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Old 02-11-2007, 06:19 PM   #1
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I just got into archery recently. Picked up a martin orion for 275 bucks. It shoots well, draws is smooth, but it's slow and I honestly don't know if I'll ever reach the limit of the 70 pound limbs. I'm pulling about 60 right now and don't know if I really need to pull higher poundage. I know it's got more "hand shock" than modern bows, doesn't have parallel limbs, nor a rear stabalizer hole for the STS (though I can front mount the STS anyway). I also can't get the speed above 226fps (it's IBO rated at 300fps) My question is, am I actualy gaining anything by switching to a bow like the drenaline with 60 pound limbs? Will I honestly be able to shoot faster, more accurately, longer or reap any real world bennefits from a "better" more modern and more expensive bow? The orion isn't one of martins "pro" bows it's one of their lower end. But what advantage will I get if I switch or is it even worth switching?
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:29 PM   #2
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I just got into archery recently. Picked up a martin orion for 275 bucks. It shoots well, draws is smooth, but it's slow and I honestly don't know if I'll ever reach the limit of the 70 pound limbs. I'm pulling about 60 right now and don't know if I really need to pull higher poundage. I know it's got more "hand shock" than modern bows, doesn't have parallel limbs, nor a rear stabalizer hole for the STS (though I can front mount the STS anyway). I also can't get the speed above 226fps (it's IBO rated at 300fps) My question is, am I actualy gaining anything by switching to a bow like the drenaline with 60 pound limbs? Will I honestly be able to shoot faster, more accurately, longer or reap any real world bennefits from a "better" more modern and more expensive bow? The orion isn't one of martins "pro" bows it's one of their lower end. But what advantage will I get if I switch or is it even worth switching?

I for one would have to say you need to shoot that bow for a while and get used to it and learn how to shoot, then upgrade and see the real benefits

all the upgrades in the world wont help a person who deosnt know how to shoot to begin with....look at me
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Old 02-11-2007, 11:10 PM   #3
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I for one would have to say you need to shoot that bow for a while and get used to it and learn how to shoot, then upgrade and see the real benefits

all the upgrades in the world wont help a person who deosnt know how to shoot to begin with....look at me
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Old 02-12-2007, 06:43 AM   #4
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Agreed...Shoot what ya got and learn to shoot it right...Then go from there...
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isn't your girlfriend pulling 64 pounds or something like that?

You can get a full passthrough on a deer w/ 40 pounds man.
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:28 AM   #6
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she's pulling around 48lbs this is for me though. I am pulling around 60lbs. I was just curious on the diff between what's seen as a "high end" and a "low end" bow. Or so I was told was the case with the orion (it being "low end").
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she's pulling around 48lbs this is for me though. I am pulling around 60lbs. I was just curious on the diff between what's seen as a "high end" and a "low end" bow. Or so I was told was the case with the orion (it being "low end").
You will see a difference in how smooth the draw is and how fast it shoots but you'll still be pulling about the same weight.

If you want to look for a new bow I would strongly suggest checking out the Martin Bengal. its about 400.00 brand new and is one of (if not THE) best bow for the price tag
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:43 AM   #8
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I just got into archery recently. Picked up a martin orion for 275 bucks. It shoots well, draws is smooth, but it's slow and I honestly don't know if I'll ever reach the limit of the 70 pound limbs. I'm pulling about 60 right now and don't know if I really need to pull higher poundage. I know it's got more "hand shock" than modern bows, doesn't have parallel limbs, nor a rear stabalizer hole for the STS (though I can front mount the STS anyway). I also can't get the speed above 226fps (it's IBO rated at 300fps) My question is, am I actualy gaining anything by switching to a bow like the drenaline with 60 pound limbs? Will I honestly be able to shoot faster, more accurately, longer or reap any real world bennefits from a "better" more modern and more expensive bow? The orion isn't one of martins "pro" bows it's one of their lower end. But what advantage will I get if I switch or is it even worth switching?

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Just shoot what you got and enjoy it don't let everybody else opinion cause you to spend that $$ on something that you might not be satisfied with.

If it is hitting the spot keep on drilling it. HS
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dont forget to look at the mission line if the need for a new bow is still in your head.....

but I still stand by my previous statement....
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:32 PM   #10
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Sounds like there are no vast improvements over what I have. I'll probably spend a few bucks on a front mounted STS and enjoy my Orion. It shoots great I was just wondering what I was missing.
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