Bow / HuntingVXR31.5

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The extended, six-bridge riser on the 2020 VXR was designed to cut weight, while adding strength and stability. It holds like a target bow, while maintaining the maneuverability of a compact hunting rig. This new platform increased cam efficiencies and enhanced the effects of 3D damping to create the most stable, stealthy platform we’ve ever built.

Axle-to-Axle 31.5"
Brace Height 6"
IBO Rating 343 FPS

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Brace Height 6"
IBO Rating Up to 343 FPS
Axle-to-Axle 31.5"
Draw Weight 60, 65, 70 & 75
Draw Lengths 26.5" - 31"
Let-Off 80 or 85%
Physical Weight 4.66 LBS
CAM Crosscentric w/ Switchweight Technology
MSRP $1199

Feature TechExtended Six-Bridge Riser

Stability is key to accuracy – taking a strategic approach to the riser design led to a platform that cut weight while maintaining maximum rigidity in critical areas. This new riser design allows the VXR to hold like a target bow and handle like a dagger.

Feature TechSCS Compatible

Compatible with our new silent connect system kit, a versatile add-on that allows for quick and silent attachment of our New Mathews genuine bow rope and bow sling.

Style Your Stealth

Go behind the scenes of our pre-launch field testing process we refer to as the
PROVING GROUND.

Reviews

  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Scott R

    5 out of 5 Converted to my first Mathews

    Scott R

    I’ve been shooting bows for over 40 years and had never shot or used a Mathews. My previous bow was coming up on 10 years old and decided it was time for an upgrade. I was blown away at how smooth and easy this bow was to shoot. It setup super simple and has been thee most accurate compound I have ever owned. Thank you for making such a great product.

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  2. 5 out of 5 people found this helpful
    Richard Winters

    5 out of 5 I had no intention of buying it in fact I would not have picked it even as an option!

    Richard Winters

    I am an outfitter/guide of 25 years in Montana and an avid archery gear junkie. I have shot everything under the sun. I shot his bow at my local pro shop and it was between this bow and another company. I mentioned to the owner that I would buy it right now but I wanted to test it ay 70 yards with a fixed blade and a field point and see how it would do compared to the other bow. 10 minutes later we were on our way to my house which has a private archery range where I can shoot long distance. Long story short. Because of my past, I had a lot of prejudice about MATHEWS and did not want to like this bow and had no idea what the test shooting results would be. Well. it was crazy how much easier it was to hold and acquire the target as well as the mind-blowing groups I had with both field points and broadheads with this bow.
    OUT OF THE BOX!! MATHEWS this bow has made it impossible to ignore. It is a mind-blowing weapon that I CAN’T WAIT TO UNLEASH THIS FALL. WELL DONE! Just a piece of advice for anyone that is going to test this bow with broadheads and field points at long range. BRING LOTS OF ARROWS. When you shoot this bow you will be destroying lots of them because your groups will be scary tight!

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  3. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Kevin Hetrick

    5 out of 5

    Kevin Hetrick

    Great bow, probably the best shooting Mathews bow that I have shot. No vibration, extremely smooth.

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  4. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    John C Daily

    5 out of 5 I made the switch.

    John C Daily

    I have never owned a mathews bow in my life. I could never get used to how top heavy they felt to me. I wont mention the the other brand I used for a decade because as they still make a good product it just didn’t stand it’s ground next to the new vxr 31.5. All I can say is perfection is difficult to obtain, but Mathews archery has gained my business with a perfect bow for me. Couldn’t be more happy about making the switch. Thank you for your pursuit to be the best, paying off.

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  5. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    jcdaily5

    5 out of 5 I'm a believer

    jcdaily5

    Absolutely amazing bow.

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  6. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    Chuck Henzy

    5 out of 5 Stable

    Chuck Henzy

    31.5 VXR is the most stable bow that I have ever shot from Mathews’ hunting lineup. You could shoot it with no stabilizer system at all if you chose to. No kick when you release. No hand shock what so ever. Very dead in the hand. Compared to two other major companies, it is a world of difference. Others were loud and had horrible hand shock. I can’t wait for my bow to arrive. 6-8 weeks is agonizing but well worth it. I am at about 4 weeks now. Almost as exciting as waiting for my kids to be born

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  7. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    tl_keller

    5 out of 5 First Mathews bow

    tl_keller

    Recently bought the Mathews VXR 31.5, totally dead in hand, super silent just an amazing piece on quality American craftsmanship PERIOD.👍👍👍👍👍

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  8. 14 out of 14 people found this helpful
    Douglas Woody Ousley

    5 out of 5 VXR 31.5...Steady as a Rock’

    Douglas Woody Ousley

    After buying a Vertix and Triax I thought my stable was complete. Well I was wrong! I told myself i would hold off on a new bow when they release but the hype got to me when the VXR line came out. I went to my shop on release date and shot the 31.5 and 3 days later when my shop had others come in to sale I bought one in the new Ambush green. My season was still open in Kansas so I had to get this bow setup fast. After getting my bow setup it didn’t take long to get settled behind this bow to feel confident for my hunt. The next morning I had a doe tag to fill and soon after…this nice doe came by and this bow drew so smooth and on the shot she never heard nothing. I made a perfect 28 yard pop through the timber and she was down in 50 yards. Just so amazing how quiet this bow is.

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  9. 11 out of 12 people found this helpful
    jbaile35

    5 out of 5 The Awesome VXR 31.5

    jbaile35

    I’m blown away again with a bow as stable and as quiet as the Vertix, again from the Halon 6, Triax and now VXR. It really helps me to be able to shoot out to 100 yards with very little effort. Like I said before how can Mathews beat the Vertix, well to me this is the Vertix on steroids. Great Job Mathews.
    Thanks for building another phenomenal bow with me in mind.
    Love the Green Ambush.
    Ice man

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  10. 7 out of 8 people found this helpful
    Chris Preston

    5 out of 5

    Chris Preston

    Absolutely amazing. I’ve owned the Legacy, the Switchback and then the Z7 Extreme. I bought all these bows new when they came out. The were all great bows and performed very well. Two years ago I went to a different brand. I tried the new 31.5 VXR the day they were released. I bought it the next day. It is the smoothest and quietest bow I have ever seen. The stability of the long riser has really increased my accuracy. I really believe Mathews builds the best bows on the market.

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  11. 7 out of 8 people found this helpful
    Jay Jones

    5 out of 5 VXR convinced..!!!

    Jay Jones

    The 2020 Mathews VXR is a very nice bow. Coming from a Mathews Helium the VXR is different experience. The VXR is Quiet and balanced. At full draw the bow is very stable and seems to linger on target. After the shot feel is virtually uneventful. The draw is smooth and poundage builds early in the draw where it drops off into the valley where a firm back wall awaits. The fit and finish is superb as one would expect from Mathews. The utility of the switch weight modules is a welcome addition the compound bow world. I give this bow a full endorsement. If you think you would like the VXR, go pull the sting on one and become convinced.

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  12. 1 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Benson

    5 out of 5 Everything and more I thought it would be!!!!

    Benson

    Very very durable bow. EXTREMELY accurate and almost eery quiet. Definitely worth the money! The only thing I “don’t like” 😉 about Mathews is that they convice me every year to spend more money on their new bows 🙂 with their consistent improvisations. Amazing work Mathews!

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  13. Steven

    5 out of 5

    Steven

    This bow it’s super smooth to drawback super quiet I’m super impressed with it

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  14. Michael Feravolo

    5 out of 5 I am amazed by this bow!

    Michael Feravolo

    I have been researching and testing bows for the past three years and have considered upgrading from my Carbon Spyder to the Mathews Triax. I loved the feel of the Triax but wanted a longer axle to axle. Along came the Vertix but I was out of commission due to an injury. Then Mathews released the VXR 31.5 bow. This bow captured it all for me. From the first draw to release it felt extremely comfortable and stable even without a weighted stabilizer or other accessories. I purchased it the same day from my local sports shop and have been happy ever since. This bow is a joy to shoot and it has already given me the confidence for field use weeks after purchase. If you have not tried this bow yet take the time to do so. You will be amazed how quite and dead in the hand this bow feels, let alone how comfortable the draw cycle is. Accuracy is outstanding on this bow once you zero in your sight. It feels so satisfying to have purchased such a fine piece of American made equipment. Thank you Mathews!

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  15. Eddie Rodz

    5 out of 5 Truly simple

    Eddie Rodz

    Coming off Hoyt Nitrum, Hoyt Carbon Defiant and other Hoyts, I was blown away by how simple the set up on this bow was and how amazing it shot. Took me 3 shots to tune.

    New shooter to Mathews Bows and it looks like I’ll be here for a while!

    Thanks Mathews Inc. for an awesome bow!

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  16. Jim Kinsey

    5 out of 5 Jim Kinsey ~ Host Advanture Hunter

    Jim Kinsey

    The Mathews VXR 31.5 is hands down my favorite bow to date. I’ve been shooting it for several months now and I’m beyond impressed. My groups are tight and this bow is super easy to maneuver. The VXR gives me the confidence I need to make the most of any opportunity presented knowing my shot will be straight and true.

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  17. Brandon

    5 out of 5 Dead in the hands

    Brandon

    Best bow ever shoots awesome keeps on target very steady.

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  18. richard.smith8933

    5 out of 5 Walked in expecting to buy a Traverse..... Plans changed...

    richard.smith8933

    I was leaning towards the Traverse but then shot the VXR 31.5 last minute. They both shot incredible but I really liked that the VXR had a shorter ATA with a longer riser. My local shop was fantastic and had it set up, tuned and sighted in at 20yrds in no time. Couldn’t be more dead in the hand after the shot. Holds very steady even with just a run of the mill 6″ front stabilizer. Back wall is solid. Bow is whisper quiet right out of the box. Most importantly after about 5 groups with it I decided I couldn’t shoot a full group at the same spot on the target anymore for the sake of my arrows 😁.
    It’s pretty close to not being fair that it’s this good! And I’ve only owned it a couple hours! Couldn’t be happier!!!!

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  19. Justin mckowen

    5 out of 5

    Justin mckowen

    I haven’t had a bow since the Hoyt havoc in early 2000’s,I was really set on buying the flagship Hoyt since I had such good luck with havoc,but after shooting flagship Hoyt and vxr 28 at a bow shop I was blown away, never felt a bow with zero hand vibration,I ordered the vxr 31.5 and so glad I did, your engineers are absolutely brilliant,what a amazing American product!

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  20. Keith Sandy

    5 out of 5 Amazing Bow!

    Keith Sandy

    From the minute I picked up the VRX and shot it I was sold, dead in hand and quiet! Both my wife and I went to the archery shop with the intentions of buying other bows but when we shot them side by side with the VXR there were no comparisons. Great Bow, good job Mathews!

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  21. Steve Hilligoss

    5 out of 5 THE VXR 31.5 IS TRULY AN UPGRADE

    Steve Hilligoss

    Because of Covid-19, my VXR 31.5 came in June. It was ordered in February. It was worth the wait. This bow is awesome!

    Fit and finish, the Ambush Green is very well done.
    Balance, does not have that “top heavy” feel my older Mathews bows have had.
    Draw, smooth with no hump and dump at 30.5”. Stiff up front similar to my Vertix and Halon 32.
    Valley, nice without a big drop, short, which keeps me in the shot, similar to my Vertix and Halon 32.
    Vibration and noise, none, zero, the quietest bow I have shot or heard. Quieter than the Vertix, if that is possible.
    Weight, heavy similar to the Vertix and Halon 32. Very much like all aluminum 2020 bows.
    Hold, phenomenal, holds like it is longer than it is. Granted, I have only had it out to 40 yards so far. I will see how it does at 80 yards.

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  22. john bartol

    5 out of 5 First Mathews after 10 years of hoyt

    john bartol

    As many of the other stories below are stating I never expected to buy a new bow. Honestly if I did I was planning on waiting for the new carbon bow from Hoyt. Not that VXR needs any more hype but this thing is so dead in the hands it blew me away. Sent in the good ole RX-1 for this thing and was expecting to have to get use to the bow. Within the first 50 shots I was hitting groups like this consistently. I love this bow and honestly made me scratch my head on why I haven’t shot Mathews sooner. Btw photo show the group from 28 yards.

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  23. tirel.eeg

    5 out of 5 VXR KING FOR 2020

    tirel.eeg

    Couldn’t be happier. Shot this bow in comparison to other top tear bows for 2020.. There really wasn’t a comparison. What smooth drawing, dead in the hand, stable at draw, tack driver. Never had a bow I was as happy with. Grab one, you won’t regret it.

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  24. ryan.senn

    5 out of 5 Absolutely Amazing

    ryan.senn

    Let me start by saying that I’ve used Mathews bows since 2006 when I decided to upgrade my 16 year old Hoyt. The VXR 31.5 is now my third Mathews bow and I absolutely love it. I had a Swithback XT and a Heli-M prior to the VXR and almost bought a Vertix last year but decided to hold off. I’m glad I did!
    I truly believe that every manufacturer is producing quality bows so when deciding to upgrade, I shot every new model I could get my hands on. I shot the new models from Hoyt, Prime, Elite, Bow Tech, PSE, and a few others… even shot the Vertx for a side by side comparison to the VXR. Bottom line, my preference always led me back to the VXR in my comparisons. I think it is important to note that though I am a Mathews fan and customer, I place comfort, feel, accuracy, and fit above brand loyalty. This is important because I purchased the bow that felt the best and shot the best in every category I personally evaluated, not just because it was a Mathews.
    I shot both the 28 and the 31.5 VXR models and chose the 31.5 over the 28. I felt more stable with the 31.5 which was the final screening criteria for me and why I chose the 31.5 over the 28. However, either way you go with the VXR is a win.
    I haven’t had a chance to hunt with my VXR yet but of the arrows I’ve shot practicing, this is by far the best bow on the market in my opinion. Regardless of what arrow build I use, this bow is amazing.
    Great job, Mathews!

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  25. Johnathan

    5 out of 5 Confidence booster

    Johnathan

    I have bow hunted with an older bow for the last 25 years. I purchased the VXR in January and almost instantly became a more accurate and more confident shooter. I am shooting at distances now longer than I could only dream of with my older bow. The old adage “you get what you pay for,” is close to describing this bow. In my opinion, you get MORE than you pay for.

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  26. Brad Baker

    5 out of 5 What an upgrade!

    Brad Baker

    Finally upgraded after shooting a Mathews LX for 15 years. The recoil and noise are next to nothing. The back wall is rock solid and the long riser makes the bow hold steady. Got the bow set up with a 250 spine arrow and 150gr field point. 29.5″ draw at 75# sent a 490 grain arrow at 289 fps. 465 grain arrow at 299 fps. I’ve not shot a ton of other bows, but I can’t imagine one being any better than this VXR.

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  27. LES BELCHER

    5 out of 5 VXR 31.5 IS AMAZING

    LES BELCHER

    FIRST MATHEWS I’VE EVER OWNED. I AM EXTREMELY IMPRESSED WITH THE VXR. I’VE ONLY SHOT ONE BRAND OF BOW MY WHOLE LIFE UNTIL NOW AND THIS BY FAR IS THE BEST SHOOTING, SMOOTH AND QUIET BOW I’VE EVER OWNED.

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  28. Anthony

    5 out of 5

    Anthony

    Been shooting a non flagship bow for years now and this is my first flagship bow. Tried shooting a heap of different brands and styles of flagship bows in store and settled on the VXR. Couldn’t be happier with the bow. The grip is comfortable and your hand is able to find the same position with each shot. The draw cycle is incredibly smooth in comparison to the other flagship bows i trialled. The bow settles on target and does the work for you. Its incredibly stable on yhe target and the pins just dont move. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.

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  29. Mark

    5 out of 5

    Mark

    The best bow I’ve ever shot! And I’ve shot a lot of different bows. Smooth draw, no hand shock, super quite! Always regretted selling my Switchback now I feel like I have it back but even better. Long agonizing wait though but in the end well worth it! Thanks Mathews

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  30. Raptaman

    5 out of 5 THE PERFECT HUNTING BOW

    Raptaman

    I have used the Switch Back for 18 years, I have a Cape Buffalo hunt coming up and was looking for a bow with slightly more energy. Wow what a bow. It sits on target now floating around, grip is great, the only thing I have noticed is with shooting 1065 grain arrow I get a slight recoil back wards with the top of the bow, will have to add some extra weight to the front stabilizer. Otherwise perfect

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  31. Wilbur Dewberry

    5 out of 5 Loyal Mathews Bow customer

    Wilbur Dewberry

    I’ve had always been a Mathews customer ever since their first bow was introduced. My last new bow was a deer slaying Mathews Z7 back in 2010, and my wife had bought me the new 2020 VXR 31.5 for my birthday earlier this year. I tell ya I couldn’t be more pleased with this bow. This is a huge upgrade from my Z7 by leaps and bounds. Thank you Mathews for all the years of making a great bow. I will be forever a Mathews customer!

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  32. PA buck chaser

    5 out of 5 Just purchased

    PA buck chaser

    Another hoyt guy that switched so quit and no vibration it’s like nevee pulling release trigger impressive keep up the good work
    And right prices

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  33. Daniel Z Smith

    5 out of 5 best of best for 2020

    Daniel Z Smith

    Im not a Matthews guy, and currently do not shoot one. However I like to get out from year to year and shoot the new flagships when I can. This is hands down the best I shot for 2020. I was a little nervous about the weight of the bow, but I didn’t notice it as much as I thought I would. The bow I shot was also rigged out, and even with the extra weight it was by no means over encumbering. I was very impressed to draw a 70lb pound bow that wasn’t stiff up front, it honestly felt like a 60-65lb bow. No hand shock, no hard thump upon arrow release. I shot this bow indoors, and my friends that tagged along were very impressed at how quiet the bow was compared to others we had shot that day…and that was with a 377 gr. arrow. Kudos to Matthews on continuing to be innovative with their products. I have a new found respect for Matthews to keep a leg up on the competition because in all honestly some of the other companies bows I shot, should IMO be ashamed of what they released for what they are charging for it. I am highly considering picking this bow up for 2020.

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  34. Brian M Smith

    5 out of 5 WOW!!

    Brian M Smith

    The VXR 31.5 is my first MATHEWS bow and all I can say is WOW! It is by far the most accurate and stable bow I have ever shot. I have zero regrets or concerns about making the switch to MATHEWS. Can’t wait for hunting season.

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