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01-14-2010, 07:35 PM
I'm in Australia and I was just wondering if I could buy some limbs for my Martin Jaguar. I would be looking at getting 40# limbs if possible. Any advise would be much appreciated.
Try to buy them directly from Martin, from the on-line shop.
04-26-2010, 03:41 AM
I think they will cost you too much
Try to locate some store near to you...
04-29-2010, 02:29 PM
Get a set of Samick Sage limbs; much better limbs than the Ragim limbs that come with the Jaguar.
04-30-2010, 05:40 AM
The Samick Sage limbs fit a Jaguar? Do they change the over-all length of the bow?
I also found Jaguar limbs at Norris Archery in California for $104.00 incl shipping. I tried to buy extra limbs directly from Martin and they don't sell to retail customers.
04-30-2010, 02:21 PM
Samick Sage limbs do fit the Martin Jaguar riser and they are much better quality limbs for less money. Check out my post at archerytalk.com "Attn: Martin Jaguar Recurve Owners"
Don at archerysportsusa.com can get you Samick Sage limbs and can ship anywhere.
05-04-2010, 12:03 PM
I did not find your archerytalk post in the blog and articles section. Where is it?
05-04-2010, 12:42 PM
08-17-2010, 12:40 AM
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10-09-2010, 02:23 PM
I recently purchased a set of Samick Sage limbs (50#) to try on my Martin Jaguar take-down recurve.I found out that there's some differences to the Martin limbs.The first thing I noticed was a 3/16" gap between the bottom of the Samick limb and the jaguar limb pocket.I then measured both bows unstrung.The Martin limbs on the Martin riser measure 58.5" tip to tip.The Samick limbs on the martin riser measure 58" tip to tip.I then strung the bows and the Martin riser and Samick limbs has a 6" brace height.The Martin riser and limbs has a 7" brace height.The Martin string measures 56.5".What length string will I need to get a 7" brace height using the Samick limbs.In the picture I attached,I'm using the Martin limb bolts.The Samick limb bolts have a knurled head and don't require an allen key.I didn't see them listed in the Lancaster Archery catalogue where I purchased the limbs.If anyone can make any sense out of my rambling,please feel free to comment.
10-09-2010, 02:33 PM
Twist your string until it is .5" shorter and mearue the BH. Then twist the string until it is 1" shorther than now and measure the BH again. You should gain 1" of BH within .5" or 1" of string length.
10-09-2010, 03:19 PM
Took your advice and I now have a 7" brace height.Thank You.
10-09-2010, 05:38 PM
Lancaster Archery catalogue where I purchased the limbs
How much for shipping?
10-09-2010, 06:12 PM
$38.50 U.S. dollars.Shipped USPS.More than half the cost of the limbs.
10-09-2010, 06:16 PM
I forgot to mention that I also bought 6 arrows.Still pretty expensive shipping.
10-09-2010, 06:17 PM
I won't be getting much from them, little bit more to here. I've purchased bows from the US for not much more. ;)
And watch the brace height, just because the martin had 7" doesn't mean that's what you need. The deflection angle might be different and this will alter your draw weight, etc. Of course, it might be correct too.
Put your fist on the handle part of the riser with your thumb up. If it reaches the string that's enough BH. May be the Samick limbs can handle the 7" BH, may be not.
10-10-2010, 08:58 AM
Thanks to all for your replies.I can see where the 7" brace height may be too high.I'm not an accomplished recurve shooter by any means.My regular bow is a 2008 Martin Bengal compound.Besides,I had $130.00 burning a hole in my pocket.
10-10-2010, 06:09 PM
Put your fist on the handle part of the riser with your thumb up.
Haven't done that for years mate. It's a good way of checking your brace height when out hunting if the string has been failing or stretching too much. The problem is that it depends on your hand size. :)
Yes, but i've found that i shoot best my trad bows when the BH is as long as my fist with thumb up (and my palm is not big). Don't know why, but it works with a recurve, a horsebow and several homemade ones :)
10-11-2010, 03:59 PM
Fits your shooting style better perhaps. :)
10-12-2010, 08:16 AM
my son uses the same way to set his string on his recurve and longbow. fist with thumb up and he shoots like a champ.
10-12-2010, 05:14 PM
Guess you're right.
Maybe, maybe not. As long as your getting good arrow flight it really doesn't matter much. ;)
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