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deepsprayj
December 17th, 2012, 10:06 PM
Went down to Hi Tech Archery for a hoyt target bow. They had a 2012 for the mere pittance of 1599. Ouch! I wasnt gonna pay that unless it was the newest version in the exact color I wanted and it came with a free set of arrows. They did however have a Supra Max in black at 60lbs for the standard 849. I had 2012 Supra that I sold and regretted. I gave it a look and I took the plunge. I didnt even shoot it. I took it home and added a loop and my old trusty drop zone and a peep. I set the center shot off the riser marks and checked it with my homemade gauge. About 1/8th off but not too bad. Nocked an arrow and shot it through paper with my .350 v6 victory cheapo arrows. Here are the results.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/18/3e7ady8a.jpg
The paper isnt the best and I hadnt installed a sight but it looks pretty darn good. The vanes seemed to tear just a tad left but I think half a twist even would over correct it too much. I didnt shoot it anymore that night but i did drool over it.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/18/tu3e4aju.jpg
I like the flex guard.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/18/3u5yta2y.jpg
I like the removeable limb dampeners and the tuning machine marks.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/18/arehu9u3.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/18/4adesuhy.jpg
I could do without the fugly limb graphics.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/18/pazurudy.jpg
I love the cams on this bow. So much better than the brute x I own. The cams do not let off like the brute x. There is almost no hump in the draw. I think this is due to the smooth oval shape of the cable groove as opposed to the 90 degree bend that the brute has.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/18/yzedy5yd.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/18/6evutu7a.jpg
The brute x 90 degree bend that eats up cable serving.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/18/8y5y4y5e.jpg
Im not sure what the little holes under the sight mount are for?http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/18/e2ezy6yj.jpg

Overall this bow is gonna be one of 2013s best. I couldnt believe how easy it was to tune. The addition of the flex guard, Americas best strings, and easily replaceable limb dampeners makes it worth the extra 100 bucks over last years model. I havent measured yet but Im sure this bow is maxxing out at more like 65 lbs. The let off is not 75% either. I would guess 65 or so. I like it but this does make the bow feel a bit heavy if your expecting 60lbs and more letoff. Ill take the lower let off to not eat my cable serving and have a smoother draw anyhow. As soon as my Icon shows up in the mail I will be ready to go rip up some spots.
Shoot, work, shoot!

thebeav
December 18th, 2012, 12:13 AM
I believe those holes below your sight are for moving your flex guard up if needed for rest clearance. Nice bow by the way and the phenom that I have shoots bullet holes and tuned very easy as well. I wouldn't mind buying a supra max because like you said the stock America's best strings, new pockets and flex guard are really nice. Congrats

ia bhtr
December 18th, 2012, 12:27 AM
Bought a used Supra ME just to try , been a Hoyt boy forever but their newer cams are tearing my old shoulders up - so was looking at PSE to stay with a hybrid that was smooth and still has some speed, couldnt believe how well that bow shot , enough so that the 2012 will be my outdoor target bow and " forced " me to buy a Supra Max for indoors and deciding to make a complete switch to PSE , a Vendtta DC for a hunting bow , all tuned very easily and all are pretty forgiving to my many form flaws , I will say that I think the Hoyts are a little better in overall quality ( not much ) but for whatever reason I can sure tune these PSEs to my shooting style/form better than I could with my Hoyts ( and I thought I did pretty good with them ) and my shooting has improved because of my PSEs

WCH
December 18th, 2012, 02:18 AM
The supra max seems to be an incredible bow for the price. Congrats on your purchase, you'll love this bow.

deepsprayj
December 18th, 2012, 03:59 AM
I agree that hoyts have a cleaner finished look. I find hoyts to be easier to shoot, but they cost alot for what you get and they arent particularly fast compared to the pse bows. My hunting hoyts were all about the same speed as the longer supra. Hoyts are more difficult to initially tune as well. I would say pse is the way to go for a beginner tuner. Experiennced guys can tune whatever pos and make it shoot pretty well so that wouldnt be a factor for them.

Shoot, work, shoot!

ia bhtr
December 18th, 2012, 10:23 AM
I guess to me , the Hoyts are easier to tune ( at least with the cam 1/2 + ) but the PSEs seem to be more responsive to tuning with the staggered limb deflections and understanding how to get them to work together ( yoke tuning for instance ) and I do believe PSE has a slightly more level nock travel , tho as stated a good tuner will achieve this with most any bow , really like the way the PSEs set in my hand

helix33
December 18th, 2012, 10:56 AM
I believe those holes below your sight are for moving your flex guard up if needed for rest clearance. Nice bow by the way and the phenom that I have shoots bullet holes and tuned very easy as well. I wouldn't mind buying a supra max because like you said the stock America's best strings, new pockets and flex guard are really nice. Congrats

yes, they're flex slide mounting holes.

KurtVL
December 19th, 2012, 09:58 PM
LOVE my supra max this one might earn a permanent residence

deepsprayj
December 20th, 2012, 10:56 PM
Yikes went to the range and was shooting my new icon on the supra on the vegas face. Not very good. That yellow kills me. I shoot way better on a white bull. Lotsa 9s and an eight. To be fair I was switching releases and twiddling with the scope but I have no excuse for that eight.

Shoot, work, shoot!

dschonbrun
December 21st, 2012, 12:59 AM
This year's #60 is actually a #65, minimum of #52.

When my form is good, it's an X-killer.