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    Aftermarket Mathews parts

    I can't seem to part with my Mathews Legacy. After 7 years the bow still shoots like the day I got it. 1000's of shots and the only thing I've replaced has been the cable (knock on wood). I was wondering if any Mathews owners out there have ever bought new parts for an older bow? Also how long does a limb last? I've notice a minuscule amount of speed lost. Have my limbs lost power or did my string stretch?



    That is what Im looking for. New limbs for a Legacy and a new cam to extend my draw half an inch to 29.5. If I switch cams will my string and cable length change? I would like to buy the limbs directly from Mathews. Any one been here?


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    I doubt Mathews would have limbs that old and there really are no "aftermarket" manufacturers out there.

    Start watching the classifieds for a spare set of limbs and cam.

    If you change a cam, you will not have to change strings and cables. The cam you need is a SL3B.5R for 29.5" draw.

    String stretch will actually add speed but not a lot.

    One thing.... If those strings are 7 years old, CHANGE THEM!!!
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    Mathews still makes limbs for their older models. You can order them from any Mathews dealer.

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    You can also get a new cam for it. It will not change your string/cable lengths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quercus View Post
    I can't seem to part with my Mathews Legacy. After 7 years the bow still shoots like the day I got it. 1000's of shots and the only thing I've replaced has been the cable (knock on wood). I was wondering if any Mathews owners out there have ever bought new parts for an older bow? Also how long does a limb last? I've notice a minuscule amount of speed lost. Have my limbs lost power or did my string stretch?

    That is what Im looking for. New limbs for a Legacy and a new cam to extend my draw half an inch to 29.5. If I switch cams will my string and cable length change? I would like to buy the limbs directly from Mathews. Any one been here?
    If you arent changing the poundage on the limbs, I would suggest you find a cam and get a new set of strings have someone put them on that knows what they are doing , they should be able to set the bow up to what it was when new. I would bet you can get a set of limbs for the bow, a friend of mine just got some new limbs from Mathews, cost $150.00, you must go through a Mathews dealer to get these, unless you can find a used set here on AT.
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    Priced new limbs for a Legacy I have, and my dealer said $ 175.00.

    Emailed a place about making me a set, Barnesdale I think, after somebody on here told me to and he said $ 150.00 plus shipping.

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    hmm this thread brings up an interesting question. Do limbs loose their strength over time? and if they do would that not be a warrenty item? Mathews has a lifetime warrenty to the original owner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quikhonda View Post
    hmm this thread brings up an interesting question. Do limbs loose their strength over time? and if they do would that not be a warrenty item? Mathews has a lifetime warrenty to the original owner
    Yes, buy not much. Not that would be noticeable. My thought is that his limbs have backed out a bit and just need to be reset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quercus View Post
    I can't seem to part with my Mathews Legacy. After 7 years the bow still shoots like the day I got it. 1000's of shots and the only thing I've replaced has been the cable (knock on wood). I was wondering if any Mathews owners out there have ever bought new parts for an older bow? Also how long does a limb last? I've notice a minuscule amount of speed lost. Have my limbs lost power or did my string stretch?

    That is what Im looking for. New limbs for a Legacy and a new cam to extend my draw half an inch to 29.5. If I switch cams will my string and cable length change? I would like to buy the limbs directly from Mathews. Any one been here?
    Parts are still available from Mathews--------But they will NOT sell directly to you---you have to go through a Mathews dealer. If you change draw lengths the string and cable remain the same. Second when you changed the cable you should have also changed the string----always do them at the same time-----keeps everything stretching the same and the same age. When deciding to change do not ever go off of looks. Age can get them as well as wear and cuts. I always suggest go no more than 3 or 4 years on a set-------I don't care how much it is shot-------it's an age factor.
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