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Offline Rzrbac

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2018 Bows
« on: January 13, 2018, 03:07:18 PM »
Im interested in opinions on this years (as well as previous years) bows. Im currently shooting a PSE Inertia at 60lbs. Its a shooter and Im happy with it but Im looking to go back to a 70 lb bow.

Ive shot a PSE Evolve 31 and 35 as well as a PSE Carbon Stealth. Ive also shot a Mathews Halon 32, Halon X and a Triax.

Others bows I would like to try are Prime Logic, Obsession Phoenix XL and K34 and an Elite Ritual.

So far Im leaning toward the Evolve 35. I want to be able to push a 400 grain arrow around 300 FPS with my 29 draw length.


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Re: 2018 Bows
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 04:19:33 PM »
I was excited when I heard the triax was 28" ATA because I like short bows.
Then I read the numbers and found that it's rated about 5 FPS faster than my 2011 Z7 extreme and weighs 1/4lb more. 


So it's hard to convince myself to drop that kind of coin on what I pretty much already have.

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Re: 2018 Bows
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 04:54:50 PM »
The Triax was probably my least favorite of what I have shot thus far. Its a little shorter than I care for and draws pretty stiff compared to the Halon 32. Could have been the DL was a little long for me. It was very quiet though.

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Re: 2018 Bows
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 05:52:55 PM »
I prefer a bow in the 34-36 ata range, little more forgiving. Tha 400 grain arrow is a little on the lighter side for elk IMO. Never been a speed freak when it comes to a hunting bow.
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Re: 2018 Bows
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 03:05:21 PM »
So I made up my mind on a new bow. Not the greatest setup for packing in the mountains but not much different than what Ive used before. I went with a PSE Beast, 7 Bh and 38 ATA, should be forgiving and accurate for longer distances. Had to order it so not sure how long it will take, hopefully get it sometime next month.

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Re: 2018 Bows
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 06:35:08 PM »
Sound like an outstanding bow. Good luck with it and post lots of harvest pictures.
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Re: 2018 Bows
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 12:34:55 PM »
wow..38" ATA?!

i think my sweet spot is 33"..my current 35 is nice, but hauling it around in the bush gets tiring. 

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Re: 2018 Bows
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 03:22:26 PM »
I was excited when I heard the triax was 28" ATA because I like short bows.
Then I read the numbers and found that it's rated about 5 FPS faster than my 2011 Z7 extreme and weighs 1/4lb more. 


So it's hard to convince myself to drop that kind of coin on what I pretty much already have.

Daniel,

Speed is not everything as you know but I would venture to guess that if you shot the Triax and your bow through a chronograph that the Triax is more than 5 fps faster.  How much, I am not sure.....but I believe the Triax is performing at or above IBO rating while many of previous Mathews models did not.  Is it worth the extra coin for even 10 fps faster?  I don't think so but I believe that the Triax would be more dead in the hand and quieter but like you said....heavier. 

There is no free lunch.  So there is give and take everywhere.
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Re: 2018 Bows
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2018, 08:04:14 PM »
Still waiting on my bow. Sucks to shoot a left handed bow. Its been almost 8 weeks and still no bow. Guess good things come to those who wait.

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Re: 2018 Bows
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2018, 07:38:05 PM »
Finally came in this week and picked her up today. Second shot was a bare shaft bullet hole. Got it home and put a tape on it and shot a couple four inch groups at 55.5 yards. This bow is so easy to shoot it makes me look like I know what Im doing.


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Re: 2018 Bows
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2018, 08:32:02 AM »
Awesome, good looking toy and glad its working out for you Steven  :upthumb:

 

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