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Unregistered
01-22-2011, 04:22 AM
i bought the exile in the middle of nov and it did good for me for a while. I had it in the basement for a couple weeks and i went down to shoot it and i noticed a hard lean to the right in the top cam. You can see were the string runs from the top cam to the trg system is rubbing against the side of the cam really bad and it seems to had twisted. I dropped it off at the shop to retune it but any suggestions?

Montalaar
01-22-2011, 05:40 AM
If possible ask your shop to measure strings and cables and let them check if they are on spec. Let them also check the axle and cam.

elkslayer4x5
01-22-2011, 08:10 AM
i bought the exile in the middle of nov and it did good for me for a while. I had it in the basement for a couple weeks and i went down to shoot it and i noticed a hard lean to the right in the top cam.

Are you saying that after being in your basement for a couple of weeks that the limbs twisted? :eek: If so, its gonna need more than a retune, more like limb replacement. It should have been just like it was the last time you shot it. Again if your limbs have twisted, your dealer should have no trouble in getting replacements limbs, just have the dealer call Martin CS. Hope your Exile is up and shooting soon. :)

archerx7
01-22-2011, 08:22 AM
Maybe one side of the yoke stretched? More of a possability than the limbs twisting I would think. The bow wasn't hung up near a heat source like a furnace or water heater was it?

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-22-2011, 09:19 AM
Maybe one side of the yoke stretched? More of a possability than the limbs twisting I would think. The bow wasn't hung up near a heat source like a furnace or water heater was it?

I agree stretched yoke. More so than the limbs.

Hutch

Ehunter
01-23-2011, 05:56 AM
Just curious, but couldn't a cold damp basement cause string stretch as well? Part of the reason for waxing a string is to prevent moisture, so I'm thinking a high humidity area, like most basements, would be a bad place to store a bow.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-23-2011, 06:12 AM
Just curious, but couldn't a cold damp basement cause string stretch as well? Part of the reason for waxing a string is to prevent moisture, so I'm thinking a high humidity area, like most basements, would be a bad place to store a bow.

True, but being that it is a new bow and a new string. The new string is comes heavily waxed from BCY. It is more likely to be a poorly built yoke. When I make strings the string material is heavily wax enough that we burnish them to remove some wax.

Hutch

Spiker
01-23-2011, 06:18 AM
I would just back off the limb bolts and adjust the yoke to remove all lean in the idler then shoot the bow some and see if it changes again.
If not your probably good to go. If it does change again then get the strings replaced.

Ehunter
01-23-2011, 06:19 AM
Hutch, good point. Maybe next time, I'll put my thinking cap on before speaking. lol

MLN1963
01-23-2011, 08:17 AM
Just curious, but couldn't a cold damp basement cause string stretch as well? Part of the reason for waxing a string is to prevent moisture, so I'm thinking a high humidity area, like most basements, would be a bad place to store a bow.

Aren't these string 100% synthetic? I can't see humidity causing grief with one.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-23-2011, 08:42 AM
Aren't these string 100% synthetic? I can't see humidity causing grief with one.

Depends on material. Like Bcy 8125, water really will reek havoc with it. And they say trophy not much effects it. So when it comes down to it keeping it waxed and in a dry place is very important.

Hutch

MLN1963
01-23-2011, 09:03 AM
Interesting. I'll keep my string waxed!

So if you get caught out in the rain what are the post hunt procedures?

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-23-2011, 09:17 AM
Use usually I would wipe the bow down and and wax the string then take a piece of leather or leather string and burnish it in (MELT IT IN).

Hutch

ElkSlayer
01-23-2011, 10:18 AM
Interesting. I'll keep my string waxed!
So if you get caught out in the rain what are the post hunt procedures?

1st part of your post is your answer.. as for being caught in it..heck we head out in it or befor it gets here . my bow has been in so much water it needed a snorkle.. keep it waxed up aply with leather as hutch said. I will pluck strings to get excess water of and dry off bow best one can. air compreser or caned air helps to dry bow off to.. dont blow air directly into string.:eek: