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Used Bows: 2015 Hoyt Nitrum 34 or 2018 Bowtech Reign 7

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Hey Guys,

I KNOW I KNOW, this is such a personal preference questions but:
I've spent the last 6 months learning to shoot on a 2018 PSE Stinger Extreme. It has worked great and I love it.
I feel like the amount I shoot (3-4 times a week at the range and will be hunting this season), and upgrade is worth it.

I've come across a couple guys on forums here and have narrowed it down in my budget:
2018 Reign 7 (mossy oak) 70# for $700 shipped
or a 2015 Hoyt Nitrum 34 70# on #3 cams for $500 shipped
Both appear to be in next to new shape

The Hoyt seems like a very high end bow, but at a few years old I'm wondering if the tech in the newer Bowtech would outweigh that.
Would love anyone's input, pros, cons, good, bad on this topic.

Thanks!

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· Shootin and Cussin
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For me, Reign 7 all the way.
 

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The 2015 Hoyt won't have as much let off and the ZT cable guard makes them a little hard to tune. Hoyts grip is very sensitive in my opinion, but a very nice bow. I have to shoot them with side plates. Spend the Extra for the Reign 7 IMO.
 

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I shot a Hoyt for years. Went and shot several new bows, including the Hoyt RX-? that retails for something like $1500 and ended up buying a Bow Tech Reign 6.
 

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The Nitrum was one of Hoyt’s flagship bow line-up in 2015. If you look in the Hoyt Forum - think that’s where it is - a thread was started a while back about “what is the best Hoyt bow ever made” and the majority of comments say the Nitrum is the best. For difference in price, you could take the extra cash and spend it on new strings, sight, arrows, etc. I love my Nitrum and enjoy shooting it.

I’m gonna mention this, only because there have been a handful of threads on here regarding Bowtech limb failures. I don’t believe the Regin 7 is considered as one of the bows with these limb failures. Someone with more insight on Bowtech bows could answer that better than I. But as I said, I only mention it so you have all the facts.

Best of luck with your choice! :wink::thumbs_up
 

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The Nitrum 34 is my all time favorite Hoyt. Maybe I have been lucky, the bow tunes amazingly easy and shoots dimes out to 100 yards. But truly only you can determine what fits your style of shooting and hunting the best.

Good luck
 

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Nitrums 34's are nice bows, I had two of them. No problems tuning, or any shimming to get perfect flight. As mentioned, Hoyt grips, or any other brand for that matter, aren't for everyone. You really need to shoot it to find out if you like it. Same with a Bowtech, limb problems are pretty much gone now. Between the two I'd look at the Bowtech.--BB
 

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Reign will be much more comfortable to shoot. But the nitrum 34 is a very nice bow.. as said above it may be regarded as Hoyt’s best. I’m a fan of their grip also. I don’t think you’d regret either one.

Not sure I’d pay 700 for the reign though, I think you can find them for 600-625 if your patient.
 

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The Nitrum in that picture is a Turbo, not a 34. Big difference in the cams on those 2. If I were choosing though, the Nitrum would be my pick. I don’t care for bowtechs draw cycle on either setting personally. The Nitrum series are amazing shooters and I’d put my turbo up against any bow for shoot ability.
 

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I owned a nitrum turbo 60 pound bow with #2 cam with 28” draw and shoot it well but it was aggressive. The draw was harsh and it had no valley and seemed like it was 70 percent let off Kept you honest holding into back wall.
Now I got a bowtech realm x. It’s not a reign but same cams. The draw on the realm is is so much smoother at 70 pounds than my 60 pound Hoyt. Got a nice valley and let off. And it’s faster than my old bow and easier to shoot. Can’t say about the nitrum 34 draw since it has different cams than a turbo.


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Well thanks everyone for their input!! I'm actually surprised by how much there was,

I ended up going with the Bowtech Reign 7....
Came with a Rip Cord Ace Micro Adjust rest for $700 Canadian Pesos :wink:

Don't think it was a bad deal at all, it's about $1200+ tax new here

Comments on that bow drawing smooth and dead in the hand on the shot are understatements.
Just amazing to shoot....
 

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I own both of those bows and you won't go wrong with either one, love both of em and id hate to have to pick just one, I do think the bowtech is slightly ahead of the hoyt but that's not a bad price for the nitrum…….tuff call...…….i'd prolly buy both!!!...…..I did!!
 

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Either bow will be a nice upgrade.

Myself, like many above, will give a slight edge to the Bowtech. Honestly I didn't like any of the 15 Hoyts... now if it was an 18 Hoyt HyperForce... it would be more of an apples to apples comparison, but I would still go with the Reign just because the 7" BH is a little more forgiving and you should be getting the same speeds, plus I very much like ODB cams from a tuning aspect.

FYI I have not shot the Reign 7. Judging this purely on specs and past experiences with Bowtechs.
 
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