Hello from a newbie Matthews owner

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  • June 5, 2014 at 8:42 pm #630975 Back to Top REPORT


    Age: 37
    Joined: 6/6/2014
    Location: MO
    Hello to all on the forum-

    I’m just getting started out in archery and just bought my first bow yesterday from my local pro shop. After shooting several other models from different manufactures (Bear, Hoyt, PSE), I narrowed to it down to the Matthews Creed XS and the Chill R. Initially, when I shot the bows I liked the Creed XS a tad more. I’m sure I could have bought either one of them and would have been satisfied, but I wasn’t quite ready to buy just yet. I went back to the shop and spent a good deal more time with each of the bows and chose the Chill R! I was looking for a bow that would be good for both target shooting and hunting alike, so the Chill R seemed to fit that bill nicely.

    Admittedly, I don’t have much experience to compare from, but I really like the feel of the draw and smoothness of the Chill R. I ordered a LH, Lost camo, 60/28, with Rock Mods. The bow will be shipped in 10-14 days, but the rock mods will take about month to arrive. My shop will add those on for once they come in. I’m really excited to get started and wanted introduce myself to the group here.



    June 6, 2014 at 5:36 pm #631040 Back to Top REPORT
    hey joe. welcome to the forum. the chill r will serve you well.smooth and quick.and vane stripping accurate.
    No Cam stone tactical. Z7 lost.
    June 7, 2014 at 9:44 am #631074 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/4/2004
    Welcome to the forum, and congrats on the new bow!
    June 7, 2014 at 8:36 pm #631051 Back to Top REPORT


    Age: 37
    Joined: 6/6/2014
    Location: MO
    Thanks for the reply Shifty. I’m sure it’ll be as accurate as I can make it. I’ve got a lot to learn. I’ve no doubt that the Chill R won’t hold me back ;)



    June 8, 2014 at 11:29 am #631077 Back to Top REPORT
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    {#emotions_dlg.sign_welcome} Joe to the  Mathews Forum! Congrats on your first bow and I like the Chill R too. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    June 8, 2014 at 2:33 pm #631079 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 66
    Joined: 4/29/2005
    Location: Layton, Utah

    {#emotions_dlg.sign_welcome}Joe to the Mathews Forum! Congrats on your first bow andI like the Chill R too.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}


    Scott {#emotions_dlg.mathews_nerd}

    That Crazy Old Mormon in Utah! My Bow: Prime Impact 50# @ 29" My Rest: Trophy Ridge "SmackDown" My Sight: Spott Hogg "Hunter"
    June 8, 2014 at 3:01 pm #631080 Back to Top REPORT


    Age: 65
    Joined: 12/10/2009
    Location: Upstate NY
    Welcome Joe.  You know that us lefties are in the minority.  Your specs match just what I shoot in a Switchback – 60#/28″.   If you find that it ever starts gathering dust, send it up my way.  I’ll even pick up the shipping cost.  {#emotions_dlg.mathews_praying}    Seriously – enjoy the journey.
    June 10, 2014 at 12:42 am #631255 Back to Top REPORT


    Age: 37
    Joined: 6/6/2014
    Location: MO
    Thanks for the replys All. Can’t wait until my Chill R arrives and I can start getting proficient with it!
    June 11, 2014 at 3:35 pm #631292 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 1/2/2014
    Location: AZ
    Welcome to the sickness
    SE AZ
    June 23, 2014 at 9:39 am #631975 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 9/10/2008
    Another lefty…just remember we are the chosen ones!!  Congrats and welcome to the family!
    Mathews DXT Mathews Z7 Xtreme Tactical Mathews Monster Chill X
    June 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm #632016 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 43
    Joined: 9/16/2010
    Location: MD
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    {#emotions_dlg.sign_welcome} to the forum.
    Monster 6, DL 28.5 DW 72#, QAD UltraRest HDX Lost Camo, HHA DS-XL5519, Carbon Tech Panthers, G5 Strikers 100gr
    June 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm #632136 Back to Top REPORT


    Age: 37
    Joined: 6/6/2014
    Location: MO
    Thanks for the welcome All! I’ve got my new bow and I’m getting started with breaking it in and getting used to it. I LOVE the way it shoots so far. I’ve been really happy with my initial results at 10-20 yds. I haven’t made any adjustments to my sights yet. I haven’t tried any longer distances yet because I’m just starting out and I don’t want to lose arrows needlessly. I can’t say enough about how pleased I am so far with the Chill R!!

    Here’s a pic of the typical groups I was getting at 20yds and one of the proud owner :)

    group me with chilr

    June 26, 2014 at 10:49 pm #632263 Back to Top REPORT

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    Excellent shooting and welcome to the family.
    June 27, 2014 at 10:54 am #632275 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    Glad you’re liking the bow, Joe, and as others have already expressed, welcome to the family! For just starting out in archery, you’re obviously off to an excellent start! Great shooting!

    I picked up a ChillR recently as well, and have to say I am thoroughly pleased with the comfort, balance and performance of the bow as well. I think you’ve made a wise choice! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

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