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I posted this in the 3D archery area but I thought I would throw it in here as well.

Picked up my Bowtech Specialist last week and was just looking for some feedback on how everyone else is shooting and what kind of setups your doing for 3D. I'm planning on shooting freestyle a little later in the season. Right now I'm getting a feel for the bow and I robbed the Seven Deadly pins off of my hunting bow. I'm exploring options for a micro adjust Sure Loc or Axcel. I threw a limb driver rest on as well.

What kind of speeds and what arrows are you shooting? I'm maxed out at just over 62lbs shooting I believe a 385grain (just a guess) or so with the Easton Fatboy 400's with 2" blazers I had left over. I'm only getting 285fps with a 28.5" drawlength. Looking to speed this up just little obviously for 3D and I think something other then the fatboys would do it.

I definetly need to explore my options with a new stablizer/offset bracket once I pick up the adjustable sight. I'm just looking for some feedback and maybe some pics of everyone elses builds and what is working for everyone else.

thanks everyone.
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My Inferno comes in ~5 weeks.

Current setup accessories I've bought/ordered:
1. FUSE Carbon Blade 24" with 6, 1 oz weights
2. Spot-Hogg Hogg-it 5 pin.
3. QAD HDX rest in red
4. bowjax and limbsavers
5. Stokerized Nucleus System

Can't wait to hear others feedback and advice as well :moviecorn
 

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I would love to get one for dots. So how are they shooting? I have not shot one yet.
 

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It is a very good shooting bow. The wall is solid, if you creep, the string is coming out of your hand. The only compliant I have is the coating on the limbs, the coating is flaking off. A staff shooter at the local pro shop has the exact same problem. I have been very disappointed with that...obviously the limb coating does not affect the accuracy. I was surprised at how well it shot to be 37" ax-to-ax. I shot a field round last weekend and I was pleased with the bow.
 

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I would have to agree on the coating on the limbs. Anyone else having this issue? It will be interesting to see what Bowtech has to say about it.

My sight and scope should be here early this week. Its a pretty smooth shooting bow so far. I need to find a better stablizer/offset to really tell. Right now I'm using a older 30"+ vibracheck with a doinker supression mount behind it. Thinking maybe a b-stinger or a dish. I'd also like to try out a little softer rubber on the string stop and see what that does.

I'm thinking about changing the drawstops from 75% and to 65% to see if I get a little more wall. I might also throw a little hockey tape on the grip as well. This is just a personal preference.

I made the mistake of putting a G5 redzone peep in at first and it started to cut the fibers up really bad so I pulled it out and am waiting for one of the pro series peeps from speciality archery.

Bow shoots great though cant wait to try it with the HoggFather.
 

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I have my specialist set up with a 30 in b stinger front rod with a dead center riser side rod bracket and a 12 in b stinger side rod. The sight I chose this time is a Axcel 3000 sight and extreme scope w/ 4x lens. I have found with this bow being so light that I had to add more weight to my front and rear stabs. I have 5 oz of weight on the front and 11 on the back plus I have put 3 oz of weight in the rear stabilizer hole on the back of the riser and this has helped out a lot. I am shooting lightspeed 3d arrows with 100 gr nibs and mini blazer vanes. Getting about 295fps out of it at 28.5in draw at the 65% let off stop. I am shooting the best 3d scores that I ever have with this setup. I am also experiencing flaking on the limbs where my pro pod Is attached. I hope this helps
 

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It is a very good shooting bow. The wall is solid, if you creep, the string is coming out of your hand. The only compliant I have is the coating on the limbs, the coating is flaking off. A staff shooter at the local pro shop has the exact same problem. I have been very disappointed with that...obviously the limb coating does not affect the accuracy. I was surprised at how well it shot to be 37" ax-to-ax. I shot a field round last weekend and I was pleased with the bow.
I have the same problem but only with upper limb
 

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Both of you get some clear electrical tape and wrap the limb where the pro pod rests. The problem is they want to show off the laminated layered limb so they didnt wrap the camo around the sides thats why its flaking.
 

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got mine about 2 weeks ago. 29" 60.5# with a 306grn arrow = 316 fps
using a axcel armortech , trophy taker spring steel , cartel 32"stab witha a 16"side bar. it shoots real nice so far.
i too find the finish very fragile on the limbs , specialy on the corners. my destroyer had the same problem.
 
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