messed up bad this time what is this gonna cost me?

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  • September 2, 2013 at 9:48 am #592981 Back to Top REPORT
    center-punch
    Center Punch

    Age: 41
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    I injured my shoulder earlier this year riding a ATV so I decided I needed to lower my draw weight to 60lb from 70. I turned the bolts down went out shot the bow and it didn’t sound right. Somehow I have no idea how I did this but I had the weight down to 50 lb when I shot it. I took it back in and tried to tighten the bolts to get back to 60 they turned till I got to 55lb and stopped. they look like they may be cross threaded but it’s kinda hard to tell. So how bad did I mess this bow up?

    BYW it’s a Chill has 60-70lb limbs on it I cant believe that happened I feel like a Idiot.

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    September 2, 2013 at 10:12 am #592983 Back to Top REPORT
    center-punch
    Center Punch

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    As soon as it got tight I stopped and didn’t try to turn it more.
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    September 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm #592999 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
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    it most likely pulled the theads that were still engaged in limb bolts when you shot it at 50# or whatever it was,then they piled up when you tried to tighten them. if this is the case, the bow needs to go back to mathews and be fixed/replaced.
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    September 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm #593017 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

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    man..you backed it out 10 turns?

    i think 99 called it.  there was so little thread holding on, and when you drew it back, there just wasnt enough to hold it all back.  glad it didnt completely come apart.  not that i think it would at 10 turns.

    good luck.  hope it all comes back together smoothly, and you shoulder heals up quick.

    September 2, 2013 at 5:04 pm #593027 Back to Top REPORT
    stealth1
    stealth1

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    Take the bow apart and carefully run a tap down the threads from the opposite side. Its not under warranty anyway.
    September 2, 2013 at 6:37 pm #593040 Back to Top REPORT

    MonzaRacer

    Joined: 11/3/2008

    Take the bow apart and carefully run a tap down the threads from the opposite side. Its not under warranty anyway.

    How is it not under warranty? If he bought it new it has warranty.
    I would still see what Mathews says as they may find the riser was soft.
    And where did we see it was turned out 10 turns?

    September 2, 2013 at 7:13 pm #593048 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

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    And where did we see it was turned out 10 turns?

    We didn’t. I asked the question.

    September 2, 2013 at 8:35 pm #593081 Back to Top REPORT
    bm2
    bm2

    Age: 35
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    Take the bow apart and carefully run a tap down the threads from the opposite side. Its not under warranty anyway.

    How is it not under warranty? If he bought it new it has warranty.
    I would still see what Mathews says as they may find the riser was soft.
    And where did we see it was turned out 10 turns?

    you only reduce weight at about 2-3 lbs per complete turn. So if he went from 70 to 50 that’s approximately 10 turns. If u read the manual that comes with a new bow it says not to back it out more than 5 comple Turns. And if it was lowered past 60lbs then its a human error not a manufacturers defect there for its not covered by the warranty. I have Heard of Mathews warranting bows that have been damaged in some weird ways. But that is totally up to them as a company. If they don’t there is no reason to say anything bad about the especially being the OP admitted to causing the damage by doing something outside of the factory recommendations.

    I hope that u get your bow fixed up before the season starts

    September 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm #593090 Back to Top REPORT
    center-punch
    Center Punch

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    Well yea I am not sure exactly how far I had it backed out enough to get 20 lb on the limbs. It was a stupid mistake that I made I bought the bow used and am taking full responsibility, even if the bow was bought new I would own my mistake and not expect it to be taken care of with warranty. I am going to head to the shop in the A.M. to see what the damage is.
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    September 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm #593092 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
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    Glad you didnt get hurt…{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    September 2, 2013 at 10:33 pm #593096 Back to Top REPORT
    center-punch
    Center Punch

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    Glad you didnt get hurt…{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    Thank you me too.

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    September 3, 2013 at 5:46 am #593106 Back to Top REPORT
    bm2
    bm2

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    Never hurts to call mathews anyway. U can ask Ricky we have heard of Mathews helping people out over the years that made mistakes with their bows.
    i remember one guy posting that he backed over his bow and bent the riser and they helped him out
    September 3, 2013 at 9:48 am #593131 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

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    I think you’d be in good shape with Mathews if you were the original owner. At this point, I’d see how generous they want to be. You have nothing to lose by asking.
    Good luck!
    September 3, 2013 at 9:58 am #593134 Back to Top REPORT
    q2hunter
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    Sounds like you did turn it down somewhere between 7 and 10 turns.  As someone mentioned, if you can get a tap through the threads you can probably get it back together and shoot it turned down 3 or 4 turns.  You will at that point, have a good portion of good threads holding.  Your problem may come later when you have to turn the limbs out 7 turns to press it, for instance when you change strings/cables or to put your bow in spec.  If you didn’t force anything and only have a thread or two damaged, you may be ok even at that.  I hate to hear that, that’s unfortunate, but we all make some boneheads now and then.  I was once intrigued by the 80% let off on a bow I used to have.  Thought I’d show it off a little so I drew the bow at 70lbs, then proceeded to hold the bow out in front of me, with both arms extended (as to view the bow from the side) to show how much let off it had.  Guess it crept forward to the roll over point and came out of my fingers.  We were in a low ceiling basement with florescent tube lighting, the upper limb hit a set of the bulbs and shattered them, glass everywhere, and me standing there with one stupid look on my face.  Ahhh…..to be 16 again!
    September 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm #593196 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    No use speculating or commiserating on the forum.

    Take it to your dealer, it may or may not be stripped threads, etc. Let the dealer work on the bow, otherwise you will lose your warranty. If the dealer can’t fix/repair, then he’ll send it back to Mathews.

    You’ve already created a problem, by trying to fix/repair yourself, either with a tap or helicoil, you’ll just make things worse and harder to get warranty repair {#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

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