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Can anyone out there tell me if there is any advantage in shooting a twin cam compound over a single cam, for target archery?

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I think that the twin cam will provide more speed, but the big factor is the single cam will not get out of tune ????? or is this a big  lie, seems you do have more of a problem with the string, some are over 98 inchs long, and as you shoot in a new string I would think you could have some tuning problems due to changes.  I love my Alpine Silverdo twin Cam bow for indoor and the seniors games, I also love my Martin single cam for hunting. So it what you like to shoot with…..Thoses ads do show a lot of people have changed over to the single cam….

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One of my pet peeves is the "single cam bows have really long strings so they will stretch more." This is really silly. The string is twice as long, but it’s doubled over, so the effective change is half the total stretch, or about the same as with a two cam bow.         Marty Sasaki

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: Can anyone out there tell me if there is any advantage in shooting a twin cam : compound over a single cam, for target archery? You can’t put a split cable harness system on a single cam. -Scot — Scot E. Heath, P.E.                      "Nothing beats turning clay to dust." Fort Collins, CO

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> : Can anyone out there tell me if there is any advantage in shooting a twin cam > : compound over a single cam, for target archery? > You can’t put a split cable harness system on a single cam. > -Scot > — > Scot E. Heath, P.E.                      "Nothing beats turning clay to dust." > Fort Collins, CO

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The problem with stretch on most single cam bows is that since your nock is NOT located near the center of the string, but approx 2/3 the distance from where the string is anchored, your nock moves down as the string stretches. Some bows are offered with a 2 groove idler in an attempt to that addresses this problem. The Darton CPS single cam bows all use shorter bow strings that anchor at each end of the bow. www.dartonarchery.com

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> One of my pet peeves is the "single cam bows have really long strings > so they will stretch more." This is really silly. The string is twice > as long, but it’s doubled over, so the effective change is half the > total stretch, or about the same as with a two cam bow. > Marty Sasaki

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I have used both single-cam and twin-cam and I must say that the benefits shooting with a single-cam is that you dont have to worry about the cams changing its setting….that is the most anoying problem….and it costs a lot of time and energy. You tune in then just shoot….and thats whats its all about. To dont have too worry about the cams is worth a lot…and the feeling in shooting with a single-cam I think is great!! Just the feeling that you dont have to worry about the wheels during a FITA for example…it can cost you a lot of points if you got trubble with your wheel-tuning, I know. Some answers talk about the long string…but what you win is a bow that dont get untuned and that you will be pleased with for a long time. Its worth the trouble with the string when you have a new one. And if you use FF you can stretch the string before you put it on the bow so it isnt stretching so much. Use a hook in a roof and hang a weight in the end. Let it hang for a week or two if you have the patience. Good luck /Helena Hammar

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Marty you are very correct in your theory, and an owner of one cam bows that have strings at 95+ inches should monitor the nock height location very often. If you have a single cam with timing marks and a string mark you could monitor that. I have drawn a line on my single cam where my string is so I can monitor my timing, believe me timing on my bow is criticle because if the mark is off my nock will be off and my sight marks are off so watch it!!

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Okay, I finally get it. Single cams do go out of tune more easily due to string stretch, but not for the reason that most people give. It’s not that the string is double the length, it’s because when you replace the string it’s like replacing the string and one of the buss cables on a two cam bow. For me it’s moot anyway. My compound is a Martin Scepter with Fury Cams. When they become generally available, I’m going to switch to Fury X cams. I’ve found that once the cables have done their initial stretching that the wheels stay in time and that timing them isn’t difficult. I use the method described by Perry at www.archersadvantage.com to time the wheels.         Marty Sasaki

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