Re: What bow brand do you shoot
I shoot and hunt with both Bowtech and Mathews.
Certainly not a fan boy by any stretch, they all have something to offer someone, and nowadays it gets down to what you want to do with it and how your going to use it more than which one is the best.
When I started out I didn't even know if I was going to be able to shoot long enough to break in the string having chronic tendon issues in both elbows, so after shooting a ton of them, I went with the Bowtech Tomkat package. It simply had a nice enough cycle that it didn't bother anything when I drew it. After two years of shooting the string off it, the wife got me an Admiral for our anniversary.
A couple of year later my hunting pardner presented me with a Drenalin so as to have something to play around with using lighter weight arrows and such. The cycle on it is awesome and I have since shot several other Mathews bows, and again, as well as a ton of others.
I have my Tomkat set up shooting 340 FMJ's at 250 and use it mostly for hog hunting, or if I am feeling good I take some carbons out and shoot a few limb rats. It is simply so easy to shoot and so very accurate.
The Admiral I set up with some heavy weights FMJ 300's with 20gr inserts. Topped with 100gr heads thy hit right at 575grs, and I hunt deer and hogs with it exclusively. Even with the heavies it will sling them out at 265fps and thee ain't no stopping it until it hits dirt on the other side.
The Drenalin is set up for deer and hogs, but I am trying to stay away from the latter. I am shooting Carbon Express from it and with the 100gr tips it is right in the 280fps range. It's a toss up between it and the Admiral as to which is the more quite, but with the lighter arrows the Drenalin wins hands down.
Mike / Tx
"Heck why would I lie, most folks don't believe the truth when I tell them"