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    i bought the exile in the middle of nov and it did good for me for a while. I had it in the basement for a couple weeks and i went down to shoot it and i noticed a hard lean to the right in the top cam. You can see were the string runs from the top cam to the trg system is rubbing against the side of the cam really bad and it seems to had twisted. I dropped it off at the shop to retune it but any suggestions?

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    If possible ask your shop to measure strings and cables and let them check if they are on spec. Let them also check the axle and cam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    i bought the exile in the middle of nov and it did good for me for a while. I had it in the basement for a couple weeks and i went down to shoot it and i noticed a hard lean to the right in the top cam.
    Are you saying that after being in your basement for a couple of weeks that the limbs twisted? If so, its gonna need more than a retune, more like limb replacement. It should have been just like it was the last time you shot it. Again if your limbs have twisted, your dealer should have no trouble in getting replacements limbs, just have the dealer call Martin CS. Hope your Exile is up and shooting soon.
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    Maybe one side of the yoke stretched? More of a possability than the limbs twisting I would think. The bow wasn't hung up near a heat source like a furnace or water heater was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archerx7 View Post
    Maybe one side of the yoke stretched? More of a possability than the limbs twisting I would think. The bow wasn't hung up near a heat source like a furnace or water heater was it?
    I agree stretched yoke. More so than the limbs.

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    Just curious, but couldn't a cold damp basement cause string stretch as well? Part of the reason for waxing a string is to prevent moisture, so I'm thinking a high humidity area, like most basements, would be a bad place to store a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    Just curious, but couldn't a cold damp basement cause string stretch as well? Part of the reason for waxing a string is to prevent moisture, so I'm thinking a high humidity area, like most basements, would be a bad place to store a bow.
    True, but being that it is a new bow and a new string. The new string is comes heavily waxed from BCY. It is more likely to be a poorly built yoke. When I make strings the string material is heavily wax enough that we burnish them to remove some wax.

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    I would just back off the limb bolts and adjust the yoke to remove all lean in the idler then shoot the bow some and see if it changes again.
    If not your probably good to go. If it does change again then get the strings replaced.

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    Hutch, good point. Maybe next time, I'll put my thinking cap on before speaking. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    Just curious, but couldn't a cold damp basement cause string stretch as well? Part of the reason for waxing a string is to prevent moisture, so I'm thinking a high humidity area, like most basements, would be a bad place to store a bow.
    Aren't these string 100% synthetic? I can't see humidity causing grief with one.
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