Hoyt RX1 vs RX UltraContributors to this thread:
RX-1 Ultra 06-Nov-17
I am wondering what your opinions are on which of these two news Hoyts would be the best to look at for a new bow. My draw length is 28.5, 64 lbs, 415 gr. arrow, 5pin fixed sight. Primarily elk, turkey, and mule deer hunting?
I don't think you could go wrong with either one. The Ultra would be more forgiving to shooting form flaws. and probably more accurate at longer yardages.
I shot them both yesterday, with a 29" draw length and set at about 63 pounds. I really didn't notice much of a difference between the two in feel of draw cycle. It might have felt a little more stable at full draw, but I could easily have imagined that too. I normally prefer the XL longer length bows in the past, but I think for the extra 10 fps I might lean toward the shorter RX1 on this one since I just didn't see much difference (although I'm normally not much of a "speed" guy). The Turbo did feel quite a bit different, and I don't think I would go to that one for the extra 10 fps.
Have the Ultra on order.
Is the riser on the Ultra longer than a Defiant 34 or does the extra length come from a different limb angle?
A little of both.^^^ _____ I went with the Ultra and I am 28 inch draw. They are only 4.1 pounds which is a great weight. ALWAYS go more ATA if it's possible.
Which one do you recommend for 25-26" draw?
Bighorn I would say the RX1 would be best for that draw length.
From: RX-1 Ultra
I have an Ultra on order myself. Can't go wrong.
Bighorn- I would go RX-1 with that draw length.
Yep, like the longer axle to axle. What a sweet bow but I'm told the wait is going to be about one month.
It could take that long, or it could show up in two weeks. Either way I can GUARANTEE it will be worth the wait!
I am a 29 inch draw wich bow would best for me to get the most performance and accuracy. And which cam and why. New to archery have been using the powermax with success . Just wanted the next step up.
Frank_ I would definitely go with the Ultra at that draw length. You will give up a bit of speed, but wow is it easy to shoot and accurate. Not to say RX-1 isn't, it's just the longer ATAs always shoot better for me, and the string angle is better at your draw length.
Agreed with Elkman with your draw Frank get the Ultra.
Which cam would u get the number 1 where 29 inches is the max or go with cam 2 where 29 inch is in the middle
My preference is to try and get a full a cam rotation as possible, so pegged out at your max DL.
At 28.5, I am leaning toward the RX-1.
Always get the smaller cam that will fit your draw. I believe you are meaning a #2 Vrs. a #3. Definitely get the #2. That bow will be far more efficient. You are lucky to be at the top of the cam. I am a 28 so more middle, but still good.
Yep like stated get the can that tops at the top. The bow will be more accurate and efficient. I already asked a Hoyt this question the other day.
These new bows are very efficient.
Another thing I'm noticing is how well they hold on target, and zero vibration at the shot.
My shooting partner's RX1 is in and set-up. We're headed to the range tomorrow to sight it in.
Give us your thoughts after
I'm thinking any day now.
What exactly did you get?
I was able to shoot my friend's new RX1 at the range, yesterday. I had shot one at the pro shop already, along with the longer Ultra and the Turbo. The draw is extremely smooth, much more-so than my Carbon Matrix, but that is likely due to the higher 85% let-off. I think I'd order it in 80% if it were me, but I liked it a lot. It's very easy to held back. In the pro shop, I didn't see any real difference between the RX1 and the Ultra (didn't care for the Turbo), but shooting in the wind yesterday I think I would have preferred the longer ATA Ultra.
I'll be ordering an ultra in blackout or buckskin. #3 cam. Will be 30.5" or 31" depending on how it actually measures out.
You will love it!
Have you started playing with it yet?
My friend has been shooting his for a little over a week, and he loves it. He previously had the Carbon Matrix, which he really liked, but he's very happy with the upgrade. Too expensive for me right now. I'll have to stick with my 2010 Carbon Matrix until Hoyt gets tired of seeing me sitting next to B&C animals with an "outdated" bow and takes pity on me!