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hotrod26
05-02-2011, 01:30 PM
I am considering a Shadowcat for my 3D rig. Anyone on here have experience with the Shadowcat and also what is the current street price on a 2011 Shadowcat.

SonnyThomas
05-02-2011, 04:42 PM
My 2010 Shadowcat has been doing fine in 3D and I haven't got it cranked up. I have it poking along at 268 fps (56 pounds) at the moment and waiting on new arrows to put it up to 280 fps for ASA. I would make really sure of the draw length before buying one.
No idea of the street price at the moment, but rumor is that it's inexpensive compared to others. I did read of the Shadowcat not having the TRG or the quick disconnect, which is just fine with me.

bfisher
05-02-2011, 05:11 PM
MAP on a ShadowCat is $750. I believe that's the same as last year.

hotrod26
05-02-2011, 06:01 PM
Sonny,
What do you mean by being sure of the draw length before buying one? My draw length is 27.5 or 28 depending on the bow.

justin
05-02-2011, 06:17 PM
i think 28 is about minimum on the shadowcat..... or at least outside of advertised specs......i think hes saying make sure you arent going to end up with a bow that draws too long before you buy one

archerx7
05-02-2011, 06:30 PM
Sonny,
What do you mean by being sure of the draw length before buying one? My draw length is 27.5 or 28 depending on the bow.

The botom end of the DL range on the SC with 1.5 cams is 27.75 with the correct string and cable lengths.

cyclepath
05-02-2011, 08:12 PM
Not exactly sure what you are looking for but this looks like a good deal. I think this guy is on here also. http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1479584&highlight=martin+shadowcat

SonnyThomas
05-03-2011, 05:43 AM
The best I can get my 2010 Shadowcat's draw length down to is 28.0". So with a 5/8" loop I have to concentrate holding to the wall. Otherwise, the Shadowcat is one of the most accurate bows for spots and 3Ds. John Wheeler set a new Vegas record, 900 with 72 Xs, just this year and this with fixed pins.

My own experience this year in down home local 3Ds and spots, and nothing to challenging; High Overall in Indoor ASA DAIR state event, 3 high overalls at easy 3Ds. Game plan shot to pieces I got my butt kicked at another 3D.

Other;
Shot a NFAA 20 yard target from 30 yards and nailed down several 290 type scores and a couple 300s.
Used arrows of different spine (too weak to too stiff) and the bow just plain remains accurate.

hotrod26
05-03-2011, 03:18 PM
Is anyone else having issues with the draw length? Is this an issue with the 2011 else?

SonnyThomas
05-03-2011, 06:21 PM
Is anyone else having issues with the draw length? Is this an issue with the 2011 else?

Dont' know. No one has one that I know of.

Don
05-07-2011, 05:31 AM
As long as you get the 1.5 cams you should be good to go. If you need to shorten the DL you can twist up the cables a bit and that will work. There is a thread on AT about tweeking the cam rotation to get more speed out of the C.A.T. and Nitro cams on the new bows. I did some tweeking on my Shadowcat with the 1.5 cams and got it shooting 294 fps.@ 57#-28"dl. Shooting a 321.2 gr. arrow.http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=626601
Don.

bfisher
05-07-2011, 10:48 AM
As long as you get the 1.5 cams you should be good to go. If you need to shorten the DL you can twist up the cables a bit and that will work. There is a thread on AT about tweeking the cam rotation to get more speed out of the C.A.T. and Nitro cams on the new bows. I did some tweeking on my Shadowcat with the 1.5 cams and got it shooting 294 fps.@ 57#-28"dl. Shooting a 321.2 gr. arrow.http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=626601
Don.

Slight correction here. To shorten the draw length you certainly don't want to twist the cables. You'd want to untwist them and/or shorten the string.

Don
05-07-2011, 02:13 PM
Slight correction here. To shorten the draw length you certainly don't want to twist the cables. You'd want to untwist them and/or shorten the string.

You are right, thanks for the correction. It was early when I posted that...LOL
Don.