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- Draw Length: 15"-30”
- Draw Weight: 7-70 lbs
- IBO Speed: 318 FPS
- Mass Weight: 3.6 lbs
- Axle to Axle: 31”
- Brace Height: 7”
- Let-off: 80%
Adjusting the Draw Length
This bow comes preset at 26 inches of draw length from the factory. It is quite important that your bow fits you properly. To make adjustments, you need a 3/32 inch hex wrench in order to remove the screws attaching the modules to the cams. Once done, simply rotate the modules so that the indexing marks point to the desired draw length. Retighten the screws and you are good to go. It is recommended to apply blue loctite 242 to the threads before replacing the screws so it does not loosen up when shooting the bow repeatedly.
Adjustments, check! Now, what about shooting some arrows?
Now that the compound bow is adjusted to liking, it is time to shoot some arrows.
Yes, youths can handle it but still can blast arrows up to 318* feet per second which represent the IBO Speed Rating at maximum settings with a brace height of 7".
More realistically, you may shoot arrows at around 265 FPS which is a bit on the slow side compared to powerful bows. Still, with 400-grain arrows, you will most likely get around 62 ft-lbs of Kinetic Energy. In other words, you can hunt any kind of deer on the planet with this bow.
You may not want to take on bigger games though, such as elk or cape buffalo since the KE value is slightly under the recommended upper value (refer to the image below for more detail on what you can hunt).
Plus, you got to remember that the value of 62 ft-lbs is the power of the arrow once it exits the bow. Keep in mind that you will lose KE value over the distance you are shooting from because an arrow loses power as it flies. As a rough estimate, you may lose around 6 to 10 ft-lbs of KE (this may vary depending on the conditions) once you reach your target if at a 30-yard distance. With that being said, your true KE value would now stand within the mid-fifty range. As you can see, going for an elk would be stretching it. If you absolutely want to go for an elk, this bow might not be your best pick.
The draw cycle on this bow is very smooth. The weight builds up slowly and consistently until it reaches the let-off.
As far as accuracy goes, nice groupings can be achieved. Though you may feel slight feedback and vibrations but nothing to worry about really.
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What's in the package?
- Three-pin TRUGLO® Apex Tundra sight: This sight is not the best and not so easy to tune, the pins are low quality plastic but are fairly bright. It is a good starter but as soon as you gain experience and become serious about shooting, you may want to change it. Though, be reassured that it will get the job done.
- Octane™ Hostage XL Arrow Rest: Good reliable and accurate rest, it may not be suitable for every bow but works well on this kind of bow. Brushes have a tendency to wear out a bit fast but can be overcome if tuned right.
- Comfort wrist sling: Very comfortable on the wrist and easy to adjust.
- Octane DeadLock Lite quiver: Very light and solid. Hold arrows tight.
- Carbon peep sight: The peep sight mostly depends on preferences but no issue whatsoever.
- Octane 5" Ultra-Lite Stabilizer: Durable and lightweight. This stabilizer is efficient to help eliminate noise and vibrations. Its small size makes it ideal for hunting but a longer one might be best for target shooting.
- BCY string loop: BCY is good quality.
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