I would like to know what your arrow weight is and your best speed thru the chrono on any Excal 225#. I am shooting 433gr @ 299fps from my Exomax.
This one still does a job on hogs...knocks'm over most don't travel 30yrds...awshucks said:I sold my Emax awhile back. I got right at 350 fps w/ stock [circa 2005] Excal GT's [about 357 gr] and a FFF string. Kinda a loud nasty combo, imho, so I settled on same arrows w/ brass inserts for about 432 gr [w/ 100 gr bh's] I was getting about 330 fps w/ a FFF string. I then tried a custom string or two from "Boo", flemish twist Excel w/ served on whiskers, alot quieter, and it only cost me 8-9 fps. The last deer I shot w/ this setup was at 35 yds, the arrow went thru and buried the b-head in a pine tree another 30 yds or so behind the deer. The Emax was hard on servings, hard on my back to cock, but a fast tack driver, lol.
My next one will be lighter for sure...but I don't mind the cocking part though....Cossack said:Is there such a thing as too dead? I'm getting passthroughs on deer with both my Phoenix and Vortex. Frnkly, I don't care much for pulling arrows out of pine trees ... or cocking the 225 lb bows.