April 12th, 2012, 02:43 AM
Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and have been looking around on the general forum and didn't seem to fit in until I found the western bowhunting forum. I am looking into a new bow. I went to the bow shop today and shot the helium, carbon element, vector 32, MR7 and MR8. I didn't like the vector at all, the helium felt too small, I didn't like the no creep on the element. But I loved the MR7. I have previously been shooting a Matthew's switchback XT 60#'s with 28.5 draw length. I am looking for an upgrade. I was wondering if you guys had any personal experience with the MR7. I will be hunting mainly elk but also some deer, antelope, bear and mountain lion in Idaho with it. and i was also wondering about the MR6, the bow shop didn't have one and i have read good things about it.
April 12th, 2012, 06:43 AM
What features do you like about your current bow? Then I would suggest when looking for a new bow make those features a priority.
Some people like a smooth drawl, others prefer more speed, or a high let off. It's all personal preffence.
Stick with what your comfortable and confident with. I've found those are the best shooting bows for me.
April 12th, 2012, 08:07 AM
Sounds like the bow already picked you. While I'm not a Mathews fan, the MR7 is a great bow. I've shot one at 80# and it was relatively smooth. It's a little heavier, especially towards the top, than I like, but then again, that's me.
A local shop owner has shot the 6" bh Monster since it came out, and he thinks it's the greatest thing since sliced bread, he shoots it exceptionally well.
I actually owned a 2010(?) 6" Monster and hated it, I put a Shrewd grip on it, 50-60# limbs, different stabilizers, anything I could think of to make it a shooter for me, all to no avail. I finally got rid of it and went back to Bowtech.
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April 12th, 2012, 12:27 PM
With my current bow I like how it is a little heavier because it helps me hold a little steadier. I like the creep at full draw that my bow has. I don't know about the brace height because I haven't shot any with extremely short brace heights. I didn't mind the little harsher pull of the MR7 because it wasn't terrible. I am looking for a bow to have a much flatter arrow trajectory. Do you guys think the 1 inch in brace height between the 6 and 7 will make a huge difference?
April 12th, 2012, 12:29 PM
Personally I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Monster series.
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April 12th, 2012, 12:34 PM
So is there a lot of difference between the MR6 and MR7? The shop didn't have the 6 but I have heard of alot of people liking them. I've never shot a 6" BH
Originally Posted by HoughsArchery
April 12th, 2012, 12:36 PM
Why change? You are already shooting one of the best bows Mathews ever built. But if you do change, I might be interested in your Switchback
April 12th, 2012, 12:44 PM
Haha I am not interested in getting rid of it. I just want something with a flatter trajectory. I've shot my XT for since I was 14 (5 years) and am
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Just looking for something newer.
April 12th, 2012, 12:45 PM
I was in your situation last year and ended up with a Z7 mag. Was looking hard at the monsters and the primes also. I do feel like having a shorter BH the my older bow (switchback) I have to shoot a lot more to keep up with my form. I shot my switchy really well and sometimes still kick myself for selling it.
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