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    Quote Originally Posted by KStigall View Post
    Interesting results on the speed. we are getting about the same speed my draw length is a good bit shorter.

    At 58.5 lbs my 298 gr arrow is moving right at 279-280 fps. But my draw length is maybe 26 1/8". I'm using a Super peep with a verifier and a d-loop with 2 tied nock sets inside the loop. I don't expect anymore fps at my draw length but I would have expected a 27" draw to push 290 fps. I have NO complaints. This -Z is the best thing I've seen come from Walla Walla in a couple of years. 6 days after getting the bow I took 7th at the ASA shoot in London Ky in HC.

    At times I shoot the Alien-Z so well I'm expecting to use to it kill x's this coming season. But I won't know for sure until I have it go toe-to-toe with the S4 Mag sporting nitrous cams.

    If I think about it after the Virginia ASA state championship this weekend I'll set my -Z to 27 inches and see what it does.
    How tight do you have the cams wrapped up? I would imagine they are very similar to the Cat cams and supposedly work better when wrapped tighter.

    There is a thread on AT about this; optimizing the Cat cams. I really should read this because I know that twisting the cables to do what they say is also making the draw length longer and the peak weight go up. I just wonder if after doing this the module is moved to a shorter setting to make up for it.

    By the way Kent, do you happen to know what the draw length range is on the Z with the 1.5 cams? I thought it was 24 to 27".
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    After a few conversations with other people I finally made a phone call to Joel a couple hours ago. The Alien Z with Hybrix 1.5 cam has a draw length range from 26 to 29". Also, the cables are 40.5" and the string is 54.5".

    I was out at the range playing with this thing. Specs are close at
    35 15/16" and the brace height comes in a 6.5". I was shooting it with the module set in the #4 position before so I shortened it up to the #3 position and it was definitely too short for me. It's a wonder what a difference 1/2" can make. So back to the #4 hole and be happy for now. Might have to play around going a tad longer and see how it feels.

    When I get a chance I need to pull the string/cables off and measure them and also measure the draw length and see how close it comes to what it's supposed to be. No matter, I still have to go by feel and how the bow aims. This is the real ticket. Not some arbitrary number conjured up by some chart.

    OK, I got some other things to do. Be back later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    No matter, I still have to go by feel and how the bow aims.
    Important that is.

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    Thumbs up z report

    hey Barry if you find out that Bow wont do it for you. and it really makes u mad to shoot it , i can give u my address jus kiddin nice bow !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    the z is to shoot300 grain u will get 329.4 feet per sec. so if you any thing bigger the speed is slower

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