That's a good buy Fd. I got mine with crank for 569.00 so I figured why not. But it's so nice to hand cock, but will be nice if I have to reload in the tree. The Browns had KC. Right where they needed them but let it Slip away...!Just saw the Fatal X at Northwoods outlet for 499.99 without crank, 599.99 with crank. After yesterdays sled cocking marathon I experienced, no crank needed, my opinion.
Well, lets look at those questions.So stock is good but modified will last longer and faster?
Yea Buddy, that's a great price. My arms finally came back in last night around 11 after 188 cocks with the rope. Feel like I went to the gym on a full workout.That's a good buy Fd. I got mine with crank for 569.00 so I figured why not. But it's so nice to hand cock, but will be nice if I have to reload in the tree. The Browns had KC. Right where they needed them but let it Slip away...!
If one could use a sled one would not have that problem.Here's a tip for anyone using the RDC. on this bow. Because of the very narrow design the hooks are reluctant to come out of there unless you slide them way down the string. Wich to me is a little unnerving and makes for a mess of string to rewind. Instead give a couple more back winds after the weight is off and then turn your hooks sideways across the string and rotate up and right off the string. Much safer and easier imo. View attachment 206509
I like this one.Machining complete. Like a whole different bow. Due to original design I was only able to move the entire riser and cable slide up by .1875". Would have preferred .200" but the string is much better regarding down pressure. Definitely an increase in speed with the reduced coefficient on the barrel. I'm not a chrono guy but at 40 yards I'm 1-1/2" high than pre-machining.
Seems to be the ticket for the Fatal X.
That's the one I was referring too in my last post Huntersthompson, if I had to do it over again I may have went that route. But this thing hand cocks really smooth, so it's nice to have for a follow up shot if need be. Ah that's called a Twin Strike these days..lolKI makes a buttstock plug in crank for This xbow also. Think its the same really small one for the X1
I enjoy reading this thread. Great mojo and like the KI karma. Future looks bright for this company. Kudos!Yea Buddy, that's a great price. My arms finally came back in last night around 11 after 188 cocks with the rope. Feel like I went to the gym on a full workout.
I'm not sure I could have made that many shots in the time I did with a crank. I do like the way it rope cocks. Easy and smooth.
I have that model DSC and it does fit the butt stock but not necessary for me due to the easy cocking. Smooth as silk to cock. Hunter if you have cocked the TS370 then imagine 1/2 way back and that is the max pull required in comparison.KI makes a buttstock plug in crank for This xbow also. Think its the same really small one for the X1
Are you using trident or super lube?Another 80 shots, lubed every 10, on Fatal #2 and the serving looks perfect. My standard lube frequency has always been 24 shots (2 dozen arrows). The need for increased frequency is a must to maintain serving life on the Fatal. Settled in on 60 yards as the benchmark for testing. Still shooting dots with match grade arrows and no sign of string or cable stretch. Trigger actually seems to be a bit "softer" after all these shots. By no means is it the trigger on the X1 but I have shot many others that were worse.
I'm liking this bow. It fits me better than the X1 due to its length. Personal preference. Went back to the 20-60 optics and will finish the serving life test to 300 shots. After that I will be changing out the optics to ?????. Might just be another 4K pro.
I have to say, KI has made some really positive advances since the company started. It's nice to see a company that progressively and incrementally gets better every year. My observation is to stay in the 400ish range rather opening that possible can or worms related to fast bows. 400 ish FPS to me seems to retain reliability and provide enough speed to take almost any animal.
Good luck this season to all,