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    So I purchased a Rytera Alien z back in October from KM archery hut. I have shot the bow maybe 200 times since I got it and have had several issues with it. First the cam module screws don't stay tight I think the holes may be to large or something else I really don't know but I guess ill order a new module to see if this helps. Second the string is beginning to fray around my peep badly, and I now have to replace it with less then 200 shots. I think this is completely ridiculous being brand new. Has anyone else had any problems like this? I thought Martin made some decent bows but after getting this one and already dishing out money to fix it I am having serious buyers remorse!

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    Put some BLUE Locktite (sparingly) on the screws. Do not over tighten, just snug them down good, these are small screws and can be damaged if you over tighten them. Perhaps whoever installed your peep damaged the string. Call Hutch I am sure he can set you up with new strings. There are a lot of small things need to be taken into account when working on compound bows.

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    If you have some string wax, you might try applying some on the screw threads then run the screws into the holes and snug them down (again, don't over tighten). I found this "cure" some time ago and it works. If it doesn't work for you then go with the Locktite. The string wax seems to work as a mild thread locker and lubricant. If you think the screw holes are too large check for excess wobble or slop with the screw threaded into the hole. If that's the case you might also want to see if a different set of screws might fit better, or even see if slightly larger screws might resolve the issue. I'd still try the string wax or Locktite once you check things out.
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    Its not Martins fault your peep is fraying the string,they didn't put it in.Who ever installed the peep must have nicked a couple of strands putting it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by novich69 View Post
    Its not Martins fault your peep is fraying the string,they didn't put it in.Who ever installed the peep must have nicked a couple of strands putting it in.
    Pretty much hit the nail on the head here with that. It is a pain to have problems with something you just purchased but try to point the blame in the right direction or the real reason for some of those issues. Solutions to the mod screws are a common thing and it isn't just a Martin thing.
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    You guys are right. Not Martins fault and this bow is amazingly accurate. 4in groups at 50yrds and I'm not the greatest archer. I just got frustrated because its brand new and I'm already fixing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by louiswillis View Post
    You guys are right. Not Martins fault and this bow is amazingly accurate. 4in groups at 50yrds and I'm not the greatest archer. I just got frustrated because its brand new and I'm already fixing it.
    It sucks that you have to fix something on a new purchase, but just think what an arrow flinging machine it will be when everything is right. Welcome to the site.
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