Thank you for the quick reply FD !Pocono,
Great read about your xbow experience and welcome to the forum.
Yes, you can shoot the factory arrows with decent groupings. I would suggest shooting them all, mark the ones that hit spot on at 30 yards. The use 125 tips in either field point for target practice and the the swhacker 125 tips. 100's are too lite. I use the swhackers myself however they need to be timed so that the small cutting wings are all the same reference to the cock vane. Else you will get "fliers".
Yes, the Fatal has considerable down pressure on the serving. That said, lube every 10-12 shots and you will be fine. The latest string and cable samples I have received are of better quality. They have different center material compared to the original string that came with the bow.
The Rangemaster pro scope is a great selection. I have one currently on my Fatal and with custom build arrows it is dead on out to 60.
The bow is VERY accurate out to my testing range of 100 yards with the ATN I used to test. 1.5" groups are real.
I am nearing 1,000 shots on it and have had very satisfactory performance. The 53% let off is one factor that lends this bow to be smooth and very low noise as with the X1. They both have the same front end.
My strongest suggestion is LUBE the ENTIRE string and cables every 25-30 shots and the center serving every 10-12 and you will experience one heck of a bow for the money.
Good luck to you,
I agree with the 125gr , a 390gr w/100gr seems a bit too light against wind and penetration.
Great advice on the swhacker , I focused so much on the nock alignment I completely forgot to check the reference on the wings for consistency.
I was looking/considering the ATN x-sight 4k pro for the new bow and putting the Rangemaster Pro back on the Jackal as a backup xbow. How do you like the ATN? Which model are you using? Do you use multiple profiles for 20/30/40/50yd placement or do you just use the scopes range finder and compensate manually? The price is a bit high for a new "toy" I 100% don't need but really, really, really want ! I try to justify it by rationalizing that all in it is still cheaper than "some" other brands factory kits lol.
As far as lube, using the SuperLube on the string/service/area , waiting 15mins and wiping excess and then light coat of Trident on all + cam rails is the formula for fighting premature wear?
I do have access to a machine shop that could mill mine once it arrives, do you think it is necessary or is the lube regimen w/new samples "good enough"?
What is the longest duration you leave a xbow cocked? Most manufacturers recommend < 8 hours. Given the % of limb failures across all brands , I am thinking that the manufacturing variance may not lend to even that?