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Thread: top 5 best hunting bows in the past 5 years?

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    top 5 best hunting bows in the past 5 years?

    im thinking about taking the plunge on a new bow, but when i say new it might be a nice used bow. The very most id spend is for a brand new bowtech assassin (599). But that got me thinking, i can pick up a supernice bow from a couple years ago for about that much so lets hear it, what would be your top 5 best hunting bows from the past 5 years that would fall in my "under 599" category. Mathews switchback? Hoyt maxxis? Bowtech admiral? what say ya



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    If you're lookin for a great bow from the last 5 years I think your options are limitless. If I had to pick 5 I would have to say Elite Z28, Z7, Diamond Black Ice, Switchback XT, and Maxxis. There are so many more to pick from that are awesome bows though. Good luck in your search.

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    Z-28 or SB XT
    Strother SX Rush
    Limbdriver Pro V
    Boss Hogg
    Injexions
    Exodus

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    Athens Accomplice
    Mathews Drenalin
    Hoyt AlphaMax
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    Elite Z-28
    Athens Afflixtion - 30/71
    MBG Rush Sight / Trophy Taker SmackDown Pro Rest / Treelimb Quiver / Stealth Stabilizer
    HTA Harvester 300's tipped w/ 125gr. Shuttle T's.....435 grains moving @ 306 fps

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    Elite Z28
    Hoyt Alphamax
    Mathews switchback
    Bear Attack/Carnage
    Bowtech Admiral

    Thats a hell of a list.

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    I love my Mathews SBXT! It is by far the best bow I have shot or owned in the last 5 years. I also loved the S2 and I enjoy the SB LD. Do not hesitate to pick up one of these or a Mathews SB
    Mathews Switchback XT and Darton Vapor 70# @ 28"Wisker Biscuit Rest, Sims stab.
    Viper Sights, Gold Tip arrows, NAP Spitfires/ Slick Tricks.

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    Mathews SB..SBXT..Drenalin
    Hoyt Alphamax
    Elite Z28
    SWITCHBACK XT..GOLD TIP ARROWS..SLICKTRICK 125grn MAG ..COPPER JOHN SIGHTS..VAPOR TRAIL STRINGS

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    If the x force doesn't make the list then alot of bows shouldn't have been made. !!
    Owner: **Precision Tune ** When good enough just ain't good enough!

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    Swamp Master
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    Elite Z28
    Mathews Switchback/Switchback XT
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    Mathews DXT
    mathews SBXT
    X-force axe 7
    Bear Truth 2
    Elite XXL

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    Alphamax 32 or 35
    bear truth 2

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    you could probably get 5 from each company!
    For Bowtech it would be:
    Ally
    Tribute
    Guardian/General
    Assassin
    Admiral
    '11 Bowtech Assassin Black Ops 72# 28", Copper John Mark 1, Ripcord Code Red, 290 fps
    '07 Reverse AT Bowtech Allegiance with Rev Cams, 71# 28"HHA OL-5019, Limbdriver ProV, 281 fps
    100 grain Magnus Buzzcuts and Slicktrick Grizztricks on 394 grain GT Expedition Hunters

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    Man, thats a heckuva lot of bows.

    Mathews : SB and SBXT, Drenalin, Z7, Monster 7
    Hoyt : Alphamax 32 and 35, Maxxis 31 and 35
    Bowtech : Allegiance, Tribute, Guardian
    Elite : Z28, GT500
    Any Mission bow made

    To name a few

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    ill agree the z28 and gt500 are sweet but believe it or not the bowmadness xl is one bad machine and right now is at the top of my list.Not to mention you can pick one up for 400.
    HOYT CARBON MATRIX

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    ok yall are goin overboard here, stick to the top 5 u can think of....as in you could only buy 5 bows and that was it

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    Alpha Max32 only bow I have kept for more than 1 season

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    Rytera nemesis!!!
    "let the fans make the noise" -jh

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    Martin Firecat (or Bengal which is a stripped down Firecat), Athens Accomplice, Martin Onza, PSE Vendetta XL, and PSE Bow Madness. I love my Rytera but it was a little more then 599$.

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    k&k vengeance, bowtech tribute, bowtech allegiance, pse dream season evo, and mathews z7

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    Mathews Z7
    Mathews Switchback/Switchback XT
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    Hoyt Maxxis 35
    Bowtech Admiral
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    Hoyt Alphamax 32
    Elite Z28
    Mathews SBXT
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    06 Tribute
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    mathews switchback/xt/s2
    Hoyt alphamax
    Bowtech guardian
    Elite Z28
    Those would be my top 4 if i had to pick another it would probably be another mathews... DR2 maybe
    Hunting Bows
    Mathews HeliM BLACK 28@70
    Mathews Creed BLACK/Camo 27.5@70
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