Mathews Z7 xtreme

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Mathews Z7 xtreme

Postby scottflesher » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:31 pm

Has anyone purchased this bow? I'm in the market for an upgrade and wanted some thoughts from anyone who has it. I currently shoot a Reflex xpress that I purchased around 2000. It's a great bow and while I probably don't "need" one, I figure that technological improvements over the past 11 years can't hurt.
I've checked a few shops and it seems the price ranges from $749-$799. I'll transfer my sights and rest to the new bow, so I won't have accessories to add.

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Re: Mathews Z7 xtreme

Postby pickleguy » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:05 pm

I shot one & they shoot good. I would never buy a bow on others advice, go to the pro shop & shoot several brands in your price range & don't pay attention to brand names versus how they feel & shoot. I ended up walking out with a PSE, a brand I never even thought I would buy in a million years. I was at the shop the other day & asked how the Z7's were selling & he said good but you have twice the bow for the same money. Just my $.02 worth
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Re: Mathews Z7 xtreme

Postby pgchambers » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:54 am

pickleguy wrote:I shot one & they shoot good. I would never buy a bow on others advice, go to the pro shop & shoot several brands in your price range & don't pay attention to brand names versus how they feel & shoot. I ended up walking out with a PSE, a brand I never even thought I would buy in a million years. I was at the shop the other day & asked how the Z7's were selling & he said good but you have twice the bow for the same money. Just my $.02 worth


A dealer is saying the PSE is twice the bow as as the Mathews? He must have some incentive to sell the PSEs, because even if he feels it is a superior bow, there is no way it is twice the bow. Both good bows, it really comes down to preference. I shoot the z7 xtreme, and I shoot as well with it as I did with my switchback and it is smaller and lighter. For me, it was worth the upgrade, but Pickleguy is right, go shoot a bunch of them, and pick what is right for you.
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Re: Mathews Z7 xtreme

Postby scottflesher » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:26 pm

Thanks guys. I shot one about 6-8 times a few weeks ago and it felt nice. Although it wasn't my release, didn't have sights, etc. It was just a practice arrow blindly at a target from about 15 feet.
I was suprized how little it looks. Compared to my 35 inch axle to axle reflex, the 28 inch bow looked like a toy and was alot lighter. I know those features can affect accuracy, however I like it for hunting, given it doesn't hinder my accuracy. It also had a significant amount of let off compared to my bow, which is a nice feature if you're in a situation where you must remain drawn for a little longer than normal.

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Re: Mathews Z7 xtreme

Postby rmontez » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:41 pm

scottflesher that sounds about the same experience I had when I was testing out the z7 at my local dealer. Even at 15' I could feel it shot allot smoother and quieter than my old PSE XT2000. I ended up ordering one, only a 24.5" draw length and 70lbs draw. So far I am very happy with mine. 30 days and I get to test out it's knock down power!!


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