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    Quote Originally Posted by benh View Post
    ive owned two of these bows in their day. The triangle things are for adjusting the cam roll over. So you can time them together depending on whether you use a release aid or finger shooting.
    COOL! How... Oh wait I get it, you use the screw to do the same like if you twisted the cable.

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    I too had/have a Lynx magnum. Mine being a little older than yours. As for the string, arrow, and sight pin not lining up directly in plane with each other (I think I got that right), I would think not to worry. Main thing is that the arrow flies straight, and it hits where its aimed at.

    As for the round wheels, I had the XL cam on mine, and a slightly newer larger version on my original Onza and trust me, although a little faster, they were brutal to shoot. In fact back in the day I swapped my Onza's cam for the new (back then anyway) Ultra Sonic wheel. Lots better.

    As for the have/had part, originally it was a 1984 Lynx Magnum 40-55lb draw with XL cams. Shot it for years and then sold it to a buddy. He shot it for a few years and had a limb break. So he stripped everything off the riser and purchased recurve limbs for it (back then the Lynx was also available as a recurve). I since then bought it back and still shoot it today.
    2010 Rytera Nemesis
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    1980 Martin Cougar Magnum target
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenz View Post
    I too had/have a Lynx magnum. Mine being a little older than yours. As for the string, arrow, and sight pin not lining up directly in plane with each other (I think I got that right), I would think not to worry. Main thing is that the arrow flies straight, and it hits where its aimed at.

    As for the round wheels, I had the XL cam on mine, and a slightly newer larger version on my original Onza and trust me, although a little faster, they were brutal to shoot. In fact back in the day I swapped my Onza's cam for the new (back then anyway) Ultra Sonic wheel. Lots better.

    As for the have/had part, originally it was a 1984 Lynx Magnum 40-55lb draw with XL cams. Shot it for years and then sold it to a buddy. He shot it for a few years and had a limb break. So he stripped everything off the riser and purchased recurve limbs for it (back then the Lynx was also available as a recurve). I since then bought it back and still shoot it today.
    I'd love to see the recurve limbs. How many pounds draw weight? I like this bow I have. I can see why so many were made. I like the wheels simply because they don't look like they might fold over at the slightest hand torque like many now do. I mean the new ones are larger around and look thin and flimsy especially at full draw and with thin areas bolted to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel454 View Post
    I'd love to see the recurve limbs. How many pounds draw weight? I like this bow I have. I can see why so many were made. I like the wheels simply because they don't look like they might fold over at the slightest hand torque like many now do. I mean the new ones are larger around and look thin and flimsy especially at full draw and with thin areas bolted to them.
    I remembered my new/old bow grip from when I was a kid and my hand torque disappeared completely and now when I draw the bow it looks like everything is on exactly the same plane so that the string dissects the front sight with perfect vertical. =0) What I do is, curl up my pinky and ring finger on my bow hand so that when I draw with my string hand I have perfect alignment between my thumb nuckles. =0) Kinda hard to describe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel454 View Post
    I'd love to see the recurve limbs. How many pounds draw weight? I like this bow I have. I can see why so many were made. I like the wheels simply because they don't look like they might fold over at the slightest hand torque like many now do. I mean the new ones are larger around and look thin and flimsy especially at full draw and with thin areas bolted to them.
    They haven't made the Lynx recurve in many years. With the current setup its #45 at 28" and 70" long if I remember. Have to go look at it. Extremely smooth draw and shooting bow. Nice thing with the older risers that are not cut out for broadhead clearance is that I can shoot 'off the shelf' like a traditional wood riser'd recurve. After the Lynx recurve they had the Aurora recurve, a machined riser bow. Always wanted one, but can never find one. Probably didn't make very many.

    As for arrow alignment, what you can do is nock and arrow, then by looking down the arrow align the string with the center of the limb. The arrow and sight pins should also be in alignment with the string, or close. Depending on how old the bow is, in might not have true center shot. But this will get you close, then paper tune it to dial it in.
    2010 Rytera Nemesis
    2003 Martin Scepter 3 Fury shoot thru converted to Nitrous shoot thru
    1990'ish Martin Onza w/Elite limbs and Fury shoot thru
    1984 Martin Lynx Magnum turned recurve
    1980 Martin Cougar Magnum target
    Bob Lee recurve

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    I must have the newer version of what you guys have....my Lynx Magnum has cams on it and I din't think they wre that brutal although it was my first compound so I had nothing to compare it to. Still have it and am thinking about restoring it but now that I have the Onza 3 I may not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharxfan View Post
    I must have the newer version of what you guys have....my Lynx Magnum has cams on it and I din't think they wre that brutal although it was my first compound so I had nothing to compare it to. Still have it and am thinking about restoring it but now that I have the Onza 3 I may not.
    WELL if you decide not to restore it, I would like a crack at maybe trading a computer or something for it. (Not that I have a computer right now, but I don't have lots of money.)

    How big is it? Mine is 70lb, 27 to 30 inch draw, must be pretty easy to set up since I have never done it before and every day I shoot it I have a better bow to shoot. =0) Not saying that it is perfectly tuned up, but only one way to learn right?

    I would like to see how the Onza, your newer model bow, and mine stack up against kenz's bow.

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    I hope that isn't rude or seem selfish because I would like to make a mutually beneficial trade for something you could potentially not want.

    I'm almost ready to make my next bow not be a Martin. I know, I know, I shouldn't SAY things like that, but I might not have a choice because my income dictates what I can spend money on. =0) Unfortunately I can buy something else cheaper than the threshold.

    I wish I could shoot the two bows and see which one is better. All I have are pictures. What if I could look at a detailed 3 dimensional model? I bet there is already one floating around for the Martin bow in the form of a CAD. I could convert one to blender and draw it slightly out of scale so that it could be loaded into a flash program and you can look at it from any angle.

    Wouldn't that be cool!?! Then I could look at the actual shape of it and see if I even like that...

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