Tuning/Timing the Elite compound bow

Elite compound bows along with several other manufacturers use the binary cam system, nothing I can say would describe it better than the words of the inventors, so below I quote Bowtech Archery direct.

“We created the Binary Cam System which has become the most accurate and sought after cam system on the market today. By pure design, the Binary Cam System drives tacks, and stays in tune. Unlike asymmetric, single cam, and hybrid cam systems, the Binary Cam System is comprised of two perfectly symmetrical cams that are slaved to each other, forcing the cams to turn in perfect synchronization. This provides for flawless nock travel and tuning that you can set and forget, maximizing accuracy and consistency.”

Well, that’s quite a claim and I can only comment on my own experience. I have owned, and tuned/timed and shot extensively all three cam systems mentioned, and while I have no negative comments to make on any particular system, the binary system has always made more sense to me, my “PSE Supra” and my “PSE Dominator” with the hybrid cam systems, are two bows I would  not part with, the “Supra” in particular I have had success with and feels like it belongs in my hand. My Mathews “conquest 4” with its single cam was a great bow with a long line of successes in its history, but my “Diamond Marquis”  and my much loved “Bowtech Commander”  both with the binary cam system always seemed to resonate with me.

So it is with great expectation that I start shooting my new “Elite Victory” target bow, and after only two weeks I am beginning to feel like this bow could become natural to me. So for you Elite owners, I re-post this article by  Rgarbarino  which I found on the “Elite Archery Forum” which is an extremely informative article on timing and tuning the binary cams.

As always, take what you need and ignore the rest.


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