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Old 08-13-2004, 08:47 AM
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my son just purchased a Bear split limb youth bow, after the initial set up he was shooting accurate out to 20 yds. The last 2 outings of shooting he was getting was missing his target by 5 ft. literally, after going over his equipment I noticed the upper cam is stopping at 4 o'clock and the lower at 7 o'clock any suggestions on what may have caused this major change in such a short time. He is 10 years old shoots fingers with a TM Hunter rest and LimbSavers on the limbs with aluminum aroows set at 38 lbs. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 08-13-2004, 08:56 AM
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How in the world does a fellow shoot a prong rest with fingers? There's got to be torque from the fingers pushing that arrow towards the riser. I would suggest a plunger type rest for starters, but I don't know about the cam issue.
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Old 08-13-2004, 09:11 AM
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String or cable streach?
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Old 08-13-2004, 09:19 AM
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thats a HUGE difference for cable stretch, I would have him draw the bow slowly so you can watch the cams rotate, is one stopping before the other? Is something hitting something it shouldn't?
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Old 08-13-2004, 09:39 AM
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I don't want to sound too critical but you can obviously see that the cams are out of sync. If you can't adjust them yourself then take it to a shop that can do it for you. Ask him questions and you'll learn that it's not such a hard fix.

The other thing is that a prong rest does not work with fingers due to "archer's paradox". He needs to either shoot a release or get a rest with some sort of side plate (plunger). Star Hunters wroks well as does any flipper with a Berger button.
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