Best New Bow for under $400???

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Slippy, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Slippy

    Slippy Buckeyes #1

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    What do you think is the best new bow for under $400.00 and why? Thanks!
     
  2. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    Martin Cheetah.

    Some of the best limbs on the market.
    Bearings in the cams and not bushings.
    Limb bolts thread into a steel barrel nut and not into the aluminum riser.
    No bow press needed to break bow down.
    Comes with a module pack so you can change the draw length.
    15 lbs of weight adjustment and not the standard 10lb range.
    Outstanding customer service.

    All for $349ish.........
     

  3. Slippy

    Slippy Buckeyes #1

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    Sounds pretty awesome. What are your thoughts on the Bengal or Pantera made by Martin Archery? How much do they cost? :noidea:
     
  4. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    I have no experience with the Pantera.

    The Bengal is basically the same bow as the Cheetah. Only difference is the axle to axle is 33" instead of 31.5" and it will go to a 30" draw. For that you pay $20-$30 dollars extra.

    I forgot to mention that the Cheetah has a hole in the rear of the riser to accept the Martin factory STS string stopper. You can add that to the bow for $15 out of my shop.
     
  5. Slippy

    Slippy Buckeyes #1

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    Its about time that Martin starting doing that like all other two of the Big Three do. Those front mount STS things ain't exactly my thing.
     
  6. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    Most manufacturers just started putting them on this year. Difference is that Martin is actually paying STS for their invention instead of calling it something else and marketing it as their own "innovation"
     
  7. Slippy

    Slippy Buckeyes #1

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    Yeah, Martin always has been an honorable company, thats for sure.

    I haven't seen them on a Hoyt yet?
     
  8. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    Slippy, I see that you are trying to say that Martin is in the Top 3 of archery companies......


    :spit: :spit: :spit: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
     
  9. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    Try a Mission X3, Slippy. I love mine.
     
  10. Paul S.

    Paul S. I do not follow!

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    I caught that too.:laugh: Martin might be near the top in other parts of the internet, but thats about it.:cool: Don't get me wrong, Martin does make a decent bow, but to say they are as popular as BowTech, Hoyt and Mathews is insane.:doh:
     
  11. Slippy

    Slippy Buckeyes #1

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    here we go, another basher. Paul, I didn't expect that from you. :nono:


    Mission X3? Who makes those and where do they sell them? Pictures??? :noidea:
     
  12. archer1983

    archer1983 New Member

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    I think some new Alpines are going for like $350 I hear? :bowl:
     
  13. Slippy

    Slippy Buckeyes #1

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    I thought I put you on ignore?
     
  14. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    Mission is owned by Mathews and has a pretty nice line of bows...

    www.missionarchery.com

    Check it out. I tried one at my local shop that just happened to have one set up for a 29" draw a couple of months ago and it was nice.

    Ron
     
  15. archer1983

    archer1983 New Member

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  16. archer1983

    archer1983 New Member

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    Personally, I think the Mission Line is solid for the price. :amen:
     
  17. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    Come on someone....list the great features of the Mission line and give us their MSRP.

    They look like 2003 Mathews bows with all the bells and whistles stripped off to me?? :noidea:
     
  18. Slippy

    Slippy Buckeyes #1

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    Thanks, you reminded me. My shop actually carries Mission. They look okay. Never shot one. I think the fact that they are made by Mathews pulls a lot of weight.
     
  19. archer1983

    archer1983 New Member

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    w:censored: f is that supposed to mean? :mad:
     
  20. Slippy

    Slippy Buckeyes #1

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    I think if they weren't made by Mathews, total sales would go from 500 a year to 6?

    Don't get me wrong, I'd buy one, but I wouldn't pay more than $150-$175. NIB