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New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by Z-Rider » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:05 pm

I’ve seen a few mention of “breaking in” a new bow or new limbs by repeatedly cocking the bow and leaving it for several hours or over night, shooting it and repeating procedure. Can anyone weigh in on your “new bow” procedure and how it’s worked out for you so far?

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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by grouse » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 pm

i think that procedure is more to stretch a new string than to break in limbs. I doubt that it would have any effect on the limbs.
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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by janesy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:20 pm

Some do it, some dont. All your really doing is stretching the string on it faster so it settles down quicker.
Nothing stretches it faster than shooting it.

Set your brace height 3/8 above the bumpers and start shooting, twist the string up when it gets past 1/4".
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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by xcaliber » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:32 pm

grouse wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 pm
i think that procedure is more to stretch a new string than to break in limbs. I doubt that it would have any effect on the limbs.
Yep, set your brace height about 1/4" higher than the maximum mark on the rail, if it has one, or about 1/2" from the bumpers. Cock it over night, this will put a lot more force on the string, and help it quickly stretch in. I'm still kicking around getting a 380, or thinking maybe I'll hold out for an Assassin late spring.
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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by Boo » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:03 am

I've never done it and see no reason to do it.
BTW, as far as gluttony for speed, I think the 380 Matrix will continue to be a great, desirable bow for years to come. Great choice!
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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by BrotherRon » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:25 am

I'm with Boo on this one.
I have never left my bow cocked for any extended period of time except for while I was sitting in my stand. I do shoot quite a bit with a new string to settle it in, but the strings I have bought the last couple years have not stretched much at all. Some materials will stretch more than others, but my favorite string makers do a very good job of pre-stretching them. :)
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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by janesy » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:08 am

I did it with one of my bows, I don't recall with one.
Found out its way more fun to shoot it.
End result. Arrow goes fast.
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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by quake » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:36 pm

The Matrix 380 is a fine, fine bow. Congrats on your new purchase! Let us know what you think about it after you have a chance to shoot.
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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by Z-Rider » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:07 pm

Thanks for the insight everyone
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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by L. E. Carroll » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:28 am

Great Choice !
IMO, every X-bow collection ( be it 1 bow or many ) could do with a 380 Matrix. :wink:

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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by RobD » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:38 am

L. E. Carroll wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:28 am
Great Choice !
IMO, every X-bow collection ( be it 1 bow or many ) could do with a 380 Matrix. :wink:

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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by SEW » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:17 pm

I have a M380, 2 M405s and a BD400. My favorite one is the one I'm shooting at the time. I prefer the Matrix series to the Micro series.

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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by IronNoggin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:07 pm

Boo wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:03 am
I've never done it and see no reason to do it.
BTW, as far as gluttony for speed, I think the 380 Matrix will continue to be a great, desirable bow for years to come. Great choice!
Totally Concur.

And IMHO, Excalibur has made a drastic mistake by discontinuing The Best Bow they ever produced! :wink:
That being the Matrix 380 of course.
Ordering a back up set of limbs, and should now be Good For Life!

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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by Z-Rider » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:51 pm

Curious, what does a set of limbs cost for the M380?
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Re: New Matrix 380 in route, question!

Post by SEW » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:39 pm

Blemished limbs are $80 USD. Great investment. Many of us have them.

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