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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by flinthead » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:27 pm

That 's a good looking Vixen!

So 290 fps is about as fast as I've seen from a Vixen... is that all coming from the string?

And... how do you like the string dampeners on the Vixen?
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by bigbowman » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:49 pm

It’s the Vixen II. I’m using a Boo custom 40 strand Flemish string at the upper brace height. The S5 string suppressors are all you need to reduce string oscillation and vibration! I can get up to 295-297 fps with 350gn arrows! Don’t forget these are brand new limbs and string. :wink:
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by longbow joe » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:48 pm

You only gotta file the cheekpiece not the stock. Lol. A 1/8 hole is not gonna ruin the thing. I had a foam pipe on mine or maby about 8 of them all scattered about the woods getting ripped off on bushes.l thought you put a micro stock on that bow anyway?
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by bigbowman » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:29 pm

No that was my very first Pink Camo Vixen II. This bow now is brand new. The pink Vixen II that I had is the one I put a black micro Stock on. That one has been sent down the road a long time ago! :wink:
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by robertyb » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:47 am

How did you get a bow rated to shoot 285 FPS with a 350 grain arrow to shoot 290 FPS with a 400 grain arrow? A flemish string should not make up that speed as you should have been around 268 FPS with the 400 grain arrow.
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by bigbowman » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:19 am

I can only show and tell what it did. I think between the Flemish string and the new low deflection limbs are what is causing the extra speed. The arrows actually weigh in at 399.2gn each. My chronograph may be off 20fps according to Rex at Scorpyd too!
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by Hester0305 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:29 pm

My wife had a Pink Vixen II it was pretty sweet. She has a Matrix 350 now but I need to build her a small Micro. The Vixens are real Shooters for sure.
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by Bcxbow » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:54 pm

Well the Flemish string most likely weighs more than a factory string which would cause a slight loss of speed from the lighter factory string no matter what the string material is. :eusa-think:
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by bigbowman » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:07 pm

A Flemish string you gain speed especially over the factory strings!
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by Bcxbow » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:34 pm

bigbowman wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:07 pm
A Flemish string you gain speed especially over the factory strings!

Care to explain how a heavier object can move faster than a lighter object with the same force applied?
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by bigbowman » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:12 pm

Ask Boo he can explain it better than I ever could. All I know his strings add speed! If it doesn’t rain tomorrow I will video the weight of the arrows and video the shots & the chronograph.
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by bigbowman » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:12 pm

I believe Boo made the string out of Astroflight string material too.
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by Bcxbow » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:42 pm

Ok, don’t get me wrong I shoot only custom strings (including Boo’s) because in my experience Flemish strings last longer, are usually quieter, produce less shock and look cool as hell. But on all 3 of my Excalibur’s the 1992 string is faster by 7-12fps. I just don’t care about the little extra speed for the trade offs.
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by bigbowman » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:01 pm

My hunting setups always shoot much slower! I like around 450gns with Broadheads, arrow weight and lighted nocks.
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Re: Love this Vixen II

Post by longbow joe » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:41 pm

My vixen 2 .with string whiskers /Flemish string /dr stirrup limb silencers shoots a 435grain zombie at a average speed of 255 to 260 fps.Not complaining either ....basically shoots thru all broadside deer and then some.
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