:
    68
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    MN
    You guys may laugh. But, you asked. My PSE Carroll Intruder. Shot more deer with it than any bow I've owned. Sold it to a BIL in a moment of weakness. Thought it was a mistake. Proved me wrong. He shot more critters with it than I did. It's on his wall under a number of mounts. And no, he won't sell it back to me. Never liked him anyway. Lol.
     
    MuzzyZ3 likes this.
  5. 0317

    0317 Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2020
    Posts:
    2,523
    Likes Received:
    1,325
    Dislikes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Midwest
    Used to be my 2006 Allegiance(now my back up), now it is my 2018/'19 Ritual 33 ... that may change when and if I get a 'new bow' ... as it is right now, there is nothing I see for 2022 that can do what the Ritual does, esp. at the prices the new bows are at ... I'll wait to see if Elite comes out with a longer A-A version of the EnVision or if Bowtech can pull their head out of their ass after the fluster cluck with the SR350 ..
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2021
  6. Heritage

    Heritage Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2018
    Posts:
    308
    Likes Received:
    999
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    My current bow, the Vertix, is my favorite. Next behind that is my old Switchback XT. Still have it, and am not getting rid of it!!
     
  7. foodplot19

    foodplot19 Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2014
    Posts:
    9,007
    Likes Received:
    10,616
    Dislikes Received:
    7
    Location:
    West Central Missouri
    Switchback XT


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  8. muzzyman88

    muzzyman88 Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Posts:
    2,646
    Likes Received:
    309
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    20 Feet Up
    Fun thread.

    Justin, I too had an Allegiance back in the day and it was probably my favorite up until I bought a Bowtech Experience. That thing was just a plain ol shooter and killer for me. I still regret selling it.

    I had a Mathews No Cam that was a sweetheart of a bow too, it was just slow as all get out in comparison for the time.

    Honestly, the bow I'm shooting now, Bowtech Revolt X, takes the best of everything and puts it into one bow. It was love at first shot on this one. Easy to draw, plenty of speed and very quiet and vibe free. The kicker for me is it fits me very well and I shoot it better than anything I've owned to date. This one might make the list of permanent keepers... lol.
     
  9. MuzzyZ3

    MuzzyZ3 Newb

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2020
    Posts:
    15
    Likes Received:
    2
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Matthews Drenalin. Wish I still had it. 2nd Hoyt Excel, 3rd Xi Legacy and Golden Eagle Formula 3D.
     
  10. 0317

    0317 Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2020
    Posts:
    2,523
    Likes Received:
    1,325
    Dislikes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Midwest
    back in the day, I had 2 GE Formulas's, one in all white for indoor/3D and a camo for hunting... blew the white one(s) up TWICE right at the grip shooting 3D, damn magnesium risers couldnt handle the stress, 'prolly had 5/6 GE's thru the years they were in business .. ..
     
  11. MuzzyZ3

    MuzzyZ3 Newb

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2020
    Posts:
    15
    Likes Received:
    2
    Dislikes Received:
    0
     
  12. dnoodles

    dnoodles Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Posts:
    12,277
    Likes Received:
    15,896
    Dislikes Received:
    19
    Location:
    People's Republic of IL
    I have literally never, ever heard anyone say a bad word about a Switchback. If I had to guess, more people think it's their favorite bow ever than any other model.
     
    SharpEyeSam likes this.
  13. tc racing

    tc racing Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2015
    Posts:
    4,136
    Likes Received:
    4,905
    Dislikes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Scandia, PA
    Martin Speedfire Superlight. must have been around year 1999 or early 2000s can't quite remember. getting old.

    My Jennings Gale Force was a sweet bow in the day but always wanted to shoot the Jennings Carbon Express XLRS
     
  14. ILbowhntr

    ILbowhntr Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2021
    Posts:
    86
    Likes Received:
    38
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Not sure, but I’ll let you know.
    #1 would have to be a ‘96 Hoyt Deviator Carbonit w/ Command cams.
    The 2020 Axius Ultra I’m shooting now is a very close second, more like 1.1, followed by the Double XL.
     
  15. Bad302

    Bad302 Newb

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2022
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Here
    Lol let me introduce myself !! Lol I have one and it is garbage !! Sits on a shelf as a conversation piece!! If you like your arrow slammed against the riser and yoke tune till your eye balls fall out by multiple people then a switchback is for you !! And still have a tail left tear !! I literally give it to people because they think they can tune it !!
     
    dnoodles likes this.
  16. dnoodles

    dnoodles Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    Posts:
    12,277
    Likes Received:
    15,896
    Dislikes Received:
    19
    Location:
    People's Republic of IL
    there's always one!
    Personally I never had one, just everyone always raved about them and cried about the one that got away.
     
  17. Nybowhunter43

    Nybowhunter43 Newb

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2019
    Posts:
    7
    Likes Received:
    2
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NY
    I have 2 favorites,
    1) My 2005 Bowtech Allegiance - still have hanging downstairs -
    2) My Elite Kure - Currently my primary bow.
     
  18. SharpEyeSam

    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2011
    Posts:
    10,923
    Likes Received:
    395
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Agreed!! Everyone speaks highly of that bow.
     

Share This Page