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Old 06-06-2008, 11:48 AM
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Hey, I was reading in my owners manual about "cycling" you tow about 150 times before setting up peep sights etc.. I am assuming that they mean pulling it back and letting it back down by hand; did any of you actually do this? By my calculations that would be about 10,500 pounds. I guess that would train my arm and give me something to do until my sight shows up.[:'(]
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:58 AM
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I've done mine 525 times so far As Drop mentioned, the new strings need some time to settle in (although this varies with the string material used).
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:07 PM
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Defenitely a good idea to draw and release your bow a bunch to settle everything in - whether it be by actually shooting or just manually.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:19 PM
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I've done mine 525 times so far
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:24 PM
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I believe by cycling they mean shooting. Shooting the bow before setting everything up is a good idea, because we all know that even with the best materials the strings and cables need to settle in. You could set everything up first, but you would likely have to change things later.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:32 PM
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I've done mine 525 times so far
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...I know, I know, I'm getting on it[8D]. Hopefully my press parts are here this weekend so I can press it again, and get those cams timed again, then start more draw drills, aiming drills, and blank baling.

I believe by cycling they mean shooting.
Yep, generally there's a shoot in period, and then you tweak it some. Although with my Gibblet strings (452x), I never needed to tweak anything[&:]


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Old 06-06-2008, 02:56 PM
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I usually set mine up then tweak it if need be. I usually wait to do any tuning until things are settled in.

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Old 06-06-2008, 10:45 PM
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its a good idea, but i did not do this. I was lazy and wanted my bow that day.
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:32 AM
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I install the sight, rest ect... and eyeball the setup for proper arrow position. Then, I'll go shoot a dozen arrows and set a 20 yard pin,next I paper tune. I may have to make minor adjustments again later, but that's okay. I like shooting the bow as close to tuned as I can from the get go.
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