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  • November 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm #603597 Back to Top REPORT
    sniper450r
    sniper450r

    Joined: 3/14/2010
    So from those numbers is it safe to say that Mathews marked the speed way down for thse bows. cause here are the number i see.  this is also with nothing on the string. 

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    November 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm #603603 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    lol! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_shame_on_you}

    Well, I don’t know exactly where your going with that post……..{#emotions_dlg.mathews_tongue}
    I don’t have a video to prove my review…..and he probably does not either….
    Go to the bow page of the Chill R…..watch the realtree presents review….seeing is believing… {#emotions_dlg.mathews_wink}

    And…does your calculator adjust for different cams?? I bet not…{#emotions_dlg.mathews_whistle}

     

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_monster_blue}

    >>>>--Shoot Straight-->
    November 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm #603660 Back to Top REPORT
    z7kiefer
    Z7Kiefer

    Joined: 12/15/2009
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    Well I just got back from my local shop. I didn’t even shoot the Creed XS, however I did shoot the Chill R. It is a great bow. Very fast, The IBO rating is conservative at 342. And if i were to sum it up in one word… I would say “crisp”. It has a very.. positive release.. if that makes sense. Its light and steady. The only negative thing that stood out to me was the harsh break over. Nearly every time i drew the bow it fell hard into the let off, which is because either:
    1) I haven’t owned/shot a dual cam bow in a very long time… and im not used to the draw cycle
    or
    2) It just has a poor break over
    All in all I think the Chill R is a success. It is a good solution for many, such as myself, who were hoping for a longer, faster bow.

    The Chill R is in contention for my 2014 purchase. When my dealer gets the @%$#   F@k%@r    Turbo in I will shoot the two head to head and decide which I am going with.

    P.S.
    The shop owner was telling me about their chrono testing with each bow. He said the Chill Rs advertised numbers were consistent with their tests. However the Creed XS was a different story. At Exact IBO specs, 30″, #70, and an exact spec arrow they were shooting around 312-314 fps. The best they got was 317, when a big guy at the shop really pinned it against the back wall.

    Chill R- Success {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    Creed XS- {#emotions_dlg.mathews_brick_wall}

    November 5, 2013 at 5:39 pm #603665 Back to Top REPORT

    aebennett12345

    Age: 27
    Joined: 9/29/2011
    Location: Indiana
    I shot the Chill R today, and I absolutely love the draw cycle. The only thing about it that I did not like was the back wall other than that it is a real awesome shooter.
    November 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm #603668 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon

    I shot the Chill R today, and I absolutely love the draw cycle. The only thing about it that I did not like was the back wall other than that it is a real awesome shooter.

    What was the reason you did not like the back wall?? {#emotions_dlg.typotux}

    So we know…..

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_monster_blue}

    >>>>--Shoot Straight-->
    November 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm #603673 Back to Top REPORT
    arrow-star
    Arrow Star

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    November 5, 2013 at 7:24 pm #603688 Back to Top REPORT

    aebennett12345

    Age: 27
    Joined: 9/29/2011
    Location: Indiana
    Well the bows I currently shoot are the Helim and the Bowtech Insanity. I guess I have just gotten use to pulling against the wall with both of them. When I was at full draw with the chill it felt almost springy at the back wall is how I would describe it. I wish my Insanity and Helim would have a kid it would be the perfect bow for me. The Chill is almost that maybe I will have to shoot it again. Mathews should hire me as a internal critic for they’re bows. I would work for cheap. Any Mathews big wigs reading ha? In all seriousness it is a real nice bow that will harvest a ton of deer im sure. I am just not sure if I will own one yet.
    November 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm #603696 Back to Top REPORT
    sniper450r
    sniper450r

    Joined: 3/14/2010

    lol! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_shame_on_you} 

    Well,I don’t know exactly where your going with that post……..{#emotions_dlg.mathews_tongue}
    I don’t have a video to prove my review…..and he probably does not either….
    Go to the bow page of the Chill R…..watch the realtree presents review….seeing is believing… {#emotions_dlg.mathews_wink}

    And…does your calculator adjust for different cams?? I bet not…{#emotions_dlg.mathews_whistle}

     

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_monster_blue}

    well Looks like you changed your post from the first time i saw it and wasn’t able to reply.  I wasnt trying to say you were lying, just trying to  figure out the specs for the bows and they differed from what i was looking at jeeesssshhhhh.  not sure how you took that as i was saying you lied cause i like the specs and if that’s true i wanna chillr

    now on to my 2cents:  i wouldnt buy the creed xs but it did shoot great.  the chillr on the other hand is the best bow i have ever shot hands down.

    November 6, 2013 at 1:20 am #603734 Back to Top REPORT

    sightpin

    Joined: 9/30/2012
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    I shot both bows today at Pacific Crest Archery in Salem, Oregon.  I have what I call tender shoulders, and my right is bad enough for physical therapy. That being said, I shot the Chill R @ 67#.  If you pull steady through the draw cycle even with my sore shoulder it didn’t “dump” into the valley. The first time I drew it I did it more abruptly not knowing  what to expect, and the arrow bounced a little, but every time after that it was stiff but smooth. Back wall was solid( and I have owned a limb stop bow before). It held very well and I was hitting almost the same spot every time even though this bow was 1 1/2″ short for me.  As far as the shot it had an Axion triangular stab and I couldn’t detect any residual vibration. Also the bow is quiet. Noting the above video review, they were using an arrow during their testing the same weight I use all around,  385grns. Given,  if i had the money to purchase this bow (which I would) I would shoot it at 62 lbs. and 29.5″ draw length. With those specs. my arrow would be going between 311- 319fps depending how you count the loss of fps per pound. I believe the IBO is underrated for this  bow. That is quite refreshing. I say winner!

    The Creed XS was a 29″ draw and it was set at 64#. It drew stiffer than the Chill R I thought, but not bad. I have to admit that I shot the Creed XS 2nd and I could have been getting tired. It held well, and on the shot it was fine. It didn’t have a stab on it, but that didn’t seem to matter. I may be bias here due to shooting the Chill R more.  I am not a short ATA bow guy. I presently shoot a Switchback. The Creed XS was very light and when you take that into consideration the shot feeling as well as it did, well, that says something. For those who like a short ATA, winner!

    And now I’m here to say I’m starting a JOE WANTS A NEW CHILL R FOUNDATION. Contributions can be made to the foundation through me of course!

    November 6, 2013 at 1:34 am #603735 Back to Top REPORT

    sightpin

    Joined: 9/30/2012
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    Will the Chill R be available in 55-65# limbs?
    November 6, 2013 at 10:11 am #603764 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter1376
    BowHunter1376

    Joined: 10/31/2013
    Location: Pennsylvania
    I shot the CreedXS at my local bow shop just yesterday. I’m 13 and I have a Diamond Edge. I have draw weight maxed out and one more inch in draw length so I’m in the market for a new bow. From what I could tell as of shooting the bow it is my number one choice out there no doubt about it! No hand shock, it looked like my youth bow when it was sitting on the rack. Now shooting 50lb. normally I was amazed by the fact that i could get the CreedXS back while it was set at 65 pounds! Literally amazed by the performance of the bow. Could have nocked a dime off the top of the target! Solid back wall easy and smooth draw cycle. After letting one arrow fly it was weird how I didn’t really feel the bow go off. I could only hear the arrow hit the target. This bow literally amazed me. When someone else tells you this don’t be surprised! The CreedXS is a pleasure to shoot, as I am hoping for a CreedXS showing up under the christmas tree! Best bow I’ve ever shot! Highly reccomended! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
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    November 7, 2013 at 7:47 pm #604026 Back to Top REPORT
    canine48
    canine48

    Joined: 1/15/2010
    I have been in Alabama on a business trip this week. I found time today to go to the Mathews dealer in Anniston. I shot both the CreedXS and the Chill R. first off I do love a short ATA bow for hunting. However, after reading all the  reviews I had predetermined I would not like the CreedXS. After shooting bow throws several shots I can tell you I freaking LOVE the XS. It had incredible smooth draw. I loved the draw stop and no vibration. It was a dream to shoot. The Chill had a great draw cycle and smooth shooting but had a little more noise then the XS. I hunt animals pure and simple. I don’t  shoot competition seriously. I think this XS is going to be a killing machine!
    November 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm #604028 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004

    I have been in Alabama on a business trip this week. I found time today to go to the Mathews dealer in Anniston. I shot both the CreedXS and the Chill R. first off I do love a short ATA bow for hunting. However, after reading all the reviews I had predetermined I would not like the CreedXS. After shooting bow throws several shots I can tell you I freaking LOVE the XS. It had incredible smooth draw. I loved the draw stop and no vibration. It was a dream to shoot. The Chill had a great draw cycle and smooth shooting but had a little more noise then the XS. I hunt animals pure and simple. I don’t shoot competition seriously. I think this XS is going to be a killing machine!

    Mathews must have figured there would be a lot who agree with you. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    November 7, 2013 at 8:57 pm #604042 Back to Top REPORT
    wihill
    wihill

    Joined: 5/25/2007
    CreedXS – Follows the tradition over the last few years of down/upsizing the previous years model.  Held great, just enough mass to not get squirrelly but at the same time comfortable to hold and point.  The shortened ATA is a moot point with the size of the idler and cam, it might as well be the same size as a DXT if not a touch bigger.  If I had to place the feel, it’d be the modern incarnation of the Switchback XT.  Size/speed/draw are dead on for a modern version of that bow.

    ChillR – a wonderful combination of size and draw.  If anything, I’m surprised this version came out after last years model.  It was wise to drop the MR6/7 for this bow, it fills the gaps nicely and does it without sacrificing too much.  Draw didn’t change, speed was a welcome addition.  Didn’t feel like a 6″ BH, but a well designed bow won’t.  I have a feeling it’ll outpace the CXS in sales, but not by much.

    Both are priced too high in MSRP IMO.

    I was dissappointed that an AVS solocam was not present in the line up this year.  It will be coming, once the current generations are through their life cycle I have a feeling.

    Both were good, just not Earth shattering or unique enough to stand apart from the sea IMO.  A lot of manufacturers are suffering from that this time around.

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    November 7, 2013 at 10:39 pm #604066 Back to Top REPORT
    I will be shooting the ChillR along with my MR7, and comparing my MR7  side by side with the ChillR. I do think though just on listining to the reviews and looking at it, that it will be my new bow! But I want to shoot it first before I make my final decision.. I am very happy with the new bows that Mathews came out with, I am going to shoot the Creedxs as well but I dont think that I will be getting that one.. I may buy a used Creed but that is still to be determined.. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_monster_blue}{#emotions_dlg.mathews_monster_red}
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