PDA

View Full Version : martin lynx help



fishbowl330
10-13-2011, 02:15 PM
hi i have martin linx recurve with a 60 pound limbs at 28 in 60 amo was wondering how old it was and how to determine what kind of replacment string to purchase. as well as value and help would be greatly appreciated

NeilMac
10-13-2011, 09:47 PM
If it has the wood laminate recurved limbs and round wheel cams, then it is going to be around mid to late 1980's. I have a Lynx XR that I bought brand new in 1989.

String: You can get the measurement for the string from the sticker on the bottom limb (if you can still read it), and because the bow has tear drops, it is very easy to change. You should be able to get a string of the right length made up at pretty much any archery shop. If not, let Hutch have the dimensions and he'll make you up one.

Value, not much I'm afraid. Even in perfect condition, I doubt the bow is worth much more than $100.

The older bows still shoot very well. They are a lot slower than the current bows, and you'll find it works better with aluminium arrows, as that's what it was designed to shoot. But the groups you can get are amazing, and it's fun to shoot a less demanding bow from time to time.

fishbowl330
10-14-2011, 01:48 PM
it dosent have cams its a recurve

NeilMac
10-14-2011, 09:16 PM
Ahhh, if I had looked at the fact that this thread is in the trad section, I might have picked up on that!

In that case, just ignore me, and I'll sit quietly in the corner.

elkslayer4x5
11-11-2011, 07:07 AM
Generally, an AMO bow will require a string 4 inches shorter, in your case, a 56 inch string for your 60 inch AMO Martin Lynx. Afraid I can't tell you what year it is.

kenz
02-08-2012, 11:38 AM
If the riser is not cut out, so as you can shoot it off the shelf, it would probably be in the med to late 80's. If the riser is cut out for clearance then its probably early 90's. Probably not a whole lot of help. Mine is an '84, but then again it started life as a lynx magnum compound, with the recurve limbs added many years later. Really nice shooting bow.