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    Hi,


    I was trying shooting a Mystic bow out a day ago and I noticed it felt a little difficult to draw compared against the Bengal I had tried out a couple weeks ago. I switched back and forth and it felt different. Both were set at 50# draw weight. Has this anything to do with Bengal being a parallel bow and that makes it easier to draw or something to do with cam design?

    I ordered 60# weight Mystic because dealer told me he can reduce weight to 50# and I would work my way up as I got more experience. Now I am wondering if I should of ordered a 50#. Any advice about this situation?


    Andre

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    Did they both have the same cam on them? Were they both measured and set for the same draw length? What limbs wereon the Mystic. All these things can make a difference on the draw cycle.

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    Bengal is single cam and Mystic was a elite bow. Both were set at #50 and both had a draw length of 26.

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    OK, so the Mystic probably had the Furious cams, right? And having Elite limbs the cam/modules were smaller than the Bengal's MPro cam. This means it takes a little more oomph to get the cam started.

    The two bows just have different draw characteristics. The Furious cam will probably shoot a little faster. Also, the Furious can be adapted with an extra set of modules and made into Martin's X system (cabling) which eliminates the cable rod.

    I won't say which system is better; dual or single cam. I know which one I prefer, but you gotta make up your own mind. I would also say thatgiven a little time your body will adjust to almost anything you draw.

    Also be advised that Martin bows have a 15# weight range, so if you ordered a 60# model you can easily turn it down to 45# if you need to, and it won't hurt the bow whatsoever.

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    Good explaination ... just wanted to make sure it wasn't me ... still waiting for my Mystic order.


    Thanks


    Andre

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