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Anybody shot the new flagships this year? Thoughts, Opinions ? I was really impressed with Hoyt's offerings this year, especially the RX7 ultra. Probably the silkiest draw cycle I have ever felt on a bow and absolutely dead in hand on the shot and quiet which is something I think they have struggled with previously. First time in awhile I was really impressed with a new offering.

 

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Podium Archer on YouTube is doing reviews on all the new flagship bows. The RX7 is rated at like 344fps and came in low at I believe 328avg, price tag is somewhere around $1700msrp. Bowtech releases there new 2022 lineup tomorrow as I've already seen some info and specs. I know a guy who owns a shop. Speed and quiet
 

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I need to get one ordered. I am still shooting my 2020 model. So yeah I am interested too.

Lol! I am still shooting my Mathews Heli-m, which is 7yrs old. Still works for my type of hunting.

I’m spending my money on long range stuff now. If I were to buy anything new on the archery front, it would be a crossbow. I love shooting my bow, but the amount of time to practice seems to get fewer each year.
 

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They had a RX7 Ultra in the color I wanted in the shop I go to. I said screw it, I better get it. I haven't been that excited about a new bow since I bought my RX1.
Now the wait starts for all the inline supported accessories: ordered a black gold 5 pin slider with the pic mount, got on the waiting list for a pic mount hamskea rest, got on the waiting list for Hoyt's new inline low-pro quiver, and ordered a set of GAS ghost strings for it.
 

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I'm a Mathews guy.....have been for 30 years, so naturally I'm a BIT biased.....
Shot their new V3X (currently I shoot the Vertix and V3 27") in 29" and came away impressed. Draw cycle feels that same as my V3, and the back wall is as rock solid as any Mathews with the SW cam system. I still feel that the backwall on Mathews is the best out there. I always find Mathews bows to be a touch top heavy, which I balance out with a back bar usually with about 3oz on it. The new V3X with their integrated through the riser is very interesting. With that weight being out front, and in the center of the riser, plus the Mathews quivers now mounting nearly 3/4" closer to the riser....is going to make for a very neutral bow when it is loaded out with a quiver and a few arrows.
Pretty cool stuff from Mathews, but nothing that will make me change out my V3.
I also recently shot the Hoyt RX7. Not the Ultra, as I absolutely love my Mathews Vertix for out west, and my compact V3 for the tree stand. Draw cycle feels great, with less of a "hump" in the back 1/3rd of the draw compared to the Mathews cams, but the back wall still felt mushy to me. My main complaint with Hoyt is in the carbon fiber. They just don't feel comfortable to me, and part of this I am sure is because I prefer a bit of "weight" in my bow setup. I played with a friend of mines Carbon RX4 and he asked me to set it up the way I would for hunting. In order to balance out that bow with a Tight Spot and a few arrows, I had to run a 10" back bar with 5oz and a 12" front with 2oz. Just seemed like a lot of accessories and to tack onto a $1500 bow.
Just me....but granted, I am a bit neurotic with my archery setups. ;)
 

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So Bowtech released there SR350. Podium Archer tested with a 30in draw and a 350grn arrow and only got 334fps. For myself with only a 28in draw I need as much speed as I can get. The bottom line is more speed equals more kinetic energy. Right now I'm at 300fps with a 415gn arrow and if I can't best that with a new bow I'm not buying. I'm not one to get caught up in all the hype of new products. I wish these manufacturers would actually prove to the public how they come up with some of these claims/numbers they claim to achieve. Until then I'm not buying!!!
 

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I waited 6 months and never got my Bowtech 2021 special order. Luckily, I at least found one in black local so I could hunt. My lust for Bowtech and a new bow has been tempered. I won’t get a new bow until I can keep the performance and lose some weight.
 

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After a long break, I'm looking to get back into the archery game... looking at the Mathews V3X 33, the Hoyt Ventum 33 Pro, and the Bowtech XL. I'm also pretty intrigued by the Hoyt RX7, but not sure I can justify spending that much!
 

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Lol! I am still shooting my Mathews Heli-m, which is 7yrs old. Still works for my type of hunting.

I’m spending my money on long range stuff now. If I were to buy anything new on the archery front, it would be a crossbow. I love shooting my bow, but the amount of time to practice seems to get fewer each year.
I’m still shooting my Mathew’s Reezen from 2009. I haven’t held another bow that’s made me wanna upgrade yet.
 

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Practice at 62 yards…..makes everything under that much easier.
I agree with that! My bow isn't quick enough to take a shot at 60yds, but I practice that far. Definitely makes you aware of the little things at that distance. I move up to 30, and it feels like a chip shot.
 

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I agree with that! My bow isn't quick enough to take a shot at 60yds, but I practice that far. Definitely makes you aware of the little things at that distance. I move up to 30, and it feels like a chip shot.
Exactly my point. Have shot a couple of bulls at that distance, and 1 further. But longest whitetail is 30 yards. That’s plenty on them. ;)
 

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Practice at 62 yards…..makes everything under that much easier.
I agree 100%! I don’t intend on shooting an animal out that far, but it darn sure makes those 20-40 yard shots feel a heck of a lot closer!

I shot for the 3rd time this year today. After working the kinks out the on my first outing, it’s all coming back! Did some shooting out to 50. Hoping to go 60 next time. Elk hunt starts in 32 days!
 

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My Elk hunt starts is 12 days! I must be listening to to many podcasts about shooting. Been slinging my broadheads at the target at 80 yards a few times. Good tuning and practice. The only time I would think of shooting at an animal that far would be for a second or third arrow though. I can hit a turkey plate every shot, but not a dinner plate. Been practicing almost daily for months. For the 2022 bow line up I am waiting to find a nice RX7 Ultra used, possibly with 80 lb limbs. I have heard so many rave reviews I am thinking my Hyperforce may be ready to be a backup bow. Good luck everyone!

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Out slinging arrows, daily practice session at 70yds. 2nd best group today. Always gotta be a damn flyer! I know tighten it up!
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Out slinging arrows, daily practice session at 70yds. 2nd best group today. Always gotta be a damn flyer! I know tighten it up!
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If I shot anything close to that good at 70 yards, I'd be putting the bow up, walking to the fridge, and cracking a beer!
 

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Out slinging arrows, daily practice session at 70yds. 2nd best group today. Always gotta be a damn flyer! I know tighten it up!
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Chamber got too hot after your 3rd shot......use a barrel cooler, do more lat pull down and offset pushups.....or drop your bow poundage. ;)
 

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Chamber got too hot after your 3rd shot......use a barrel cooler, do more lat pull down and offset pushups.....or drop your bow poundage. ;)
Actually it was the third shot I pulled. I tightened up and placed the fourth arrow in the group.🍻

If I shot anything close to that good at 70 yards, I'd be putting the bow up, walking to the fridge, and cracking a beer!
I'll be honest here, I never put my bow away. I love to sling arrows and just clear my head, and there are days I humble myself in the process. I pulled one the other day and killed a pine tree beside my target. Trashed the arrow but fortunately I have 22 more Easton Hexx, they stopped making them this year as they were the only arrow made out of country in there line up. They replaced them with the new Sonic.
 

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Toying with swapping out my 70lbs mods (at 72) to 75lbs mods up to 77. Extra 1.5lbs of holding weight is nothing, so might let er rip.
 

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Out west next year for elk. Dropped my last one at 72 yards on 72lbs draw. So I know it is capable. Just like less Lin gap than I have if possible. No different than the chase for speed on hand loads to have a couple less MOA at 1000. ;)
 

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Actually it was the third shot I pulled. I tightened up and placed the fourth arrow in the group.


I'll be honest here, I never put my bow away. I love to sling arrows and just clear my head, and there are days I humble myself in the process. I pulled one the other day and killed a pine tree beside my target. Trashed the arrow but fortunately I have 22 more Easton Hexx, they stopped making them this year as they were the only arrow made out of country in there line up. They replaced them with the new Sonic.
I am the same way. My bow hangs by the back door year around with a quiver full of 260 Hexx's.

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