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Old 07-16-2009, 11:03 AM
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Default Need help on arrow length

I just bought a month ago my new 09 DXT, but decided to use my same arrows, which are Beman MAX-4 400's (9.6gpi). My new DXT has a Trophy Taker drop away on it but when I draw, my arrow still is extended like 2.5-3" past the rest. This cant be right can it? Should i take them in to get cut? If so, how far past the rest should they be at full draw? Thanks
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:58 PM
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I usually have mine cut around 1/2" to less than my draw length. I want it to extend about 1" past the rest.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:28 PM
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Mine is past the rest about 1 inch. Make sure the spine is right for your set up first before cutting it. The shorter you cut it the stiffer the spine becomes.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:41 AM
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since you have a drop away you want to make sure the arrow is coming up BEFORE the tip passes the front of the riser. If not, you won't even be able to use a mechanical head without popping the arrow off the string. ( I learned this the hard way. My shop cut my arrows to short.........then i had to have the rest retimed, which put more pressure on my cables than i wanted........was a frustrating ordeal)

normally the arrow tip is 1.5 - 2 inches in front of the rest.

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Old 07-17-2009, 09:59 AM
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Mine is 2 inches front of rest and shoots fine.
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