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RoyP
09-27-2011, 05:23 AM
Could someone give me the run down on what the limb number/letter stands for? I have a '09 bone hunter(cheetah) with 3M hand written on the limbs.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-27-2011, 05:43 AM
Hey RoyP, try this link there is a better one that I haven't found yet but this one will help I hope.
http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/showthread.php?3664-martin-limbs&highlight=numbers+limbs

Hutch:cool:
(http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/showthread.php?3664-martin-limbs&highlight=numbers+limbs)

RoyP
09-27-2011, 06:06 AM
thanks, that helped some. But I still would like to know what the number/ letter means. I was looking at the past bow spec page and certain bows came with certain limbs. My bow is listed with 3m limbs.

bfisher
09-27-2011, 07:59 AM
The number/letter is just Martin's way of labeling them so they can pick a certain deflection code on a particular bow model to achieve a certain poundage. For instance, a 5M might designate 45-60 on a given bow (FireCat 400) while the same limb on a bow of different geometry and cam would make that bow a 55-70.

The number gives poundage in 5# increments. The letter, L (low), M (med), and H (high) would change poundage by approximately 2# each.

Does this help?

RoyP
09-27-2011, 08:47 AM
that helps, thanks

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-27-2011, 09:22 AM
Okay Barry, What does the C stand for on my 2010 Bengal? The limbs have 5Lc on them.

Hutch:cool:

elkslayer4x5
09-27-2011, 10:16 AM
Core-flex?

bfisher
09-27-2011, 11:45 AM
Core-flex?

Very good, elkslayer. Those would be the 4 layer limbs. Just like the 2011 limbs would by 5LP (Powertuff).

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-27-2011, 11:50 AM
So my limbs are the same as 2011 Powertuff limbs.


Hutch:cool:

Spiker
09-27-2011, 01:45 PM
5LC would be 4 layer.
5LP would be solid - 1 layer.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-27-2011, 01:54 PM
Which is better?


Hutch:cool:

gravedigger
09-27-2011, 01:58 PM
mine just say 5m so would that be 2009 and older since we are getting the deflection info

elkslayer4x5
09-27-2011, 05:54 PM
Which is better?


Hutch:cool:
I think the the Jury is still out on that question, have'nt a few bad 2011 limbs been reported? So I'd say the ones that stay togather are the best ones. :)

Hutch~n~Son Archery
09-28-2011, 02:55 AM
I think the the Jury is still out on that question, have'nt a few bad 2011 limbs been reported? So I'd say the ones that stay togather are the best ones. :)Amen!!


Hutch:cool:

Arrow Splitter
09-28-2011, 04:54 PM
i think the the jury is still out on that question, have'nt a few bad 2011 limbs been reported? So i'd say the ones that stay togather are the best ones. :)x1000:DLOL

Cheetah09
10-04-2011, 04:26 PM
What would 3L mean,is there a way to know how much poundage is reduced by turning the limb bolts?

justin
10-04-2011, 05:16 PM
I believe your manual say 1 turn out on each limb bolt will reduce poundage by aprox 3 pounds, and never turn your bolts out more than 5 turns.

Arrow Splitter
10-05-2011, 02:26 AM
I believe your manual say 1 turn out on each limb bolt will reduce poundage by aprox 3 pounds, and never turn your bolts out more than 5 turns.X2 That's correct.

gravedigger
10-05-2011, 06:30 AM
I believe your manual say 1 turn out on each limb bolt will reduce poundage by aprox 3 pounds, and never turn your bolts out more than 5 turns.

never turn your limb bolts out more then 5 turns and then shoot it.but to do work on your bow you can back them out till one has slack in the string to do work on the bow.

justin
10-05-2011, 11:10 AM
Lol, just saying wwhat the manual says. ;) but martins are great, because you dont HAVE to have a press. Even though presses are really handy!!!!

gravedigger
10-05-2011, 12:03 PM
Lol, just saying wwhat the manual says. ;) but martins are great, because you dont HAVE to have a press. Even though presses are really handy!!!!

sorry,i was adding to your info so the OP would have all information about turning out limb bolts.wasent sure if the OP knew they could break down the bow with out the press.