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Picked up 6 FPS for $1.50 (Katera XL question)

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Kinda surprised, getting the Katera Xl set up for 3D and added some nocks...picked up 6 fps. Not bad, never tried it before, kinda suprised.

I am not a speed freak (tried to be once, not man enough), but does anyone know how much speed might be gained by getting rid of that DoO-DOO fuse string?? this thing is a pile, honestly, i shot this bow for like 3 months last year and the string looks worse than the one on my commander that i had for 2 indoor seasons with 1000's of arrows.

Looking for someone with a bit of experience in this.

thanks guys

Joe

PS: it is shooting 300 grain Victory VX22 at 30" DL and 60 lbs at 319 FPS.
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I am also a little disappointed in the Fuse strings on my new Katera. I understood they really improved the stock strings on Hoyt bows that past couple of years. I was in the habit just tossing the stock strings and putting on some Bucknasty's right away - just to save frustration.

But I decided to keep the Fuse strings on the Katera. After a 50 shot break in, I tuned everything back in mid January. A couple hundred shots later, the ATA has increased 3/8". I just retuned it again. If it continues to stretch over the next couple months, they are going in the trash can.
 

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You'll gain some speed with new strings...John's Customs builds all of mine and I always pickup some speed and the bow is a little quieter afterwards. It's a win win situation.
 

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Youll get about 9 with 25 grains on each end. Thats 1 BowJax Ultra and two nock sets close to the cams.

Will quiet the shot as well.

If you can find a dealer with large shrink tubing...makes for a finished look.
 

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Youll get about 9 with 25 grains on each end. Thats 1 BowJax Ultra and two nock sets close to the cams.

Will quiet the shot as well.

If you can find a dealer with large shrink tubing...makes for a finished look.
i will have to try that one

I think my strings hav streatched too, so gettin her back in tune should pick up a couple more. any hints on tuning tweeks that will add a couple?
JOe
 

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Kinda surprised, getting the Katera Xl set up for 3D and added some nocks...picked up 6 fps. Not bad, never tried it before, kinda suprised.

I am not a speed freak (tried to be once, not man enough), but does anyone know how much speed might be gained by getting rid of that DoO-DOO fuse string?? this thing is a pile, honestly, i shot this bow for like 3 months last year and the string looks worse than the one on my commander that i had for 2 indoor seasons with 1000's of arrows.

Looking for someone with a bit of experience in this.

thanks guys

Joe

PS: it is shooting 300 grain Victory VX22 at 30" DL and 60 lbs at 319 FPS.
Hi Sqeekieslayer hows it going on the east side of the state. I really thought the same about Hoyt as I did Mathews and the past PSE strings &cables should have much better string&cales on there top line of bows. That XL is a nice bow and nothing like picking up a little speed like that with the nocks.
 

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i will have to try that one

I think my strings hav streatched too, so gettin her back in tune should pick up a couple more. any hints on tuning tweeks that will add a couple?
JOe
452 X on the strings...24 strand. H&M built mine.
 
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