Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Equipment and Tuning
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
nock1
Four Point
 
nock1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: alvarado tx
Hunt In: decatur tx
Default Matthews CROSSBOW!

I'm not too thrilled about it just because im not into them, but i know alot of you are. Our rep. cam in thursday telling us they"re in the process of completeing and marketing their first crossbow. I dont think i'll be able to keep em on the shelves. We'll see. I hope archery doesnt lose its roots. Whatcha'll think?
nock1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
Slick8
Ten Point
 
Slick8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Richmond, Texas
Hunt In: LAVACA Co.
Default

NOOOOOOOOOO....say it ain't so.
Slick8 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 01:38 PM   #3
wickll
Four Point
 
wickll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Victoria
Hunt In: Victoria and Lavaca Counties
Default

I don't see a problem with it. I like my Mathews bows and will continue to use them. I don't have any desire to go to a cross-bow now, but may someday. The people who are going to use cross bows will just have another option (and one with a good reputation for quality). I may be wrong, but I don't think many will switch from compounds to cross-bows just because Mathews offers them.
wickll is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
Spoken0313
Ten Point
 
Spoken0313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Spring
Hunt In: Houston County
Default

As long as they don't start slacking on their bows to improve on and impress their crossbows then they can have at it. I'm not a crossbow fan unless you have to shoot one out of necessity but I think the crossbow guys deserve to have the best just like we Mathews "fan boys" (as the jealous ones call us) already have .......there is sarcasm and joke in there so don't get your britches in a bunch for those of you who hate Mathews
Spoken0313 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #5
dadogg
Pope & Young
 
dadogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pearland, Texas
Hunt In: Renfro and wherever I am invited
Default

It will be interesting to see what they come up with. Probably still wont give up my old LX
dadogg is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
mossyoak20
Ten Point
 
mossyoak20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: formerly corpus christi for 12 years...now>>>San Antonio/Live Oak
Hunt In: day hunts this year i guess...
Default

That would be cool. Wonder what the price tag will be like
mossyoak20 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #7
nock1
Four Point
 
nock1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: alvarado tx
Hunt In: decatur tx
Default

i hope you're right wick. We're selling more vertical bows than ever lately and the trend seems to keep going. i figure mostly due to women shooters, and the movies with archery in em lately. i'd just hate to see crossbows controll the market because they're promoted more often now
nock1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 01:46 PM   #8
rocky
Pope & Young
 
rocky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lake Fork
Default

Can't wait to see a solocam crossbow.
rocky is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 01:57 PM   #9
DoubleGArchery
Ten Point
 
DoubleGArchery's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Georgetown, TX
Default

How they do that Rockie?
DoubleGArchery is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 01:57 PM   #10
segbert
Ten Point
 
segbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Texas
Default

I don't see any thing wrong with it. I think it's a smart move on their part, just reaching out to a new market
segbert is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #11
BOWtechnicianTX
Six Point
 
BOWtechnicianTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: College Station, TX
Hunt In: Flatonia,TX
Default

I was told they would be introduced in the Mission line with a retail price of around 800
BOWtechnicianTX is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 03:03 PM   #12
Mudslinger
Pope & Young
 
Mudslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lubbock, TX
Hunt In: Kent Co., Stonewall Co., CO, Limpopo RSA
Default

That is called keeping up with what the market and public wants. they will sell just on the name alone. Can't set back on your heels and expect to continue to grow.
Mudslinger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 08:13 PM   #13
Jesus is Coming
Eight Point
 
Jesus is Coming's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Duncanville,Tx
Hunt In: A great spot
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocky View Post
Can't wait to see a solocam crossbow.
Now that's funny right there.
Jesus is Coming is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 08:50 PM   #14
DRT
Ten Point
 
DRT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Saginaw, Tx
Hunt In: Haskell and Young Counties, Missouri, New York
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BOWtechnicianTX View Post
I was told they would be introduced in the Mission line with a retail price of around 800
Ouch. Sticker shock.
DRT is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #15
icetrauma
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Pasadena
Hunt In: Langtry
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudslinger View Post
That is called keeping up with what the market and public wants. they will sell just on the name alone. Can't set back on your heels and expect to continue to grow.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DRT View Post
Ouch. Sticker shock.
icetrauma is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #16
Easttxhunterr
Ten Point
 
Easttxhunterr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Splendora, Tx
Hunt In: Etoile, Tx
Default

I'd Shoot it
Easttxhunterr is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #17
muddyfuzzy
Ten Point
 
muddyfuzzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: gulf coast
Hunt In: zavalla, lone star
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nock1 View Post
I'm not too thrilled about it just because im not into them, but i know alot of you are. Our rep. cam in thursday telling us they"re in the process of completeing and marketing their first crossbow. I dont think i'll be able to keep em on the shelves. We'll see. I hope archery doesnt lose its roots. Whatcha'll think?
i think......the "roots" of archery are safe.
muddyfuzzy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #18
diamond06
Ten Point
 
diamond06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Wylie texas
Default

Agree with above
diamond06 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-30-2012, 09:27 AM   #19
old killer
Ten Point
 
old killer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Orange, Texas
Hunt In: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico
Default

I haven't heard that, but it would make sense. As the size crossbow market has increased, everyone will won't their share of the market.
old killer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-30-2012, 10:01 AM   #20
howie1968
Eight Point
 
howie1968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lufkin,Texas
Hunt In: Several leases around Lufkin,and Alazan Bayou Angelina and Davy crockett NF
Default

I am all for it, I also shoot compounds recurves and longbows, im starting to feel the effects of 30 years of shooting. I own 2 crossbows now a trt ultralite and a barnett jackal. i dongt see a big advantage compared to the modern compounds ive had other then drawing it. it still has the effects of torque if you dont cock it straight or cant or if you dont follow through the draw backs are it take alot of time in between shots to get it cocked another arrow into it more then likely one shot is all you are going to get. im also all for it for the youth and elderly also it is alot of fun messing with different broadhead arrow combinations I enjoy mine
howie1968 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-30-2012, 10:09 AM   #21
howie1968
Eight Point
 
howie1968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Lufkin,Texas
Hunt In: Several leases around Lufkin,and Alazan Bayou Angelina and Davy crockett NF
Default

I forgot to add, although i can shoot farther i keep the same 25 yard max for my shots using crossbow ive settled on the 125 nap hellrazor and have gotten passthroughs to where i couldnt even find the arrow on hogs, also most crossbows shoot fairly close to advertised velocitys my jackal with shoot 314 with a 437 grain arrow and my horton trt ultralite with shoot 330 with a 425 grain arrow. I also found you need heavy duty targets or you will be losing arrows
howie1968 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-30-2012, 12:15 PM   #22
txdukklr
Pope & Young
 
txdukklr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sugarland
Hunt In: Victoria
Default

I say more power to em, crossbows belong in the woods just like compound bows and just like rifles!
txdukklr is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-30-2012, 01:41 PM   #23
gonehuntin68
Ten Point
 
gonehuntin68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Victoria, TX
Hunt In: Live Oak and Victoria county
Default

I'm surprised it took this long.
gonehuntin68 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-30-2012, 05:32 PM   #24
krisw
Ten Point
 
krisw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hughes Springs, TX
Hunt In: Cass County
Default

I may look into getting one because of shoulder problems. I have held off because I dont trust any of the others.
krisw is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #25
x1jett
Ten Point
 
x1jett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North Texas
Hunt In: Graham, TX
Default

More power to 'em.
It's good for the sport and for the bow mfgs.
x1jett is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-30-2012, 07:21 PM   #26
quackaholic1
Ten Point
 
quackaholic1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Jacksonville,TX
Hunt In: Cass county
Default

Maybe Mathews can make a quieter crossbow.
quackaholic1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-31-2012, 04:36 AM   #27
HeyMikey
Pope & Young
 
HeyMikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Brazoria
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocky View Post
Can't wait to see a solocam crossbow.
This was my first thought, as well.
HeyMikey is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-31-2012, 05:35 AM   #28
jathomas437
Ten Point
 
jathomas437's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Angleton
Hunt In: Tyler County
Default

I'm not excited about it, but they ARE the leader of innovation. And by the way, they make dual cam bows. Ever heard of the Monster?
jathomas437 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-31-2012, 06:06 AM   #29
rocky
Pope & Young
 
rocky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lake Fork
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jathomas437 View Post
I'm not excited about it, but they ARE the leader of innovation. And by the way, they make dual cam bows. Ever heard of the Monster?
Mathews is not the leader in inovation in dual cam bows, but I'm pretty caught up with what Mathews makes, and which line they put their inovation in.
Any one of their dual cam bows will have one of their other brands on it, and I suspected this crossbow would too.
I was simply implying,(jokingly) that if it were a true Mathews SoloCam crossbow, I'd like to see how they did it.
It was a joke.
rocky is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-31-2012, 01:01 PM   #30
ZZ Pops
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Default

This is interesting information. I don't blame Mathews for getting into the crossbow market as that seems to be the fastest growing segment of hunters and fastest growing market for archery equipment. I also recall an interview with Matt McPherson where he stated his deeply felt responsibility to keep Mathews employees on the job. I'm sure that their crossbow will be a quality product, not something that I am personally interested in, but a good buy for those who are.
ZZ Pops is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-31-2012, 01:10 PM   #31
BIG BONE
Pope & Young
 
BIG BONE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Dallas
Hunt In: Oklahoma
Default

i dont want to shoot a crossbow but i would like to see my dad start shooting some type of archery. he would do good with a crossbow since it would have a scope. i bet they will sell pretty good
BIG BONE is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-31-2012, 03:26 PM   #32
TX_Kevin
Pope & Young
 
TX_Kevin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Richmond, TX
Hunt In: Edwards County
Default

I have been one to hate even the thought of a crossbow - then I hit 40. Stuff started going south at 40. I plan to shoot a compound as long as I can do it and be a realistic shot. People don't understand that it's not just your shoulder that fails, but simple things like fingers, and wrists, and elbows, and things that help you to hold still - oh, and eyes.

When I don't feel that I can be fair to the deer any longer I'll get me a crossbow. Might as well be a good one.
TX_Kevin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-31-2012, 03:30 PM   #33
ttaxidermy
Pope & Young
 
ttaxidermy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Angleton
Hunt In: Brady,McCulloch Cnty
Default

This will be interesting. Going to be real hard to beat the real simple design of a Excalibur.
ttaxidermy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-31-2012, 03:46 PM   #34
gonehuntin68
Ten Point
 
gonehuntin68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Victoria, TX
Hunt In: Live Oak and Victoria county
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ttaxidermy View Post
This will be interesting. Going to be real hard to beat the real simple design of a Excalibur.
That don't have to beat anyone because they will sell just because of the name and advertising but I'm sure they will make a very nice crossbow.
gonehuntin68 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-31-2012, 11:02 PM   #35
Spoken0313
Ten Point
 
Spoken0313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Spring
Hunt In: Houston County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TX_Kevin View Post
.

When I don't feel that I can be fair to the deer any longer I'll get me a crossbow. Might as well be a good one.
ain't nothing wrong with that, sounds like a very ethical decission to me
Spoken0313 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-01-2012, 08:29 AM   #36
Booger74
Ten Point
 
Booger74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Dripping Springs Tx
Hunt In: Llano County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by segbert View Post
I don't see any thing wrong with it. I think it's a smart move on their part, just reaching out to a new market
Because they are loosing their following in the OTHER market.
Booger74 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-01-2012, 11:58 AM   #37
Ragin'
Pope & Young
 
Ragin''s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Montgomery, Texas
Hunt In: Kansas, Stonewall Texas, Village Mills Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Booger74 View Post
Because they are loosing their following in the OTHER market.
Roflmao!!!!!
Ragin' is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-14-2012, 11:48 AM   #38
txhunter817
Eight Point
 
txhunter817's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Burleson,TX
Hunt In: Freestone County
Default

I love my Barnett Ghost 400 and I always shot Mathews when I hunted with a compound bow so I'm excited. The more hunters we have the better off we all our. This has made archery more popular. Mathews is just making a smart business decision. The crossbow market is booming so why not get in on it.
txhunter817 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-14-2012, 11:53 AM   #39
bsills
Pope & Young
 
bsills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Antonio
Hunt In: Maverick County
Default

This is like when I heard Copenhagen was making long cut, then winter green....
bsills is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-14-2012, 04:17 PM   #40
ShaBow
Ten Point
 
ShaBow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sour Lake,Tx.
Hunt In: A Tree
Default

It doesn't matter to me the other companys are making them. I won't be shooting one unless I'm injured or live to be old enough to not pull my bows!
ShaBow is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-14-2012, 09:21 PM   #41
Ragin'
Pope & Young
 
Ragin''s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Montgomery, Texas
Hunt In: Kansas, Stonewall Texas, Village Mills Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaBow View Post
It doesn't matter to me the other companys are making them. I won't be shooting one unless I'm injured or live to be old enough to not pull my bows!
Ten! Fo!!! Witcha!


I do like how they put that flange on the fore grip. I dont think enough is said about keeping fingers and thumbs away from the rail. I always here folks talk about getting their kids an xbow and thats the first thought that pops in my head. Atleast they have somewhat of a better block to help prevent it.
Ragin' is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-15-2012, 08:07 AM   #42
HuntingLabs
Nubbin' Buck
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: College Station
Hunt In: South Texas
Default

Sullivan's Outfitters got one in yesterday, Mathews put the same great innovation in this cross bow as always! They took the tactical look (ar style) and applied it to the cross bow, smallest limbs than I have seen adjustable but stock (awesome looking). As I would agree with most of you about cross bows we still have to keep in mind that there is a market out there. I think Mathews hit a home run with the mission cross bow!!
HuntingLabs is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-15-2012, 08:16 AM   #43
JAB 1
Ten Point
 
JAB 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Friendswood, Texas
Hunt In: Mills County Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nock1 View Post
I'm not too thrilled about it just because im not into them, but i know alot of you are. Our rep. cam in thursday telling us they"re in the process of completeing and marketing their first crossbow. I dont think i'll be able to keep em on the shelves. We'll see. I hope archery doesnt lose its roots. Whatcha'll think?
The roots of archery is a self bow and wood arrows with some sort of rock arrowhead. Cross bows will not hurt the sport they have been part of archery way longer than compound bow has.
JAB 1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-15-2012, 09:48 AM   #44
ShaBow
Ten Point
 
ShaBow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sour Lake,Tx.
Hunt In: A Tree
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAB 1 View Post
The roots of archery is a self bow and wood arrows with some sort of rock arrowhead. Cross bows will not hurt the sport they have been part of archery way longer than compound bow has.
I don't personally know anyone who switched from a bow to a crossbow simply because they legalized them during archery season.The only real change I've seen is people got their kids that weren't old enough to pull enough weight yet with a bow in the woods hunting during bow season.The others already were shooting crossbows due to shoulder injuries.(Dr.'s excuse paperwork)
ShaBow is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-15-2012, 10:28 AM   #45
sharkhunter
Pope & Young
 
sharkhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Seabrook,TX
Hunt In: Any place Big Boy walks!
Default

I've been thinking about getting one just to have something different... Love my tribute though..
sharkhunter is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-15-2012, 11:12 AM   #46
ken1965
Spike
 
ken1965's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Grapevine, TX
Default

We got one in about a week or so ago and it shoots relly well. The poundage can be adjusted to fit a broader range of shooters and as mentioned it has a flange on the fore grip to keep fingers below the string line. Its quiet, easy to operate and plenty fast. For the shooters in that market, they should move fast.
ken1965 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-15-2012, 11:38 AM   #47
Ragin'
Pope & Young
 
Ragin''s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Montgomery, Texas
Hunt In: Kansas, Stonewall Texas, Village Mills Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaBow View Post
I don't personally know anyone who switched from a bow to a crossbow simply because they legalized them during archery season.The only real change I've seen is people got their kids that weren't old enough to pull enough weight yet with a bow in the woods hunting during bow season.The others already were shooting crossbows due to shoulder injuries.(Dr.'s excuse paperwork)
It's Cheatin!!! Lol

I dont really get the poundage adjustment that much. But if I were in the xbow market I would really be lookin at it. Like I said im glad someone put some more thought into keeping folks fingers away from the rail. I wonder if it has as good of a trigger as the Stryker 380 does? And I may have missed it when I read. I wonder if it is equipped with an anti dry fire device???
Ragin' is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #48
ken1965
Spike
 
ken1965's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Grapevine, TX
Default

Ragin, it does have an anti dry fire device. The bolt has to be inserted before it will fire. Not sure about the trigger being better than the Stryker as Ive not shot that one, but its a good shooter for sure.
ken1965 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-15-2012, 01:36 PM   #49
Ragin'
Pope & Young
 
Ragin''s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Montgomery, Texas
Hunt In: Kansas, Stonewall Texas, Village Mills Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ken1965 View Post
Ragin, it does have an anti dry fire device. The bolt has to be inserted before it will fire. Not sure about the trigger being better than the Stryker as Ive not shot that one, but its a good shooter for sure.
Thats good! That dang Stryker has got a trigger better than most factory rifles.
Ragin' is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-15-2012, 09:43 PM   #50
rongow
Nubbin' Buck
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Garland tx
Hunt In: East texas
Default

Sounds interesting. When I can't shoot my 60lb Z7.
rongow is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com