Bow Review Video: Mathews Phase4 29

Bowhunting World’s Field Editor Darron McDougal says the Mathews Phase4 29 is the culmination of past innovations with two new and notable advancements, making the company’s new flagship bow the one to beat in 2023.

Bow Review Video: Mathews Phase4 29

Resistance Phase Damping on the new-for-2023 Mathews Phase4 utilizes eight limbs rather than four, and dampening rubber is sandwiched between every pair of limbs to attack vibrations at their source, the bow limbs. (Photo by Darron McDougal)

According to Bowhunting World Field Editor Darron McDougal, Mathews Archery’s new flagship is smoother and quieter than any bow it has ever offered. Check out the YouTube video below to hear McDougal’s opinions after shooting the 2023 Mathews Phase4 29.

2023 Mathews Phase4 29 Specs 

  • Axle to Axle Length: 29 inches
  • Brace Height: 6 inches
  • Draw Length: 28 inches
  • Draw Weight:  70.1 pounds
  • Let-off: 85%
  • Bow-only Weight: 4.48 pounds
  • Accessorized Total Weight:  6.8 pounds (including arrows in quiver)
  • Velocity: 281 fps (with 468-grain Easton 6.5mm Acu-Carbon 340 arrow)
  • Kinetic Energy: 82.04 foot-pounds
  • Test-Bow Finish: Black (riser), Black (limbs)
  • MSRP: $1,299 (starting price)
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Additional Notes: For this bow review, McDougal’s Mathews Phase4 29 was set up using a Last Chance Archery EZ Green Bow Press and EZ Green Bow Vise, and draw weight was calculated using Last Chance Archery’s Digital Bow Scale. A Caldwell Ballistic Precision Chronograph measured the 468-grain Easton 6.5mm Acu-Carbon 340 arrow’s velocity.


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