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    I installed the STS on my Diamond this week and was able to go out do some practice today. I set the rubber bumper about 1/16" off of the string as I figure by the time it hits the stop, my arrow is already free of the string. Since I don't seem to have any tune issues, I must have figured it correctly! I shot a lot of tight groups, 3-5" range at 20 and 30 yards. Out of five arrows I always have three arrows that are right together, I mean right together like touching each other and then two arrows within 3-5 inches.

    I don't know that the STS has made my bow any quieter than before but it does take out some of the shock and vibration. As far as it being quiter, I'll have to let my range buddy make that decision the next time we go out...

    The one thing that worries me about the front mount string stop is, it's a piece of equipment that can get knocked loose, easier than anything else on my bow. If the rod moves a little bit, it won't be lined up correctly with my string.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondrock View Post
    I installed the STS on my Diamond this week and was able to go out do some practice today. I set the rubber bumper about 1/16" off of the string as I figure by the time it hits the stop, my arrow is already free of the string. Since I don't seem to have any tune issues, I must have figured it correctly! I shot a lot of tight groups, 3-5" range at 20 and 30 yards. Out of five arrows I always have three arrows that are right together, I mean right together like touching each other and then two arrows within 3-5 inches.

    I don't know that the STS has made my bow any quieter than before but it does take out some of the shock and vibration. As far as it being quiter, I'll have to let my range buddy make that decision the next time we go out...

    The one thing that worries me about the front mount string stop is, it's a piece of equipment that can get knocked loose, easier than anything else on my bow. If the rod moves a little bit, it won't be lined up correctly with my string.
    All bows differ as far as how far the STS is from the string. I experimented with mine and found that it's best just off the string like yours. Others have the STS touching the string.
    Now to address you concern about your STS, I'd use some Loctite to keep it from moving, and you should still be able to remove it if necessary.

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    my sts works a bit better off the string.and is rear mount off the riser.but i do have a problem with it not being perfectly inline with the string.
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    Factors for adjusting STS.
    1. every bow is different
    2. every shooter is different
    3. not all STS systems are the same

    Take two of the same bows with different shooters adjust the bows to the shooters.
    1. Shooter #1 is 30 inch dl @70 lbs
    2. Shooter #2 is 27 inch dl @50 lbs
    In most cases #1 's STS is going to be a credit card away from the string
    In most cases #2 "s STS is going to be touching
    Due to the different lengths of draw and weights. The adjustments will be different. This is not true in all cases and may vary. But the velocity of the string in forward motion is factored by dl and dw.


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    I e-mailed Hunter's Friend (where I got my bow package) to see how they set the STS up on The Rock. I was told to have it just touching the string, so I'll give it a try and let everybody know how it works. I'll also have to get some locktite and make sure I've got the thing cranked down pretty well. It was tough setting it up with my sling...

    I'm pulling 60 pounds at 26" DL, so what Hunter's Friend is telling me seems to fit with Deer Eliminator's reply. Thanks guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondrock View Post
    I e-mailed Hunter's Friend (where I got my bow package) to see how they set the STS up on The Rock. I was told to have it just touching the string, so I'll give it a try and let everybody know how it works. I'll also have to get some locktite and make sure I've got the thing cranked down pretty well. It was tough setting it up with my sling...

    I'm pulling 60 pounds at 26" DL, so what Hunter's Friend is telling me seems to fit with Deer Eliminator's reply. Thanks guys.
    I am shooting 64lbs @ 26.5 dl and mine works the best touching.

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