View Full Version : Saber Takedown, String keeps coming off center of string groove(lower limb)

02-04-2014, 08:59 AM
Hi I am new to the forums.

I got my Saber Takedown bow about 20 days ago. Bought it new on Amazon.
I have only taken it to the range twice for an hr session each.
Yesterday after a shot the string went past the sting groove(lower limb) , past the riser and created a diagonal alignment from limb to limb. (hard to explain, should have taken a picture)
Basically I put it back to normal, and still noticing that string is not returning back to the string groove after a shot or even slow draw.

It could be a twisted riser or limb problem.

Please advice on how to fixed this or get a replacement.

Thank you!

02-04-2014, 09:52 AM
Look at the string while strung, from one nock the the other, are the limbs in line under the the string? Can you take a pic looking down the string and popst it here so that we can see whats going on?

02-04-2014, 11:02 AM
This is after I did a slow draw and bring the string back to position. 8937
(bow after strung, before slow draw) Sorry, it was had to look down the string and take a photo.
Due to work i will not be able to test it at the range again until Thursday, but as of right now I could use any suggestion.
As of now I am just trying to straightening out the limbs, with small amount of pressure while strung.

02-04-2014, 12:57 PM
make certain the limbs are square and flush on the riser. When I first got my Diablo td I twisted my limbs quite badly using the stringer supplied. I straightened them out without permanent damage. Then I got a new stringer with a rubber grip on one side and a pocked that holds the limb on the other. I leave it strung most of the time now as I shoot it almost everyday. Good luck and give Martin a phone call.

02-05-2014, 07:47 AM
Is there a rule of thumb for how long you can leave a bow strung between usage? If I shoot once a week should can I leave it strung or should I un-string it?

02-05-2014, 10:56 AM
Bad news/good news. At least one limb is twisted, but the good news is that Martin will replace them. Will take about a week, depending on how far from Walla Walla you are. Or as Steve said, you may be able to straighten them, simply twist them away from their current position. Grandson's Diablo had a twisted upper limb, a phone call, and we shipped the old limbs back to Marin and Martin sent new limbs back. The receptionest handled our exchange. Select the operator option when prompted.
As for you last question, how long can you leave your bow strung....The Ben Pearson Cougar listed at the bottom of my signature has been strung for the last year, I shoot it every day, and it has'nt lost any power, still whumps the bag hard. You will need a peg to hang your strung bow from, DO NOT stand it on a limb tip!! :D

02-05-2014, 02:15 PM
Thanks for the advice. I will try to straighten the and twist them away from their current position, and will test it tomorrow after work. I don't want to call for replace until last case situation.

I was wondering about leaving bow stung also, there are lots of mix opinion on the web about.
Sometime I just want to leave the Saber strung until I really need for traveling in the case.

02-07-2014, 05:01 PM
have you had in luck in getting you limb stright?

02-09-2014, 11:02 AM
I finally got to take out for some 10 yard shooting for about 50 shots, and its seem to work for now. With slow pressure, I tried straighten and twist them away from their current position before the range. I was just have to be more careful with my shots so I do not torque the riser or the string when i draw. Hopes it stay this way for the future!.

02-09-2014, 11:50 AM
Slow stready twisting usually works, some stubborn twists require a bit of heat, usually just steam the limb and slowly twist, and hold till cool. And as said if all else fails, a phone call will fix the situation. Good luck, and keep us informed. :)

02-09-2014, 03:31 PM
OK, something else I just realized to toss in here. Measure the brace height to make usre it's at least 7". 7 1/4" would be even better. Add twists to the string as necessary. When I got my Diabl TD I had to add 45 twists to the string to get 7" brace. A week later it had stretched and I had to add another 15 twists, so you have to check it for a while till it settles in.

Another thing of note. It's been mentioned here and other forums about the serving coming unraveled. I've now seen it first hand at the Great American Outdoor Show this week with one of our demo bows. These strings are not the best of quality and the serving material and workmanship is, well, less than stellar. If serving comes loose then you (or anybody) could just have it reserved at a local shop. Better yet is to just replace it with a good custom job. I replaced the factory Dacron string on my Diablo with one made of trophy material and gained 25 fps, with only 30# limbs.

Right now I've got a new in-the-box Saber and am going to strip and reserve the string before I even install it. Most likely Hutch will be getting an order from me in the very near future for another good custom one. Gotta figure out what weird colors I'd like.

02-09-2014, 04:57 PM
be brave Barry let HuntingHutchet deside for you

02-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Yep cheap strings, thanks for the opinion cause it is the same as mine even though I know little about strings. Same with the stringer that came with it. I never did use the rest. The shop told me to go with a better one. I hope they are saving enough on the extras to make the bad experiences worth while.
Not good advertisement for Martin Accessories. Still I really like my Diablo TD and would buy it again.

Joe H
02-11-2014, 05:49 PM
Is there a rule of thumb for how long you can leave a bow strung between usage? If I shoot once a week should can I leave it strung or should I un-string it?

From what I've read, there is no harm in leaving a recurve strung. The main reason for leaving it un-strung is: 1. Safety (like leaving a gun loaded). Someone could put a arrow in it and shoot. 2. Avoiding someone picking it up and dry-firing, which could destroy the bow. Most of the energy of the bow is absorbed by the arrow, and without the arrow, it all goes into the bow.

02-11-2014, 06:52 PM
OK change of plans. Sorry Hutchet but I got a call last night from a club member asking if I could donate anything toward our upcoming club spring picnic that could be raffled off. As you all can imagine I donated the Saber TD to the cause. Proceeds to go toward our youth archery program.