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Old 12-07-2010, 10:30 AM
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I bought my first bow, about two weeks ago. It is a Martin Adventure Series, I don't remember the exact model, but it was used. Shot off to the right when I bought it so I sighted it in at 15 yds. Now I have noticed that the string is actually twisted to the left. Say the sight and rest are at the 12 o'clock position. String is at the 6 o'clock position. Well, the peepsight and the release loop are twisted to about the 7 or 8 o'clock position. I am very new to bow's so I'm wondering should I have this looked at? Has anyone else had this before? I'm kinda wondering if the farther back from the target I am, will it throw my arrow off to the right again?
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:47 PM
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Draw the bow back, does the peep line up with your eye? Is the string new? If the string is over 2yrs old with a used bow, I would suggest changing the set of cables and strings. Not familiar with that bow! Strings will twist, some more than others, and some is due to setup.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:17 AM
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The peep does line up when at full draw, but I'm wondering with the twist in the string is torquing the arrow. Any idea what a new set of strings and cables would cost? Ballpark figure. I paid $200 for the bow RTS. If its more then say $50, then I may just invest in a new bow. I have no idea how old this one is, but I'm gonna guess more than 2 yrs. Wanted a cheap bow to see if I even liked archery.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by nagel_1 View Post
The peep does line up when at full draw, but I'm wondering with the twist in the string is torquing the arrow. Any idea what a new set of strings and cables would cost? Ballpark figure. I paid $200 for the bow RTS. If its more then say $50, then I may just invest in a new bow. I have no idea how old this one is, but I'm gonna guess more than 2 yrs. Wanted a cheap bow to see if I even liked archery.
Over on www.archerytalk.com H&M bowstrings is running an end of year special. $40 for a set. Check it out and give him a call if you have any questions. I personally know a couple guys on the Martin Archery Tech Forum that are using his strings and have given good reviews.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:45 AM
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If you are shooting with a release, just put a D loop on and it will straighten up the peep at full draw. The twist is not torquing the arrow. Most strings will line up a little off at rest, but with a D loop, they will staighten out just fine.

You can adjust the peep so that it doesn't twist if you have well made strings, but it usually requires a bow press.

New strings are probably a good idea if they are over 2 years old. However, if they are in good shape, you may be able to wait a while. The first compound bow I ever bought is about 10 years old and has it's original string & cables. The bow hasn't been shot very often in the last 8+ years, but they are still in good shape. Stretched out a bit, but not a safety issue.

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