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Thread: Hoyt Matrix RKT Speed & Draw comparison- #2 cam @29" or #3 cam @ 29.5"?

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    Hoyt Matrix RKT Speed & Draw comparison- #2 cam @29" or #3 cam @ 29.5"?

    Is the Hoyt Carbon Matrix RKT faster with the #2 cam at 29" than the #3 cam set at 29" or 29.5" draw lengths? I am currently shooting a 2010 Hoyt Carbon Matrix at 29" with the #2 cams set with the longest draw length modules, and I am considering buying a new 2012 CM RKT. I tested my 2010 Matrix swapping the #2 for the #3 cam, and I found the #3 cam at 29" and even 29.5" to be slower than the #2 at 29". Also, how does the RKT #2 and #3 valleys differ?
    Thank you,
    Ward



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    Cam #2 on the RKT only goes to 28". Cam 3 goes from 28-30. So you'll be on the number 3 cam regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScopeRKT View Post
    Cam #2 on the RKT only goes to 28". Cam 3 goes from 28-30. So you'll be on the number 3 cam regardless.
    No, the Matrix goes to 29". The shorter Element only goes to 28".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScopeRKT View Post
    Cam #2 on the RKT only goes to 28". Cam 3 goes from 28-30. So you'll be on the number 3 cam regardless.
    Cam 2 on the Matrix goes from 27 to 29

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    My original post is correct. My question relates to the speed & valley differences between the #2 cam maxed out at 29" draw length and the #3 cam at 29" or 29.5".
    thank you,
    Ward

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    From everything I've heard, you will be faster with the #2 because you will get more cam rotation. I'm a short guy with a 27" draw, so I have not tested this theory, but I do know the #3 cams will be smoother/easier to draw. I couldn't imagine the speed difference would be that much different.
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    Thanks for the replies. If anyone has any quantitative data, please post.

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    I have actually seen it on the CRX last year. We shot a 28" on the #2 an #3 and it shot like 3-4 fps faster I believe...

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    I have the Matrix RKT 29" with the #2 cam. I have no idea if it is actually more efficient then the #3 cam, I just went with it because in theory it should be since I am using the full rotation of the cam. I can tell you that it is a very sweet drawing / shooting bow.

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    Great to hear Hoyt 38. I'm leaning towards the #2 @ 29".
    Thanks.

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    any others?
    thank you.

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    I have a RKT Element with #3 cams set at 28.5. I also shot a #2 cam at 28" and they were the same speed so I would have to say the #2 cams are about 4-5 FPS faster.

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    Thanks Viper69. Did you notice any difference in the valley/wall?

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