Mathews Atlas v Mathews V3 31

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  1. NebMo Hunter

    NebMo Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Im wanting to get something I can lower the poundage on and still fling 500+ grain arrows at a reasonable pace.
    The atlas seems to fit the things im wanting but when i saw one in person its huge! the long axle to to axle and brace height are positives when it comes to accuracy and margin of error, the IBO is great but the bow doesnt even fit on the display at the store.

    anyone hunt with a longer axle to axle bow? any issues arise?
     
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    The Atlas is 34" axle to axle, which is far from huge IMO. Most of us old farts started off hunting with bows that were 48" ATA or more and did just fine. You'll be perfectly fine with that bow in a treestand.
     
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    Side note: the Atlas has a minimum draw length of 29.5" and goes up to 34". It's meant for bigger people with long arms. Just something to keep in mind before you get too far along your decision-making process.
     
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    i used to shoot 31 inch draw but backed it down to 30.
    im 6'4 with monkey arms
     
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    When I started I shot a 48in ATA bow. I have also shot my 64in longbow out of a tree stand. You just need to practice with what ever you get. You can make any bow work from a stand.
     
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    just shot the v3 31 and the atlas
    man are those bows nicer than my 2014 year bowtech!
    shooting both back to back maybe 10 arrows through each i came to the conclusion that i like the atlas more.
    30 inches draw weight just over 60 pounds, consistent pull no weird humps, backwall was solid.

    just have to figure out if i should spend that kind of money.
     
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    Going in blind on a "hang n hunt" stand can be problematic with any bow, even short ones.
    If you pre hang stands, length shouldn't matter as you know ahead of time what limbs can interfere.
     
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    i hunt preset stands and we clear limbs/branches yearly.
    on some of the ladder stands with "shooting rails" i chucked those things years ago when bottom cam hit one.

    when shooting the atlas it didnt feel as cumbersome as it looks on the rack. the V3 felt "hotter" but i dont care as much about that, with either bow the handful of fps will make no real difference in my hunting/shooting situations
     

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