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Old 06-09-2014, 06:28 PM
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So I am still shooting the mathews switch back xt, love the bow its super smooth but last season seemed to be lacking in power. Shot 2 does and a buck didn't get much penetration and all where under 20 yards. Was shooting the 1 3/4" grim reapers though. 2 of the 3 where behind the shoulder shots like you would hope for. Thought about switching to the 1 1/2" grimreapers or the new Muzzys.... I heard it could be from just needing to replacing the string and cables or maybe its more? Thought about going Anybody have any suggestions or and prior experiences with this?
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:13 AM
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I shot switchback xt for years, one of my favorite bows. I shot 2" rages and never had a probably with getting a pass through. I as had my crank up as high as it goes. Maybe crank the poundage up if you have room.
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:51 PM
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I shoot this bow and get pass thrus . And I have mine turned down to 60 . I shoot a smaller head. 1 1/8 . What pound you set at? Maybe try a smaller head
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:36 PM
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Went to the local bow shop to put a new sting and cables on thought this would help some. Started looking at my bow and noticed that the limbs were "turned down" they are #70 so I had the guy go ahead and see what it was pulling and it was at 54...he kinda looked at me like I didn't know you could even get it tuned down this low. I was in a bit of shock. Guess i will crank it back to 70 and see how that goes. Still in amazement of how this happened but guess I should of took a better look at my bow.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:11 PM
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If you're shooting a less powerful bow, you don't want to go with a larger cut grim reaper. My KE isn't all that great so I shoot a 1 3/8 inch razortip and it works great. If you think your bow is less powerful than it used to be, maybe its time for a new string.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:44 AM
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Since you replaced your string and jacked up your draw weight...check out some good small diameter Fixed Blade options and also maybe a new arrow set up? What is your total arrow weight? Also, maybe add some weight upfront and increase your FOC
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:47 AM
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loved the XT... switched when z7 came out... and in my opinion the z7 was far better...
I switched to the Creed last season... not much better than z7. z7 probably best bow I have owned.
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