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Stress lines or cracks?

Post by seabee401 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:27 pm

So I just got my new Matrix 330 yesterday. Was put together in front of me from an unopened box. I test fired two bolts with the bow tech who put it together. Everything seemed normal. This is my fourth Excalibur so I didn't scrutinize it as I know them very well. Today I noticed what may or may not be stress lines or cracks running horizontal on the left limb very slight on the right limb also. I can feel them with my finger . and also see lines. They are covered with the factory camo paint. Not sure if anyone has come across this before. Not sure if I should get it checked out. :?: :|
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Re: Stress lines or cracks?

Post by BrotherRon » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:32 pm

pictures would be nice, but my guess is they are just cosmetic flaws which are common.
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Re: Stress lines or cracks?

Post by Arrowflinger » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:42 pm

X3 probably cosmetic; mine recently came back from a limb job with some pretty deep horizontal lines in it . Seems to be the norm now with the limbs. It shoots great so far with no splintering . good luck
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Re: Stress lines or cracks?

Post by hankenhunter » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:01 am

Like said above, probably cosmetic. Run a cotton ball all over the limbs while cocked. No snags=no problems.
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Re: Stress lines or cracks?

Post by seabee401 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:01 am

Thanks for the replies. Was going to post pics , but don't know how. But seems like I'm ok. Since several others had same situation. Much appreciated. :wink:
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Re: Stress lines or cracks?

Post by vixenmaster » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:14 am

Most likely air n curin voids, specially wid the camo dip film over them
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Re: Stress lines or cracks?

Post by hunter with MS » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:26 am

Mine has them I have had no problem shooting .

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Re: Stress lines or cracks?

Post by seabee401 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:46 pm

BrotherRon wrote:pictures would be nice, but my guess is they are just cosmetic flaws which are common.
These are the grooves I'm concerned with.

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Post by mr meat » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:47 pm

Nothing to worry about
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Post by amythntr » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:31 pm

mr meat wrote:Nothing to worry about

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Re: Stress lines or cracks?

Post by vixenmaster » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:16 pm

Air voids from mold n curin process
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Re: Stress lines or cracks?

Post by seabee401 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:01 pm

Hey , a big thanks to you all for checking out my pics (that my son had to post!) . I can rest easy now, lol ! I'll enjoy my new Matrix now. :D
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Re: Stress lines or cracks?

Post by BrotherRon » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:04 pm

Yes, those are cosmetic flaws that aren't really flaws. lol
Flow lines like that are common in the material used and do nothing except add character. :wink:
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Re: Stress lines or cracks?

Post by hankenhunter » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:39 pm

I may be wrong as I am not a chemist or engineer, but the way the fibres are layed for maximum strength it would be impossible to have smooth flawless limbs without them splintering. Being interwoven like that you would weaken limbs if you abraded one single bundle. Pressed, cooked, and camo'd is the ticket.
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