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Hoyt UltraTec Report!

Old 04-12-2002, 07:07 PM
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Default Hoyt UltraTec Report!

OK, finally got to set up the new ultratec! Here are a few facts and findings.
Hoyts advertised #`s are...
Axle to axle= 38"
Brace height= 7"
IBO speed = 298fps with an Excel cam.

Here`s how it came out of the box...
Axle to axle=38"
Brace height=7 1/4"

First, I set the bow up with the factory strings, which I believe are made with D75 material.
The bow came in with a # 5.5 excel cam= 29" draw.
I checked the tiller and the idler wheel position. Both were good.
I set the bow @ 66lbs.
With a fletcher super peep and a loop on the string, we went to the paper tuner. As always for me, it took me probably 30 minutes to find where the bow wanted to be. I guess that I still can`t think like a one cam guy, it takes me about two minutes to paper tune a twin cam.
Anyway, now we are tearing up and away @ 8 feet from the paper, so we go to 20 yds. and slip three bullet holes through the paper.
Next to the chronograph.
Shooting a 330 grain arrow (IBO) the arrow goes through @ 292fps! Wow, faster than I thought it would be. With another 1" draw length the bow would easily live up to it`s 298fps IBO rating.
Next arrow to try is an X7 cosmic eclipse, with 3- 2.3" easton diamonds, and a 70gr. flitemate point. Total arrow weight is 355gr.
Through the chrono @ 282fps. That`s what I was hoping to see! This is the arrow I will use for 3-d`s.
I now notice that the factory serving is separating, so off with the strings and time to spin my own.
90 minutes later, we are back to 7 1/4" brace height, but the axle to axle is down to 37 7/8". No big deal.
The new strings are made of BCY Premium 450. The main string is 14 strands, I could have gone with 12 but figured the bow was fast enough.
Twisted down to 28 3/4" draw, the bow now shoots a 355gr. arrow 281fps @ 66lbs.

These are the facts, just hard data.
Now comes a short opinion....This is the sweetest one cam bow that I have ever shot. It is a pleasure to see the arrows stretching out at the 50 yard bales. The bow is very "shooter friendly" easy to hold, I love the low wrist grip!
It sure is not the fastest pony in the barn, but it is an accurate, forgiving bow.
One other thing...I did play with the letoff settings a little bit. The highest letoff I could get was 76%, the lowest was 62%. I am shooting it from the 76% setting. I found no speed change from the highest letoff to the lowest letoff. I am not much good at typing a report, so if anyone has any specific questions. I can answer them, hopefully.
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Old 04-14-2002, 05:56 PM
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Big Country,

Excellent Report. Thank you for posting it. I am just surpised that after 65 "views" mine is the only response.

Keep up the great work..
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Old 04-14-2002, 09:37 PM
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PABowhntr, thanks for the kind words. After reading some of the reports by yourself, JeffB, and a few others I realize that mine falls terribly short. I guess I am better at answering questions than writing reports. I get 2 or 3 new bows a year, so I can practice my reporting on you unfortunate`s!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 04-15-2002, 04:28 AM
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I read it, but just didn't reply. I do appreciate all the bow and gear reviews though. I find them very helpful. Thanks Big country, and all of the rest who take the time to share their findings.

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BC,

Thank you for the compliment and please don't sell yourself short. Jeff and I can get carried away at times (him more than me..<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>). I have had two new bows since I wrote my report on the Cybertec but I just haven't gotten around to writing something up on them.

Hmmm, maybe I should post some FRS/GMRS radio reports in here....it is a new passion of mine...
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Old 04-15-2002, 09:08 AM
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Good report! Sounds like a real sweet setup!!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
One question I have is, what is so different tuning wise on a one cam bow than a 2 cam? I've always had two cam bows and never had any problems tuning. I just got a PSE Thunderbolt (Lightning One Cam) and haven't had a chance to set it up and shoot it yet. Anything I should know, or suggestions?
Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2002, 05:35 PM
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WV Hunter, my experience with twin cam bows is much more than with one cams. Every twin cam that I set up is done the same way, and they always paper tune and shoot great. The one difference I am finding with setting up one cams is that I seem to have to throw the tiller out of even to paper tune them. I guess if I would just get it through my thick skull that the tiller does not have to be the same top and bottom, I will be OK. On this new UltraTec it was no different. The bow would not stop porpoising arrows no matter how much I moved the rest, or how much I played with poundage. As soon as I started moving the tiller around, I started getting results, just a couple of small moves and I was done.
I know very little about the PSE one cams, but I would suggest that you start with the tiller being even, then if need be make small tiller adjustments to finish the job. I personally like to see my arrow tear up and away from the bow at 6-8' from the paper. Even a tear of 1/2&quot; does`nt bother me, as long as it turns into a bullethole by 15-20 yards. I know that many people like to bullethole up close, but I have found that for me, my groups are much tighter at longer distances if I go with the above setup.
I hope this helps out, and remember, when checking tiller on a one cam bow you cannot go from the string, you must run a piece of thread from one axle to the other and measure from it.
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Thanks Big Country. I appreciate the info. I'm looking forward to setting it up and shooting it. I just haven't been able to find the time <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>
I'm like you...I've never had any problems tuning 2 cam bows, but this is the first one cam I've ever had. I'm sure I'll get it figured out...and if not I guess I can always beg you guys for help!!! <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
It sounds like you're ready to go with that UltraTec!
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