Lets hear some REAL reviews

Home Forums General Archery Discussion Lets hear some REAL reviews

This topic contains 60 replies, has 28 contributors, and was last updated by  MTmuledeerhunter 9 months ago.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 61 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • November 4, 2013 at 11:00 am #603236 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    Once some of you guys have gotten to the dealers and gave the new bows a test run let us know how they shoot.
    November 4, 2013 at 11:10 am #603255 Back to Top REPORT
    sniper450r
    sniper450r

    Joined: 3/14/2010
    Ricky what do you think about the way they shoot
    November 4, 2013 at 11:19 am #603263 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    I am not interested in the CreedXS….to short for me…Not that I don’t believe it to be a great little bow..I bet it is…

    Now, the ChillR….I do believe I might have my new hunting bow.

    Watch the media videos on this bow….I think it may be faster than some might think. It definately appears to be actually 30 FPS faster than my Drenalin at the same 70 pounds/29 inch draw….wow.

    I hope I can shoot it soon!

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_monster_blue}

    >>>>--Shoot Straight-->
    November 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm #603334 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    The ChillR could interest me if it doesn’t stack too abruptly. The older I get, the more I love a smooth draw.

    I do want to see the Desert Tactical color in person. That does intrigue me a bit. It almost has a gold iPhone look in the online pic.

    I really wish the black bow was available withOUT the blue highlights. I don’t care for the blue at all for a hunting rig, but I’m not particularly drawn to the tactical carbon look either. A totally blacked out bow with the same grey bearings etc as the carbon tactical would really be a nice look for me. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    November 4, 2013 at 12:56 pm #603335 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    I haven’t had a chance to shoot them yet.
    November 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm #603338 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
    View My Bows
    I’ll be most interested in some reviews of the ChillR. My impression right now it will be the bow for 2014 that make the sales for the dealers.
    November 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm #603355 Back to Top REPORT
    reggoh
    Reggoh

    Joined: 12/28/2006
    Location: Louisiana
    I remember guys saw all the specs when the Heli-M came out and most were Poo-Pooing it…. once they shot it they were pleasantly surprised… I’m also interested to see what people think after they shoot the new line.
    Mathews Switchback XT!
    November 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm #603364 Back to Top REPORT
    afflicted
    Afflicted

    Joined: 9/2/2011

    The ChillR could interest me if it doesn’t stack too abruptly. The older I get, the more I love a smooth draw. 

    I do want to see the Desert Tactical color in person. That does intrigue me a bit. It almost has a gold iPhone look in the online pic.

    I really wish the black bow was available withOUT the blue highlights. I don’t care for the blue at all for a hunting rig, but I’m not particularly drawn to the tactical carbon look either. A totally blacked out bow with the same grey bearings etc as the carbon tactical would really be a nice look for me.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    I agree.  I’d like to see the Chill’R in black without the blue or lost camo riser and black limbs.  Have to see the desert.  Looks almost like unpainted plastic in the photos.

    November 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm #603468 Back to Top REPORT
    scfox
    SCFox

    Joined: 9/26/2004
    Location: Mn
    I shot both bows tonight. The new Creed is exactly what it is, a shorter Creed. The ChillR, on the other hand, is fantastic. I currently own a Monster7 and love it!  The new ChillR is smoother at 70lbs. than my 7 at 60lbs. Very quiet, smooth, and very little hand shock, not that that bothers me. DL was within 1/4″ and hit IBO with no problem. This bow held great and was considerably lighter than my Monster. I was very impressed with the new Chill.

    SCFox

    M7 Schaffer Opposition Axcel HD Axion stab
    November 5, 2013 at 12:19 am #603470 Back to Top REPORT
    roadhazardj76
    roadhazardj76

    Age: 33
    Joined: 7/28/2010
    Location: Wisconsin
    Ok so I know everyone is kind of quick to judge the new bows Mathew’s came out with based on specs but here is my review after I took a little time tonight to shoot them.  The Creed xs for being a short bow actually very nice.  It was set up with just a loop and a QAD HDX.  When I drew the bow it had a bit of a stiff draw cycle but fell smoothly into the valley and nice and solid at the backwall.  The bow held very steady and at 10 yards with no sight I was able to stack a dozen arrows within 3 inches.  At the shot it had no jump, no vibration and one of the quietest bows I have ever shot.  My conclusion was that it felt better to me than the creed but a little stiffer draw.  Very smooth otherwise and I would not have a problem shooting this bow.  Also the chronograph surprised us all.  28″ 72.5 lbs with a 400 grain arrow and the speed for all three arrows was 295 fps.  that puts the IBO speed at 327fps. It shot 5 fps faster than his creed with at the same poundage and 30″ drawlenght.
    The ChillR was what I expected.  Insanely smooth draw and quiet vibe free shot.  I did notice a little kick at the shot though.  It was definitely the best drawing dual cam I have ever shot.  The back wall was nice and solid and the bow held beautifully.  It was set up with an Axion Pulse and a loop.  Speeds with  a 400 grain arrow 28″ draw and 72 lbs was 310 fps which puts the IBO at 344.  After shooting both bows I may have to sell my mr6 for a new chillR.
    "This isn't gonna be pretty"
    November 5, 2013 at 9:34 am #603487 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
    View My Bows

    Ok so I know everyone is kind of quick to judge the new bows Mathew’s came out with based on specs but here is my review after I took a little time tonight to shoot them. The Creed xs for being a short bow actually very nice. It was set up with just a loop and a QAD HDX. When I drew the bow it had a bit of a stiff draw cycle but fell smoothly into the valley and nice and solid at the backwall. The bow held very steady and at 10 yards with no sight I was able to stack a dozen arrows within 3 inches. At the shot it had no jump, no vibration and one of the quietest bows I have ever shot. My conclusion was that it felt better to me than the creed but a little stiffer draw. Very smooth otherwise and I would not have a problem shooting this bow. Also the chronograph surprised us all. 28″ 72.5 lbs with a 400 grain arrow and the speed for all three arrows was 295 fps. that puts the IBO speed at 327fps. It shot 5 fps faster than his creed with at the same poundage and 30″ drawlenght.
    The ChillR was what I expected. Insanely smooth draw and quiet vibe free shot. I did notice a little kick at the shot though. It was definitely the best drawing dual cam I have ever shot. The back wall was nice and solid and the bow held beautifully. It was set up with an Axion Pulse and a loop. Speeds with a 400 grain arrow 28″ draw and 72 lbs was 310 fps which puts the IBO at 344. After shooting both bows I may have to sell my mr6 for a new chillR.

    Thanks for the review!! I’m heading out to test them for myself tomorrow.

    November 5, 2013 at 10:58 am #603493 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    My two cents worth review of the two newest Mathews bows……

    The Creed XS…..

    This bow was setup with a QAD rest and string loop….It was Camo riser and limbs and looked very nice.
    Looking over the bow I could see craftsmanship.
    I Shot with my 390 grain arrow…..the bow was 29″ and set at 70 pounds.
    When I drew the bow it pulled nice but seemed a little harder than say my Drenalin…it does settle into the back wall very nice. I felt stable holding at full draw.
    Since I am used to shooting a 33 inch bow I did notice the string angle when at full draw. To much for me.
    In shooting the bow….smooth and quiet. Every bit as much compared to the Creed of last year. No noticeable hand shock.
    The chrono shots averaged at 302 fps with the 29″ draw….bow set at 70 pounds…. 390 grain arrow….nothing we put on it but the string loop.
    Nice little bow for those wanting this ATA size. Like I say, I am used to a longer ATA so probably bias for sure. This bow just shoots small and really I don’t think it would be stable for longer shots other than tree stand and close in blind setups…IMHO….I will say that this bow is a very nice hunting bow for those situations. Also since I am shooting 29″ probably people with shorter draw lengths will like this bow even better than me.
    Very nice Short ATA Hunting bow.

    The Chill R…..

    The bow was also set up with a QAD rest and string loop…The bow was camo all over and looked monster awesome.
    Mathews craftsmanship was obvious with the bow very clean and sharp looking.
    I was shooting this bow with a 430 grain arrow….The bow was 29″ draw and pulled 70 pounds.
    Drawing this bow made me say….”wow”. I was expecting some big build up on those big cams. I didn’t feel it. This bow pulls very smooth up to and dropping into the wall very nicely. I stood there looking at the cams from the side at full draw….moving it around….it definitely is stable against the wall and didn’t feel like it wanted to take off if I relaxed. To this point I was pleasantly surprised…It got better… When I unleashed the monster it was FAST….but I didn’t feel all that power going into the shot. It was very smooth…very quiet. I was shooting without a wrist sling….I can comfortable say, I didn’t need one. This bow was hand dead. In comparing to my Drenalin I would say it shot as nice…maybe even a little better in the over all cycle. The 6″ brace was not a factor for me…I shot several shots with my coat on. No problems hitting the sleeve at all with my style of shooting.
    The Chrono shots averaged 322 fps with the 29″ draw….bow at 70 pounds…..430 grain arrow….Nothing we put on the string but the string loop…I did shoot my 390 grain arrow through the chrono…It shot 30 fps fast than my drenalin. It shot 328 fps….29″ draw….70 pounds….390 grain arrow.
    IMHO….this is the best “speed bow” I have ever shot. It is not as fast as the MR6….but I would give up the extra few FPS for this smooth, dead in hand and very quiet Monster. The MR6 pulls nice but nothing like the Chill R.  I do believe the Chill R will shoot better than the MR6 on the range too. The 33″ ATA feels bigger…like around 34-35. It shoots like its bigger too….very stable.
    I think if you even liked the chill a little but not the shorter 30″ ATA….You will really enjoy this Chill R.

    >>>>--Shoot Straight-->
    November 5, 2013 at 11:29 am #603506 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
    View My Bows

    My two cents worth review of the two newest Mathews bows…… 

    The Creed XS…..

    This bow was setup with a QAD rest and string loop….It was Camo riser and limbs and looked very nice.
    Looking over the bow I could see craftsmanship.
    I Shot with my 390 grain arrow…..the bow was 29″ and set at 70 pounds.
    When I drew the bow it pulled nice but seemed a little harder than say my Drenalin…it doessettle into the back wall very nice. I felt stable holding at full draw.
    Since I am used to shooting a 33 inch bow I did notice the string angle when at full draw. To much for me.
    In shooting the bow….smooth and quiet. Every bit as much compared to the Creed of last year. No noticeable hand shock.
    The chrono shots averaged at 302 fpswith the 29″ draw….bow set at 70 pounds…. 390 grain arrow….nothing we put on it but the string loop.
    Nice little bow for those wanting this ATA size. Like I say, I am used to a longer ATA so probably bias for sure. This bow just shoots small and really I don’t think it would be stable for longer shots other than tree stand and close in blind setups…IMHO….I will say that this bow is a very nice hunting bow for those situations. Also since I am shooting 29″ probably people with shorter draw lengths will like this bow even better than me.
    Very nice Short ATA Hunting bow.

    The Chill R…..

    The bow was also set up with a QAD rest and string loop…The bow was camo all over and looked monster awesome.
    Mathews craftsmanship was obvious with the bow very clean and sharp looking.
    I was shooting this bow with a 430 grain arrow….The bow was 29″ draw and pulled 70 pounds.
    Drawing this bow made me say….”wow”. I was expecting some big build up on those big cams. I didn’t feel it. This bow pulls very smooth up to and dropping into the wall very nicely. I stood there looking at the cams from the side at full draw….moving it around….it definitely is stable against the wall and didn’t feel like it wanted to take off if I relaxed. To this point I was pleasantly surprised…It got better… When I unleashed the monster it was FAST….but I didn’t feel all that power going into the shot. It was very smooth…very quiet. I was shooting without a wrist sling….I can comfortable say, I didn’t need one. This bow was hand dead. In comparing to my Drenalin I would say it shot as nice…maybe even a little better in the over all cycle. The 6″ brace was not a factor for me…I shot several shots with my coat on. No problems hitting the sleeve at all with my style of shooting.
    The Chrono shots averaged 322 fps with the 29″ draw….bow at 70 pounds…..430 grain arrow….Nothing weput on the string but the string loop…I did shoot my 390 grain arrow through the chrono…It shot 30fps fast than my drenalin. It shot 328 fps….29″ draw….70 pounds….390 grain arrow.
    IMHO….this is the best “speed bow” I have ever shot. It is not as fast as the MR6….but I would give up the extra few FPS for this smooth, dead in hand and very quietMonster. The MR6 pulls nice but nothing like the Chill R. I do believe the Chill R will shoot better than the MR6 on the range too. The 33″ ATA feels bigger…like around 34-35. It shoots like its bigger too….very stable.
    I think if you even liked the chill a little but not the shorter 30″ ATA….You will really enjoy this Chill R.

    Thanks for sharing that review. Question, Did the riser height seem to be about the same as the Drenalin?

    I called one dealer near me this morning and they do not have the Chill R ready to be shot yet. They were saying definitely tomorrow.

    November 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm #603512 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    Hey Mark…. HI!

    That was something I did notice…it seemed to me that the Chill R riser was the same or close to the Drenalin riser size/length. Except for the obvious appearance of the split limbs and the way the curve to the cam…the riser and limb angle seemed close to my Drenny….. I didn’t have my Drenalin along to lay them on each other…But while holding the Chill R and carrying it around the shop area this bow felt like I had my Drenalin in hand…Probably why the weight is down as the riser is not long adding more weight as would a 33″ more Parallel solo cam bow needing a longer riser to achieve the 33″ ATA.  And….I did forget to mention the weight…I really like the lighter weight on the Chill R compared to the MR series….It is noticeable….I would be interested to know if it is shorter than the MR6/7….They did not have a MR in the shop but I think the riser on the Chill R is shorter than the MR’s…Maybe you can check that for sure if you take your MR along?
    That what you were asking? {#emotions_dlg.mathews_smile}

    I can’t wait to read your review since you shoot a MR bow and can then compare these two bows better than me….

     

    Oh…..Let me know what color you order….{#emotions_dlg.mathews_wink}

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

    >>>>--Shoot Straight-->
    November 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm #603531 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
    View My Bows

    Hey Mark…. HI!

    That was something I did notice…it seemed to me that the Chill R riser was the same or close to the Drenalin riser size/length. Except for the obvious appearance of the split limbs and the way the curve to the cam…the riser and limb angle seemed close to my Drenny….. I didn’t have my Drenalin along to lay them on each other…But while holding the Chill R and carrying it around the shop area this bow felt like I had my Drenalin in hand…Probably why the weight is down as the riser is not long adding more weight as would a 33″ more Parallel solo cam bow needing a longer riser to achieve the 33″ ATA. I would be interested to know if it is shorter than the MR6/7….They did not have a MR in the shop but I think the riser on the Chill R is shorter than the MR’s…Maybe you cancheck that for sure if you take your MR along?
    That what you were asking? {#emotions_dlg.mathews_smile}

    I can’t wait to read your review since you shoot a MR bow and can then compare these two bows betterthan me….

     

    Oh…..Let me know what color you order….{#emotions_dlg.mathews_wink}

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

    I reviewed this yesterday. I noticed the Drenalin and the Chill R are about the same weight. If you added a dead end string stop on the Drenalin. 3.85# drenalin and the ChillR is 3.95# with the Dead end string stop and HS lite.

    “ How much shorter is the ChillR compared to the MR7? I’m guessing around 3.3″ shorter. Shorter might mean a stiffer or stronger riser and lighter weight bow. Also to get the BH and speed out of this design, considering this cam design, they could not go the length of the MR7. If they built it like the MR7 the speed is not going to happen. AVS cam on the MR7 is faster than the Dyad AVS cam. So the bow design has to change to gain the speed. Now the string angle on the ChillR should be about the same because of the ATA is the same. And that should make it about the same in shooting the two except for the cam draw feel. The Chill DYAD cam felt easier than the AVS when I shot it. The short BH is going to be factor only by the shooter’s form, the better it is the better it will perform, like any bow.”

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 61 total)