|The contemporary Mathews Z7 bow exemplifies the reinvention of an ancient weapon in the modern age that meets all skill-levels.While the development of muskets and firearms drove the weapon into near extinction, it never died out completely. Nowadays, archers in every country on Earth covet a lightweight bow because of its flexibility, quietness, and accuracy. The Mathews Z7 bow is no exception. In fact, it is one of the most highly sought-after bows in the world, and with good reason.|
Accuracy, Strength and Speed
The single cam technology, invented by Mathews Archery company in 1992, reduced the complexity and advanced the bow mechanisms, making it synonymous with quality, accuracy, and high-end design, as well as a heritage revival in certain models.The Mathews Z7 bow was introduced in 2010 as a flagship model, which immediately became an attention grabber in the world of archery. Not only was the Z7 a very different looking bow, it was also an IBO ratings leader. While the interesting Grid Lock riser design initially raised a lot of eyebrows, it became an essential component of the bow function. Besides, the extreme deflex in the bow differs from many of its competitors’ designs. The limbs, which have very little bend, require the deflex to draw properly. It takes little to get used to the longer-than-average draw which combines with the short 30-inch height. This shorter height is very useful for hunters while shooting from a tree or a blind.
Mathews Z7 Bow Specifications
With short height and noteworthy deflex, the Mathews Z7 bow sports a particularly fast 337 IBO rating. The SphereLock Pivoting Limb pockets make for greater SE4 Composite limb control, allowing the limb load to be spread over a greater area and enabling the creation of a lightweight bow. Although the Z7 is not Mathew’s lightest bow, this 4-lbs Z7 does deliver a smooth overall performance.
The Z7 also comes with a string stopper dubbed the Dead End String Stop, which greatly reduces residual vibration as well as post-release noise, making the Mathews bow very stealthy indeed. The Reverse Assist Roller Guard is a new design that reverses the cables on the rollers’ string side, effectively reducing friction on the draw.
Suited to Hunters
While this lightweight bow is suited to competitive archery, its weight, height, and specifications make it a particularly formidable bow for hunting. The Reverse Assist Roller Guard is incredibly helpful when shooting from a distance, because the reduced friction on the draw improves accuracy greatly. The greater the distance from the target, the greater the amount of impact a slight jog to the left or the right will make on the aim. The Solocam improves the aim even further by smoothing the draw considerably. Hunters who prefer to set up in blinds or in trees and shoot from a shorter distance will appreciate the Dead End String stop, because of its post-release noise dampening. Deer and other prey are much less likely to spook, making a second shot possible in the event of a first time miss. Additionally, the low weight of the bow makes it a portable piece of equipment, and the available camouflage design aids in hiding the hunter from his or her target.
Reviews and Reception
The reception of the Mathews bow after its release in 2010 has largely been positive, even among archers who were initially skeptical of the bow’s physical characteristics. The bow delivers excellent speed, blending a very smooth draw with increased speed. For many bowmen and women, this combination makes for a perfect experience.The lightweight bow is available in black or camouflage, depending on the needs of the archer, and can be easily customized. The Mathews Z7 bow is also fully adjustable and can be equipped with a stabilizer and a sight to suit even the pickiest individual. For those used to longer bows, these modifications can make all the difference.
|IBO Speed||333 fps|
|Draw Weight||40#, 50#, 60#, 65#, 70#|
|Draw Length||25 in, 30 in|
|Overall Bow Length||30"|