Dual Cam vs Single Cam

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Dual Cam vs Single Cam

Postby ChrtruseMajic » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:10 pm

Can anyone explain to be in lamen terms what is the difference, beyond the obvious, between single cam bows and dual cam bows? And secondly, what are the benifits/drawbacks of having either one? Just researching for my next bow down the road. Thanks

P.S. Would love to hear what brands people like/own/recommend.
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Re: Dual Cam vs Single Cam

Postby adaye » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:54 pm

Don't know the technical difference other than the odvious. Personally I don't think you get as many tuning issues with the dual cam bows as in the past. That was always one of the benefits to a single cam bow.

I have a dual cam now and have no complaints. Hoyt Alpha Max 35 dual cam or what they call Cam 1/2. Had a Mathews Legacy before that (single cam), a Hoyt Raptor Carbonite (Dual Cam), a nother Hoyt I can't remeber the name before that (round wheel no cam) and a Darton if I remember correctly. Of course, I haven't had the Darton for almost 20 years but that one was a round wheel bow with no cams.

Not sure there is all that much of a advantage to either when comparing anymore these days.
They're all fast, quiet and accurate. May be some slight differences in smoothness of draw, how solid the wall is and were the valley is in the draw cycle. But I think that can differ by manufactor and model more so than between single or dual cam.
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Re: Dual Cam vs Single Cam

Postby ChrtruseMajic » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:52 pm

So what you are saying adaye is that you wouldn't focus so much on whether a bow is single or dual cam and just focus on the other specs and feel of the bow, etc?
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Re: Dual Cam vs Single Cam

Postby adaye » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:23 pm

Yes

Shoot as many different bows as possible both single and dual cam. There also may be other specs that are important to you like brace height, axel to axel length, letoff and so on.

See what feels best.

I had a idea of the specs I was looking for and then shoot about a half dozen bows with those specs and went with the one that felt best to me.
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Re: Dual Cam vs Single Cam

Postby ChrtruseMajic » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:31 pm

Gotcha. Well thanks for the advice. I will see what I can dig up. I mean, I'm probably not going to be buying a new bow anytime soon because of the lack of moolah. I just wanted to know what I should be looking for etc. But thanks again and I will heed your advice.
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Re: Dual Cam vs Single Cam

Postby SD SHEETZ » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:17 am

Most dual cam bows will be faster than single cam bows. When you are ready to buy a new bow, we will head to lancaster archery and you can shoot every bow ever made.
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Re: Dual Cam vs Single Cam

Postby SD SHEETZ » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:20 am

I also know that you are a speed freak and what you really want is the PSE Omen. I would advise that you shoot the Omen, the Bowtech Destroyer, the G5 Prime, and the Hoyt and then make your decision. Plan on speading $1000.00 for the bow and $400 to $500 on acessories. Also with that kind of speed with you will need new arrows.
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Re: Dual Cam vs Single Cam

Postby ChrtruseMajic » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:21 pm

I like the way you think and I like how you know me so well. Well what kinda arrows do you think I would need to get? They would prob tell me when I get the bow right?
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Re: Dual Cam vs Single Cam

Postby savingyour6 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:55 pm

best arrows my dad ever shot he shot at a little archery shot all where unfletched arros till he found one that shot true out of his bow....
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Re: Dual Cam vs Single Cam

Postby ChrtruseMajic » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:33 pm

Is that normal procedure for a pro shop?
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