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    Default Just ordered an Alien XT

    After spending a lot of time shooting and researching bows, I decided on the AlienXT package from Hunters Friend. Should be here in a few days. Any advice on anything to watch for when I start attacking my backyard target when it gets here

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    Well Congrats! as far as advice wear a bib! With that bow your going to need it! The drool will get intense with every shot. Just kidding with ya. But you got a good bow. Have fun with it!





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    You will LOVE IT! Make sure to come back and post pictures when you get it!

    Congratulations and welcome to the forum!
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    Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new bow purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunron View Post
    After spending a lot of time shooting and researching bows, I decided on the AlienXT package from Hunters Friend. Should be here in a few days. Any advice on anything to watch for when I start attacking my backyard target when it gets here
    Good decision. I have Onza 3 which is technically the same bow. I had a Hoyt CRX before and I like the Onza 3 much better, mainly because of the much nicer cam behaviour.

    There is one thing, though: the draw module groove inner edges are 90 degrees and too sharp. You should file those edges round, otherwise they will start eating your cables. This is relatively easy, since you will not need a bow press to remove and reinstall those modules. An allen wrench is enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantonza View Post
    Good decision. I have Onza 3 which is technically the same bow. I had a Hoyt CRX before and I like the Onza 3 much better, mainly because of the much nicer cam behaviour.

    There is one thing, though: the draw module groove inner edges are 90 degrees and too sharp. You should file those edges round, otherwise they will start eating your cables. This is relatively easy, since you will not need a bow press to remove and reinstall those modules. An allen wrench is enough.
    Thanks Phantonza, I will address the problem very quickly..

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    Buy extra nocks, you will need them!

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    Well it arrived on Monday, I only got to shoot about six times but oh my God this thing is wonderful. More later...Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunron View Post
    Well it arrived on Monday, I only got to shoot about six times but oh my God this thing is wonderful. More later...Ron
    Careful it's an addictive bow...
    In God and guns we trust;
    • One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
    • A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


    2011 Onza 3: 70#, 28.25 draw (AMO), 384 gr arrow, 288 fps
    2005 Saber: 70#, same arrow, 250 fps

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