If you want a Carbon the RX7 is the one I would choose. I shot it about 5 months ago and it was nice. I have a 2014 Carbon Spyder Turbo and that bow is really a great shooting bow and light. I’ll never sell it.
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In your guys option, what is the best bow Hoyt produced that was at least 33 at and had long draw.
Camo hunting RX7 Ultra. For regular competition stratos.
I think I'm going to try and get a used Hoyt, what year was the rx7 made? I meant to put in my original post bows made in last 6 years
Last 2 years
Sorry meant 1 year go 2023 on brain. It come out in 2022 the rx5 was before that
Hoyt is still offering the RX7 as this year's (2023) carbon model.
Rx5 or 7 will fit the bill. Next year the rx9 will be the best ever.
The Carbon RX-7 has a 30” ATA and max draw length of 30”. You’ll want the RX-7 Ultra model with a 34” ATA and max draw of 32”, based on your first post above.
The Hoyt Carbon Spyder Turbo - hands down. Then the Ventum Pro 33 came along….. now you get speed. Quietness. Low hand shock. Repeatability. Accuracy and easy adjustability. You get everything.
I shot pretty much their whole lineup last year and ended up buying the Hoyt Ventum Pro 33 and I love it so far. I also have a Hoyt Carbon Defiant 34, shooting them side by side I prefer the Ventum.
CST is a good one, as Blood mentioned above, although it's older than the OP's "last 6 years" range, being a 2014 model that came out in the early winter of 2013. I shot one for about 3 years, and it was a good bow at the time. Compared to my current Carbon RX-7 though, it has a noticeably shorter valley, a slightly harsher draw cycle, more hand shock, and is a little louder at the shot. Of course one big difference is that you could probably buy the used 2014 CST as a bare-bow for about 1/3 the price of a year-old RX-7 Ultra.
Does it have to be a Hoyt?
I still use a 2013 Spyder 34. Its done all I ask of it. Definitely has a short valley. Creep a little and it wants to go.
I own a e35 and pse with the evolve cam system. Pse is my favorite I've owned, fast quiet and very smooth draw cycle. I just like the riser on Hoyt and can't make myself pay over a grand for new bows. Cheap I guess lol
Shot a Spyder 34 for many, many years and loved it. Bought the RX7 Ultra last year and like it even more.
I have shot or owned most of the hoyt bows for the last decade The RX1 I thought was the best bow they had produced until the RX7 came out. I believe that is the best bow by quite a bit. I wasn't impressed with the rx3 of rx5
Agreed, the Rx7 Ultra is one beautiful bow. Shoots and holds incredibly well!
Another vote for the RX7 Ultra. Best bow I have ever shot. There is a reason why Hoyt didn’t release a new carbon bow for 2023… it’s hard to improve perfection!
I just bought a 2022 Hoyt Ventum Pro 33 it’s another option if you don’t want a carbon. It’s very smooth. They gave me a killer price I couldn’t turn down.
Of those that I have owned, my Vector 32 is my favorite. The grip just feels great in my hand. The grip on my RX4 wants to go where it wants to go. It shoots just fine but the Vector is my favorite. I shot the RX7 Ultra a while back and really liked the feel of the grip and draw cycle of that bow.
2020 Axius Ultra. Probably my favorite bow from Hoyt in the last 20 years.
That VTM 34 is probably a pretty nice bow. Haven't shot a Hoyt in a long time though. The last Hoyt I had was the Maxxis 35 and i didn't really love that one. I did shoot a Faktor Turbo though and that was a nice bow with the Z5 cam I think.
Hoyt 38 Pro. Last Hoyt I owned. Customer service issue and their woke before woke was even a thing turned me off.
Still using a 2015 Carbon Spyder 34.
Carbon Spider for me also the Alphamax Both are great bows