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2010-manual_cover_out.pdf

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2010-manual_cover-in.pdf

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Welcome to Mathews®. Congratulations on your purchase and for participating in the great Mathews® tradition of INNOVATION, INTEGRITY and IMPACT. We’re please that you recognize Mathews® as the industry leader in bow performance technology. Finally, thank you for helping us support the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), which is literally changing kids’ lives one arrow at a time! Please read the following information to make sure you understand the details of our outstanding warranty service and how to properly use your new bow.

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Personal Records

Mathews® warranty is activated upon registration of your bow by the Authorized Mathews® Retailer. Fill out the following personal bow record for future reference: Bow Model: Serial Number: Purchased At:

(located above the grip on most models)

(Authorized Mathews® Retailer)

Purchase Date: Sales Associate: Draw Length:

Draw Weight:

Important Notes:

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Original Owner Stay connected 24/7 at mathewsinc.com.

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2010-manual_4-5.pdf

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Mathews®101: About Your New Bow. Mathews Limited Lifetime Warranty. ®

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LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY. YOUR MATHEWS® BOW IS WARRANTED AGAINST DEFECTS IN MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP TO THE ORIGINAL, REGISTERED OWNER WHEN PURCHASED AT AN AUTHORIZED RETAILER, FOR THE LIFE OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER. THIS INCLUDES ALL BOW PARTS EXCEPT THE STRING, BUSS CABLE, CABLE SLIDE, RUBBER STRING SUPPRESSORS, MONKEY TAILS, STRING GRUB AND COSMETIC APPEARANCE (CHIPS, DINGS, SCRATCHES) CAUSED BY NORMAL USE AND WEAR. ALL WARRANTY CLAIMS ARE PROCESSED THROUGH AN AUTHORIZED MATHEWS® RETAILER. YOUR AUTHORIZED MATHEWS® RETAILER WILL CONTACT A MATHEWS® WARRANTY TECHNICIAN ON YOUR BEHALF. ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WRITTEN OR IMPLIED, ARE VOID WITH ANY ALTERATIONS TO THE BOW INCLUDING COSMETIC REFINISHING. NOTE: Mathews® reserves the right to make substitutions on warranty coverage for any reason, including but not limited to available parts and/or camo pattern.

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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MATHEWS MANUFACTURING, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE PERFORMANCE AND USE OF THE PRODUCTS, EVEN IF MATHEWS MANUFACTURING, INC. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OF EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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PLEASE NOTE: Authorized Mathews® Retailers may charge for warranty work performed. * Limited Lifetime Warranty to the Original Owner.

SphereLock™

SE5 Composite Slim Limb™

Quick Change Connector

Advanced Vectoring System (AVS™)

Idler Wheel Monkey Tail™

Limb Turret™ String Suppressor™

Quad V-Lock™

Harmonic Damper™

Grid Lock™ Riser

Reverse Assist™ Roller Guard™

Zebra® Barracuda® Bowstring

Harmonic Damper™

Rest Hole String Serving

Slim Fit™ In-Line Grip

Zebra® Barracuda® Bow Cable

Stabilizer Bushing

Dead End™ String Stop

Harmonic Stabilizer™

String Grub™ Timing Window

String Suppressor™

Mathews® MR7™

McPherson® Series Quick Change Axle

Mathews®Z7™ Xtreme™ 4

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2010-manual_6-7.pdf

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Safety First. Bulls-Eyes Second. Before using this equipment, please abide by all of the following safety guidelines and warnings. Consult your Authorized Mathews® Retailer with questions. To insure your personal safety and the safety of those around you, it is necessary that you READ, UNDERSTAND and FOLLOW all warnings and safety precautions prior to using or working on your bow or any archery equipment used with the bow. WARNING: This bow is intended strictly for recreational use only. The warnings that follow are specifically directed to the use of the bow.

NOTICE: While the warnings contained herein relate specifically to the bow and arrow, themajority of bows produced are used in bow hunting situations where other types of equipment and accessories are used.

Always inspect bow string and cable(s), arrows, nocks, fletching, arrow rest, bow sight, and all other accessories before use for damage. Any damaged bow parts or accessories should be reported to your Authorized Mathews® Retailer for inspection or replacement.

If you are a bow hunter, it is highly recommended that you become knowledgeable of the recommendations and warnings that are associated with all equipment that is used by you for bow hunting.

WARNING: Use extreme caution when handling sharp objects or arrows equipped with broadheads around the bow’s string and cable(s). If a string or cable is cut or frayed it should be replaced immediately. A cut string or cable(s) can result in instantaneous separation and may inflict serious injury to yourself and those around you.

WARNING: Never work on, or attempt to shoot your Mathews® bow while on medication that may impair your judgment, physical abilities, or reflexes. Never work on, or attempt to shoot your Mathews® bow while under the influence or while consuming drugs or alcohol. Doing so can result in damage to the bow, inflict serious injury or even death.

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Maintenance and Repair of Your Mathews® Bow WARNING: Your Mathews® bow is a precision instrument that requires specific tools and expertise. Accordingly, Mathews® recommends that all maintenance and repair of your Mathews® bow be perfomed by an Authorized Mathews® Retailer. Failure to comply with this warning may cause damage to your bow and may inflict serious injury or even death and may void your warranty. Mathews® shall not be held liable if this warning is ignored.

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Prior to Shooting Your Bow

Equipment Warnings

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WARNING: NEVER EXPOSE YOUR BOW TO EXTREME HEAT OR PROLONGED MOISTURE. Excessive heat such as that experienced on a sunny day inside a closed vehicle could cause component failure. Prolonged storage in a hot, dry attic or damp basement could also be damaging. Keep your bow clean and dry and store the bow properly when it’s not in use. Damage caused by extreme exposure to heat or the elements will not be covered under warranty and could inflict serious injury to yourself and those around you.

WARNING: CAREFULLY INSPECT YOUR BOW BEFORE EACH USE. ALWAYS be sure that you take the following actions before each use of your bow: > Carefully inspect the condition of the bowstring and cable(s). > Carefully inspect the condition of the string servings, nocking point or string loop. > Carefully inspect that the limbs, cams and riser are in proper condition and orientation. > Always keep your bow string and cable(s) waxed. > Damaged strings and cable(s) will adversely affect the performance of your bow and could result in further damage to other bow components and may inflict serious injury to yourself and those around you.

WARNING: Mathews Incorporated shall not be liable for injuries suffered or caused by misuse, unsafe or improper arrow and bow combinations or for injuries sustained when using an altered or modified bow or by un-conventional use. M

Maintenance and Repair of Your Mathews® Bow

WARNING: NEVER DRY-FIRE YOUR BOW. Dry-firing is when the bow string is drawn and released without an arrow nocked to the string. If you dry-fire your bow it may severely reduce the life expectancy of the bow and may cause immediate damage to the bow and may inflict serious injury to yourself and those around you.

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2010-manual_8-9.pdf

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Prior to Shooting Your Bow WARNING: Always shoot the recommended minimum arrow weight. Do not shoot an arrow weighing less than five grains for every pound of draw weight. For example, if your bow is set at 70 lbs. do not shoot an arrow weighing less than 350 grains. Shooting an arrow below five grains per pound of the bows draw weight can cause damage to your bow and may inflict serious injury to yourself and those around you. Damage caused by shooting an arrow that is too light will not be covered under warranty. Shooting an underweight arrow has an effect similar to that of a dry-fire and may inflict serious injury to yourself and those around you. If you are unsure about the arrow compliance to your bow, contact your Authorized Mathews® Retailer or the arrow manufacturer. WARNING: Always follow the inspection recommendations provided by the manufacturer of your arrows. Inspect your arrows and nocks regularly or preferably before each use. Immediately discard any dented, split, splintered or otherwise damaged arrows. Replace cracked, damaged or broken nocks.

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NEVER SHOOT A DAMAGED ARROW. Shooting a damaged arrow may inflict serious injury to yourself and those around you.

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Shooting Your Bow

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WARNING: ALWAYS BE SAFE! NEVER shoot straight up. NEVER draw or attempt to shoot your bow until you are sure that no part of the bow can come into contact with another object during the shooting process. DO NOT draw the bow beyond its specified draw length. NEVER point or aim a drawn bow at another person or at any object you do not intend to shoot.

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WARNING: ALWAYS BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET. Make sure that there are no people, livestock, buildings, roads or other objects behind or near your target. Be sure that your backstop is large enough to catch a stray arrow and that it is thick enough that the arrow cannot completely penetrate through it. When shooting with others, never retrieve arrows or allow others to retrieve arrows until all arrows have been shot and the shooting lane is clear.

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At Your Service...Pro Shop Expertise. For the most reliable service and expertise, please consult your local Authorized Mathews® Retailer for technical services including the following: > Adjusting draw length and draw weight > Installing string accessories, such as peep sight, nocks, loops, etc. > Replacing and servicing strings and cables > Tuning and sighting in your bow > Correct arrow selection > Mounting new accessories > Coordinating warranty repairs > Proper technique and setup for pressing bows

Setting Up Your New Mathews® Bow. Draw Weight Mathews® bows have approximately a ten pound range of weight reduction from the bow’s peak weight (example: if the bow has a peak weight of 70 pounds, it can be adjusted 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. Both limb bolts must be adjusted equally or the bow may become out of tune. The SphereLock™ Limb Bolt should be snug. Do not over-tighten. Each rotation equals approximately 2 to 4 pounds of draw weight. Consult your Authorized Mathews® Retailer for the maximum number of rotations your bow can be decreased.

SphereLock™ Clockwise Limb Bolt Rotation Increases Assembly Draw Weight

Counter-Clockwise Rotation Decreases Draw Weight

Allen Wrench

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2010-manual_10-11.pdf

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Mathews® Maintenance

Your Mathews® bow requires no lubrication. All bushings are self lubricating or have sealed ball bearings.

Periodically Check Strings and Cables Always inspect your bow for frayed strings and cables. Replace damaged strings and cables immediately. The Zebra® Bowstring and Cable on your Mathews® should be waxed and maintained using a silicone based wax. By replacing your bowstrings with Zebra® bowstrings you will continue to enjoy the maximum performance & efficiencies of your bow as it was designed.

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> Ensures maximum performance from your Mathews® Bow > Dual-bundle balanced bowstrings don’t rotate during draw, making peep sight alignment devices unnecessary > Servings are extra secure and durable > Pre-stretched to minimize creep & maximize speed! > Made to fit virtually any one cam, two cam, or crossbow Manufactured from incredibly strong materials! 1-Tone Colors

Bushings are Self-Lubricating

Speckled Colors

Avoid storing your bow for extended periods of time in areas subject to extreme heat, such as the trunk of a vehicle or in a garage. Damage to your limbs, strings, and other parts of the bow caused by extreme heat, may not be covered under the manufacturer’s lifetime warranty. If your bow becomes subject to moisture, be sure it is completely dry before storing it. Do not use solvents, sprays or cleaners such as acetone or mineral spirits, on or around your bow, as they may adversely affect the finish. Rather, use a damp cloth to clean.

Zebra Bowstrings: zebrabowstrings.com

Storing Your Bow

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2010-manual_12-13.pdf

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Mathews Accessories: mathewsinc.com

Custom Engraving

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Personalize your bow with: • Your Name • Your Archery Club • Your Favorite Prey Contact your Authorized Mathews® Retailer for details. 12

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2010-manual_14-15.pdf

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2011-2012 Mathews Owners Manual