Some of you may remember the speed issue I had recently with my Nemesis...I almost consigned myself that all of this was in my head...THEN I received my new Sceptre 5...I measured the draw length, checked the poundage, set it up and shot a 300 gr arrow through our chrono...at one half inch SHORTER than my nemesis and 60 pounds, the Sceptre shot the arrow through the chrono at 290fps! The Nemesis is 5 inches shorter than the Sceptre and a half inch longer draw...same brace height...EXCEPT The Sceptre is faster! I give up! I AM really happy with my new Sceptre 5