Pat, It feels like we’re almost speaking an out dated language talking ATA. Would you agree with these latest riser designs ATA is less important I would rather have a 27 inch past parallel bow with that long riser. Than a short riser 35 inch bow. It seems to me they are less affected by torque. Is this true. I don’t own a compound any more but still appreciate the improvements and science behind the design.
With the extra large cams, that bow acts more like a 32-33" ATA bow with regard to string angle. It still puts more side pressure on the cable guard than a longer ATA bow would due to the cables being attaches at the axles. Granted though, a stiffer long riser and short limbs will result in less cam-lean/limb-twist than the same ATA bow of 20 years ago.
My biggest cause for pause with this bow is the 6" BH. That's just too short for many archers to shoot without inducing some hand-torque (long DL, cold weather).
I’m wondering about long range shoot-ability. Accuracy. All the reviews I watched read this morning, they mention the 27” being awesome out to 30-40 yards. Which makes sense for stand and blind hunters, but what about for guys shooting 50-60 or further?
I have not tried it for long range shooting yet. I will say that it is excellent for short range shooting, remarkably quiet and well balanced. I would probably look at the 31 if I was going to do any significant long-range shooting .
Shot the V3 31. Not much different than the VXR. Doubtful guys with the VXR 31.5 will see/feel much difference. The 27” is short, but doesn’t feel in hand much different from a 28-30” bow. The new camo options are pretty cool.
12yards, no say in what they send me. I’m required to sign an NDA and I have any information on the bow until it arrives. This year the bow arrived 12 hours before I left for Kansas. Thankfully it was super easy to tune.
So you guys think that in the hands of the same shooter a 31" bow outshoots a 27" bow at longer ranges, say 60 to 80 yards? Or is it preffered for some other reason? Just askin so dont get all butt hurt.. geeez
I get a kick out of the speed reference, quiet and accurate kill not speed. I prefer a longer ATA bow and a bow with a higher braceheight. I like my Traverse but do agree most bows today are like boat anchors ecsp. the newer Mathews. I still love my Mathews and have tried almost all the others, If I had to chose a second it would be a PSE with the Evolve Cam great drawing bow. Shawn
I draw 28"s as two years ago I changed my whole form when shooting. I used to draw 26.5"s. The Mathews is no pleasure drawing with my shoulders but I shoot it very well for me anyway. The Evolve Cam and one type of Prime Cam were by far the most comfortable on the draw for me. Shawn
Scooby, thanks. I was just wondering since nearly everyone that says speed is basically irrelevant are those that are blessed with a relatively long DL. Not all of us are so blessed, so rated IBO speed is most definitely a factor when selecting a bow.