Mathews Reezen 7.0 Review
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The Reezen 7.0 is a fast single cam bow that belongs to the Mathews Reezen series. While it has a more forgiving brace height than its 6.5" brace height brother, it is only 5 fps slower. When equipped properly, this rig is a great shooter capable of launching arrows faster than previous Mathews bows.
Quietness and vibrationAccording to multiple reviews and tests, a bare Reezen 7.0 is not the quietest bow out there. Many archers say that a stabilizer, dampeners, and other silencing components need to be installed to make this bow quieter. In our opinion this rig needs to be equipped with silencing components to make it a better shooting bow.
Eccentric systemPowering the Reezen 7.0 to reported IBO speeds reaching 335 fps is Mathews' new Reezen Cam. The new eccentric system is cam-specific, meaning a new cam is required for changing the draw length. To make it easier to change the draw length Mathews engineers designed a unique and effective Quick Change Axle (QCA) system that significantly simplifies axle removal. Draw lengths are available from 24.5" to 30.5" in half inch increments. The let-off is 80%.
Draw cycle / ShootabilityWhen it comes to draw cycle, there seems to be two different camps out there. Some shooters who never shot speed bows are not very excited about the way this bow draws. They say the draw cycle feels a few fps heavier than it really is. Conversely, other people insist the draw cycle is not bad at all. Almost everyone agrees, though, that this bow has a relatively stiff draw cycle and it's not the smoothest rig out there because it's a speed bow.
Reezen 7.0 vs Reezen 6.5
Some people are interested what the difference is between the two bows from the Reezen series. While the draw length ranges and mass weights are nearly the same, the Reezen 7.0 has a more forgiving brace height (7" vs. 6.5") and is a bit slower (335 fps vs 340 fps). People who are used to stiff draw cycles say there is almost no difference between the two rigs in terms of shootability. Therefore, if you believe you are in a good form and you want a faster bow, the Mathews Reezen 6.5 could be a better choice. On the other hand, archers who prefer the Reezen 7.0 say 5 fps is not something that can make a huge difference. They also agree that the draw cycle on the Reezen 7.0 is a bit smoother.
Reezen 7.0 vs Mathews Z7
When the Reezen 7.0 first came out, a lot of Mathews fans were disappointed with its draw cycle. Mathews bows had always been known for their silky smooth draw cycles before this fast bow was released. Everyone knows that speed does not come for free and fast bows always have stiff draw cycles. The Mathews Z7 was designed to bridge the gap between smoothness and speed. While the Z7 is just 3 fps slower, it's considered to be quieter, smoother, and a better shooting bow. Many archers agree the Z7 is an improvement in many areas. Although there is no doubt the Z7 is a better shooting bow, its high price tag may not appeal to everyone. Therefore, a lot of archers who are on the budget and still want to shoot speed bow prefer getting the Reezen 7.0.