As far as manufacturers claims, I do think Hoyt is one of the more realistic in their claims, but Martin isn't far off in most cases.......Read thru this later http://www.martinarchery.com/mtechfo...ead.php?t=8600
Originally Posted by WestMichiganBowhunter
Having said that, your numbers do seem low and I would agree with your expect number in the 285 range.
I read that silks article too and noticed he was at 70.4lbs with 30.25 draw.
Few things to double check or consider:
Make sure it is really 67lbs.......not all bow scales are right. I've had mine on three others scale that showed my 65lb draw weight any where from 63lbs to 72lbs (higher was even on dealer scale)
Double check draw length..........F5 module should be close to the 29" draw
Cam/wheel binding up at all? My bengal did loosen up after a couple months of shooting and picked up a light speed.
Make sure the chronograph is correct.......many of them do not read well and are low in indoor lighting.
Assuming you use a 75gr point with that light arrow.
That light of set-up is going to be noisier than a heavier arrow, and......this is just my personal opinion and not really related to your lack of speed, but I think your arrow may be under spined and maybe a bit light on the front balance
2009 Martin Bengal M2 Pro Cam w/factory STS & CCS.....66lbs, 29" DL, 422gr @ 272fps, Winners Choice string/cable, Trophy Taker drop-away Rest, Scott Release
1996 Martin Firecat XRG Pro Series w/Ultra Sonic wheels.....69lbs, 29" DL, 465gr @ 245fps, w/fingers & Martin leather glove