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Old 05-25-2006, 08:47 AM
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Sorry for posting this. It has been beaten already.

I couldn't resist. So I went out and try one. The birth certificate state 278 fps for 60# and 25". When I looked at the modules, it was the 1.5 module. In this case, I believe it's 25.5" draw instead. I really like the bow, but when I shot it, I felt vibration on the handle. I won't go into detail as others had already talked about this bow. Compare to my Tech29, I can not feel any vibration. I was thinking about replacing my Tech29, but I am having second thought. Did anyone that had shot this bow felt vibration as well or is it just me and this bow?

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Old 05-25-2006, 09:19 AM
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Is the Equalizer you tested fully setup with the hush kit and a stabilizer? Alot of test bows in shops don't have any accessories on them so you aren't comparing apples to apples possibly.
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Old 05-25-2006, 12:25 PM
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Yes, it is setup with hush kit, but no stabilizer. I shot my Tech29 w/o stabilizer and felt no vib.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:49 AM
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I don't think you can really tell without setting it up yourself the way you want it. The whole deal not just the rest and things. I think most bows in most places are just not set up right. Take a tape with you and check the specs next time. The kind of string makes a difference as well.
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Old 05-26-2006, 06:35 PM
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A 1.5 module is a 26 1/2" draw, the 25" draw should have a 3.0 module. I bought mine with a 1.5 mod. and then bought a 1.0 so I had a 27" draw. At 55#/27" with a 285 gr. arrow I get 288 fps and with a 350 gr. hunting arrow am getting mid 260's. With the hush kit on I felt nothing and it was quiet. Didn't like the looks of it though so took it off and just put on limb savers, no string silencers, and notice just a slight twang, not annoying but definetly there. Still no hand shock. Everyone I've talked to has said the same thing. Is it possible the grip was loose?
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Old 05-29-2006, 06:19 PM
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Iroquois, what number should a 28.5" DL Mod read? do you have a chart you go by? if so can you please publish it on this site?

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Old 05-29-2006, 09:02 PM
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what number should a 28.5" DL Mod read?
The Equalizer is only available with draw lengths up to 27" max.
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Old 06-03-2006, 07:22 PM
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Yep, what TerryM said, it only goes to 27". I have the chart but would have to e-mail it to you. If you want it send me an e-mail at [email protected].
They are 23 1/2"-4.5, 24"-4.0, 24 1/2"-3.5, 25"-3.0, 25 1/2"-2.5, 26"-2.0, 26 1/2"-1.5 and 27"-1.0.
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:41 PM
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Well, after seeing the module chart, the birth cert is wrong then. I figure if I had the 3.0 mod on, the speed will be about the same as my T29. Well, I will be shooting my T29 again this year. No need to replace. My T29 is pretty lucky so far - one every year.
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:40 PM
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Well, after seeing the module chart, the birth cert is wrong then
I doubt the BC is wrong, it merely shows performance as shipped from the factory. It may have had a module change since then by the shop. I would also be surprised that an older design like the tech 29 would be as fast as an Equalizer. The Bowtech Manual lists the tech 29 when fitted with a 25" module at 264-272 so you would need to be shooting the 70 lb version to come near what a 60 lb Equalizer can do at 60 lbs. And even then a 25" Equalizer would be rated at @ 280 IBO. Still, not a thing wrong with the Tech 29 though.
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