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Old 07-16-2009, 05:48 AM
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HELP! Draw weight ???

I have an old Mathews Signature bow that was given to me. Have the cam changed to match my draw length. However, the draw weight is maxed out at 55 lbs (supposed to be from 50-70 lbs as noted on the limb). I took it to Scheel's yesterday, the archery mgr took some measurements and thumb through some reference manuals but to no avail. He's calling Mathews today for some advise.

Any idea(s)? Please advise. Thanks.

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Re: HELP! Draw weight ???

If your draw length is shorter than the original cam the bow was shipped with, the draw weight will be slightly lighter, but not by that much. I'd have him check the cable length, as a long (maybe stretched?) cable will decrease bow weight drastically (depends on how much too long). If the cable is too long, have him check the string specs too. If you need a new string, I highly recommend Winners Choice, pricey, but worth the money (and won't stretch half as much as a standard string as they are pre-stretched).

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Old 07-16-2009, 02:07 PM
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Re: HELP! Draw weight ???

Your strings are probably to short, most of the time longer strings give you more poundage and shorter give you less.
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Re: HELP! Draw weight ???

From learning:

Your strings are probably to short, most of the time longer strings give you more poundage and shorter give you less.

I believe you have poundage and speed mixed up.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:28 PM
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Re: HELP! Draw weight ???

ADDED INFO:

Old CAM = 32"

New CAM = 26" (NO, did not change string)

ATA is 1/2" shorter

Brace height is 3/4" longer.

Archery manager called Mathews - both manager and Mathews tech think it might be more than a string. Archery expressed concern and do not want to advise a string change ($65) if that's not the most probable cause. However, Mathews offered to ship a free string - awesome customer service. Provided the S/N and will be ordered tomorrow.

I have my fingers crossed that this does it ... will soon find out.

Thanks again for all your responses.

V/R

Ed
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Re: HELP! Draw weight ???

I believe what you're saying is that the new cam requires 6 inch shorter string. With that much longer string, it will be difficult to properly load the limbs/cam to the designed bow poundage. I'm betting the new string (if correct one for the new cam) will solve your problem.

Keep us posted.
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I believe what you're saying is that the new cam requires 6 inch shorter string. With that much longer string, it will be difficult to properly load the limbs/cam to the designed bow poundage. I'm betting the new string (if correct one for the new cam) will solve your problem.

Keep us posted.
Not really sure, just adding info that I know .
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