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[quote=580072]First off I’d just like to say I am brand new to the site, and have already learned more about tuning and shooting then I ever thought I would, so thank you all! I have been bow hunting for quite a while, shooting first a Browning Illusion, and since then a Mathews FX. Both of which were never “tuned” more than quick paper tuning the first day I bought them. They always hit where I aimed (mostly), and that was as far as I went with it. I have recently acquired a brand new Mathews Drenalin, with a DL of 28 inches. My questions are as follows: (1) Is it safe to assume that a brand new bow is set to factory specs reliably? (I have limbs maxed out, ATA is measured at 33″, BH is measured at 7″, the Tiller is the same for both limbs-using a string ATA) so I think it at factory Specs. The CAM timing is a little harder for me to measure because of the two holes it uses to measure it. I took two 3/32 drill bits (the smooth sides of them) and leveled the bow as best I could, and it seems to be correct. I have not checked Idler wheel lean.
(2) If it is correct (brand new- never shot, measurements seem good), should I mark the cam position with white out or something similar to have a good reference point for the CAM position?
have seen it done alot but not required
(3) How many shots do I need to put through it before I can anticipate is “broken in” with the stock string, mechanical release, and should I wait to install a peep site during this process, before re-checking that everything is to specs?
Usually 150-200 shots. I always put peep in but is personal preference. Will have to adjust it again after the break in period.
(4) Can I do a “walk back tune” to get sites minimally accurate during this break-in process, or should I just wait to make sure everything is settled in?
Would not take long to retune.
Thanks in advance for your responses! -Matt [/quote]
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