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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Have to admit, I was wrong
So, I've written before about my 2009 Bowtech Captain. I love that bow, and it had an unfortunate incident in the 2016 bow season that required it to be relimbed.
Bowtech handled it, even though it was 100% my fault. Not knowing how long I was going to be out a bow, though, I bought a 2016 Hoyt Defiant.
At the time, I felt it wasn't QUITE as quiet nor smooth as my Bowtech but was close.
Today I finally get around to rigging up the Bowtech. I moved the Ripcord that was on the Hoyt and had originally been on the Bowtech back to the Bowtech. Put an HHA sight on it that I got used from the classifieds here. New B-Stinger 8" stabilizer. Also decided my 2009 era Cobra release was due for an upgrade, and got a Spot Hogg Wiseguy. I put an HHA Virtus rest on the Hoyt. Side bar.....I like this rest a lot.
So....out to the back yard I go...both bows ready to start tuning and allen wrenches in my pocket.
Shot the Hoyt, this one was easy, because the rest was just adjusted to the same setting as my Ripcord had been. Sure enough, it was bang on.
Went to the Bowtech and shot it for the first time in 2 years and promptly realized my memory had fooled me.
Having shot both bows literally one after the other, I realized that the Hoyt is smoother, quieter, and faster. Significantly so.
But in mind, the Bowtech was the smoother, quieter bow, and the Hoyt was only marginally faster.
In reality, the Hoyt is noticeably smoother, quieter, has less vibration, and is faster.
Funny how that works.