Mathews Bows Prices And Reviews

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Hunting with a gun is easy, but shooting with a bow can be more satisfying. Hunting with a bow can also feel more natural than with a gun. One of the best bow manufacturers is Mathews bows. If you want an exciting new hunting adventure, consider trying a bow next time.

Bowhunting is a great alternative to guns. Even though guns are easier to handle and shoot, bows provide an adrenaline rush that you can't get from a gun. Both make excellent tools, but there may be times when you want to switch things up a bit.

What Are Mathews Bows?

Mathews Archery is a company that manufactures many types of bows for hunting and competition. Mathews has a full line of bows, including their standard Vertix bow and the new Traverse bow. There are many other bows you can choose from, so you're sure to find a bow that suits your needs.

Vertix

SWA Raptor (Black, Right Hand)
  • LIMITED TIME SALE: Draw length adjustable 24.5-31" and draw weight 30-70 lbs without needing a bow press.
  • Cams are fully machined aluminum with ZERO plastic found in many other bows in this price range
  • This bow has a axle to axle length of 30" and weighs 3.6 lbs. It also sports a best in class 315 ft per second when at...

The Vertix bow is one of the most popular Mathews bows. The newest model features modules that allow you to modify the peak draw weight. You can choose from 60, 65, 70, and 75-pound peak weights, and you get a clean draw with each. The new Vertix has an "Engage Grip" interface that encourages consistent hand placement to reduce torque and improve accuracy.


This bow is as silent and efficient as previous models, and it has a brace height of six inches. The Vertix has an IBO rating of up to 343 FPS (feet per second), and the draw length is 26 to 30.5 inches. Axle-to-axle, the Vertix bow is 30 inches long, and the cam is cross-centric. The cross-centric cam gives you a stealthy draw and better accuracy. This bow's let-off is 80 to 85 percent, which means that at full draw, the bow's draw weight is 80 to 85 percent less than it otherwise would be. You can choose from seven different finishes to get the look you want.

Traverse

Genesis Bows Pro Bow, White Camo, Right Hand
  • Competition-quality, performance-driven bow
  • Similar to the Genesis original but built with more features so any archer can customize it to fit their style
  • A solid back wall provides the archer with more consistent anchoring

The Traverse bow is another great choice from Mathews bows. This bow features the same Engage Grip as the Vertix, but it doesn't have Switchweight modules. You can choose from 50, 60, and 70-pound draw weights, and the draw length is 26.5 to 32.5 inches. The brace height for the Traverse is 6.625 inches, and its axle-to-axle length is 33 inches.


This bow's physical weight is 4.7 pounds, and it has an IBO rating of up to 338 FPS. The bow has a cross-centric cam, and its let-off is 75 to 85 percent. You can choose from 10 finishes including black, blue, and red.

TX-5

Sale
Leader Accessories Compound Bow 30-55lbs Archery Hunting Equipment...
  • Hand Orientation: Right. Draw Weight: 30 - 55 lbs. Draw Length: 19" - 29". Arrow Tip Weight: 100 grains.
  • Max Speed: 296 FPS. Let Off: 70%. Axle to Axle: 28". Brace Height: 7". Weight: 3.3 lbs. Arrow Spine Deflection: 0.441"
  • Aluminum Riser. Adjust the draw weight and draw length with enclosed Allen Wrench. No bow press is needed

The TX-5 compound bow is fast and energy efficient, and it has little post shot sound and vibration. This bow also has the Engage Grip feature to focus your hand position and give you better accuracy. The TX-5 is comfortable for all hand sizes. Axle-to-axle, this bow is 28 inches, and its brace height is 5 inches. The draw weight is 50, 60, or 70 pounds, and it physically weighs 4.58 pounds.

This bow has a draw length of 23.5 to 29.5 inches, and the let-off is 75 to 85 percent. Featuring a cross-centric cam, the TX-5 has an IBO rating of up to 345 FPS. The bow comes in seven different finishes including black and an array of patterns.


Customer reviews

On the Mathews website, the Vertix bow has an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars. One customer said the Vertix is the ultimate hunting bow, and another customer echoed that sentiment. A third customer was impressed with the bow's quietness.

The Traverse bow has an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars. One Mathews customer said the bow is super balanced and quiet, and Mathews didn't compromise on quality. It may not be the Vertix, but it's a great bow.

With an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars, Mathews customers love the TX-5, too. One customer said it is just as good as the Triax, another of Mathews bows.

Pricing

You can buy the Vertix bow for $900 to $1,100 from Scheels. The Traverse compound bow also costs $900 to $1,100. You can purchase the TX-5 bow for $900 to $1,100. Those prices are certainly more than some people have to spend, but you do get what you pay for.

How Mathews Stacks up to Competitors

There are many top-of-the-line bows for hunting. Alone, Mathews bows come in many styles. Due to the cost of a bow, you should compare a variety of options before you choose the perfect bow for you.

Our reviewing process

First, we consulted the Mathews bows website to determine the specs we wanted in competitor bows. Then we found articles on selecting a compound bow. One of the articles we found listed some of the best bows, and we used that list to find possible bows to compare with the Mathews bows. By taking features, price, and customer satisfaction into account, we hope to paint you the most accurate picture possible.

Bear Archery Cruzer G2

Bear Archery Cruzer G2 RTH Compound Bow - Kryptek Highlander - Right...
  • Maximum-versatility bow is engineered for all ages and skill levels
  • Ready to hunt bow comes equipped with six Trophy Ridge accessories
  • Adjustable from 12” to 30” draw length range and from 5 to 70 lbs. peak draw weight

The TX-5 compound bow is fast and energy efficient, and it has little post shot sound and vibration. This bow also has the Engage Grip feature to focus your hand position and give you better accuracy. The TX-5 is comfortable for all hand sizes. Axle-to-axle, this bow is 28 inches, and its brace height is 5 inches. The draw weight is 50, 60, or 70 pounds, and it physically weighs 4.58 pounds.


This bow has a draw length of 23.5 to 29.5 inches, and the let-off is 75 to 85 percent. Featuring a cross-centric cam, the TX-5 has an IBO rating of up to 345 FPS. The bow comes in seven different finishes including black and an array of patterns.

Quest Forge Package Bow

Quest Forge Package Bow, Realtree Xtra, Right Hand
  • Single cam which produces great speed and accuracy throughout the entire shot

​Quest's Forge Package Bow is great for beginners. The bow features a single cam, which improves speed and accuracy, and its speed is rated at 315 FPS. This bow also has a slim grip and a roller guard slide. Axle-to-axle, it's 31 inches long, and the brace height is 7.5 inches. You can adjust the draw length from 26 to 30.5 inches, and you can change the draw weight from 40 to 70 pounds.


The package includes a six-arrow quiver, a Halo rest, a G5 stabilizer, a G5 wrist sling, a G5 tool-less sight, and a quarter inch Meta peep. You can buy this bow for $450 to $600 on Amazon.


We couldn't find customer reviews for this bow, so we consulted Outdoor Empire. They recommend this bow for beginners because it's perfect for anyone who wants to start archery and hunting. You get everything you need in the box, so you don't have to worry about not having the necessary tools. Outdoor Empire does recommend that you take the bow to an archery store to set it up properly.

Southland Archery Supply

Siege SAS 55 lb 29'' Compound Bow w/ 5-Spot Paper Target - Black
  • Draw Length: 29"; Axle to Axle: 41. 5''
  • Draw Weight: 40-55 lbs. For Adult only.
  • Let Off: 70%; Max Speed: 206 FPS

The compound bow from Southland Archery Supply has everything you need to start hunting. This bow weighs 4.4 pounds, and its maximum speed is 270 FPS. With the bow, you get a 5-pin bow sight, an arrow rest, a stabilizer, a braided bow sling, and a peep sight. It also comes with a manual.


The bow has a draw length of 25 to 31 inches and a draw weight of 55 to 70 pounds. Axle-to-axle, the bow is 35 inches, and it has a let-off of 70 percent. The bow costs $100 to $450 on Amazon, and you can choose between different colors and packages. If you want a simple bow, that will cost less. A full bow and set of arrows will cost more.


Amazon customers give the bow an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. One customer said the bow felt very good for its low price point. Another customer agreed that it's a great budget-friendly setup. A third customer said the bow started to fall apart when they went to use it.


Diamond Archery 2016 Edge Sb-1

Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro Bow Package, Black Ops, Right Hand
  • Wide draw length range between 13 and 31 inches
  • Accelerates arrows to up to 310 ft/sec
  • Redesigned cam system for a flawlessly smooth draw

The compound bow from Southland Archery Supply has everything you need to start hunting. This bow weighs 4.4 pounds, and its maximum speed is 270 FPS. With the bow, you get a 5-pin bow sight, an arrow rest, a stabilizer, a braided bow sling, and a peep sight. It also comes with a manual.


The bow has a draw length of 25 to 31 inches and a draw weight of 55 to 70 pounds. Axle-to-axle, the bow is 35 inches, and it has a let-off of 70 percent. The bow costs $100 to $450 on Amazon, and you can choose between different colors and packages. If you want a simple bow, that will cost less. A full bow and set of arrows will cost more.


Amazon customers give the bow an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. One customer said the bow felt very good for its low price point. Another customer agreed that it's a great budget-friendly setup. A third customer said the bow started to fall apart when they went to use it.

Pros and Cons of Mathews

The Mathews bows have many pros and cons. Before you choose the right bow for you, consider the pros and cons and decide what you want or don't want in a hunting bow. Most importantly, think of what you need or want in a bow. These pros and cons are only a start.

Pros

  • There are multiple bows. The entire line of Mathews bows has great options for any hunter. The Vertix, Traverse, and TX-5 are only a few of the bows that Mathews manufactures. You can choose from a wide variety of bows so that you will get the right bow for you.
  • They have great ratings. All of the reviews we read on the Mathews bows were 5 out of 5 stars. Customers love the bows, and arguably, customer reviews are more important than professional reviews. The customers have used the bows, and they can attest to the quality and usability of the bows.
  • The Engage Grip is excellent. You don't have to worry about slipping and missing your target, or inconsistent shooting. The Engage Grip from Mathews ensures accuracy by guiding your hand position to the right place. While other bows have a similar feature, the Mathews bows' grip can't be ignored.

​Cons

  • ​They're very expensive. Of the bows we compared, the Mathews bows are consistently the most expensive. If you're new to bow hunting or on a budget, you might want to choose a more economical option. There are plenty of bows that are more expensive than Mathews as well, but the price can be a deterrent for many would-be archers. Especially if you're a beginner, it's just not worth it.
  • ​They don't have lower ratings. While we mentioned the high ratings as a pro for Mathews bows, we have to be skeptical. All of the reviews were 5 stars, and the bows probably deserve that rating. However, there's always a chance for issues. We don't have the reviews to note those problems.
  • ​There are too many choices. Like the lack of lower ratings, we think the variety also doesn't always work in Mathews favor. Many of the Mathews bows have similar specs, so it can be hard to find the right bow. If you know exactly what to look for, that's no problem. Beginners might need some guidance to find the right bow.

​Shoot for the Stars

Mathews bows offer many features and a variety of choices. That can be overwhelming to a beginner, but anyone can find something from Mathews. There's also plenty of competition for Mathews including bows for a fraction of the cost.

Should you splurge on a Mathews bow or go for a more affordable choice? That's up to you. The Mathews bows certainly are expensive, but they have great reviews. Other bows have some negative reviews, so you might get what you pay for.

Almost any decent bow will do the job, so you should choose one that you'll enjoy. It comes down to personal choice. There's no better way to start your next hunting adventure than with a new tool at your disposal.

Do you own a bow? What kind? We'd love to hear from you in the comments!

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