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    Default Arrow vanes hitting cable?

    Got a 2011 Saber for Christmas. Noticed that the one of the cables appears to be in the path of the blazer vanes on my arrow. Can't tell if this is really affecting my shot cause I'm just starting to sight in my bow. I tried playing w/ the cable guard and slide but can't get the cable out of the way enough. Is this something I should worry about?

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    can we assume you have the nock indexed correctly. maybe your rest needs to be moved out slightly, who set it up? send pics-would help everyone else help you out - they will be able to see the problem.
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    Here are some pictures. It was set up at Cabelas with an NAP Apache Rest. They used a laser level device to set it up. I'm a newbie, but it seemed like they knew what they were doing.photo3.JPGphoto2.JPGphoto1.JPGphoto.JPG

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    It appears that you have an offset guide rod. It seems from your pictures, that it is held in place by 2 set screws in the riser. Loosen the screws and twist the guide rod counter clock wise from your current position, until you achieve your proper vane clearance. I say counter clockwise, as it looks like the offset is around the 6 o'clock position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Money Man View Post
    It appears that you have an offset guide rod. It seems from your pictures, that it is held in place by 2 set screws in the riser. Loosen the screws and twist the guide rod counter clock wise from your current position, until you achieve your proper vane clearance. I say counter clockwise, as it looks like the offset is around the 6 o'clock position.
    x2 This should solve your problem. Welcome to the forum.

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    I tried moving the offset cable rod but the vanes still hit the cable. (see new pic). I'm wondering if its a manufacturng issue since this bow was originally manufactured for the trg/sos system. when I got my bow it had a cable slide instead and a had insert explaining that due to problems w/ the TRG/SOS it had been discontinued. Anyway to adjust the rod more? I'm worried the cables will be out of adjustment or have too much friction if they are moved any further.photo.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrow Splitter View Post
    x2 This should solve your problem. Welcome to the forum.

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    Would that possibly create torque due to the string being pushed that far out?
    I don't claim to know much & am still basically new to archery but, may seem silly to some. You are using a drop away rest, can't you rotate the nock to where there is adequate clearance? I haven't heard or read anywhere that a vane needs to on top. I've used Bodoodle's that required a vane straight down to work propperly and had no issues with clearance or accuracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajinid View Post
    Got a 2011 Saber for Christmas. Noticed that the one of the cables appears to be in the path of the blazer vanes on my arrow. Can't tell if this is really affecting my shot cause I'm just starting to sight in my bow. I tried playing w/ the cable guard and slide but can't get the cable out of the way enough. Is this something I should worry about?
    Welcome to the forum, My suggestion is to call Martin and tell them what is going on. The bow should not have that problem. I am sure they can get you pointed in the right direction. I looked at a lot of videos on the Saber and none had that problem.


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