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Just picked up a new Mathews Traverse. Absolutely love the Bow. Smoothest drawing bow I've ever shot and dead in the hand. Dang quiet too
I looked at one here in WI just the other day. Did not shoot it but it certainly seems to handle well. I really liked the grip how the bow seemed to feel. If my dealer can set one up in my draw weight and length I'll certainly give it a try. I told him I'd be back in April, he said he'd be waiting.
I have been shooting one for about 10 months. I do like it but it could be used as a boat anchor. I wish Mathews would come up with a bow again that weighs about 3.5#s so when you add a sight and such it stays around 5#s not 8. Shawn
3.5 lbs??!! The carbon bows weigh more than that.
I think Uncle Ted is shooting one.
The Mathews Heli M is 3.5 pounds, released in 2012 I think
I have a Mathews Heli'M and thought it was sub four pounds, but according to ELKMAN they lied and it's closer to twelve :(
^^^ LOL now that's funny!
The Traverse is the one bow in Mathews lineup that I'm considering. so it's good to hear that you like it. I am kinda surprised that it's about 1/2 pound heavier than my old Drenalin, however.
I've had a chance to run a few arrows through the bow now and am very happy with it. I was shooting an Elite Ritual which is a nice bow but wanted the Traverse. I'm happy with the change. As far as the weight goes, the older I get, the heavier everything gets.
The Traverse weighs about 6 ounces more than Mathews advertises. I shoot mine very well it is just flat out heavy. Over 8#s with 3 arrows in my quiver! Shawn
4#s of accessories including quiver and arrows seems like a lot to me. What accessories are you using?
They probably weigh the bow before they put all the rubber, D-loop, brass knock points, etc on the strings. Don't know if all that adds up to a half pound.
Two piece quiver, HHA sight, Bee stinger stabilizer, wrist sling, v bar and 3 arrows with 175 grain heads. Shawn
I love mine, it shoots very very smooth! But it a little on the weighty side!
I switched back (No Pun Intended) to Mathews from Hoyt for the first time in almost 15 years. I was a Mathews shooter prior to shooting Hoyt's, but I felt they kind of went down hill for a long time.
If you are considering one, go for it, you won't be disappointed!
If the only complaint is weight.
My 2 cents would be to loose the B Stinger. It’s just dead weight on that bow.
No need for vibration dampening.
And they are too short to be a stabilizer.
So that is easy weight to lose.
No it's not, balances the bow as the Traverse is slightly too heavy, not as bad as some of the recent Mathews but still the stabilizer helps in many ways. Shawn
Grey Ghost, the Dren was 3.85 pounds. The Traverse is listed at 4.7. Almost a full pound heavier and probably is when fitted with all the dampening stuff. I had a Dren for awhile and it was a nice bow. Great bow for lugging through the mountains.
I’ve loved shooting my 60# Traverse this season. Very easy to draw and shoot. I use the side plates on mine. Sounds funny, but it doesn’t feel as heavy as the Halon 32 or the NoCam for some reason. It just balances a lot better. I use an MBG sight on mine.
Man I really enjoy shooting my Traverse. Smooth and easy to be consistent. There’s no weight issue...if you dwell on 1/2 a pound it’ll bother you, if you just carry your bow and shoot...there’s nothing to worry about.