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    Default 14" limbs, highest deflection?

    I have a set of 6h, did martin make higher deflection numbers for their 14" limbs? I'm looking to see if they made an 8 or 10h.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnzaXX View Post
    I have a set of 6h, did martin make higher deflection numbers for their 14" limbs? I'm looking to see if they made an 8 or 10h.
    I sold the Slayr to Tosi...It had 9L limbs on it. Real man's bow, lol.
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    9L....That would put my Onza frankenbow at 100lbs...sweet. It currently has 4H that give me 76lbs.

    Now another question, can 16" limbs be cut down from the base to shorten them to 14" limbs? They started as fiberglass blanks in the first place.

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    I have never cut any limbs, but did modify some for draw weight. It is really not hard, I think since you are a tinkerer you could do it, and use a dremel or similar tool to finish the hole for the limb bolt slot after drilling with drill. Take pics as you go and share with us. If successful, I might cut some down for even 12" to get shorter brace!
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    I think your bridged riser Onza could handle that much draw weight, not many others though.
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    9L not that bad. Got it down and dirty and pulls easy. I do bench 350Lbs at 56. Would like to get a set of H5 limbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxtuner1 View Post
    I think your bridged riser Onza could handle that much draw weight, not many others though.
    I think you're right, the Onza riser is built like a tank. I'll have to go through my limbs and see which may become a candidate for shortening. I may take some down to 14.5" so I can get my Nitrous B cams to give me a 29.5" DL. They are just a tad short with 14" limbs and I don't really want to go with C cams.

    Right now 80lbs isn't that bad of a draw, not sure if I can take it up to 100 though. That's alot of weight. I might tear one down tomorrow and throw the 6H limbs on there and see how it works. I'm always game for building a new bow.

    100lbs sure would go right through a deer, and another, and another....

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    Wouldn't cutting the limbs down to a shorter limb increase the draw weight? The 2005 Nitrous String and draw charts show a 13M Elite limb for 80# draw. Of course thats a 17" limb.
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    Yep be stiffer, but that can be dealt with too. I dropped the Martin Tigress weight down for grandaughter 25 lbs by recontour in the limbs.
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    If you cut it off won't they be "artin" limbs instead of "Martin"? Lol
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