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Contributors to this thread:
Arrowflinger 12-Mar-22
Dale06 12-Mar-22
Cheesehead Mike 12-Mar-22
Pat Lefemine 12-Mar-22
bigeasygator 12-Mar-22
Nick Muche 12-Mar-22
Hancock West 12-Mar-22
Whatthefoc 12-Mar-22
Bowboy 12-Mar-22
Dino 12-Mar-22
spike78 12-Mar-22
LINK 12-Mar-22
Arrowflinger 12-Mar-22
Coondog 13-Mar-22
Arrowflinger 13-Mar-22
SIP 13-Mar-22
Dale06 13-Mar-22
SIP 13-Mar-22
PECO 14-Mar-22
groundhunter50 14-Mar-22
Buglmin 14-Mar-22
pirogue 14-Mar-22
Bowfreak 14-Mar-22
bigwoodsbucks22 14-Mar-22
kevin3006 14-Mar-22
SIP 14-Mar-22
WI Shedhead 15-Mar-22
East/West Coast 15-Mar-22
East/West Coast 15-Mar-22
Banjo 16-Mar-22
Banjo 16-Mar-22
From: Arrowflinger
12-Mar-22
I am sure this has been asked before. I am wondering how many of you have shot the Mathews V3X and the Hoyt Ventom pro and which one you liked the best. I don't have any archery pro shops close by. It's about a 90 minute drive to a pro shop where I can shoot both. All the reading I have done on both bows and talking with people I believe they are pretty close with the Mathews being just a little better choice. I don't think a person could go wrong with either one. I just would like to hear from those that have shot both. I plan to go shoot both in a week or two.

From: Dale06
12-Mar-22
I suspect that you will get some guys saying each is better than the other. And they’re right. I’ve hunted with Mathews and Hoyt both and both were great. Only one person can determine which is best for you. Good luck which ever you choose.

12-Mar-22
Chevy vs Ford...

From: Pat Lefemine
12-Mar-22

Pat Lefemine's Link
I have the V3X and I love it. Shot four deer with it. I like it better than the V3 and VXR. Probably my favorite shooter overall including my all time favorite No-Cam. Recommended it to my buddy and he says it’s the best bow he’s ever shot. I really like the integrated accessories as well but they drive up the price.

I have no experience with the Hoyt so I can’t compare the two.

I linked my review in case you haven’t seen it yet.

From: bigeasygator
12-Mar-22

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I’ve shot Mathews for a long time. I’ve always wanted to swap to a Hoyt but always found the Mathews felt better to me. I shot the Ventum Pro and the V3X. Not only did the V3X feel better to me, I really like some of the new innovations Mathews is bringing to the table (dovetail rests, bridgelock sight mount, stay afield system).

From: Nick Muche
12-Mar-22
90 minutes isn’t too bad. Go shoot them.

From: Hancock West
12-Mar-22
I agree with Nick. Its good to get advice and other opinions but everyone has there own feel & preferences. 90 minutes each way would be worth it to me.

From: Whatthefoc
12-Mar-22
90 minutes? We drive that far for groceries! Go shoot ‘em side by side - let us know.

From: Bowboy
12-Mar-22
Don’t shoot the Hoyt RX7 Ultra you’ll want one.

From: Dino
12-Mar-22
Bowboy, funny u say that…one of the guys from our southern Alberta Bowhunters assoc. was in the market for a new bow, he shot the mathews, bow tech and Hoyt, he wasn’t going to go carbon, but loved the Ventum pro so much comparatively, he said he’d try the rx7 ultra…bad mistake…that’s the bow he left with!!!

From: spike78
12-Mar-22
I’ve read many forums where guys went and shot both the Mathews and the Hoyt RX7 planning on buying the Mathews but after shooting they went home with the Hoyt.

From: LINK
12-Mar-22
I’m 3 hours from a shop and bought a v3 without shooting it. I wish I’d have shot it, probably would have took home a bowtech. I don’t know about the v3x but the v3 is a bit jumpier than I’d prefer. O well I need to make sure I’m pulling through the shot anyways. Just don’t want to relax much. Go shoot them, 90 minutes is how far I drive to take my wife to a decent restaurant.

From: Arrowflinger
12-Mar-22
Thanks for the replies. No 90 minutes is not to bad. I will be going there next week and I can shoot them side by side. I talked to the shop owner on the phone yesterday. He also has the Carbon Hoyts. May as well shoot them all.

From: Coondog
13-Mar-22
Haven’t shot the V3X. However, did shoot the Hoyts; RX-7, Ventum Pro, and Twin Turbo. Decided that the RX-7 was the most dead in hand out of the three. Draw cycle is identical in the RX-7 and Ventum Pro because the cams are the same. Twin Turbo feels just like a speed bow would.

From: Arrowflinger
13-Mar-22
Pat, I watched the review you did on the V3X. I am like you I have a short draw length of 27.5 I have always liked longer axel to axle bows and which ever bow I choose. I was thinking about getting a 33 inch bow. would the shorter bow actually be better for me?

From: SIP
13-Mar-22
Both shot nice, the RX7 was more dead in the hand. Anybody who says different either didnt shoot them side by side, there was something loose on the Hoyt or they r just a mathews homer(or get them for free)….. This is the first year that has been the case, that i have seen anyway. This is the first year in as long as i can remember that the hoyt felt noticeably better than the prior year.

Having said that, dead in the hand is just one factor. There are many reasons that one bow shoots better for you than another will. And confidence in what your shooting is just about as important as anything. Go shoot em all….

From: Dale06
13-Mar-22
SIP, you’re not a Hoyt homer are you? Just joshing you. I’ve not shot either. I shot a bunch of bows 18 months ago, and bought the one I like.

From: SIP
13-Mar-22
Dale, i am a “hoyt guy” yes. But im more of a “its more the guy behind the bow than the bow in the guy’s hand” guy than a hoyt guy. Put someone that cant shoot behind a great bow, wont matter. Put a guy that can shoot behind just about any bow and hes gonna shoot.

The nice thing about being a “hoyt guy” right this moment…is cuz the rx7 is a better feeling bow than the new mathews. I havent been able to say that for a bit…. So…nana nana boo boo…;^)

From: PECO
14-Mar-22
Are you saying you have always shot Hoyt even though Mathews felt better to you?

14-Mar-22
I would like to shoot the new VX3, but no shops have any lefty. The one lefty I found was the minimum of 70 lbs limbs,,,, geesh I deer hunt, not killing elephants,,,,, I have a Hoyt Carbon Spyder 34, it is so quiet, and shoots so well,,,,,, always fun to look though

From: Buglmin
14-Mar-22
We shoot them side by side in the shop all the time, and I can not keep a Mathews V3X 33 or a Ventum Pro 33 on the wall. The Ventum Pro 30's are leaving on a good clip, but the V3X 29's arent moving. And the Ultra RX7's are going out almost as fast as we get em.

Most guys like the smoothness off the Mathew's, the speed and wall of the Hoyts, and the dead in the hand Hoyts over the Mathew's. Guys are finding out they don't need back bars on the Hoyts to balance the quivers like they do on the Mathew's. And as a shop, we're having a tough time getting sights in that will have the dovetail for the V3x. So, unless you already have a sight what will fit the V3x, keep that in mind before buying a V3x.

From: pirogue
14-Mar-22
When you get older, you don’t pick by brand. You pick what your shoulder allows you to pull.

From: Bowfreak
14-Mar-22
Haven't shot the new Mathews but I am not a fan of the draw cycle on their recent bows. I think the draw cycle is pretty bad. They are super quiet, vibe free and fast, but nothing about the draw cycle is feels good to me. I realize this is subjective, but that is how they strike me.

14-Mar-22
This is why it's pointless to ask a question like that. Everyone's opinion is different. I shot both side by side, switching ome after the other. I thought the mathews was alot more dead in the hand. But that's me. It won't be that way to the next person. I've always shot mathews, switched to hoyt last year, but now back to mathews. I find mathews to be much more forgiving, and therefor more consistent. Especially in hunting situations where you can't control nearly as many variables. You absolutely have to shoot both before deciding. I drove 2 hours to find a place where I could shoot both side by side.

From: kevin3006
14-Mar-22
Presently shoot a Hoyt carbon bow. Shot the Mathews v3x and the Hoyt Ventum apples to apples. Ordered the Mathews.

From: SIP
14-Mar-22
Yes peco, ive always shot hoyt. But i have only had 4 different bows since 2005. I started working at the bow shop i work at in march of 2020, i got one night in before covid shut it down….

I have only ever bought two bows brand new. One was a hoyt rx3 because it was a leftover and i was getting a $1500 bow for $900. That thing has a super sweet draw cycle in my opinion but i didnt shoot it against a mathews. I got an rx5 last year new, but again because i knew i was going to be able to sell it for a higher dollar amount used than any other.

This year i was set to buy whichever bow, out of all the ones we have at the shop, that felt and shot the best. Thought this might be the first time ever i ended up with a Mathews in my hand…..surprisingly wasnt the case.

From: WI Shedhead
15-Mar-22
If a person is ever undecided because both bows shoot the same and price is comparative- consider Matt Mcphearson products.

The mission work he does through mission and matthews bows is extraordinary and in a world of corporate bottom lines, him using his platform to make the world better is very refreshing- and noble.

15-Mar-22
I tested/reviewed the Hoyt line and Mathews as well, at the end of the day I settled on the Mathews VXR 31.5. Love this bow and it helped me have a successful harvest in the back-country (6x6 Elk) and the deer stand (4 point buck) this past year!

15-Mar-22

East/West Coast's embedded Photo
East/West Coast's embedded Photo

From: Banjo
16-Mar-22

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Just bought a new Hoyt Venum pro 33 last week and I love it so far. I went to a pro shop and shot them both, both are great bows and shoot a lot alike but the Hoyt has a much smoother draw cycle witch I prefer. Plus I really liked the picatinny rail built right into the riser for the sight and it also has the dovetail mount for the rest. It’s nice having everything in line and not bolted onto the side of the riser. For as much as new bows cost these days I would suggest if all possible to shoot them both, but IMO you really can’t go wrong with either one.

From: Banjo
16-Mar-22
Also lots of reviews about both on YouTube, I think I pretty much watched them all. Lol

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