Don't try to compare the draw cycles of the FireCat to the Saber. I know guys do this, but it's the wrong way to make a decent comparison. Then there's your draw length question. The only way to answer both of these questions is to have both bows measured for draw length and weighed for draw weight. Then draw the two of them.
Know what you're gonna find? The FireCat does have a harsher draw at the same poundage. The bow is also faster and that's part of the price you pay for more speed. You have to work for it. There's no free lunch.
You say you backed the limbs off some? Good move. Make it easy on yourself. Over time you will likely get used to and even enjoy the cams on the Cat. The biggest thing right now is that you are not used to them.
Later on, after hunting season, if you get a chance and you really want to do a real comparison as to the draw cycle of both bows do it this way. Make sure both are set to the same "measured" draw length. Then shoot the Saber over a chrongraph to see what speed it produces. Then shooting the same arrow try the FireCat over the chrono and adjust the draw weight to where it produces the same speed as the Saber. Now compare draw cycles.
You'll probably find that the Cat produces the same speed at 5-8 fps less than the Saber. That makes the effective draw cycle seem much smoother.
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