Still doesn't mean it can't become a great bow!!
I've not seen a new cheetah over $350. In fact,the one I got for my nephew was $150 out the door w a trade in. That's a new,off the rack 2010. I was the only one to ever test shoot it. I'm frustrated for you. You been had. I would suggest doing more research before purchasing next time.
BTW, I hope I'm not coming across rude. I'm really not,as I'm sure most here will tell you. Welcome aboard. Well help you get things figured out.
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I have to check the bow out a little bit... and was told how I can see if it is tuned and set up right. I am going to see what I can do.... I think I'd like to try the torque tamer... see if is the ticket to taking cam lean out.... id like to get it figured out. As far as the price I paid for it, locally they sell for $450 ready to shoot with sights rest peep and what not.... as far as what I thought I was buying was a bow with a whisker biscuit, octane sights, and arrows... it came with 3 cheap easton arrows, cheap sights, and cheap USED rest.... being it was eBay.... I couldn't get a refund so I was forced to deal with it... I have put enough great parts on it to make it a sweet bow... but just have one problem after another.. I have a little over a month to get it ready for deer season... I've shot about 600 arrows out of it.... but I really want to practice more...
When you are fairly new to the bow setup and tuning process and you change out a lot of parts, things are going to take time to setup properly. Every change you make to a bow effects tuning and setup. Add to that process the additional learning required and you are taking about a complicated procedure. You presently have a good bow in your hands, take a deep breath and learn her. Check your specs and insure that you are close.
Unless you have changed strings a number of times and tuned a number of bows the process can become frustrating. Thank God you have a Martin and you don't necessarily need a bow press to do a number of things. Well excuse me, you don't have to thank God if that is not your faith, it is just my manner of speaking. I am not trying to offend and it is hard to know how we come across online.
New packaged bows rarely come with very good accessories whether you buy it on Ebay or from a big box store. That is a learned lesson. Better to buy a bare bow and set it up yourself. Sell back the accessories you don't like on Ebay and recoup some of your expenses. There may be some young or not so well heeled archer appreciative of the stuff you don't want.
Figure out how to post images on this forum, as mentioned there is a sticky thread for that. Folks here will be more than willing to help you and save you some frustration and $.
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Well.... I started to look at my bow in more depth... My bow is set to 67 lbs so I have a few turns out top and bottom.... BUT left side of the bow measures 29 5/8'' axle to axle, and the right side is at 29 3/8'' I started looking at the limbs, and found a large crack on my upper limb running from where it splits, toward the riser.... seems as if it would explode after a few more shots... would this cause the crazy cam lean on the bottom as well? either way, I am going to talk to martin and see if I can ship my bow to them for some replacement, and hope they will do the work.... I am unsure how well the warranty is going to work since I bought it the way I did, and that scares me... we will see how it goes
If you have receipts, you in fact have bought a from a Martin dealer online. That I believe is proof enough. I believe Martin knows who they sell to. If they are not a Martin dealer then you have a fraud charge with eBay.
If that doesnt work then you will have to ship it to them and they should take care of it.Martin pretty much will bend over backwards to get your bow fixed in my experience.
You can also send Martin your bow. I needed work on mine and the local dealer was going to charge me labor after Martin supplied the parts. I understand him charging the labor but it was much cheaper for me to spend $20 on shipping and send the bow to Martin. Of course you will need to call customer service and talk to Joel Clark to get a return authorization code first.
Can you post some pictures of the crack please?
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