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My new 3-D rig

Old 06-02-2007, 09:19 PM
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Darton Pro 4000
37'' axle to axle
7 3/4'' brace height
308 IBO

I've been waiting for the dealer to get one of these in. He called me when he did, I shot it and took it home. Its smooth, quiet, and forgiving.

I'm shooting a CXL2 - 250 at 319 grains with 28'' of draw length at 58 lbs and getting 267 fps. Its not a speed demon but I only shoot in the hunter class so no big deal. I did shoot a 280 grain arrow through the chrony and got 283 fps. I like the fat shafts though so I'm sticking with the CXL's.
The last couple of years I've been shooting hunting setups at the 3-D's at about 230 fps so this will be alot faster with closer pin gaps.
Anyway its a great shooting bow and feels more "old school" compared to the new parrallel limb bows.

On another note, while at the shop I shot a Ross Cardiac. Now I haven't used a wrist sling for several years and haven't had a problem even though I don't grip the bow. When I shot the Cardiac it jumped enough that I had to grab for it to keep from dropping it. It also made just a little more noise than the Darton even though it had the cable rod silencer and sts device (both had string silencers). I'm not trying to bash the bow,I had no intention of buying it, it just surprised me. The guy that owns the shop shoots it and really likes it.


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Old 06-02-2007, 10:00 PM
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Sweet rig...congrats on your new purchase and good luck. What site did you mount? Sword?
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:40 PM
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Wow, you thought it "jumped". This is the first I've heard of that. Maybe the cam was out of time or something, who knows. It sure has been a hot bow this year! Gratz on the Darton!
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:04 PM
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Nice lookin set-up! If it shoots as good as it looks youll be one happy camper
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:24 AM
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Very very cool bow. I really like the pro series dartons this year............

I shot a friends Pro 5000 last night at 70 yards and what a sweet bow it was.
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Old 06-03-2007, 06:32 AM
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Red Boar, thats a Spot Hogg sight.

Cougars09, I see you own the Cardiac and I take it your pretty happy with it. I've seen nothing but good reviews of it so thats why I was surprised. Probably something a little off with this particular bow.

RJ, is your friend using his 5000 for 3-D or indoor spots?
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:04 PM
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honestly, a little jump from a bow may not be a bad thing. how it jumps tells you a lot.
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:56 PM
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Red Boar, thats a Spot Hogg sight.

Cougars09, I see you own the Cardiac and I take it your pretty happy with it. I've seen nothing but good reviews of it so thats why I was surprised. Probably something a little off with this particular bow.

RJ, is your friend using his 5000 for 3-D or indoor spots?
I'm actually still waiting on mine, I shoot left handed.
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