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Unregistered
04-24-2007, 12:10 PM
i have a prowler... i know it is kinda old... but recently after i shoot the cable on the top where the "Y" hook on the limb ends up on the back of the cam ontop of the string./.... one dealer said maybe my limbs are weak.. i haven't lost any speed and this bow has probably only been shot maybe 200 times???

Myk
04-24-2007, 07:30 PM
Please rephrase the question.

I don't see any way possible for what I'm reading you say what is happening to happen without breaking the bow down, disconnecting the cable, wrapping it around the cam and string and then reconnecting it.
I doubt if that's happening while you are shooting so I'm not understanding what you are saying.

Also how old of a Prowler, is it a cast riser or a machined riser?

If you have a camera pictures are worth a thousand words.

rettug
04-28-2007, 07:12 AM
no it is not un-doing itself just coming to rest on the back of the cam... here are a few pics hope they help and thank you

Myk
04-28-2007, 09:23 AM
Wow, at least now I see what's happening.

Could it be the cam leaning into the cable on that side?
Is your string too long allowing the lobe on the cam to be out of time so it is able to catch that cable? The old website's pictures aren't from the right angle but it doesn't look like that lobe should bisecting the line from the axle to be able to do that.
You might also have your cable guard adjusted too far out pulling that cable into the cam.

I would guess that most likely is the string has creeped allowing the cam to be out of time.
I'm assuming it's used with a lot more than 200 shots and the bushings could be worn causing cam lean but more likely it's one of the other things I suggested.

rettug
04-29-2007, 08:43 PM
welll. it wasnt used for more that 200 shots i doubt... it has hung in my house for like 9 years.... apparently the string had stretched under the serving... i was shooting the other day and the sting exploded... send chit everywhere.... so we will see when i get it back if i still have this problem... also i thightened the limb both down the whole way and it didn't seem like they were exactly drawn down even... after i did this it didnt seem like it was catching on there... but that string is toast now.. i will let you know... for anyone who hasn't had a string break while shooting.... WOW.. scares the turds right out of ya thanks for your help/.... also what is a good new bow to buy?

Myk
04-29-2007, 10:14 PM
Glad you weren't hurt.
Yeah, having one go not only scares you, it gives you a new respect for checking and changing your strings.

Mine was a cable on a non-steel cable bow. I think I got a little scratch/knot on my arm and had to spend a lot of time looking for stuff.
I sure don't put off worn servings any more and if I notice an excessive amount of creep I replace it.

rettug
05-03-2007, 03:27 PM
new string fixed it... the string was stretched under the serving... Thanks for the info