View Full Version : Cam spacers GT500 any experts?
04-23-2010, 10:47 AM
Can anyone tell me anything about the spacers on my cams?
The Elite website says the 0.090 one should be on the string side, and the .035 on the cable side of the cam.
My spacers are 0.75 and 0.65 and when I had accidently put them on the "wrong" way around the bow shot a little to the right which is good, because it brought the sight pin back into alignment with the string, whereas before it was set out to the left of the string.
Now I've put the back on the way the Elite spec recommends and it shoots to the left again.
04-23-2010, 02:59 PM
The specs that Elite gives are what they have found works best for most of the bows. It is not set in stone by any means. IMO If you find it shoots better with the other spaces on there by all means use them.
04-23-2010, 05:10 PM
You can't just change spacers without retuning your bow. It doesn't matter where the sight pins falls in comparison to the string. You need to have the arrow coming out of the bow straight. The rest will also need to move with different size spacers to get proper arrow flight. Shoot through paper to get your center shot close then do a walk back tune to verify. My GT500 has .090 on the string side and .035 on the cable side. My Z-28 has 2 spacers on the string side equalling .105 and .025 on the cable side. You have to play to get correct center shot, that's why your arrows are going left and right. Need to move the rest with different spacers.....
04-23-2010, 06:06 PM
The cable side spacers are just fillers. If you have any slop that's where you want to adjust. The string side is the side you want even spacing.
That being said your bow should CS at 7/8".
If your walkback or paper tune is much over that( say approaching 1") , you'll need to add to the cable side spacers to take out any lean from the spacer slop.
The space between the forks is not always perfect. This is what you are making up for.
My GT for example has .040 cable side and .090 string side. CS is dead on 7/8".
BTW, your arrow will appear to point outwards from the bow.
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