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    All I know is the specs aren't right. I've had to untwist the cables and twist up the string and its still not right, I'm getting 30" AMO on #6 position.

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    Here is a little more info. I removed the draw stop and the mods are in the #1 hole which should make it 27". I draw bow back and am getting 27" to the front of the berger hole which when I add the 1 3/4" comes out to 28.5" DL. How is it possible that the DL is 1.75" off? I can't see Martin putting a bow on the market that is that far off on DL and not doing something to correct it. I am about ready to give up on Martin and switch to a different bow company.
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    I don't think you will be able to get the bow down to 27" DL.

    I have a 2010 Shadowcat with CAT 1.5 cams, and on the No.7 module setting I am getting 30.5" DL. That is 1/2" longer than the bow should go with 1.5 cams.

    I seem to recall there was a lot of information about this, but unfortunately that was on the old forum.
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    Neilmac,

    I really only have to get it down to 27.5". My real concern is that Martin advertises this bow as 27" - 30" DL and you have to build custom string and twist and untwist cables and strings to get it down to the correct DL. Martin hasn't even addressed this issue, so I guess they are getting to a point where they just don't care anymore. I love the bow but I am not going to go to such extremes to get it to the correct DL when it should be that way straight out of the box.
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    Thanks Sonny I will give it a try and see what I can get!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod26 View Post
    Here is a little more info. I removed the draw stop and the mods are in the #1 hole which should make it 27". I draw bow back and am getting 27" to the front of the berger hole which when I add the 1 3/4" comes out to 28.5" DL. How is it possible that the DL is 1.75" off? I can't see Martin putting a bow on the market that is that far off on DL and not doing something to correct it. I am about ready to give up on Martin and switch to a different bow company.
    wish mine was that long it might clear the cable post.

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    Don't bet on that mate, my cat was originally a 27" draw and it was still hitting the post.

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