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Mathews Introduces Monster Chill X & SDX to Bow Lineup

Mathews Introduces Monster Chill X & SDX to Bow Lineup

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Mathews recently added two new bows to its Monster Chill Series for the 2014 season, the Monster Chill X and Chill SDX.

The Chill X offers avid archers versatility for 3D target shooting or hunting. With an IBO speed rating of 336 fps with 75 percent let-off, an axle-to-axle measuring at 35-inches, 7-inch brace height and featuring an all new AVS DYAD Cam System with enlarged perimeter weighting, the Chill X provides a solid shooting platform with superior post-shot feel.

At just slightly over 4 pounds, the Chill X also comes standard with Mathews' all-new ROCK MODS for enhancing performance and versatility.

MSRP for the Chill X is $1,099.

Mathews' Chill SDX is a top-of-the-line dual cam bow designed specifically for women archers that may be small in stature, but demand big performance. With the AVS DYAD Cam system, the SDX provides a smooth draw and features an axle-to-axle length of 30.5-inches, 6-inch brace height, a Geo Grid Lock riser, focus grip and weighs just under 4 pounds. At a blazing 330 fps, the SDX packs tremendous downrange energy.

The SDX is available in black and Lost Camo. Additionally, the SDX can be further enhanced with Mathews new PNK graphics package.

MSRP for the SDX is $999.

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