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    Default Change strings without press!

    Ive heard you can do this with martin bows,true or false.Im going to get some new string and cable for my firecat and it would be nice not to have to go to proshop if i dont have too.

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    This is: True.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montalaar View Post
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    Sure is, at least on all the ones I've had. The limb bolts thread into a steel barrel nut in the riser. As you back off the limbs watch in from the side. About the time you start seeing daylight through the nut most of the tension should be off the limbs.

    It's slower than a bow press, but one advantage I've always thought was nice is that there's no chance of twisting a riser or overstressing the limbs.
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    Very true, all the ones I have also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    Sure is, at least on all the ones I've had. The limb bolts thread into a steel barrel nut in the riser. As you back off the limbs watch in from the side. About the time you start seeing daylight through the nut most of the tension should be off the limbs.

    It's slower than a bow press, but one advantage I've always thought was nice is that there's no chance of twisting a riser or overstressing the limbs.
    Alway a plus, I'll take slow and safer any time.
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    hey how bout letting um know Do this evenly... 1-2 turns each limb bolt..once your gettin close drop to 1 or 1/2 turn till you see ends threw barrel nuts.. max bolts out the same...keep them even
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    nice. Now I don't have to drve 20mi to the pro shop for press work
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawgEnvy View Post
    nice. Now I don't have to drve 20mi to the pro shop for press work
    Ya that will save me 80mls round trip,gas is a killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElkSlayer View Post
    hey how bout letting um know Do this evenly... 1-2 turns each limb bolt..once your gettin close drop to 1 or 1/2 turn till you see ends threw barrel nuts.. max bolts out the same...keep them even
    Evenly yes, but I don't worry about just a couple turns at a time. I use a T-handle allen wrench and turn the bolts out 5 turns (10 half turns). Do one and then the other. I do keep count of the half-turns--I like the number ten. It's easy to remember.

    For you guys that don't have one, the Bowmaster is a pretty good portable press. Especially with the new style split-limb adaptors. It, too, is on the slow side, but this thing can almost be put in your hip pocket and used out in the field. In fact, that's where I do half my bow pressing; on my bows and othr peoples'. It's in my bow case at all times.
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