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Is there anyone out there with the ts 390 that is having zero problems with it. Ts 370 shoots and handles great and there are many to vouch for it. The 390 with its str seems to be having some issues. Anyone?
 

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HT, when I had mine it worked awesome but that was 6 months ago.
 
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The string correction will make a huge difference in regards to more shots before having to reserve the string. Downward pressure is the killer on string serving.

All the best.
 

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Have had my 390 for about a month now. Zero problems with it. String is centered in stops and lightly touches rail. Must of got lucky and got the one barnett assembler who actually takes pride in their work.
 

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Only problem I have had with my TS390 is that after 60 or 70 shots both buss cable servings have separated and the string servings have separated and broken where they exit both of the cams. My center string serving has become flattened, but is still intact. I feel that this is the result of poor quality strings and cables rather than the STR design. These things are scary efficient killing machines.
 

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Only problem I have had with my TS390 is that after 60 or 70 shots both buss cable servings have separated and the string servings have separated and broken where they exit both of the cams. My center string serving has become flattened, but is still intact. I feel that this is the result of poor quality strings and cables rather than the STR design. These things are scary efficient killing machines.
Better quality string and cables will help. I recommend 60X.

As for the center serving flattening, with the crossbow in the uncocked position, look from one cam to the other along the bow string. If the bow string humps up as it crosses the rail-stock it has too much downward pressure. This is a common problem with many crossbows.
If this is the problem, adding shims between the top of the riser and where it fastens to the rail-stock will correct this. If you choose to go this route, the bowstring should lightly touch the rail-stock to having a credit card thickness clearance between the bottom of the serving and the rail-stock when in the uncocked position.

If you use a crank cocking device, the hooks on the sled pulls down more so as the crossbow reaches the final cocking position. One is better off removing the sled and replacing with hooks, facing down. As the crossbow is nearing the fully cocked position the single hooks will angle toward the rail-stock. A sled can not due this and there fore pulls a wider section of the serving area.

All the best.
 

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Better quality string and cables will help. I recommend 60X.

As for the center serving flattening, with the crossbow in the uncocked position, look from one cam to the other along the bow string. If the bow string humps up as it crosses the rail-stock it has too much downward pressure. This is a common problem with many crossbows.
If this is the problem, adding shims between the top of the riser and where it fastens to the rail-stock will correct this. If you choose to go this route, the bowstring should lightly touch the rail-stock to having a credit card thickness clearance between the bottom of the serving and the rail-stock when in the uncocked position.

If you use a crank cocking device, the hooks on the sled pulls down more so as the crossbow reaches the final cocking position. One is better off removing the sled and replacing with hooks, facing down. As the crossbow is nearing the fully cocked position the single hooks will angle toward the rail-stock. A sled can not due this and there fore pulls a wider section of the serving area.

All the best.
Thanks to the great info posted by you and TomOnTheRun I have already shimmed the top of the riser to rail connection and ordered some 60X strings and cables. It only took a .03125" shim to get the string off the rail.

The Barnett TS crank cocking devices do not use a sled system, so I am already using single hooks. This is why it appears that FarmDeer's roller add on may be the best work around for those of us using Barnett CCD's on the Tactical Series xbows.
 

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I have a TS390. Got it last year. Immediately noticed that the arrow was not aligned on the rail at full draw. The broadhead end was left of center and raised about 1/16". Closer inspection showed that the rail was perfectly flat along its length, but the trigger cutout had a minuscule deformity. Net result is that at full draw, the anti-dryfire mechanism was pushing down on the nock, and the deformity in the rail allowed the nock end of the arrow to move downward a tiny bit, raising the point end of the arrow up and left. The manager at Dick's knew nothing and declared it good. Barnett never returned my emails. So I took the bow apart and filled the depression myself, and fixed the alignment issue. Now it is a tack driver, and I killed a buck with it in November. One other annoyance- one of my rubber string stoppers disappeared, and the other is tearing with use. Otherwise, it's been good.
 

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I have a TS390. Got it last year. Immediately noticed that the arrow was not aligned on the rail at full draw. The broadhead end was left of center and raised about 1/16". Closer inspection showed that the rail was perfectly flat along its length, but the trigger cutout had a minuscule deformity. Net result is that at full draw, the anti-dryfire mechanism was pushing down on the nock, and the deformity in the rail allowed the nock end of the arrow to move downward a tiny bit, raising the point end of the arrow up and left. The manager at Dick's knew nothing and declared it good. Barnett never returned my emails. So I took the bow apart and filled the depression myself, and fixed the alignment issue. Now it is a tack driver, and I killed a buck with it in November. One other annoyance- one of my rubber string stoppers disappeared, and the other is tearing with use. Otherwise, it's been good.
Your string in the unlocked position should not be touching the stops. 1/16-1/18 gap. You can get after market stops online for under $20.00
 

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I have a TS390. Got it last year. Immediately noticed that the arrow was not aligned on the rail at full draw. The broadhead end was left of center and raised about 1/16". Closer inspection showed that the rail was perfectly flat along its length, but the trigger cutout had a minuscule deformity. Net result is that at full draw, the anti-dryfire mechanism was pushing down on the nock, and the deformity in the rail allowed the nock end of the arrow to move downward a tiny bit, raising the point end of the arrow up and left. The manager at Dick's knew nothing and declared it good. Barnett never returned my emails. So I took the bow apart and filled the depression myself, and fixed the alignment issue. Now it is a tack driver, and I killed a buck with it in November. One other annoyance- one of my rubber string stoppers disappeared, and the other is tearing with use. Otherwise, it's been good.
My stops would not stay in alignment, so I just removed them. There was no noticeable noise increase and the deer didn’t seem to care.
 

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Thanks to the great info posted by you and TomOnTheRun I have already shimmed the top of the riser to rail connection and ordered some 60X strings and cables. It only took a .03125" shim to get the string off the rail.

The Barnett TS crank cocking devices do not use a sled system, so I am already using single hooks. This is why it appears that FarmDeer's roller add on may be the best work around for those of us using Barnett CCD's on the Tactical Series xbows.
Hi there! Have the TS390, quite new at Xbows... Had mine for a year, and cables are taking a beating (maybe 50 shots in). Sent multiple emails to Barnett but never had any replies.... Great customer service...
What are 60X cables? What cables and strings would I need to order to match the bow?
Thank you for your help!
 

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Call 60X they should have the specs for your Xbow.
 

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Hi there! Have the TS390, quite new at Xbows... Had mine for a year, and cables are taking a beating (maybe 50 shots in). Sent multiple emails to Barnett but never had any replies.... Great customer service...
What are 60X cables? What cables and strings would I need to order to match the bow?
Thank you for your help!
Ts 390: string 38.1/8. Cable 20.13/16
 

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JPBM:
Here is a link: www.60Xcustomstrings.com
Select: Ready To Ship Crossbow Strings
Select: Barnett Custom Crossbow Strings
Select: Barnett Crossbow Custom String And Cable Replacement Set ready to Ship
Click on the box "Choose Options" and scroll down to Tactical 390. String length 38 1/8" Cable length 20 13/16"
Select a standard color. Custom colors cost more.
A set of standard ready to ship string and cable set is $89.95 U.S.
These are high quality and 60X provides excellent customer service.

All the best.
 

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Their website (60xcustomstrings.com) has a drop down menu that allows you to choose strings and cables based on the model of your bow.
 

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Thanks to the great info posted by you and TomOnTheRun I have already shimmed the top of the riser to rail connection and ordered some 60X strings and cables. It only took a .03125" shim to get the string off the rail.

The Barnett TS crank cocking devices do not use a sled system, so I am already using single hooks. This is why it appears that FarmDeer's roller add on may be the best work around for those of us using Barnett CCD's on the Tactical Series xbows.
 

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Farm Deer is building a Carbon Express CCD setup that is major improvement over Barnett's CCD system for TS series crossbows. Stay tuned, I should get my TS370 tomorrow. He did a similar build for my BearX IntenseCD and it's a game changer.
 
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Better quality string and cables will help. I recommend 60X.

As for the center serving flattening, with the crossbow in the uncocked position, look from one cam to the other along the bow string. If the bow string humps up as it crosses the rail-stock it has too much downward pressure. This is a common problem with many crossbows.
If this is the problem, adding shims between the top of the riser and where it fastens to the rail-stock will correct this. If you choose to go this route, the bowstring should lightly touch the rail-stock to having a credit card thickness clearance between the bottom of the serving and the rail-stock when in the uncocked position.

If you use a crank cocking device, the hooks on the sled pulls down more so as the crossbow reaches the final cocking position. One is better off removing the sled and replacing with hooks, facing down. As the crossbow is nearing the fully cocked position the single hooks will angle toward the rail-stock. A sled can not due this and there fore pulls a wider section of the serving area.

All the best.
60x sucks. Made me a string and was totally wrong. Servings were way short of where they should have been. Took pictures and they would not send me the correct string. They told me I had to literally send them my crossbow. Why would I send my dam store crossbow to them, just make the dam string correct and problem solved but nope. That was their way of getting out of making a new string that they fucked up to begin with. I will never use 60x again.
 

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I'm all in with Marty. He's has made by far the best strings to date regarding my Xbow experience. I've tried 60X with mixed results regarding string stretch. Won't say I won't return but right now Marty gets my business.
 
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60x sucks. Made me a string and was totally wrong. Servings were way short of where they should have been. Took pictures and they would not send me the correct string. They told me I had to literally send them my crossbow. Why would I send my dam store crossbow to them, just make the dam string correct and problem solved but nope. That was their way of getting out of making a new string that they fucked up to begin with. I will never use 60x again.
I tried 60xstrings years ago, they couldn't figure out that the center serving was supposed to be centered on a crossbow string, I gave them 2 chances and gave up....lol.
 
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