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    I just bought the Martin STS for my 2009 Cheetah and it doesn't seem to fit. My bow has the hole in the back of the riser with the set screw on the side. I was under the impression the STS just slides in and then you tighten the set screw. The one I bought is a Martin STS which said it was for most '09 bows including the cheetah. The STS will only just barely fit into the riser and then you are unable to adjust it in either direction. Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue. Guess I'm just going to go buy the Limbsaver STS with the front mount. Let me know if I'm missing something.

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    Goodness man. Just take a 3/8" drill bit and ream the hole out a little bit. Spin it by hand. Or you could get a piece of 5/16" wooden dowel and some fine grit sandpaper to so the same thing. It removes very little metal, but just removes some of the rough surfaces inside the hole.
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    Ok tried the 3/8" drill bit by hand. The bit itself slides in with no problems. I did like you said and made sure it was all smoothed out inside. The STS still doesn't fit. When I say it barely fits, I mean about 1/8" of the STS will enter the riser. Is it possible that this STS is not made for the '09 Cheetahs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    Ok tried the 3/8" drill bit by hand. The bit itself slides in with no problems. I did like you said and made sure it was all smoothed out inside. The STS still doesn't fit. When I say it barely fits, I mean about 1/8" of the STS will enter the riser. Is it possible that this STS is not made for the '09 Cheetahs?
    I doubt it. The rod is supposed to be 3/8" also. Maybe you have one that's slightly oversized. Here's another trick. take some fine sandpaper and squeeze it over about the first inch of the end of the rod (the end that fits into the riser). Squeeze the sandpaper and rotate the rod to sand down the diameter of the rod a bit.. Maybe it's just the finish on the rod that makes it tight. Don't go crazy. It might only take a little bit. The rod is supposed to fit snugly.

    One other trick that some of us use is that once you get the rod in and turned to the position you want go ahead and tighten the set screw. Then loosen it and pull the rod out of the riser. Look to see where the set screw indents the rod and file a flat spot there. This gives a flat area for the set screw to seat on which makes for a more secure fit. It doesn't hurt to use some #242 Loctite on the screw either.

    I'm really sorry you're having this problem in the first place. You'd think a 3/8" rod would fit into a 3/8" machined hole, but I guess not. I know mine's pretty tight, too. But you already laid out the money for it. You may as well use it. Why lay out another $40 when a little work on your part will do.
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    Thanks for being so quick to respond. I'll try that tomorrow. I'm sure thats probably all it needs.

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    You're a good man Barry, I'd like to have a buck for every time you've helped someone out here and on AT. Yeah i know what you're going to say, that's what the sight's are for. It's just some people are more willing to help out than others.

    Anyway, I know I'm not alone in saying how much I and a lot of people appreciate your knowledge and willingness to help.

    Good on ya mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibson 787 View Post
    You're a good man Barry, I'd like to have a buck for every time you've helped someone out here and on AT. Yeah i know what you're going to say, that's what the sight's are for. It's just some people are more willing to help out than others.

    Anyway, I know I'm not alone in saying how much I and a lot of people appreciate your knowledge and willingness to help.

    Good on ya mate
    Thanks for the kind words Gibby. Many things come with age (I'll be 63 next month), among them knowledge, but just as importantly is recognizing that there are many new poeple getting into this sport. I feel that although much of what I've learned over the course of my shooting career is somewhat dated it still has a place in archery today. As I age I'm losing muscle mass, eyesight, hearing and a lot of stuff so my shooting skills aren't what they once were. I do feel an obligation to give something back to a sport that has been my passion and the way to do this is to share some of what I've learned hoping that it will serve others, that they too will be able to pass it along when their time comes. Propagate the sport, if you want to say it that way.

    I'm not the most technically advanced person in archery matters. Most of what I share is general in nature and applies to almost any compound bow and/or arrows and accessories.

    OK, I'm running off at the keyboard. Time to stop.
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    My pleasure Barry, and 63 aint old, I'll be 60 in July. Where do the years go? just seems like the years are'nt as long as they once used to be.

    All the best
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    Quote Originally Posted by gibson 787 View Post
    63 aint old, I'll be 60 in July.
    Yes it is Dave.

    (just kidding lol!)

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