Well. . . I've been tinkering with the bow for a while now, so I thought I'd post an update.
-Frsit thing I changed was the string. I got rid of the cheap string I had on there in favor of a Nealy string. I still have the winners choice cables on the bow.
-I also got rid of the trophy taker and went to a NAP Quicktune 3000.
-I changed the nock out for a short D-Loop, and added a fletcher peep.
-I backed the bow out 2.25 turns, which put the bow at 70lbs.
--- This resulted in a loss of about 9 fps, averaging 300.7fps. ---
Next, working off Pugs suggestion, I started adding twists to the cables. I worked with the same 350grn arrow as before.
-To start, the draw length was 27.625".
--- I worked in .5 twist increments, and was able to get the average speed up to 303.7fps. This was at 1.5 twists into the cables. The draw length is now 27.75". ---
-Above this I began to loose speed.
Convince I had as much spped as possible, I moved on to getting the thing to shoot. This was a chore to start with.
I backed the bolts 2 more turns which put the bow at 63lbs; perfect for me for 3D. Also, I switched the NAP rest out for a blade rest. I added a serving tied kisser button, and went to town.
The first arrows I tried were GT 3555's. WOW. Bad.
Eventually I ended up putting my GT X-Cutters in there. WOW! Good! Shooting at a vegas target, I was able to consistently hold the arrows in the ten ring. These arrows weigh in at 410grns and were moving along at 271fps on average.
After all this tinkering, I've some conclusions about my bow:
-The heavier the arrow, the better the thing shoots. Also, the shot vibration is greatly decreased with the heavier arrows.
-Did I mention the 6" brace height? Yeah, it is a bit picky. But as long as I do my part, the bow shoots great.
-I really like the draw stop peg. I don't think I'd be able to shoot the bow nearly as well if it were not there. It really gives a solid wall to pull against.
Some more questions if anyone can help:
-I've got the draw stop peg set such that the flat part of the module does not touch the cables. This gives me less let off, which I prefer. Would the bow be faster if I set the peg on the other side of the valley?
-How much more flex would the limbs handle? Could I shorten the string and cables to make a shorter bow and increase the brace height?
-I also need a name for the bow. . . Any Ideas? thinking the "Cougar Camcoction" or "C4.65". . .
Here's a link to the original thread: http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=606904
Thanks for the help guys!