Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Pantera Problems

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Pantera Problems

    I am shooting a 2013 Martin Pantera that I got last summer. I shot it for about two months when I noticed the string was coming apart where it rubs on the cam (Fury XT) I called Martin and the customer service guy was nice and helpful and said there was a problem with my mod so he sent me a new mod and string. I shot it through hunting season last fall without any problems but I picked it up last week to begin getting ready for hunting season this year. I gave it a good inspection before shooting making sure everything was tight. It shot fine for a few days and yesterday I went to shoot it and it made a horrible popping/ snaping noise about middle of my draw. I quickly let off my draw because it was loud enough and concerning enough sounding I was afraid the thing was going to blow up in my hands. I looked it over, checked everything for tightness, cracks, any visible damage, etc. From what I can tell it looks to be in fine working condition other than the string is beginning to wear a little again where it rubs the cam when drawn. I pulled it back a number of times afterwards and it is continuing to make that noise when being drawn. Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Senior Member TEN RING's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    western PA
    Posts
    1,273
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    roto cup need some grease
    MARTIN BENGAL
    THE NEED FOR SPEED
    WALMART PRO STAFF SHOOTER

  3. Likes Arrow Splitter liked this post
  4. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Figured it out today but not sure how to fix. the mod on my cam keeps coming loose no matter how much I tighten it so it is sliding when I draw it.

  5. #4
    Senior Member typically8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    611
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Do the screws tighten up? Is there a stripped hole on the can at the module connection?
    2013 PANTERA w/ cloaked cams, PINK Meta peep, PINK/BROWN BSD strings, PINK/BROWN BowJax, Truglo Range Rover Pendulum Site, Shockwave Stabilizer
    2012 Onza III w/cloaked cams, Meta peep, Truglo Micro Brite, Shockwave Stabilizer
    2010 G5 Quest Primal
    True-Fire Hardcore and Winn Free Flight releases
    Maxima's tipped w/ RAGE broadheads (some w/ PINK fletching)

  6. #5
    Super Moderator bfisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Middletown, Pa, USA
    Posts
    11,555
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by typically8 View Post
    Do the screws tighten up? Is there a stripped hole on the can at the module connection?
    I'd try some #242 Loctite on the screws. If it continues to work loose then I'd call the warranty dept. and have them send you new modules.

    In any case I'd call and let them know it's happening so they have it on record. It could be they need to change the design. By the way, welcome to the forums.
    If You're Not Living on the Edge You're Taking Up Too Much Space
    Martin Gold Plus Staff Shooter
    Alien Mafia
    PSAA Life member, UBP Life member
    PADI AOW Diver

  7. #6
    Senior Member wscywabbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Sultan, WA
    Posts
    1,570
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I agree with Fisher, I always use blue loctite on my module screws. If not for anything more than peace of mind . And welcome to the forum!
    In God and guns we trust;
    • One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
    • A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


    2011 Onza 3: 70#, 28.25 draw (AMO), 384 gr arrow, 288 fps
    2005 Saber: 70#, same arrow, 250 fps

  8. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    9
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Welcome! I too bought my Pantera last summer and have had numerous issues, some listed on this forum. I have tried to set up a forum specifically for Pantera owners and am not sure if it has been approved or not. I will share some of my experience in hopes it helps you. First off, I learned that the screws on the cam CAN be overtightened! Use of lock-tite as mentioned in previous threads is a great idea IF it is not used as a band aid. The off season is the time to fix major issues and if the hole is stripped, it should be fixed professionally. After you determine it is or is not stripped, use lock tite conservatively and only use the non permanent kind as you will surely want the ability to adjust your cam module down the road. I was having to tighten my cam mod. screws every 25-30 shots before using a dab of lock tite and it has never been an issue since. Secondly, the "popping" sound you mentioned happened to me as well. I looked over EVERY millimeter of my Pantera and simply could not determine the cause. My pro-shop stepped in and found that the noise was actually coming from the limb bolts! There was moisture that had collected (in only a few weeks of storage after the season) on the threads of the limb bolts which formed enough rust to cause a bind when pressure from drawing was applied. This rust was not visible to my eye and had formed between the limb bolt and the limb. The technician showed me that by simply backing out the limb bolt a few turns, using a good lubricant, and properly drying the bolt the noise in fact had disappeared. One last thing I will share is that after the second set of factory limbs failed (one set cracked the other splintered) Martin finally put on a set of Dave Barnsdale limbs. If your not familiar, google them. He makes some of the best limbs in the world by hand. The bow instantly felt completely different. Faster, more accurate, and no awkward nock travel. Hope this all helps and I have more to share if your interested. Keep in touch.

  9. #8
    Senior Member elkslayer4x5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Lane County, Oregon
    Posts
    2,934
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I will agree that the Barnsdale limbs are 'the bomb' but I not sure how they'd eliminate "awkward nock travel". I think that when the Barnsdale limbs where installed, your cams were better aligned.
    http://eastoutfitter.tripod.com/index.html
    http://www.cascadianbowmen.org/
    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, shoot thru, 63lb, Quiktune 3000, HAA OL 5519, Beman ICS Hunter
    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, Shoot thru, 55lb, Quiktune 3000, HHA OL 5519 2X, Easton A/C/C
    Ben Pearson 1968 'Cougar' 62" 45#s @ 28" recurve, parallel shaft POC, Zwickey 'Eskimo' 2 blade

  10. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Thanks for all the help guys.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •