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    Not sure if I should have started a new thread for this or not, but anyways... I took the advise I received on here, and twisted my cables to get to the ATA length I should be. It took 12 twists of each cable to get to the 32 1/4 ATA I should have. Is this excessive? After doing this, I noticed that both cams stayed in good timing, but the gap between the wrapped cables is a little bigger (1/16th or so) on the bottom cam. Should I just give it another twist or two? I've also noticed a slight fraying of the cable serving (fuzzing) coming off each cam now. Anything I should be worried about? Pretty new to this kind of bow tuning, so your patience is appreciated. Thanks!
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    What did yor BH become once you got ATA into spec? remember you had a full 1/2 to take up to get the right ATA so no i dont think its exsessive IMO.
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    I don't think it is excessive. I had to put about the same number of twists in mine. Just make sure you check all the specs (draw weight, BH, etc).

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    just remember, the tighter you twist your cables, the looser your servings become

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    I ended up with 15 twists in the lower cable, and 13 in the upper. That has the cams timing right, but still a little (1/16th or so) off with the cable gap. ATA and BH are both right on. 32 1/4 and 7 respectively. Shot it through the chrony just now. 66# draw, 363 gr. arrow, 28 in draw, 309.98 fps. WHAT A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT! Only one other thing I have to ask: As loose as the cable serving is now, should I try to twist the serving to tighten it up, or what should I do? Thanks again guys!

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