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    Hello everyone,
    I ve already posted a thread about the tuning the fury xt cams and i am really thankfull for all the replies.
    I am new to archery and i am searching for a target compound bow.Most of the people in the club where i practice suggested hoyts like pro comp elite,pro comp elite xl,contender etc and a couple of mathews conquest etc and the pse supra max,dominator etc. Well they look fine but i dont know whether it would be ok for someone new like me.
    Well they all look the same to me(the aspects look similar with very few differences to some aspects).Remember,i am new to this thing.
    The major difference though is the difference in price.Not to judge the quallity of Martins.That's why i started looking at Scepter V.
    The bad thing is that i live in greece.The only bowshop has just a few compounds(maybe 3 available at the moment) and the Martin Archery dealer is located around 400-500 miles away from the place where i live.
    So if possible,i would like to have a detailed preview about the scepter v from a target practitioner and a suggested set up(Stabilizers,releases,sights,scopes,etc).
    Thank you in advance.

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    Sorry to forgot to add this one.One more reason for checking for scepter v is the draw length.Being 6' 3" my minimum estimated draw length is about 30.5".The weird thing is that my coach measured my draw length at 31"-31.5" which removes lot of compounds out of the equation and the maximum draw length for scepter v is 32" according to specs.

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    Sonny Thomas and/or DonB should be able to help with this.
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    Don't have much. No one talking about the Scepter V.

    However, there is no reason I know of that would detract from it being a class act. 40" ata, 7" brace height, darn nice cams. Owning a 2011 Shadowcat, prior target bow to the Scepter V, I don't feel lacking for accuracy.

    That you're located in Greece I suspect cost is pretty much even across the bow lines, so the Scepter V would fall in the top of the line, but cost less than the top of the line Hoyt, Mathews or PSE. This would equate to some $200 or $300 American savings.

    Accessories I have for my Shadowcat; Archery Speciality Super Peep with kit, 30" Cartel stabilizer, Limb Driver arrow rest, Sure Loc Challenger sight frame with Grande Milliminum Scope housing and 4X lens with .029" fiber optic pin. Carbon Express CXL Pro 150 arrows with 90 gr glue-in points (70 gr with 20 grs wt) and fletched with Bohning X vane 1 3/4" Shield cuts.

    Set to and velocity; 55 pounds of draw weight, measured 28 1/4" draw, arrows weigh 282 grs for 281 fps.

    The Scepter V is rated a bit faster than the Shadowcat and faster than the Hoyts.

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    Thank you very much for the reply and for giving a detailed preview about the set up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diang View Post
    Thank you very much for the reply and for giving a detailed preview about the set up!
    Diang, for your information the ShadowCat that Sonny refers to is almost the same bow as the Scepter V, except that the Scepter has a shorter axle to axle length; approximately 1 1/2". They both use the same cams, limbs, and string material. I'm not 100% certain, but the ShadowCat may have had a 3 piece riser whereas the Scepter riser is of one piece design. Maybe Sonny will chime in and verify this.
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