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New Toy: DXT Review

Old 11-28-2008, 08:11 PM
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Well I finally got all the goodies in for the DXT, got arrows made for it and got it set up. I've wanted it for goat hunting and it's taken half of goat season to get it together!


I was leary of the 29.75" ATA with my 29.5" draw and for good reason. It draws smooth and anchors solid but it likes to float around a lot more than my other bows, the shortest of which has ever only been 36" ATA. It came in at 69# but the cam makes it feel like a bit more than my other 70# bows. If you creep at all with it, it's gone! I replaced the cable and string right away to 18 strand UltraCam which slowed her down a touch and gave it a quieter, softer shot and will be a more durable string for the brush beating it takes to hunt around here. I slowed it down further by making up some arrows that are Easton Axis N-Fused 300's with 100 grain Muzzy inserts and 125 grain G5 Striker heads that bring them in at 560 grains and 15% FOC. They may take a bit longer to get there but they're going to hit accurately and go right on through whatever gets in their way. The whole package is a bit of a compromise giving up long range precision to gain more portability packing into the high country. I won't be taking it on any caribou hunts that push the 60 yard effective range envelope (expandibles and long, heavy ATA bows for that) but it will do nicely on goats, deer and bear on top of the mountains, within 40 yards. It was louder than my Old Glory until I added the Sims stabilizer enhancer, filled the quiver, a heavier than factory string and a log of an arrow. Now it's just about the same as the Old Glory although, it's probably 20 fps slower given that the OG is only shooting a 475 grain arrow at 265fps.
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:20 PM
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Great looking setup, good luck with it.
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:28 PM
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As dangerous as AK is, but mainly the potential for a huge trophy, why would you risk not having a Bowtech with you?
Congrats on your new bow. Glad to see Mathews is still in business, I had no idea.[8D]
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:33 PM
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It's so little.

Congratulations on your new toy.
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:37 PM
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It's so little.
I think all of the compounds are so "little" compared to what they use to be!!!
Good luck with it!!
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:41 PM
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Great looking rig. What quiver is that?
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:47 PM
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Great looking rig. What quiver is that?
It's a Tree Limb. Similar to the Mathew's Arrow Web but $45 cheaper!
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:00 PM
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Too bad it's not a bowtech. I'm joking. lol
Nice setup, hope she is good to you!
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:21 PM
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That is a SWEET looking bow!
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:50 PM
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It's so little.
Thaaaat's what she said. [8D]

Killer, bud. Glad somebodys getting new toys! [&:]
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