Please help with new Mathews bow choice

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  • August 18, 2014 at 10:40 am #636422 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 2/20/2007
    One of my long time friends is buying me a new Mathews bow.  How cool is that?

    So please offer comments as needed.  My DL is 28″, and he wants me to have a Chill, as he loves his.  So I will be getting one of the Chill models.  I am coming off of a long battle with TP.  I am doing better than ever, but there are still small twiches at the point the pin centers.  So for that reason, and others, I would like a very forgiving set up.  At this point, it seems like the logical choice is a Chill X (35″ ATA).  I have nothing against the shorter bows, but just err on the side of forgiving, and 35″ seems fine.  Also, the X has a 7″ brace height. while the R is closer to 6″.

    I have heard that the Chill X version has had some limb issues.  I know Mathews is an excellent company, and their warranty is second to none.  I have owned several before.

    So,  any issues with the Chill X limbs I need to know about?  Any reason the X would not be a good choice for me?

    Thanks for any feed back.  I will be checking back later for responses.


    August 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm #636517 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 11/26/2005
    Location: Guess!
    If you can try the Z9…One if not the best bows made.
    August 20, 2014 at 4:40 am #639203 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 41
    Joined: 2/9/2008
    Location: WV
    That’s quite a friend you have there.   Congrats to you and good luck on finding the right setup.  Can’t give any input as I havent had any experience with the bows you are speaking of.
    70 lb Left Hand Mathews HTR set at 63 lbs. 29 inch draw 28 inch Beman ICS Hunter 340 at 412 grains 100 Grain Rocket Steelhead (old stock) Shooting 273 fps avg after 8 chrono
    August 20, 2014 at 10:56 am #639224 Back to Top REPORT


    Joined: 2/20/2007
    Well, I ordered the Chill  X.  We will see.  Cannot wait.
    August 20, 2014 at 11:10 am #639227 Back to Top REPORT
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    Well, I ordered the Chill X. We will see. Cannot wait.

    It’s a great shooting bow. One of the best bows from Mathews in the Monster series.

    August 20, 2014 at 11:13 am #639228 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 8/4/2004
    Chill X is a amazing bow!  I love mine. Congrats.  There aren’t any limb issues either.
    August 20, 2014 at 11:39 am #639230 Back to Top REPORT
    bootheel boy

    Joined: 7/21/2006
    Location: S.E. Missouri
    I’ve been battleing target panic for a few years.   I’m glad you are getting over it.  I still have bouts with it myself.  Having those flinches and that force field around the bulls eye almost had me giving up.  Now I know if I feel like it might coming back to stop shooting and walk away.  Some days it’s two arrows some days it’s 25.  A change in bows had no effect for me.  I think my next step has to be a back tension release.  Good luck and enjoy your new bow.
    August 20, 2014 at 1:44 pm #639235 Back to Top REPORT

    Age: 72
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    …  A change in bows had no effect for me…

    {#emotions_dlg.sign_iagree} … the issue of TP is between the eye, the sight, and the brain. The bow has nothing to do with it.

    I only say this so the OP understands the Chill X isn’t a cure for TP.

    Some TP is caused by the finger tip transmitting trigger movement to the brain. The cure for this is to set the release aid so the trigger fits between the first and second knuckles and the index (trigger) finger points straight down at full draw. With a Thumb release the cure is to adjust the release so it fits in the web between the thumb and hand, then ‘pull the release into the thumb’ instead of triggering the release with the thumb.

    Interestingly, both these ‘cures’ involve back tension.

    However, many misunderstand back tension. They think pulling on the release executes the shot…Not So!  You have to execute as if you are pulling on a rope; that is, as you pull you also increase grip tension … just as you do so that the rope doesn’t slip in the hand as you pull harder.

    Do some blank bale practice at 10′ or closer. Don’t think of shooting, just pull as you would on a rope, increasing the grip as you pull harder … POW! that’s a surprise release … or what I call a ‘controlled surprise’ since you’ve made the mental commitment to shoot by pulling and increasing the grip, you just don’t know exactly when it will happen.

    Great Bow, Good Choice … Good Shooting {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    August 22, 2014 at 9:17 pm #639759 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 7/12/2004
    I think it’s a great choice.  You know that it is a platform on the high end of the accuracy spectrum. Easy adjustability of draw length  and let off and the hard back wall given the draw stops, I think gives you everything you need.
    August 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm #639885 Back to Top REPORT

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    i think you made a fine choice in bows.  it is the one i wanted Mathews to build..but i was too quick to shop and bought another bow..

    now if they came up with the same bow in 33″ ATA, i think it would be in my sweet spot..hahahha.

    i do love a 35″ATA, and my DL is also 28″..  but i want to try a 33.  just because.

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