Mathews Bow Reviews

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Mathews Halon X
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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%
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

Mathews No Cam HTX
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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%
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

Mathews Halon 6
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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%
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

Mathews Z3
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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%
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

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 Monster Wake
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out of 3 reviews

2015 Mathews Monster Wake

Brace Height
5 "
AtA Length
35 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
352 fps
Weight
5.38 lbs
Let-Off
75%, 85%
Mathews Monster Wake Review

The Bottom Line: The Mathews Monster Wake has the specifications many shooters dream of. The longer 35-inch axel to axel measurement with the slightly reflexed riser measuring at a little over 32-inches, the Wake has a lot of potential to win the hearts of many archers. Combined with the speed of the AVS cams, and the target style riser, the Wake is a great shooter and can be used effectively as a do it all bow. However, the 5.38-pound bare bow weight is scary for some, and the $1699 price tag means shooters are more than likely not going to see one in person before buying. That price is a hard number to be comfortable with when many will have to purchase the bow sight unseen and not properly tested before buying. Is it a great shooting bow? Absolutely, but is it worth the price, or the risk of buying it without trying it out and then not liking the bow? Only the shooter can make that decision. Many people like the specifications of the Monster Wake, and it shoots great, but the price alone will turn a lot of potential buyers away from purchasing this bow...read full review

Mathews Chill X Pro
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out of 1 review

2015 Mathews Chill X Pro

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
35 "
Draw Length
25 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
336 fps
Weight
4.5 lbs
Let-Off
75%, 85%
Mathews Chill X Pro Review

The Bottom Line: The Chill X Pro is a bow designed for serious target shooters wanting a little more performance from their bow. Although this bow will not appeal to the masses looking for a new rig, those in the market for a new target set up will love the additions made to the solid base established with the 2014 Chill X. With a $1499 price tag, shooters better be serious about wanting to improve their tournament archery skills, especially since the upgrades are fairly minimal between the Chill X and the Chill X Pro when factoring in the additional $400. The specifications and the performance come in a wonderful package, and should make a lot of serious tournament shooters very happy...read full review

Mathews No Cam TRG 8
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2015 Mathews No Cam TRG 8

Brace Height
8 "
AtA Length
38 "
Draw Length
27 " - 32 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
311 fps
Weight
5.31 lbs
Let-Off
65%, 75%
Mathews No Cam TRG 8 Review

The Bottom Line: The TRG 8 is a brand new style of target bow for Mathews in 2015. Their popular rigs in the past have performed well, but the TRG 8 promises to be a well-designed model for those wanting higher scores from a great performance bow. The No Cam ST has a favorable draw cycle, and is engineered to almost eliminate tuning issues. The TRG 8 is a heavy rig, even for a target bow, but the perfectly balanced bare bow feel may be exactly what some shooters are interested in. The MSRP of $1799 is a lot of money for a bare bow, but for those needing an extra competitive edge to put them on the winner's podium, the money may be well spent. For a target bow, the TRG 8 is a great option...read full review

Mathews No Cam HTR
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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%
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

Mathews No Cam TRG 9
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2015 Mathews No Cam TRG 9

Brace Height
9 "
AtA Length
38 "
Draw Length
28 " - 33 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
301 fps
Weight
5.35 lbs
Let-Off
65%, 75%
Mathews No Cam TRG 9 Review

The Bottom Line: The TRG 9 is an awesome target bow with the potential for longer draw shooters to use as a multipurpose bow based on the limited availability of offerings. The 9-inch brace height is very forgiving, but slows down the speed of the bow to an IBO rated 301 feet per second. The TRG 9 is heavy to start, and has the potential to get significantly heavier with added accessory weight and stabilizers. The perfect balance of the bare bow is nice, but the overall mass may be too much for some. The No Cam ST is easy to tune and easy to shoot, which is great news for those needing a bow to earn money in tournaments. The $1799 price tag is a lot of money to part with for a bare bow, but for those winning money through target archery, it may not be an issue. The TRG will be tough to track down based on the large price tag and relatively limited demand; so shooting one before buying it will be tricky. Die-hard Mathews shooters should appreciate the upgrade from the beloved Dominator though because the TRG 9 is a great shooter...read full review

Mathews No Cam TRG 7
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2015 Mathews No Cam TRG 7

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
30 "
Draw Length
26 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
321 fps
Weight
5.28 lbs
Let-Off
65%, 75%
Mathews No Cam TRG 7 Review

The Bottom Line: The TRG 7 is a great target bow, and perhaps long overdue for those wanting the best technology target archery has to offer. The look and feel are significantly different than past target bows from Mathews, which is highly anticipated and greatly appreciated. Everything about the Mathews TRG 7 is designed for exceptional accuracy from the riser design to the brand new cam system. The bow is adjustable enough to meet the needs of almost every shooter on the market for a bow like the TRG, and the performance winds up pretty great as well. The $1799 MSRP is a ton of money, but those winning on the tournament trail ay be willing to spend more money in hopes of winning more money. Along with the cost, it is going to be very tough to find a shop with one of the TRG models to demo. The heavy TRG 7 is exactly what some serious shooters have been waiting for. Unfortunately, it may take some time to save up enough money to make the purchase...read full review

Mathews Chill SDX
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out of 1 review

2014 Mathews Chill SDX

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
30.5 "
Draw Length
22 " - 29 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
330 fps
Weight
3.84 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Mathews Chill SDX Review

The Bottom Line: The Mathews Chill SDX was designed in 2014, but the folks at Mathews did not want to wait until the 2015 lineup came out to offer this bow to the public. It was designed with the female archer in mind, but with the specs being offered with this rig, they were eager to get it in the stores, so they began distribution in mid-2014. This bow has a 30.5" ATA, 6" brace height, 50#, 60#, and 70# max weight limb sets, and a very respectable 330 fps at 29" draw length and 60# draw weight. This rig is "smooth as butter" with barely any hump at transition to let-off. The Chill SDX immediately found its way into the hands of several well-known female shooters...read full review

Mathews Creed XS
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out of 4 reviews

2014 Mathews Creed XS

Brace Height
7.5 "
AtA Length
28 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 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 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 Chill X
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out of 1 review

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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out of 1 review

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 2 reviews

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 7 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

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