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Actually I did not get to shoot either bow this weekend. But I was able to give each a good examination, both in gross and fine detail. Since most of the bows we stock are in the 30-31" ATA range, the ChillR looked somewhat out of place on the rack as you scan the whole inventory. I guess that's an indicator of how out of vogue long (33"ATA) bows are these days. The finish on the ChillR was excellent in black with blue accents and the feel was very nice with the Focus Grip on our demo bow. ( I really have come to like the Focus Grip). Not near as heavy as the MR series of bows with a good balance front to back and side to side. The limbs seemed even more past parallel than the Chill but I am not sure about that. Now for the CreedXS. I was predisposed not to like it, but remembering that an additional half-inch of brace height was added that somewhat offsets the 2 inch reduction in ATA, it softens my predisposition to rule it out solely based upon its length. It felt good in hand, and I liked it much better still than the ZXT's that we have had in terms of balance and weight. So, in its size class, I still would prefer it to previous Mathews bows like the ZXT, the DXT, and the Z7 Extreme, all single limb bows. I think it looks nicer as well. Should get to shoot each this week sometime. I will set them at about 62# and shoot some of my hunting arrows through them and we'll see what kind of numbers we get. Will also set them up with an Axion Pulse rest with just a loop. I'm also going to shoot them against my current rig for comparison through the chrony and compare vibration, noise and jump.
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