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  • Mathews Creed

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Thread: Bowtech Experience vs Mathews Creed

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    Bowtech Experience vs Mathews Creed

    I am trying to get a poll started to see what you guys think of the two bows listed. Ive shot both with excellent results which is whats making it so hard to choose between the two. I am going to order one of these bows in the next coming weeks and need some help choosing the right bow. I am mainly going to be hunting out of treestands not much blind hunting, shooting some 3d and thats about it. Which bow do you think is the better choice and why? Thanks to all who participate and thanks for all the help! -Chris



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    Only you can make the decision which is best for you. Mass weight, sound, feel on the shot, speed, forgiveness, valley all personal preference. They cant be the EXACT same to ya :P
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    As stated you have to make that decision. I like the Experience better but that's me.

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    Both good
    I prefer the Experience
    looks like 50/50 when I voted

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    I owned an Experience. Very nice bow, just a tad heavy for my liking. I shot the Creed alot before I bought my Chill. Sweet bow too.

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    Experience: Speed, tunability and possibly one of the most balanced bows I have shot. Bow is dead silent and zero finish issues! 7" bh very forgiving ibo'ing around 343 + !! You can always play with the draw stops and make the valley as good as you want! Some would also prefer the little longer ATA...

    Are the Mathews not draw specific?

    I have shot the Creed and I will give it up better shooting Mathews I have shot! But with reasons listed above its overwhelming favor to me....
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    Yea i am at a toss up ive been weighing out my options a lot. Im leaning more towards the experience just for the little longer ata seemed a little more forgiving at the shot and i can also get it at 60#s and be shooting around the same speed as the 70# creed. I hunt with goldtip kinetic pro 400s i like to shoot heavier arrows. The creed is just so smooth to shoot and it balances very nice for a shorter ata bow which is nice for hunting out of a climber which is mainly the only thing i hunt out of. Im going to shoot them side by side some more and see which one just really wins me over. Thanks for the help guys and keep the opinions coming!

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    Creed hands down. Never have cared for any bowtech bow except for destroyer 350.
    new strother sho

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastofEast View Post
    Creed hands down. Never have cared for any bowtech bow except for destroyer 350.
    You can't base a bow on what a company has put out in the past I have never liked Bowtech bows till I shot the Insanity/Experience cams.To me the Bowtech is the better bow the riser is longer with better geometry.It holds better and most people are shooting them without much if any stab so the weight savings you get with the Mathews quickly gets eaten up by a heavy stab.The Bowtech also has a flex guard to help torque.I thought the Creed was just a touch, slight touch quieter but is also slower.If my grip was not perfect on the Creed I would impart torque to the riser maybe that would be different if the Mathews had the focus grip.The Creed had a nice draw cycle till it got to the valley and slammed hard into the wall.Plus I wanted a black bow and will not pay the 75 bucks to get it.To me the Chill is a much closer comparison to the Experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastofEast View Post
    Creed hands down. Never have cared for any bowtech bow except for destroyer 350.
    Thats fine but I would list some reasons or facts as to why... Preference varies with all...
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    I would go with the creed
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    I shot the insanity, the expierence, the destroyer, and I didn't care for the draw on any of them except for the destroyer. The creed is super smooth, I don't see torque on it with the grip? Maybe you have small hands idk. The draw is smooth from start to finish. It has a rock solid backwall which can't be denied. Super quiet and doesn't need half of the dampers the expierence has. Should I even mention finish? Bowtech seriously lacking in that department. I also have a pse dna and a motive 6 so I don't just say mathews is the best all the time.. Both of the others as well imo are better then the bowtech.
    new strother sho

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    Personally, I didn't like either one of them, but you might. I voted for the Creed simply because it had the lesser of the two awful draw cycles. That Experience has a terrible draw at 30"
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    Owned the Experience and shot the Creed and for me it would be the Experience every time. I really did want the Tactical Creed to work because it looked awesome. Just couldn't stand the draw cycle personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastofEast View Post
    I shot the insanity, the expierence, the destroyer, and I didn't care for the draw on any of them except for the destroyer. The creed is super smooth, I don't see torque on it with the grip? Maybe you have small hands idk. The draw is smooth from start to finish. It has a rock solid backwall which can't be denied. Super quiet and doesn't need half of the dampers the expierence has. Should I even mention finish? Bowtech seriously lacking in that department. I also have a pse dna and a motive 6 so I don't just say mathews is the best all the time.. Both of the others as well imo are better then the bowtech.
    The finish is no longer a factor with The Experience it has been fixed I challenge you to find one Experience with a finish issue.My hands are actually on the large size but that big ole hunk of 2x4 just sucks.
    You should go to youtube and watch Ike's review the first time he draws it is the same experience I had.My uncle got one also had it for a weekend and traded it two days later because of the jumpy cam.Same with my Z7x I don't hate Mathews just think the Chill is a much better bow.
    that's why they make different bows for different people the Creed has a long way to go to be close to the Experience.Speed,Tunability and Looks
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    They are both awesome bows imo but to each his own. I am going to go and shoot and few more times just so i can be a 100% sure of what fits me and the way i shoot. Its hard to tell from shooting demo bows they are never tuned properly and always have cheap rest on them. Im going to have 2 set up and shoot at my dl and the poundage i want and go from there. Thanks for all the comments an please keep um coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaded View Post
    Owned the Experience and shot the Creed and for me it would be the Experience every time. I really did want the Tactical Creed to work because it looked awesome. Just couldn't stand the draw cycle personally.
    Agreed
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    Quote Originally Posted by wpk View Post
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    I would go with the creed
    That bow obviously has the cams WAY out of sync. I don't think I've ever seen a bow that out of tune.

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    Yea that picture does that bow no justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellymon View Post
    That bow obviously has the cams WAY out of sync. I don't think I've ever seen a bow that out of tune.
    This is actually an illusion created by the CCD or Image Sensor.
    The CCD can not convert photons or light to electrons across the entire CCD at once.
    It converts photons to electron one pixel row at a time. With this particular image the sensor started at the Top or what we reference as the top of the image, converted a row of pixels to electrons and moved down to the next row until it competed the conversion.

    As it completes this process the event is continually changing and creates the illusion that the bottom cam is moving faster then the top and is also why the string is not visible in the middle.

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    Thanks guys for all the info. If anyone else has any input on the two bows feel free to discuss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTOJoe View Post
    This is actually an illusion created by the CCD or Image Sensor.
    The CCD can not convert photons or light to electrons across the entire CCD at once.
    It converts photons to electron one pixel row at a time. With this particular image the sensor started at the Top or what we reference as the top of the image, converted a row of pixels to electrons and moved down to the next row until it competed the conversion.

    As it completes this process the event is continually changing and creates the illusion that the bottom cam is moving faster then the top and is also why the string is not visible in the middle.
    X2 - you beat me to it!

    Seen loads of photos with really strange bow geometries and strings because of the way a CCD operates. Seen photos of somebody shooting a slope where the CCD captured the fletches first and the point after so it looks like the arrow is leaving the bow backwards
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    Shot both...actually liked the Creed.......shot the Experience and fell in love. Some guys are always looking for a fanboy mentality....not one here. Im not brand loyal....just after the best. The Experience is the best bow of 2013 of any manufacturer. IMO
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    Both really nice bows, I bought the Creed for me.

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    Thanks for everyones feedback. Im going to the shop fri to make the big decision!

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