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Unregistered
11-02-2009, 11:18 AM
what does the 5m on the side of the limb mean and what is the difference between a 5m and 4 H or L

the reason why i ask is i have 2 martin bengals and 1 has 5 m`s and the other has either 4 H or 4 L

what is the proper limb suppose to be

Montalaar
11-02-2009, 11:57 AM
This is the deflection code.

Every Bow manufacturer uses deflection codes for their limbs. The combination of a riser, limb and cam leads to a draw weight. This will differ with the limb which is indicated by the deflection code.


If 5m on one limb stands for - let us say - 70 lbs a 4H would stand for somethign around 64lbs and 4L would mean something around 58lbs.

One letter (High, Mid, Low) stands for approx 2 up to 3lbs difference for each number.
One number difference stands for 10 lbs.

One number higher or lower will give you 10lbs more or less draw weight.

scepterman30x
11-02-2009, 12:09 PM
This is the deflection code.

Every Bow manufacturer uses deflection codes for their limbs. The combination of a riser, limb and cam leads to a draw weight. This will differ with the limb which is indicated by the deflection code.


If 5m on one limb stands for - let us say - 70 lbs a 4H would stand for somethign around 64lbs and 4L would mean something around 58lbs.

One letter (High, Mid, Low) stands for approx 2 up to 3lbs difference for each number.
One number difference stands for 10 lbs.One number higher or lower will give you 10lbs more or less draw weight.

5 lbs. difference not 10...but hey what is 5lbs extra more or less.:D

Montalaar
11-02-2009, 12:30 PM
o0

Oops....


5m -> 70 lbs
4h -> 68 lbs
4m -> 65 lbs
4l -> 62 lbs

Jake-the-snake
11-02-2009, 12:31 PM
my dad has a bengal with the deflection code of 7H, what is that then?