View Full Version : Actual Firecat speeds - post them here.

Archer Dude
03-16-2010, 01:06 PM
Just curious what real life Firecat speeds you guys are getting.

I am interested in the late model Firecats with the C.A.T. cams.

Please post:

Actual draw length
Actual draw weight
Actual arrow weight
Actual chrono speed

The more the better.

Thanks and best wishes.

03-16-2010, 01:39 PM
2009.5 FireCat(2009 Model with CAT2 Cams 2H limbs)
63# DW(maxed out)
27.5" DL
32 1/4" ATA
7" BH
Even Tiller
Stock Strings and Cables w/ 1 brass nock set center
On a ProChrony Digital
315gr 27.5" Easton Flatline 500 @ 306fps
315gr 27.5" Victory VForce HV V3 400 @ 305fps
325gr 27.5" Easton Flatline 400 @ 301fps
330gr 27.5" GT UL Entrada 400 @ 300fps
362gr 27" GT Expedition Hunter 5575@ 288

03-16-2010, 02:08 PM
'09 FireCat.
GT XT 28.25" 386gn.

03-16-2010, 08:50 PM
Here's what I chrono'd with my Firecat.
Arrows: Maxima 350, 29" 390 gr
Speed: 290 fps

For targets and 3-D shooting this is a great arrow and not very heavy. But if you're looking for hunting arrows you might want to reconsider the quest for the highest speed you can attain.

For big game I'm now getting away from lighter arrows and going for better penetration potential by shooting heavier arrows with high FOC (in the 15-20% range). I think too many hunters are too caught up in fast arrows and KE when they should be more focused on arrows with greater momentum which generally means heavier and slower arrows. The higher FOC also helps the arrow punch through with less energy loss due to flexing when it hits the animal.

I have Gold Tip Big Game 100s on order and will be shooting field tips and broadheads in the 175-200 gr range. The total weight should be in the 530-555 gr range. I expect the speed will drop to around 250, maybe even less, but the momentum will be great.

03-17-2010, 09:23 AM
Draw length----------26.5"
Draw weight---------43#
Arrow weight--------209 grains
Chrono'd speed------275 fps

I have not optimized the bow as I'm waiting for an Alien Z to replace it as a 3D bow. Now that one I'll work on during the summer.

03-17-2010, 11:00 AM
09 Firecat
68# draw
28 1/2 draw
28 inch V1 Nano Force arrows
363gr. total arrow weight
Consistently hitting 309.75-309.99 fps