This is the replacement HMG sent me after the 90 pounder broke:
Bow: HMG 'Monarq'
Bow rating: 45#@31"
Actual draw: 50.29#@34"
Arrow type: Alibow carbon @36"
Arrow weights: 343.06 grains
Pretty darn good results. Korean synthetics prove time and time again that higher price tag and amazing scores like these have no real correlation. Often times for the higher end stuff, you pay more for looks and feel. Not necessarily a bad thing per se and lets consider here the Saluki Turk. Sure its not casting arrows out as fast or as efficiently as this HMG but it does feel better in the hands. I prefer the grip with how its shaped on the Turk plus the high quality leather work Lukas provided on that section of the bow. Its also smoother at full draw and overall a fairly comfortable bow to handle. Likewise, the amount of let off you get with the Paragon Khan is amazing, so smooth, does not feel like at all like its 50 or 54 pounds. I'll have to double check things one day if I ever get a decent draw scale.
I've also noticed that bows over the years that have more of a rigidness to them seem to score higher here in the matter of efficiency. Bows that are too soft feeling score less. That's not to say if you go as rigid as you can you will get your best scores. That was precisely the problem with the Golhan Turk. Very stiff, very rigid resin material that probably would have produced a near straight draw force curve. Not smooth at all with poor output efficiency. The Elong 'Crab bows' were of course the opposite here. Extremely smooth flexi-resin yet no real power at all with the cast. This is why laminate synthetic bows are so coveted. A bowyer can choose a series of top notch material like maple, osage, bamboo, and Bear Paw glass, stack it all together, and produce something amazing by getting the best of both worlds on the pendulum scale of rigid-smooth.
There's always a sacrifice for whatever you do though. Tip too rigid on the pendulum scale of bow making and you sacrifice smooth draw, tip too far for smooth draw and you sacrifice efficiency. The Saluki Damascus seems to hit the balance between these two areas almost perfectly as I reflect back now upon years of data. That's why that particular bow has been as successful as it has. The Korean bows in general are not that smooth but I suspect the slight bias towards more rigidness is done to ensure a speedier bow that can easily cast an arrow down a 145 meter range. Just my guess here.
These particular HMGs are no exception and I can't say my YMGs or SMGs were super smooth either. However, their inherent power was always realized one way or the other.