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When you buy a bow NIB, do you have to put anything together on it? I just bought my very first new bow, the Martin Bengal of course :wink:, and just want to know what to expect when it gets here.
 

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When I go mine...It's just the bow. You have to put all the accessories on it!!! There goes another couple hundred dollars...Good Luck!!
 

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You'll have to put the cable guard and slide on it most likely and then your accessories. Be 100% certain to put the slide and cable guard on correctly.
 

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crisi13 said:
When I go mine...It's just the bow. You have to put all the accessories on it!!! There goes another couple hundred dollars...Good Luck!!
Thanks Crisi. Sorry I didn't clarify my question. I have all the accessories (quiver, stab, sight, rest, etc.) just wanted to know if I had to have the string installed, cams, and so forth. Thanks again for the reply.
 

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You'll have to put your own peep and string loop on it.
 

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You'll have to put the cable guard and slide on it most likely and then your accessories. Be 100% certain to put the slide and cable guard on correctly.
Hows it goin', Doc? Is there a post anyone knows of that shows the correct way to put it on? I wouldn't think it would be that difficult. But I don't know anything about working on them. That's why I'm not a bow technician...LOL!!
 

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Crapola...I forgot all about those. :embara:
http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=375122&referrerid=22477


That's a nice picture thread
about how to tie your own d-loop.


For a peep sight,
just relax the bow by turning out the limb bolts.

2 turns on the top limb bolt.
2 turns on the bottom limb bolt.
Go back to top limb bolt and take 2 more turns off.
Go back to the bottom limb bolt, and take 2 more turns off.

Soon, the string will be relaxed,
and you can insert the peep sight.

Feed a piece of serving thread through the peep sight
and tie a knot around one side of the peep sight
and the bow string for safety purposes.

Now, return the bow limb bolts to maximum
or the number of turns away from maximum that you want.

Now, shoot say 20 or 30 arrows to settle the string.

See if the peep sight is aiming the correct way.

You may need to add a twist to the bow string end loop.
After you add the twist,
then shoot another 20 to 30 arrows to settle the string.

When you get to the point where one twist is just a little too much
of an adjustment, then you start swapping strands of bow string.

See attached file.
 

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I think all Martin Bows come sighted in out of the box even if they don't come with sights, but you might want to double check by shooting it a few times before you go hunting or to a shoot. :darkbeer:
 

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Or you can just tie the peep with doubled serving using half-hitches...
 

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When you put on that cable guard, put it so that the dog leg is UP. Down get's too close to your draw hand when you let down.
 

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AKDoug said:
When you put on that cable guard, put it so that the dog leg is UP. Down get's too close to your draw hand when you let down.
Depending on your draw length and which module is installed you might have to change the module out. Two screws, remove, and replace is all there is to that.
 
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