View Full Version : What does 6L stand for on my limb?

07-11-2009, 12:23 AM
I shoot the scepter 4 with the recurve limbs. There is a number/letter code of 6L on it. Anyone know what that stands for?


07-11-2009, 07:07 AM
That is Martins designation for the deflection of the limb. For different geometries, cam systems, cam sizes, etc... you need different deflections (degrees of stiffness in the limb) to provide you with desired poundages.

For Martin's system, each # is 5lbs difference between consecutive #'s. Each letter is 2-3lbs difference. There is high, medium, and low, thus H, M, L.

Now, suppose your 6L gives you 60lbs. I don't know if this is actually the case, I'm just giving an example. If you then wanted a 70lb. bow, you would have to get the 8L limbs. (2 #'s up = 10lbs higher) Conversly, a 55lb bow would need the 5L limbs. 6H limbs would give you 63lbs.

Does this clear up things a bit?