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Old 02-26-2019, 12:05 AM   #1
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Pulled the trigger on a BowTech SR6 today. Coming from Hoyt I was set on the helix, just liked the overall feel of BowTech better. I shot a few different bows and the BowTech felt the best. Although I am a little down about the speed as it went 277 with 408gr arrow at 27.5dl and 66lbs in performance mode. Also Gateway Archery in Fort Worth did great. Everyone there was super helpful and knowledgeable. Best experience I have had at a bow shop
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:02 AM   #2
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Nice congrats on the new bow.
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:17 AM   #3
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Congratulations. Post pics once you have it loaded. Sight, rest?
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:34 AM   #4
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Congratulations. Probably best bow I’ve shot yet.
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:37 AM   #5
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Best part of it, you shot several and got to pick what felt best to you.
You are getting plenty with 277 fps. My longbow does not get 185fps, and it is more then sufficient for hunting anything I want. Enjoy your new rig, and congrats.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:24 AM   #6
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:27 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone. I think I was just expecting it to be faster since IBO is 352. Guess those cams dont perform like they are meant for at shorter DL


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Old 02-26-2019, 10:29 AM   #8
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Congratulations. Post pics once you have it loaded. Sight, rest?


Spott Hogg fast Eddie 3 pin slider.. qad rest.. bee stinger stabilizer


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You gonna loose 35fps with your DL and DW

Another 25 for arrow weight
Plus string work... 5 ish

There’s 65ish FPS plus the % of false they all use now that 342ish. Gonna be about right in today’s advertising market
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:55 AM   #10
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You gonna loose 35fps with your DL and DW

Another 25 for arrow weight
Plus string work... 5 ish

Thereís 65ish FPS plus the % of false they all use now that 342ish. Gonna be about right in todayís advertising market
Do you think a #2 cam on a Hoyt 26-28dl that rotates more with shorter draw would not lose as much speed? I guess it doesnít really matter now but just wondering.
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:00 PM   #11
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Congrats on the new bow! Looks great!
Plenty fast for any hunting!
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:31 PM   #12
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Do you think a #2 cam on a Hoyt 26-28dl that rotates more with shorter draw would not lose as much speed? I guess it doesnít really matter now but just wondering.
Donít know specs on that bow. But whatever itís IBO speed is you can apply my same numbers to it set up apples to apples and add same 8-10 off that all inflate speed and get dang close to actual speed. If they advertise 12 FPS slower for example they will still be 12 slower

(Assuming you are on performance setting as well)
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:41 PM   #13
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Good looking bow. I thought it would have an aggressive draw cycle by looking at the cams but it is surprisingly smooth. And Gateway is good people, always feels like home there. Congratulations, enjoy your bow.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:26 PM   #14
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Good looking bow. I thought it would have an aggressive draw cycle by looking at the cams but it is surprisingly smooth. And Gateway is good people, always feels like home there. Congratulations, enjoy your bow.
Yes the draw was very nice. I never shot it in comfort mode and I donít think I will
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:36 AM   #15
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Good looking bow... my friend used to have one of this and i was able to use this while we are hunting and it has a very smooth draw cycle... congratulations for having a very nice bow.
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Nice bow, congrats!
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:44 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone. I think I was just expecting it to be faster since IBO is 352. Guess those cams dont perform like they are meant for at shorter DL


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This is common for "adjustable draw length" cam systems, modules are a little better, but not much. Some speed will be lost due tot he shorter power stroke, but adjustable cams are just not as efficient when in a draw length setting other than the "optimum" position.

TANSTAAFL, if you want adjustability you will sacrifice a little efficiency and maybe a slightly different draw cycle as well.

Everyone poo poos draw length specific cams, like Prime, but they do not suffer from the same inefficiencies at lower draw weights.

Physics is always a trade off.

Nice looking bow though, can't go wrong with the SR6; and she's still plenty fast!
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