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    Just picked up the new firecat! smoking fast, not as smooth as the onza though but dealer assured me it was because of a lighter draw weight. Anyways whats the verdict on how to deals with all the string wear from the trg. dealer tried putting some ointment? on trg system to help reduce friction but i dont think it will last long.
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    I think EHunter is using Bohnings string conditioner with good results.I just started using Scorpion Venom Ploymeric with decent results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simple Life View Post
    I think EHunter is using Bohnings string conditioner with good results.I just started using Scorpion Venom Ploymeric with decent results.
    so that polymeric goes on string or trg? could be what was put on my trg? Did i read some where that martin was advising not to put any serving there to protect cable? is there such a thing as really fine serving that wont disrupt things too much?
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    What do you think of that 7 in octane, i'm looking for a good stab. My dealer had an old 10 in doinker on his bow he let me shoot but wouldn't give it up i liked it alot. I dont know the cost of octanes but i think $75 is getting pretty pricey for a stabilizer

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    Quote Originally Posted by boobowbender View Post
    so that polymeric goes on string or trg? could be what was put on my trg? Did i read some where that martin was advising not to put any serving there to protect cable? is there such a thing as really fine serving that wont disrupt things too much?
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    Yes it goes on the string.Yes,you are not suppose to serve the cable in the TRG.Haven't shot enough to give a review,like to take it off and see if there is any difference.
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    I use Bohnings Xcellerator string conditioner and have had great results so far. Over 2000 shots on one of the bows, and no cable wear at all. Just get a little residue every now and hten, so I clean the cables, then recondition them. As far as serving the cables there, it's a bad idea. The serving will act like a saw on the TRG, and eventually wear grooves in the plastic. Martin originally tried serving the cables there, and ran into that problem. Just keep the cables lubed up good, and you shouldn't have any problems at all. I think any of the "thinner" lubes should work fine. I originally tried regular old string wax, and the build-up was horrible. I recondition mine after every couple hundred shots now.
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    First, the TRG should be set for your setup. Okay, no more offsetting the cables any more than necessary.

    In theroy, if not true application, the TRG doesn't touch the cables as much as a standard guide rod system.

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    I tried to wax the string and it just makes a mess near the trg.

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    thanks, i went out looking for bohnings string condition at gander. they didn't have it. found some track lube for crossbows, must have been what my dealer put on the trg.
    i will have to order on internet.
    How would I go about tuning the trg? do i set it so it barely makes contact when it is at rest or do i have to figure it out when at full draw. I noticed my dealers onza was worn at 3/4 down the trg.
    Went and really shot it for first time yesterday, what a tack driver. shoots alot harder than the onza though



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    "shoots alot harder than the onza though"

    Do you mean it hits harder at impact, or its harder to shoot?
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