Hi, new here.
I am going to order a GT 500 in a couple of days.
I've been shooting recurves and longbows for a long time. I'm no stranger to compounds, just havent spent a lot of time behind one.
Going to be hunting with this rig, primarily for elk, but everything lesser that is in season and that I can get time off for.
Also intend to shoot some 3d's.
I have some pretty serious questions and was hoping for some advice from you guys.
1. I am very comfortable with heavier weights. Shot a 70 pound GT500 this weekend and was not put off by the weight. I saw somewhere that 80 pound limbs are offered? Is this as in 70-80? meaning I could dial in a mid to high 70 pound elk thumper?
2. Is a heavier weight like this harder on the bow and components? (string, cams, limbs)
3. Does it take longer to get a bow in this weight range?
4. Is it worth it or should I just get a 60 - 70 and call it good?
I really like Axis FMJ arrows. Here in washington I have to have a 6gpp complete arrow to be legal. (29.5" draw) and this shaft looks like a good fit in gpi to get me there. working with a bow weight of 70-75 is there a known or baseline deflection I should start with? 250?
I am also completely intrigued by the FOB and have to at least try that sucker. looks pretty dang interesting.
That said, there is the question of a rest. I had pretty much decided on the QAD ultra pro series. I like the fact that it will lock up and contain the arrow. Now I understand that with the FOB I would need to take off the top retaining bar, but is there any compatibility issues with this rest on the GT 500 shooting a FOB?
Finally, just taking a swipe at it here, but at 6gpp and my 29.5" draw what can I expect in fps? Im guessing mid 270's?
Thanks for the help, great forum and great bow!