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krr6581 04-25-2010 11:37 AM

Looking for a New Bow
Bought a Matthews S2 two years ago after shooting nothing but Hoyt's for 12 years. A friend of mine who runs an archery shop in Columbus, GA talked me into buying it. The bow shot OK but I was never really comfortable shooting it, especially since I shoot my competition bow which is a Hoyt all the time. I don't think I have shot the S2 more than a couple hundred times and since my hunting has been nil since I moved to Ontario, Canada to be with my wife of 5 years. I just haven't had much reason to shoot it much since I can't find any local property to hunt. Something about crazy Americans with a southern accent just doesn't appeal to folks up here.

But have started the search for a new bow and I have a choice of Hoyt, Hoyt and Hoyt. I would love to have the new 35" axle to axle Maxxis but my wing span isn't long enough since the Maxxis only is for folks with draw lengths of 27 inches or longer. I suppose I can go with the AlphaMax but will probably go with the 32". I have always held to the rule of thumb that the longer the bow the more forgiving it is and more accurate at greater distances. For those of you who have experience with the 32" axle to axle AlphaMax does it shoot as well as the longer 35" AlphaMax?

MuledeerJohn 05-13-2010 12:15 PM

well I shoot a Maxxis 31 and my draw is 28". Whats your draw length? Can you not change the cams over to suite your draw length? Oh yes welcome to Canada!! Don't give up tryin to find some properties to hunt there. Someone will let you! I'm over in BC and there is no shortage in hunting area here! Cheers and good luck to ya

krr6581 05-14-2010 03:35 PM

Draw Length
John my draw length with the Matthews is 25.5 where with my Hoyt it is 26. I do admit to shooting my Ultratec for competition more than I shoot the S2 and that's probably the reason I am uncomfortable shooting the Matthews. Other Matthews I have shot I felt the same way with primarily because I didn't like the feel of the Matthews grip. I did solve that issue by replacing the grip with a Shrewd's grip and that certainly helped. For some reason though I just cannot really get comfortable shooting that S2, it's probably just mental. So bottom line is somebody is going to get a nice bow which has been shot very little minus the accessories for a great price.

MuledeerJohn 05-16-2010 12:32 AM

Well i wish you good luck on finding that one bow. I tried quite a few bows before i found mine.

carpking 07-02-2011 05:31 PM

I bought my 32" last year after trying a z7 and simply love it. I shot 5 deer with it, one being a high 140's 10 pt and none went further than 50 yards. The solid hold, steadiness, and speed all add up to a super bad combo for a fury animal of choice. I also have a short draw of 28" and it fits great. Take it as a lesson learned and don't stray from the "Hoyt". Good luck

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