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    Default Does this Bow require and supposed to have a Cable guide?

    I bought a 1996 ish Martin Ted Nugent Ultimate Beast on ebay and it cable without a cable guide on the Cable Guard Bar. Is this bow suppose to have a Cable guide on it? If so, how do I get one?

    Also what Martin Bow is this a clone of? As its NAME does not come up on any of the SPEC SHEETS for the older Martin Bows.

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    I Googled it and came up with a picture of one on Craig's List. Yes, it does require a cable slide. You can get a cable slide at any archery shop. The rod should be 3/8" diameter and there are several types to choose from. I would suggest one of the teflon ones made these days.

    As fr the bow's specs, I can't help. Most of the charts I've found only go back to 2000.
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    I can post all the specs for you when I get home this evening.
    I have an UB that I bought new back then.

    (the cable rod I think is still the old 5/16" style)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiker View Post
    I can post all the specs for you when I get home this evening.
    I have an UB that I bought new back then.

    (the cable rod I think is still the old 5/16" style)
    I was thinking it might be 5/16" from those old days, but am not sure. It wouldn't be that hard for the OP to measure it and be sure. I also know that 5/16 slides are hard to find these days. It's not the best thing, but a 3/8" slide will work on a 5/16" rod. I just checked the Lancaster catalog and they don't even carry a 5/16 slide any more. Martin lists a 5/16" rod for the Jaguar (archive section, item #8894), but I don't see a slide listed.
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    From 07 back its 5/16 and they don't make a 5/16 glide for an inner slide. They make one for the outer slide. Which causes too much outer pressure on the cables.





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    You'll get fixed up.

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    PMed ya Layne.

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    Sorry but I do not understand the lingo. PMed ya Layne??? please interpret also are you saying I should go to a smaller guide and put an inner slide on it?

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    PMed ya Layne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laynedavis@yahoo.com View Post
    Sorry but I do not understand the lingo. PMed ya Layne??? please interpret also are you saying I should go to a smaller guide and put an inner slide on it?
    PM means he sent you a private message. Just go to an archery shop and get a 3/8" slide that hangs the cables on the inner side of the rod. it will be a little sloppy, but will work OK once the cables are installed on it. You have a bent cable rod and this can be loosened and adjusted fo proper fletching clearance once the slide and cables are installed.

    I just edited your permissions so that when you receive a PM you get a pop-up window. If you don't get a pop-up just click on Noitifications at the toip right of your screen to view it.
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    Thanks so much this was extremely helpful!

    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    PM means he sent you a private message. Just go to an archery shop and get a 3/8" slide that hangs the cables on the inner side of the rod. it will be a little sloppy, but will work OK once the cables are installed on it. You have a bent cable rod and this can be loosened and adjusted fo proper fletching clearance once the slide and cables are installed.

    I just edited your permissions so that when you receive a PM you get a pop-up window. If you don't get a pop-up just click on Noitifications at the toip right of your screen to view it.

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