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Compound Tech Manual


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Parts Of The Bow.....................................................................5

Basic Setup
CableGuardAndArrowAlignment........................................................6
SettingArrowRestPosition...................................................................6
QuickArrowRestAndNockPlacement................................................7
SettingTiller...........................................................................................7
MeasuringDrawLength........................................................................7
SettingNockPointWithABowSquare.................................................8
ChangingDrawWeight.........................................................................8
ReplacingTheStrings...........................................................................8
CareandStorage..................................................................................8

Cam Systems
DynaSingleCam
PartsoftheDynaSystem.....................................................................9
AdjustingTheDynaDrawLength.........................................................9
DynaStringDiagram.............................................................................10
Nitrous&Nitrous-XCamSystem
PartsoftheNitrousSystem..................................................................11
ChangingtheNitrousDrawLength.......................................................11
SettingtheNitrousCamTiming............................................................12
UsingNitrousMini-Modules..................................................................12
ConvertingtoTheXShoot-ThroughSystem........................................12

Tru-Arc+CamSystem
PartsoftheTru-Arc+System................................................................13
ChangingtheTru-Arc+DrawLength....................................................13
ChangingtheTru-Arc+DrawLengthContinued....................................14
CheckingTheTru-Arc+Cams...............................................................14
Tru-Arc+StringDiagram.......................................................................14

Fine Tuning Your Compound Bow


BareShaftPlaningTest.........................................................................15-16
PaperTuning.........................................................................................17-19

Superfine Tuning
PaperTuning.........................................................................................20
FlightTuningBroadheads.....................................................................21
Warranty............................................................................................22
Archery Safety............................................................................23
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Tru-ArcBows

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LimbPocket
UpperLimb
ShootingString
LimbBolt
Riser
Grip
LowerLimb
Cam
Cables
Axle
StabilizerInsert
ModelShown:SlayerExtremewithNitrousCam
InformationinthismanualpertainstoallMartinBowModels.
LockMount
RestMounting
System
BarrelNut
QuiverMounts
CableGuard
Vibration
Escape
Module
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Basic Setup
Your new Martin bow takes little setup to get started shooting. Please read and
familiarize yourself with these starting procedures before shooting. Many of these
procedures may have been completed by your authorized Martin dealer. After
completing these simple steps, you will be more accurate and will have greater success
fromthestart.Acarefulandthoroughinitialsetupwillmakethetuningprocessmucheasier.
CableGuard
The c abl e guar d r od s houl d be r ot at ed t o
provi de adequate fl etchi ng cl earance. Cauti on shoul d
be taken agai nst over-rotati ng the rod as excessi ve
clearance can cause unnecessary pressures on the limb tips
andaxlebearings.
Followthesesteps:
1.Visuallyalignshootingstringdownthecenterofthegrip.
2. Adjust arrow rest left or right so arrow is centered with the
shootingstring.
3.Adjustcableguardsothatcablesareoff-setnomorethan
neededforfetchingclearance.
Onceoptimumangleisachieved,fullytightenthescrew,but
donotovertighten.
SettingArrowRestPosition
After your arrow rest is installed, you
willneedtosetitatagoodstartingpoint
to begin tuning. The easiest way to do
this is to visually align the bowstring
in the center of the grip section. If you
are shooting your bow with a release
aid, your rest will need to be centered
with the bow string. During tuning, your
arrowrestmayneedtobemovedinorout
fromitscenteredlocation.Thisisnormal
becausedifferentshootersapplydifferent
pressurestothebow.Fingershooterswill
needtopositiontherestsothatthepoint
isabout1/8outsidethestring.Thisisto
compensateforthehorizontalbendingof
thearrowuponrelease.Anarrowrestthat
provides some side support, such as a
cushionbuttonforthearrow,isbestfor
fngershooters.
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3
FingerSetting
ReleaseSetting
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QuickArrowRestandNockPlacement
Youcanquicklyandeasilysetthepositionofyourrestand
nockpointusingtherestmounting,orrestmountholesinyour
bow.Yourrestshouldsitlevelwiththetworestmountholes,
orslidelockmountofyourbow.(Seegraphic)Whentherest
placementiscorrect,youcanbeginplacingthenockset.Place
anocklooselyonthestringandnockanarrow.Visuallyalignthe
arrowlevelwithorslightlytailhighoftherestmountholes.Whenthe
correct height is set, crimp the nock set into place. This will
give you a good starting point to begin tuning your bow.

SettingTheTiller
Takingatillermeasurementallowsyoutochecktherelativetension
settingoftheupperandlowerlimbs.Aftersettingthedrawweighton
yourbow,youwillneedtocheckthetillermeasurementtomakesure
thatyouhaveadjustedyourlimbsevenly.OnallMartincompoundbows,
0oreventillerwillshootperfectly.However,thetillermeasurement
canvaryupto1/4closeratthebottom.Thereisnosetmeasurement
that provides peak performance for every shooter. To measure your
tiller,simplymeasurefromthelimbpocketstothestringonbothends
ofthebow.Someshootersfndthatdifferenttillermeasurementsfrom
"0" work better for them. It will not hurt your bow in any way if you
experimentwithtiller.
Note:YourPeepSightpositionandyournockpointpositioncan
changewhenyouturnonelimbbolt.Takedetailedmeasurements
andbesurethatyournockandpeeparecorrecteachtimeyou
turnyourlimbbolts.
MeasuringDrawLength
When your bow i s at ful l draw,
t he apex of t he st r i ng shoul d
be at t he corner of your mout h.
Draw length can easily be measured
from the apex of the string at full draw
tothepivotpointofthegrip.Fromthat
measurementadd1andyouwillhave
theA.M.O.standarddrawlength.
All Martin Bows are adjustable with
theuseofmodules.Refertothesection
that covers your specifc cam style for
instructionsonadjustingdrawlength.
Basic Setup
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SettingNockPointWithBowSquare
Place a bow square on the string and slide the square down
untilitrestsonyourarrowrest.Thenplaceamoveablenockset
onthestring.Usingthemeasuringscaleonthebowsquare,set
thenocksetattheproperlocationonthestring.Agoodstarting
pointforfngershootingishigh,measuringfromthebottomof
thenocksetto90onthebowstring.Startat1/8highifyouare
usingareleaseaid.Ifyoudonothaveabowsquare,youcansnap
anarrowonthestringandvisuallylevelthearrow.Thencrimpyour
nockset.Inapinch,thiswillgetyoutoagoodstartinglocation.

ArrowSpeedandStringAccessories
CertainbowstringaccessoriesincludingD-loops,stringsilencers,andpeepsights,can
reducearrowspeedbyasmuch10-15fps.

ChangingDrawWeight
Martin bows have a ffteen pound draw weight range. Using the 3/16 allen wrench
suppliedwitheachbow,youwillturnthelimbboltsclockwisetoaddweightandturncounter
clockwisetoreduceweight.Onecompleteturnoneachlimbboltprovidesabout3pounds
ofadjustment.
TIP:Markalineoneachlimbboltinwhite-outorwhitepaintmarkertomakeiteasierto
keeptrackofhowfaryouareturningeachbolt.
Note: Do not shoot your bow with the limb bolts more than 5 turns out from the
riser.
ReplacingTheStrings
Shouldyourstringneedreplacing,itisbesttogotoyourMartindealerandhaveitdone
byexperts.Itisrecommendedthatyoureplaceyourstringonceayearoranytimeitshows
wear.Alwaysbesurethatthestringyoureplaceitwithisofthecorrectlengthandmaterial
foryourbow.WerecommendusingMartinDoubleHelixStrings.
CareAndStorage
Whenproperlycaredfor,yournewMartinbowwillgiveyouyearsoftrouble-freeservice.
When your bow is new itwill require no lubrication. Overtime you may need tolubricate
yourcamstoguardagainstfrictionandnoise.UseadrylubricationsuchasTefonspray
powderorgraphitepowder.YoucanalsousewetlubesuchasMolyLubeorTri-Flow.Do
notuseWD-40lubrication.
Agoodruleofthumbwhencaringforyourbowistokeepitascomfortableasyouare.If
itistoohotforyou,itistoohotforyourbow.Ifitgetswet,dryitoffcompletely.Periodically
cleanyourbowwithawetragandmildsoaptoremovemudordust(caution:donotstore
untilcompletelydry).Prolongedexposuretoextremeheatmaycausefailureinyourbow
limbsandexcessivestretchinyourharnesssystem.Itwillnothurtyourbowifitisrainedon
whileshooting,butmakesureitiscompletelydrybeforestoringininabowcasetoguard
againstrustorcorrosion.
Basic Setup
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Cam Systems - Dyna Cam
DynaSingleCam
TheDynaCamSystemisuniqueamongallothersinglecamsystems.TheDynaSystem
hasmodulardrawlengthadjustment,andcanbeadjustedinhalfinchadjustmentswithin
eachdrawlengthmodule.
PartsOfTheDynaCamSystem
Module
Screw
Speed
Ball
Bearing
Bottom
Cam
Module
Speed
Ball
Bearing
Idler
Wheel
AdjustingTheDynaCamDrawLength
Usingdrawlengthmodules,thedrawlengthcanbe
adjustedin1"increments.Themodulescanalsobeused
toadjustthelet-off.Ahighlet-offmoduleismarkedas
"F".A65%letoffmoduleismarkedwitha"F/".Theslash
ontheendofthesizenumberindicates65%let-off.To
changethedrawlength,replacethemoduleonthecam
byremovingthescrewsthatholdittothecam.
NOTE:donotdrawyourbowwithoutthemodule
installed.Itwilldamageyourharness.
TheDynamodulesizesrangefromF-1toF-7.Asthe
modulenumbersgethigher,thedrawgetslonger.The
draw length can also be adjusted in 1/2" increments
usingthepegsonthebackofthecam.The#2pegisthe
prescribeddrawlengthforeachmodule.The#1pegis
1/2"longerandthe#3pegis1/2"shorter.
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DynaCamStringDiagram
The string harness on the new Dyna Cam
is installed according to the diagram below.
Your string harness should be installed
by your qualified Martin dealer. Pay close
attention to how the Shooting String leaves
thecam.Althoughcamrotationisnotcritical,
usethisdiagramasalooserepresentationof
propercamrotation.
Shooting
String
2ndhalf
Shooting
String
Split
String
Shooting
String
comes
straight
Cam Systems - Dyna Cam
Shooting
String
2ndhalf
Shooting
String
Split
String
Shooting
String
comes
straight
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X-Module
Module
Module
Screws
Speed
Bearing
Base
Cam
Cam Systems - Nitrous & Nitrous-X Cam
NitrousandNitrous-XCams
YourNitrousandNitrous-XCam
Systemusesonerotatingmodule
and one of 3 base cam sizes.
Refer to the spec charts at your
dealerorwww.martinarchery.com
toseewhatbaseyouneedforyour
draw.
PartsoftheNitrousandNitrous-XCams
ChangingTheNitrousDrawLength
YourNitrousCammaybeanXShoot-Through
system or a standard system, but the draw is
adjustedbasicallythesame.Thethreadedmodule
hasnumbersanddashesonitthatindicatewhat
settingyouareonwhileyouareadjustingit.The
dashessignal1/2"drawincrements.Whenyouare
adjustingthedraw,makesurethatbothmodules
areinthesamesetting.Torotatethemodules,you
willneedtoremovethemodscrewclosesttothe
CableBossandloosenthemodulescrewthatis
closesttotheBearingBoss.IfyouareusingaMini
Module for short draws, there is only one screw.
Slidethemoduletothedesiredpositionandreplace
andtightenthescrewsintheappropriatepositions.
Themodulesprovidealongerdrawasthemodule
numbergetshigher.
Note:Formoreoptionsindrawlength
adjustmentseethesectioncalledUsing
NitrousMiniModulesonthenextpage.
BCam CCam
Mod
Settings
Bearing
Boss
Cable
Anchor
Cable
Boss
Shooting
String
Anchor
ACam
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SettingTheNitrousCamTiming
Wheeltimingonatwocambowmakessurethat
thenocktravelthroughtheshotisstraightandlevel.
Itisimportantthatyourbowistimedwellforgreatest
accuracy.Settingthetimingisveryeasy,andyouwill
beabletogothroughthisstepbystepandsetyour
timinglikeapro.First,youwillneedtodrawyour
bow back to full draw with your release and an
arrow.Asyoubegintoreachfulldraw,slowdown
andwatchthecablestopsrollovertothecableas
seen to the left. You can have a friend check or
youcanseeityourself.Itisalsohelpfultoperform
thistestwiththebowbackedoffafewturns.This
will make it easier to hold while you are checking
thecablestops.Ifyourcamslookliketheonesto
thefarleft,theyareperfectlytimed.Ifonetouches
beforetheother,asseenontheright,youwillneed
to twist or TIGHTEN the cable that is connected
to the cam that stops frst. Relax the bow in a
bowpress before attempting to make any
adjustments. You can adjust the cam's rotation
using two methods; follow that cam's cable to its
splityokeandmakeadjustmentstherebyremovingandtwistingtheyoke,ordisconnectthe
cablefromitspegonthecamandtwist.Thiswillchangethecamsrotationalittletogetitin
syncwiththeother.Onlytwistoneortwotwistsatatime.Alittletwistinggoesalongway.
Onceyougetitreallyclose,youcanputahalftwistinthecabletogetitperfectifneeded.
Trynottoovercomplicatethisprocedure;itisassimpleasitsounds.
UsingNitrousMini-Modules
In some cases your draw length will be at the shortest end of the cam's draw
length adjustment range. Using a Mini Module will give you two more inches down
on any of the Nitrous Cam bodies, and it will give you better performance in the short
draw lengths. See your local dealer for a set of Mini Modules if you are in the last
two draw length settings. The Mini Module will give you more draw length fexibility.
ConvertingToTheX-ShootThroughSystem
The Nitrous-X system eliminates the cable guard and the pressures it creates.
ConvertingyourNitrousSystemtotheXShoot-ThroughSystemisveryeasy.Allyouneed
todoisorderaconversionkitfromyourdealeranditwillcomewithX-Modules,cables,long
modscrews,andlongaxles.Yourdealercaneasilyaddthesecondmoduletothetopand
bottomandthenslideinthelongaxleswiththeuseofabowpress.Installthefourcables
andpresto!YouhaveaNitrous-Xsystem.
Cam Systems - Nitrous & Nitrous-X Cam
Twist/Tightenthis
cable,eitherfrom
itsloopendorits
splityoke(located
attheopposite
endofthebow.)
Bothcable
stopsare
touchingin
unison.Itis
perfect.
Thetopcable
stopiscomingto
restbeforethe
bottom.Putatwist
inthecablethatis
connectedtothe
topcam.
Standard Modules
These use two mounting
screws.The X module is
noted with an X on the
tail. The (T) on the tail
of the mod notes that
it will ft on the top cam
The (B) module goes on
the Bottom. Note: Left
handed shooters are
opposite.
Mounting
Holes
Let-Off
Designation
NotesanX
Mini Modules
Mini modules use one
mountingscrewandwillgive
you an additional two inch
reduction of draw length.
If you are in the last two
settings on the Standard
Mod,theMiniwillgiveyou
moredrawadjustmentand
better performance in the
shorterdrawlengths.
Mounting
Holes
Let-Off
Designation
NotesanX
Countersinks
Countersinks
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Tru-Arc+Cams
TheTru-Arc+isaveryuniquecamsystem.ItistechnicallyaHybridCambecauseitis
ablendofaDualCamsystemandaSingleCamsystem.Ithasthestraightandlevelnock
travelofaDualCamandthetimingsimplicityofSingleCams.Itisaverysimplesystemto
setupanditisveryeasytoshoot.Seethefollowingguideforcompletesetupandtuning
oftheTru-Arc+System
PartsOfTheTru-Arc+CamSystem
ChangingTheTru-Arc+DrawLength
Your Tru-Arc+ uses two different cam
sizes to cover the full range of draw
lengths.Eachcamcoversfourinchesof
drawinhalfinchincrements.Bothcams
usethesamemodule.Refertoyourdealer
orwww.martinarchery.comtofndoutwhat
modulepositiongetswhichdrawlengthon
yourcam.Yourdealercanexchangecams
ifneededtoattainyourdrawlength.
To move the modules, you will need
toremoveorloosenthemodscrewsand
rotatethemodtotheproperletter.Higher
lettersgivethelongerdrawlengths.
TIP:Bothmodulesneedtobeinthe
samesetting.
Cam Systems - Tru-Arc+ Cam
ModScrews
SpeedBall
Bearing
Shooting
String
TopModule
TopCam
BottomModule
BottomCam
ModScrews
Shooting
String
SpeedBall
Bearing
TopSmallCam
BottomSmallCam
BottomLargeCam
TopLargeCam
SmallCam
LargeCam
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ControlString
SplitString
ShootingString
TopModule
BottomModule
ChangingTru-Arc+CamDrawLengthContinued
There is no need to press your
bow when changing your draw
length on the new Tru-Arc+. Your
modulesareletteredAthroughG.
Each letter will change your draw
.Makesurethatbothcamsarein
thesamedrawsettingtokeepthem
bothworkingtogether.
CheckingTheTru-Arc+Cams
Tru-Arc+StringDiagram
Cam Systems - Tru-Arc+ Cam
Drawlength
indicators
Top Bottom
At rest, you can use these
holes in the cam and their
relationship with the limb
to be sure that the cams
are working together. The
position of the hole and the
limb will vary based on limb
angle, but as long as the top
matchesthebottom,itisready
toshoot.
You can also check the bow at
full draw. Pull the bow back on
a scale and watch the circled
areasofthecamcometoreston
their cables. They should touch
atthesametime.Ifthetopcam
happens to touch frst, twist the
splitstring.Ifthebottomtouches
frst,twistthecontrolstring.
Ifthebottomcamistouching
its cable and the top looks
like this, put a twist in the
split string until both cams
touchtogether.
Ifthetopcamistouchingits
cable and the bottom looks
like this, put a twist in the
controlstringuntilbothcams
touchtogether.
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Ahighnocksetwillcauseporpoising.
Aftercompletingthebasicsetupprocedures,youarereadytofnetuneyoursetupforthe
bestaccuracypossible.Therearefourtuningmethodsdescribedinthissection.Someof
thesemethodsmaynotapplytocertainstylesofshooting.Readtheintroductiontoeach
methodcarefullytomakesureitappliestoyourshootingstyle.
BareShaftPlaningTest
TheBareShaftPlaningmethodoftuningworksbestwhenusingafngerrelease.Tobegin
theBareShaftPlaningtestyouwillneedthreefetchedarrowsandoneortwobareshafts.
Youwillalsoneedatargetthatwillcatchthearrowswithoutallowingthearrowtokickasit
stopsinthetarget.Thistestwillhelpyouestablishthecorrectnockandrestposition,and
it will tell you if your arrow is the correct spine. Porpoising and FishTailing describe the
differentfightdisturbancesyoumayencounterwhiletuning.
Porpoising
Porpoisingisidentifedbyanupanddownkickduringarrowfightandrelatestothe
nockpointadjustment.Itisimportanttocorrectporpoisingfrstbecausesmallleftandright
disturbancescouldbenockpointrelated.Startatabouttentoffteenyardsandshootthree
fetchedarrowsintoyourtarget.Usingthesameaimingpoint,followthemupwithabare
shaft.Afteryougetthebareshaftstoimpactwiththefetchedshafts,youmaywanttotry
shootingthematalongerdistanceforafnerindicationofarrowfight.

Ifthebareshaftsimpactbelowthefetchedarrows,yournockpointistoohigh.Move
yournockingpointdowninsmallincrementsuntilthebareshaftstrikeswiththefetched
shafts.Ifthebareshaftsimpactaboveyourfetchedarrows,yournockpointistoolow.Raise
yournockpointinsmallincrementsuntilyourfetchedarrowsandyourbareshaftimpact
together.
Repeat the above steps from a l onger di stance to make sure you have
completely corrected the nock point. Shooting from a longer distance will make minor
disturbancesmoreapparent.
Highnockingpoint
Lownockingpoint.
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Fishtailing
Fi shtai l i ng rel ates to the arrow rest adj ustment and the sti ffness of your
arrow.Justasbefore,startatabouttentoffteenyardsandshootthreefetchedarrowsinto
yourtarget.Usingthesameaimingpoint,followthemupwithabareshaft.Afteryouget
theshaftstoimpactwiththefetchedshafts,youmaywanttotryshootingthematalonger
distanceforafnerindicationofarrowfight.
Ifyourunfetchedshaftsimpacttotheleftofyourfetchedshafts,yourarrowistoostiff.
There are two things that you can do to correct this problem; you can select a weaker
arrow, or you can decrease the cushion plunger tension. Increasing the peak weight of
yourboworincreasingyourpointweightwillalsomakeyourarrowactabitmorelimber.
Ifyourunfetchedshaftsimpacttotherightofyourfetchedshafts,yourarrowistoolimber.
There are two methods you can try that will correct this problem; you can select a stiffer
arrow,oryoucanincreasethecushionplungertension.Decreasingthepeakweightofyour
bowordecreasingyourpointweightwillalsomakeyourarrowactabitmorestiff.
To further fine tune your setup, step back to twenty or thirty yards and repeat
the above procedures. Small flight disturbances will show up better as you get
farther from the target. Your Martin bow is essentially tuned when your bare shafts hit
togetherwithyourfetchedshafts.Keepinmindthatifyoucontinueandcompletethesuper
fnetuningmethodsinthismanual,itisnotuncommonforyourbareshaftimpacttochange.
Evenwithyourbowshootingitsbest,itiscommonforaperfectlytunedbowtoshootabare
shaftabitlowandrightorlowandleft.Perfectarrowgroupsarethegoalwhencompleting
theseexercises.
Lefthandedshootersshouldfollowinstructionsinreverse.
StiffArrow.
Bareshaftsfytoleft.
LimberArrow
Bareshaftsfytoright.
Fine Tuning Your Compound Bow
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LimberArrow
Bareshaftsfytoright.
PaperTuning
Paper tuning will work for all styles of shooting.As you are going through these steps
keep in mind that paper tuning is not chiseled in stone as the law of archery. It is a
guidelineforcleanarrowfight.Manyshootersfndthattheirsetupshootsmostaccurately
whenachievinglessthanperfecttuningresults.Forexample,sometargetshooterssettheir
bowstotearslightlyhighthroughthepaper.Theyfeelthismakestheirarrowfightlesslikely
tobeinfuencedbyoutsidevariableslikewindorrainandhelpsarrowclearancewhenusing
ashoot-aroundtyperestsuchasabladeorpantypelauncher.
To begin paper tuning, set up a frame or rack with paper suspended from the
frame. Position the frame far enough away from your backstop so the arrow can
completely clear the paper. Stand about ten feet from the paper and make sure
your arrow is level as it fies through the paper. Fire a test shot and read the results.
Compare t he hol es you have made i n t he paper t o t he di agrams bel ow.
Proceduresforcorrectingtheteararelistednexttoeachdiagram.Pleasenotethattuning
procedures recommended for finger shooting often differ from those used for
release shooting. You will find that the arrow spine reaction is different for fingers
and release, therefore, the procedures for correcting the different disturbances vary.
Followtheinstructionscarefullyforyourparticularshootingstyle.
Hight Tear (fetching tears above point)
Thistearmaysignal:
Nocking point too high: Lowerthenockingpoint.
Improper vane clearance:Seeifarrowfetchingishittingtherest.
Launcher is too stiff (release shooters):Weakenspringtensionor
useamorelimberlauncher.
Wheels may be out of time:Checkwheeltiming.
Arrow may be too limber: Selectastifferarrowshaft.
Tiller adjustment may be incorrect: Seebasicsetupsectionpage7.
Irregular or inconsistent shooting form: Seeaqualifedarcherycoach
orprofessionalandhavethemcheckyourtechnique.
Low Tear (fetching tears below point)
Thistearmaysignal:
Nocking point too low:Raisethenockingpoint.
Wheels may be out of time: Checkwheeltiming.
Tiller adjustment may be incorrect: Seebasicsetupsectiononpage7.
Irregular or inconsistent shooting form: Seeaqualifedarchery
coachorprofessionalandhavethemcheckyourtechnique.
Fine Tuning Your Compound Bow
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PaperTuning-Continued

Right Tear (fetching tears to the right of point)
Thistearmaysignal:
Note:Ifyouarelefthandedfollowtheseinstructionsinreverse.
Fingers:
Stiffarrow.
Thisproblemiscuredusingoneormoreofthefollowingmethods:
a.Increasepeakweight.
b.Useaheavierpoint.
c.Selectamorelimberarrow.
d.Lightencushionplungertension,oruseaweakerspringonshootaroundrests.
e.Makesmallincrementalrestadjustmentstowardsthebow.
Release:
Arrow rest is too far to the right:Movearrowresttotheleft.
Either Style:
Too much pressure on the cable guard:Rotatecableguardforminimum
fetchingclearance.
Irregular or inconsistent shooting form: Seeaqualifedarcherycoachor
professionalandhavethemcheckyourtechnique.
Clearance problem: Seethatarrowhasadequatefetchingclearance.
Left Tear (fetching tears left of point)
Thistearmaysignal:
Note:Ifyouarelefthandedfollowtheseinstructionsinreverse.
Fingers:
Weakarroworaclearanceproblem.
Thisproblemiscuredusingthesemethods:
a.Reducebowweight.
b.Usealighterpoint.
c.Selectastifferarrow.
d.Increasecushionplungertensionoruseastifferspringonshootaroundrests.
e.Makesmallincrementalrestadjustmentsawayfromthebow.
Release:
Arrow rest is too far to the left: Movethearrowresttotheright.
Arrow is too weak:Decreasebowweightorselectastifferarrow.
Either Style:
Arrow is not properly clearing cables: Rotatecableguardforcomplete
fetchingclearance.
Irregular or inconsistent shooting form: Seeaqualifedarcherycoach
orprofessionalandhavethemcheckyourtechnique.
Arrow rest clearance problem: Seethatarrowhasadequatefetching
clearancethroughoroverthearrowrest.
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PaperTuning-Continued

Multidirectional Tear
Thistearmaysignal:
More than one problem with accessory adjustment.:Movenock
adjustmentfrstuntilthetearishorizontalandfollowinstructionsfor
horizontaltear.
Clearance Problem:Seethatthearrowhasadequatefetchingclearance.
Wheels may be out of time: Checkwheeltiming.
Irregular or inconsistent shooting form: Seeaqualifedarcherycoach
orprofessionalandhavethemcheckyourtechnique.
Perfect Hole
This pattern shows clean arrow flight. The point and fletching
impactedthesamelocation.Yourbowisnowreadytoshootoryoumaywant
tocontinueandtrysomeofthesuperfnetuningmethods.
After Adjusting
After you have compl eted these steps and have achi eved good paper test
results,itisbesttotryitatffteenandtwentyfeetjusttomakesureyoudidnotgetafalse
reading.Agoodruletogobywhenpapertuningistomoveyournockpointorarrowrest
oppositethetearwhenusingarelease.Insomerarecasesifthisdoesnotclearupyourtear
youmayneedtomoveyouraccessoriesinthesamedirectionasthetear.
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PaperTuning
Shortrangegrouptuningwillworkwithanystyleofshooting.Bestresultsareachieved
whenthismethodisusedaftercompletingtheBareShaftPlaningorPaperTuningtests.
Thisisagoodultrafnetuningmethodwhenspacewillnotpermitlongrangeshooting.After
completingthefollowingstepsyouwillhaveverycleanarrowfightandawelltuned,accurate
setup.
Tobegintheshortrangetuningmethod,youwillneedapieceofcardboard,oratarget
face.Makeabroadlinethroughthecenterofthepaperontheblankside,makingsurethe
lineisthickenoughtoseefromtwentyyards.Startatabout10to15yardsfromthetarget.
Useyourtuningtargetandpositionthelineverticallywhenyouaretuningthearrowrestand
positionthelinehorizontallywhenyouaretuningthenockpoint.

Vertical Impact
Positionyourlinehorizontallyandshootsixarrowsattheline.
Concentrate on keeping your pin on the line. Dont worry about
leftandrighthits,justtrytokeepyourshotsontheline.Shoottwo
good groups, discarding any rough or bad shots, and note the
verticalimpactofthearrowsandtheirrelationshiptotheline.All
adjustmentsaremadewiththenockpointduringthesesteps.
Ifyourarrowsarenotconsistentlygroupingontheline,make
small1/32"adjustmentsupordownwiththenockpointandshoot
two more groups. Continue making nock adjustments in small
increments.Ifallofyourarrowsbegintohitonthelineyouare
correctingthenockposition.Intheeventthatyourgroupswiden,
moveyournockbacktoitsoriginallocationandmakesmalladjust-
mentsintheoppositedirection.

Horizontal Impact
Afterachievinganice,straight,horizontalpattern,rotateyourtarget
soyourlinewillappearvertical.Justasbefore,shoottwogoodgroups,
discardinganyroughorbadshots,andnotethehorizontalimpact
ofthearrowsandtheirrelationshiptotheline.Alladjustmentsare
madewiththearrowrestduringthesesteps.
Ifyourarrowsarenotconsistentlygroupingontheline,make
small 1/32" adjustments left or right with the arrow rest and
shoot two more groups. Continue making rest adjustments in
smallincrements.Ifallofyourarrowsbegintohitonthelineyou
are correcting the rest position. In the event that your groups
widenmoveyourrestbacktoitsoriginallocationandmakesmall
adjustmentsintheoppositedirection.
Thispatternshowsa
verticaldisturbance.
Thispatternshowsa
cleanverticalpattern.
Thispattern
showsa
horizontal
disturbance.
Thispattern
showsaclean
horizontal
pattern.
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Multidirectional Flight
Correct t he nock poi nt f i rst .
Once the arrow is straight left,
followinstructionsforleftfight.
High Flight
Raisenockpoint
Left Flight
Release:
Movearrowrestto
therightinsmall
increments.
Fingers:
Slightlyincrease
drawweight.
Useaheavier
broadhead.
Decreasecushion
plungertension.
Moveplungertowardthe
bowinsmallincrements.
Reversestepsforlefthandshooter.
Low Flight
Lowernockpoint
Right Flight
Release:
Movearrowrest
totheleftin
smallincrements.
Fingers:
decrease
drawweight.
Usealighter
broadhead.
Increasecushion
plungertension.
Moveplungeraway
fromthebowinsmallincrements.
Reversestepsforlefthandshooter.
Field Point Group
Broadhead Group

FlightTuningBroadheads
Broadhead tuning will work for all styles of shooting.After you have completed one or
moreofthetuningproceduresdescribedinthismanual,youcanproceedwiththisfnaltest
togetyournewbowreadytohunt.Youwillneedthreefetchedarrowswithfeldtipsand
threewithbroadheadsthatweighthesameasyourfeldtips.
Before you begin shooting, you will need to check your broadhead equipped
arrows.Afterinstallingyourbroadheads,makesuretheyareperfectlystraightontheshaft.
Thiscanbedonebyspinningthearrowonafatcounterwhilecheckingforanybroadhead
wobble.Youcanalsouseacommerciallymadespinchecktoolthatisavailablefromyour
dealer.Afterallofyourbroadheadsarespin-checkedandstraightyouarereadytobegin.
Setupabroadheadtargetattwentyorthirtyyardsandshootthreearrowswithfeldtips.
Make sure you are properly warmed up and you are shooting to the best of your ability.
Next,shootthreeidenticallyaimedarrowswithbroadheads.WARNING: NEVER SHOOT
BARE SHAFTS WITH BROADHEADS ATTACHED. THE FLIGHT WILL BE EXTREMELY
UNPREDICTABLE AND DANGEROUS.Onceyouhaveshotthebestgroupyoucanshoot,
compare the position of the broadhead group to the feld tip group. Compare the groups
tothediagrambelowandmakeverysmallincrementaladjustmentsasdescribednextto
thebroadheadgroupthatcorrespondstoyourarrowpattern.Note:makeverysmall1/32"
adjustments.Asmalladjustmentwillgreatlychangeyourbroadheadfight.
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LIFETIME WARRANTY
All Martin Compound Bows are warranted against defects in materials or workmanship TO THE
ORIGINAL OWNER,onallrisers,limbs,limbpockets,axles,bearings,andcams(everythingexcept
thestringandcables)for10years(startingatthedateofpurchase)andthen50%listpriceforthe
lifeoftheproduct*.(Stringsandcablesarenotincluded,andshouldbechangedeitherevery
season, or anytime they show wear, whichever comes frst.)
(*The life of a bow is determined according to the production cycle of the model and
on-hand supply of replacement components. Should a bow no longer be in production and supply of
components be exhausted,anupgradefeemaybechargedinordertosupplythecustomerwith
anewer,updatedmodel.)
The warranty is conditioned upon proof of purchase and other requirements listed below. IT
IS IMPORTANT THAT YOUR SALES RECEIPT BE FILED IN A SAFE PLACE FOR FUTURE
REFERENCE,ASREPAIRSWILLNOTBEPERFORMEDUNDERWARRANTYWITHOUTACOPY
OFTHEDATEDSALESRECEIPT.MartinArchery,Inc.warrantsthatyourMartincompoundbowwill
performitsintendedfunctionifusedinaccordancewiththeinstructionsprovided.ThisLifetimeWarranty
coversonlythereplacementparts,labor,andreturngroundtransportationcostsperformedbyMartin
ArcheryInc.tothecustomer.Transportation for the return of the bow to Martin Archery, Inc. is not
covered. No C.O.D. shipments will be accepted by Martin Archery, Inc.Warrantyrepairscanbe
performedbyanAuthorizedMartinDealer,forwhichMartinArchery,Inc.willcoverreplacementparts
andgroundtransportationcoststotheAuthorizedDealer.Laborcostsforwarrantyrepairsperformed
byAuthorizedDealersarenotcoveredbyMartinArchery,Inc.MartinArcherymakesnootherwarranty
eitherexpressedorimplied,whetherofftnessorofmarketability,exceptasstatedabove.Anysuch
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itsdealershastheauthoritytobindMartinArcherytoanyagreementnothereinstated.Buyeragrees
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berepairorreplacementofdefectiveparts.MartinArcheryshallnotbeliableforinjuryorpropertyother
thanthebowitself.MartinArcheryreservestherighttoreplacedefectivepartsaccordingtoavailability
withcompatiblereplacementparts.
Warrantylimitationsareasfollows:
1. Ifbowshowssignsofmisuse,alteration,ormishandlingthiswarrantywillbevoid.Useofarrows
weighing less than fve (5) grains per pound of draw weight is considered misuse and will void
thiswarranty.
2.Claimantmustbetheoriginalpurchaser.Thiswarrantyisnottransferable.
3.AllreturnstoMartinArcheryInc.mustbepreauthorized.OwnermustcontactMartinArchery,Inc.
at(509) 529-2554priortoshippinginordertoobtainaReturnAuthorizationnumber.
4.Allaccessoryitemsmustberemovedfromthebowpriortoshipping.MartinArchery,Inc.willnot
beresponsiblefordamageorlossofanyaccessoryitemleftonthebow.
5.Warrantyisnoteffectiveunlessacopyofthedatedsalesreceiptaccompaniesthebow.
6.Thiswarrantygivesyouspecifclegalrights.Youmayalsohaveotherrightswhichvaryfromstate
tostate.
*Thispolicyissubjecttochangeand/orcancellationatthediscretionofMartinArchery,Inc.
*AfteracquiringaReturnAuthorizationnumber, send bow to:
Martin Archery, Inc.
3134 W. Highway 12
Walla Walla, WA 99362
*Lifetime Bumper To Bumper Warranty
Warranty
2J
Never - Dryfre"yourbow(shootitwithoutanarrow.)Thiswillresultin
damagetoyourbowand/orpossibleinjury.
Never - Letanyonedraworshootyourbowiftheirdrawlengthislongerthan
yours.Overdrawingofthebowcancausecabledamage.
Never - Draw,aim,orshootyourbowunlessyouaresurethatthelineoffreis
clear.Remember,onceanarrowisfreditcannotberecalled.
Never - Shootanarrowthatislessthanfvegrainsperpound.Forexample,an
80#bowrequiresaminimumof400grainsofarrowweight.Lessthan
fvegrainsperpoundofarrowweightsimulatesadryfreeffectandmay
damageyourbow.
Never - Exposeyourbowtoextremeheat.Excessiveheat,suchasyourcarona
hotday,couldleadtolimbfailureandprematurewearingofthestringharness.
Always - Checkallofyourarrowshaftsandnocksuponremovalfromthetarget.
Ifthearrowsshowdefectsorbrokennocks,donotshootthem.
Always -Carefullyinspectyourbowaftereachuse.Besureallscrewsare
snugandaccessoriesaretight.Inspectyourstringandcablesforwearor
damage.
Always -Drawyourbowwhilepointingitatthetarget.Aprematurereleaseofthe
arrowcanbeverydangerous.Ifyoucannotdrawyourbowwhile
pointingitatthetargetwithoutexcessivemovement,lowerthepeakweight
ofyourbowuntilyoucandrawsmoothlyandcorrectly.Overtimeyouwill
buildupstrength,andwillbeabletoreturntothehigherweight.
Always -Drawyourbowwithanarrowonthestringwhilekeepingitpointedina
safedirection.Neverdrawyourbowwithareleaseaidwithoutanarrow.
Areleaseaidfailurecouldresultinthedryfreofyourbow.
Always -Backyourlimbboltsofffvefullturnsfromtheriserbeforeputtingitinabow
press.OnlyletaqualifedprofessionaloraMartinauthorizeddealer
putyourbowinabowpress.Inexperienceduseofabowpressora
T-stringercanresultindamagetoyourbow.Thetypeofdamagecaused
byapressisnotcoveredundertheMartinArcherybowwarranty.
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