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    Planning on a new bow in the spring,and right now it is a toss between the Firecat 400 and the Firecat 360.

    Here's my situation.

    I don't shoot tornaments or anything like
    My max shot from my stand is 30yrds
    Never owned a dual cam before and the shop is a 2 hour drive.

    So should I stick with a single cam or jump to a dual?I can't shoot either of these bows either,they will have to be ordered in.Just like some opinions ,want to make the right choice in 2 months

    Thanks for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simple Life View Post
    Planning on a new bow in the spring,and right now it is a toss between the Firecat 400 and the Firecat 360.

    Here's my situation.

    I don't shoot tornaments or anything like
    My max shot from my stand is 30yrds
    Never owned a dual cam before and the shop is a 2 hour drive.

    So should I stick with a single cam or jump to a dual?I can't shoot either of these bows either,they will have to be ordered in.Just like some opinions ,want to make the right choice in 2 months

    Thanks for your input.

    SL
    Dual won't hurt ya! They are not hard to work on. And I am sure we can help so you won' have to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    Dual won't hurt ya! They are not hard to work on. And I am sure we can help so you won' have to drive.

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    Ahh, the classic dual(aka Hybrid) vs. single cam. I believe you can't go wrong with either, but if it's any help I probably will go with the hybrid cams when I get a new bow.
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    The 400 will shoot at the same speed as the 360 at less draw weight.

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    Since you already have a single cam bow you'd better take the Firecat 400. Someday i will also buy a new faster hybrid cam bow to add to my moab.
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    Thumbs up rh stage 2

    i feel its a matter of fiddleing or not if if your a constant fiddler get the twin cam , as the strings stretch the sync goes off and u have to fiddle, then there are the days it will shoot the hair off a fly , and then u scratch ur head the next because u cant hit the target at 10 feet i have had my fill off twin cams

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    Default Dual or Single cam

    With today's strings, and the new Martin's having the HammerHead strings, there is not the fussing to keep peak tune.

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    Sonny hit on this one. Those who have had rpoblems with dual cams going out of sync may have a sour note in their craw, but with today's better string material and construction most of these problems have been resolved.

    If you get one with the Nitro or Cat cams it may not be sycned correctly from the factory, but it's not hard to make adjustments to fix the problem. Once done it should be pretty much foolproof.

    Mentioned above is about the speed difference and I'd like to elaborate on that. The Cat cam is a harder drawing cam than the Accutrac----at a given draw weight. Where the big difference is though is that the FCat 400 will get the same speed as the FCat 360 at about 7-8# less draw weight which in effect makes it feel almost as easy as the AccuTrac cam. And I don't care who you are or how big and strong you are you still have to roll the cam over and 70# is 70# if that is what you draw.

    If you shoot something like 70#, for instance, and can still handle the Nitro cam at 70# then you'll see about 20 fps speed increase by shooting the Nitro cam as compared to the Accutrac. I'm just using 70# as an example. The speed differene would be the same at any given weight so long as the same arrow is being used.

    Seriously, a 2hr drive might seem like a lot, but I would still advise shooting both bows, set up for your draw, and see which you like. I would say to set them both up so they chronograph the same and see how much difference you notice in the draw cycle. Just don't overbow ourself for the sake of speed. Make it comfortable on yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    With today's strings, and the new Martin's having the HammerHead strings, there is not the fussing to keep peak tune.
    That is one of the things I was worried about.
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