2008 Martin Firecat

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by J.C., Oct 3, 2007.

  1. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    Here's the new Martin speed bow. Nice specs, but I'm not crazy about the limb pockets.
     
  2. Hook Em

    Hook Em Slippy for President

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    what limb pockets?
     

  3. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    Limb bolts I think you mean.......:scared:
     
  4. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    Yeah, PSE tried it a couple of years ago and had to change them out. We'll see how the Martin version does.
     
  5. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    riser looks weak to me...?
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I havent heard of problems w/the "limb pockets" on the Drenalin?
     
  7. Gator eye

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    the limb pockets look almost like....somebody else has limb pockets like that, but I can't think...where...

    Oh well who cares with speeds like that, hopefully it's draw cycle isn't to harsh.:tape:

    Whats the price tag on this bow?
     
  8. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    Me, either. The Martins might be perfectly fine.
     
  9. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    the hyper light pockets you mean are still being used by pse and browning. They are very good pockets.. and alot of companies are using its design...
    Martin and Mathews...
     
  10. j3dGuam

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    I hope thats not one of those two piece risers like on the Bengal.
     
  11. thehairlessone!

    thehairlessone! Senior Member

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    Looks like it to me.

    rick
     
  12. olehemlock

    olehemlock Senior Member

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    I think the bow looks pretty cool, has ajustable cams too:rockon:

    And Martin Archery brought back the inlays in the riser:peace:
     
  13. bfisher

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    Just like the Bengal and Pantera, it's a 3 pc riser; not two.
     
  14. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I dont see a 3 piece riser as a good idea......I dont know why......

    and who cares about the inlays?????
     
  15. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Slippy for President!

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    Guardian-esque? :D

    Great looking bow. 7" brace @ those speeds. :rockon:

    Personally, I'd rather have cutouts than inlays.

    Overall. :thumb:
     
  16. olehemlock

    olehemlock Senior Member

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    and who cares about the inlays?????

    Just nostalga for the old timers:smokin:
     
  17. Smichael

    Smichael Junior Member

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    I have no idea if a 3 piece riser is a good idea or not, but the the ad that is posted on the thread pn AT seems misleading. It sure looks like the riser is a one piece riser in the little pictures to the right of the bow where it compares the Martin to its competitors.
     
  18. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    3 piece risers are why this bow will retail for $599. My wifes Leopard is a 3-piece riser and cosmetically, you can not tell unless you look. Structurally...I've heard of no problems. It allows smaller raw material blocks and reduces waste and helps Martin sell outstanding bows for far less than the competition....:rockon:
     
  19. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    The thing weights 3.6lbs....... Why would you need more cut outs???:biggrin1:
     
  20. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    Hey, I'm an old guy and I resemble that. I still don't need an inlay. J.C., I wouldn't mind some more cutouts myself. Not that I like a light bow. It would allow me to use not only a stabilizer but maybe a counterweight on the left side to counter the weight of the sight and quiver. Of course, the quiver is not a problem as I always take it off anyway. Let's just say I could add what weight wher I want it to balance the bow.

    As for the 3 pc riser? There haven't been any problems with it so far. If you guys look at the top of the sight window there appears to be a disk (for lack of a better word. This is where the top and middle sections bolt together. The other joint that's bolted is right at the shelf. If you remove that rubber shelf guard you'll see the head of the bolts. On my Pantera you can't see either joint even when knowing it's there. I guess the riser is assembled and then dipped. Masterful job if you ask me.