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Roughneck624
04-21-2012, 08:36 PM
Hello everyone, brand new to this site and to Martin archery. Was wondering what kinda speeds you guys are getting out of a 2011 exile with the accu-trak cam to see if I am close to being what can be accomplished with mine. Right now I am shooting 270fps at 71lb dw and 29" dl. Is that close or is something bad wrong with my tuning. Thanks in advance

droppixel
04-21-2012, 09:16 PM
What is your arrow weight and what do you have on your string. I don't know much about the Exile speeds, but i'm going to venture to say that is close to about right.

Roughneck624
04-21-2012, 09:23 PM
My arrow weighs 398 gr and not sure bout the string weight. It has factory strings, loop, and peep and thats it so far. Goin to a smaller peep and loop in a few days, the trg ate my cables up.

bfisher
04-22-2012, 11:39 AM
Firsts off, welcome to the Tech Forums. Hope we can help you out.

You say the TRG ate your cables up? Not uncommon. Have you contacted the arranty dept? You can have the TRG/SOS package replaced with a standard cable rod/slide configuration and an STS if the Exile can be fitted with it. It won't help with increasing the speed but sure will be easier on cables and string.

dzsmith
04-22-2012, 11:48 AM
I have a 2011 exile. the trg also ate my cables up and martin warrantied mine with a traditional slide. I have never chronod my exile, but it is on the slow side. i have two cable leeches, 2 string leeches, 2 limb silencers, and g5 meta peep which is super light. im gonna say that 270-290 is about right and differences in arrow weight and such is whats gonna make your difference. I try to do lil things to make mine faster, but i want my bow quiet at the same time so i have all the silencers. Speed is awesome, but let me tell you the exile is still a killing machine, i shot my 2nd alligator with mine yesterday and got a complete pass through from the back of the head through the bottom of the jaw at 20 yards. and gator was slightly under water so the arrow hit water before meat.

wscywabbit
04-22-2012, 01:09 PM
nice DZ, that's awesome! Good shooting!

Roughneck624
04-22-2012, 03:33 PM
Yeah I called warranty dept. and Joel helped me out a bunch. Just asked me to send pics of the damage and 4 days later I have a new cable slide and string damper. Martin is by far the best in customer service so far. Thanks again for the comments. I know I will never get close to the ibo speed with a hunting setup, but still would like a little bit more speed. 270fps is still plenty fast enough to kill tho.

justin
04-22-2012, 03:57 PM
Going to a velocity type arrow will gain you some speed.... its a whole new set of arrows though. And dump your limb savers for 5 to 7 fps. Light string silencers near the end of your string, and ditch the cable silencer. And softer sts material ...... then make sure your cam is rotated right if it has any residual noise.....

Roughneck624
04-22-2012, 06:14 PM
Thanks man, could I use cat whisker near the end along with speed nocks or is there something lighter than that? Soon as I get back from work in ten days I'm getting my new strings and cables put on an we are gonna play with the cam and speed nocks. Of course I know speed kills quietness in some form or fashion, but I wanna quick bow that doesn't sound like a box o nuts and bolts when it's shot. Will the sts and another light string silencer prevent that???

droppixel
04-22-2012, 07:04 PM
The STS makes a huge difference and whiskers will make all the difference in the world if you don't have anything prior. You aren't going to get insane speeds out of the Exile, but it is going to shoot very well. If you trust someone to shoot your bow, have them shoot it while you listen to judge the noise, that is the best way in my opinion. I feel like mine are louder than they really are until my dad has shot them for me.

The Exile will be plenty quick, but don't get caught up in the speed game if you don't have to. Consistency and accuracy is where it's at, if you are going to be hunting, be more concerned with those 2 things in addition to noise level and then speed. 270 ain't nothing to shake a stick at. I was shooting with a friend that has a Z7 that was shooting about 270-275 after he chrono'd it and standing next to him I thought that looked really fast. I didn't know how quick it was until he told me.

Roughneck624
04-22-2012, 08:33 PM
I think you are exactly right, I guess I just got a wild hair seeing all these other bows ibo speeds. I shot a lot of bowtech Hoyt and even diamond bows before I shot the exile and that was the one that felt perfect to me. Seeing all those bows and shooting them they seemed a lot faster. But I agree totally if I can hit what I'm aiming at every time and am confident I should have no problem(hopefully). Thanks again for all the great answer and makin me open my eyes to what really counts when your hunting.

droppixel
04-22-2012, 09:01 PM
I think you are exactly right, I guess I just got a wild hair seeing all these other bows ibo speeds. I shot a lot of bowtech Hoyt and even diamond bows before I shot the exile and that was the one that felt perfect to me. Seeing all those bows and shooting them they seemed a lot faster. But I agree totally if I can hit what I'm aiming at every time and am confident I should have no problem(hopefully). Thanks again for all the great answer and makin me open my eyes to what really counts when your hunting.

I have an 07 Cheetah, which is basically an older version of the Exile. Mine has the old M-Pro cam on it and I can tell you it feels plenty fast to me. I shoot that bow so well and was able to dust 2 doe this past year. First season hunting with it. When it is quiet and on target, the deer aren't going to know how fast it is nor will they be alive long enough to really think about it ;)

Roughneck624
04-22-2012, 09:17 PM
Ha very true my friend very true. I think I'm gonna just put my new strings on for now and maybe play with silencers and speed nocks for now. If I get more speed great if not then I'll just keep on shooting an having fun while I'm doing it. Speaking of speed nocks are there any disadvantages or are they a complete waste of time.

justin
04-22-2012, 09:54 PM
From what i leaned here, speed knocks are the only "free" speed you can get. Worth it? Maybe. I started shooting a lower draw weight, shorter draw, heavier arrows, and even a slower bow. All from what i learned here. Ive never shot better!

dzsmith
04-23-2012, 07:09 PM
Thanks man, could I use cat whisker near the end along with speed nocks or is there something lighter than that? Soon as I get back from work in ten days I'm getting my new strings and cables put on an we are gonna play with the cam and speed nocks. Of course I know speed kills quietness in some form or fashion, but I wanna quick bow that doesn't sound like a box o nuts and bolts when it's shot. Will the sts and another light string silencer prevent that???

the sts will not fil on your 2011 exile, you do not have a rear drilled hole for it, or at least my 2011 exile does not, i had to purchase the limbsaver string decelerator and it attaches to your front stabilizer or it comes with a bolt if you prefer not to have a stabilizer. it kind of tricky to get it lined up so it doesnt rub your cables, but it can be done and it made a good difference. a worthy buy in my opinion if you want a string stopper, which does increase speed by the way

droppixel
04-23-2012, 07:18 PM
the sts will not fil on your 2011 exile, you do not have a rear drilled hole for it, or at least my 2011 exile does not, i had to purchase the limbsaver string decelerator and it attaches to your front stabilizer or it comes with a bolt if you prefer not to have a stabilizer. it kind of tricky to get it lined up so it doesnt rub your cables, but it can be done and it made a good difference. a worthy buy in my opinion if you want a string stopper, which does increase speed by the way

I have one mounted on my Cheetah, works like a dream. If you run the rod on the left side of the bow for a right handed shooter, no clearance problems at all. I can get some pictures of it if it will help anyone.

Roughneck624
04-23-2012, 09:13 PM
Yeah mine will take a sts, the riser has a groove machined kinda like the cable guard fits in and it has two bolts that hold it in place. Took an act of congress to find it and Joel finally helped me out. I'm surprised yours does not have the same groove in it. I had a limb saver sts on at first but it made this weird metal on metal sound when the string hit it, so I took it off after I found this one. Hopefully this will quiet it down a little more. Oh if you do see you have the groove in there the part number for the sts is 8812 not the one on the website

Roughneck624
04-23-2012, 09:26 PM
As soon as I get back home I'll take a pic of the groove I'm talking about and post it, it will another nine days tho. And by the way how do I post pics

droppixel
04-23-2012, 10:01 PM
The 2007 riser wasn't drilled for a rear mount. It's all good and mine is quiet as heck as is.

Phantonza
05-04-2012, 07:21 AM
My dealer has 2011 Exiles in stock (they have the TRG converted already). 2011 models have Acu-trak cams instead of Fury XT.

A new member to our local club is looking for an entry-level bow. I have some questions about the 2011 Exile:

- Does the Acu-trak require module change to adjust draw length? If so, does a full set of modules come with the bow or do you need to purchase them separately?

- What is the draw length range for 2.0 size cams?

- What about the quality of the Acu-trak cams: has there been string/cable wear problems as with some other Martin's cams (Nitro, I believe also with Fury XT)?

The Exile comes without a string stop. Is there a machined place if you want to add one, or do you have to use front mount models?

Any other comments about the (2011) Exile are welcome!

dzsmith
05-04-2012, 04:08 PM
Yeah mine will take a sts, the riser has a groove machined kinda like the cable guard fits in and it has two bolts that hold it in place. Took an act of congress to find it and Joel finally helped me out. I'm surprised yours does not have the same groove in it. I had a limb saver sts on at first but it made this weird metal on metal sound when the string hit it, so I took it off after I found this one. Hopefully this will quiet it down a little more. Oh if you do see you have the groove in there the part number for the sts is 8812 not the one on the website
i went to dicks sporting goods and they still had some 2011 exiles on the shelf, and they ahd the groove cut in them. i have an early 2011 exile with no groove for an sts, and the one they had on their 2011 website didnt have one, but im glad to see they fixed that and started cutting them for the sts.