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Mathews XL looking for advice
« on: May 16, 2017, 03:54:46 PM »
Hey all Iam new to archery never even shot one yet. I found a Mathews XL that I am interested in for a good price. My question is this a good bow for a starter unit
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Re: Mathews XL looking for advice
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 03:37:41 PM »
I'm thinking that's an old bow.

I would let a shop look at it first before you hand over any cash. Also make sure the draw length IS correct. If not  you wont shoot it well.

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Re: Mathews XL looking for advice
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 04:07:47 PM »
This could be a Q2XL which is at least 13 years old or maybe an LX which is 9-10 years old. Like already said make sure the draw length is correct for you or you may have to find a new cam. If its a Q2XL there were 2 models, one was up to a 30" draw ( I think ) and the other 30.5 - 31.5. If its the latter a new cam, string and cable could be required to change draw lengths. May be better off finding a newer bow  :twocents:
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Re: Mathews XL looking for advice
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 05:58:10 PM »
Draw length is set up at 28" . He said it can be set to 28.5" guess I should ask how old it is

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Re: Mathews XL looking for advice
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 06:33:51 PM »
Fit is more important than age, only problem with age is finding the parts to make it fit. Either one of those bows for the right price will be fine.
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Re: Mathews XL looking for advice
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 09:03:08 AM »
Think you could find a newer bow to start with. Find someone to help you that knows archery, I'd offer but think I'm to far away. Go to a shop and find out what your draw length is. Shoot some bows and see what draw weight is comfortable :twocents:
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Re: Mathews XL looking for advice
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 01:52:54 PM »
Think you could find a newer bow to start with. Find someone to help you that knows archery, I'd offer but think I'm to far away. Go to a shop and find out what your draw length is. Shoot some bows and see what draw weight is comfortable :twocents:

That is what I am going to do . I told the gentleman I would pass for now until I know what I want. Something newer sound good. I am going to get in touch with a local shop and go from there. I need to get moving though. Hunting season will be here before you know it.

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Re: Mathews XL looking for advice
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 02:16:48 PM »
Best of luck and with a good bow in hand you'll be ready in no time :tup:
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Re: Mathews XL looking for advice
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2017, 10:16:09 AM »
I ended up buying a New Hoyt maxpro. Thanks to all who offered advice. I am having a blast shooting it so far

 

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