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    Default Martin Exile string -peep sight. trouble.

    Hello I won a new Excile . I took the bow to the bow shop to get set up for me.
    30 draw.Peep sight .
    When I got the bow home to shoot it. The peep sight would turn to the inside of the bow.
    I took it back to the shop .He put the peep sight back in. I took it home ,the same thing the string would turn into the bow .And then it fell out. I took it back to the shop. I was told the string strands are broken I need a new string and cables. He told me he could not put new string on with out the cables being replace. It would off set the bow .Strings can be thicker.
    Is this guy a crook or is the string on my bow bad. The string would turn every time I shot the bow. I have never had any trouble with my other bows. He told me new cables strings 100 bucks. New string only 60 bucks. Really would like your thought on this. He seems to be young .
    Really love the bow but with the string moving in and out I am frustrated .
    TNX 109ARROW.

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    As a custom string builder I can tell you that if it is set up right that peep shouldn't move. As for the peep turning constantly could be a few things. But after you said the peep fell out I wouldn't go back to that shop ever again. I do believe that he wasn't doing his job properly. Take some pics of the peep section of the string and post them. You don't need a bow press with a Martin so we can walk you through it and you can install it the right way yourself.





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    Welcome to forum, sorry about the bad experience! The Hammerhead strings are pretty good strings, and I've had very little stretch or peep rotation on mine. When I first got them set up, the peep did have a tendency to turn a little bit, but it didn't take long to "train" it (just twist it back into place, I often use the corner of my mouth at full draw to turn it) and then it got to point where I never have to touch it.

    It sounds like the guy you were dealing with either has really bad craftsmanship or he was taking you for a ride. Keep checking in here with us though and we'll get you through it! Good Luck, and congrats on your new bow!
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    Default I went back and got my bow.

    Thanks for your post. I went back to the shop and got my bow. He was upset and look worried . He told me he put the order in for the string. But I feel like he did not put the peep in correct so it moved around and broke some of the string. He wanted me to buy new cables and a new string. 160.00 . I walk in with a new bow got it set up to only come back with him wanting me to spend 160.00 on some thing he did wrong. Going to buy a new string on line.Then go to a new Archery shop. Thinking about calling the BB. Its ok to make money but to break some ones stuff and try to get money off them. sad.

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    welcome to the forum.suck you got a raw deal but befor you buy a new string onling check out our in house string builders.http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/...rings-for-sale!
    great string that we all can afford with attention to detail when built

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    Send a PM to Hutch and Son, (he posted above). He makes a killer string set at really good prices; get the whole new set and keep your old cable as a backup. Unless he's changed his prices, its $50 for a single cam string set... Hutch?

    Then like he said, we here at the forum can walk you through putting them on
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    Quote Originally Posted by 109arrow View Post
    Thanks for your post. I went back to the shop and got my bow. He was upset and look worried . He told me he put the order in for the string. But I feel like he did not put the peep in correct so it moved around and broke some of the string. He wanted me to buy new cables and a new string. 160.00 . I walk in with a new bow got it set up to only come back with him wanting me to spend 160.00 on some thing he did wrong. Going to buy a new string on line.Then go to a new Archery shop. Thinking about calling the BB. Its ok to make money but to break some ones stuff and try to get money off them. sad.
    Quote Originally Posted by wscywabbit View Post
    Send a PM to Hutch and Son, (he posted above). He makes a killer string set at really good prices; get the whole new set and keep your old cable as a backup. Unless he's changed his prices, its $50 for a single cam string set... Hutch?

    Then like he said, we here at the forum can walk you through putting them on

    I have a custom set of strings and cables from Hutch and Sons. They are awesome! I wouldnt go spending your hard earned money on any standard string when you can get one for the fraction of the price from Hutch. His strings by far surpass any string made by machine. You wont be disappointed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wscywabbit View Post
    Send a PM to Hutch and Son, (he posted above). He makes a killer string set at really good prices; get the whole new set and keep your old cable as a backup. Unless he's changed his prices, its $50 for a single cam string set... Hutch?

    Then like he said, we here at the forum can walk you through putting them on
    yea sounds good to me. I dont know what size a excile has but guess he will know . tnx

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    4 sets of strings from Hutch and no complaints.His strings are as good as any and better pricing.

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