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    Archer Dude

    Default Actual Firecat speeds - post them here.

    Just curious what real life Firecat speeds you guys are getting.

    I am interested in the late model Firecats with the C.A.T. cams.

    Please post:
    • Actual draw length
    • Actual draw weight
    • Actual arrow weight
    • Actual chrono speed

    The more the better.

    Thanks and best wishes.

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    Default My speeds

    2009.5 FireCat(2009 Model with CAT2 Cams 2H limbs)
    63# DW(maxed out)
    27.5" DL
    32 1/4" ATA
    7" BH
    Even Tiller
    Stock Strings and Cables w/ 1 brass nock set center
    On a ProChrony Digital
    315gr 27.5" Easton Flatline 500 @ 306fps
    315gr 27.5" Victory VForce HV V3 400 @ 305fps
    325gr 27.5" Easton Flatline 400 @ 301fps
    330gr 27.5" GT UL Entrada 400 @ 300fps
    362gr 27" GT Expedition Hunter 5575@ 288
    2010 Alien X
    353gr GT Velocity XT 400 @ 320fps
    370gr GT Velocity Hunter 300 @ 315fps
    Tru-Fire Hurricane Release
    NAP Apache Rest
    Black Gold AMP 3 pin sight
    Limbsaver stabilizer
    G5 Montec

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    '09 FireCat.
    GT XT 28.25" 386gn.

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    Senior Member Rockyhud's Avatar
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    Here's what I chrono'd with my Firecat.
    Arrows: Maxima 350, 29" 390 gr
    Speed: 290 fps

    For targets and 3-D shooting this is a great arrow and not very heavy. But if you're looking for hunting arrows you might want to reconsider the quest for the highest speed you can attain.

    For big game I'm now getting away from lighter arrows and going for better penetration potential by shooting heavier arrows with high FOC (in the 15-20% range). I think too many hunters are too caught up in fast arrows and KE when they should be more focused on arrows with greater momentum which generally means heavier and slower arrows. The higher FOC also helps the arrow punch through with less energy loss due to flexing when it hits the animal.

    I have Gold Tip Big Game 100s on order and will be shooting field tips and broadheads in the 175-200 gr range. The total weight should be in the 530-555 gr range. I expect the speed will drop to around 250, maybe even less, but the momentum will be great.
    08/13 Martin Firecat Pro-X (29" DL, 67.5# DW), Nitro 3 cams, home-made bent cable guard rod, new VEMs, DS Advantage/HHA Pro-5519 front sight, No-Peep Sight Eliminator, Limb-Driver arrow rest, B-Stinger stabilizer, custom lower & upper STS with offset stops, G5 Head-Loc quiver on custom mounting bracket. Gold Tip Velocity XT300 arrows with Bi-Delta 2.5" Sharkstooth vanes and Grizzly single-bevel broadheads, 498 grains at 262 fps (22% FOC)

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    Draw length----------26.5"
    Draw weight---------43#
    Arrow weight--------209 grains
    Chrono'd speed------275 fps

    I have not optimized the bow as I'm waiting for an Alien Z to replace it as a 3D bow. Now that one I'll work on during the summer.
    If You're Not Living on the Edge You're Taking Up Too Much Space
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    09 Firecat
    68# draw
    28 1/2 draw
    28 inch V1 Nano Force arrows
    363gr. total arrow weight
    Consistently hitting 309.75-309.99 fps

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