Mission Journey Review
The Journey is a great back-up bow to the Switchback XT, as well as a first-choice bow for anyone. Its 31 axle-to-axle length makes it easy to move around in the woods, and its long riser and 7.5 brace height provide the shootability that both new and experienced archers demand.
Riser & Limbs
The Advantage Max-4 dipped camo finish on the Journey provides the same durability that Mathews is known for, and Mission was able to reduce the overall weight to 4.25 lbs without sacrificing strength.
Aftermarket grips will help alleviate torquing and hand placement issues, and the grips are easy to remove and replace, so an uncomfortable grip shouldn’t deter you from considering this bow.
The Journey bow uses Zebra Hybrid strings, which are a step down from the Zebra Barracuda strings found on higher-end Mathews bows. You should consider shooting it a few times to let the string settle in before tuning it, as some stretch may cause the specs to be slightly off.
The Mission Journey bow has a perimeter weighted single cam and idler wheel, which allows for a super smooth draw with speeds up to 315 fps IBO and 80% let-off. Cams for the Journey are available in 1/2 increments to meet draw lengths of 25-30.
Draw Cycle / Shootability
Even though it doesn’t have as many dampers as the Switchback XT, the Journey is a 31″ bow with a 7.5″ brace height and an axle-to-axle length that makes it easy to maneuver. After release, the shot is quiet and has very little vibration.
The Journey’s silencing package includes Cable-X silencers and string suppressors at the limb tips; overall, the silencing and vibration elimination packages do their job to produce a smooth shot; however, Mission did not include harmonic dampers in the riser, so this bow does not suffer.
Comparison: Mission Journey vs Mathews Switchback XT
After the shot, the Mathews Switchback XT has a roller guard and dampers to reduce riser vibration.
The Mission Journey is a hunting bow that can also be used for 3D shooting, with a brace height of 7.5 that provides target archers with the forgiveness they desire while also being fast enough to keep up with speed bows on the 3D course.
Because they are no longer manufactured, you will most likely only find used models. Buying one used can save you hundreds of dollars over newer Mission models, and it would be difficult to find a new one that matches the performance.
The Mission Journey is nearly identical to the Mathews Switchback XT, with a 315 fps IBO speed that ensures it can take down big game, and a short axle-to-axle that makes it ideal for hunting and a great bow for any level archer.
How do you increase the draw weight on a Hoyt compound bow?
How do I adjust the draw weight of my bow? You can easily adjust the draw weight of your bow by turning the weight adjustment bolt or limb bolt (tiller bolt on recurve bows) clockwise or counterclockwise, with the top and bottom adjustment bolts turned in equal amounts.
Are mission bows any good?
They’re both light, compact, smooth drawing, and highly adjustable, with a new grip design that’s slimmer and fits nicely in the hand. The new cam design on both bows allows for a silky smooth draw that’ll rival nearly any bow out there, and they’re both priced competitively.
How do you increase your draw weight on mission bow?
Draw weight adjustments can be made by turning the limb bolt counter-clockwise with a 7/32u2032u2032 Allen wrench (except for Menaceu00ae, which requires a 3/16u2032u2032 Allen wrench). It is important to adjust both limb bolts in the same amount.
Is 70 lb draw too much?
A bow with a peak weight of 70 pounds and an 80% let-off, for example, should have a holding weight of around 14 pounds. Being able to hold a bow at full draw for 30 seconds is great, but if you’re shaking, struggling, and exhausted at the end of that time, you won’t be able to make an ethical shot.
What might happen if an arrow is too short for the bow?
When an arrow is released from the bow, it bends, which is known as “archer’s paradox.” If your arrows are too light or heavy spined for your bow, the “archer’s paradox” movements will be extreme, resulting in poor arrow flight and accuracy. (It’s better to err on the stiff, or too heavily spined, side.)
How do I measure my draw length?
To determine your draw length, stand with your back to a wall and stretch your arms out against the wall, measuring the distance between the tips of your middle fingers to the tips of your other middle fingers, or the length of both arms, hands, and chest. Subtract 15 from this measurement and divide by two to get your draw length.
How do you change the draw length on a Mathews compound bow?
To increase draw length, rotate the adjustment wheels on the cam one mark up or one mark down; for example, if you want to reduce the current draw length of the bow by 1 inch and the cam is set to mark “C” or “3,” rotate the wheel to mark “B” or “2.”
How long should my arrows be for a 29 inch draw?
According to our experience, if you use a 29u2032u2032 draw with compound bows, the arrow length should be 27.5u2032u2032 (29u2032u2032 u2013 1.5u2032u2032). This allows the arrow to comfortably fit on the arrow rest, but make sure your riser measurement matches up before purchasing a large quantity of arrow.
Is the mission Hammr a good bow?
The Mission Hammr is the ideal solution for growing archers, thanks to our Fast Fit cam technology, which offers half-inch draw weights for a wider range of adjustability and is faster and easier to adjust than ever before.
Are mission bows made by Mathews?
Quality Craftsmanship Made in the U.S.A. From start to finish, your bow is engineered and built by the same team that produces our high-end Mathews bows, in the same quality-controlled confines of our factory in Sparta, Wisconsin.