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Old 02-17-2009, 05:02 AM
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Default Is it true about Mathews cams?

Im VERY close to buying a DXT and have heard that if you have to change draw lengths, you have to change the cams...which is over $100 or so to do. Ive never heard of something like this, i thought bows are normally adjustable in length/weight?
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:13 AM
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Default RE: Is it true about Mathews cams?

They are adjustable in ten pound increments, so like 60-70, 50-60, etc. But if you want to change from a 60-70 bow to a bow that is 50-60 then you will need a cam change..
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:27 AM
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Default RE: Is it true about Mathews cams?

oh sorry...I meant if you change draw LENGTHS...i heard you have to change cams.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:18 AM
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Default RE: Is it true about Mathews cams?

Yes- all mathews bows use a draw length specific cam. This keeps nock travel and performance at peak on a single cam design. IF you bought the bow new, dealers will just put in the appropriate cam- if you bought it used, yeah you can figure on $100 bucks or so to have it replaced.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:29 AM
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Check the AT classifieds for the cam you're looking for.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:35 AM
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Default RE: Is it true about Mathews cams?

Also if you are comfortable with using ebay, you can get some pretty good deals on cams there.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:52 AM
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you need diff. limbs if you want to change from a 50-60 to a 60-70 not a cam change...

u are correct that you need a cam change with the changing of a draw length
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:06 AM
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Default RE: Is it true about Mathews cams?

right mathews.. my post was intended for the draw length change.. i was in a rush to get out the door and ipostedit wrong..

What i should have said was a switch from 60-70 bow to a 50-60 bow will merit a limb change, and a switch from a 28" DL to a 27" DL will require a cam change..

Good pickup on my mistake..
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:28 AM
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Mathews Bows have always been that way. It is a PIA for a dealer for sure.

Believe it or not productioncosts are cheaper going the cam per draw length route over going the module route.

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Old 02-17-2009, 10:59 AM
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They say its more efficient that way...why is that??
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