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leeindy
03-22-2011, 08:14 PM
seriously i am freaking fed up with this jerk and i will never buy martin again. got a set of new cams and strings in for firecat 400 because of the bur that was on them. he tries 3 times to put the strings on right and finally it looks okay and then i draw it back and ive got the worst case of cam lean ive ever seen. and i ve been unable to tune it and it shoots all over and i cant figure out why. well my buddy bought the onza 3 and low and behold he put my frteaking strings on back arseward. and the kicker in this whole cluster is. his excuse for the cam lean is and i quote" you shoulda bought a bow tech" needless to say im livid and i want my money back.

MLN1963
03-22-2011, 08:41 PM
It sounds like it is time to call Martin. That joker is giving Martin an undeserved bad wrap.

You shouldn't have to do it yourself but if you wanted to there is enough knowledge on this forum to get your Martin shooting better than any BT this guy can set up.

leeindy
03-22-2011, 08:50 PM
im really at the point that i just want out. i love the bow and bought local with the hope of having a good dealer that could fix it if anything got screwed up and it turns out hes the one screwing it up.

martinbowhunter
03-22-2011, 08:59 PM
Now this is sad. Don't let that dealer ruin it for you. There are a bunch of guy's here that i know will be willing to help you get that bow tuned. However if you do wanna get rid of it shoot me a pm with a price, seriously. but i hope you keep it.

bfisher
03-23-2011, 03:47 AM
I'd like to know just how backwards the strings are. Could you elaborate? Maybe even post some pictures so we could see. Have you straightened it out? As a couple guys here have said, if we have some pics we could help you out.

It sounds like you have a "not so good" dealer. Chances are if he can't restring a Martin then he couldn't do a Bowtech either so that is not an issue, except maybe that he would make more profit from the sale of a Bowtech. I think it's a pretty poor dealer that would make such a statement. If he doesn't believe in what he sells he shouldn't be selling them.

Not to defend Martin, but it sounds like the dealer's workmanship might be questionable so this may or may not be a source of the cam lean. So ask yourself. What other brand bow would you buy from this guy? Are you really ready to trash a bow when the fault might lie with the dealer?

elkslayer4x5
03-23-2011, 03:47 AM
It sounds like it is time to call Martin. That joker is giving Martin an undeserved bad wrap.

You shouldn't have to do it yourself but if you wanted to there is enough knowledge on this forum to get your Martin shooting better than any BT this guy can set up.
This forum and it's members are the reason I bought a Martin bow. I was set on getting a BT Assassin but saw the value of this forum and went Martin instead.

Same here. :D

archerx7
03-23-2011, 04:21 AM
Its not the bow thats the problem, the 3 track cam system Martin uses will have less cam lean than most of the 2 track cams others use. If the cables were installed incorrectly by the dealer, its his responsibility to make it right. Make him correct the situation then find yourself a different PRO shop because it dosen't sound like this shop is very PROfessional.......just my 2 cents.

parttimr
03-23-2011, 05:26 AM
Agree with elkslkayer, shot PSE forever but found this site and these guys who never hesitate to help or answer any question. Also agree that it sounds more of a dealer issue and possibly not the bow. Good luck whichever way you decide to go.

HawgEnvy
03-23-2011, 06:04 AM
a sad situation for sure. But Martin cannot be responsible for this guys actions(or lack of). Find another pro shop,and when you do,explain your bad experience to them. My guess is they'll bend over backwards to please you in an attempt to take business away from the competition.

MLN1963
03-23-2011, 06:24 AM
When I said call Martin its because Martin needs to know they have a bad egg out there handling their product. They may also suggest another dealer to take your bow to to have it fixed.

Arrow Splitter
03-23-2011, 08:56 AM
When I said call Martin its because Martin needs to know they have a bad egg out there handling their product. They may also suggest another dealer to take your bow to to have it fixed.

X2 MLN is right on.:cool::cool:

A.S

Tparrish
03-23-2011, 09:09 AM
a sad situation for sure. But Martin cannot be responsible for this guys actions(or lack of). Find another pro shop,and when you do,explain your bad experience to them. My guess is they'll bend over backwards to please you in an attempt to take business away from the competition.

Gotta agree with this. I doubt the guy could work on any bow he sold you.:mad:
Tom

leeindy
03-23-2011, 10:50 AM
lucky for him when i went in one of his stoolies was working instead and there actually alright so they just let me borrow there press. i wont ever let any of them work on my bow again. im gonna keep it as once again im ripping fletchings off. i retuned it after i fixed it this morning and shoots like she used to. amazing difference. i would love to find a different dealer but he is the only martin guy around. there is a great dealer about an hour away but thats a ways to go to get a peep tied in. im just gonna have to get a press and all my own tools.

bfisher
03-23-2011, 11:27 AM
If you are budget oriented may I make a suggestion? Bowmaster Press. Although not as quick or easy as a larger press it costs a lot less and is portable and will get the job done. I have had one for about 6 or 7 years and use it probably once a week, on my bows and others.

The rest of the tools you need are pretty basic. Allen wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, utility knife, bow square, tape measure, nock-set pliers. A bow vice comes in real handy and a set of bubble levels for setting nocksets on strings, adjusting rests and such. You probably have some of this stuff already.

You'll find you need other things as time goes by, but this should get you started.
Later you can add a digital scale for weighing arrows, a digital bow scale. A rool or two of serving material and server or two. Some kind of tackle box to carry all this stuff in.

OK, I'm going brain dead here for the moment.

Ray from Auburn
03-23-2011, 05:18 PM
do you have any Gander Mtn, Cabela's, or Bass Pro around you? My experience with Gander's archery section has always been satisfying. Courteous, knowledgable, and fair pricing. And they're only 15 minutes away.

leeindy
03-23-2011, 08:18 PM
i finally talked to the guy. were good he admits hes not as up to speed on the martin as he should be. hes a good guy i just might have flipped my lid a little. im keeping my firecat . great bow now that it shoots right again.

HawgEnvy
03-23-2011, 09:14 PM
nice! I'm glad everything worked out well for you. Maybe you could offer to teach him a thing or two. Make someone elses experience a little better.

bfisher
03-24-2011, 05:09 AM
You still didn't post a picture of how he had the strings routed. Could you put it back that way and post one? LOL. Hey, you flamed the guy pretty badly---out of frustration I guess. It's good that you talked to him and are on better terms. Only thing I would advise for the future is that when/if you have him work on your bow you check it out before you leave the shop.

And I ain't gonna tell him how bad you flamed him-----not until I see him. LOL.

Have fun with your bow.

elkslayer4x5
03-25-2011, 07:00 AM
seriously i am freaking fed up with this jerk and i will never buy martin again. got a set of new cams and strings in for firecat 400 because of the bur that was on them. he tries 3 times to put the strings on right and finally it looks okay and then i draw it back and ive got the worst case of cam lean ive ever seen. and i ve been unable to tune it and it shoots all over and i cant figure out why. well my buddy bought the onza 3 and low and behold he put my frteaking strings on back arseward. and the kicker in this whole cluster is. his excuse for the cam lean is and i quote" you shoulda bought a bow tech" needless to say im livid and i want my money back.

Still think the dealer deserved the flaming. :D

Arrow Splitter
03-25-2011, 07:06 AM
Still think the dealer deserved the flaming. :D

I agree.:D:DLOL

leeindy
03-25-2011, 04:15 PM
he an alright guy but a martin pro dealer he shouldnt be. there has been 3 martins on his shelf this year. i bought one. he has 20 plus bowtechs hanging there.