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On cable guards with a bend or elbow, is it better to move the bend away from or towards the center of the bow?
For example take a look at this PSE Phenom:

The cable guard is pointing away from the center of the bow. I would think that the closer the bend is to where the 2 cables intersect (center of the bow), the less deflection occurs resulting in better accuracy. But it appears most bows are set up the opposite, away from center as in the picture at the factory.
Anyone knows the reason why?
 

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My opinion is to have the cable guard as close to where the arrow sits as possible.
That way the clearance is where you need it thus lessening the effect on the cams as much as possible.
The further the guard is from the arrow, the more deflection is needed to achieve fletching clearance.

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My opinion is to have the cable guard as close to where the arrow sits as possible.
That way the clearance is where you need it thus lessening the effect on the cams as much as possible.
The further the guard is from the arrow, the more deflection is needed to achieve fletching clearance.

Kev
That's exactly what I was trying to say, but you articulated it better/simpler.
So.. why do manufacturers do the opposite?
 

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My only thought would be, for hybrid cams:

It's easier to adjust out cam lean on the top; the further the cableguard is from the bottom cam, the less effect we have on that end. So move the lateral load towards the top cam, fix the lean with the yoke and leave the bottom cam to sit straight of its own accord.

Maybe?
 

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My only thought would be, for hybrid cams:

It's easier to adjust out cam lean on the top; the further the cableguard is from the bottom cam, the less effect we have on that end. So move the lateral load towards the top cam, fix the lean with the yoke and leave the bottom cam to sit straight of its own accord.

Maybe?
I see. It's true there is only a yoke up top. Thanks!
 

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I just got the truglo archers choice range rover slider sight, and the buttom of the slider hits the "elbow" of the cable guard so i dont get it all the way down at the adjustment. The cable guard is now sitting at 2 o clock. Is it ok to turn it down to about 4 o clock?
Will this make the bow out of tune?
It will still have the same distance from the centerline.
 

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I put my down and as low as possible to still have arrow clearance. With a 31.5" draw I want the angle as low as possible. The only way I would put it up would be if I was going rack my hand on it letting the bow down each time.
 

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one cable has to go to from cam to limb and one cable has to go from cam to cam. if not the cams don't draw energy off the bending limbs and the limbs won't drive the cams on the shot. if they both go from cam to limb, you have a conventional twin cam bow, and if they both go from cam to cam, they work against each other and prevent each other from rotating the cams when you try to draw the bow, or you have a binary cam system, depending on how the cables are routed.
 
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