Welcome to the Septer V club.
I shoot mine non-sights and fingers, I have a Timberdoodel ll on mine and love it.
Why not set it up for fingers and shoot it for everything?
Have a great time with it however you set it up.
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Deer Crossing Target shafts. Specialty Archery Timberdoodle ll rest. Bow String Depot Cables and String.
I Shoot a 2012-SepterV and a 2011-Shadowcat
I shoot Bowhunter, not barebow--fingers non-sights.
On Archerytalk there are always great deals on used target sights. I prefer CBE though. As far as a rest, if you're gonna shoot just spots, a blade rest tuned to your arrows is as good as it gets. Stabilizer setup is whatever feels good for you
Double S that's a great looking rig you have! Jake, that's a good idea. I'll check the want ad's on AT for the sight. I'm pretty excited about this bow and I got such a good deal on it that I've got a decent amount of spare change for accessories.
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We are a rare breed Don, even amongst the Scepter crowd.
Originally Posted by Don B
53.4 # 29.5 DL
Victory HV Arrows
Finger Shooter "Instinctive"
I shoot barebow fingers as well, have been with a 2001 cougar elite, and am now setting up a 20011 Shadowcat. Tried various rests but eventually came back to the good old springy rest. Nearly bullet proof and so simple.
2006 Razor x
If just back yard shooting, many arrow rests would get the job done. I used the original Limb Driver on my Shadowcat, large, wide fork launch arm.
Spot shooting leans toward spot gear, so Super Ball peep 3 orifice kit usually gets it done. So many adjustable sight frames and I guess all good. I have the older Sure Locs, just bullet proof and that they as old as they are and work like brand new says they are bullet proof. Heard the new ones weren't as good, but then those saying so usually are pushing what they have. 4X lens will suffice. Pin size is optional - .029" works, but more are leaning to .019".
500 spine arrows....What draw weight?
I shoot my compounds between 52-55 lbs. The 500's fly really nice out of them. I'm open to arrow suggestions as well. It doesn't take much promting to get me to fletch up a new batch. All great advice above. I ordered a blade rest yesterday and will be checking out the AT want ads for a sight. I'll order a suber ball peep today. Got the bow last night and I have to say that the Scepter V is really a nice rig. I can't believe how smooth the draw is! I think I'm going to really like this bow. I hope the new management at Martin continues producing reasonably priced, high quality shooting gear like this.
You should be good for spine at 52 to 55 pounds, just maybe heavy, which won't hurt a thing.
My Shadowcat was set to right at 55 pounds. With a measured 28 1/4" draw it would launch CXL Pro 150s at 281.0 fps, but using proper serving for the cables it would hit 284.0 fps. My CXL Pro 150s weigh 282 grs. If I heard correctly the Scepter V is a tad quicker than the Shadowcat.