LittleJohn Compound

Bobcat Kit Instructions


Route 5, Box 127 Walla Walla, WA 99362 U.S.A.

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Solid fiberglas limbs, split limb design Upper and lower #850 mounts 51 J 6 x 24 stabilizer insert J 5 pound weight adjustment Laminatedmaple handle riser Triple-draw machined aluminum eccentrics or quik-change energy cams

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Complete with Martin pro string Drilled for pressure button

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Solid fiberglas limbs, split limb design Weights only 3 Ibs. J 2 oz. J 5 pound weight adjustment Laminated maple handle riser Triple-draw machined aluminum eccentrics 5116 x 24 stabilizer insert included Complete with 34" Martin pro string



• • • • • • • • Solid fiberglas limbs, split limb design 35" axle to axle length Weighs only 2 Ibs. 9'h oz. J 5 pound weight adjustment Laminated maple handle riser Machined eccentrics Complete with 26" Martin pro string #850 Sight Mounts installed



Bobcat J. J 3. J 2. INC. -1- . 6. 8. 5. J 4. 3.486.495 MARTIN ARCHERY. J 5. 3. 4. J J. 7. J O. Axle(2) Aluminum Spacer (2) 'E' Rings (4) Eccentric Wheel and Cable (2) Allen Wrench Martin Pro String-38" Limb reinforcement Button (2 sets) Licensed Under Allen Pat. Handle Riser Fiberglas Limbs (2) Limb Stem Inserts (2) Stabilizer Insert Chrome Plated Limb Pivots (4) Limb Bolt (2) Limb Bolt Bezel (2) Limb Bolt Nylon Washer (2) 9. No. 2.IINOMENCLATURE" Bobcat Kit .

it is a good idea to take some of the pressure off the limbs by turning out the limb bolts 5 to 7 turns each. A bow case is ideal for transport or storage. Also recheck tiller after adjusting the bows draw weight. IEXAM~ -2- I . your new Martin Bow should give you years of trouble-free service. tighten or loosen the top or bottom limb by turning the limb bolts. (supplied with each bow) inserted into the limb bolts and turning clockwise to increase weight and counterclockwise to decrease weight. This adjustment is done by using a 3/16" allen wrench. TILLER SETTING The tiller is measured from where the limb meets the riser to the string. Lubricate the limb pivot points and the eccentric system with a good quality lubricant such as Trifion. Never store your bow in a car trunk or leave it in direct sunlight. Avoid prolonged exposure to heat.CARE AND STORAGE With proper care. Protect the finish with furniture polish or a good quality car wax. Martin suggests 0" or "even" tiller for a shooter using a mechanical release and 1/8" to 1/16" tiller for a finger shooter. Each complete turn on both upper and lower limb bolts changes weight approximately 4 pounds. Rechecktiller after 100 arrows as tiller may change due to string and cable seating and stretching. Storage from hunting season to hunting season would be a good example of prolonged storage. CHANGING DRAW WEIGHT Your Bobcat has a 15 pound adjustable weight range. Your Bobcat will shoot best when the tiller measurement for the bottom limb is 0" to 1/16" closer than the measurement for the top limb. Wipe it clean after use. For prolonged storage. NOTE: Do not loosen bolts more than 5'h turns out from riser. To adjust the tiller.

The shortest end of the cable with the teardrop (string connector] should be placed in the middle slot of the tripledraw wheel and extended straight out from the wheel. lay the bow on a flat surface with the limb tips toward you and the sight window facing up. At this point. Disassemble the eccentric wheels and cables from the bow by removing the axle "E" rings and pulling the axle from the bowlimb. the eccentric which was on the top limb must be placed on the bottom limb and vice versa).CHANGING AMOUNT OF LET-OFF Your bow is assembled with the axles in the 50% let-off position (ie. If 30% let-off is desired. They Must Be Reversed End For End To Achieve 30% Let-off (ie. Install the bowstring by slipping the bowstring loops over the teardrop ends securely and tightening the limb bolts one at a time in equal turns until the limbs are snug against the riser. Position the eccentrics between the limb forks and secure with the axles in the 30% let-off holes. Replace the "E" rings. first take the pressure off of the limbs and cables by loosening the limb bolts one full turn at a time and alternating so that the pressure is reduced gradually and in equal amounts on both limbs. Before starting to reassemble. then. When changing from 50% to 30% let-off. -3- . When the limb pressure is removed. Important: When both eccentric wheels and cables are removed from the limbs. The 30% axle hole should be the furthest away from you. wind the teardrop end of the cable around the wheel (clockwise on the upper limb and counterclockwise on the lower limb). make sure that the lower limb cable lays across (on top of) the upper limb eccentric cable. the axles must be relocated into the holes that are closest to the center of the eccentric wheel. be sure that the eccentric wheels and cables are laid out in a straight line so the triple-draw slots are up and visible. the holes that are closest to the outside edge of the eccentric wheel).

Caution: make sure the new string is seated all the way into the tear-drop fitting. Leave the old bowstring in place and proceed as follows: Holding bow by center of han. tool and -4- . Note: 18 strand string should be used on all energy cam bows. step on old bowstring and pull up until you can slip new string on opposite side of teardrop. step on new bowstring and pull up on bow again to remove the old bowstring. Let down on bow riser.BOWSTRING REPLACEMENT Your bow is equipped with double tear-drop cable ends. 14436 Adjustable Stringer CHANGING CABLES Changing cables requires use of special crimping should only be done at authorized service centers.r-----------. die riser.

back limb bolts out until cables are slack and rotate donut wheel to desired position. Position 1 is for maximum draw length and draw weight.ADJUSTABLE DONUT WHEEL The adjustable yoke system donut wheel can be used to increase or decrease draw length and draw weight. the middle slot equals 32". Each slot represents a difference in draw length. The top slot will give a shorter draw and the bottom slot will give a longer draw. The amount of difference in draw will vary from I" longer or shorter on our largest wheels. Position 2-4 will decrease weight by one pound and decrease draw length by '/4' per setting. ~~~~- 50% Triple Draw Eccentric Wheel -5- . to 3/8" longer or shorter or our smallest. Changing the draw length in this manner should have little effect on the bow weight or let-off. proceed as follows: Back the limb bolts out from the riser approximately five turns to relax the string and cable tension. Example: If the bow is marked LONG with a 30-32" draw. Make sure the cable is in the same slot on both the upper and lower wheels. Each slot is numbered. If a change in draw length is desired. MAXIMUM WEIGHT & DRAW MINIMUM WEIGHT & DRAW TRI-DRAW WHEEL Draw Length Adjustment: Your bow usually comes with the cable located in the middle slot of the tri-draw wheel. then screw limb bolts back down to seat on the handle riser. To adjust. Remove the string and relocate the cable in the desired draw length slot.

NOCKING POINT PLACEMENT When placing the nocking point on your bowstring. If the rest is improperly placed or. it is best to use a bow square to find the proper pOSition. simply put a full length arrow in your bow and draw back to full draw. Let the arrow down and measure from inside nock groove to the pencil mark. Mark arrow at the front of the bow. in the case of mechanical rests. not working properly. CAUTION: Extreme deviation from recommended arrow weight can damage your bow. Then have a friend (who is standing off to your side) mark the arrow with a pencil or felt tip pen. USING A BowsaUARE PROPER NOCKING TO FIND THE POINT -6- . the arrow may hit the bow or kick off of the rest.SELECTING THE PROPER ARROWS Your local archery dealer can aid you in selecting the proper arrows for your bow. Placing becomes easier if you use a nocking set and nocking set pliers as shown on page 6 (six). Add '/2 or 1" if you are going to use broad heads. First you need to determine your draw length. ARROW REST (Not Included with bowl How the arrow leaves the bow is critical in obtaining good arrow flight. To do this. This will avoid hitting the front of your bow with the broadhead. usually slightly above center for a compound.

. causing it to waver before the feather or -7- . the arrow should strike the target so that all that is visible is the nock and fletching ends. Move the nocking point up if your arrows hit the target with the nock end down.. . .~. . Note how the arrow hits the target.BOWSTRING CROSS-SECTION ENLARGED NOCK-SET ® _. 8 PERFECT NOCKPOINT TOO HIGH NOCKPOINT TOO LOW ARROW TOO LIMBER ARROW TOO STIFF PRESSURE BUTTON (Not included with bow) Upon release. you should seeonly the nocks on the end of the arrow. Adjust until arrow hits the target level.] Shoot your arrows from 10 yards or less distance with the target at eye level. or down if nocks are pointing upward... ~ .. . With the rest and nocking point aligned. (Recheck nock position occa- stonauy. When you have achieved proper arrow flight.. and none of the arrow shaft. the arrow creates pressure against the vertical portion of the bow.

'I'. The pressure button absorbs the shock and the arrow leaves the bow in a more stable condition. Both may be adjusted for exact arrow placement and absorb shock as the arrow leaves the bow. -8- . Correction may be made with a side adjust rest or one of the popular pressure buttons.vane can take effect. Often an arrow will shoot right or left. ARROW ACTION AS IT LEAVES THE BOW .

the handle riser should be sanded smooth with 60 grit sandpaper. be sure to seal the sanded riser with varithane or similar material prior to the application of the camo paint. or similar spray) Rubber. In any case. The laminated maple handle riser provided in your kit will accept any stain or oil finish as we" as flat or gloss spray paint. If you have selected a camouflage finish. DO NOT modify the Measurements or over sand.The IIBOBCAT" Compound Bow Kit BY MARTIN Materials you will need that are not provided in your kit: 2 Sheets sandpaper 1/60 grit 1/50 grit Stain Finish (if desired) Sealer (Varithane. Foltow the directions of the particular finish you have choosen. -9- . followed by ISO grit for the final sanding. Shellac. Plastic. or Wooden Hammer o I "0 FIgure 1 Brass Fitting Underside of Limb TopSide of I--. Let the finish dry thoroughly and apply a second coat.Limb STEP ONE FINISHING THE RISER & LIMBS Important Your handle rIser has been custom cut and desIgned by master bowyers to exact specifIcatIons.

Apply a small amount of the epoxy to the bottom knurl on one handle stem. (Continued on page 11) -10- . install limbs reinforcement buttons as shbwn in figure 1. When both limbs and handle riser are finished to your satisfaction and are dry to the touch. STEP TWO INSTALLING RISER FITTINGS Place finished handle riser face side down on a clean. Using a rubber or plastic hammer. Wipe clean with a damp cloth and lightly spray polyurathane or varithane over entire surface. (see figure 2) Repeat this process with the other handle stem. soft surface. carefully tap into place until flared end of the stem is firmly seated against the riser. then proceed to step two. Mix entire contents of both epoxy packets on a cardboard square or paper plate. Two coats may be required. Remove handle stems (pkg.The fiberglass limbs are also pre-cut to exact specifications and only light sanding with the 150 grit sandpaper is required. A) and epoxy packets from the kit.

rounded side up. The stabilizer insert should protrude about 1/8" (figure 3). then proceed to step three. Leave riser in this position. Place a small amount of epoxy on the stabilizer insert and tap into place. Allow the epoxy to dry thoroughly. 00 -" - Figure 4 Assemble the limb bolt (pkg. B) as shown in figure 4. Turn handle front side up with the sight window toward you. .Figure 3 NOTE: Use of steel hammer can cause damage to threaded parts.

use the rubber band provided in your kit. Using the alien wrench provided. This will provide enough tension to hold the limb pivots in place and prevent the limbs from moving around during assembly.STEP THREE INSTALLING THE LIMBS Place the four limb pivots (pkg. -12- .do not glue. Arrange the limbs so that the indentions on the limbs fit the limb pivots and the limb bolt hole lines up to the limb stem insert in the handle riser. Insert the assembled limb bolt through the limb. Loop one end over the fork of one limb and stretch to loop over one fork of the other limb. into the limb stem insert in the handle riser (figure SAl. tighten no more than three turns. (figure 51. When both limbs are in place. q in position in the indented areas on the handle riser .

-13- fork of the . Lay the bow on a flat surface with the limb tips toward you and the sight window facing up. limb eccentric cable lays on top of upper limb ec- Hook the loop end of the cable over the bottom lower limb tip (figure 7). NOTE: Lower centric cable. Arrange the eccentric wheel and cables as shown in figure 6.Figure SA STEP FOUR PLACING THE ECCENTRIC WHEELS The eccentric wheels and cables have been pre-set at the factory and no adjustment is required.

Bring cable loop into position shown in figure 8. from the bottom up. over the aluminum spacer as -14- . Next. place the aluminum spacer on the axle (between limb forks]. Slip one "E" ring into place on an axle and insert the end without "E" ring through bottom fork of limb.Remove package D from the kit.

the short cables should be coming out of the UPPER edge of the wheels. 50% let-off is easier to hold and shoot. Mark the holes you choose on BOTH sides of both eccentrics wheels. reposition axle holes as described.Hold eccentric wheel as shown in figure 9. Figure 9 Each eccentric wheel has two holes that fit your axles. Now inspect how the long and short cables enter opposite edges of the eccentric wheels. the unmarked holes toward you. For 30% you will use the holes closer to the center. With the cables and axle holes in the correct position you may proceed with assembly. In the position you have laid out these cables. . Select the holes farthest from the center of the wheel if you want your bow to let-off 50%. If they do not. switch the wheels to opposite ends. With the bow in position described layout the cables and wheels with the marked holes closest to the bow. You must measure very carefully because the difference is very slight.30% gives you a faster arrow at the same bow weight. In general.J 5- .

With both eccentrics in place. -16- . If there is a noticable shift of the eccentric wheel right or left on the axle. making sure that the cables and eccentrics are still layed out as in figure 6. Secure the axle and eccentric assembly with an "E" ring. install one of the nylon spacers.Figure 10 Slide eccentric wheel into place (figure J 0) and push the axle through both the eccentric and the limb fork. lightly sand the inside of the limb forks. provided in your kit. If eccentric fits too tight. between the eccentric wheel and the top limb fork. check to insure that they fit snuggly between the limb forks. Next. repeat the process on the top limb.

RUBBER BAND- Figure 11 (Note position of rubber band on limb fork) STEP 5 INSTALLING THE STRING Rotate the short length of cable around the eccentric wheel so that it is positioned on the outside of the wheel (figure II). Repeat this process for the other eccentrics. -17- . Hook string on either side of the teardrop (figure 12 and 13).

Figure 12 -18- . then one complete turn for the other). Continue to tighten until limbs are snug against the handle riser. begin tightening the limb bolts equally. (1 complete turn for one. 31 The cables around the eccentrics are following the grooves in the eccentrics. 2) The looped cable ends are on the aluminum spacers. Your bow is now set at its peak weight.Make sure the looped end of the cable is in position around the aluminum spacer (figure 8). Using the allen wrench. check the following: I) The limb pivots are still in place. To adjust the poundage and tiller see page 2. As you tighten the limb bolts.

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and mail back portion of this booklet (filled in) to Martin Archery. Never-Let anyone with a longer draw length pull or shoot your bow. Inc. it cannot be recalled. Remember "Once an arrow is in flight.NEW BOW OWNER'S RECORD Date of Purchase Purchased From Serial No. aim or shoot your bow. unless you are surethat the line of fire is clear. Never-Draw. he could overdraw the bow and cause limb and cable failure. BASIC SAFETY TIPS: Never-'DRY FIRE" your bowl This is shooting the bow without an arrow." -20- . Bow Weight Draw Length _ _ _ _ Pleasefill in the above information for your records.

iF~~~~~~~~~ ~ ~ YOUR~~::'::~W~::~:~:~~F::::~D::CTS'N ~ MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR FROM ~ DATE OF PURCHASE. within ten (10) days of purchase. Owner must pay shipping charges to and from our factory.A. * Note-This warranty does not apply to the bowstring or cables. we will repair or replace bow. Some states do not allow exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damages so that this paragraph may not apply to you • Return bow to: MartIn Archery.S. ~ e ~ ~ ~ e ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ e ~ ~~~~~~~~~~ . Box 127 Walla Walla. alteration. THIS IS A LIMITED WARRANTY AS FOLLOWS. • This warranty gives you specific legal rights you have and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. whichever we deem suitable. AND REPLACEMENT OR REPAIRS WILL BE MADE FOR 50 PER CENT OF THE RETAILCOST THEREAFTER. Warranty not transferable. this warranty will be void. • Dealers are not authorized to make replacements on bows under this warranty. • Claimant must be original purchaser. Inc. Route 5. Inc. WA 99362 U. • Warranty is not effective unless the attached registration card is filled out and mailed to Martin Archery. • Also enclose a letter stating nature of claim. ~ ~ e ~ ~ ~ e ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ e • If bow shows signs of misuse. we will repair or replace parts at our current price structure. or mishandling.' • lsJnderthis limited warranty. • If damage should occur by fault of the owner. • This policy is subject to change and/or cancellation at any time at our discretion. Bow must be returned to our factory postage prepaid.

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