January 13th, 2010, 08:52 AM
Martin limb deflection # help. What do they mean?
There are so many limb letter and number combos I am wondering what they mean?
Does anybody know? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
2012 Pearson Stealth II, Hogg-It sight, Limbdriver rest, Bernies 10" XROD & QD, Easton Flatline 500's, Vanetec Swift 2.25, Stan Black Jack release
January 13th, 2010, 09:18 AM
The Number on the side is the poundage range.
lets take a Scepter. To get a 45-60 # bow,
you need a Elite limb with a 7 deflection.
The letters (L- M - H)are to match the limbs to each other.
Pro Staff :
Hips Target Systems
January 13th, 2010, 09:32 AM
The number indicates a 5# increase. The letter indicates a 2# increase.
So, if you have 4M limbs and a 60# draw weight, a set of 5H limbs would give you a 67# draw weight.
A *H limb, will be about the same as the next number up with an L suffix.
So, a 5H is really close to a 6L. They will be within a pound or two of each other.
Rytera Bullet-X (Nitrous-X).
Goldtip Xt Hunter/NAP Spitfire, G5 Striker.
Originally Posted by Shelby
January 13th, 2010, 09:39 AM
Martin uses a formula to mark the deflection of the limbs. 2H, 5M, 7L or whatever the deflection measures. Limbs are then chosen in pairs for a desired weight range, which can vary from bow model to bow model depending on the A2A and cam style, and maybe a couple other factors.
The numbers designate the weight in 5# increments. The letters, L (low), M (medium), and H (high) refer to changes of about 2# each.
Assume you have a bow with 5M limbs that peaks at 60#. To get 65# limbs you'd order one with 6M limbs---7M for 70#. Now suppose you want the bow to peak at 57-58#; you'd order it with 5L limbs. Conversely you'd order 5H limbs if you wanted to peak the bow at 62-63#.
So Martin builds a bow at a certain poundage with what limbs they determine will do the job. Different bow models can have the same draw weight range with different limb deflections.
The added benefit to some people is that they can really custom build a bow to certain specs by choosing their own limbs. Most people don't but the option is there.
Make any sense?
PRESERVE, PROTECT, AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES FROM ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
Martin Gold Plus Staff Shooter
UBP Life Member,PSAA Life Member
Hutch~N~Son strings by Bowstring Depot
By Swerve's CEO in forum General Archery Discussion
Last Post: April 20th, 2010, 10:54 AM
By Mathewsju in forum General Archery Discussion
Last Post: December 29th, 2009, 10:31 PM
By Dado in forum General Archery Discussion
Last Post: July 27th, 2009, 05:11 AM
By Hermannator in forum General Archery Discussion
Last Post: May 29th, 2009, 03:39 PM
By Brewer in forum General Archery Discussion
Last Post: September 2nd, 2008, 09:47 AM