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bowhunter8point
06-23-2011, 04:38 AM
i just bought the new martin threshold from sportsmans guide.
anyone shot this bow yet ?
how is it good? bad? semi? lol
please help out here i cant shoot it till the weekend so any pointers would help with this bow

Arrow Splitter
06-23-2011, 04:50 AM
Welcome to the forum! I've never shot that bow, but then again I still am shooting a 2007 Jaguar.LOL
Obviously, when you get the bow, you'll want to go through it and make sure everything is in spec(ATA, BH, etc.). I don't know if you've done archery before, but if you need help with the setup/tuning of the bow, there are many knowledgeable members on here that are willing to help.

A.S

Destroyer
06-23-2011, 03:20 PM
There are better choices like a secondhand bow. Only bow within your budget?

Arrow Splitter
06-23-2011, 03:57 PM
There are better choices like a secondhand bow. Only bow within your budget?
Destroyer, the thing is, the bow has already been purchased.;) Bowhunter8point, you should be fine with the Threshold. I have seen a few people have problems, but problems can occur with any bow. If you experience any problems, Martin will take care of you.:cool:

A.S

bfisher
06-23-2011, 03:57 PM
There are better choices like a secondhand bow. Only bow within your budget?

C'mon now. Be nice. I've never shot one either, but that doesn't mean it's junk although you're right. A more upscale used bow would have been a better choice, but he doesn't know that. Maybe the Threshold will suit his purposes just fine. Don't forget, we all started somewhere.

8point, just get your bow, set it up and tune it. Then enjoy shooting it. The Threshold is an entry level bow. Cast riser and different cams from the rest of the Martin lineup. Probably has the same limbs and strings as any of the Gold series bows. Just not as high tech. All this being said you may not like it. Guess you'll find out.

Just how much research did you do before purchasing? New guys often make the mistake of buying---then go asking questions such as yours. Yoou got it backwards. I'd suggest that in the future you do your homework first and write the check secondly.

Please don't take all this to heart. If you need help you can always rely on the gang here on the Tech Forum to lend a hand and/or advice. Don't be afraid to ask anything.

Destroyer
06-23-2011, 04:18 PM
C'mon now. Be nice

I was lol! ;)

Welcome to the forum bowhunter8point. :)

bowhunter8point
06-24-2011, 04:14 AM
actully i bought the bow for the price i just spent $250.00 on a used bow to come and find out that the limbs were cracked and the cams needed to be replaced. so i said to myself i will never buy a used bow again lol.

overall i like the feel of the bow and it draws real smooth. but i guess time will tell how it shoots going in the morning.
i dont plan on this bow lasting me a few years if i can get a whole season out of it i will be happy i already put a new sight,rest,stablizer, and quiver on it the stock ones were junk...
thanks for all your help

HawgEnvy
06-24-2011, 06:27 AM
actually, guys. From the pics I found inline, it looks like a Jaguar stretched from 32" to 35" AtA. A more forgiving
Jaguar is sure to be a tack driver. Mine was no slouch in the accuracy dept. I can't see where the Threshold would be a bad shooter at all once tuned and dialed in.

Arrow Splitter
06-24-2011, 06:33 AM
actually, guys. From the pics I found inline, it looks like a Jaguar stretched from 32" to 35" AtA. A more forgiving
Jaguar is sure to be a tack driver. Mine was no slouch in the accuracy dept. I can't see where the Threshold would be a bad shooter at all once tuned and dialed in.X2 Right on.:cool:

Destroyer
06-24-2011, 05:42 PM
overall i like the feel of the bow and it draws real smooth. but i guess time will tell how it shoots going in the morning.

Let us know how it goes. The bow wouldn't be my first choice but that doesn't mean that it won't do what you want.

:)

wick
06-24-2011, 06:06 PM
Just got done looking at the threshold in my catalog and so what if it has a cast riser and it is a bit longer. I guarantee this bow is qoing to be a shooter. I have a darton viper that is heavy as can be and is way longer, slower, I bet louder, and don't forget older, (Ive had it since 94 or so, I think?) with a cast riser and I shot it last week and the thing just pounds the arrows down range. And last year I took it out and smoked a doe at 30 yards. Enjoy your new Martin and Welcome to the Forum. Get a good rest, peep sight and the right arrows and most importantly have fun shootin it in:D.

bowhunter8point
06-25-2011, 04:33 AM
just got back from the range the threshold bow is nice i think it is straight as can be and isntr that loud either overall i belive a good buy

Arrow Splitter
06-25-2011, 04:41 AM
just got back from the range the threshold bow is nice i think it is straight as can be and isntr that loud either overall i belive a good buyThat's good. I'm glad you like your bow. Happy Shooting!:cool:

bfisher
06-25-2011, 09:41 AM
just got back from the range the threshold bow is nice i think it is straight as can be and isntr that loud either overall i belive a good buy

And being as it was your money the only one that has to be pleased is you. Referring to my ealier post about the riser being cast; this is not necessarily a bad point. Back in the mid 70's and into the 80's cast risers were the standard. These were quite a step upward from the wooden risers. I even had a 1992 Darton Viper that had a cast riser and it was one fine bow. So don't worry about it as far as quality is concerned. The bow should last you many years if you desire to keep it.

DBG
06-25-2011, 10:32 AM
I just got a threshold in a 60# draw i wanted a cheap setup for bowfishin it reminds me of the old jaguar compound but it seems to be smooth and will serve its purpose well.:D

HawgEnvy
06-25-2011, 11:13 AM
you Threshold owners are all talk n no show. Lol! Wheres the pics?

bowhunter8point
06-27-2011, 03:31 AM
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HawgEnvy
06-27-2011, 05:02 AM
that's better. lol! Now if A.S. Will put up pics of the Jag to show the similarities...

Arrow Splitter
06-27-2011, 05:20 AM
:D:Dhttp://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2822&d=1305667744

HawgEnvy
06-27-2011, 08:17 AM
thanks,Brad. Same limb geometry. The Treshold has a longer riser, it looks like. I like the looks of the parallel limb bows better

Arrow Splitter
06-27-2011, 08:25 AM
I like the looks of the parallel limb bows betterWhy, I am just totally offended.LOL:p

huntrat
08-05-2011, 02:19 AM
just got the martin threshold adventure package from sportsmans guide. came with front sight, rest and detachable quiver. got free shipping so it arrived at my doorstep for $197.00. local archery shop did the setup including adding a loop for the release and a peep sight for $60. the bow shoots great and i have been really pleased with my shot groupings. i dont think there is any competition, pricewise, for this bow package. >$260 completely set up and ready to shoot. this is my first compound bow and i could not be more pleased with the package. every other entry level bow i considered cost more than this for the bow only, and this one came with the sights and a nice rest. may not be the best bow there is but it is cheap and shoots great. i may finally have to replace the vitals chunk on my delta 3d buck target, i am tearing it up with the martin.

parkerd
08-05-2011, 04:45 AM
Is the string ok to put a peep on it or will it have to be replaced???

huntrat
08-06-2011, 08:01 AM
they put a peep in the string that came with mine. the guy told me if i have trouble with it due to the string to bring it back and he restring it but i have shot the bow at least 150 times so far and i am very pleased with the whole package. for $60 the bow shop near me put everything on the bow adjusted the weight and added the peep and loop. alot easier to shoot than my old recurve. i have doubled my confident range, i would never take more than a 15 yd shot hunting with my recurve for fear of wounding and not being able to recover the deer. i can hit my spot with the threshold. i love it . gonna be an exiting archery season this year

parkerd
08-06-2011, 02:08 PM
where did you find the free shipping coupon already found the 15$ off 150.00 Can you use 2 coupons??

huntrat
08-07-2011, 04:14 AM
i got the shipping coupon in an email. i am a buyers club member so i get 10% off and the shipping was like 17 or 18 bucks. i believe you can only use one coupon per purchase so the $15 coupon will get you about the same discount. i love the sportmans guide. you have to check around for pricing to make sure but on many items they have at least a good a price as anyone else. they also have good customer service. i checked around and they had about the same price on the threshold package as anyone else but with my buyers club discount and coupon i saved some dough and i knew i would be able to have any problems resolved by customer service. i dont know alot at all about compound bows but i was giggling uncontrollably after getting it sighted in and shooting some good groups. actually putting arrows in the bullseye consistently.

Sharxfan
08-07-2011, 05:10 AM
If you use coupon SG2099 at checkout you will get $5 off your $150 order and you will also receive a $25 gift card to use at the Guide at a later date. It is not a percentage off but at least you get something for your troubles. Also if you join the buyers club you get 10% off of everything if I remember right. This code expires today so you need to use it quick if you paln on using it.

huntrat
10-14-2011, 10:55 AM
got my first bow kill with my threshold last week. arrow passed through at 25 yds. deer only made it 50 or 60 yds from point of impact. awesome bow.