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    thanks all im looking forward to it so far this is how i set it up i have the 70lbs limbs im gonna be looking to shoot it at 55-60 lbs i have a 27 draw length and i put an apex lighted sight and a quicktune scizzor rest shooting 400 beaman carbon arrows hope i set it up right i wanted a fast bow to make up for the the shorter draw length to get the most ibo possible not sure where its gonna ccome in but hopeing for high 200's is anyone useing and after market silencers are they needed ?? thanks again guys

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    Wish you luck with it. I've been fairly happy with mine the last year and a half. Wish it had a longer A2A, but that was my choice at the time. My draw is 26.5" and I still like bows around 36" or more.

    Just a suggestion, but if you are looking to get the most speed for your draw I would look at other arrows. Between 55-60 pounds you should be able to shoot a 500 spine at your draw length and arrows of about that length. You might look at the Gold Tip Ultralite series. You should easily be able to get these down to around 300 grains or even lighter depending on tip weight. Just an educated guess, but these should get your speed around 290-300 fps, if that's your goal.

    If you are budget minded you could try the Ultralite Entrada (1/2 doz). Gold Tip website has a feature called "Build Your Own Arrow". You could work something up on that to see the finished arrow.
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    i need a hunting arrow which i will put a 100 grain tip on looking for speeds close to 300

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    Quote Originally Posted by reeladdiction View Post
    i need a hunting arrow which i will put a 100 grain tip on looking for speeds close to 300
    You might get lucky, but for hunting and a 100 grain tip 300 fps ain't gonna happen. Trust me. With a 3D setup----maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    You might get lucky, but for hunting and a 100 grain tip 300 fps ain't gonna happen. Trust me. With a 3D setup----maybe.
    Yeah - My '09 Firecat at 62# 28.5"dl with 386gn arrows does about 282fps but that is plenty fast enough for hunting - even here in the west where average shots are about 35+ yards.

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    With my Goldtip 55/75 fusion vanes wraps and 100 grain tip . Draw lenght is 27.5" at 70# the chrono showed 296. Never shot it at 60# through the chrono. Don't know if it would drop off all that much.Havn't gotten around to trying all the tuning tips that are in the thread on ArcheryTalk yet waiting on new strings. I'm looking into some lighter arrows for both hunting and target .

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