New bow

07/08/2015

My new bow arrived today, just got it setup with d-loop, rest , sight and peep, now its too dark to shoot. Hopefully I will get time tomorrow. Really liking the first impressions, I am pinning my hopes on this in Adelaide this year. Nothing wrong with my Supra, love that bow but I’ve had my eye on this for several months now and finally talked myself into it. Not an easy thing to change bows, takes maybe three months and several thousand shots to feel like it’s part of my arm, and to stop being aware of it. Know what I mean?.

Update, Thursday 20/08/15    Well, I finally got a full shoot in with this bow, still experimenting with stabs and weights but getting there. First impressions, quite different to my Supra, not as “active” not as much “positive shooter feedback” as Hoyt quaintly puts it. the bow is quite dead in the hand on the shot, a little residual vibration after the shot but you have to look for it. The draw is extremely smooth, in fact it allowed me to raise the draw weight by four pounds and still feels like I am pulling less. impressive. The draw stops are amazing, rock solid, but if you like a little give are adjustable with colour coded o-rings. All in all, I think I will like this bow.

I had to make two new fingers for my press without the little hook over the limb end, as the draw stops were in the way. No big deal, the alternative was to remove the draw stops each time I needed to press it, and that meant re-timing the cams after, to much trouble.

Major Tip:   If you have to remove the draw stops in order to press the bow,  Do not forget to replace the draw stops (use loctite purple and don’t overtighten) before drawing the bow, as the cams will roll over and lock up the bow, very very scary. If this should happen to you, 1st: don’t panic, 2nd: don’t panic. Put the bow back in the press, apply just enough compression to manually roll the cams back by hand, check very carefully all cables and string are in there respective tracks, and holding tension on the string, slowly release the pressure. When the bow is removed from the press and all is well, go and sit down for a while with your eyes closed and empty your mind, until fully recovered.

More to come as I get to know it better. Any comments or questions?

Keith.

Update: 19/11/2015

Well, its been three months now and my Elite Victory has won me over, the grip, very macho, squared off and sharp edged, which I had doubts about in the beginning, has proven to be very good at putting my hand in the same place time after time. My PSE Supra grip, which I felt was perfect now feels soft, rounded and woosie. (still love the Supra though). The Elite is a breeze to tune, very responsive to adjustments and once set you can forget it, shoot it, and check it maybe once every three months or so, I just did that and still spot on after more than 4000 shots. This bow shoots bare shafts with fletched at 30 metres time after time, I never had to adjust for left/right and the small bareshaft high hit, was easily removed with a half twist on one cable.(advancing the top cam slightly) The bow is steady in the hand, jumping forward slightly on the shot before rolling, I am told by others that it is very quiet and sounds good. There is a small vibration after the shot, but I have to look for it, not a problem. I have to comment on the draw cycle, very very smooth, so smooth I increased the draw weight by four pounds and it still feels easy, love it. Rock solid stops, if you like that feel, I do, You can pull hard into the stops and eliminate creep. That said if you prefer a slightly softer stop it is adjustable by the use of o-rings on the draw stops. All in all, as you may have gathered by now, I like this bow and will be keeping it.

Shoot straight and often.

Keith.

Elite Victory 59lb @ 28.5″ CBE Tek Target sight with Tru-spot scope + lens, Trophy Taker SS rest. Easton ACG 480 120 grain up front.