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  • GTO Cam Upgrade

    Is there any cam upgrade I can do to my GTO to improve it, speed, smoothness, accuracy?

    Thanks,

    Jay

  • #2
    I think I read somewhere here in the Tech section that a couple have tried the rev cams on the GTO. The results were a much slower bow.

    Like TCF sayed it's hard to improve on the GOAT.
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    • #3
      Okay thanks...Has anyone gotten their bow supertuned by anyone if if so, what were you getting for actual speeds. I havent had mine chrono'd but it seems slower than my x-force vendetta which is only IBO rated at 330.

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      • #4
        I am getting 284 fps with a 465 grain arrow, 29" draw, 70 lb limbs. That works out to 322 fps for a 29" draw so should be a few fps more for a 30" draw so with a 30" draw should be right at 330 actual with a d loop and meta peep and four nocks on each end.
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        • #5
          But elite edvertised them at 340-350 IBO...That would be 20fps off...I have heard of people getting ibo after crackers has tuned them. Was yours tuned by anyone in particular and if so how much was it?

          Thanks

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          • #6
            Here's the deal on the GTO....Most never made the advertised IBO, but it was & still is a great shooting bow. There are ways to get a chrono to get "hotter" readings....Don't get hung up on the numbers. I look for results....GTO was one of the best shooting bows I ever owned....
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            • #7
              Originally posted by watsonjay View Post
              But elite edvertised them at 340-350 IBO...That would be 20fps off...I have heard of people getting ibo after crackers has tuned them. Was yours tuned by anyone in particular and if so how much was it?

              Thanks
              Tuned it myself. First thing to do is put string and cables under 100lbs tension and make sure they are exactly correct. Then I adjust the cables where they just barely touch the peg closest to the axle where the cable attaches. Make sure they are synched at full draw and set stops 1/16" before they touch the flat side of cam. Also, if you do not have speed nocks try putting the large brass nocks 41/2" measured from axle of cam to string. Start with two check speed. If faster add another and check. if faster add another until speed drops off, then cover with shrink tubing. I usually get 5-10 fps gain from that alone. Also, lower let off usually means faster speed.

              It takes time and patience to tune it to fastest speed. I have spent an entire day doing this before. You need a press, draw board, chrono and the usual bow tuning tools,i.e. bow square, arrow level etc.

              Good luck.
              bob

              PS - feel free to PM me if I can help. Also, GTOs are notorious for overrating the IBO (but they all are)
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              • #8
                Originally posted by cordini View Post
                Here's the deal on the GTO....Most never made the advertised IBO, but it was & still is a great shooting bow. There are ways to get a chrono to get "hotter" readings....Don't get hung up on the numbers. I look for results....GTO was one of the best shooting bows I ever owned....

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                • #9
                  in my experience, the GTO was a 333 ~ 336 fps bow

                  bought and sold lots of Elites as I still own a Goat

                  Originally posted by bfoot View Post
                  I am getting 284 fps with a 465 grain arrow, 29" draw, 70 lb limbs. That works out to 322 fps for a 29" draw so should be a few fps more for a 30" draw so with a 30" draw should be right at 330 actual with a d loop and meta peep and four nocks on each end.
                  my Ninja GTO is 28.75" / 63 lbs , 385 gr arrow, and shooting 292 fps. .... = 335 IBO . This was BoCoMo's old bow and pretty sure it has Ranger strings (Justin Morgan)

                  bow is a pleasure to shoot , and hits like the Hammer of Thor

                  Originally posted by watsonjay View Post
                  But elite edvertised them at 340-350 IBO...That would be 20fps off...I have heard of people getting ibo after crackers has tuned them. Was yours tuned by anyone in particular and if so how much was it? ... Thanks
                  1/2" long modules , hot chronos, and a "speed freak" designer led to the published IBO

                  with that being said, don't believe everything you read as you have to take speed numbers with a grain of salt

                  Originally posted by cordini View Post
                  Here's the deal on the GTO....Most never made the advertised IBO, but it was & still is a great shooting bow. There are ways to get a chrono to get "hotter" readings....Don't get hung up on the numbers. I look for results....GTO was one of the best shooting bows I ever owned....
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                  • #10
                    Fastest goat I saw or heard of was a 60#'r at Terminal Velocity that I watched chrono through a beta blue at 343 with an IBO arrow at 30". The bow cam from Carter's with fresh strings and measured 30 1/16 DL and Carter got 341 on his chrono.

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                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TexasCanesFan
                        Pretty dang tough to improve on the GTO. One of the finest 3 track binary bows ever built.

                        I dont think I have ever heard of anyone putting any other cams on a GTO.

                        Maybe someone else will chime in though.
                        Chiming in brother.

                        I put Envy cams on a GTO, the bow had the updated GTO cams and could only get 334 fps at 30" once I put the Envy cams on it I was getting 320 fps at 28". It was nice but it was too close to a Envy to justify keeping it that way, I didn't want to waste a set of Envy cams on what was about the same speed bow.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cajun Blake View Post
                          in my experience, the GTO was a 333 ~ 336 fps bow

                          bought and sold lots of Elites as I still own a Goat



                          my Ninja GTO is 28.75" / 63 lbs , 385 gr arrow, and shooting 292 fps. .... = 335 IBO . This was BoCoMo's old bow and pretty sure it has Ranger strings (Justin Morgan)

                          bow is a pleasure to shoot , and hits like the Hammer of Thor



                          1/2" long modules , hot chronos, and a "speed freak" designer led to the published IBO

                          with that being said, don't believe everything you read as you have to take speed numbers with a grain of salt



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                          • #14
                            Has anyone ever wondered why the fastest speeds for any bow is ones shot through a Shooting Chrony?

                            I'm gonna put Answer cams on mine and see what happens.
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