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Old September 8th, 2015, 02:17 PM   #1
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Fellas,

Never been much of a bow hunter and actually missed one of the biggest bucks I have ever seen here in Florida with a bow. However, I really enjoy bow hunting, it gets me out earlier in the woods and I think it is more challenging than shooting one with a firearm. I still to this day have not killed one with a bow but I plan to change that this season.

A buddy of mine was in West Virginia this week and I guess a buddy of his owns a really nice pro-shop and happens to sell Mathews bows. I was in the market and since this buddy owed me a favor he pulled some strings and got me hooked up with the Monster Chill-X compound bow. He had camo but I liked the black the best plus I can change the color of some things to make it look nicer if I want.

Anyways, I have always been a big Bear archery guy and haven't owned anything except a Bear. This is my first Mathews. I know quite a few of you bowhunt or have a good amount of experience with bows. What do you think of the Mathews and do any of you have experience with the Chill series? Due to the fact that I wasn't able to look at it in person, I will be getting it next week sometime.

I am looking for arrow recommendations and I think I have my broadheads already picked out. It has everything on it new already, but I was thinking of getting some things I like personally. Anyways I would like to hear your thoughts.

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Old September 8th, 2015, 03:44 PM   #2
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That is one fine looking bow! I'm a rookie bow hunter myself and am quickly learning that there is alot to learn about arrow weight, spine, and broadheads. Good luck.

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A bow with a flash suppressor! Things have changed a lot since my old Browning Nomad circa 1982.

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Old September 8th, 2015, 05:12 PM   #4
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It does look like a birdcager dont it.. lmao

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Old September 8th, 2015, 06:39 PM   #5
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I use an Elite Answer and have been practicing up for the past month for this upcoming deer season, messed up my wrist the other day and now will not be able to shoot my bow this year ... better luck with your season Sapp!

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Very nice! Matthews no cam has peaked my interest.

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Old September 9th, 2015, 02:01 PM   #7
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that looks like a fine bow, i have a compound but got into recurves.

i guess it doesnt shoot as far but its way easier for me to hit what im looking at. its a dan howatt


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Mike my friend I thought you moved to another State .
Wow that is a Nice Bow indeed .

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Old January 18th, 2016, 01:32 PM   #9
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Its fast and accurate. You will like it. The black bows are great for use in ground blinds. I use griz trick fixed blade broad heads. They will punch through on those florida boars.. those double cams are super fast. The wisker bisket is a good arrow rest full capture. Just make sure your fletchings don't contact the black stiffer wiskers. Follow through is important with any rest but more important with a full capture. I use carbon express small dia 60-75s. Terminators. Brother uses injection small dia. Arrows. The gold tips are great as well. Stay away from the radial weave carbon arrows. Saw a pic of one that shattered and went through the shooters arm and hand..ugly! Make sure your arrows match your draw and weight. Practice practice.. get a range finder set your pins using it. Because that is what you will use hunting in the woods. Enjoy..
obtw my rifles dont get much hunt time anymore. Bow hunting is such a rush! Shooting a deer at 10 yds that can duck your arrow is exciting.


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Old January 18th, 2016, 03:07 PM   #10
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Good bow. 336 fps.

We have a guy at my range that has one it it seems to perfom very well.

Are you gonna use mechanical broadheads, SAPPNASTY?

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Yeah I have been using Rage but only took it out hunting once this year. Shoots VERY accurate especially with the sight I bought for it. Its an HHA Optimizer Lite. Best bow sight I have ever used and its a single pin which I love.

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Welcome to the Mathews family & congrats! I'm also running a double cam but the Mathews MR6 variety. Yours should be a 7" riser which is a very good do it all rig. The double cams will provide a very smooth draw. Again, you made a very fine choice.

Although bows have come a long way in technology and accessories, it's still very much a technique thing..... even more so than rifles IMO. My first suggestion would be to find 2-3 of the same as ts of mid-priced arrows (you'll break some in the beginning) to practice and hunt with. The practice weights should mimic your hunting arrow weights except w/ field tip points. I prefer the G5 Montecs for broad heads but whatever you use, practice before you hunt.

I wouldn't get hung up on too many accessories at first until you have confidence you're out shooting your rig. Your practice regime and determination will show you when that happens. You'll eventually find yourself using muscles rifles never found. The peep sights on the bow will not be too different from shooting M14 irons off hand meaning focus on the front sight.

Drawing needs to come from the middle of your back and not just muscling with your forearms. If you're a big guy like me, I thought at first I could just power through with biceps & shoulder but you'll find after 100 or so arrows daily for 2-3 weeks straight , it becomes painful.

The good news, shooting often is relatively cheap once you get a setup together. It actually helps me curb my rifle shooting fix when I can't get to the range. Again, the fundamentals between rifles and bows are still focused around breathing, muscle control, sight alignment, and calm/deliberate trigger pulls. I use a Truball "Assassin" release to mimic the same trigger feel. Once you get 30-40 yds dialed in, 50-60 yds will feel exhilarating! Once you get bored with that, go on high wind day sitting or kneeling to really test yourself!!! The last best piece of advice is practice every shot you can think of that you might use in the field. Changes in elevations are eye opener if you haven't shot long ranges from a tall tree. Yes, I've made less than ideal shots and even missed since downward inclines change trajectories.....even at 50 yds.

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Matthews Solocam here...it's old and deadly. Seems like bow hunting is the best time to hunt anymore...

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Old January 19th, 2016, 06:37 PM   #14
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Matthews z7, just got a helium. Lighter weight... however broke my elbow before hunting season didnt hunt much this year. Obtw.. my .02 is shoot a lighter lb bow than you can comfortably pull in a t shirt during the summer... Sitting still in cold weather with a bunch of clothes on can make drawing quietly a challenge. And yes there is a story that backs that up....
Of course in florida you may hunt in a t shirt.........
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