Hits: As a rule, makers of speed bows face three inherent challenges; vibration, noise and a difficult draw cycle. The MR7 got high marks from my test team in each of these categories, and we all agreed that the MR7 was a big improvement from its predecessor, the Monster. The MR7 also got positive reviews on its solid back wall, which is a critical feature in a speed bow. Finally, as with any bow that comes out of the Mathews shop, the MR7 sported a very pleasing fit and finish.
Misses**: The MR7 got knocked down several notches for its grip, which one tester described as "too clunky." Another tester didn't like the overall weight of the bow.
Takeaway**: The MR7 is a great example of a "speed bow" that's blowing away former prejudices against its kind; if you're a shooter who loves a very fast arrow but doesn't want to suffer to achieve it, the MR7 is worth a long hard look. While listed in Mathews lineup of "competition" bows, the MR7 can easily do double-duty; switching from a great tournament bow to a killer hunting tool.