Weight on the string (monkey tails, string, grub, etc)

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  • March 26, 2013 at 6:45 am #571310 Back to Top REPORT
    mck23
    mck23

    Age: 43
    Joined: 11/6/2012
    Location: IN
    I was trying to run some OT2 calculations for some different arrow setups and was wondering what weights should be used for the weight on the string figures to account for the monkey tails, string grub and D-loop? I don’t shoot a peep site, but do use a Komfort Kiss kisser button, as well. I’m assuming this weight should be accounted for as well. As for the monkey tails, there are three on my Helim, however two of which are on the cable and one is on the string. So, do I just use the weight of the one on the string? I was wanting my calculations to be as accurate as possible.

    Also, when running the “Hunting” filter, is anywhere within the green/good range okay, or should you shoot for the middle of the range?

    I’m sorry if these are simplistic questions. I’m still relatively new to the sport and still learning how to tune and work on my set-up myself. I have learned so much from everyone here. It is such a valuable resource. Thanks in advance for your input and help!

    March 27, 2013 at 11:55 am #571570 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004
    You address an interesting question. I’m also new at using OT2. I’ve assumed (you know that word is gonna get ya in trouble LOL) that the standard monkey-tail and grub is included in Mathews published speeds on an other-wise bare string.
    Again, I assume (there’s that pesky word again) that you need not include those items in your calculation.

    In your case, you should add any additional weight(s) not included on a ‘bare’ bow as comes from the factory (peeps, D-loop, kisser, etc).

    If I am incorrect, someone please advise us as I’m sure it would make a substantial difference.

    April 2, 2013 at 3:14 pm #572542 Back to Top REPORT
    c5ken
    c5ken

    Joined: 1/25/2005
    My d-loop weights 5gr’s & my peep (G5 1/4″)) weights 8gr
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