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    Perfect. So, I can just back the limbs out and change the piece.

    Is there any good way to remember how to set the weight back to where it was? And, is there anything that needs to be checked afterwards?

    Thanks again! And, Happy New Year!

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    Just put a mark on each limb bolt before backing them out, then count how many turns out. Another member on here (elkslayer4x5) puts a zip tie around the string and cable and tightens it just enough to get the allen wrench into the screws.

    Happy New Year to you as well.

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    Thanks again.

    Might be a dump assumption.... But, I have the 60-70 lb bow. If I screw the limbs all the way in after changing out the piece, could I then back them back out to get down to 60 lbs? Assuming all the way in is 70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchappell99 View Post
    Thanks again.

    Might be a dump assumption.... But, I have the 60-70 lb bow. If I screw the limbs all the way in after changing out the piece, could I then back them back out to get down to 60 lbs? Assuming all the way in is 70.
    Each turn of the limb bolt is 3 lbs. A scale is the most accurate way, but counting the turns will be close.

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    EDIT: It's five pounds
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    So 1 turn on each bolt would be a total of 6 lbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchappell99 View Post
    So 1 turn on each bolt would be a total of 6 lbs?
    What I said was incorrect. Turning both limb bolts is a total of 5 lbs.

    If you have further questions you should start a new thread so this one stays on topic.


    EDIT AGAIN: The above applies to all Martins with 15 lbs of adjustability. I'm not sure how many pounds per turn for yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jchappell99 View Post
    New to bow hunting. Got a Martin THreshold Adventure for Christmas and it was setup for me by a local shop. I think the draw lentgh is a little long and I've read the threads on how to change the length by using the different inserts. My question has to do with the "backing off the limbs all the way out". Can someone please explain what this means? Forgive the ignorance.

    I appreciate the assistance.

    john
    Limbs tightened:

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    Limbs backed out:

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    I'm trying to get 29" DL. Here's what I managed to get:

    F5: 28.5
    F6: 29.5
    F7: 30

    F6 (1/2 peg): 28.5
    F7 (1/2 peg): 29.5

    Any suggestions???
    Last edited by BlondeBomber; 01-02-2012 at 10:36 AM.

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    This might sound off the wall, but I'd start all over, but you really should have a bow scale to check the draw weight with the limbs all the way in (bottomed). Most bows will go 2-3# over their listed weight and some even more. Once you know where the weight is you can work more with the bow. Right now you're only guessing. BUT,,,,,

    It also appears that your cam could stand some more rotation too so maybe add some twists to the cable and use the f5 module and the string on the "C" post. Adding the twistss to the cable might get you the half inch you crave, but if it doesn't then not all is lost. Let's say you get 1/4" and now have 28 3/4". Now when you back off the limbs to 60# this also makes the draw length a touch longer; maybe 1/8". At this point you would be real close to 29" and at the draw weight you want.

    If you use a string loop you can play with the length of this a bit to get that extra 1/8".

    There are some other benefits to twisting the cable. The bow will draw just a bit harsher, but should give better speed and letoff for a given draw weight. Lets assume, for a minute, that your bow maxes at 73#. By loosening the limb bolts one full turn (both limbs) evenly should reduce draw weight by 3#, not 5#. In other words backing them out 4 turns each should get it down to 61# which I'd call "close enough".
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    thats interesting...i have the rack attack which is the dicks sporting goods version of exile with the single ca system and My cam doesnt have a letter d spot on it...any idea whys

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