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    I found a deal on a brand new 2008 Firecat. The IBO is 335-345 with variability to 26-29 in draw if you use long mod it goes higher in DL. The poundage goes up to 60 lbs with brace height of 7 in. I am a 26 inch DL. What speed do you think I can get with this bow?? Im curious if it shoots a little harder I might consider getting it. I have a 2010 Cheetah set at 73 lbs with 7.25 brace height. My arrows are 360 to 370 grains and shooting about 262 fps. Just wondering if it would be a good idea to switch. I love the Cheetah but if I can shoot a little harder might be worth it. What do you all think?????

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    Problem here is the draw weight difference, 73# vs 60#, a 13# difference so the Firecat's speed might not that much faster. Good thing is the 60# should be easier to draw, better for accuracy and better on your shoulder. It will also give you more choice of arrows, at 73# your looking at 300's only I would think.

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    I had a 2008 firecat 29dlx64pds/372grn arrow i was hitting 285fps,with a 7.4grn arrow x30"=290fps...........so ya the firecat would be the faster bow at lower poundage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedykills View Post
    I had a 2008 firecat 29dlx64pds/372grn arrow i was hitting 285fps
    So at 26" 60# and 370gr its going to be around 38 fps slower so about the same as the 73# cheetah or slower, even if you go to a lighter arrow.
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    well if hes shooting a 26 inch draw length (my cheetah drew longer than the mods indicate) he can get away with a 25 inch aarow and be fine for a 400 spline. for a 27 inch aarow in 400 spine he would need to shoot 125grain points or be underweight with most aarows, and spine is good to the 70# range i think with that short of an aarow.
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    Keep in mind that what I said is calculated speed, might not be that much of a loss. Now if you could increase the Firecat's draw weight there would be no doubt which is faster.

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    hed have to drop some aarow weight, but i think he could maintain speed or even gain a little. my ax drops 285fps with a 340 grain aarow at 61#s and 27.5 in draw. not to shabby, i think even the 08 firecat can do the same.
    dont knoww for sure though.
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    what whould that work out in the calculator? 12 fps for dl, 2 fps for dw, 7fps for aarow weight ~just shotgunning with my chrono exp and tinkering and playing with other clacularors~ so 285 minus 21 264fps, assuming his bow shots as fast as mine set up like mine. (ibo ratings very close) id actually take 3 or 4 fps to just because. i think he can shoot dam near the same speed with less draw weight......
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    Just an FYI...I had an 08 Firekitty, awesome little bow, however, even with a ton of tuning, those Firecats real IBO was around 325. I think you would be around the same as your cheetah. However, it would be a lot smoother and easier to pull back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    So at 26" 60# and 370gr its going to be around 38 fps slower so about the same as the 73# cheetah or slower, even if you go to a lighter arrow.
    I guarantee that firecat will max out above 60# and with a 26Inch draw with the lighter arrows will make up the difference!

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