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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-09-2010, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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Finally got to shoot the new bow.




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Finally chronographed the bow. I was initially a little disappointed till we did the math.

270fps...a little slow compared to the IBO rating but, I have it tweeked down to 60 lbs, I am shooting 27" draw and launching 390 gr gold tips with blazer 2" vane arrows. Still it seems rather fast since I still cannot see the arrows going downrange and what I have given up in speed I will recoup in kinetic energy.

Interesting tidbit...the cam module used in my firestorm lite is the same cam modules being used on the X force bows.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-16-2010, 04:54 AM
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seems those extra inches make all the difference no mater what bow. my xforce at 63lbs over the crono was 326 with my hunting arrow i forget what it weighs but the last i knew my draw was 32". my arrow is cut to 29.5 and can be cut any shorter.
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Finally chronographed the bow. I was initially a little disappointed till we did the math.

270fps...a little slow compared to the IBO rating but, I have it tweeked down to 60 lbs, I am shooting 27" draw and launching 390 gr gold tips with blazer 2" vane arrows. Still it seems rather fast since I still cannot see the arrows going downrange and what I have given up in speed I will recoup in kinetic energy.

Interesting tidbit...the cam module used in my firestorm lite is the same cam modules being used on the X force bows.
Actually that does sound a little slow for an XForce. I would think something around 285-290. I have a drenalin (slower bow) same arrow, 28" draw @ 62lbs shooting 293fps.
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Maybe its just too darn fast and the chronograph is guessing.
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One thing for sure 270 will get the job done. Would not worry about it, the XForce is a great bow.
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One thing for sure 270 will get the job done. Would not worry about it, the XForce is a great bow.
just had to get that in quotes before you deleted it
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just had to get that in quotes before you deleted it
NOT AS GREAT AS MY DRENALIN!!!!
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My dreamseason is shooting 309 29" draw 70 pound. This one has the 7.5" brace. Great shooting bows.

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I have to admit, when I first started shooting my X force, it seemed really different, almost uncomfortably different.

now after a month or so and about 200 arrows, it is really starting to feel comfortable and shoot scary groups.
I made up some 6" rounds for qualification practice and my arrows started to graze each other when shooting multiples. I now have to aim at different quadrants of the circle so I do not hit my own arrows.

I guess it is the radical let off, there is not much at the wall and if you let the bowstring creep just a tad forward it wants to jump out of your release. where as with my firestorm lite there was a considerable plateau at the wall and that allowed you to relax just a little at full draw.

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