2021 Mathews TRX 38 G2 and TRX 34

For 2021, Mathews introduced the TRX 38G2 and TRX 34 compound bows to its target lineup. In this video, Lancaster Archery Supply’s P.J. Reilly runs through the specs and features of both bows.

The TRX 34 is going to be an excellent choice for either bowhunters or for target archers – especially target archers with a shorter draw length.

The TRX 38 G2 is an updated version of the TRX 38, to include the CX-3 cam and new riser geometry. This is going to be a great choice for 3D, indoor and outdoor target archery.

Mathews VXR Series 2020 Compound Bows Review

Mathews Archery launched the VXR Series bows as its flagship hunting line for 2020.

Watch here as Lancaster Archery Supply’s P.J. Reilly runs through the features and technologies built into these bows, which are the VXR 28 and the VXR 31.

Mathews took a lot of the technology built into its 2019 Vertix line, such as the Switchweight Mods, and put it into the VXR line. The Switchweight Mods allow an archer to change the weight range of a particular bow simply by changing mods. Previously, changing the weight range required changing limbs.

The VXR 28 is sure to be a hit with bowhunters, while the VXR 31 will be a great choice for bowhunters or 3D archers as well.

2018 Mathews Triax

Mathews has introduced the Triax as its flagship hunting bow for 2018. In this video, LAS TechXpert P.J. Reilly reviews the main features of this compound bow.

The Triax measures 28 inches, axle to axle, and has a 6-inch brace height. The IBO speed rating is 343 feet per second.

The bow has wide limbs to support Mathews’ Crosscentric cam, which is very powerful, yet smooth to draw. With the cams, an archer can choose mods that feature either 75 percent or 85 percent letoff.

One of the unique features of this bow is the Enhanced Harmonic Stabilizer. It’s a vibration damper located at the front of the bow, below the grip, which kills virtually all hand shock in the bow.

Mathews 2018 TRX 38

A year after Mathews unveiled the TRX-7 and TRX-8 target bows, they’ve come out with the TRX 38 for 2018.

As its name suggests, the TRX 38 is a 38-inch-long bow, down from the 40-inch TRX bows released in 2017. Mathews believes the 38-inch length will fit more shooters, some of whom balked at the 40-inch bow.

The TRX 38 features a 7.5-inch brace height, and it comes in maximum draw weights of 50, 60 and 70 pounds. The IBO speed rating is 328 feet per second.

The cam is the same mini crosscentric cam employed by the TRX, and it is mod based for draw lengths, which are available in half-inch increments from 23-30 inches. Archers can choose between the standard 80-percent let-off mod and the new, “70-Valley mod.”

The new mod features 70 percent let-off, and it has just a little deeper valley than normal, so the bow doesn’t feel like it wants to lurch forward when you come to anchor at full draw.

Overall, the TRX 38 is a very nice shooting bow with virtually no recoil. It’s sure to be as successful on the competition line as its predecessor.

Podcast: Jesse Broadwater, 2017 OPA Champion

In the world of professional, competitive compound archery, Jesse Broadwater is Mr. Consistency. He always seems to be at or near the top of the leader board.


After shooting for Hoyt Archery for many years, Broadwater in 2017 switched to shooting for Mathews Inc. – a move that surprised many in the archery community. Eager to prove that he could win with a Mathews bow in his hand, Broadwater was victorious at a World Cup indoor competition in Las Vegas in February, but then struggled to ascend the podium at tournaments over the following five months.

That set the stage for the 2017 Organization of Professional Archery (OPA) tournament in late July. Broadwater finished second there in 2016, narrowly losing in a thrilling shoot-off to Chance Beaubouef.

In this podcast, we talk to Broadwater the day before he won the 2017 OPA tournament. He talks about the technical issues he wrestled with in switching from Hoyt to Mathews bows, his drive to win with his new bow and the pain he felt after finishing second at the 2016 OPA.

In this podcast, you will learn:

  • How a Mathews bow feels different to Broadwater than a Hoyt.
  • What his favorite archery game is, and why he likes it.
  • How he approaches social media so his messages don’t seem forced on his fans.
  • How he develops a strategy for a two-day competition like OPA to put himself in a position to win.
  • What he thinks of the state of professional archery today, and how fast he sees prize money rising.

“Us as shooters, we know we have to be 100% confident. We know what we need to train for. We know what we need to be shooting. We know what kind of money is out there.”


Mathews Halon X review

The Mathews Halon X compound bow was unveiled to the public at the 2016 Archery Trade Association show. In this video shot at ATA, Mathews engineer Jason Thurow discusses this new bow with Lancaster Archery Supply TechXPert P.J. Reilly.

While similar to the Halon released by Mathews late in 2015, the Halon X is longer, at 35 inches axle to axle, the brace height is fixed at 7 inches and the cam is a bit smaller than the Halon’s.

What you end up with in the Halon X, is a bow that’s designed to be forgiving, with a gentle draw cycle, which makes it ideal for target archers as well as hunters.

2016 Mathews Halon Review

The 2016 Mathews Halon is out and Lancaster Archery Supply has it in our Pro Shop, among the other 2016 Mathews bows. In this video, Lancaster Archery TechXPert P.J. Reilly gives a rundown of some of the features and functions of the Halon, which is the flagship bow for Mathews in 2016.

This is a 30-inch bow available in 5-, 6- and 7-inch brace height versions. Halon features Mathews’ new, dual Crosscentric cams, which deliver incredible power, while still allowing for a smooth draw cycle.

To handle that power, without delivering any shock to your hand at the shot, the Halon has a beefy, dual-bridged riser and wide limbs.

It’s available in five different finishes, 75- or 85-percent letoff and draw lengths ranging from 24 to 32 inches.

Stop by the Lancaster Archery Pro Shop at 2195-A Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA, to test out the 2016 Mathews Halon.