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Mathews or Hoyt?

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I am currently in the process of purchasing a new bow and was looking at either the Mathews monster, mathews hyperlite , or hoyt alphamax just needing some imput

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Never shot the monster. I have the Drenaline...about only difference is they got rid of the silencing mech on the drenaline and went to a slide on the Hyperlite. Shoot them and see which one you like. Hear a lot about the monster but haven't shot it.

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Shoot them and see which one you like.

Either, just pick which one is most comfortable.

FWIW, Mr. Matthews (Matt McPherson) himself believes the single cam technology is still better than the dual cam they put on the Monster. He obviously thinks his is the best dual cam bow but has said they built it only because the market demanded it.

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I bought a new bow this year because I wanted to switch to shoot left handed (I can see farther out of my left eye and its my dominant eye). I started with a Diamond Iceman but had some noise issues with it so brought it back a week later and got the Mathews Reezen. I am very pleased with it so far. Smooth draw, fast, quiet....I'm shooting much better already than I ever did shooting right handed. But, as mentioned, do your research on all of them to know the differences, then shoot them all, then trust your gut. There are so many good bows out there. Don't get hung up on a brand name. Have fun shopping!

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I agree. Lots of good bows. I have shot a Matthews for years and have been very happy so I have had no reason to change it.

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Shoot the 3 or 4 you've been considering and pick out the one YOU enjoy shooting the most. Having said that, The AM32 has done very well in blindfold testing. I've never owned a Hoyt but who knows eh?

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My opinion, dont ask salesmen for there opinion at least at bigger sporting stores. They will try to talk you into a certain bow so they can get better comision. (AT SOME PLACES NOT ALL OF THEM) go what suites you best. All that maters is you are happy and cofident. They are all good bows. But I was always a Mathews guy and I did the blind fold test and I told the guy what one I wanted and he told me its a bow tec so I said Ill take it. The funny thing is he was just seeing if I would actually take something different than a mathews. And sure enough theone I liked was a Mathews

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just like the others posted pick the one you like. I shot the new PSE, Mission, and Forge bows. I went with Forge because it felt alot nicer, smoother, and alot cheaper than the big names!

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I just bought a new Mathews. I went into the store thinking I was going to get the Reezen, did't like the way it came back over the hump. The Monster is just a flat-out speed bow, I'm not impressed. I ended up with a DXT and just love it. I shot lots of bows in 3 different stores and as soon as I shot the DXT I knew it was for me.

Good luck in your search!

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Hard to argue with the "shoot 'em both and see what you like" recs above. I've shot a ton of Mathews and for some reason, they don't fit me. Some of my buddies feel the same with Hoyt, Bowtech, or PSE. Go figure...

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i would shoot as many different bows as you can different brands and names, the feel will speak for you louder then the sales guy can

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There is no right or wrong choice. The only right one is the one you like best or feels best.

All of the bows you've thought about are high quality bows. Each has their advantages and disadvantages and only you will know which one is the best fit for you.

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It's a ford vs. chevy debate. One of the large bowhunting websites just did a blind comparison of this years bows and the Hoyt Alphamax came out on top.

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A brother and his son both shoot Mathews but they have more money than me. I'll stick with my Hoyt. Didn't have to shoot it to know, the moment I first drew it and it sat tight against the back wall I knew it had to be mine. So smooth! Its the original Striker before they went to single cam (and interestingly now you see alot of duals again.) PowerFlex split limbs and a brace that naturally keeps your arm out of the way. If the string ever hits your arm with this bow then your form is seriously out of whack.

Pick the one the feels best for YOU.

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I don't think you could go wrong with either one. Both companies make awesome bows. When I was shopping last year i shot both and chose the Hoyt. It just felt better to me. I think it is always best to keep an open mind and try a few.

Jason Erlandson

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Just wait until you see what Mathews is coming out with next year. OMG!

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Had the same problem about a month ago. I bought the alphamax 32 and love it...Shoot a bunch of em, try not to get caught up in brands, (this can be tough though) and you'll find one with your name on it!

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Been a Mathews shooter for 8 yrs. PSE previously. My BF (who I will say is an expert archery hunter of 40+yrs. just shot all the new Mathews and Hoyts--he bought the Hoyt that he shot the best groups with overall.

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