Archers, an opinion please

sakodudesakodude Senior MemberPosts: 3,248 Senior Member

Replies

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,669 Senior Member
    Nope, and been "out of it" so long concerning archery equioment, that I haven't a clue, sorry.
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,248 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Probably be OK.
    BUT! Bows are the one thing I will almost always use a pro shop for. By the time you buy it, then pay someone to set it up, you may be even money. Most bow shops (around here) will set up a bow for your specific needs if you purchase it there. And an incorrectly set up bow SUCKS.

    Good advice. It just seems everything I pick out at the shop is twice the price or more. Does make me nervous to buy a bow without laying hands on it first.

    Sako
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,053 Senior Member
    If I ever bow hunt again, it will be a recurve. I have always wanted one. The ones I have shot, have shot excellent for me.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,226 Senior Member
    My friend from Nebraska shoots a now older Martin and likes it a lot. I personally witnessed him hit a buck at 63 yards with it. I, however, have no personal experience with their stuff.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member
    Seems like a great deal to me! I am a PSE guy myself, but specs. say is shoot 320 IBO, so that should be more than enough. If you do get it, get you a whisker biscuit (rest) some good sights and a rear peep sight and you should be good to go. Actually the Bass Pro and Cabelas both here in KC will set your bow up for you if you buy the add on's there, I am sure there are places like that near you. Very helpful in that department for sure.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,248 Senior Member
    The bow I had previously been in love with is a PSE vendetta XL but it runs quite a bit more coin. Going to try and hit a couple of local shops next week and see if I can find a martin to compare.

    Sako
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,019 Senior Member
    Martin archery has been around a long long time. They were making some of the first compounds in the late 60's early 70's.
    As cpj said, even the cheaper bows are far advanced after 45+ years of tech being applied.
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,500 Senior Member
    Should be a good shooter. It's fast, but, it's also big. 36.5" axle to axle is pretty long, but not a bad thing, IMO. Long bows are easy to shoot. 7.25" brace height is good, too.

    That being said, I'm with CPJ, always buy bows at the local pro shop. Look at Bowtech, Diamond. They should have a similarly priced bare bow.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,248 Senior Member
    I have one I bought used. Of course that was 20ish years ago:tooth: Seems the decent brand used one around here go for as much as the one I linked. I just don't know enough about them to know a good deal.

    Sako
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Go to a bow shop with an indoor range that let's you shoot different bows.
    In this process you will know which one you really like.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,248 Senior Member
    Go to a bow shop with an indoor range that let's you shoot different bows.
    In this process you will know which one you really like.

    Well that's what got me into this mess. A local shop was having an event demonstrating mostly high end Matthews, Bear, and PSE products so I shot them all. It made me realize just how antique my old bow really was.
    I started looking for less expensive bows that had similar specs which lead me to this post. Found a shop that carries Martin products so hope to pay them a visit next week.

    Sako
Sign In or Register to comment.
Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Guns & Ammo stories delivered right to your inbox every week.