Don't consider that Firecat a $500 peice of junk quite yet.
Originally Posted by upland woodiw
Did you try different rests and/or arrow stiffness, or is that only some of the advice given?
I don't claim to be any sort of expert, but just want to throw something out there, as I have had a bow and/or specific bow set-ups that didn't do what they were suppose too.........I've had to make adjustments exactly opposite of what is common or had to use arrows stiffer than was typical.
In your case, the 400 arrow (guessing 28-29" length?) is probably suppose to be the so called proper spine for your set-up, but I would at least try re-centering the center and shoot a 340 spine arrow of same length thru paper to see what happens.
Or back off the draw weight 4-5lbs and see if that makes a difference with your current arrow? Either way should rule out arrow stiffness issues.
I'm not a whisker biscuit fan, only because I just don't like the thought of my vanes intentionally being fired though something on purpose every shot.....but that's just me and my peeve. I know a lot of people love them, including a friend on mine that I practice and shoot 3D with.
I don't know what distance you paper tune at, but try at 6, 9 and 12ft and see if there is any difference.
Also don't remember reading how far off is it when rest is more in line?
Again just my opinion, but paper tune is a starting point and a well tuned accurate shooting bow doesn't always punch perfect bullet holes up inside 15ft or so.
Once I have my bows tuned to where fld points and fixed blade broadheads are flying clean and hitting the same at 20yds and out, I never recheck paper tune as it only frustrates me if I see it off again.
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