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mike_o
09-23-2011, 01:01 PM
Hello
I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions about the factory strings and cables on my silencer. I ordered a new set of cables and a string according to the label on the bow. However, when I received the new set they were the right size according to the label on the bow but the factory set was just about 3/4" longer. Now the set I ordered is off. The serving does not completely go around the cams. Does the new string just need to stretch? I afraid of it being out of time. I put marks on the cams where they meet the limbs to make sure but with the new string puts those marks about 1/2" off. Help Please. Thank you.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-23-2011, 01:10 PM
Welcome mike_o, According to the website the string 55 1/4" buss is 36 7/8". What does it say on the limb sticker? Pics with the new string on will help as well. 3/4" is a big difference.

Hutch:cool:

mike_o
09-23-2011, 01:28 PM
The label says string: 55 1/4 cables: 36 7/8
The factory string and cable are the ones that are longer. As soon as I get a chance I will press it again and take pics of the label and the strings side by side

mike_o
09-23-2011, 01:34 PM
Could it be the string is untwisted that much

mike_o
09-23-2011, 01:38 PM
So, then the next step would be to contact Martin themselves to find out what the exact sizes should be?

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-23-2011, 01:41 PM
I build custom strings. I have seen them stretch quite a bit. But in this case I am not sure. When a string is built it is pre-stretched and measured under a 100lbs of tension. It is possible that the old one is stretched and untwisted. As far as serving's not being long enough, how short are they? This is where your new string on your bow and some pics would help us help you.




Hutch:cool:

archerx7
09-23-2011, 01:44 PM
The Silencer uses the same string/cable lengths as the FC400. The string should be 55 1/4" and the control cables should be 36 7/8". The end servings on the string should be 14 1/2" long and the cables should be 6" on the payout track and 10" on the mod track. Sounds like Martins string maker got off on their lengths a bit and whoever built your new set didn't get the correct serving specs when they built yours. Contact whoever built your new set and have them build a new string with the correct length end servings.

mike_o
09-23-2011, 01:44 PM
its about 5/8" on the bottom cam and 1/2" on the top. I will get pics asap

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-23-2011, 01:51 PM
mike_o the pics will help us get you on the right track. If you don't mind me asking where did you buy the string set.

Hutch:cool:

mike_o
09-23-2011, 02:50 PM
here are the pictures 5 of 6
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mike_o
09-23-2011, 02:53 PM
picture 6
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Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-23-2011, 03:00 PM
archerx7 is correct the strings are right but the end servings need to be 14". Contact your string maker.



Hutch:cool:

mike_o
09-23-2011, 03:00 PM
I got the strings at Peak Performance in Florida

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-23-2011, 03:07 PM
It is the string maker that needs to rebuild your strings. So contact him. He will need to build them the same lengths but longer servings. After you get your new set and put them on. You will have to check your timing and twist the cables to get it correct if needed.



Hutch:cool:

gravedigger
09-23-2011, 03:13 PM
get a refund..send back them strings and have hutch~n~sonarchery build ya set

mike_o
09-24-2011, 04:55 AM
I sent them two emails ref. this issue. So, They do have a policy to fix the strings if they are not right. The brace height with the factory string is 7". The ATA is 32 1/16. What is confusing me is the label. Is it possible that the factory string can be off that much. I'm just a little concerned about it. Thanks

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-24-2011, 05:27 AM
Yes they can be off that much. They have those strings mass produced and they throw them on and ship the bow. My 2010 Bengal was so out of specs that it only reached 63lbs when I got it. It is a 70lb bow. Go by the specs that are on the website and your sticker. Put the bow to the specs that are on the website. And the bow should be perfect. To get the timing right you will have to draw the bow back and make sure that the cams come to a stop and the same time. Then your bow should be all set.

Hutch:cool:

mike_o
09-24-2011, 05:33 AM
Thank you. I really appreciate all of you guys that helped me out. That makes me feel more confident. Thank you. I will Let you guys know how it turns out when I get the new strings

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-24-2011, 05:37 AM
When you get your strings and cables set. Let us know we can walk you through tuning it to a tee, when you are ready. The nice thing about Martin bows it you don't need a bow press. And the experience on here has made this a really nice forum.
Nice to have you aboard keep us informed


Hutch:cool:

mike_o
09-24-2011, 05:51 AM
I sure will and Thank you again. Hope I can get this done by the 1st, season starts.

bob cooly
09-24-2011, 03:14 PM
I see from your photos it apears the end loops are only served on one end, not good. As some one else suggested, get new custom strings. Martin, the $500 bow it takes you $1000 to get it to shoot.