Tagged: Reezen 7.0 Trouble
My Reezen 7.0 has been having a continuing problem of the peep going out of alignment in between shots a few times a year. I have had it going on 3 years and have taken it to two retailers and sent it back to the factory once. I had to buy a cable press just in case it went out in the field. No apparent reason. Different strings, a stop, nothing fixes it. It’s my first Mathews and I love to shoot it and have had success hunting with it but I can’t take it anymore. It cost too much to be inconsistent. I know two avid archers (Mathews die hards) that got rid of their Reezens for similar problems. I’m taking it back to the shop for another trip back to Mathews I guess. If anyone out there can help I’d appreciate it. Can’t afford another one right now’, not sure about another Mathews at this point, and not sure I could sell it to someone in good faith. Thanks!I wondering what you mean as alignment of the peep. Does it move up or down the string or is it a rotation that happens?Rotation accompanied by extra noise when drawn – like a creak. Disappears when a twist is added or removed to realign peep. Then it’s good for a few more weeks depending on how much I get to practice.The creaking noise you hear isn’t coming from the peep. It’s coming from the connection of the cable harness to the axle. They’ve been redesigned and lined with teflon to eliminate the noise. Just go to any authorized Mathews retailer and ask for the QCC’s (quick connecting coupler). They may charge you a labor fee to install them.
If your peep is continually rotating, even with different strings, there’s a problem somewhere but it’s not the bow. That won’t influence anything. One of the most common problems are people lining up the peep when the bow isn’t at full draw. It has to be aligned at full draw. If too many twists are placed in one end if the string, it’ll become unbalanced. Twisting will occur until the string evens itself out. Peep serving that weakens will cause peep twisting as well. It’s usually noticed by shooters who use a small diameter peep.
I’d recommend making sure your string is balanced. Then align the peep at full draw. If it’s twisted at brace height don’t worry about it. Let it sit overnight and then make sure it hasn’t moved at full draw. Once this is done, tie it in.
Joined: 7/21/2004I’ve had a Reezen 6.5 since they were introduced. Been through 3 string/cable changes and have never had a peep rotation problem after the string and cable have been shot in and balanced.
Question – have you changed the strings and cable since you bought it? Broken strands might cause your problem of changing peep position. Might not be visible.
Scratch that last thought. It appears you have changed them.
Have to agree with Vince. Not the bow that causes changes in the peep position.
Also second replacement of the QCC’s as Vince mentioned. Absolutely no noise since I replaced mine.Thanks for your input everyone. I’ve been through everything mentioned except letting my bow sit overnight. Might work but didn’t expect that on a good bow. Thought I’d bought out of those problems. I have done that on a cheapy before. Back to a shop I guess. Hopefully Mathews warranties it. Thanks again. Happy hunting!Went through elk and deer season with it. Added a string stop. Only rotated on me twice. Once cost me a shot though. $500 elk tag not filled. Had to subsidize freezer with 3 white tail. Took back to shop and they put a new premium string on and are calling Mathews. Anyone want to buy this bow knowing about this problem? I’m beside myself with it!Unfortunately, the problem might be with the tech installing and adjusting peep. When you say it “rotated”, is it like just a fraction off or completely sideways? and then, it somehow fixes itself and realigns? This doesn’t even sound possible unless there are severe issues with the installation. This is not the bows fault.black z7 magnum,tommy hogg,qad,b-stingers, vaportrail: blue smoke triumph,sword,hamskae,b-stingers:desert tactical chill R, tommy hogg,limbdriver pro v,ktechSideways. Took it to 2 different Mathews authorized shops. Carried a cable press hunting so I could re-train in the field if I had too. I’m not calling out techs or the bow, but between two shops, being sent back to Mathews, myself, friends, you guys on here, nothing is fixing it. Never had this with my last bow or anyone’s I’ve shot or borrowed. Just frustrating!Do you always shoot it at the same poundage, and is your loop snug and always pointing straight back toward you, or can you easily turn the loop on the serving?black z7 magnum,tommy hogg,qad,b-stingers, vaportrail: blue smoke triumph,sword,hamskae,b-stingers:desert tactical chill R, tommy hogg,limbdriver pro v,ktechSame poundage and loop pointing straight back.
Joined: 10/22/2007I don’t think this is a bow problem. I agree with Vince.
If you keep doing the same things, you are likely to get the same results. I would counsel you to get a different kind of quality strings (Worlds Best, Winners Choice, VaporTrail, etc.) and get a different tech to install them. Just my thoughts.
And the other alternative is to get a new bow that comes with new strings!Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton BloodlinesAgreed on all. Have tried 3 techs and myself. 4 different strings. Would feel bad about selling this bow to someone else passing along the problem. Can’t afford a new one right now, although Bowtech rep has been making them look good.
What would your choice be a a new bow for elk/deer hunting?
Thanks for the input.
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