Mathews Monster XLR8 Compound Bow
The Mathews Monster XLR8 compound bow is a McPherson series bow from the Mathews company. This is the bow that has taken over Mathews' claim of being the fasttest dual cam ever built and on top of that comes the claim that it's also the most efficient.
The Mathews Monster XLR8 uses new cam technology known as AVS Technology. This stands for Advanced Vectoring System and it is the dual cam system that drives the bow. It is also the cam system that was used on the original Monster.
The speed has been bumped up once again from the speed capable of the Monster with a rated IBO speed that the company has simply listed as 360 fps. We're not sure if that means that they felt that hte bow could fire infinitely faster or if they got to 361 and decided that's as far as they needed to test.
Browse through the various Mathews Monster XLR8 compound bows when they are displayed for sale below. You will also find a list of bow features further down the page as well as the bow specifications to give you a good idea of the type of bow that is being reviewed and offered here.
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09 Mathews Monster XLR8
Time Remaining: 4d 5h 38m
Bow Features :
Harmonic Dampening System
Quad V-Lock Limbs
Dead End String Stop
In Line Grip
Mathews Monster XLR8 Bow Specs
Draw Weights : 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 lbs
Draw Lengths : 23-30"
Axle to Axle : 33.5"
Brace Height : 5"
Mass Weight : 4.4 lbs
Effective Let Off : 80%
IBO Speed : 360+ fps
What they're saying about the Mathews Monster XLR8
The only real difference between the monster and xlr8 is the brace height. I would shoot the monster and see what you think before you get set on the xlr8. The shorter brace height of the xlr8 is going to make it less forgiving and the draw cycle has been reported to be pretty harsh on the monster, not sure if the cams are any more aggressive on the xlr8 or not but they increased IBO ratings by 10fps wehn they heard the omen was going to beat them by 6fps so that speed had to come from somewhere.