It came with a lot of fanfare earlier this year. No cams. Really? Would that even work? A lot of people skeptical, especially longtime archery fanatics.
I was not one of them.
When Matt McPherson revealed his new No Cam® to bowhunting circles it set the industry on its ear. It still is. After having shot Mathews bows for nearly 20 years now, I just had a feeling that this one would live up to its billing. That’s because none of the bows I’ve shot have ever disappointed. It was always the same old line, “There’s not way they can improve upon this.” Yet, McPherson and his team of engineers have always done just that.
I’ve been shooting the No Cam HTR this year. A plump Florida hog was my first bowkill with it, and I’m hoping to notch my first whitetail with it when hunting down there in a few weeks.
I’m not the speed freak I once was, and I’ve got my bow tuned down to a “measly” 55 pounds. That hasn’t stopped me from shooting the lights out at distances of up to 60 yards, which is pretty darned good for me (and for that draw weight). The No Cam has been extraordinarily soft on my aging shoulders. That’s what I like most about it. However, it has been flinging my Carbon Express Red arrows at never-before seen groups. How does the bow come together to do this for an ordinary archer? A lot of folks have asked me that precise question.
Here’s a short video that helps explain it.