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    Hi all,

    I recently placed an order for my Scepter V and while I wait for it to cross the Pacific to me in Australia, I took a look at the Martin website, hoping to download the manual for the bow, but couldn't find it at all. The most up-to-date ones I found for download were 2012. Also, string and cable lengths seem to end at 2012.

    On the Contact Us page there is a paragraph that refers to "selecting this link" but there doesn't seem to be a link there.

    Have I missed them somewhere? I'd keep the manual on my phone initially for reference till I became familiar with the bow.

    A link would be fine. TIA.

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    Seems that the new owners haven't gotten a bow manual ready as yet. As you noted there are several links leading nowhere. I'm sure that they will get one out soon, in the meantime, welcome to the site. Most of the guys on this site are longtime Martin owners/shooters, and quite knowledgeable, if you have any questions, ask away, someone will try to find an answer for you.
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    Welcome to the site. I'm sure they will get a 2014 manual up soon. However, the cam system is mechanically the same as as the 2012, so if you're looking for info on how to work on the bow that manual will work just as well...
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    Many thanks to you both. I'll grab the 2012 manual - I noticed that except for minor spec details and perhaps cam name, there hadn't been much change to the Scepter. I have some familiarity with binary cams having owned Alpines and Bowtechs, so I think I'll be okay.

    Though I haven't been here for a while, I was definitely here in 2006. My much-loved Shadowcat snapped in half and to this day I regret not taking Martin up on their offer of a replacement. It took me years to overcome some bad habits I developed, trying to shoot an unsuitable bow.

    Already just taking a quiet look around the forum, I picked up some helpful tips that I'll pass on to those I coach.

    Cheers,

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    I'll bet your new bow will have a manual included in the shipping package. By the way, which Scepter do you have. Maybe,just maybe they'll have a riser if that's what snapped.
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    Thanks for that. I'm certain the bow will have a manual, but I was after a softcopy I could download. Also the bow that snapped was a 2005 or 2004 Shadowcat and it came to grief at the start of 2006. When I mentioned it on this forum, a Martin rep did offer to replace it gratis. I thought that was pretty good of Martin, but I regretfully declined because I had already passed the pieces on to a new owner.

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    Reckon you will be delighted with your scepter, I'm loving my 2011 shadowcat. If I had the cash I'd probably race out and order a Scepter myself.
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    Thanks 'bob. Looking forward to getting the Scepter. Trying to be patient, but as always, once you pay for something, you want it pronto! It's only the second new bow I've ever bought in 12 years of shooting. I'm heading of now to do a bit of benchmarking of my Alpine Ventura so I can compare it to my Scepter when it arrives. There's another thread on this forum about shooting 100 yards (roughly 91.5 metres). The weather this morning looks to be ideal.

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    saw a 2012 Scepter on AT for less than $300 US , pity its got the 1.5 cams so it would be a bit short for my gorilla draw length of 31.5''. cant really afford it anyway and while my cat is performing so well I don't really need another.Know what you mean about having to wait, not my strongest point I'm afraid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbob29 View Post
    saw a 2012 Scepter on AT for less than $300 US , pity its got the 1.5 cams so it would be a bit short for my gorilla draw length of 31.5''.
    I looked at AT first - that's where I got my Ventura. (The limbs were about to fail, so time to splurge...) Like you I need a longer draw length. But I;m also left-handed so that umm... compounds the difficulty in finding second-hand. Some guy there claimed to be a Martin staff shooter and he had a S V, but couldn't tell me which year it was plus he wasn't going to budge from his ask of USD$500 which was just too high. Add in currency conversion, risk, and shipping, then take away warranty and it didn't make sense. I'd rather wait, provided the local supplier doesn't sit on his hands for a few weeks. If so, I'll cancel my order and buy direct form Martin.

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