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martinMaineEak
12-27-2007, 06:52 PM
Is there anyone outthere that has the new firecat and could tell me there
thoughts on it? What are you getting for performance & shootability?

rick308
04-02-2008, 08:32 PM
Is there anyone outthere that has the new firecat and could tell me there
thoughts on it? What are you getting for performance & shootability?

I will tell you from my experience this bow is not for a light weight. I'm 280lbs I'm a heavy wheel mechanic with lots of muscle and upper body strength. I let several people at work shoot my bow and out everyone I was the only one able to draw it at 70lbs I had to back it down to 55 for everyone else. The cam's are very aggressive but! if you have shot a Bowtech Tomkat with speed mod's which is much much slower than the cat ... the cat is easier to draw than the Tomkat with speed mod's.

I shot an arrow through a 2x4 at 10 yards with the bow set at 70lbs ... here is the post http://www.martinarchery.com/mtechforum/showthread.php?t=2559&highlight=firecat

One thing I think is a plus even if you can't draw it at 70lbs it's amazingly lethal at 55lbs way more power than the average single cam bow even with the draw weight at 55lbs.

I hope this helps.

flytier17
04-02-2008, 09:23 PM
Yeah, but anybody not familiar shooting bows can't draw much.

Heck, I'm a 17 year old, and I shot a Firecat at 72 at the proshop.

dbd870
04-03-2008, 06:39 AM
You're just going to have to try it for yourself. I didn't care for it - but that doesn't mean much.

steve hilliard
04-06-2008, 08:41 PM
depending on cam rotation, the Firecat is one sweet shooter. The cams like to be wrapped up, Adjust the cams to over rotate a little from were you have it out of the box and its really smooth. Even out of the box its smoother than anyother Binary or Hybrid cam

1A12
04-11-2008, 08:08 PM
I bought one and love it. I like the way it draws kinda wierd at first but now I like it. Im shooting it at 65# and I have no problem with it. I added a 8" stabilizer to it. That should do the trick for after the shot. Im also shooting a 469grain arrow at 261fps. 28.5 dl 65# with string leeches on

Elk4me
04-13-2008, 05:41 AM
I just love mine. Been shooting it for about 2 months now and it is a very fast smooth shooting bow. I am shooting 62# DW at 27.5" DL and using a Easton Redline 410 353 gr arrow and shooting 276FPS. I like the CAT Cams alot better than the old Nitrious cams.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b116/Elk4me/Firecat040608.jpg