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Brem
04-22-2010, 12:59 PM
Hey All,
After two weeks with my new Alien X I thought I would give you an update. I got this thing all set up and shot it clocking 311fps with an IBO arrow at 70# and 28" and feel the string is well shot in. I got comfortable with it but felt I could get more and started tinkering. I waxed the string real good and started playing with the DL mod, DS and cam timing. I tweaked the cables until it was coming off the Dl mods at exactly the same spot ensuring proper cam rotation as well. All said and done my ATA is 31 11/16", BH is 6 15/16", tiller even. its all cranked down and is pulling exactly 70#. I placed the DL mod at 28 1/2" and the DS right on 28". I have two arrows that i am shooting. First is a Carbon Express Maxima 350 weighing 350 grs. These come with the Bulldog Nock collor but i removed them. Shot it through the Pro Crony and got 316fps. Second one is a Gold Tip Ultralight Entrada 400. These weigh 346gr but I put the nock collors from the CXs on and they are now 350gr. Shot it through the Pro Crony and got 316fps again. Accuracy is superb. I have my pins set at 30, 40 and 50. i am grouping inside 2 inches out to 40 and 3-4 inches at 50. It is very smooth and no hand shock but I think its a little loud. I am shooting IBO arrows, with light arrows comes noise. i have nothing on the string or limbs but may get something to try and quiet it down. Maybe Bowjax or Limbsavers haven't decided yet
For anyone looking for a lightweight shorter ATA high performance bow this is the one for you. It is great looking, fast, accurate and smooth. All together a well rounded package and well worth every penny. I could not be happier.

polaris754
04-23-2010, 03:16 PM
thanks fer the update , when your all done setting it up i will e= mail u the address to where you can send it , i will be happy that you took so much time to get it right thanks again :eek:

polaris754
04-23-2010, 03:17 PM
just kidding sounds like u have a great bow !!!!!!!!! shoot straight live long~!!:D

duffy
04-25-2010, 02:25 PM
i have bought myself an alien x, that i will be using for field archery in the uk, a few people from my clyb have martin bows, but i loved the look of the alien x, cant wait to receive it in the next few days

Brem
04-29-2010, 06:57 PM
Update to the AX. It was noisier than I would like even knowing I was shooting light arrows. I decided on SVL's Ultra Quads. These aren't cheap and the glue pads dont come off without tearing the film finish so I hoped they would do the trick. Boy did they. After applying them tonight and waiting the 45min dry time I took it out back and let one fly and it all but eliminated the noise. These things are the real deal.

bfisher
04-29-2010, 08:15 PM
Update to the AX. It was noisier than I would like even knowing I was shooting light arrows. I decided on SVL's Ultra Quads. These aren't cheap and the glue pads dont come off without tearing the film finish so I hoped they would do the trick. Boy did they. After applying them tonight and waiting the 45min dry time I took it out back and let one fly and it all but eliminated the noise. These things are the real deal.

Glad to hear a report like this. As luck would have it I know a sales rep for Simms that will give me all this stuff for free. Now I just have to get a chance to see him.

Ehunter
05-01-2010, 07:27 AM
Hey Brem, Glad to hear everything is working out with the new bow. Sounds like you've got it dialed in too. I'm thinking I am gonna have to get some limb silencers for the Firecat. Just can't get this thing to quiet down as well as I'd like. But, as you said, light arrows, more noise. Looking forward to that Missouri deer season now? lol

Brem
05-01-2010, 04:50 PM
E,
I sure am. This thing is awesome. There isn't whitetail that steps within 50yds thats safe.

AlienX
05-03-2010, 06:58 PM
Grats on the great bow mine serves me well im sure yours will to:D:D:D

Brem
05-04-2010, 08:19 PM
AlienX,
What kind of speeds and accuracy are you experincing with your setup?

ezbite
05-06-2010, 09:33 PM
cant go wrong with the X, i love mine so much i now have a cheetah and firecat for sale

sawtellpeak
05-06-2010, 10:01 PM
I can't stop feeling the need to chime in here as well. I finally decided to upgrade my 2003 Jaguar Mag last month and thought I was all set on a 2010 Firecat TR2...that after testing the Pantera, Firecat Tr1, and Tr2. Of course my direction began to shift during my research on the Firecat, in which I started to seeing references to the Rytera Alien X. So the plethora of 2009 Firecat limb issues had me convinced I needed to go with a 2010, but the reviews I read on the Alien X were convincing enought to look further. Unfortunately, I couldn't find one anywhere around here to shoot. :( The inertia was set, though, when I literally stumbled on a deal for a new 2010 Alien X and I pulled the trigger. Thanks to all you who have provided such overwhelming positive feedback, I believe I couldn't have made a better decision. This bow is a incredible. I've only begin to get it though its initial setup, but I am impressed. Granted I'm coming off a Jaguar, which is a solid bow, but I've shot numerous other brands as well. ...and, based upon the way the Alien performs, I think my Hyperlite neighbor is thinking he needs a new bow!

All that being said, I'd probably be as excited about the Tr2 or the Pantera, but i really think the draw cycle and release of the Alien is what it's cracked up to be. But the fact that I picked up the Alien for less than my options for either of the aformentioned is icing on the cake. I should have bought a lottery ticket that day...

bfisher
05-07-2010, 09:20 AM
I can't stop feeling the need to chime in here as well. I finally decided to upgrade my 2003 Jaguar Mag last month and thought I was all set on a 2010 Firecat TR2...that after testing the Pantera, Firecat Tr1, and Tr2. Of course my direction began to shift during my research on the Firecat, in which I started to seeing references to the Rytera Alien X. So the plethora of 2009 Firecat limb issues had me convinced I needed to go with a 2010, but the reviews I read on the Alien X were convincing enought to look further. Unfortunately, I couldn't find one anywhere around here to shoot. :( The inertia was set, though, when I literally stumbled on a deal for a new 2010 Alien X and I pulled the trigger. Thanks to all you who have provided such overwhelming positive feedback, I believe I couldn't have made a better decision. This bow is a incredible. I've only begin to get it though its initial setup, but I am impressed. Granted I'm coming off a Jaguar, which is a solid bow, but I've shot numerous other brands as well. ...and, based upon the way the Alien performs, I think my Hyperlite neighbor is thinking he needs a new bow!

All that being said, I'd probably be as excited about the Tr2 or the Pantera, but i really think the draw cycle and release of the Alien is what it's cracked up to be. But the fact that I picked up the Alien for less than my options for either of the aformentioned is icing on the cake. I should have bought a lottery ticket that day...

I'm glad you're happy with the Alien, especially the price, apparently. And while we're at it, welcome to the Tech Forum. Hope you become part of the community.

AlienX
05-07-2010, 10:09 AM
AlienX,
What kind of speeds and accuracy are you experincing with your setup?

Well for accuacy it does pretty good Ive stacked two sets of arrows now :D . and for speed im shooting around the 310 ish fps after the shop tweaked it for me. but watch your mod screws mine keep coming loose might have to use a bit of loctite yet

ezbite
05-09-2010, 06:16 AM
tuneez make a limb damper for crossbows, i ordered and installed on my X, i couldnt believe my ears/hand, all i now hear/feel when i pull the release trigger now is a whisper of my string and my arrow hitting home:eek: they came in a 4 pack and i put 2 on each limb

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