Since I got the ok to buy a new bow (pliers and a blow torch really works!) I have narrowed it down to several bows. The one that sticks out is the Mathews SQ2. It is new this year and I went and shot one at my local pro shop. It is unbelievably quiet. I thought my current bow was quiet after all the tweaking, but this bow right off the shelf makes my old one sound like a freight train. It is a 31" axle to axle bow and that is what I have been leaning towards. The closest contender is the Mathews FX. It is about $150 less, but doesn't have the harmonic dampning built into the riser so I would need to buy and replace limb savers. The FX is also larger with it being 34" axle to axle. decisions decisions... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!