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    Default Measuring a bow!

    Measuring Axle to Axle.
    2006 Martin Bengal Measure ATA.jpg

    Here is a pic to help the newbie's or even the oldies.
    Measuring ATA helps you see if your bow is in spec.
    Measuring ATA also helps you see if the Draw weight is in spec.
    Measure center of the axle to the center of the opposite axle.
    This will tell you ATA



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    Measuring tiller
    2006 Martin Bengal Measure tiller.jpg

    Here is a pic to help the newbie's or even the oldies.
    Measuring tiller is important to see if you have the right tension on each limb.
    Tiller measurement can vary up to 1/4" but 0 tiller is better performance.
    Measure from the bottom of the limb where it meets the riser to the string in a straight line.

    Note: limb adjustments will vary the nocking point and the peep sight.
    Not being equal in tiller can also rob you of a strong even power stroke.


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    Measuring Brace Height
    2006 Martin Bengal Measure Brace Height.jpg


    Here is a pic to help the newbie's or even the oldies.
    Measuring Brace height is to see if your bow is in spec.
    Measure from the deepest part of the grip to the string.




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    Checking idler lean
    Bengal Checking idler lean..jpg

    Here is a pic to help the newbie's or even the oldies.
    Checking idler lean is important for correcting string tracking and limb twist.
    Correcting idler lean is as simple as twisting the cable on the opposite side of the lean. A few twists at a time will help correct the lean. Keep checking until it is gone. In some cases you have to untwist the same side that has the lean to keep the bow in ATA.


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    Well done on the tutorial Hutch!. Pics always help me...Words slow me down.

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