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Old 01-29-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default Mathews Icon????

I would appreciate any and all feedback on the Mathews Icon. I'm really thinking of buying one. I love the nice smooth draw!

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Old 01-29-2003, 04:06 PM   #2
 
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BOWFANATIC - it is an awsome bow. I have one for 3-D & Indoor & it is a first class bow. very little hand shock, quiet, smooth, and a pleasure to shoot. for hunting I tend to still like the Q2XL a little better but the Icon is the real deal if you want a great bow ffor paper punching...it wouldn't be bad at all for smacking deer either!

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Old 01-29-2003, 04:35 PM   #3
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Thanks OB! Just curious , why dont you hunt with the Icon? The specs are pretty close to the Q2XL minus a few fps. I've been having problems with my shoulder lately and figured I would try to find something for both hunting and 3d that draws smooth. I cannot find a more smoother drawing bow than the Icon. It shoots great also! The only thing I dont like is the grip but I can customize the stock grip.


One other question , I've heard alot of talk about Mathews limb pockets , their new and improved for 2003. Is this something I should be leary of? Should I purchase a 2003 Icon for this reason? I could probably get a better deal on a 2002 but I wont bother if this is a big deal.

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Old 01-29-2003, 04:38 PM   #4
 
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It's in Kiwi green with black limbs & a tox 5300 target sight! lol - too good looking to hunt with!



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Old 01-29-2003, 05:02 PM   #5
 
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oh the 2002 & 2003 Icon are the same. The new pockets are on the LX & Conquest 3.

You might want to check out the new LX before you buy, I thought it was a really smooth shooting bow.

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Old 01-29-2003, 06:19 PM   #6
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I had one for a brief time.

Pros: The quietest bow I've heard in years, Super smooth draw. Very accurate.

Cons: Felt "clunky" i.e. didn't balance well for me. I've heard some folks say they got good speed out of theirs but I never could(not that it was designed for speed anyway). Like all Straightline type cams the valley is too sensitive for my tastes.

Personally I think the Rival Pro was the better bow for the application it and ICON are geared towards.



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Old 01-29-2003, 06:57 PM   #7
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In September I ran across two guys hunting elk with the Icon. One of the guys owned a bow shop so he could shoot whatever he wanted. they both loved the bow.

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Old 01-30-2003, 07:45 AM   #8
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Thanks guys! I've made up my mind. I will be the proud new owner of a Mathews Icon<img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 01-30-2003, 08:56 PM   #9
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WOW! BOWFANATIC is going over to the dark side!

Can`t say as I blame ya, they are sweet. I`ll stay in the Hoyt camp for now.

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My New 2003 Rootbeer Icon should be in the end of next week. Can' t wait.
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