View Full Version : Firecat TR2 limb issue

06-13-2010, 02:55 PM
I noticed that the bottom limb of my firecat does not sit flat on the riser where the limb bolt goes through when I have the poundage maxed out. The upper limb is fine but I am concerned about the bottom limb. I"ll try to post some pics later. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

06-14-2010, 03:33 PM
Here is a pic of the bottom limb.

06-16-2010, 05:05 AM
May want to check the pin for the roto cup to be sure it is pressed in all the way and not holding it up a tad.

06-17-2010, 11:29 AM
The roto cup pin seems fine.

I got to looking real close and the upper limb does have a slight gap as well that is harder to see. I called Martin and the tech said the limbs are probably twisted so I have to take my bow back to the dealer and have them contact Martin to get the limbs replaced. That's a two hour drive one way so I sure hope that it fixes it.

06-17-2010, 11:55 AM
Have you measured the ATA?

If your ATA will run short your limbs might be bent too far. This could result in less contact around this area.

06-17-2010, 12:56 PM
A to A measures out closer to 32 and 3/4".

06-17-2010, 01:23 PM
Wow, that is even 0.5" too long.

In this case.. I have no idea. ;)

06-17-2010, 01:43 PM
I have read elsewhere that some Martin techs have suggested the a to a for a Firecat should be set closer to 32 1/2" so maybe it is not that far out.

06-21-2010, 09:11 AM
I took it back to the dealer on Saturday to get it fixed. I was told they would probably just ship it to Martin so who knows when I'll get it back.

07-20-2010, 02:50 PM
According to the dealer they replaced the cables, modules, and some spacers on the bow and everything looks good. I am going to pick it up on Saturday and see how she shoots.

07-20-2010, 11:11 PM
Good to hear. Hopefully it shoots great!

07-23-2010, 12:15 PM
So I couldn't wait until Saturday and went and got my bow. As soon as the shop tech handed it to me I looked at the bottom limb and the gap was still there. I pointed this out and the tech immediatley took the bow and called Martin. The tech said he spoke with Joel and was informed that this is normal for the firecats and that all should be ok. We set the bow up and I got to shoot it a few times in the shop at a very short distance but it does seem to be shooting the way it was when I first got and maybe even a litte quieter. I plan on taking it out this afternoon when it cools down a bit and seeing what it does at longer distances.

07-23-2010, 09:03 PM
As soon as the shop tech handed it to me I looked at the bottom limb and the gap was still there.

This the same riser correct?

Any way, as long as it shoots ok that's the main thing.

07-24-2010, 12:46 PM
Yes it is the same riser.

I just got back from shooting at longer distances and I couldn't be happier. I was slapping arrows out to 50 yards.