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Finally went out today and shot 3 Mathews bows S2, Rizen 7.0, and Drenalin and a PSE Bow Madness and a Bass Pro Toxik bow made by Bowtech under the Diamond line. The Toxik is fast and quiet and no hand shock and I was able to draw 5 more lbs. With the savings of $300.00 over the Mathews I was able to add an QAD LD drop away rest, Black Gold Flash Point sight, simms stablilizer, 1/4" meta peep and a few small extras. I will keep my Mathews as a back up bow for now. In 6 years bows have made big advances in mid-priced bows. We'll see how long term use holds up. My plan this morning was to purchase the S2 but....... Just for note: the Flash Point Black Gold sight has really bright pins something my eyes need.
 

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I will keep my Mathews as a back up bow for now.
Uh Oh is this the same guy who swore by Mathews? Just kidding, it sounds like you have found a great setup and it will definitely serve you well. Think of it like this HM, as a boxer my old man always said "if you think you're the toughest, fastest, and meanest there's always someone tougher, faster, and meaner than you because it's just a matter of time before you find them." Kind of like your bows. Mathews was your brand and it was just a matter of time before you found its match. OK I just blew that one way out of proportion didn't I????
 

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no, I know what you mean TG. I just put the old standby on retirement for now. Time will tell if the new boy can replace old reliable Mr. Mathews.:confused: Budget couldn't support a fully loaded new Mathews this time.
 

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Time will tell.. I understand the budget issue.. It is over 1k easy to get a brand named bow set up with the items you need on it.. Congrats on the new toy purchase..
 

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So far so good as my groups have improved and I added the 4th pin. I know some have questioned my quest for speed and the importance of arrow speed. Well increased speed/fps allows for an improved/flattened flight trajectory path which allows distance to be added with improved accuracy. A realistic 40 yd shot is very attainable with this bow and me. Son is shooting good 50 yd shots with his. These were my goals for purchasing a new bow, improved accuracy and adding a 40yd pin. The Toxik seems to be a (very) good mid-priced bow.

Anyone else shopping for a new bow this year?
 

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It sounds like you feel really good about your purchase. May all your shots be kill shots. What kind of speed are you getting? Presently, I'm shooting a Hoyt XT2000 and getting 286 fps. I use one pin dead on out to 37 yards before I have to start making adjustments, but I always want to see if I can do better.
 

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WMI, I knew I'd catch it from you!!!!!! Old reliable is still ready as back-up. :yes: As far as actual fps don't know yet, after I shoot 200 arrows it goes back for a tune up and maybe run it through the cronograph. There's no question its faster than my Q2XL Mathews with a more forgiving cam draw. It's not a Mathews but hopefully it proves cost effective over the long haul.:confused:
 

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Actually I could care less what kind of bow someone shoots as long as they can hit the mark consistantly. All of the rest is hype.:coffee:
 

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Hey I'm a Mathews guy, but if you happy with your bow then no one can complain. I don't need a new bow, cuz my Drenalin is still shooting with all the rest right up there. It's not the bow speed on the top end that matters, as many are getting the Monster only to turn it down to 60# where they are accurately shooting it.

And that is all that matters most. :coffee:
 
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