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***** Mission MXB 360 Crossbow by Mathews

Mission MXB 360 Crossbow by Mathews
This is a video of the Mission MXB 360 crossbow from Mathews. It will show you some of the innovative features it has.


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Redhotscott
Sep 10 2012 06:47 AM
Way way to much cam lean.looks sketchy to me.
Looks good. Great to see some innovation out there, and the mold being broken!
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Thunderbolt
Sep 10 2012 04:21 PM
hmm not sure what to think...i don't like the pistol grip...or the stirrup..and i'm wondering whats this going to cost...?
I hear 899.00 that sounds like it is a Mathews not a Mission.
Hmmmmmmmmm...............I'm with Redhotscott on the cam lean. I'd love to see how much movement that crossbow has in it with slo-mo video when it's being shot. Looks like it will flip flop back and forth with those huge egg cams, and axled way out next to the edge. I think I'll wait for more hands on at the ATA Show. Ain't nuthin like shooting one in person.What makes me even more skeptical is Jeff did not even mention one thing about how it shoots. He only highlighted the features of the bow. It does have some good features, but they are no good if it don't shoot good. That ain't good either. Wonder if Lee & Tiffany will be on TV with this new product this season?

Land Shark
Hi I am new here first time posting. I purchased my first crossbow last year and it is a carbon express. I have been a bowhunter for about 29 years. I like alot of others was against crossbows in the regular archery season here in Pennsylvania. That law has come to pass and I learned alot about sticking together as hunters. I still prefer to hunt with a compound and still feel there is an advantage to a crossbow. I had to assemble my crossbow when I got it and mounted the scope. my first shot at 20 yards was dead on and so was 30 and 40. I was both pleased and amazed. That does not happen with vertical bows. But it doesnt take as long as it used to either, the equipment has improved so much. The true advantage is being allready at full draw with the crossbow. I got long winded here but I wanted to make a point....that we can always learn and embrace but what I read here is some bashing on a new product because of who made it. I have been shooting Mathews since 92 and I still like to shoot other bows because I like them for various reasons, shoot what you want but please dont divide....because the antis will conquer.
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Love it! This is a great design, I wish I could afford one.
Nice and fast with a reasonable draw weight!

That scope rail looks vulnerable. It may not be but it doesn't seem like much is supporting it.

Hi I am new here first time posting. I purchased my first crossbow last year and it is a carbon express. I have been a bowhunter for about 29 years. I like alot of others was against crossbows in the regular archery season here in Pennsylvania. That law has come to pass and I learned alot about sticking together as hunters. I still prefer to hunt with a compound and still feel there is an advantage to a crossbow. I had to assemble my crossbow when I got it and mounted the scope. my first shot at 20 yards was dead on and so was 30 and 40. I was both pleased and amazed. That does not happen with vertical bows. But it doesnt take as long as it used to either, the equipment has improved so much. The true advantage is being allready at full draw with the crossbow. I got long winded here but I wanted to make a point....that we can always learn and embrace but what I read here is some bashing on a new product because of who made it. I have been shooting Mathews since 92 and I still like to shoot other bows because I like them for various reasons, shoot what you want but please dont divide....because the antis will conquer.


I feel almost as you from most of what you say here. I to have been a Mathews Compound bow user for many years. I have two MQ-1s and love them. I have bowhunted for 30 yrs. I have bowhunted in Ohio for 15 yrs also with a compound vertical bow, while my friends hunted with crossbows. So I got acquainted with the crossbow 15 yrs ago. I would help my old friends line there crossbows in and help fix arrows and adjust sights and scopes. So I also know, just as the compounds, crossbows have also improved a lot.

Yes I do not want to bash any brand, I do not like do that or read it. You are 100% correct, we do not need to be divided. They are bows, we are bowmen brothers.

However I can not agree that the crossbow has an advantage over a compound. Sorry, but just wait until you get in a tree stand with it. Also, have you shot broadheads through the crossbow yet ? I am not dividing here and do not want to start a conversation about this issue here. It would need to go else where. I just want to let you know that if you are a newbie to the crossbow, you have more to read and understand.
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OK, now for my opinion, every body has one you know. I like the MATHEWS crossbow some most of what I see here. The only real issue I would have is the scope rail. Wow, really out there in the air. The second issue for me would be the safety. Would rather it would be auto in safe when cocked. I would love to have heard and saw Jeff shoot it, especially in slow motion. I am really glad that Mathews is getting into the game. I say bring it on Mathews, lets see if you can proof that I will be wanting one over my Parker Cyclone. You have a ways to go, but good competition is soon coming from these guys. I would love to shoot one of these babies.........Mathews makes an A - # - 1 compound Vertical bow.
Fuzzy
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Private Jackson
Sep 13 2012 07:11 AM
Too "Star Wars" for me. Not digging it.
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allchokedup
Sep 13 2012 08:48 PM
You did a great job again, on your review. Mission Archery should be impressed.
I hope more and more great Company's, like Mission Archery continue putting out new crossbows.
Thanks, David
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CBhunter651
Mar 26 2013 02:25 PM

A note about the mission 360 and the bolts that come with it.
The Mission bolts are fairly accurate I have shot better like my Easton FMJ's are more accurate. The mission bolts have a fancy paint job this looks great but the raised paint on the carbon shaft makes the bolts hard to remove from almost all targets. May as well put barbs on them and shoot fish. The Mission tactical 360 is great super fast and accurate but you need to fire 23.5 inch bolts if you plan to use broadheads the pocket is not large enough to fit most broadheads. A few brands of mechanical BH's will work if the threaded brass insert is in right position but you better check each one separately for a safe clearance. My brother owns the bow and I have fired it about 20 times. I am not a big Tac guy most Tac things turn me off so I over looked the fact that it is one of the first tactical 360's Mission has made most people don't even know they exist. The safety can cause some trouble with cocking if your rope cocker goes under the safety during the cocking process the upward pressure may cause the bow to stop about 3 or 4 inches from being in the cocked position or if it goes all the way to cocked you may not be able to switch it to the fire position. In other words the safety button is touchy. My brother likes it very much and is happy with it and that's what really matters. If he is happy then all is good.

Great review, very objective.  I'm with the guys above though with that cam pitch, you can see it in the shots that it does have a pretty decent "hop" forward.  And I don't think I would credit the "no foot stirrup" as an innovation, Barnett has been integrating their into their risers as well.  That being said, this looks like a very cool forward step in innovation.  Every great invention in history started with a building block somewhere, I would encourage those that knock this to at least be able to tip their hat to Mission for what they've done here.