Thread: Metal D Loops....Not good!
10-13-2005, 10:24 AM #1
Metal D Loops....Not good!
I have many customers come in to the shop with metal D loops on their bows. I really don't like these things. The two main ones I have seen weigh in at 37grains and 80grains.
I was working on a customers bow yesterday that had a whisker biscuit on it and he mentioned the fletching was tearing up his rest. I looked at it and said it's not the fletching, it's the metal D loop coming all the way in and hitting it. The rest was all dinged up and so was the D loop. This was on a 7" brace height bow!
So I talked him into changing it to a standard Loop and before we started I walked to the Chronograph. We gained 10fps by changing to a rope D loop. This bow is only 60#. I wonder if it would have been more or less on a 70# bow. I wish I would have Chrono'd the bow with the 80gr D loop on it. If 37gr got me 10fps, 80 could have been 25fps or more.
My advice DO NOT USE METAL D LOOPS. They cost you speed and can damage your bow or at least your arrow rest. I took some digital pics and hope to get them posted soon.
10-14-2005, 10:29 AM #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
- Middletown, Pa
OK, you didn't tell me anything I didn't already know, but I'm only one guy. Others may benefit from your insight. Looking forward to those pics.
I hate theose things, too. They are for the lazy or uneducated.
10-14-2005, 10:31 AM #3
Originally Posted by Chris
- Join Date
- Aug 2004
- Riverton, Wyoming
I might lose a few feet per second using the metal loop, but I am right on top of the NFAA speed limit now with my rig, and I don't need any more speed.
Best to experiment and see what works best on your individual setup...
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