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Bear Alaskan/Resurgence limb alignment problem

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I recently bought a Bear Resurgence. While setting it up I wasn't able to tune out a tail left tear. My whisker biscuit and drop away rests both produced the same results. Then I noticed that the limbs were significantly offset. I took a picture with a couple of straight edges (arrows in this case) against the riser to illustrate. You can compare the yellow lines which are parallel with the riser edges and centerline with the light blue lines drawn between the inside edges of the limbs. The yellow lines are parallel. It's just the camera angle that's making them look like they're not, but they do provide a necessary reference point. I estimate that this limb offset is causing the string to sit about 1/4" to the right of where it should be.

I tried to fix this by backing out the limb bolts until the cables were loose and removed the cable guard and slide. Then I straightened out the limbs and tightened the limb bolts to about 40lbs. I reattached the cable guard and slide, increased to 50lbs and verified that the limbs were still straight. My first shot through paper was nearly a bullet hole. The second shot was tail left by half an inch. With subsequent shots I'm back to the persistent 1" tail left tear. The limbs moved back into the original offset position to the right; the obvious cause being the force generated by the cables from the slide/guard.

Does anyone know a remedy for the slop in the limb bolt/cup/pocket? There's just enough play in the system on this bow that allows the limbs to be pulled to the side by the cables and sit crooked. The bow is certainly shootable, but that tail left tear is super-irritating! I want bullet holes, lol! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

P.S. I'm pretty good at tuning binary cam bows. I've owned five so far and have never had a problem getting bullet holes with any of them. Thanks again!

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Have you tried using your yokes to tune cam lean to correct your tear? I have a resurgence and it’s as accurate as my Hoyt ventum pro long as I shoot it just as well. You might be looking in the wrong place maybe not but did you try to yoke tune?
Good luck, I think you might be chasing something that isn’t going to make a difference. If this truly does affect the way I shoots then I would have bear fix or replace it they have a very good warranty. But if you want to do this then more power to you. Sometimes good things come from experimenting. Also this is not a binary cam bow it’s a hybrid. It does not tune like a binary. It is meant to have cam lean to tune the tear.
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Yeah i would let bear have a go at repairing that for sure. Honestly cam lean is weird. One of my bows likes a lot of lean at rest to tune. But when you check the lean at full draw it’s not much. Hope they get you squared away. They are usually pretty good to deal with. I’m curious how big is your tear? If it’s a nock left tear you should be putting twist in the left side to lean the cam. I would forget about it being centered at rest this means nothing on a hybrid bow. They are meant to have cam lean at rest what matters is what it’s doing at full draw. I would just try this to see if it works. Set your rest at 13/16 to the center of the arrow. Make sure cams are in time or the top slightly advanced. Mine like very slightly advanced but your may not. Paper shoot. Fix up and down first ignore left and right. Once you get up and down and you have your left tear. Add a twist in the left yoke and take one out of the right. Shoot again if tear gets better keep going until tear is gone or it starts tearing right then go back half a twist and fine tune rest left right for the last bit. If you can’t tune out the tear like that then your bow definitely has a issue. I took a look at a few different bear bows I have around and two of them look like they have a little offset like yours but they all tune. But I’d give this a shot just to see. I’m not saying you don’t know how to tune and I don’t know everything you’ve done but if you haven’t tried this I would just to see.
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