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    Quote Originally Posted by wacker stacker View Post
    Where does the ata and string in relation to the timing dots end up when you tuners get your 340's dialed. I have custom threads on mine from a reputable builder and my ata ended up at 32.25" but the string is up against the outside [string side] timing dot on the lower cam and even with the dot on the top dot. I won't have enough twist in the string if I try to get the ata any longer or the string centered in the timing dots. Also has a bit of vibe after the shot after shooting my Cpxl.
    Most I've seen will sit between the marks if the A to A is a little bit short. Which is also where they make weight at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ha Ha View Post
    The only thing I don't like about my Destroyer 340 is the noise........ After reading this thread I'm sure it is my string stop........ I'm pulling 60 lbs on 60 lb limbs........ loud tennis ball sound....... it does quiet down noticeably when I shoot a victory 350 arrow vs a 400....... I would like to shoot a HV 350...... but I need it to be quite........ What and where did y'all get your after market string stops...... I've got to get one asap.
    Wanna know for sure? Take the stop off and shoot it without. If it's quiet, then you know whats to blame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grapplemonkey View Post
    What quiver is that?
    That looks like an octane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaded View Post
    That looks like an octane.
    Bantam I believe. They are only 4 arrow. I just put one on my wife's Heartbreaker. Like the RAK quiver wasn't working LOL!

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    P&y only, did you fill it with silicone all at once or did you do a little at a time and let it dry between fillings?

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    I've owned a D340 since last March and have went through the gauntlet on tuning and other little tweaks. Without a doubt, the best shooting and quietest bow I have ever owned.

    In order to get the bow timed and sync'd correctly, you really should have a draw board. I put a new set of VaporTrail strings on mine and it took me an evening of tweaking to get it exact. Max the bow out and ensure it hits peak or advertised weight. If not, twist up both cables until it does. Keep an eye on your DL while doing so as you might have to put a few twists in the string as you're doing this. Once it hits peak, just make sure your BH and ATA are close to advertised. Remember, there is a +- variation on these measurements. As long as its within 1/8", you should be good to go. Then use the draw board to twist and twist each yoke to set pre lean in the cam, then use the control ends of the cables to get the timing/sync correct. Remember, timing on these bows MUST be set at FULL DRAW, meaning the stops hit at the same time. Don't pay too much attention to the timing dots other than to ensure you're inside of them.

    As for the string stop. Mine made the hollow sounding noise too. Like stated by a few, just fill it up with silicon and your done. I have nothing on my string other than the speed nocks, peep and string loop and no silencers on the cables. This bow is frighteningly quiet, as I found out on the two deer I killed this past fall. I was actually astonished with how quiet it was out in the woods when I shot them.

    The ONLY thing about my Destroyer I don't like is the grip. I got used to it, and I shoot it very, very well, but I prefer the feel and look of side plates and am going to swap out the grip for Torqueless plates soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrowhawk View Post
    P&y only, did you fill it with silicone all at once or did you do a little at a time and let it dry between fillings?
    what I'm I filling up?

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    Ha ha, the string stopper rod is a hollow carbon rod. I tried to fill it with silicone last night and it was difficult. Most likely because there isnt a place for the air to escape as the silicone goes in. Long story short, mine is now somewhat filled with silicone. I've thought about trying to get the silicone out and filling the carbon rod with sand.

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    I started a destroyer thread back in2010. It is on archery talk some where it might answer some questions you have.

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    been shooting since October, got my D350le a few weeks ago and today my D350le served up my first robin hood yes it was a bull and I knew it was coming as so as I pulled the trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskyadk View Post
    been shooting since October, got my D350le a few weeks ago and today my D350le served up my first robin hood yes it was a bull and I knew it was coming as so as I pulled the trigger.
    congrats

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    Ok I'm setting up my bow (2013 destroyer 350le) and have to get a rest before I can shoot this bad boy so I'd like to know your opinions on the two rests I'm deciding on:
    1) TT smackdown pro
    2) kazaway pro
    Any help would be appreciated, back into bowhunting after 15yrs and lots have changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopehik View Post
    Ok I'm setting up my bow (2013 destroyer 350le) and have to get a rest before I can shoot this bad boy so I'd like to know your opinions on the two rests I'm deciding on:
    1) TT smackdown pro
    2) kazaway pro
    Any help would be appreciated, back into bowhunting after 15yrs and lots have changed.
    The TT Smackdown Pro on the D350le I had and it is my favorite rest to date.

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    Thanks Chaded

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    I have a question about the limbs on my 350. Are the limbs top and bottom specific? I had mine replaced a while back and just noticed that the one with the American flag is on the top, and the one with the bowtech logo is on the bottom. Been shooting it for a while with no problems, but just wanted to know if it is a problem. Thanks

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    Destroyer owners thread

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1359867315.374597.jpg Here's mine. I filled my string stop with silicone, used qtips to help push it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaded View Post
    The TT Smackdown Pro on the D350le I had and it is my favorite rest to date.
    I am really considering a Destroyer 350le. As for a rest, QAD in red would be my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallhunter View Post
    I am really considering a Destroyer 350le. As for a rest, QAD in red would be my choice.
    They are nice bows. Just didn't work out for me.

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    Re: Destroyer owners thread

    Awesome bows. I shot mine very well when I had it. I just couldn't get used to the draw cycle and the backwall. My bow was a 70 lber that I was shooting at 60lbs. If it was a 50-60 lber I might have turned it down some and kept it. Tuned beautifully and shot better for me than the Invasion I had.uploadfromtaptalk1359915916606.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by P&y only View Post
    Wanna know for sure? Take the stop off and shoot it without. If it's quiet, then you know whats to blame.
    I am going to try this with my D340 as soon as my shoulder has healed up.
    Has any of you tried the BloodSport ZVT on your D340?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopehik View Post
    Ok I'm setting up my bow (2013 destroyer 350le) and have to get a rest before I can shoot this bad boy so I'd like to know your opinions on the two rests I'm deciding on:
    1) TT smackdown pro
    2) kazaway pro
    Any help would be appreciated, back into bowhunting after 15yrs and lots have changed.
    +1 on the TT Smackdown for me! Had a Pro V break on me several times and no more! The TT has been great and really good rest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaded View Post
    They are nice bows. Just didn't work out for me.
    I want a 60 pounder in the worst way. I shoot Hoyts mostly now. (The Charger is the best fitting bow for me I have had in a long time) but I miss the destroyer 350 I had, and now with the really cool graphics of the LE, I want one again.

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    My Destroyers

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    Here are the Destroyers I've had...all sweet shooting bows. Sold them off to try other bows and now I'm back to a D350...which is where I started with Bowtech...so, lesson learned in my case, grass isn't always greener.

    Now I've got the '13 D350 LE and I'm gonna keep this one for a while!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norwegian Woods View Post
    I am going to try this with my D340 as soon as my shoulder has healed up.
    Has any of you tried the BloodSport ZVT on your D340?
    Shooting Easton Bloodlines out of my 340 and 350LE. No supertuning done and the 350's point of impact is identical with both field points and 1.25" cut Grizztricks. Just got the 340 re-strung and ready to sling some arrows but haven't done so yet.

    DestroyerLE.jpg

    These bows hold better and seem to be more accurate than any I've shot before. I like the 350 a lot, but to really put it in perspective, I'm quite certain the 340 will finally replace my beloved '06 Tribute.....please forgive the Tribute pic in a Destroyer thread....

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    I own 3 Bowtech Destroyer 350s
    I have For Sale:
    1 - Optifade Forest D350 70 pound grey custom-painted limbs, loaded with matching accessories - $650
    1 - Kahles 3.5-10x50 American Hunter w/ TDS Reticle and original scope caps - $550

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavco330 View Post
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    Here are the Destroyers I've had...all sweet shooting bows. Sold them off to try other bows and now I'm back to a D350...which is where I started with Bowtech...so, lesson learned in my case, grass isn't always greener.

    Now I've got the '13 D350 LE and I'm gonna keep this one for a while!
    Hey pavco, how are those limbs holding up on yours and did you get it from a local shop? Got mine from Kinsey's the last week in October and used it the last week of archery season, and my top limb looks awful already. Rough finish and all.
    I own 3 Bowtech Destroyer 350s
    I have For Sale:
    1 - Optifade Forest D350 70 pound grey custom-painted limbs, loaded with matching accessories - $650
    1 - Kahles 3.5-10x50 American Hunter w/ TDS Reticle and original scope caps - $550

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