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Innovative accessories for your Mathews bow! Mathews premium bow case Both distinctive and durable, this bow case is crafted from the very finest materials and will protect your bow from the rigors of transportation.

Two sizes:

Standard: for bows longer than 35"

Rich leather grips

(Standard case size for the new Outback)

Compact: for bows 35" or shorter Heavy-duty lockable zippers for security

Dual outside pockets

Two compartments – one for your bow, one for arrows

Rugged 600 denier outer fabric

Rubbercleated bottom feet for protection

Storage galore – six compartments in all

Rugged, doublestitched construction

Embossed fine leather logo

Two-tone styling

Mathews Micro Rest (now with drop-away conversion) Our precision-engineered rest features independent microadjustments, a solid double-encased bushing system, an internal spring that won’t foul or bend and a fulllength safety guard. It now comes with a drop-away conversion, too! Sizes: 0" or 1" overdraw; left or right hand; black, Realtree® X-tra™ or Hardwoods HD.

ArrowWeb™ Quivers • Adjustable grippers hold five carbon or aluminum arrows • Machined aluminum construction for lightweight durability • Harmonic Dampers eat up vibration and noise • Available in Realtree® X-tra or Hardwoods HD

Two-piece (raised) For those with longer arrows. Raises arrows so nocks don’t extend beyond cam. Non-detachable.

Two-piece Non-detachable quiver becomes intregal part of bow

One-piece Detachable; fits all Mathews bows


Like many of the world’s top competitive shooters, you, too, can now say “I shoot a Mathews.” Congratulations! Your new Mathews bow features the latest design innovations and the highest-quality components. They team up to create a bow that’s fast, smooth, quiet and accurate. To ensure your bow’s peak performance, take a few moments to look over this owner’s manual.

Good shooting and good hunting!

Owner’s Manual Setting up your new Mathews bow... As you probably know, once your Mathews bow is properly tuned, it will stay in tune thanks to the single-cam design. However, initial setup of draw length, weight, nock point, etc. is critical to maximize the performance of your new bow.

Draw Length If your new Mathews SoloCam bow is equipped with a “StraightLine” MaxCam, which is draw length specific, there is no adjustment on the cam. Other Mathews cams are adjustable for draw length and come set at the longest draw length setting unless your retailer has indicated otherwise. Mathews offers several cam sizes to help ensure optimum draw length and performance for your measurements and shooting style. The draw length on your bow is adjustable on the cam a maximum of one inch down from the peak draw length. This is accomplished by moving the string loop to any of three adjustment posts on either side of the cam. The number 1 post would be the longest draw length for that particular cam. For example: to shorten the draw by 1/2", the string would be moved to the number 2 post on both sides of the cam. The Mini MaxCam can be adjusted down from its peak draw length, approximately 1/2". This is accomplished by moving the string loop to the secondary post on the cam.

Draw Weight Mathews SoloCam bows have a 10 pound weight reduction range from your bow’s peak weight (example: if your bow has a peak weight of 70 pounds, you can adjust it as low as 60 pounds). Draw weight adjustments are made using either a 3/16" or 7/32" Allen wrench. Turn the limb bolt clockwise to increase the draw weight and counterclockwise to decrease the weight. Each rotation is equivalent to 3 or 4 pounds of draw weight. It is very important to adjust the limb bolts equally but do not exceed 5 full turns out from maximum draw weight. Your Mathews SoloCam bow will generally perform best at its designated peak weight.

Nock Point Installation There are many variables involved in determining where to install your nock point. These include: type of arrow rest, arrow spine, whether you use fingers or a release aid, and your hand placement on the bow. As a general rule, the nock point should be set perpendicular (90°) to your arrow rest or somewhere within 1/2" above the 90° point. This guideline is a starting point – you may need to move your nocking point as you fine-tune your Mathews SoloCam bow. 3


The following is a breakdown of Mathews’ available cams and how each is adjusted for draw length:

About the MaxCam™ on your bow Mathews invented the perimeter-weighted cam, technology that creates a flywheel effect which lengthens and strengthens the cam’s power stroke, dramatically increasing arrow speed while also reducing recoil. We call our perimeter-weighted cams “MaxCams”. There are multiple different MaxCams: Note: MaxCams are not compatible with any Mathews non-MaxCam model. The use of a MaxCam™ on such models will void the warranty of that bow.

StraightLine OUTB Cam The Mathews OUTBACK features the latest StraightLine High Performance Cam (OUTB stands for Outback High Performance). It’s the LEAST COMPLEX, MOST ADVANCED cam ever built and it's been customized to fit on the Outback in either 80% or 65% let-off.

CAM OUTB-AAR OUTB-AR OUTB-B.5R OUTB-BR OUTB-C.5R OUTB-CR OUTB-D.5R OUTB-DR OUTB-E.5R OUTB-ER OUTB-AAL OUTB-AL OUTB-B.5L OUTB-BL OUTB-C.5L OUTB-CL OUTB-D.5L OUTB-DL OUTB-E.5L OUTB-EL

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Outback Let-off RH or DRAW LENGTH LH N/A 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 27" 26.5" 26" N/A 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 27" 26.5" 26"

80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80%

RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH

CAM OUTB-AAR OUTB-AR OUTB-B.5R OUTB-BR OUTB-C.5R OUTB-CR OUTB-D.5R OUTB-DR OUTB-E.5R OUTB-ER OUTB-AAL OUTB-AL OUTB-B.5L OUTB-BL OUTB-C.5L OUTB-CL OUTB-D.5L OUTB-DL OUTB-E.5L OUTB-EL

Outback Let-off RH or DRAW LENGTH LH 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 27" 26.5" 26" 25.5" 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 27" 26.5" 26" 25.5"

65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65%

RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH


StraightLine OVAT Cam Another version of the revolutionay HP Cam, (THE LEAST COMPLEX, MOST ADVANCED cam) this one is designed specifically for the Mathews Ovation. Like every High Performance Cam, it's StraightLine, smooth and remarkably fast! Available in 80% or 65% let-off.

CAM OVAT-AAR OVAT-AR OVAT-B.5R OVAT-BR OVAT-C.5R OVAT-CR OVAT-D.5R OVAT-DR OVAT-E.5R OVAT-ER OVAT-AAL OVAT-AL OVAT-B.5L OVAT-BL OVAT-C.5L OVAT-CL OVAT-D.5L OVAT-DL OVAT-E.5L OVAT-EL

DRAW LENGTH Let-off RH or LH N/A 32" 31.5" 31" 30.5" 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" N/A 32" 31.5" 31" 30.5" 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28"

80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80%

RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH

CAM OVAT-AAR OVAT-AR OVAT-B.5R OVAT-BR OVAT-C.5R OVAT-CR OVAT-D.5R OVAT-DR OVAT-E.5R OVAT-ER OVAT-AAL OVAT-AL OVAT-B.5L OVAT-BL OVAT-C.5L OVAT-CL OVAT-D.5L OVAT-DL OVAT-E.5L OVAT-EL

DRAW LENGTH Let-off RH or LH 32" 31.5" 31" 30.5" 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 32" 31.5" 31" 30.5" 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5"

65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65%

RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH

Mustang Performance Cam A perimeter-weighted StraightLine cam designed specifically for the short-draw Mustang. Like every Mathews cam, it's perimeter-weighted for more speed (which is especially important on bows with lower draw weights) and less recoil. It comes in 70% let-off.

Cam M-26R M-25.5R M-25R M-24.5R M-24R M-23.5R M-23R M-22.5R M-22R M-21R M-20R M-19R

Draw Length 26" 25.5" 25" 24.5" 24" 23.5" 23" 22.5" 22" 21" 20" 19"

RH or LH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH

Cam M-26L M-25.5L M-25L M-24.5L M-24L M-23.5L M-23L M-22.5L M-22L M-21L M-20L M-19L

Draw Length 26" 25.5" 25" 24.5" 24" 23.5" 23" 22.5" 22" 21" 20" 19"

RH or LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH 5


StraightLine LXHP (High Performance) Cam The LEAST COMPLEX, MOST ADVANCED cam ever engineered, the revolutionary StraightLine Cam is superior to any cam (single cams, 11/2 cams, two cams) we've ever tested! This smooth-shooting, straight-line, high let-off cam is smokin' fast! And, it is available on the Mathews LX in either 80% or 65% let-off.

CAM SLHP-AR SLHP-B.5R SLHP-BR SLHP-C.5R SLHP-CR SLHP-D.5R SLHP-DR SLHP-E.5R SLHP-ER SLHP-F.5R SLHP-FR SLHP-AL SLHP-B.5L SLHP-BL SLHP-C.5L SLHP-CL SLHP-D.5L SLHP-DL SLHP-E.5L SLHP-EL SLHP-F.5L SLHP-FL

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LX Let-off RH or DRAW LENGTH LH 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 27" 26.5" 26" 25.5" 25" 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 27" 26.5" 26" 25.5" 25"

80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 80%

RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH

CAM SLHP-AAR SLHP-AR SLHP-B.5R SLHP-BR SLHP-C.5R SLHP-CR SLHP-D.5R SLHP-DR SLHP-E.5R SLHP-ER SLHP-F.5R SLHP-AAL SLHP-AL SLHP-B.5L SLHP-BL SLHP-C.5L SLHP-CL SLHP-D.5L SLHP-DL SLHP-E.5L SLHP-EL SLHP-F.5L

LX Let-off RH or DRAW LENGTH LH 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 27" 26.5" 26" 25.5" 25" 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 27" 26.5" 26" 25.5" 25"

65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65%

RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH


Black Max 2 Cam Chart This is the cam that powers the Mathews Black Max 2, the fastest bow on the planet! It delivers maximum speed with minimum kick and is available in either 80% or 60% let-off. Or, for maximum speed, in a Turbo Cam version which has 50% let-off.

CAM (80% let-off) BMX2HL-30R BMX2HL-29.5R BMX2HL-29R BMX2HL-28.5R BMX2HL-28R BMX2HL-27.5R BMX2HL-27R BMX2HL-26.5R BMX2HL-26R BMX2HL-25.5R BMX2HL-25R BMX2HL-30L BMX2HL-29.5L BMX2HL-29L BMX2HL-28.5L BMX2HL-28L BMX2HL-27.5L BMX2HL-27L BMX2HL-26.5L BMX2HL-26L BMX2HL-25.5L BMX2HL-25L

CAM (60% let-off) BMX2-30R BMX2-29.5R BMX2-29R BMX2-28.5R BMX2-28R BMX2-27.5R BMX2-27R BMX2-26.5R BMX2-26R BMX2-25.5R BMX2-25R BMX2-30L BMX2-29.5L BMX2-29L BMX2-28.5L BMX2-28L BMX2-27.5L BMX2-27L BMX2-26.5L BMX2-26L BMX2-25.5L BMX2-25L

TURBO CAM (50% let-off) TURBO-3OR TURBO-29.5R TURBO-29R TURBO-28.5R TURBO-28R TURBO-27.5R TURBO-27R TURBO-26.5R TURBO-26R TURBO-25.5R TURBO-25R TURBO-30L TURBO-29.5L TURBO-29L TURBO-28.5L TURBO-28L TURBO-27.5L TURBO-27L TURBO-26.5L TURBO-26L TURBO-25.5L TURBO-25L

BLACK MAX 2 Draw Length 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 27" 26.5" 26" 25.5" 25" 30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 27" 26.5" 26" 25.5" 25"

RH or LH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH

StraightLine MaxCam3™ The StraightLine MaxCam3 was designed specifically for the Mathews Legacy. In conjunction with String Suppressors, Harmonic Damping and Parallel Limb design, this perimeter-weighted MaxCam helps to virtually eliminate overall recoil vibration.

Cam

Mathews Legacy SL3AR 30" SL3B.5R 29.5" SL3BR 29" SL3C.5R 28.5" SL3CR 28" SL3D.5R 27.5" SL3DR 27" SL3ER 26" SL3FR 25" SL3GR 24"

Let-off

RH

70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%

RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH

Cam

Mathews Legacy SL3AL 30" SL3B.5L 29.5" SL3BL 29" SL3C.5L 28.5" SL3CL 28" SL3D.5L 27.5" SL3DL 27" SL3EL 26" SL3FL 25" SL3GL 24"

Let-off

LH

70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%

LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH 7


Concentric SoloCam™ In an effort to squeeze every last ounce of consistency out of the Mathews Icon, we developed the Concentric Solocam, a round, perimeter-weighted cam that mirrors the round wheel on the opposite limb. This symmetry in shape and measurement results in never-before-achieved systematic consistency and, ultimately, accuracy.

Cam

Icon

Let-off

RH

Cam

Icon

Let-off

LH

CSL-AR CL-B.5R CSL-BR CSL-C.5R CSL-CR CSL-D.5R CSL-DR CSL-ER CSL-FR CSL-GR

30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 27" 26" 25" 24"

70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%

RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH RH

CSL-AL CSL-B.5L CSL-BL CSL-C.5L CSL-CL CSL-D.5L CSL-DL CSL-EL CSL-FL CSL-GL

30" 29.5" 29" 28.5" 28" 27.5" 27" 26" 25" 24"

70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%

LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH LH

The Original MaxCam™ The revolutionary perimeter-weighted cam that started it all, the Original MaxCam is available on the Classic, Conquest 3 and FX. It generates incredible arrow speed while also remarkably reducing recoil, thanks to perimeter-weighting. The Original MaxCam™ is available with 65% and 80% let-off.

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Cam

Classic

Conquest 3

FX

Let-off (%)

RH or LH

Z2-AAR-HL Z2-BBR-HL Z2-CCR-HL Z2-DDR-HL Z2-EER-HL Z2-AAL-HL Z2-BBL-HL Z2-CCL-HL Z2-DDL-HL Z2-EEL-HL Z2-AAR Z2-BBR Z2-CCR Z2-DDR Z2-EER Z2-AAL Z2-BBL Z2-CCL Z2-DDL Z2-EEL

31" 30" 29" 28" 27" 31" 30" 29" 28" 27" 31" 30" 29" 28" 27" 31" 30" 29" 28" 27"

32" 31" 30" 29" 28" 32" 31" 30" 29" 28" 32" 31" 30" 29" 28" 32" 31" 30" 29" 28"

31" 30" 29" 28" 27" 31" 30" 29" 28" 27" 31" 30" 29" 28" 27" 31" 30" 29" 28" 27"

80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65

RH RH RH RH RH LH LH LH LH LH RH RH RH RH RH LH LH LH LH LH


Mini MaxCam™ Now shorter-draw-length shooters can get all the advantages of perimeter weighting. Available on Mathews FX and Conquest 3 models, this cam accommodates draw lengths as short as 22" with peak draw weights down to 35 pounds. The Mini MaxCam™ is available only with 65% let-off and has approximately a 1/2" adjustment range. Putting a Mini MaxCam on a bow reduces the draw weight approximatly 5 pounds. Note: The Mini MaxCam requires a different idler wheel and string/cable lengths.

Cam

FX

Conquest 3

Let-off (%)

RH or LH

MINIMAX-DDR MINIMAX-EER MINIMAX-FFR MINIMAX-GGR MINIMAX-HHR MINIMAX-IIR MINIMAX-DDL MINIMAX-EEL MINIMAX-FFL MINIMAX-GGL MINIMAX-HHL MINIMAX-IIL

28" 27" 26" 25" 24" 23" 28" 27" 26" 25" 24" 23"

29" 28" 27" 26" 25" 24" 29" 28" 27" 26" 25" 24"

65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65

RH RH RH RH RH RH LH LH LH LH LH LH

Super-Soft Cam™ The Super-Soft Cam™, designed especially for finger shooters, provides an extremely smooth draw and a release that rolls from the fingertips. This special MaxCam™ is available on the Conquest 3 and FX and only with 60% let-off.

Cam

Conquest 3

FX

Let-off (%)

RH or LH

SS-AR SS-BR SS-CR SS-DR SS-ER SS-AL SS-BL SS-CL SS-DL SS-EL

32" 31" 30" 29" 28" 32" 31" 30" 29" 28"

31" 30" 29" 28" 27" 31" 30" 29" 28" 27"

60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60

RH RH RH RH RH LH LH LH LH LH

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Arrow selection... Determining Proper Arrow Length The first step in selecting your arrows is to determine your arrow length. This is determined by several factors, including arm length and full-draw anchor position. If you are using an overdraw, you can mark the arrow just in front of the rest. The distance from your mark to the string groove in the arrow nock will be your correct arrow length. Your Mathews retailer can be an invaluable help in this process.

Using the Easton Shaft Selection Chart

(see pages 12 & 13)

After you’ve determined your arrow length, find its corresponding measure in the length column. Move down this column until you reach the correct draw weight of your bow. The correct spine for your arrow is found where your draw length and weight intersect. Use the “hard cam” category on the chart for a Mathews SoloCam bow.

String and cable lengths for each Mathews bow The Zebra ZS Twist bowstring is standard on all Mathews bows. It combines bundles of low-stretch, multifilament strands counter-twisted to form a perfectly balanced bowstring that does not rotate as the bow is drawn. Your peep comes to perfect position every time – without the need for rubber tubing and other alignment devices. Plus, peep installation is easier than ever. Following is a list of the string and cable lengths required for each Mathews model:

Model

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String Length

Cable Length

LX

985/8"

375/8"

Outback

903/8"

333/4"

Ovation

1061/4"

417/8"

Mustang

853/8"

331/4"

Classic

935/8"

385/8"

Legacy

913/4"

361/4"

Icon

9713/16"

395/8"

Conquest 3

1031/4"

435/8"

Conquest 3 (Mini Max)

9715/16"

423/4"

Black Max 2

927/8"

373/4"

Black Max 2 (Turbo Cam)

911/16"

373/4"

FX

901/16"

371/4"

FX (Mini Max)

833/4"

357/8"


Tuning your Mathews® SoloCam® bow... Tiller Setting the tiller on your Mathews SoloCam bow is easy. In fact, there’s no measuring necessary. Starting from a point where both limbs are tightened completely, simply back them off an equal number of turns.

Estimating Center Shot Using the correct arrow size, position your arrow on the string at the nock point. While holding the bow in front of you, visually align the bow string with the center line of the grip. The string should run true down the center of your arrow shaft. This is a good reference point to begin paper tuning. Note: A good starting point is 13/16" over from the riser to center of arrow shaft.

The Importance of Paper Tuning and Tear Patterns With an improperly tuned bow, broadheads may shoot as much as 18" off center at 20 yards (when compared to field tips). By tuning a bow to shoot a good hole in paper, you will ensure the best possible broadhead flight. Before beginning, it’s important to know that perfect “bullet holes” are not always possible with all shooters. Light tears are quite acceptable and will not deter accuracy. Fine tuning requires patience and consistent shooting form. Perfect results are only achieved with perfect form. Also, remember to always do your final sightings with broadheads before hunting. To begin paper tuning, stand approximately eight feet from the paper (with a suitable backstop several feet behind the paper to allow complete arrow passage). Check your tear pattern against the following boxes for further instruction. If it’s a combination, such as up and to the left, both instructions will apply. After the shot, push the paper back flat and you will see a star shaped entry hole where the tip went through. Tip went thru here

SOLUTION: Nock End Ripped High 1. Lower the nocking point 2. Use a lighter arrow tip 3. Use a more stiffer spined arrow Note: (same for left hand) Nock end high

Nock end went low thru here

Tip went thru here

SOLUTION: Nock End Ripped Low

Nock End Ripped Right Arrow Spine Too Stiff

Nock End Ripped Left Arrow Spine Too Limber

Alternatives: 1. Increase draw weight 2. Move arrow rest to the left 3. Use heavier points 4. Use a lighter spined arrow Nock end high

Alternatives: 1. Decrease draw weight 2. Move arrow rest to the right 3. Use lighter points 4. Use a stiffer spined arrow Tip went thru here

Tip went thru here

Nock end ripped left

5. Use longer arrows if possible

1. Raise the nocking point 2. Use a heavier arrow tip 3. Use a more limber spined arrow Note: (same for left hand)

NOTE: If lowering nocking point does not eliminate problem try a different kind of arrow rest.

(Opposite for left hand) Note: Feathers or vanes may be hitting arrow rest. Try a different arrow rest. (left hand only!)

5. Use shorter arrows if possible 6. Vanes or feathers may be striking arrow rest. Try a different arrow rest. Note: (Opposite for left hand)

This is an example of a properly tuned bow. Note that the point where the arrow tip went through is centered in the middle of three very comparable vane tears. 11


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2004 Bow Specification Chart Model

IBO Rating (FPS) (Approx.)

AMO Cam(s) Rating (FPS) (Approx.)

Draw Length

Draw AxleBrace Physical LetWeight to-Axle Height Weight off Length (Approx.) (Approx.) (%) (Approx.)

Outback

308

236

40 - 70 31.5"

310

238

26 - 30 Half-Sizes 26.5 - 29.5

315

238

40 - 70 35"

317

240

25 - 30 Half-Sizes 25.5 - 29.5

280 @ 26"/50#

Mustang Performance Cam

19 - 26 Half-Sizes 22.5 - 25.5

20 - 50 31.75"

5 3/4"

3.2 lbs.

70**

StraightLine OVAT Cam

28 - 32 Half-Sizes 28.5 - 31.5

40 - 70 40"

8"

4.5 lbs.

80*

27 - 31

40 - 70 36"

LX

Mustang

StraightLine OUTB Cam StraightLine LXHP Cam

300

230

302

232

310

238

312

240

Legacy

308

235

Legacy StraightLine MaxCam

Black Max2

330+ 330+ 340+

252

Conquest 3

310

Icon

FX

Ovation

Classic

MaxCam

7 5/8"

4.3 lbs.

80* 65

6 5/8"

4.25 lbs. 80* 65

65 7"

3.6 lbs.

80* 65

24 - 30 Half-Sizes 27.5 - 29.5

40 - 70 34"

7 1/2"

4.35 lbs. 70**

Black MaxCam 25 - 30 Black MaxCam Turbo MaxCam

40 - 70 36"

5 1/2"

3.5 lbs.

80* 65 50

236

MaxCam Mini MaxCam Super Soft

28 - 32 24 - 29 28 - 32

40 - 70 41"

7"

4.4 lbs.

80* 65 60

300

230

Concentric SoloCam

24 - 30 Half-Sizes 27.5 - 29.5

40 - 70 37"

7 5/8"

4.45 lbs. 70**

308

235

MaxCam Mini MaxCam

27 - 31 23 - 28

40 - 70 34"

7 1/2"

3.3 lbs.

80* 65

Fin or Feather Cam All Mathews bows come with a weight adjustment range of 10 lbs. (down). All have standard burger button, sight, and stabilizer holes. The cable slider on each model is a special nonsqueak Teflon® composite. The limbs are SlimlineTM and come with an original owner lifetime warranty. The machined aluminum limb cups totally contain the limb butts and pivot with the limbs, so no matter what the draw weight, the limbs are always firmly contained within the cup. High inertia limb cups are also available at an additional charge.

* Under new Pope&Young rules is legal but will be entered with an asterisk indicating high let-off ** 70% (with hysteresis), 65% AMO (P&Y legal)

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Maintaining your Mathews® SoloCam® bow... Never dry fire your bow Never shoot any bow without an arrow on the string. Without the arrow to absorb the energy, dryfiring can damage your bow and can cause personal injury. Damage to your bow due to dryfiring will not be covered under the warranty.

Periodically check strings and cables Always inspect your bow for frayed strings and cables. Replace damaged strings and cables immediately. Mathews strings can be waxed and maintained as any other fast-flight string. Please make sure you are using the proper string for your bow.

Bushings are self-lubricating Your Mathews SoloCam bow requires no lubrication – all bushings are self-lubricating.

Do not alter your bow Any alterations to your Mathews SoloCam bow will void the warranty. Alteration could cause damage to the bow or personal injury.

Use only a double-pull bow press Never use a single-pull bow press. We recommend a double-pull press to avoid damage to your riser or bow. Damage caused by a single-pull press will not be covered under warranty.

Repairs and shipment Visit your Mathews retailer for servicing and repairs. All bows and warranty parts returned to the factory will require a Return Authorization (RA) number that your retailer can secure. Your retailer will handle all warranty issues for you. The RA number must be clearly printed on the outside of the box near the address label. If a package does not have an RA number, our shipping department will refuse it.

Warranty information Every Mathews SoloCam bow has a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY. Warranty repairs are our top priority. Each bow has a unique serial number, and warranty cards are required to obtain warranty service. Should you ever need repairs, the Mathews retailer from whom you purchased your bow is very knowledgeable about the bows and may be able to complete the work right in their shop. If the bow does need to be sent to us, we assure you that we do strive to do the warranty repairs and service work and re-ship your bow within three working days from the time it arrives in our shop.

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY THIS BOW IS WARRANTED AGAINST DEFECTS IN MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP TO THE ORIGINAL OWNER FOR THE LIFE OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER. THIS INCLUDES ALL BOW PARTS EXCEPT THE STRING, BUSS CABLE, CABLE SLIDE, RUBBER STRING SUPPRESSOR "FINGER" AND COSMETIC APPEARANCE (CHIPS, DINGS, SCRATCHES) CAUSED BY NORMAL USE AND WEAR. BOWS SENT BACK TO MATHEWS WITHOUT A PRE-ISSUED RETURN AUTHORIZATION NUMBER WILL BE REFUSED. ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WRITTEN OR IMPLIED, ARE VOID WITH ANY ALTERATIONS TO THE BOW.

Honesty is the best policy... Mathews bows are covered by one or more of the following patents, with other patents pending: #5,368,006, #5,676,123, #5,752,496, #5,791,322, #5,809,982, #5,890,480, #5,996,567

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Frequently Asked Questions (with answers from the technical staff at Mathews) Q: Where do I start my nocking point when setting up my new Mathews bow? A: As a starting point, place your nock point level to 1/8" high of center. Q: How do I get center shot on my Mathews bow? Do I use a center-shot tool? A: We recommend measuring off the side of the riser at the rest attachment hole to the center of the arrow shaft approximately 3/16". Adjust the rest as needed for proper arrow flight. A center-shot tool is not needed. Q: What cam should I choose when using the Easton arrow selection chart? A: We recommend the hard cam column, and either the A or B spine within their specifications. Q: What weight arrow should I use for IBO and AMO speed tests on my bow? A: We test IBO speeds with bows at 70-pound draw weight and at 30" draw length with an arrow that weighs 350 grains. The AMO test is done with a bow at 60pound draw weight and 30" draw length with an arrow that weighs 540 grains. Nothing added to the bowstring. Q: I am having trouble obtaining the speeds that are listed for IBO. What would cause this? A: IBO speed ratings are based on a 70-pound draw weight, 30" draw length and an arrow that weighs 350 grains. Any deviation from that will cause you to lose speed. This includes shortening draw length, reducing draw weight, adding items on the bowstring or extra arrow weight. Q: What is the minimum arrow weight I can safely shoot with my Mathews bow and still not void the lifetime warranty? A: Five grains per pound of draw weight would be the minimum. Q: What rest does Mathews recommend for its bows? A: We manufacture a rest with 1" or zero overdraw. These rests are made to fit each riser and have an internal spring. The rests are designed with shoot-through prongs and the lizard tongue to accommodate different shooting styles. The 1" overdraw rest is not recommended for any bow with a brace height of less than 6-1/2". Q: Do the string suppressors weaken the limbs? A: On the contrary, the string suppressors actually strengthen the limbs. 16


Show them that you shoot a Mathews! Garment Washed Jacket

Camo Jacket • Realtree Hardwoods® HD camo • Quilted lining; knit cuffs, waist • Full zip front • Logo front and back

• 100% cotton duck shell • Quilted lining • Double closure front with snaps, brass zipper • Logo front and back

S-3XL

S-4XL

Hooded Sweatshirt • Gold inside hood • Gold tie strings • 80/20 cotton/poly S-4XL

Shooter Shirts

Ball caps • Sandwich bill black cap; Velcro® adjustment • Leather bill natural cap • Leather bill twotone with leather patch, side embroidery • Two-tone Zebra cap, Velcro® adjustment • Realtree™ X-tra cap natural logo Cap, natural logo • Realtree Hardwoods® HD cap, natural logo

• 3 button, logo front polo • Black, white, or tan – S-4XL • Black available with Zebra logo • Tan available with women’s V-neck S-2XL

Fleece Pullover

Mathews T-Shirts • 100% cotton • Black or white with Mathews logo front S-4XL • Blue/white tye-dye with Mathews Genesis logo M-2XL

• Zippered front • Logo front • Two pockets • Corded elastic waist S-3XL

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The Mathews Heritage Longbow... an elegant work of art and craftsmanship that offers exceptional performance! Designed by Matt McPherson; inspired by memories of watching his father.

• Beautiful hardwood laminate riser; premium bamboo limbs • Comes with leather softcase

• Each bow serial numbered • Custom oak display case or wall display available

See the Heritage at your Mathews retailer!

Justin Charles Thermal Underwear Made of 100% New Zealand Merino SuperSoft Wool • Extremely soft; won’t itch or irritate your skin • Wicks moisture 28% faster than synthetics • Absorbs 30% of its weight before feeling damp (vs. 5% with synthetics) • Wool neutralizes bacteria growth so it won’t smell • Natural fiber crimps create air pockets for better insulation • Naturally stretchy for a comfortable fit • Fully machine washable

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®

The bow that everyone can shoot! Now available as a kit! Starter kit includes:

The Genesis®bow... • Kids can’t outgrow it – because there is no specific draw length • It’s simple to buy – no need to measure or fit for draw length • It’s easy to shoot – beginners won’t develop bad habits because the draw length is always right

• Genesis bow • 5 Easton® aluminum arrows • Color coordinated arm guard • Color coordinated belt quiver • Two targets • Informative Owner’s Manual

Introducing the Genesis®Pro… a competitionquality bow with an adjustable draw stop that lets you customize your draw length

Available in 6 colors

“Zero let-off” means no specific draw length

• Higher draw weight • Adjustable draw stop • Larger center shot clearance • Silver or black riser

Because the Genesis System™ eliminates let-off on light draw weight bows (where it’s unnecessary), there are no specific draw length requirements. The result is a bow that fits virtually everyone (15" to 30") and that a young person can’t outgrow.

Performs like a bow with higher poundage A Genesis™ bow, set at 20 lbs. (it’s adjustable from 10 to 20 lbs.), stores and releases energy comparable to that of a 35 lb. recurve! Plus, with zero let-off, it has the “holding weight” necessary to “pull the string from your finger,” making it easy to shoot.

(also available in Realtree™ Camo)

Mathews is a proud supporter of the National Archery In The Schools Program When Matt McPherson developed the revolutionary Genesis bow, he did so with the intent of re-introducing archery to our nations youth. Through the efforts of many, that is happening, especially in the state of Kentucky where 90,000+ students participated last school year.

What nobody anticipated is the profound effect that archery would have in transforming the lives of students who weren’t the fastest, strongest or most athletic. Students who excelled at archery gained valuable self-confidence. And, while teachers knew archery would give them a

subject to base math, science and physics, lessons on, nobody anticipated the extent to which archery would impact attendance – students don’t want to miss archery day. Give kids a shot in your state. Contact your DNR, Dept. of Education or local school. Tell them about Genesis (nasparchery.com).

919 River Road, P.O. Box 367, Sparta, Wisconsin 54656 (608) 269-2728 www.mathewsinc.com


2004 Mathews Owners Manual