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Author Topic: How Much is Mathews Switchback Worth?  (Read 1381 times)

Offline BE_Huntin

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How Much is Mathews Switchback Worth?
« on: September 20, 2016, 11:40:06 AM »
I have a co-worker who's dad can no longer pull his bow back.  It's a Mathews Switchback (i believe 2008) and has 40 lb limbs.  A couple of questions...First, how much should I offer for the bow and second can the 40# limbs be swapped for heavier limbs?  The bow has a 4 pin sight (not sure of the brand) as well as a whisker bisquit rest. The bow is in great shape.

My son is 13 and harvested a beautiful 13 pointer two years ago with his Bear Apprentice 2.  He has hit a growth spurt and is 5'10" and has no trouble with the 40# of the switchback but the Bear Apprentice has been passed down to my 11 year old daughter.  I'm anticipating that after this year we'll get him into heavier limbs if that's an option. I borrowed the switchback for him to try and he shoots it very well.
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Re: How Much is Mathews Switchback Worth?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 05:20:27 PM »
the wt is adjustable. i'm guessing the 40# is the minimum wt. it should say on the limbs both draw length and wt adjustments. I would start there. make sure the bow will fit him. draw length is very important for a solid anchor

as far as the price, look on EBAY for a clue. there have been many models since the switchback. it was $700-800 new. I would think it's now going for $200-400 max? but that is a complete guess. start on ebay

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Re: How Much is Mathews Switchback Worth?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 07:24:06 PM »
Is the 40 the max on the limbs?  Usually there is a 10-20+ pound adjustment range depending on the bow.

Not sure on the worth but as a general rule I have never paid more $250-300 for an 8 year old bow in that price category.  Deals are to be had when there are people that have to have the latest and greatest every model year.

I have recurring issues with my shoulder and a year ago I picked up a Parker Lightening for around $250 - New.  It is adjustable from 30-60#'s and has a draw length range of 19-29"  It's made to be adjustable as a kid grows.  I bought it for the wide adjustment range as I build shoulder strength back up.

Matthew's does make a darn fine bow.   I shot a Conquest for many years in both 3D and indoor target.  Just check prices on both new and old models before you make a decision.
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Re: How Much is Mathews Switchback Worth?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 08:06:30 PM »
I love my switchback but my concern for your son would be the grip, might be on the big side unless he has larger hands.  I payed $200 for it and put another $150 into it.  New cams to fit my draw length, whisker biscuit, new string, and a new site.  Good luck
« Last Edit: September 20, 2016, 08:08:44 PM by tikkaman »
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Re: How Much is Mathews Switchback Worth?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 12:56:34 PM »
Thanks for the input everyone. The limbs are max 40lbs which is also the minimum to hunt whitetails here in IL.  The draw length is 28" which is my son's current draw length.  The owner of the bow had a bad shoulder so had the light weight limbs on it for that reason. It still flings an arrow pretty darn hard.  I'll have to take another look to see if i can find the year of the bow. 

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Re: How Much is Mathews Switchback Worth?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 04:38:36 PM »
i'm sure you can adjust limbs wt and draw length. Mathews is pretty user friendly
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