Mathews Bow Reviews

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Mathews Creed XS
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out of 1 review

2014 Mathews Creed XS

Brace Height
7.5 "
AtA Length
28 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
321 fps
Weight
3.8 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Mathews Creed XS Review

The Bottom Line: The Mathews Creed XS does not bring anything Earth shattering to the market. Instead, it takes what Mathews has done well in the past and offers it in the simplest form. The compact XS flat out shoots. Although the speed is not setting records, the smooth draw cycle and forgiving shot are welcomed additions hunters are sure to love. For shooters interested in lightweight, compact hunting bows, the Creed is going to be a fine option...read full review

Mathews Chill X
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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%
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

Mathews Chill R
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2014 Mathews Chill R

Brace Height
6.125 "
AtA Length
33 "
Draw Length
23 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
342 fps
Weight
3.95 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Mathews Chill R Review

The Bottom Line: Mathews has been an industry leader for quality and workmanship for a while now, and the Chill R is another example of that. Although there are not many changes from the Chill R in terms of new technology, shooters not interested in the Chill from last year demanded the changes made for 2014. The Chill R's back wall will not be for everyone, but it is a great shooting bow and will be a favorite for many shooters in 2014. The specifications are perfect for a multipurpose bow, and may make the $999 price tag a bit easier for some guys to justify. Like all archery decisions, the final choice will come down to personal preference; The Mathews Chill R deserves a test shot though...read full review

Mathews Chill
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out of 5 reviews

2013 Mathews Chill

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
30.5 "
Draw Length
23 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
333 fps
Weight
3.90 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Mathews Chill Review

The Bottom Line: The Mathews Chill is smooth from the draw to the release of the arrow. With tons of draw length adjustability based on cam modules, the Chill has the potential to appeal to a lot of shooters in all sizes. A speed bow designed for hunting with a forgiving brace height of 7-inches has tons of appeal in the hunting world. Although the back wall is a little mushy and the $999 price tag may be too much for shooters on a budget, the Chill is a great offering for the high demand of speed bows with great shootability options for hunting and it deserves a test shot...read full review

Mathews Creed
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out of 5 reviews

2013 Mathews Creed

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
30 "
Draw Length
26.5 " - 29.5 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
328 fps
Weight
3.85 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Mathews Creed Review

The Bottom Line: Mathews has created another solid hunting rig based on what shooters are demanding out of a hunting bow. The short axel-to-axel measurement and lightweight package is very appealing to many hunters. With a forgiving 7-inch brace height, smooth draw, and virtually noise free, the Creed has a lot to offer shooters in the market for a hunting bow. Although cams are draw length specific, shooters should be properly set up before leaving the pro shop. Despite being a wonderful hunting bow option, the $999 MSRP price tag may be too steep for many shooters. Those in the market for a new hunting bow should give the Creed a try, even if it means saving up for the purchase of a new bow a little longer...read full review

Mathews ZXT
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out of 1 review

2013 Mathews ZXT

Brace Height
7.375 "
AtA Length
28 "
Draw Length
24 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
326 fps
Weight
4.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Mathews ZXT Review

The Bottom Line: Regardless of this bow seeming to somewhat be flying under the radar in Mathew's line up it is one of their best hunting bows. It may even be the best in some opinions. With it being so compact and so comfortable to shoot it is tough to beat. The fit and finish of the ZXT is very nice as all Mathews are especially for this bow being considered the economy line of the Z series. It seems faster than advertised and is a must shoot for anyone in the market for a new hunting bow. It can easily be overlooked and is a definite sleeper especially with the new Creed and Chill in the Mathews line up for 2013. With an MSRP of only $799 it is a great value especially when compared to the $999 price tag of the other new Mathews for 2013...read full review

Mathews Heli-m
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out of 6 reviews

2012 Mathews Heli-m

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
30 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
332 fps
Weight
3.5 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Mathews Heli-m Review

The Bottom Line: Don't let the feather weight lead you to believe that it's not a heavy hitter. Its 30" axle to axle, 7" brace height and 332 fps is enough to make many people turn their heads for a closer look. That's when they will be blown away when they pick the bow up and find out that it weighs in at 3.5lb. Not the smoothest Mathews bow ever put on the market, but it's hard to make the perfect bow. With the very low amount of mass in the shooters hand it's obvious that some vibration will be felt. However, a good stabilizer will practically eliminate this issue and it becomes fairly smooth. This is a very solid shooter that won't wear you out after carrying it through the woods all day...read full review

Mathews Jewel
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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%
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

Mathews Z9
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out of 8 reviews

2011 Mathews Z9

Brace Height
8.75 "
AtA Length
30 "
Draw Length
27 " - 32 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
312 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Mathews Z9 Review

The Bottom Line: The Mathews Z9 is a forgiving bow due to its long brace height of 8 3/4" and slightly reflexed riser. With the smooth shooting Z9 Cam, the Z9 will provide shootable speed for those shooting a draw length greater than 30". With an IBO of 312, the Z9 will only appeal to those archers with a draw length of 30" or less if they are looking for a forgiving single cam that is short axle to axle. Retailing at $899.00, the Z9 is not a bow that will sell in high numbers due to the special market it is designed for, however, those archers that fall within that market will find a quiet, smooth shooting single cam bow that is relatively fast, highly accurate, and forgiving...read full review

Mathews MR6
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out of 1 review

2011 Mathews MR6

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
33 "
Draw Length
25.5 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
354 fps
Weight
4.45 lbs
Let-Off
65% or 80%
Mathews MR6 Review

The Bottom Line: For those shooters demanding a hunting bow that is amazingly fast, the MR6 has a lot to offer. Although the weight of this bow is a little heavy, it has speed that is at the top of its class. Those in the market for a speed bow have come to terms with a more aggressive draw cycle, although the MR6 is not as rough as some might expect. With IBO speeds up to 353 feet per second, and tons of adjustability, the MR6 has the potential to fit most shooters interested in a speed rig. With all of the technology that comes standard with the McPherson series MR6, most shooters feel extremely confident with their decision to purchase...read full review

Mathews Monster Safari
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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%
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

Mathews MR8
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out of 1 review

2012 Mathews MR8

Brace Height
8 "
AtA Length
33 "
Draw Length
27.5 " - 33 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
330 fps
Weight
4.45 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Mathews MR8 Review

The Bottom Line: The MR8 offers arrow speeds up to 330 feet per second without sacrificing brace height like other speed bows. The draw is very nice and easy to adjust to. Shooters will find it very easy to get used to the forgiving 8-inch brace height as well. The 4.45-pound bare bow may be a little heavy for some shooters, but after adjusting to the weight, it can feel a bit more stable to hold steady on the target. With draw length adjustment from 27.5 - 33-inches, long draw shooters have a really great option. Although the cams need to be changed to adjust the draw length, shooters purchasing this bow, should be properly fitted at their archery shop. Draw weight also has a large range of adjustability from maximum draw weights of 50-80 pounds as well. Regardless of shooters intentions, the MR8 is a smooth shooting bow that deserves a test shot for anyone in the market for a new bow...read full review

Mathews Z7 Magnum
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out of 4 reviews

2011 Mathews Z7 Magnum

Brace Height
6.375 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
338 fps
Weight
4.25 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Mathews Z7 Magnum Review

The Bottom Line: The Z7 Magnum is the fastest single cam bow in Mathew's 2011 fleet. With a fast but very shootable ZX Single Cam, a comfortable grip, and parallel limb design, the Magnum could be shot well by any archer who has a little experience. Being extremely quiet and vibration free when shot only with the standard accessories provided by the manufacturer, it is amazing that this single cam can produce such speed and yet be that smooth and that quiet. Retailing $999.00, the Z7 Magnum is in the realm of the market price for high end performance bows, but may be out of reach for some archers...read full review

Mathews Conquest Apex 8
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out of 1 review

2011 Mathews Conquest Apex 8

Brace Height
8 "
AtA Length
42.25 "
Draw Length
25 " - 32 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
310 fps
Weight
5 lbs
Let-Off
65%
Mathews Conquest Apex 8 Review

The Bottom Line: Before making a purchase of a pure target bow, be sure and check out the Mathews Conquest Apex 8 if you prefer a long, heavy, forgiving bow. The Apex series bows can be seen all over 3D courses and indoor shoots as they have been very popular in the recent past. The single cam technology makes this bow easy to tune and work on, giving you a consistent shot every time. Using the same technology as the Conquest Apex that came out in 2005, this tried and true bow should be considered if the specifications meet your needs...read full review

Mathews MR7
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out of 4 reviews

2011 Mathews MR7

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
33 "
Draw Length
26.5 " - 32 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
344 fps
Weight
4.4 lbs
Let-Off
65% or 80%
Mathews MR7 Review

The Bottom Line: The Mathews McPherson Series MR7, which retails for $999.00, sets the bar high for a shootable speed bow. Many shooters flocked to the M7 last year with the characteristics that set it apart from other bows, even the other bows in the Monster Series. The MR7 still has the blazing speed, the forgiving brace height, the great balance, but it is what it doesn't have that makes this bow that much better. Gone is the slight hump in the draw cycle and, even more importantly, so is the hand shock and vibration. This bow easily has its place on the 3D course or in the woods due to all its great features. Mathews states that the MR7 has power and control in one package, they are absolutely right...read full review

Mathews Conquest 4
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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%
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

Mathews Prestige
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2007 Mathews Prestige

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
35.5 "
Draw Length
22 " - 29 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
322 fps
Weight
3.9 lbs
Let-Off
65%
Mathews Prestige Review

The Bottom Line: The Prestige is a great bow for anyone looking for an arrow slinger that can be used in any level of competition or hunting. Whether your plans include using it solely as a target bow or as a dual purpose bow, the Prestige is a smooth shooting winner. Since the Prestige is the fastest target bow in the Mathews lineup, it also makes and excellent choice for women or young archers that need more speed. If you enjoy both target archery and hunting and want a bow that can do it all, then the Prestige definitely deserves a look before making another purchase...read full review

Mathews Conquest Apex 7
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2006 Mathews Conquest Apex 7

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
38 "
Draw Length
23 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
320 fps
Weight
4.9 lbs
Let-Off
65%
Mathews Conquest Apex 7 Review

The Bottom Line: The Conquest Apex 7 is one of the most widely used Mathews bows for 3D and target shooting, and that is due to its great blend of speed and forgiveness. If you demand a quick bow that is easy to hold on target, the Apex 7 meets your needs. This bow meets advertised speeds and is almost shock and vibration free and if the price tag for a new one is too stiff, then consider buying a used bow since they hold up very well and a quality bow can be had at a reasonable price. Try one out and see why so many are still being used today...read full review

Mathews Genesis Mini
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out of 1 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
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

Mathews Z7 Xtreme
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out of 9 reviews

2011 Mathews Z7 Xtreme

Brace Height
7.375 "
AtA Length
28 "
Draw Length
24 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
330 fps
Weight
3.98 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Mathews Z7 Xtreme Review

The Bottom Line: The Mathews Z7 Xtreme is a very compact and high quality bow with the same impressive shootability characteristics as the original Z7. While the eccentric system is cam specific, each cam is optimized to deliver the best possible performance. Although it's a little bit stiff to draw compared to the easiest drawing bows, the draw cycle on the Z7 Xtreme is very smooth and the bow is pretty fast for a single cam rig. With a very forgiving brace height and efficient cam system, this is a high performing rig from draw to release. Also, the Z7 Xtreme is outfitted with a high quality silencing package, making it very quiet bow with little hand shock and vibration. While it's shorter AtA length may not suit some long draw length shooters (because of the sharp string angle), this rig will be ideal for short-to-medium draw length archers who enjoy shooting shorter bows or need a great rig for tree-stand or blind hunting...read full review

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