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    Quote Originally Posted by LMJii View Post
    Will do. Should I take a pic of the cam at rest, or do I need to have a pic taken at full draw? Is a pic from one side better than another? Thanks for the help.
    At rest. Laying flat on either side will do.

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    Thanks for taking a look.
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    Cam timing looks good to me!
    If it were off the cam would be turned one way or the other.

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    That's good news, and I learned something! Thanks.

    So I guess I should try some or all of the previous suggestions. I'll add the limbsavers and maybe some string silencers. I like having a clean string, but I use my bow for hunting primarily and now concern myself primarily with stealth. I'd give up speed for silence all day. Should I consider silencers on the cables or any other suggestions? Thanks for all the help. Appreciate your time.
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    single cam timing2.jpg

    This is what matters the distance between the cam and the string matters too far is not as bad as to close. Too close the cam slaps the string and makes noise. The red line is where we are talking about.

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    1. Check your Axle to axle measurement to see if that is at the right specs.
    2. Check your Brace height to see if that is in spec.
    3. Proper arrow weight
    4. Limb savers
    5. Cat whiskers to quiet the string
    6. STS adjustment (sometimes experimenting all three of our martins the STS touch the string to quiet them)
    7. Cable silencing (sometimes experimenting one of all my bows needed it)
    8. Proper stabilizer.

    Hope this helps

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    Will do. I'll check my specs.

    I just got the bow back from Martin HQ. I would hope the specs are tight to tolerance.

    Had to send it in as I have gone through two sets of limbs. No. I did not contribute to the limbs failing (no dry fire, arrows within tolerance, limbs bolts backed off of max, etc...). Oddly though, the first instance I found a crack at the split near the idler wheel up top. Martin sent a new set of limbs and had it repaired locally.

    2nd instance the top limb (again) showed limb failure as a large splinter began to peal away. This time I sent it back to Martin and Joel took care of it on their end. The time between both occurances was less than 3 weeks. Odd.

    Just got it back last week and have ben shooting it well.
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    I've got a Diamond/Bowtech Hush kit and a STS rearmount on my Slayer. Comes with a set of string leaches,limb dampeners and a bowjax for the cable slide rod. I put the string leaches on the cables cause I already had cats whiskers on the string. The hush kit took alot of the noise out . But I think the most help came from the STS. Now I just hear a little thud , Buddy can't believe the differance in noise since we started adding all this .

    Oh yea have you checked to make sure EVERY screw ,nut and bolt is tight? Might be something that simple.
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    Good point. I'm going to batten down the hatches. I've got the CCS and wonder if noise is coming from that also. The STS makes solid contact with the string at rest and I assume it works efficiently when the string impacts it. I'll definitely add limbsavers, but also think I will emulate Hutch~N~Son's bow and add silencers to the string, cables, etc... I think my stabilizer is solid as it was suggested to me by a fellow Martin shooter who also owned a MOAB.

    I've found that it is not so easy to employ Black Ops or stealth techniques on a whim.
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    also, you could put moleskin between the sight/riser, rest/riser, quiver mount/sight.

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