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Looking for some info on this bow. Have done a seach but have not found what I'm needing. Looking for speeds of a 28" DL with draw weights between 55-60 with an arrow weight of 375-400 grains. Also heard that there is not much of a valley. Is this correct.
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Maxima Hunter 250 405 gr total arrow weight, 28" draw, 55# 272 fps. '09 gt500
 

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I shoot mine for 3d and I get 286 out of a 350 grain fatboy at 64 pounds. My draw is 26.5.
I was used to shooting Spiral cams so I used the draw stops to take away some of the valley. It felt like it had a reasonable amount of valley to me.
 

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28", 63 lbs, 421 grain arrow, 272 fps. Equates to 336 IBO.
 

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The amount of valley will depend all on how you tune it. I tuned mine to the 3rd dot and it had a nice valley, but at max lbs around 72 lbs. I lost a little bit of the valley when I backed off the limb bolts to shoot at 66 lbs. I ended up installing 65 lb limbs to get the same valley back at that poundage. The GT500 is a great bow if you have it tuned right.
 

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After tweaking and tuning I'm getting 277 with a 420 gr arrow and 314 with a 300 gr arrow. This put my IB0 at 341, and this is @ 60.3# and exactly 28" dl. I couldn't imagine a better preforming bow that shoots so well.
 

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love mine 28 62 with 300 grain arrow 310,not as fast as i think it should be,but its not slow by any means and man does it shoot like a dream,valley is fine for me,im tuned on middle dot and 79% let off.first bow i have shot two hunting seasons in a row in a long time.
 

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Like others have said. If you have a valley issue it can be corrected. They can be a bit touchy, but once they are right, they are REALLY nice.

27.5"DL/ 402gr/ 272fps/ @64lbs.
 

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Forgot to mention tuned to the 3rd dot I also have lots of valley, more than my synergy and more than alot of the newer bows I've shot have, really shooter friendly.
 

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28" 61 pounds with a 318 grain arrow I'm getting 303 mine has plenty of valley tuned to the third dot
Mine is also tuned to the third dot. I moved out my draw stops a bit, and I have lots of valley.
 

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Draw is great. Wall is rock solid. Valley fine, no issue at all. I shoot 28" 60# with Maxima 250's with 100 gr tips = 363 gr. I have no idea what speed I'm getting, but it's plenty. I find this bow a great combo of easy draw, forgiving ATA and BH and plenty of speed for my needs. ATA and a 12" stab are no problems hunting from a tree stand. :darkbeer:
 

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if you have a press and a draw board you can get a very nice valley. They are touchy but if tuned they right they are butter smooth
 

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For all you guys getting a good valley tuned to the third dot..are these `09 gt 500`s? Are there some of you with the `08.5 model also getting a good valley as well?
 
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