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Who still shoots/ hunts with a single cam bow.? What do you shoot and why. I’m going back in time to a Mathews z7x . I’m looking for your feedback. Thanks
 

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Its a crossbow forum and therefore lacks vertical shooters interests. You might want to take that question over to Archerytalk.
Many of us here still shoot both. I mix mine up-like to keep up my skills with the compound, particularly when I go out of state to an area where crossbows aren't legal, plus I like to challenge myself a bit more depending on whether or not I'm hunting from the ground or from a stand. I use my crossbow 80% of the time because I am on the ground about 90% of the time. To answer the original question, I still use my Mathews Creed compound simply because it works, and I have put a ton of money into crossbows. I am always tempted to buy a new Mathews compound but I don't want to dump $1000 plus on a bow I will only be using about 20% of the time. I will actually be using my Creed tomorrow. I have used it a few times this year but haven't had a shot opportunity with it yet. I put on a new HHA single pin sight, which is much easier on the eyes, but I have to remember to adjust the optimizer (that part I don't like).
 

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I think my PSE Bow Madness is considered a single cam.

Cam on the bottom, idler pulley on top.

A torn rotator cuff prevents me from using it now.
 

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The first single cam I bought was a Bowtech freedom cam.( late 90's) I killed a truckload of deer with that bow. To this day the very best compound I owned was a Bowtech General. That was one of those bows that had a WOW factor, super quiet, plenty fast and was one of the first short axel to axel bows I could shoot really good.
 

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Who still shoots/ hunts with a single cam bow.? What do you shoot and why. I’m going back in time to a Mathews z7x . I’m looking for your feedback. Thanks
I still shoot some 3 D competitions with my vertical bow but it's an Elite 2 cam bow, I've had several Mathews over the years and they are very fine bows I had a Mathews Drenalin and the Mathews Drenalin LD that I shot competition with. I'm still going to shoot both but most of my hunting is done with my crossbow.
 

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Rotator cuff torn up from shooting 65 to75 lb draw longbows for years. Had to switch to crossbows in 2003. Then a stroke knocked me back 6years ago. Thank goodness for crossbows as we age up. I have to shoot left handed now but I “ain’t”giving up.
Do you remember those old lemonwood longbows? the ones that would shake the fillings out of your teeth when you shot them? Once I discovered the reflex deflex design with lighter tips, the old stuff went by the wayside.
 

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I went through my search for the perfect bow with compounds. Had single cams by Mathews (5), Hoyt, Bowtech, Pearson, McPherson. Golden Eagle, Jennings, and Bear. ( Yeah, I had a bad disease ;) ). Always liked the feel and quiet of the Mathews (2-MQ1s, 2Q2XLs, Rival pro), but for me and my bad left shoulder, I didn’t find them very forgiving. Shot much better with my Darton Tundra than anything, pluse a couple of Champion bows with Darton copied cams. So easy to tune for just the right draw length, and bare shaft/field point/broadhead identical POI, and forgiving of my form errors. All that has led me to be much more content and less curious about crossbow minutiae.:)
 

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Mathews Drenalin. Took about 60 deer with in in just a couple years. (Suburban herd management) Been through a few newer models, but always kept that bow as my "backup". None were as quiet, forgiving and accurate. It's now the only vertical bow I still own.
 

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Sold my last vertical at a garage sale 2 years ago, $10 was all I could get for it along with a handful of mismatched aluminum arrows, ofcourse being left handed reduces your market a ton.
Plenty of vertical intrest around here still. So much so that there is a sub forum for them.
 

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Never shot a single cam hunting or at targets. Started archery seriously at 14 with a second hand 55# Kodiak Mag. That was my bow for many years. Went to a Jennings Super "T" , then a Jennings Arrowstar. Finally a PSE Mach III before returning to traditional bows. Shot nothing but Black Widows for the last 12 years before losing the sight in my right eye. Like Moon, thank goodness for crossbows as we age. No single cam bow experience, just a single eyed crossbower.
 
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Went through a bunch of vertical bows over the years until I bought a Mathews switchback xt. Thought I'd never buy another bow, I liked it that much. But chronic arthritis in both shoulders forced me to switch to crossbows 4-5 years ago. I still have the switchback and dream about shooting it again but doubt I ever will. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my crossbows but I really miss that one Mathews.
 
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I went through my search for the perfect bow with compounds. Had single cams by Mathews (5), Hoyt, Bowtech, Pearson, McPherson. Golden Eagle, Jennings, and Bear. ( Yeah, I had a bad disease ;) ). Always liked the feel and quiet of the Mathews (2-MQ1s, 2Q2XLs, Rival pro), but for me and my bad left shoulder, I didn’t find them very forgiving. Shot much better with my Darton Tundra than anything, pluse a couple of Champion bows with Darton copied cams. So easy to tune for just the right draw length, and bare shaft/field point/broadhead identical POI, and forgiving of my form errors. All that has led me to be much more content and less curious about crossbow minutiae.:)
You sound like me over the years, between compounds and stick bows I could probably type all night and miss a few I have had.
 

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Who still shoots/ hunts with a single cam bow.? What do you shoot and why. I’m going back in time to a Mathews z7x . I’m looking for your feedback. Thanks
I had to give up my conventional archery habit in favor of crossbow hunting, due to shoulder replacement surgery. My last bow was a Z7extreme with QAD micro rest, Axcel 5 pin micro adjust, T5 quiver and I think it was an Axion stabilizer. It was my dream bow that took me 20 years to obtain. Man, I really miss that bow and being able to shoot them.
 
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