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31 " - 33.99 "
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20 " - 24.99 "
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20 - 29 lbs
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Mathews Triax
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Mathews Triax Review

The Bottom Line:Mathews has a formula that works well for them and their customer base. The 2018 Triax is another take on a compact hunting bow, where engineers were focused on making the Triax as invisible as passible. The tagline "Stealth is Lethal" truly rings through with the latest from Mathews for 2018. On paper, the Triax seems to be just another compact hunting bow. However, the feel, balance, draw, and after the shot dynamics of the Triax make it something many shooters are going to become believers about. Mathews has created another maneuverable hunting bow, built for diehard bow hunters to take to the woods with them this fall. With performance up to 343 feet per second, a proven cam system, and a 28-inch axel-to-axel measurement, the Triax is going to get the nod for tons of shooters in 2018. The 6-inches of draw length adjustment in addition to the amazing finish options should help off set the $1099 suggested retail price and 4.4-pound bare weight measurement. Shooters wanting the best in short axel to axel bow technology from an industry giant, should have exactly what they are looking for in the Mathews Triax... read full review

2018 Mathews Triax

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

28 "

Draw Length

24.5 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

343 fps

Weight

4.4 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 85%

Manufactured: 2018
Specs were not changed


Mathews Halon 32 7
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Mathews Halon 32 7 Review

The Bottom Line:The Halon 32 with a 7-inch brace height shoots great, feels awesome, and should be a great bow on the 3D course or in the woods. There is not much new about the Halon 32, but the 2-inch extension in the axel-to-axel measurement is a highly anticipated design move for Mathews. Although two-inches does not seem like much, the bow is still considered a more compact hunting bow, and the string angle produced, especially with the large cam system will fit on the shooters face better than the 30-inch model did. The price tag is high at $1099, but it is competitive with other flagship bows on the market for 2017. The new camo options offered by Mathews are amazing, and welcomed additions to the lineup as well. The added weight of the bare bow at 4.73-pounds is heavy, but it does not feel heavy while shooting. The added weight is going to be more noticeable while carrying the bow around, but should actually be beneficial in getting shooters to hold a bit steadier while actually shooting. The Halon 32 series has a bow for every kind of shooter, and the 7-inch model is a great one for those just wanting a forgiving bow and acceptable performance. It is hard to find anything wrong with the Halon 32 7, but the decision to purchase the bow should be made after spending some time shooting it to make sure it feels as great as it looks... read full review

2017 Mathews Halon 32 7

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

26.5 " - 32.5 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

331 fps - 335 fps

Weight

4.73 lbs

Let-Off

75% & 85%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Mathews Stoke
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Mathews Stoke Review

The Bottom Line:The Stoke is one of the most feature packed youth bows on the market. It literally has the flagship Mathews Crosscentric cam system as the driving force of the rig, and the rest of the bow fits the bill of being a high-end adult hunting bow. The $999 price tag is high end as well, but considering the technology and ability the Stoke has to grow with younger shooters, it should still be in the running for any youth shooter wanting to step up the quality of their equipment. Mathews is responsible for many shooters getting their star in archery, and the Stoke just made that starter bow phenomenal... read full review

2017 Mathews Stoke

Brace Height

5.625 "

AtA Length

27.25 "

Draw Length

21 " - 27 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

314 fps

Weight

3.78 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Mathews Avail
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Mathews Avail Review

The Bottom Line:The Avail is a great bow choice with the serious female shooter in mind. Ladies have a decent selection of bows, but the selection gets smaller when considering bows designed specifically for ladies, and ones with top of the line technologies. The Avail offers everything the flagship Mathews bows offer, but they are more geared towards female shooters. The Avail shoots great, looks good, and has a competitive $999 price tag for other models with similar quality and specifications. Serious women shooters should take a long look at what the Avail offers, and give it a head to head test shot against any other models in question... read full review

2017 Mathews Avail

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

22 " - 28 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

320 fps

Weight

3.96 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Mathews Halon 32 6
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Mathews Halon 32 6 Review

The Bottom Line:The Halon 32 when paired with the 6-inch brace height is a great hunting bow! There is added stability with the longer axel to axel measurement, IBO speeds reaching 343 feet per second, and some amazing looking camo patterns to really make shooters interested in the purchase of a new Mathews for 2017. The Halon 32 is priced well for a top of the line bow, but the $1099 price tag is still difficult for some shooters to come up with. The added weight of a bare bow weighing in at 4.73-pounds should help shooters be a bit more calm holding on target. However, that extra weight could get old when backpacking long distances to stands or chasing elk in the mountains. The Halon 32 shoots great, and should be on the list of anyone wanting a truly awesome hunting bow. As with any archery purchase, it is always best to try the bow out head to head against some other choices to see which bow works best for each shooter. However, the Halon 32 is legit, and deserves a chance for a shootout... read full review

2017 Mathews Halon 32 6

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 31.5 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

340 fps - 343 fps

Weight

4.73 lbs

Let-Off

75% & 85%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Mathews TRX 7
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Mathews TRX 7 Review

The Bottom Line:The Mathews TRX 7 is an outstanding platform for target shooters, and is responsible for earning shooters a great deal of money by winning tournaments all over the world. It may help that Mathews has some of the best shooters in the world on their pro staff team, but the TRX 7 is a great piece of engineering and deserves all the recognition it receives. For shooters wanting a longer, faster target bow, the TRX 7 is hard to beat. The price is a bit tough to stomach with an MSRP of $1799, but for those expecting to win money every weekend launching arrows, it may be worth the initial investment for the potential long-term winnings... read full review

2017 Mathews TRX 7

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

40 "

Draw Length

23 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

332 fps

Weight

4.92 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
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Mathews TRX 8
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Mathews TRX 8 Review

The Bottom Line:The Mathews TRX 8 is another really great shooting bow from the Mathews lineup made for target archers wanting to be on the podium after major competitions. With a $1799 price tag, only the most serious shooters will be interested in this bow, but the characteristics of the TRX 8 would appeal to anyone interested in serious tournament archery. For this price point, it would be nice to see more finish options although the four available are well done. The extra speed of the mini AVS cams are a welcomed addition, even if shooters are shooting from a known distance. The huge riser gives the TRX 8 an almost rectangular shape, but it still weighs in under 5-pounds, which gives target archers a wide range of options for stabilizer weight to be added wherever it works for each shooter. Overall, this bow does everything a target bow should do very well. The price tag is scary, but winning tournaments can help offset the enormous cost, and bragging rights earned for winning may be priceless for some shooters. In the end, the Mathews TRX 8 is an excellent long axel-to-axel target bow... read full review

2017 Mathews TRX 8

Brace Height

8 "

AtA Length

40 "

Draw Length

24 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

322 fps

Weight

4.96 lbs

Let-Off

70%

Manufactured: 2017 - 2018
Specs changed, see full specs


Mathews Halon X
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Mathews Halon X Review

The Bottom Line:The Halon X is a nice addition to the 2016 Mathews lineup giving shooters wanting a bit longer axel to axel measurement an option to go with. Many folks like shooting different styles of archery, which keeps them shoot reps all year round. The Halon X allows shooters the ability to shoot the exact same bow across target, 3D, and hunting, by simply swapping accessories. From a consistency standpoint keeping one bow to do everything is a good idea. It would also help justify the Halon X price of $1299 if shooters used the justification of only needing one bow for everything in 2016. Tipping the scales at just under 5-pounds, the Halon X is a heavy bow for anyone to cart around for a long period of time. It also may limit the amount of weight shooters can add to their bows with different accessories and stabilizers. With that being said, a "normal" weighted bow is 4-pounds, so a one-pound difference should most likely not be a deal breaker. The Halon X is a sweet bow for someone wanting to simplify their arsenal a bit and shoot one rig for everything. It shoots great, is backed by a giant in the industry, and has the ability to be customized for a shooter's individual feel. Those on the market for a real multi-purpose bow should give the Halon X a shot... read full review

2016 Mathews Halon X

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

35 "

Draw Length

26 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

328 fps - 330 fps

Weight

4.94 lbs

Let-Off

75% & 85%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2018
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Mathews Z3
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Mathews Z3 Review

The Bottom Line:Nothing about the Z3 says budget friendly bow other than the $749 MSRP tag. The rest of the bow is everything consumers have come to expect from Mathews in regards to craftsmanship, design, and shootability all wrapped in a perfect package of the beloved Z7 bow. Shooters regretting the decision to sell their Z7, or those wanting a sweet back up bow will be drawn to the Z3. Shooters just getting started in archery, but want the best equipment to learn on, will also love the idea of being able to purchase the Z3 bow at a great price of only $749. The Z3 is a bit heavy on paper, but it does not feel heavy in the shooters hand, and it may actually help shooters hold steadier down range. It is also a slight pain to have draw length specific cams in 2016 as well, but shooters will be properly set up leaving the pro shop with the bow that fits them the best. Overall, it is great to see Mathews throwing back a bit to offer a really nice shooting popular bow from their past. It will be a nice shooter for anyone interested in a compact hunting bow, or a good reason for guys to pick up a bow they wished they had kept... read full review

2016 Mathews Z3

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps

Weight

4.55 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Mathews Halon 5
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Mathews Halon 5 Review

The Bottom Line:The Halon 5 is another offering from Mathews that is sure to do well in the hunting world. The demand of many shooters wanting the shortest, fastest bow possible is something that has not changed the last few years, and Mathews has produced something those shooters are begging for. It is important to remember the Halon 5 is not for everyone, and it is important for shooters to experience how a bow feels firsthand before buying any bow. The Halon 5 combines the best of the smooth drawing No Cam and the Monster series speed in an offering that will be well suited for the woods. Those with a budget to accommodate an MSRP of $1099 with interest in a short axel to axel bow should get their hands on a Halon 5... read full review

2016 Mathews Halon 5

Brace Height

5 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

353 fps

Weight

4.6 lbs

Let-Off

75% & 85%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2018
Specs were not changed


Mathews Monster Safari
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Mathews Monster Safari Review

The Bottom Line:This is the most valuable bow ever made by Mathews and it has the assets to prove it.The AVS cam system, the Honeycomb Core Technology throughout, and the AfricanWood Inlays are the biggest differences that gives the Safari its value. The dual cam bowproduces awesome speed and power. It is comfortable to shoot and is enough to harvestany animal in the world. The one of a kind riser has an amazing strength to weightratio. The solid back wall locks you into hit your target dead center. It is quiet with agenerous valley. Mathews already probably has the best fit and finish in the archerymarket and this bow is above and beyond even the rest of their line up. It may have a bitof a narrower niche by only being available in 70lb. or 85lb. draw weights. However,its price tag is what will make its niche even narrower for those who can afford or arewilling to pay more than double most top end bow prices... read full review

2011 Mathews Monster Safari

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

33 "

Draw Length

25.5 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

60 lbs - 85 lbs

IBO Speed

350 fps

Weight

4.8 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2011 - 2018
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Mathews Conquest 4
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Mathews Conquest 4 Review

The Bottom Line:In short, the Mathews Conquest 4 is a high end target bow with the long ATA and good brace height that is very capable of putting up great scores in stiff competition. Also one of Mathews' lightest competition rigs it isn't a bare to walk around the ranges all day. It is very customizable to the specific needs of most shooters; whether it is smooth drawing, fast shooting or forgiving as possible. A little on the noisy side but this bow is practically dead in the hand at the shot. With a good stabilizer this bow will become even more comfortable for most shooters and it is balanced very well at full draw so it won't take much before you can start pin-wheeling some targets... read full review

2007 Mathews Conquest 4 (MaxCam)

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

41 "

Draw Length

28 " - 32 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

310 fps

Weight

4.4 lbs

Let-Off

65% or 80%

Manufactured: 2007 - 2018
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Mathews Halon 32 5
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Mathews Halon 32 5 Review

The Bottom Line:The Halon 32 is offered in three separate configurations based on the brace height and performance. The 5-inch brace height is the best speed-wise clocking in at an IBO rated 350 feet per second. For shooters familiar with the 2016 Halon, the 2017 has all the same benefits and amazing technology with a more stable 32-inch axel-to-axel platform. Mathews hunting bows have historically been on compact side of things, with most being between 28-30 or so inches. It is refreshing to see a Mathews hunting bow stretched out a bit to 32-inches, which will allow a more stable platform, a better string angle, and a more comfortable bow overall for taller shooters. It is very tough to find anything wrong with the Halon 32 with a five-inch brace height. Shooters wanting a speed bow know they will have to shoot a shorter brace height, which can mean less forgiving. However, shooters wanting speed have already acknowledged and accepted that comes at a price. The heavy bow holds well, and has minimal noise and hand shock, but it can also be slightly cumbersome loaded with accessories and carted up and down mountains for miles a day. The price is fair at an MSRP listing of $1099, which is competitive with other top of the line rigs. However, those on a budget may have to save a little longer to end up owning this really great hunting bow. In the end, the decision to purchase the Halon 32 5 will need to be made by each shooter. This bow does deserve a closer look for the serious archer wanting top of the line equipment from an industry giant... read full review

2017 Mathews Halon 32 5

Brace Height

5 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

24.5 " - 30.5 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

350 fps

Weight

4.83 lbs

Let-Off

75%, 85%

Manufactured: 2017
Specs were not changed


Mathews Halon 7
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Mathews Halon 7 Review

The Bottom Line:The Halon 7 may be the most popular of the Halon series bows given the acceptable speeds and largest brace height of the bunch. 335 feet per second in a compact 30-inch axel-to-axel package makes for a really enticing hunting bow for shooters wanting the smallest, hardest hitting rig available. The $1099 suggested price tag along with the heavy bare bow weight of 4.55-pounds might be deterrents when it comes time to purchase the Halon 7 for some initially interested. However, the shooting experience from the large concentric cams combing the No Cam and AVS technologies will win a lot of shooters over to the Mathews flagship hunting offering for 2016... read full review

2016 Mathews Halon 7

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

26 " - 32 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

335 fps

Weight

4.55 lbs

Let-Off

75%, 85%

Manufactured: 2016 - 2017
Specs were not changed


Mathews Chill X
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out of 2 reviews
Mathews Chill X Review

The Bottom Line:For Mathews to release a bow after the other flagships were released seemed a little strange to some shooters. However, the Chill X was worth the hype and offered something the other AVS powered bows were missing in the eyes of many, and that is a rock solid back wall. The Chill X is one of the best multi-purpose bows on the market in terms of specifications, and after shooting one; it will be hard to find anything wrong with it. The Chill X is a bit pricey at $1099, although it seems to be competitive with other flagship bows on the market in 2014. Those wanting a single bow to use all year round, really owe it to themselves to try out the Chill X... read full review

2014 Mathews Chill X

Brace Height

7 "

AtA Length

35 "

Draw Length

25 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

336 fps

Weight

4.23 lbs

Let-Off

75% - 85%

Manufactured: 2014 - 2017
Specs were not changed


Mathews Halon 6
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out of 4 reviews
Mathews Halon 6 Review

The Bottom Line:The Halon 6 should be a popular bow in the hunting world for Mathews. There are some shooters wishing to see a longer axel to axel flagship bow from Mathews, but the Monster Wake for 2015 may be close enough to a longer Halon for Mathews to even consider building one in the future. For those skeptical of the No Cam for 2015 based on the slightly sluggish speed, the Halon 6 should be considered an improvement with the engineering of that cam system combined with the beloved AVS cam system. The Halon 6 is a shooter, and despite its compact size, actually feels like a bigger bow than the amount of space it takes up. The weight will be a point many haters will gravitate towards, but in all honestly a few ounces should not make a giant difference in most situations. Those wanting a great performing bow from one of the most respected names in the business should give the Halon 6 a shot... read full review

2016 Mathews Halon 6

Brace Height

6 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

25 " - 31 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

345 fps

Weight

4.55 lbs

Let-Off

75%, 85%

Manufactured: 2016
Specs were not changed


Mathews No Cam HTX
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Mathews No Cam HTX Review

The Bottom Line:The HTX is a short bow, which is limiting the market to those wanting a compact hunting bow. However, the combination of the larger cams and the longer riser make it feel more like a longer bow then most short models. The HTX is not all that special on paper, but it really shines during at the shot and overall feel of the bow. The No CAM system makes the bow a great shooting bow, even though it has one the slow side of the IBO ratings. Most shooters are not going to buy the HTX based on the specification charts. However, the feel of the bow is going to win over some shooters and let them The feel on the shot is great, it fits a large range of shooters, and it is backed by some of really great technologies offered out of the Mathews' factory. Shooters at the longer end of the draw length range may need a longer framed bow to keep the comfort level of a more preferable string angle, but those willing to compromise a bit on that for a compact bow will not have to worry about the HTX feel. The MSRP of $999 is totally competitive with other top end models, but it is still not an easy amount of money to save up for many shooters. It is hard to find anything wrong with the HTX offering, especially considering those interested have already considered the potential negatives of shooting a more compact model. Those wanting a dedicated hunting bow should give the HTX an honest chance, and shooters will be surprised at how well they shoot a slower rated hunting bow just based on the comfort of the draw cycle... read full review

2016 Mathews No Cam HTX

Brace Height

6.125 "

AtA Length

30 "

Draw Length

23.5 " - 28.5 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

326 fps

Weight

3.99 lbs

Let-Off

65%, 75%, 85%

Manufactured: 2016
Specs were not changed


Mathews Jewel
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Mathews Jewel Review

The Bottom Line:Mathews has hit a homerun offering the Jewel as the next women's multipurpose bow. With 7-inches of draw length adjustment, and maximum draw weights available in 5-pound increments; the Jewel is completely decked out with lots of useful technology and specifications. Although there is an option for different color limb decals, they may be a little on the girly side for some shooters. With a $999 price tag, archers are going to have to be fairly serious in order to justify the steep cost. With that in mind, the Jewel is going to perform flawlessly for a very long time... read full review

2012 Mathews Jewel

Brace Height

6.375 "

AtA Length

28 "

Draw Length

22 " - 29 "

Draw Weight

30 lbs - 60 lbs

IBO Speed

325 fps

Weight

3.6 lbs

Let-Off

80%

Manufactured: 2012 - 2016
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Mathews Genesis Mini
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Mathews Genesis Mini Review

The Bottom Line:Weighing only 2 pounds and having the draw weight range of only 6 to 12 lbs, the Mathews Genesis Mini is an ideal bow for small kids from 3 to 8 years old. Admittedly, this is a very well built bow with quality components. That is why it has a very good resale value, meaning it will be less expensive to upgrade down the road. With the zero let-off, the bow is extremely flexible - no extra cams or modules are required to shoot the bow at draw lengths from 14 to 25 inches. In addition, the Mini Genesis is built using the same proven technologies as the original Genesis - an official bow used in NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program). Overall, this is a high quality and extremely popular compound bow suitable for young shooters from 3 to 8 years old... read full review

2005 Mathews Mini Genesis

Brace Height

6.125 "

AtA Length

29.125 "

Draw Length

14 " - 25 "

Draw Weight

6 lbs - 12 lbs

IBO Speed

fps

Weight

2 lbs

Let-Off

0

Manufactured: 2005 - 2016
Specs changed, see full specs


Mathews No Cam HTR
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out of 5 reviews
Mathews No Cam HTR Review

The Bottom Line:The No Cam is a rather large transition from the type of bow Mathews has produced in their solocam lineup in the past. Mathews decided to go back to the drawing board for a complete simplification of everything they have done the past few years. Some will appreciate the engineering that went into producing this bow, and others will not. Regardless, the HTR is a nice shooting platform and deserves a test shot. The feel of the bow is unique, the shot is silent, and the lack of vibration after the shot is refreshing. The speed could be a bit quicker, and the price tag a little smaller, but that is really nit picking. For those wanting a hunting bow backed with a great archery name and some new technology, the Mathews No Cam HTR is worth a look... read full review

2015 Mathews No Cam HTR

Brace Height

6.625 "

AtA Length

32 "

Draw Length

24 " - 30 "

Draw Weight

40 lbs - 70 lbs

IBO Speed

330 fps

Weight

4.14 lbs

Let-Off

65%, 75%, 85%

Manufactured: 2015
Specs were not changed


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