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OWNERS MANUAL

M AT H E W S A R C H E R Y, I N C . 919 River Road, Sparta, WI 54656 mathewsinc.com


WELCOME TO T H E MAT H E W S ÂŽ FA M I LY

We stand behind every bow we make with the best warranty and service in the industry. Protect your investment by registering your new bow through your Authorized MathewsÂŽ Retailer or on our website. We look forward to seeing where it takes you.


WELCOME TO T H E MAT H E W S ÂŽ FA M I LY

We stand behind every bow we make with the best warranty and service in the industry. Protect your investment by registering your new bow through your Authorized MathewsÂŽ Retailer or on our website. We look forward to seeing where it takes you.


M A T H E W S® A R C H E R Y

PERSONAL RECORDS

L I M I T E D L I F E T I M E WA R R A N T Y

MATHEWS ® WARRANTY IS ACTIVATED UPON REGISTRATION OF YOUR BOW.

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

Register your bow online at: Mathewsinc.com/Registration or through your Mathews® Authorized Dealer Fill out the following personal bow record for future reference:

original owner. Bows purchased online via the internet or through mail order are not covered by the Mathews® Limited Lifetime Warranty. This includes all bow parts, except the string, buss cable, cable slide, rubber string suppressors, Monkey Tails,

Original Owner Name:

String Grubs 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

Bow Model: Serial Number: (located above the grip on most models)

the bow including cosmetic refinishing.

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

Retailer Purchased At: Sales Associate:

Purchase Date:

Draw Length:

Draw Weight:

Important Notes:

damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

PLEASE NOTE Mathews® reserves the right to make substitutions on warranty coverage for any reason, including but not limited to available parts or custom colors and camo patterns. Authorized Mathews® Retailers may charge for warranty work performed.

My Mathews Account: User Name: Password:

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M A T H E W S® A R C H E R Y

PERSONAL RECORDS

L I M I T E D L I F E T I M E WA R R A N T Y

MATHEWS ® WARRANTY IS ACTIVATED UPON REGISTRATION OF YOUR BOW.

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

Register your bow online at: Mathewsinc.com/Registration or through your Mathews® Authorized Dealer Fill out the following personal bow record for future reference:

original owner. Bows purchased online via the internet or through mail order are not covered by the Mathews® Limited Lifetime Warranty. This includes all bow parts, except the string, buss cable, cable slide, rubber string suppressors, Monkey Tails,

Original Owner Name:

String Grubs 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

Bow Model: Serial Number: (located above the grip on most models)

the bow including cosmetic refinishing.

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

Retailer Purchased At: Sales Associate:

Purchase Date:

Draw Length:

Draw Weight:

Important Notes:

damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

PLEASE NOTE Mathews® reserves the right to make substitutions on warranty coverage for any reason, including but not limited to available parts or custom colors and camo patterns. Authorized Mathews® Retailers may charge for warranty work performed.

My Mathews Account: User Name: Password:

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Safety First. Bulls-Eyes Second.

Maintenance and Repair of Your Mathews Bow (cont.) ®

Before using this equipment, please abide by all of the following safety guidelines and warnings. Consult your Authorized Mathews® Retailer with questions. To ensure 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: 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: This bow is intended strictly for recreational use only. The warnings that follow are specifically directed to the use of the bow.

WARNING: Mathews Incorporated shall not be liable for injuries suffered or ®

Prior to Shooting Your Bow

caused by misuse, unsafe or improper arrow and bow combinations or for injuries

WARNING: CAREFULLY INSPECT YOUR BOW BEFORE EACH USE.

sustained when using an altered or modified bow or by un-conventional use.

Always be sure that you take the following actions before each use of your bow:

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 to yourself or others.

• 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.

EQUIPMENT WARNINGS

Before use, always inspect the following for damage: bow string and cable(s),

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

arrows, nocks, fletching, arrow rest, bow sight, and all other accessories. Any damaged bow parts or accessories should be reported to your Authorized Mathews® Retailer for inspection or replacement.

If you are a bow hunter or archer, it is highly recommended that you become

WARNING: Use extreme caution when handling sharp objects or arrows equipped

knowledgeable of the recommendations and warnings that are associated with

with broadheads around the bow’s string and cable(s). If a string or cable is cut or

all equipment that you use for bow hunting and archery.

frayed it should be replaced immediately. A cut string or cable(s) can result in

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 performed 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. | 06 |

instantaneous separation and may inflict serious injury to yourself and those around you.

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.

WARNING: Shooting a damaged arrow may cause a dry-fire and inflict serious injury to yourself and those around you. | 07 |


Safety First. Bulls-Eyes Second.

Maintenance and Repair of Your Mathews Bow (cont.) ®

Before using this equipment, please abide by all of the following safety guidelines and warnings. Consult your Authorized Mathews® Retailer with questions. To ensure 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: 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: This bow is intended strictly for recreational use only. The warnings that follow are specifically directed to the use of the bow.

WARNING: Mathews Incorporated shall not be liable for injuries suffered or ®

Prior to Shooting Your Bow

caused by misuse, unsafe or improper arrow and bow combinations or for injuries

WARNING: CAREFULLY INSPECT YOUR BOW BEFORE EACH USE.

sustained when using an altered or modified bow or by un-conventional use.

Always be sure that you take the following actions before each use of your bow:

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 to yourself or others.

• 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.

EQUIPMENT WARNINGS

Before use, always inspect the following for damage: bow string and cable(s),

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

arrows, nocks, fletching, arrow rest, bow sight, and all other accessories. Any damaged bow parts or accessories should be reported to your Authorized Mathews® Retailer for inspection or replacement.

If you are a bow hunter or archer, it is highly recommended that you become

WARNING: Use extreme caution when handling sharp objects or arrows equipped

knowledgeable of the recommendations and warnings that are associated with

with broadheads around the bow’s string and cable(s). If a string or cable is cut or

all equipment that you use for bow hunting and archery.

frayed it should be replaced immediately. A cut string or cable(s) can result in

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 performed 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. | 06 |

instantaneous separation and may inflict serious injury to yourself and those around you.

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.

WARNING: Shooting a damaged arrow may cause a dry-fire and inflict serious injury to yourself and those around you. | 07 |


PRIOR TO SHOOTING YOUR Bow (cont.) 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

Service and Maintenance 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 Zebra® Trophy™ Bowstring and Cable(s)

• Tuning and sighting in your bow • Correct arrow selection • Mounting new accessories • Coordinating warranty repairs

light will not be covered under warranty. Shooting an underweight arrow has an

Draw Weight Adjustment

effect similar to that of a dry-fire and may inflict serious injury to yourself and

Mathews® bows have approximately a ten pound range of

those around you. If you are unsure about the arrow compliance to your bow,

weight reduction from the bow’s peak weight (example: if the

contact your Authorized Mathews® Retailer or the arrow manufacturer.

bow has a peak weight of 70 pounds, it can be adjusted as low as

CLOCKWISE ROTATION INCREASES DRAW WEIGHT

60 pounds). Draw weight adjustments are made using either a

WARNING: NEVER DRY-FIRE YOUR BOW.

3/16” or 7/32” Allen Wrench. Turn the limb bolt clockwise to

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.

increase the draw weight and counter-clockwise to decrease the weight. Both limb bolts must be adjusted equally or the bow

LIMB BOLT ASSEMBLY

may become out of tune/synchronization. The limb bolt should be snug. Do not over-tighten. Each rotation equals approxi-

ALLEN WRENCH

mately 2 to 4 pounds of draw weight. Consult your Authorized

Visit mathewsinc.com/dryfire to learn more about the types of dry-fires,

Mathews® Retailer for the maximum number of rotations your

what to do in the event of a dry-fire and how to avoid dry-fires.

bow can be decreased.

COUNTERCLOCKWISE ROTATION DECREASES DRAW WEIGHT

Mathews Bow Maintenance ®

Shooting Your Bow SAFELY

STORING YOUR BOW

Avoid storing your bow for extended periods of time in areas subject to extreme heat, such as the

WARNING: ALWAYS BE SAFE!

trunk of a vehicle or in a garage. Damage to your limbs, strings, and other parts of the bow caused

NEVER shoot an arrow straight up. NEVER draw or attempt to shoot your bow until

by extreme heat, may not be covered under the manufacturer’s lifetime warranty. If your bow is

you are sure that no part of the bow can come into contact with another object during

exposed to moisture, be sure it is completely dry before storing it. Do not use solvents, sprays or

the shooting process. DO NOT draw the bow beyond its specified draw length.

cleaners such as acetone or mineral spirits, on or around your bow, as they may adversely affect

NEVER point or aim a drawn bow at another person or at any object you do not

the finish. Rather, use a damp cloth to clean.

intend to shoot. NEVER allow anyone to draw your bow without careful instruction.

BUSHINGS ARE SELF-LUBRICATING

WARNING: ALWAYS BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET.

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

Make sure that there are no people, livestock, buildings, roads or other objects behind

PERIODICALLY CHECK STRINGS AND CABLES

or near your target. Be sure that your backstop is large enough to catch a stray arrow

Always inspect your bow for frayed strings and cables. Replace damaged strings and cables

and that it is thick enough that the arrow cannot completely penetrate through it.

immediately. The Mathews® Zebra® Trophy™ Bowstring and Cable on your Mathews® should be

When shooting with others, never retrieve arrows or allow others to retrieve arrows

waxed with Zebra® High Performance String Wax or a silicone based wax. By replacing your

until all arrows have been shot and the shooting lane is clear. | 08 |

bowstrings with Mathews® Zebra® Trophy™ Bowstring & Cable(s) you will continue to enjoy the maximum performance & efficiencies of your bow as it was designed.

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PRIOR TO SHOOTING YOUR Bow (cont.) 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

Service and Maintenance 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 Zebra® Trophy™ Bowstring and Cable(s)

• Tuning and sighting in your bow • Correct arrow selection • Mounting new accessories • Coordinating warranty repairs

light will not be covered under warranty. Shooting an underweight arrow has an

Draw Weight Adjustment

effect similar to that of a dry-fire and may inflict serious injury to yourself and

Mathews® bows have approximately a ten pound range of

those around you. If you are unsure about the arrow compliance to your bow,

weight reduction from the bow’s peak weight (example: if the

contact your Authorized Mathews® Retailer or the arrow manufacturer.

bow has a peak weight of 70 pounds, it can be adjusted as low as

CLOCKWISE ROTATION INCREASES DRAW WEIGHT

60 pounds). Draw weight adjustments are made using either a

WARNING: NEVER DRY-FIRE YOUR BOW.

3/16” or 7/32” Allen Wrench. Turn the limb bolt clockwise to

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.

increase the draw weight and counter-clockwise to decrease the weight. Both limb bolts must be adjusted equally or the bow

LIMB BOLT ASSEMBLY

may become out of tune/synchronization. The limb bolt should be snug. Do not over-tighten. Each rotation equals approxi-

ALLEN WRENCH

mately 2 to 4 pounds of draw weight. Consult your Authorized

Visit mathewsinc.com/dryfire to learn more about the types of dry-fires,

Mathews® Retailer for the maximum number of rotations your

what to do in the event of a dry-fire and how to avoid dry-fires.

bow can be decreased.

COUNTERCLOCKWISE ROTATION DECREASES DRAW WEIGHT

Mathews Bow Maintenance ®

Shooting Your Bow SAFELY

STORING YOUR BOW

Avoid storing your bow for extended periods of time in areas subject to extreme heat, such as the

WARNING: ALWAYS BE SAFE!

trunk of a vehicle or in a garage. Damage to your limbs, strings, and other parts of the bow caused

NEVER shoot an arrow straight up. NEVER draw or attempt to shoot your bow until

by extreme heat, may not be covered under the manufacturer’s lifetime warranty. If your bow is

you are sure that no part of the bow can come into contact with another object during

exposed to moisture, be sure it is completely dry before storing it. Do not use solvents, sprays or

the shooting process. DO NOT draw the bow beyond its specified draw length.

cleaners such as acetone or mineral spirits, on or around your bow, as they may adversely affect

NEVER point or aim a drawn bow at another person or at any object you do not

the finish. Rather, use a damp cloth to clean.

intend to shoot. NEVER allow anyone to draw your bow without careful instruction.

BUSHINGS ARE SELF-LUBRICATING

WARNING: ALWAYS BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET.

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

Make sure that there are no people, livestock, buildings, roads or other objects behind

PERIODICALLY CHECK STRINGS AND CABLES

or near your target. Be sure that your backstop is large enough to catch a stray arrow

Always inspect your bow for frayed strings and cables. Replace damaged strings and cables

and that it is thick enough that the arrow cannot completely penetrate through it.

immediately. The Mathews® Zebra® Trophy™ Bowstring and Cable on your Mathews® should be

When shooting with others, never retrieve arrows or allow others to retrieve arrows

waxed with Zebra® High Performance String Wax or a silicone based wax. By replacing your

until all arrows have been shot and the shooting lane is clear. | 08 |

bowstrings with Mathews® Zebra® Trophy™ Bowstring & Cable(s) you will continue to enjoy the maximum performance & efficiencies of your bow as it was designed.

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Mathews® Genuine accessories are designed to enhance your experience and maximize the performance of your Mathews® bow. Go to Mathewsinc.com to see our full line of Mathews® Genuine accessories.


Mathews® Genuine accessories are designed to enhance your experience and maximize the performance of your Mathews® bow. Go to Mathewsinc.com to see our full line of Mathews® Genuine accessories.


MATHEWS GENUINE ACCESSORIES ®

MATHEWS® GENUINE

ARROWWEB HD SERIES QUIVER ®

A versatile quiver that easily converts to right or left-handed mounts and will adjusts vertically to accommodate longer arrows. All HD-Series quivers include a new foam insert and a detachable blade protector designed to fit most expandable broadheads and fixed blades 1-1/8" and under.

NEW SPIDER CLAW ® QUIVER MOUNT New integrated Harmonic Damper® reduces sound and vibration up to 55%.

AMPLITUDE

NEW HD SERIES CLAW

*When shooting with quiver detached from claw

TIME IN SECONDS

1

2

AMPLITUDE

ORIGINAL CLAW

TIME IN SECONDS

1

2

QUIVER HOOD FINISH OPTIONS:

LOST CAMO® XD

LOST CAMO®

BLACK

COLORSHIELD™ HOOD INSERT COLOR OPTIONS:

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MATHEWS GENUINE ACCESSORIES ®

MATHEWS® GENUINE

ARROWWEB HD SERIES QUIVER ®

A versatile quiver that easily converts to right or left-handed mounts and will adjusts vertically to accommodate longer arrows. All HD-Series quivers include a new foam insert and a detachable blade protector designed to fit most expandable broadheads and fixed blades 1-1/8" and under.

NEW SPIDER CLAW ® QUIVER MOUNT New integrated Harmonic Damper® reduces sound and vibration up to 55%.

AMPLITUDE

NEW HD SERIES CLAW

*When shooting with quiver detached from claw

TIME IN SECONDS

1

2

AMPLITUDE

ORIGINAL CLAW

TIME IN SECONDS

1

2

QUIVER HOOD FINISH OPTIONS:

LOST CAMO® XD

LOST CAMO®

BLACK

COLORSHIELD™ HOOD INSERT COLOR OPTIONS:

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ZEBRA

®

HIGH PERFORMANCE BOWSTRING & CABLE

With over $9,000,000 in tournament wins to its

BUILD IT

name, Zebra® Bowstrings have long been regarded as the most accurate bowstring in the world.

YOUR WAY. Create a signature look, or mix it up every season. Either way, it’s never too late to customize your bow. MATHEWSINC.COM / BOWBUILDER

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ZEBRA

®

HIGH PERFORMANCE BOWSTRING & CABLE

With over $9,000,000 in tournament wins to its

BUILD IT

name, Zebra® Bowstrings have long been regarded as the most accurate bowstring in the world.

YOUR WAY. Create a signature look, or mix it up every season. Either way, it’s never too late to customize your bow. MATHEWSINC.COM / BOWBUILDER

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Mathews APPAREL ®

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Mathews APPAREL ®

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