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bowgramp59
01-03-2011, 04:11 PM
i have 2 09 alien xs, on 1 there is 2 retaining screw holes for the draw length modual and on the other there is 3 holes, 1 is not used. does anyone know what the third hole is for?

elkslayer4x5
01-04-2011, 07:39 AM
i have 2 09 alien xs, on 1 there is 2 retaining screw holes for the draw length modual and on the other there is 3 holes, 1 is not used. does anyone know what the third hole is for?

A third screw. LMAO. :D I have no idea what its for, probably for a draw adjustment or something similar. That was just too tempting for me to resistist, we take you now to the discussion at hand, What's that third hole for? :)

Montalaar
01-04-2011, 07:40 AM
I'd say it is there to look nice. ;)

elkslayer4x5
01-04-2011, 08:33 AM
I'd say it is there to look nice. ;)

Maybe its there ( or really not there ) to help cut down on mass weight? :)

Spiker
01-04-2011, 08:59 AM
Just a hole used in the manufacturing proccess.

bowgramp59
01-05-2011, 02:13 PM
i will try to send pics. 1 has 2 holes and the other has 3. clearly not for wt. or looks just my guess , for an exstremly long or short draw length.

bowgramp59
01-08-2011, 07:55 PM
i was hopeing one of martins techs. would look at the picks. and tell me what the third hole in the cam is for.

Spiker
01-08-2011, 08:44 PM
I think your right - either someone from Martin or maybe archerx7 will have to answer your question.
My guess is that it is either a prototype or one of the very first cams that came out.

bowgramp59
01-12-2011, 04:45 PM
looks like i will just have to wonder! one thing is for sure i will never get rid of that bow , it is one of the best shooting bows i have. i was just courious about that third hole in the cam .

archerx7
01-13-2011, 04:55 AM
i will try to send pics. 1 has 2 holes and the other has 3. clearly not for wt. or looks just my guess , for an exstremly long or short draw length.

The top cam is one of the very 1st production cams out, and the 3rd hole was used for certain draw lengths. Only 2 screws were ever used no matter what DL it was set at, but at certain settings the 3rd hole was used.
Those cams were somewhat faster than the cams that replaced them but were also more prone to bending/warping if you shot very light arrows. Martin changed to the 2 hole cams very early in production so there are very few of the 3 hole cams out there.
If you keep your arrow weight at or above 6gr per # you shouldn't have any problems with them, most of the failures that I know of happened with 5gr per # or under arrows.

bowgramp59
01-13-2011, 04:46 PM
thank you very much, i really appreciate the info. my arrows are all around 400 grns. thats more than 6 grns per#. i have shot it a lot and really like the bow, i have 4 alien xs i would rather shoot this bow than the other three.it just feels better. thanks again.