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    Ok on my firehawk i have the cat2 cams,regardless of my draw length or what module is installed,short or long,or where the draw stop is,at full draw shouldnt the cables lay flat on the modules!
    All the martin bows ive owned with cat or hybrix at full draw the cables have always layed flat against module.Well my cams come up at least a 1/4" short.Bow shop set it up like this said it was fine.But going over past bows im thinking it's not right.
    I tried to readjust draw stop all the way to plus and when i did this it wouldnt hit limb because cable were holding it back.So i think what i need to do is let some twist out on the cables and adjust draw stop as i go to allow cables to hit flat,sound right!!!!
    My ata is 29-1/2" BH is 6-3/4" online it says 29-3/4 ata and 7"BH,so what all think.I just want to get all the performance i can,bow shoots great but i need to know which is right,thanks.

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    This sounds weird. If the draw stop is set to the longest setting the cams should roll over enough for the cables to hit the flat on the modules. Are you sure both modules are adjusted to the same setting? Are you sure the cams are in sync?
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    i pulled back as hard as i could but draw stop wouldnt hit the limb.
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    Either I am misunderstanding or something is really set up wrong.
    Lets say you have a 28" draw length and for that the mods should be set on the #5 position. (just making up numbers here)

    So then at that dl the cables should bottom out in the flats of the mods. This gives you the full 80 percent letoff.
    So - you set the draw stop so that it contacts the limb right at that point. - (it's really an 'over draw' protection.)

    Now - if you like a little less letoff (more holding weight) you can set the draw stop so it stops your draw a bit sooner.
    Then the cables will stop short of bottoming out on the mods 'flat'.

    However -this will shorten up the draw length a bit.

    If the draw lenght is too short for you then - move the mods to the next longer position (in this case #6) and then set the stop right
    at your draw length.

    If the stop is set where the cables can go past the flat on the mods and bend over them - you are going to have excessive wear at that point.
    If they are set way too short - you are going to have no letoff and the bow is just going to want to take-off on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiker View Post
    Either I am misunderstanding or something is really set up wrong.
    Lets say you have a 28" draw length and for that the mods should be set on the #5 position. (just making up numbers here)

    So then at that dl the cables should bottom out in the flats of the mods. This gives you the full 80 percent letoff.
    So - you set the draw stop so that it contacts the limb right at that point. - (it's really an 'over draw' protection.)

    Now - if you like a little less letoff (more holding weight) you can set the draw stop so it stops your draw a bit sooner.
    Then the cables will stop short of bottoming out on the mods 'flat'.

    However -this will shorten up the draw length a bit.

    If the draw lenght is too short for you then - move the mods to the next longer position (in this case #6) and then set the stop right
    at your draw length.

    If the stop is set where the cables can go past the flat on the mods and bend over them - you are going to have excessive wear at that point.
    If they are set way too short - you are going to have no letoff and the bow is just going to want to take-off on you.

    Yes thats what im talking about.Looks like the proshop set draw stop a little short so i was getting less letoff and shorter draw length.Also reason i couldnt get draw stop to hit limb earlier i forgot to loosen football clamp on my rest cord.........DUH.....
    Now i have readjusted draw stop and cables are hitting flat on modules like there suppose too.top cam is a little slow but not by much.FEels different though will have to get used to it after shooting it with wrong adjustments all this time.......thanks for the help guys.

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    Live and learn. It very well could have been the cord to the rest wasn't letting the cams roll into position.
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    Just goes to show you that sometimes you need to back away and look at the big picture. It's the little stuff (like the rest chord) we miss sometimes that throws a wrench into things and has us saying #$*@ what the ??????? lol
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