January 31st, 2012, 02:17 PM
How to adjust a Barnett Vortex
Hi. I'm new to this forum, it looks like a great one. I have a 9year old son who's getting into archery. We went to the asa qualifier at CCR this weekend and had a blast. He is shooting a Barnett vortex until he saves some money for a new one. My question is two parts. First, I need to adjust the draw weight without adjusting the draw length. The draw length is good but he's strong for his age. Second, what would be a good youth bow he could grow with? Thanks in advance
February 1st, 2012, 12:32 AM
I bought my son the same bow this past Christmas. Of course, then I had to buy myself a bow so he'll have someone to shoot with. We're both looking forward to warmer weather so we can do some more shooting without our fingers going numb.
Do you have the manual with the adjustment chart and all the modules for the bow? Swapping modules changes both the draw length and the draw weight, but any given module allows about 9 pounds of adjustment by turning the limb bolts in/out (only three turns each). If you need the manual, send me a pm and I'll scan it at work and e-mail it to you.
December 24th, 2013, 11:01 AM
This manual would be very nice!!
I just bought the 19/45lb 2011 model second hand, and the guy is sending me the modules with no manual, he thinks the info was at the package/case. I have been looking for a pic with enough resolution to read the info with no luck.
January 2nd, 2014, 06:41 PM
I bought my Granddaughter the Barnet Vortex and there is no manual. The only info on the package tells you what the different modules are for and what it does as far as DL and poundage . Tells nothing about how to change them. All the tools come with the package but no directions as to what to do with the tools. I would be more then happy to take a picture of the chart if you wish.....Gary in Ohio....PS- Granddaughter doesn't use it much but boy I am having a ball with it in my basement ---50 ft.. Great bow and set at 30 lbs..
Originally Posted by ramoncio
January 2nd, 2014, 06:48 PM
You can swap modules and when you swap them there is 3 notches on the cams (the bow string is connected to one of the notches and can be moved). This will adjust the weight and draw length, you may have to play with this till you get it set. To remove the string you can take the cam and limb and pinch to loosen the string to move to another notch or you can use a smaller ratchet strap hooked to the cams and draw them together enough to adjust all that needs to be adjusted. You may need to put more twists in the cables and string to have it set correctly. This is all stuff I had to do for my wifes Vortex.
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