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    Default limb bolt length

    i have a martin lynx magnum compound bow. I would like to know how long the bolts are to the limbs? The full length of the bolts not just thread length. Any info would be great..

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    Don't know sorry but why if you don't mind me asking? Did you loose a bolt or are you wondering if you can disassemble the bow without a bow press?

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    well, neither. The bow should be able to be set at a 45 lb. draw weight. I've loosened the bolts to decrease the poundage, but it only helps slightly. I was just wondering how far i could loosen the bolts and still be safe. I just wanted to know how long the bolt actually is.

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    Should get about 3-4 lbs drop each turn. What is the peak weight?

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    peak weight is 60. It should go down to 45 but i don't know how far to go out with the bolt. I need it to be 45 so I can shoot.

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    5 full turns of the limb bolts should make 15# less. You must make 1 turn on each bolt one after another.
    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    You must make 1 turn on each bolt one after another.
    I disagree. It should not be more than 10 turns per side though.
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    Can you explain why, Simon
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    There is no need to limit the revolutions to just one. As the barrel nut will turn inside the riser and the limbs are sitting in the limb cup on a ball the limb can handle also more revolution.

    I chose 10 full revolution because it is possible that the limb is relaxing a little bit too much. I might not hurt at all but it is something noone needs to try out.
    Last edited by Montalaar; 07-18-2010 at 10:22 PM.
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    That's a good point! You're right, but i just prefer some extra security when i work on a bow for which i've given 520 euros And i always try to give equal number of turns on something with more then 1 bolt - a lesson from my grandfather
    2008 Martin MOAB - 45-60#, set at about 51-53# / 55#" Perfect Line" compound/ 55# Mongol horsebow/ 45# "Perfect Line" takedown recurve/ 45# Bearpaw Grizzly hunter recurve/ 55# Samick Longbow Cheetah ... and several homemade bows

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