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#3098961 - 12/28/12 11:58 AM Re: Short ATA Bows: Opinions [Re: richmanbarbeque]
southernhunter
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i am shooting a pse xs . 28 inches a2a . i will be going to something over 33 a2a on my next bow .
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#3099268 - 12/28/12 04:47 PM Re: Short ATA Bows: Opinions [Re: southernhunter]
muddyboots
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I can shoot my xforce ss well enough. any accuracy issues is far outweighed by the maneuverability.
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#3099355 - 12/28/12 06:13 PM Re: Short ATA Bows: Opinions [Re: richmanbarbeque]
JA1234
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I don't know much about bows. But I know what I have used and what works for me....now take this with a grain of salt because its just speculation on my part. But I had a 03 hoyt cybertec that had a 35 inch ata. And a 6 5/8 brace height. I could shoot it well and grouped good at thirty yards in... And for various reasons I just haven't bow hunted much since moving to tn, mostly due to kids and what they had going on...so three years ago I sold my bow and have not shot a compound bow since. I have shot a recurve a few times but...


Now this year I hit the woods a few times with a xbow and realized 1 i now have time to bow hunt and 2 I really don't feel the same or an advantage using one in a climber esp...so yesterday I bought a pse drive.

The drive fit everything I was looking for in a bow...for a better price then I had budgeted for( happy wallet stash). But here is the point. It's ata is only 30.5 but its brace height is 7.5... I shoot a kisser button for one point and side tip of nose for second point.... I have no trouble finding these two points and I am already shooting better groups then my long hoyt shot. Best group today was last group of four, all four has less then a finger width between them at 20 yards...at 40 yards I was hitting about two inches apart. But only shot it a few times just setting up my sight.


So basically what I am saying. I wonder does brace height have more to do with how well a bow shoots then ata lenght. When I had my hoyt I shot all the time. Had target set just outside my shop and bow is in my shop... But for not to have shot in three years I am tickled with my short ata bow and how well its shooting


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#3099380 - 12/28/12 06:31 PM Re: Short ATA Bows: Opinions [Re: JA1234]
Crow Terminator
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RE: Brace height vs ATA length.

I am going to say there is a combination of things that go together to make a forgiving bow. Just having a high brace height wont make the bow forgiving. A good example are the very short A-A bows with 7-8 inch brace heights. Neither does having a very long A-A bow with a short brace height. But a combo of the two plays out to forgiving bows.

The odd thing...you can have certain bows that by spec are "perfect" and ideal for what we would consider a forgiving bow, and they still shoot horrible. Cam systems, timing of cams, syncing of cams, properly spined arrows, and much more go into the accuracy of a bow. A great example of this was with a bow I owned not long ago. I had a K&K Vindicator. Spec wise....long riser bow, 35" A-A length, 7 1/8" brace height. Yet that bow was the most horrible bow I've ever tried to tune. Wouldn't broadhead group for anything. Horrible.

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#3103566 - 12/31/12 08:49 PM Re: Short ATA Bows: Opinions [Re: Radar]
Outrigger
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
I honestly don't see any advantage to a bow shorter than 34" . I know manufacturers like to market shorter bows for hunting for maneuverability and limb clearance in a treestand , but in all the years I have hunted from treestands , I have never had a limb contact a branch or my stand .
I have hunted with bows over 45" ATA in the early days of compound bows .


Same here. I would not consider a bow less than 34 inches ATA, and prefer an inch or two longer than that. Just look at what good spot archers shoot. It's all about the laws of physics.

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#3103965 - 01/01/13 08:59 AM Re: Short ATA Bows: Opinions [Re: richmanbarbeque]
knightrider
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i found with my new short ata pse that i was able to shot a inch longer draw and get good nose contact and still no arm slap
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#3109168 - 01/04/13 12:56 PM Re: Short ATA Bows: Opinions [Re: ]
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I just sold my 2013 Strother Wrath SHO. The 30"ata was simply to short for my liking. I have replaced it with the 2013 Hoyt Spyder Turbo.
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