April 8th, 2013, 04:49 PM
Creed vs. Z7 Xtreme
Tell me why I should trade in the Z7 Xtreme for a Creed.
Two years ago I bought a Z7 Xtreme after 10 years with my FX. I was talked into going with a 29.5" instead of a 30" by the dealer partly for two reasons lack of patience (dealer didn't have a 30" at the time) and the dealer told me a slightly shorter draw length would make me a better shooter. Prior to this time I shot my FX for 10 years and I did not keep up with archery the way I do now so I took his word for it. Two years later and I am not happy with my shooting anymore. It feels uncomfortable. Rather than making the following changes, change my draw length (cam), buy a new string (frayed) ,reduce the poundage (getting older I have to let the limb bolts 2 1/2 turns) plus I am going to a back tension release should I just consider buying a new bow?
I am interested in the facts as well as personal feelings.
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April 8th, 2013, 06:13 PM
Well if your not happy with what you have, go shoot the creed and see if it feels good to you, or try something different. If there is a bow that will make you happy then go for it. What you spend is up to you that your call. I usually get rid of a bow if i lose intrest in it. What someone likes you may not like it yourself.
April 8th, 2013, 08:08 PM
I had a z7(regular) for years and sold it, fell in love with the Creed and ordered one, and in my down time I shot my dad's z7extreme. There is no arguing that the Creed is lighter, but it is much smoother in my opinion and possibly quieter. I changed a lot with the Creed, new release, new poundage, new arrows, etc. and am shooting substantially better. I think that it is all about feel, since that is what I love about the Creed, so I would suggest shooting one quite a bit to see what you think. I don't know anyone who was dissatisfied with one and that should speak for itself. As far as the new release goes, starting out using it with a new bow would probably be more beneficial ans you would be learning both at the same time. Good luck to ya.
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April 8th, 2013, 08:37 PM
Creed vs. Z7 Xtreme
I'd probably trade it and I'm not even a big fan of the Creed but none the less its lighter the draw is close to the same the Creed has a much better wall and some newer technology plus it's newer I think it's worth the upgrade.
April 8th, 2013, 08:57 PM
Creed vs. Z7 Xtreme
On Saturday morning I put my new Creed together and sighted it in. On Sunday I shot a 421 on a 40 target course. I have been shooting a Z7 Xtreme for two years set at 28" and 68 pounds. My Creed is at 29" pulling 64 pounds on 70 pound limbs. The best score I ever shot with my Xtreme was a 412.
I love the Z7 Xtreme, but I sighted in my VAPs tonight and it is officially retired to a back up bow. The Creed is a bad mama jama!!!
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April 8th, 2013, 09:08 PM
Sounds to me like your mind is made up....I went and shot the Creed Saturday just for something to do ( not really planning on buying a new bow right now). The one at the shop was way too long in draw for me so I couldnt get use to it. I thought the bow was as quiet as my Xtreme and just as vibe free. The draw was easy ( but it was turned down to 60# and I shoot 71# with my Xtreme so it pulled super easy). I cant say anything bad about the Creed except I dont really care for split limbs ( but thats just a personal preference)....I did like it and Id prob like it alot more if I shot one at 28/70.....The cam/idler looked HUGE.... I plan on keeping my Xtreme...I shoot it CRAZY GOOD and I just cant justify spending the money on something new right now.
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April 8th, 2013, 10:12 PM
Re: Creed vs. Z7 Xtreme
The Creed is heads and shoulders better than the Extreme. The Creed is much more forgiving, plus the back wall is great.
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April 9th, 2013, 11:42 AM
I didn't like the xtreme at all but love how my Creed shoots. That's just my preference,everyone like different things. If your not real happy with the x I'd at least shoot a Creed.
Mathews Creed 29.5/70 blacked out. Black eagle Rampage arrows.
April 9th, 2013, 12:57 PM
bought a new z7x in dec, liked it...then traded back in for a Creed and glad i did, lighter, smoother, and wisper quiet dead in the hand missle launcher...love my creed!!!
April 9th, 2013, 03:00 PM
who traded you a creed for your Z7Extreme?
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April 9th, 2013, 03:18 PM
dealer i bought the brand new z7x from
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