Matrix 380 sometimes doesn't cock all the way

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Matrix 380 sometimes doesn't cock all the way

Post by xpert1111 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:05 pm

Once in a while and I see no rhyme or reason my Matrix 380 does not cock all the way. It sometimes doesn't catch the trigger but only the anti dry fire latch. When i try to cock it when this happens it will not. I have to pull up on one handle as if I am trying to decock, press the anti dry fire release, then it will cock all the way to its normal position. Any ideas?

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Re: Matrix 380 sometimes doesn't cock all the way

Post by Bcwn » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:14 pm

Thats weird, have you checked to make sure all your screws in the trigger housing are tight? Thats the best I got, but I promise you'll have an answer in an hour or so. Great group of folks on here.

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Re: Matrix 380 sometimes doesn't cock all the way

Post by xcaliber » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:22 pm

It may sound goofy, but try popping the trigger before cocking again. Sometimes the trigger bounces back too much and half cocks. To remedy that, when you shoot, hold the trigger back tightly. Use an allen wrench to cock the trigger, not the ADF. Fire the bow making sure you hear the click of the trigger, then cock it all the way home normally.
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Re: Matrix 380 sometimes doesn't cock all the way

Post by Arrowflinger » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:02 pm

Make sure the safety is not on while trying to cock.?
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Re: Matrix 380 sometimes doesn't cock all the way

Post by bigbowman » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:10 pm

Correct! Excaliburs will not cock in the “safe” position. Set the safety to fire, cock the bow, then set to safe.
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Re: Matrix 380 sometimes doesn't cock all the way

Post by xpert1111 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:56 pm

Bow is never in safe mode. My friend has the 380 as well and it happens to his too. Not often.

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Re: Matrix 380 sometimes doesn't cock all the way

Post by foofoo » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:11 pm

are these 380-s resetting the latch? is it an aftermarket Trigger TECH trigger? are you using aftermarket screws on the scope base mount? ive seen too long a base screw can jam up a trigger latch.maybe debris in there or something. who knows til you send it in. i wouldnt play around. send it in warranty or to Danny Miller for a look.

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Re: Matrix 380 sometimes doesn't cock all the way

Post by NonTypicalCPA » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:03 pm

My 380 does the same thing. After messing around with it I found a really simple fix when it happens...pull the trigger! That's all it takes. When the string is caught in the anti dry fire mechanism, just pull the trigger and the trigger latch will snap back to the open position. Then grab your handles and finish cocking the bow. I do have a TT trigger in mine. I can't remember if it did it before or not?

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