I tell my wife that bows are like guns ... you can never have too many
Ok, so I've gotten the new 331 into spec and timed.
I am shooting it with a 29" module instead of a 28 1/2. I shoot with a TruFire 3-D Hunter t-handle, so its not a problem.
I am shooting Maximas cut to 27" off of this bow. It is noticably faster than my 334, which I shoot A/C SuperSlims that I dipped and crested and fletched with 3 1/8 QuikSpins.
The 331 is light enough that I think it will be a great stalking bow.
The biggest problem I have with this bow, and also my 334, is that the sight mounting holes are up just high enough that is becomes a problem when getting long range pins set. I bought some Spot-Hogg drop mounts for my Ross's, so I can get around it mostly. I mean I have to set my peep in relation to my anchor. I am 5'7" tall. I have moved my peeps up as high as I comfortably can, so its kind of a problem getting the sight head up high enough to long range pins on my 331. Maybe its just me. Thats one of the things I like about my AR, it has 3 sets of sight mounting holes. Regardless, the Ross's are still the sweetest bows I have shot.
Not sure if this would things with your sight picture or not, but are you sure you're shooting the right draw length?
For 99 out of 100 people that are 5'7" tall, a 29" draw length would be too long, even if you're shooting directly off the string with no d-loop. It's possible you have exceptionally long arms, but you might want to analyze your form to be sure your DL is correct.
For example, I'm 5'8" tall, and I use the 27.5" module which puts the string at my nose with my nocking point directly below my right eye, and then I use a 1/2" d-loop which allows me to lock my anchor using my index and middle finger knuckles locked in behind my jaw bone.
This *might* help your sight picture with longer range pins as well, as it will change your relative peep sight location. Either way, proper DL is always a good thing to re-evaluate.
I have always shot 29" since I got my first bow. I know it was probably not correct, so I experimented with different lengths with each new bow I got. Last year I got a Trykon at 28 1/2, and it felt right. I am probably a 28", not really sure. I had to learn archery on my own.
As far as long range pins, my 334 is set up from 20 - 60. Spot-Hogg Hunter. My 331 has a Cobra Sidewinder Plus, which has the pivoting linkage. Maybe because the string angle is diiferent on the shorter bow it changes the peep locaton?
As far as anchor, I set my knuckle into the back of my jawbone.
I think that maybe I will stick a 28" module on it tonight and see what happens.
Well, you definitely have to do what works for you, and it sounds like you've got a good handle on that! I didn't mean to step on your toes by the way, if you felt like I did at all.
The string angle on a shorter bow will definitely change the physical location of the peep sight on the string, but it shouldn't change it relative to your anchor point at full draw... That's where tweaking d-loop lengths can come in handy to get everything to feel right.
With a one piece grip (wrap around grip) I can shoot a 29" sometimes...with side plates and the bare rear riser like the Ross I usually shoot a 28.5 inch.
I am waiting in a new mod for my 334 to shorten in a bit and I will try that.
Thanks. Been shooting it now for about three weeks very often( everyday ), and am now using it in a technoHunt league. It holds so steady I think I could use it for a target bow. I REALLY like this one. I have sold my 334 to make room for the Cardiac. That will make 4 bows for me ( my legal limit ~ wife imposed ).