View Full Version : Need a Martin Guru!!

10-06-2007, 01:46 AM
I am trying to get a new string and shorten the DL on my Martin. Problem is that the bow is around 12 years old +/- some. I know it is a Martin lynx!! I believe it is a M7 Lynx with fast flite cams. The stickers have completly erased. I also know it is a 70/80 # that is maxed and pulling 84# at last check. Can anybody please confirm this in the pics and tell me what it should cost me to do what I need and the best place to find them. I also think new cables may be in order however these appear to be fine. As you can see I have gotten many many miles out of this baby and it still shoots very well considering. It has spent many weeks in the Washington winters so I am sure the cables may have some rust spots or rot points in them. Thanks for the time to look and or respond.

10-06-2007, 01:16 PM
My Martin Dealer charges me $50.00 for new cables and string on my Firecat.


10-06-2007, 07:18 PM
How much do you need to shrten the draw? Here is something I think I'm seeing. Does the string anchor to a pin on the cam that is moveable? It just looks like the anchor pin can be moved to another hole on the cam. On the picture it would be a hole at about the 8 oclock position from where it is right now. If this can be done you'll need a bow press to depress the limbs.

If I'm right then by doing this on both cams you could shorten the draw by an inch. It wouldn't hurt to replace the string anyway. The cams look like they are over rotated, most likely due to string creep (permanent elongation).
If you can't get info on the correct string length then I would take the old one off and measure it, then pick a new one about 1/2". This should bring the weight down some also.

Between these two adjustments you can shorten the draw by 1 1/2".

BUT, before doing this I would call customer service at Martin and ask for Jake or Joel to see if they can suply you with the correct string length.

Another thing you could do is post this question, with pics, on www.archerytalk.com Someone on there should surely be able to tell you what you need to know.


10-07-2007, 07:46 PM
It takes a 63 inch string.the cam is over rotated thats were the extra draw weight is coming from.If the draw is to long after you change the string just change the draw mods it has a 5x on it know to shorten it you will need a set of 4x mods.

10-08-2007, 11:04 AM
Gees, how did I miss that. Draw length module. My bad. It's got a 5X on it. You go downone number for each inch you want to shorten it. Still need to shorten the string though to get the cams in position.