April 21st, 2014, 04:22 AM
Really want Ross XD. What are they like?
I'm currently shooting a Bear Outbreak bought from Hoddywell Archery in West Australia. But I'm also thinking of getting a Ross XD, just want to know what are they like to shoot?
April 21st, 2014, 04:44 PM
Very lightwieght. Smooth draw and a solid back wall.
ROSS Crave DRT 33.5, ROSS H.I.T., QAD, Black Gold Vengence, Vendetta archery Bullethead
June 22nd, 2014, 04:12 AM
I am shooting the XD and I must say I really love it.
Ross did a great job designing a perfect (and affordable!) hunting bow.
I hunt antelope from a blind and whitetail and turkey in thick brush but I also hunt elk and bear in the backcountry on multi day backpacking hunts and this one bow handles all of these hunts because it has a short ATA but not too short as I can still shoot out to 70 yards. Plus it is light weight for my long hunts and hikes.
As far as how it shoots. I love the back wall. When you come to full draw there is a comfortable but rock solid back wall.
It also comes loaded with limbsaver shocks mounted all over so you only need to add your stabilizer for a smooth shooting bow.
My setup is the Ross XD teamed up with a Trophy Ridge Pursuit slider sight. Whicker Biscuit rest. Shooting 340 Gold Tip XT hunter arrows with 125 grain heads and another 50 grains stacked behind the insert. So my arrows weigh about 490 grains and the XD is launching them about 278fps.
I hope this helps!
July 2nd, 2014, 05:40 PM
It's a great hunting bow, short and light weight. Also good enough for competition.
July 3rd, 2014, 06:37 PM
Great bow Arrow Trade had nice review of bow.
October 20th, 2014, 09:30 PM
This thread is pretty old but it's the only one I could find specifically dealing with the Ross XD. I bought one about 9 months ago and, I have to agree, it's very smooth shooting, has a very comfortable draw cycle, and I love the back wall. And I bought it for the light weight.
That said, there's a couple things that are really giving me serious problems.
1) I can only get about maybe a couple hundred shots out of it before the buss cable serving over the DL mod needs replaced. I've been replacing it with Halo .014 thinking that might be the cure, but not dice, it's makes no difference.
2) The only way I can get it to bare shaft tune bullet holes out to 30 ft is to move the rest so far to the left (I shoot left handed) it places the entire arrow completely outside center shot range in order to not get a nock right paper tear. I've tried yoke tuning to extremes and tried moving the rest in small increments in both directions thinking that since it's a WB rest, there might be a sweet spot in there someplace. I've done everything imaginable to ensure my bareshafts are FOC identically to my fletched arrows. When it is finally shooting bullets in paper and grouping my BHs with my FPs, the rest is so far from the center shot it becomes unusually noisy to shoot. And I'm absolutely certain my arrows are spined correctly because I have tried both ends of the allowed poundage on the spine I'm shooting with no noticeable improvement.
If any of you out there familiar with the Ross XD can help me, I would very much appreciate it.
November 3rd, 2014, 08:14 AM
I am shooting a Ross XD. I heard some of the modules had a manufacturing defect, so it may be worthwhile contacting the company to see if you are affected.
Regarding your tuning issues. My Ross XD tuned very easily and quickly. The only thing I did to tune was to add twists to the yoke to eliminate idler lean, and then set my centreshot in line with the string by eye. It took a couple of rest adjustments and then sight adjustments to have broadheads and fieldpoints hitting the same spot.
Hope that helps.
Originally Posted by numbnuts
December 16th, 2014, 05:39 AM
Been shooting my new XD for a week now, best bow I've owned shootability wise, extremely light, quiet (as is expected with 5 limbsaver dampeners and silencers), no hand shock and comfortable draw cycle. Solid back wall with the limb stop, not to mention Vaportrail custom strings with no stretch or rotation. There is almost no resistance in the first 2-3 inches of the draw cycle, this is probably because the limbs are not pre-loaded, I would have preferred preloaded limbs with a little more speed, but 320IBO is still reasonable for a single cam.
The only real problem is the cable slide, or rather cable slides in general, as junk and dirt tends to collect on it, and on the strings. It can also get noisy and increases friction. It seems that Ross is a little behind on technology; there are no split limb bows, 340+fps speeds, carbon risers, roller guards, binary cams and the limb pockets are a bit primitive. Again, nothing wrong with any of them, but I would have liked to see some newer technology and faster bows in their lineup. The 'new' Headhunter isn't all that much different from the 2012 Crave, and a bit slower as well.