View Full Version : bow problems need help

07-23-2008, 10:38 AM
im 14 and i just bought this bow 3 days ago from a guy on a hunting forum and as soon as i got it my dad went to draw it back and when he did his fingers slipped and he dry fired it and now not the cam but the other thing i think its called the axel is leaning and i wanted to know if it was bad and if it is bad how can i fix it? heres a pic its a martin cheetah and the thing at the top of the bow is leaning

07-23-2008, 10:58 AM
Oh, that's not good. I'd take it to a pro shop and have them check it over well to be sure all the problems are found. Parts can be ordered and it can be repaired. If you're not familiar with the work have it done. I strongly urge you not to draw it, shoot it or anything else until it's put back in shape, you could be seriously injured by doing so (a blown limb can be very dangerous). A bent axle on your idler is possibly causing what you are seeing. As you have had a chance to witness that is why I never draw a bow without an arrow nocked and pointed at a target. That's terrible to get a new bow and have something like that happen - Bummer!

07-23-2008, 01:24 PM
i mean its not leaning that much but its leaning enough to see it

07-23-2008, 02:03 PM
If it's been dry fired it needs to be checked out well. A dry fire is a major event.

07-23-2008, 03:13 PM
heres some pics of it


07-23-2008, 11:46 PM
that looks like normal lean on a Martin single cam bow. I own a shop and I have to fix this cam lean on most bows I get. It has to do with the cable guard pulling the string to one side and causing the cam to lean. Being dry fired :eek:Id have some one look at it and if all is well have them put a few twists in the harness to straighten out the idler wheel (the one on top) and then shoot till youre arms fall off!!!!!!:DGood luck and welcome. Kenny