I got a bit of a late start on Day 2 of the Mathews Retailer Business Show. (I’ll just say Starbucks is a good place to get coffee and not sandwiches.) I had to turn in for an early night on the first day and missed Craig Campbell’s concert. Nevertheless, I was able to make my way around the show floor with even more focus than the previous day.
Being this is a Mathews event, I definitely need to tell you about the great new customizable quiver that Mathews released at the show. It’s the new ArrowWeb CT. It comes in a four- or six-arrow configuration. You can pick either Lost camo, tactical or black for the primary color of the quiver, and you can select up to 10 other color chips/inserts. The colors include: yellow, white, gray, black, red, purple, pink, orange, green and blue. To get all the details about this new quiver, click here.
Mission (owned by Mathews) also released two new crossbows for all the horizontal bow hunters to drool over. First is the MXB-400, which weighs only 6.55 pounds and shoots at an incredible 400 fps; no doubt, it will be one of the premiere crossbows on the market in 2014. MSRP: $1,299.
Next is the MXB-Dagger (I dig the name), which weighs even less than the 400 at only 6.3 pounds, but shoots a little slower at 340 fps. The Dagger won’t slash your bank account nearly as much as the 400 being it only—MSRP is $799. For more info, go to MissionArchery.com.
Worth a mention is the new RSD (Removable Silent Draw) System. The RSD is compatible with all of the MXB crossbows Mission has to offer, and it’s virtually void of all noise. This means you’ll be able to cock your crossbow in the field without alerting any critters. For more info, go to MissionArchery.com.
I also ran across two bonus accessories worthy of mention. They’re made specifically for bow hunters, and are sure to make your next hunt more fun.
1. The Tactacam is a 1080p HD video camera the fits directly on your bow like a stabilizer. It has an easy-to-use, one-button operation that vibrates to indicate different functions. It’s waterproof and it allows 2+ hours of recording time. If you hunt with a crossbow or a gun, it comes with an adapter so you can film any hunt.
2. The Predator light from NAP is a sweet bow hunting-specific light, which will come in three different configurations: one for hog hunting; one for bow fishing; and a tactical version. The 3-watt CREE LED beam reaches 100 yard and runs on a CR-123 camera battery. My favorite feature is that it has vibration dampers built into the light. Both the hog and bow fishing version retail for $69 and the tactical version is $79. Be on the lookout for these to launch next week on NewArchery.com.
That’s all I have for a quick recap from Day 2. Check back tomorrow for highlights from the third day of the show.