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Speedykills
03-01-2011, 09:47 AM
Ive heard you can do this with martin bows,true or false.Im going to get some new string and cable for my firecat and it would be nice not to have to go to proshop if i dont have too.:)

Montalaar
03-01-2011, 10:27 AM
This is: True.

Arrow Splitter
03-01-2011, 11:04 AM
This is: True.

OH YEAH!!:cool::cool::cool:

bfisher
03-01-2011, 11:36 AM
Sure is, at least on all the ones I've had. The limb bolts thread into a steel barrel nut in the riser. As you back off the limbs watch in from the side. About the time you start seeing daylight through the nut most of the tension should be off the limbs.

It's slower than a bow press, but one advantage I've always thought was nice is that there's no chance of twisting a riser or overstressing the limbs.

martin hunter
03-01-2011, 11:39 AM
Very true, all the ones I have also.

elkslayer4x5
03-01-2011, 12:11 PM
Sure is, at least on all the ones I've had. The limb bolts thread into a steel barrel nut in the riser. As you back off the limbs watch in from the side. About the time you start seeing daylight through the nut most of the tension should be off the limbs.

It's slower than a bow press, but one advantage I've always thought was nice is that there's no chance of twisting a riser or overstressing the limbs.

Alway a plus, I'll take slow and safer any time. :)

ElkSlayer
03-01-2011, 12:32 PM
:eek: hey how bout letting um know Do this evenly... 1-2 turns each limb bolt..once your gettin close drop to 1 or 1/2 turn till you see ends threw barrel nuts.. max bolts out the same...keep them even:cool:

HawgEnvy
03-01-2011, 01:34 PM
nice. Now I don't have to drve 20mi to the pro shop for press work

Speedykills
03-01-2011, 03:53 PM
nice. Now I don't have to drve 20mi to the pro shop for press work

Ya that will save me 80mls round trip,gas is a killer.

bfisher
03-01-2011, 04:06 PM
:eek: hey how bout letting um know Do this evenly... 1-2 turns each limb bolt..once your gettin close drop to 1 or 1/2 turn till you see ends threw barrel nuts.. max bolts out the same...keep them even:cool:

Evenly yes, but I don't worry about just a couple turns at a time. I use a T-handle allen wrench and turn the bolts out 5 turns (10 half turns). Do one and then the other. I do keep count of the half-turns--I like the number ten. It's easy to remember.

For you guys that don't have one, the Bowmaster is a pretty good portable press. Especially with the new style split-limb adaptors. It, too, is on the slow side, but this thing can almost be put in your hip pocket and used out in the field. In fact, that's where I do half my bow pressing; on my bows and othr peoples'. It's in my bow case at all times.

Ehunter
03-01-2011, 04:15 PM
On my FC400, I can't back the limb screws out far enough to take the string off without having to rotate the cams by hand. I have backed them off until the entire barrellnut center is completely open, and still not enough slack to take the string or cable off. I've heard this about another FC400 as well. Wonder if we got some short bolts....

bfisher
03-01-2011, 04:24 PM
On my FC400, I can't back the limb screws out far enough to take the string off without having to rotate the cams by hand. I have backed them off until the entire barrellnut center is completely open, and still not enough slack to take the string or cable off. I've heard this about another FC400 as well. Wonder if we got some short bolts....

OK, you can get longer limb bolts. Try any good hardware store or Fastenall if you have one near you.

ElkSlayer
03-01-2011, 06:34 PM
For you guys that don't have one, the Bowmaster is a pretty good portable press. Especially with the new style split-limb adaptors. It, too, is on the slow side, but this thing can almost be put in your hip pocket and used out in the field. In fact, that's where I do half my bow pressing; on my bows and othr peoples'. It's in my bow case at all times.

You bet Its a life saver...or should I say HUNT saver.. or even your weaked on the 3D range.. I keep mine In a mini gear bag like this

elkslayer4x5
03-01-2011, 07:37 PM
So do I, but I left mine home one time this last summer, and lost the rest of a hunt, let a water bar throw me off my mountain bike. After climbing 1000 ft, I turned back get get better wind into the headwaters of Parlin Creek. Where the bear I bumped into of the 2nd day of archery deer headed for when he caught my scent trail. Pushed down on the low side pedal whlie crossing the water bar, stoped the bike and I got off Top cam hit first on a stick, hard enough to un-string. :(

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/deast-lr/derailedcam.jpg

This was at home, instead of in my pack. Would have saved a hard climb, and I might have found the big Cinnamon brusier. :o

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/deast-lr/DSCN1658.jpg

HawgEnvy
03-02-2011, 03:04 AM
I've been meaning to get one but never think about it when I have extra cash.

elkslayer4x5
03-02-2011, 07:55 AM
I've been meaning to get one but never think about it when I have extra cash.

I'd move it up on the priority list, as I said, I worked hard to get into postition so I could use the FoxPro to call that bear up out off the headwaters, but had to ride back down the mountain all because I'd been messing with the Cougar the night before and left my bowmaster laying on the sofa. Well worth the cost.:)