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    I put new string and cables on my 2013 Scepter V and the at a comes up about 3/8 inch too short. Suggestions for a fix?

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    New bow or typo error? 2012? Installed correctly the only thing you can do is measure the strings..... If wrong lengths, return them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny Thomas View Post
    New bow or typo error? 2012? Installed correctly the only thing you can do is measure the strings..... If wrong lengths, return them...
    Operator error. 2012.

    How about taking twists out of the cable?

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    To measure the strings correctly do it on 1/4" posts at 100lbs that will give you a correct measurement. ATA can vary a 1/4" longer or shorter. My Bengal measures a 1/4" short and it is exactly on the money for dw, dl, and bh.


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    Sounds like string to short.If you mess with cables it will change your cam rotation and not give you much on AtoA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlosII View Post
    Operator error. 2012.

    How about taking twists out of the cable?
    New strings, not me. Good string maker will correct his strings.

    I've hand stretched many, many strings to check for measurement.
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    You can maintain your DW and cam orientation while lengthening your cables by also letting your shoot string out a little as well... I can't remember the ratio but it seems to me that for every 3 twists of your cables, one twist of your shoot string to keep things equal, or something like that lol. Play around with it and you'll figure it out.

    I would take one cable off at a time and measure them as Hutch said to check for correct length, and then finish up by measuring your shoot string. If the strings are all to spec, your other specs should fall in pretty close. If not, minor adjustments can be made, depending on how meticulous you tend to be .
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    And Sonny is also right; if the new strings are not the correct lengths, a good string maker will replace his or her error for you to make it right.
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    Regardless, 3/8" is over the industry tolerance of +/- 3/16".

    Why chance a screw up?
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    When you placed your string order, did you specify the lengths or did the string builder? I would back the twists of all cables and shooting string to one turn of twist per 2 inches per string and measure ATA there. Then tighten (more twist) to get proper specs. If too short at minimum twist per inch then strings aren't correct length. Like Sonny boy said, they should be + - 3/16". Exact ATA is not needed. Tightest twist should be one turn per inch of string.
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