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jhol

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Alright the time has come for me to purchase a new bow, I am looking at the Matthews DXT. I want to know if the guys who shoot them think they are really worth all the money? If not what else would you consider buying?

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I'm happy with mine. Not sure what you mean by "worth all that money". They are not cheap but neither are many of the others out there.

No, a new Matthews is not cheap and you do pay some extra for the name but look at the quality one recieves.

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Short, light, smooth, fast, and quiet. It's up to you if it's worth it. Also, Mathews bows hold their value a little better than most bows. In case you decide you need a new bow in a couple years.

If you keep it for 10 years that $800 bow only cost $80 per year. At least that's how I justify buying expensive toys.

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I am happy with my Dxt! I shot 6 deer so far this year and can't say anything bad. It handels great ! All the top of the line bows are spendy so shoot them all and you will feel if its right for you

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Maybe it was just sticker shock when I priced out the DXT. It has been a long time since I bought a bow my last one was used ten years ago for about $150. From what I have heard the DXT is best of the best, I just wanted to know if anybody bought one and then was dissapointed for any reason.

I have shot some of the competitors and to me nothing felt as smooth as the matthews.

Thanks again for feedback.

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I would agree jhol, the DXT was the smoothest bow I shot. My best advice is tell the dealer not to tell you the total price hand him a credit card and close your eyes when you sign. I tell you what though it feels like I have $1,300 worth of equiptment. I have the utmost confidence in my DXT.

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I still have an LX, still shoots great. I'm not one to buy a new bow every year because this one still shoots as good as the day I bought it. So I'm sure it's well worth the money if you plan on keeping it for a while.

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The DXT is a great bow and worth every penny. Now if your pinching the pennys than I would look at other brands or other models that mathews have to offer. Don't get caught up in the best of the best B.S. IMO I have a highend jobber becuase of some great deals and extra $$$ I came into but if I was going to coin up out of my pocket I would consider a Bear, Diamond, Hoyt, and the Dream season line of bows.

Believe me you can still miss a buck of a life time with a $1,300 bow just as easy as a $450 bow. I proved that last night!!!

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I LOVE my DXT.

I shot quite a few bows and when I drew the dxt back it was mine. I knew right then and there. I shot each bow several time and tried to keep an open mind but I fell in love w/ the dxt. I have a really bad shoulder (2 surgeries last year) so I was limited to 60# and wanted a smooth pulling bow.

the only negative about the bow is the price. when i totaled up how much my entire rig cost i got butterflies. this bow better last me ten years!!!

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