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BlondeBomber
12-30-2011, 06:53 PM
I’ve been using the F5 module and I measured my ATA draw length to be 28.5” (limbs 1/4 turn out).

I’d like to try 29”, how do I do that? I believe I have to put in the F7 module and then use one of the pegs? When I put the F7 module in, I get a 30" DL in the current configuration. Do I need a bow press for this? How do I get ” adjustments? Why is there an F6 module if none of the bows use it?

Also, I have my draw stop near the +, I assume that's 80% let off? The - would be the lowest let off?

Thank you in advance!


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Arrow Splitter
12-31-2011, 05:46 AM
I’ve been using the F5 module and I measured my ATA draw length to be 28.5” (limbs 1/4 turn out).

I’d like to try 29”, how do I do that? I believe I have to put in the F7 module and then use one of the pegs? When I put the F7 module in, I get a 30" DL in the current configuration. Do I need a bow press for this? How do I get ” adjustments? Why is there an F6 module if none of the bows use it?

Also, I have my draw stop near the +, I assume that's 80% let off? The + would be the lowest let off?

Thank you in advance!1.) You are correct.
2.) No, just back the limbs carefully all the way out. Almost all Martins are designed to do this.
3.) By using the pegs. Just move the string to the other peg with the F7 module installed.
4.) I'm not sure why Martin did that for 2011.
5.) The highest let off is towards the + side.

By the way, Welcome to the Forum.

A.S

BlondeBomber
12-31-2011, 06:06 AM
1.) You are correct.
2.) No, just back the limbs carefully all the way out. Almost all Martins are designed to do this.
3.) By using the pegs. Just move the string to the other peg with the F7 module installed.
4.) I'm not sure why Martin did that for 2011.
5.) The highest let off is towards the + side.

By the way, Welcome to the Forum.

A.S


Thank you!

So I move the loop from peg "C" to "D" to shorten the draw 1/2"?

And if so, which side of "C" do I run the string around (from the perspective of the picture)?

Arrow Splitter
12-31-2011, 06:36 AM
Thank you!

So I move the loop from peg "C" to "D" to shorten the draw 1/2"?

And if so, which side of "C" do I run the string around (from the perspective of the picture)?
It should because by moving the string farther in it gets shorter.

I believe it should go around the bottom.

A.S

elkslayer4x5
12-31-2011, 06:53 AM
6. This is the best prepared question by a new member that I've seen in a long while. Welcome to the forum. :)

BlondeBomber
12-31-2011, 09:32 AM
6. This is the best prepared question by a new member that I've seen in a long while. Welcome to the forum. :)

Haha, thank you. There was a similar question here: http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/showthread.php?18933-New-Bow-New-Archer-Adjusting-Draw-Length but they didn't specify which pegs so I was still lost. I used the bow all season and want to make a few changes before next year. Thanks for the help.

droppixel
12-31-2011, 09:39 AM
6. This is the best prepared question by a new member that I've seen in a long while. Welcome to the forum. :)

I'll def second that. It's been fun seeing some new names pop up, especially after I have been pretty new for this year ;)

gravedigger
12-31-2011, 10:52 AM
welcome to the MTF.i beleive AS has given great answers to the questions so i have nothing to add.

and to the OP,that is one fantastic pic setup.for sure the best pic display i have seen from a new member,just outstanding.

jchappell99
12-31-2011, 05:36 PM
New to bow hunting. Got a Martin THreshold Adventure for Christmas and it was setup for me by a local shop. I think the draw lentgh is a little long and I've read the threads on how to change the length by using the different inserts. My question has to do with the "backing off the limbs all the way out". Can someone please explain what this means? Forgive the ignorance.

I appreciate the assistance.

john

Arrow Splitter
12-31-2011, 05:48 PM
New to bow hunting. Got a Martin THreshold Adventure for Christmas and it was setup for me by a local shop. I think the draw lentgh is a little long and I've read the threads on how to change the length by using the different inserts. My question has to do with the "backing off the limbs all the way out". Can someone please explain what this means? Forgive the ignorance.

I appreciate the assistance.

johnWelcome to the forum.
Backing the limbs out means loosening the limb bolts until the string has no tension on it.
Feel free to ask any and every question you have. We're all here to help.

A.S

jchappell99
12-31-2011, 05:53 PM
Perfect. So, I can just back the limbs out and change the piece.

Is there any good way to remember how to set the weight back to where it was? And, is there anything that needs to be checked afterwards?

Thanks again! And, Happy New Year!

Arrow Splitter
12-31-2011, 06:02 PM
Just put a mark on each limb bolt before backing them out, then count how many turns out. Another member on here (elkslayer4x5) puts a zip tie around the string and cable and tightens it just enough to get the allen wrench into the screws.

Happy New Year to you as well.

A.S

jchappell99
12-31-2011, 06:13 PM
Thanks again.

Might be a dump assumption.... But, I have the 60-70 lb bow. If I screw the limbs all the way in after changing out the piece, could I then back them back out to get down to 60 lbs? Assuming all the way in is 70.

Arrow Splitter
12-31-2011, 06:21 PM
Thanks again.

Might be a dump assumption.... But, I have the 60-70 lb bow. If I screw the limbs all the way in after changing out the piece, could I then back them back out to get down to 60 lbs? Assuming all the way in is 70.Each turn of the limb bolt is 3 lbs. A scale is the most accurate way, but counting the turns will be close.

A.S

EDIT: It's five pounds

jchappell99
12-31-2011, 06:23 PM
So 1 turn on each bolt would be a total of 6 lbs?

Arrow Splitter
12-31-2011, 06:30 PM
So 1 turn on each bolt would be a total of 6 lbs?What I said was incorrect. Turning both limb bolts is a total of 5 lbs.

If you have further questions you should start a new thread so this one stays on topic.


EDIT AGAIN: The above applies to all Martins with 15 lbs of adjustability. I'm not sure how many pounds per turn for yours.

BlondeBomber
01-01-2012, 08:22 AM
New to bow hunting. Got a Martin THreshold Adventure for Christmas and it was setup for me by a local shop. I think the draw lentgh is a little long and I've read the threads on how to change the length by using the different inserts. My question has to do with the "backing off the limbs all the way out". Can someone please explain what this means? Forgive the ignorance.

I appreciate the assistance.

john

Limbs tightened:

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Limbs backed out:

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BlondeBomber
01-01-2012, 08:27 AM
I'm trying to get 29" DL. Here's what I managed to get:

F5: 28.5
F6: 29.5
F7: 30

F6 (1/2 peg): 28.5
F7 (1/2 peg): 29.5

Any suggestions???

bfisher
01-02-2012, 12:05 PM
This might sound off the wall, but I'd start all over, but you really should have a bow scale to check the draw weight with the limbs all the way in (bottomed). Most bows will go 2-3# over their listed weight and some even more. Once you know where the weight is you can work more with the bow. Right now you're only guessing. BUT,,,,,

It also appears that your cam could stand some more rotation too so maybe add some twists to the cable and use the f5 module and the string on the "C" post. Adding the twistss to the cable might get you the half inch you crave, but if it doesn't then not all is lost. Let's say you get 1/4" and now have 28 3/4". Now when you back off the limbs to 60# this also makes the draw length a touch longer; maybe 1/8". At this point you would be real close to 29" and at the draw weight you want.

If you use a string loop you can play with the length of this a bit to get that extra 1/8".

There are some other benefits to twisting the cable. The bow will draw just a bit harsher, but should give better speed and letoff for a given draw weight. Lets assume, for a minute, that your bow maxes at 73#. By loosening the limb bolts one full turn (both limbs) evenly should reduce draw weight by 3#, not 5#. In other words backing them out 4 turns each should get it down to 61# which I'd call "close enough".

rdhj
01-02-2012, 06:46 PM
thats interesting...i have the rack attack which is the dicks sporting goods version of exile with the single ca system and My cam doesnt have a letter d spot on it...any idea whys

bfisher
01-03-2012, 04:21 AM
thats interesting...i have the rack attack which is the dicks sporting goods version of exile with the single ca system and My cam doesnt have a letter d spot on it...any idea whys

Blonde bomber photoshopped the letters onto the pegs for easier identification with his question. A smart move.

Arrow Splitter
01-03-2012, 04:40 AM
thats interesting...i have the rack attack which is the dicks sporting goods version of exile with the single ca system and My cam doesnt have a letter d spot on it...any idea whysIf your bow is a 2010, that's why. Martin didn't put the extra peg on the 2010 Acutrak cam.

A.S

rdhj
01-03-2012, 05:26 AM
If your bow is a 2010, that's why. Martin didn't put the extra peg on the 2010 Acutrak cam.

A.S

oh, that explains it...i assumed it was a 2011 since I bought it in September....guess I'll check my manual to see what year it says

Arrow Splitter
01-03-2012, 05:29 AM
oh, that explains it...i assumed it was a 2011 since I bought it in September....guess I'll check my manual to see what year it saysThe first 2 digits of your bow # (on your limb sticker) are the year of your bow.

A.S

rdhj
01-03-2012, 07:07 AM
The first 2 digits of your bow # (on your limb sticker) are the year of your bow.

A.S

Cool...the first two on mine are 11...guess they had some left over 2010 cams to use up...they are the olive green color ones if that tells ou anyting

Arrow Splitter
01-03-2012, 07:47 AM
Cool...the first two on mine are 11...guess they had some left over 2010 cams to use up...they are the olive green color ones if that tells ou anytingDick's wanted them that color, and you're probably right, it is probably a 2010 cam.

rdhj
01-04-2012, 04:18 AM
good thing my draw length somehow changed from 28 to 27 inches and not 27.5