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    Hi,

    I've just recently purchased a Scepter 4 with furious cams and 35-50 pound limbs. My draw length is 27" and the poundage will be set at 35 pounds. I already own 12 carbon express predator 800's which are cut to 28".
    Are these arrows suitable for the Scepter @ 35? I'm worried they may be under spined...

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    If the arrows are 27" and you shoot 70gr target tips they should be right at the upper edge, spine wise. Cut to 26" they are in the ballpark. Of course there's nothing like trying them to see how they perform. I just happen to be one of those guys that have been able to shot lighter than recommended shafts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Compounded View Post
    I'm worried they may be under spined...
    Shoot them and see.

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    Thanks for your input. I'll give them a try.

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    Let us know how they go.
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    I shoot Scepter 4 they like stiffer spines than the charts recomend next time you buy arrows.

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    Thumbs up They're all good!

    Took my fiancÚ out for a shoot today with the scepter and the predator 800 @27 inches. Shoots dead straight! Pretty happy with the performance. The bow isn't quite pulling 35 like I thought it would, no, it's at about 33 pounds @ 27inches. But, man, it can whack these arrows out at a pace. I'm impressed, Martin . Great bow.

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    Another thing.
    I want to start getting the bow well tuned, I've estimated how far away from the riser the arrow should be, though I'm not exactly sure what is the right distance. If anyone out there in E-land has experience with the 08 scepter using fingers and has a number to put forward, I would appreciate it.

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    I think that I remember guys talking about 13/16", but don't quote me on that!
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    If you don't already have one try to get a copy of Easton's Tuning Guide. It explains how to set up accessories on a bow and several methods of tuning for both fingers and release shooting. It's a free download on Easton's website or can be had at www.huntersfriend.com or in the Tuning forum on www.archerytalk.com. This should help you immensely.
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