I just bought a brand new Alpine Frontier package from sportsmans, and the bow was... WAS fantastic. Mind you this is my first bow, but I know that you never dry fire. Unfortunately my bow decided to dry fire itself.
I get home from work, excited to shoot my new bow, I nock an arrow and pull back the string. The arrow falls, and thus begins a series of unfortunate events. I naturally proceed to ease the string forward with great care and concern about the location of my finger in relation to the trigger of my Cobra release... when it falls. I'm not sure how it fell. Did it bump on my sleeve? Did I flick it by mistake? Did my brand new cobra release fail? All questions I've asked myself again and again, but the situation remains.
I inspected the limbs and cams very carefully, and no obvious damage was noted so I nocked a new arrow and sent it down range. Everything was fine... for about fifty shots. Then I hear a distinctive pop.
It is a one cam lovingly dubbed by Alpine as the Alpine Advantage One Cam (clever right). There is a tiny screw that holds the 2 pieces of the cam together (to adjust length of pull) that basically ripped out of the cam destroying the threaded hole it fits into. Here's the link with a picture, http://alpinearchery.com/advantage1cam.html. The white screw is the screw in question.
So, is this fixable? Can I buy a new cam, have somebody patch it for me and who, or is my new bow a brand new $340 wall decoration?
Any help would be appreciated. This kind of thing makes me sick to my stomach. "$340 is a lot of diapers" as my wife so lovingly put it.