ZXT draw weight adjustment

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  • May 6, 2014 at 11:14 pm #628876 Back to Top REPORT
    adalrick23
    adalrick23

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    I just bought a ZXT 70#. The OE cam was at 28″ draw length but the dealer changed it to a 30″ cam. The bow was set at 62-68# (cant remember what he said) for awhile, but I wanted it at 50#. He suggested that the bow can only go down to 55#. However, the website states that this bow is adjustable at 40-70 & 65. Does this mean that I can drop it to 50#?

    Also, the string must’ve been stretched from sitting at such a heavy draw weight. The OE peep sight slides when I shoot. There’s also light fraying on the string under the nocking point. Is this something Mathews can warranty? or should i just tie the peep and shoot it?

    Thanks in advance

    May 6, 2014 at 11:17 pm #628877 Back to Top REPORT
    adalrick23
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    Also, if i can adjust to 50#, how many turns does the bolt take per pound? Owners manual says 2-4 lbs, but maybe someone knows something more specific? Dont really want to re-visit the dealer 50 miles away.
    May 7, 2014 at 11:27 am #628890 Back to Top REPORT
    mathews-technical
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    In order to get your bow at 50#s you will need 50# limbs installed. If you plan on eventually going up in poundage then I recommend getting the 60# limbs and just back them off no more than five turns to get it close to 50#’s. The current setup you have will only be able to back off to 60-62 pounds. Five turns is the max amount of times you can back the limb bolts out. Any more and you can ruin the threads.
    May 7, 2014 at 12:53 pm #628901 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
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    In order to get your bow at 50#s you will need 50# limbs installed. If you plan on eventually going up in poundage then I recommend getting the 60# limbs and just back them off no more than five turns to get it close to 50#’s. The current setup you have will only be able to back off to 60-62 pounds. Five turns is the max amount of times you can back the limb bolts out. Any more and you can ruin the threads.

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    May 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm #628908 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
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    Any more than 5 turns out and you could ruin more than threads!!!!!
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    May 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm #629143 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    … the website states that this bow is adjustable at 40-70 & 65. Does this mean that I can drop it to 50#? …

    No, the website has caused some confusion, but the ZXT comes in 40# (40-30), 50# (50-40), 60# (60-50), 65# (65-55), and 70# (70-60) limbs.

    If the peep sight is sliding/moving on the string, it needs to be tied in. You can do this yourself or have the dealer do it. There are several methods, all work:
    http://www.fletcherarchery.com/howto_servepeep.pdf
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH8T3JcHWJY

    http://www.pabucks.com/peep_sight.html

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