gearhead T-24, but have shot and owned almost every bow company including several that are no more
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Of the two, I'd do the Hoyt. The main difficulty with the Hoyt would be getting the correct cam size for my drawlength (which I've complained about elsewhere), but assuming I could actually get one in my hands before I had to buy it, it still would be my pick. Reason being, Hoyt's target risers have always been the best on the market, IMO, especially their grip, for me.Hi dear Bowfriends
I am actually a Mathews Shooter and I love the bows but I wished the did something new in the target section...
With all the new released target bows I am wondering which bows you really would buy and why? For me Hoyt Stratos and Bowtech Reckoning Gen2 is very interesting and I am thinking probably to buy one. Which you would prefer and why?
The Bowtech is an interesting design but on the Gen2, the only feature on it I'd actually use is the "time lock" system that allows you to micro-adjust your cable lengths without a press. The rest of the stuff on the limb tips is way overengineered, IMO, and would be nothing I'd ever actually use. All that machinery at the tips could become a reliability issue over the long term.
I reallllyyyyy want to get my hands on one of these and see it in the flesh. My wife probably doesn't want me to but thats a problem for future me.Probably the Bowtech because I already have a pair of Invictas, and would want to try something different. Have you looked at the PSE Dominator Duo?
I called all my locals and for better or worse they treat target bows as special order only - yay, me!? I guess? lol... I'll save a few bucks for now, anyways.My local has one in 40 with those spicy M2 cams. Haven't asked about shooting it, because it might follow me home.
My understanding, at least for the HBT is this mitigates efficiency loss for shorter draw lengths by having 2 cam sizes and a range for each. SVX probably same. Not an engineer, that’s how it was explained to me when I asked why they didn’t use a single cam with wide dl adjustmentI'm a sucker for innovation. That said, the Hoyt is nice with the multiple grip choices and the 1/4" draw length adjustment. On the other hand, the limit draw length range of each cam is a definite turn-off for me as it limits re-sale opportunities.
The Bowtech has many more adjustments and is much more flexible. I really like the idea of the infinitely adjustable grip angle and the wide range of let-off adjustments. The other tuning adjustments are also quite interesting to me. Finally, I like the flip disk system that offers different draw profiles that can be changed in 5 minutes without a bow press. With Hoyt you need to purchase all new cams and use a bow press to change draw profiles.
Based on all this, I ordered the Reckoning Gen2 36 with medium cams. I'm sure the Hoyt is a fine bow, but the Bowtech just sucked me in with all its features.