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Posted By: mrbusybusy
01/26/2013 8:28 am
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I haven't shot it yet but I may have time in a few weeks to try it out at the store.  It's a beast.


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Reply By: WHC Admin
01/28/2013 12:09 am

Who wins between Hoyt and Mathews?

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
01/28/2013 12:20 am

HOYT if you ask me but then my brother-in-law would bet his life on a Mathews...  It's a Ford Vs. Chevy argument all day long in my opinion.

HOYT was my first bow so I'll likely stick with them unless I happen to try something that blows me away or I win another brand from some awesome website.  I'm fiercely loyal to brands for some reason that I haven't figured out yet.  I won't buy anything camo unless it's Realtree camo, weird right.  CVA for my first muzzleloader means CVA for life.  I think it's because the devil you know is better than the devil you don't ;-) 

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Reply By: Michael-E-Clay
01/28/2013 2:06 pm

Well said. It is a Ford vs Chevy. I have found Bowtech though to be the Landrover option (that is if you like Landrovers).

However, between Hoyt and Mathews I would say Mathews may have a better bow, whereas Hoyt has a better name, look and marketing angle. Hence Hoyt does win in the long run. In Ford or Chevy words, your engine aint worth crap if you can't find aftermarket parts. And the availability thereof comes through good marketing and so forth (in my opinion), as that creates larger production quantities.

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Reply By: SKHunter74
01/28/2013 2:34 pm

Bowtech is great (wink wink nudge nudge) PSE has the better product names. Check them out!

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
01/28/2013 2:58 pm

Good points on both sides of the aisle.  It's more marketing than anything so you're absolutely correct.  A great product doesn't create demand by itself, marketing does.  Great things like the Ped Egg and other strange contraptions that, thanks to marketing, millions of people were convinced they couldn't live without :-)  Bowtech threw down to sponsor the site so that's the bow I'm taking my wife to check out this summer when she's ready to take a shot at archery.  Pun intended.

 

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Reply By: etammik
01/28/2013 10:15 pm

I haven't shot it but I personally try not to get caught up in all the branding BS especially when it comes to bows. I shot about 6 different bows before i decided on mine. Bowtech, Mathews, Hoyt, PSE, Bear, Martin, Darton, Pearson, etc etc, they all make excellent bows. I think whatever feels most comfortable to shoot and the purpose of the bow should be the two main deciding factors when buying a bow..well and your budget$$. If you are typically a tree stand hunter than alot of the longer axle length bows might not be soo practical in that application. If you are a spot and stalk guy whos going to try to take a couple elk or bear this season then a longer ATA which in most cases translates to a more forgiving and faster bow may be the way to go. Shoot it first, then decide, dont let the pepsi v coke or ford v chevy guys influence your opinion..just my 2c. anyway.

 

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
01/28/2013 10:31 pm

Excellent advice.

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Reply By: Elijames21
01/30/2013 7:17 am

I didn't get to shoot one but i got to hold one. Really comfortable in the hands. But damn $1300 and attachments. 

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
01/30/2013 8:55 am

Who says the best things in life are free :-)

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Reply By: Elijames21
01/30/2013 9:29 am

I had a your mom joke. Don't know how well the reaction would be. Ahahaha, i'll laugh by myself. 

What is it that makes bows expensive? It has to be at the most $50 in material, right?

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Reply By: SKHunter74
01/30/2013 10:20 am

All the bells and whistles on it. Marketing and R&D has a good chunk of change in it as well.

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Reply By: Elijames21
01/30/2013 10:22 am

R&D? Regardless i imagine they have a lot of room for profit.

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Reply By: SKHunter74
01/30/2013 10:38 am

Research and Development. Like design, what type of camo to use, Pink or not for the ladies for what market base to sell to ect.

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
01/30/2013 11:37 am

The Bowtech video that was posted on this site said it took 14 minutes start to finish to build, not bad!  I actually think it's likely the molds that do the most damage for cost.  I was looking at getting some gears mass produced for a project I was helping someone with and it was over $100K to get a mold made to press the gears.  So it's probably not a lot in actual material cost and labor but like SK said R&D and start up manufacturing costs a fortune.

And a sweet camo pattern doesn't hurt!

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Reply By: cosswald
09/28/2013 8:38 am

Those that win Free Stuff!!!! Just saying.......................

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Reply By: mrbusybusy
09/27/2013 10:23 pm

A buddy is shooting this bow this season.  Got to check it out in person and WOW, bad a$$!  Anybody pick up a new bow this year?  I'm still shooting my Hoyt.

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