I am in the process of building what I believe will be the ultimate high altitude mule deer hunting bow. I feel that the ultimate backcountry bow needs to be of simple design, extremely smooth draw cycle and a hard back wall. With that being said, I have decided to go with the Mathews No Cam HTR in 2015.
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The Mathews No Cam fresh out of the box.[/caption]
Normally, I do all of my own bow setup work but in this particular case, I decided to have my good friend Evan Williams set the bow up for me. Other than myself, Evan is the only other person I would trust to work on my bow.
STEP 1 - INSTALLATION OF PIRANHA CUSTOM BOWSTRING
The first step was to replace the stock string with a custom string by Piranha Custom Bowstrings in Cortez, Colorado. The owner, Eddy Erautt, puts out the finest quality strings made with BCY 452X fibers. Eddy only uses speckled colors by BCY so that all your string material comes off the same spool. The reason for this is when you use two colors from two different spools, the dyes in each color will allow each string to stretch more than the other. Also, the wax content from spool to spool varies resulting in an unbalanced string.
I decided on the fluorescent green/black.
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The No Cam with Piranha string installed.[/caption]
STEP 2 - INSTALLATION OF SCHAFFER ARCHERY OPPOSITION LITE ARROW REST
The second step was to install the Opposition Lite arrow rest by Schaffer Archery. I have been using this rest ever since John Schaffer first released it. The full containment on this rest is second to none. I have never had an issue in all the years I have used this rest so it was an easy choice when it came time to select a rest for the No Cam.
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I have used the Schaffer Opposition rest exclusively on all my bows since its release many years ago.[/caption]
STEP 3 - INSTALLATION OF HHA ARCHERY OPTIMIZER LITE ULTRA SIGHT
The third step was to install the Optimizer Lite Ultra sight by HHA Archery. I knew I wanted to go with a single pin sight and have had my eyes on HHA sights for quite some time now. After additional research, it solidified my decision to go with HHA. The quality of their sights are superb and its no wonder why they are the leaders when it comes to slider sights.
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HHA Archery are the leaders when it comes to single pin sight technology.[/caption]
STEP 4 - D LOOP INSTALLATION
The fourth step was to install the D-loop on the string.
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A fluorescent green D-Loop to match the green theme.[/caption]
STEP 5 - ESTABLISH DRAW WEIGHT
Once the D-Loop was installed, the No Cam was drawn back numerous times to establish the true max poundage. As it turns out, it came in right at 71.8 lbs.
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The No Cam limbs maxed out at 71.8 lbs.[/caption]
STEP 6 - PEEP INSTALLATION
The sixth step was to install the peep. Based on my previous bow setup, I knew that the center of the peep needed to be 3 3/8" above the center of the arrow shaft so that is where I had Evan install it since I could not be there at the time of setup.
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The peep was installed 3 3/8" above the center of the arrow shaft.[/caption]
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We went with a 3/16" peep which gives me a view slightly larger than the sight's pin guard.[/caption]
STEP 7 - INSTALLATION OF TIGHTSPOT QUIVER
The seventh step was to install the TightSpot 3-arrow quiver. I waited quite a few years for Joe Jacks to come out with a 3-arrow quiver and he finally did this year. Once I heard this news, it was an easy choice on which quiver I would be going with.
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The TightSpot 3-arrow quiver is perfect for hunting mulies in the high country.[/caption]
STEP 8 - STABILIZER INSTALLATION
The eighth step was to install the stabilizer and wrist strap. I chose the Ktech Designs Tech 5 Twin stabilizer. It utilizes the same Gridlock design that Mathews uses on their risers and comes with both a Mathews Harmonic Stabilizer and Harmonic Damper.
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The Ktech stabilizer is a perfect match for the Mathews No Cam.[/caption]
THE COMPLETE BOW
.......and finally, the complete bow with all accessories. Ready for initial paper tune.
STEP 9 - SHOOTING PAPER
Evan did an amazing job on this. No lasers....simply using his eyes. Pinch nock high through burger hole and roughly 1/16" inside center....BOOM....bullet hole first arrow!
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First arrow.....bullet hole![/caption]
STEP 10 - SIGHTING IN
To be continued.....waiting on CX arrow shafts
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