My son has a 45-60 08 Bengal with STS which is the oem Martin sts.
The bow shoots great and he took 3 does last year. But a reoccuring problem keeps cropping up that I cannot figure out.
The sts stopper keeps flying off the rod. This has happened since it was new.We have tried different types of glue, tape, 3 different new sts rubber stoppers. We have made sure the string in perfectly aligned with the rif under the stopper. It has serving on the string where it hits the stopper.
It occurs sometimes every shot. Sometimes every 10? Its annoying.
Any fixes as on slow frame by frame film it appears the string actually doesnt travel in a perfect line back to the sts every time, in these instances it hits the not directly but off to one side or another,bends the rubber stopper over enough that the string goes slightly past the stopper and upon return the string pops it off the aluminum rod.The bow has been checked by a Martin dealer for string problems and cam lean but this is a plague!!!!
I am about to craft my own rod with a slightly larger rod turned down to fit the riser hole and install a larger rubber snubber on it. The bow is stealthy with the sts but rather loud without it.
Any recommendations before I start crafting my own device here?
If it didnt mention it I have tried every different approach in the amount of clearance between the string and sts but it doesnt matter.