View Full Version : My Martin Threshold

07-29-2011, 01:01 PM
Hello everyone. I thought I would share my bow with the community. I've read through a few of the threads, and I'm seeing a general theme that not a lot of people know too much about them.

First of, I'm a thirty something father of two. I used to shoot every weekend for about 8 yrs straight in a league way back in the mid 80's to early 90's. I left shooting for quite some time, but through good fortune I've been able to pick it up again. I bought the Threshold because I'm also busy working hard to support my wife and two little girls. I gave myself a budget for a reason. I didn't want a used bow, and honestly man has been shooting arrows from bows for a very long time. I know how accurate my bow was back then (it was an old XI warhawk), so I figured I could be just as accurate with this.

I plan on shooting it soon. I've said that know for 7 months, but I have a busy work schedule. I'll post some pics of it now. Everything on the bow is stock except for the added stabilizer and sling which were bought direct from Martin website. Oh, and the silencers, but that's just me liking old school bows. I'll update this thread after I get out, and share the experience with you all.

07-29-2011, 01:27 PM
Welcome to the forum,looks like a nice bow not to familiar with them myself but looks like it will kill a deer or target bag just fine.

Simple Life
07-29-2011, 01:43 PM
Welcome Auto,Looks good to me and the price is right on them.Enjoy your new rig.


07-29-2011, 01:48 PM
welcome to the forum,hope you get a chance to get out and do some shooting soon.it too much fun.enjoy

07-29-2011, 01:55 PM
Thanks guys.

I'll have to pull the old bow out of storage and take a few pictures of it. I actually pulled the bow out, and shot it about 2 months ago. Over the years my body has changed, so the peep was out, and so was my shot! It did renew a long lost love of shooting. I own other things like pistols and rifles, but I love archery the most. It's a somewhat affordable sport, and I'm hoping to join the IWL soon. They have a nice indoor and outdoor range with 3-d during the season. Couple that with rifle, pistol ranges it sounds like a good place to be. Again, I'll update soon.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
07-29-2011, 02:45 PM
Welcome automated, I Like the bow, I think it will do fine for killing deer or target


07-29-2011, 03:11 PM
welkies to the froum auto , nice bow fer sure get goin and shoot that dang thing see if yer any good lol kiddin good luc:cool:

07-29-2011, 03:12 PM
Nice bow automated. She will perform well, 300+ fps in the hands of a archer fresh out of a temporary retirement from shooting. Sounds like the fun is about to begin. Welcome to the forum and glad you decided to shake the dust off.

07-29-2011, 03:27 PM
welcome to the forum. There was another thread not long ago bout the Threshold. I think we came to the conclusion that it was a longer AtA Jaguar( Jag 32",Threshold 35") so have fun smokin critters with it. A smooth bow for the price.

07-29-2011, 03:42 PM
welcome to the forum, nice showing! I have a few friends that I've tried to get into archery, and have told them about the Threshold package deal. I figure its a great set for someone on a budget or not sure how far into the sport they want to get. I'm sure you'll find that its just as deadly accurate as the bows of yester-year. I haven't had the pleasure of shooting one, so once you've got some time spent behind it's sights, be sure to post up a review; I'm sure there's plenty of us that would love to hear it! :)

07-29-2011, 03:52 PM
Sounds good everyone. I'll definitely be following up soon I hope.

I was just spending some time online looking at bows for my oldest daughter. She's 7 1/2 yr old now, and is expressing an interest in archery. Hopefully it's something that she enjoyes, and something that we can do together for years to come.

Arrow Splitter
07-29-2011, 03:56 PM
Welcome to the forum!! You have a nice bow, and I'm sure it will serve you well.


07-29-2011, 04:44 PM
Yes welcome. :)

07-30-2011, 02:24 AM
But welcome and congrats on the Threshold, hope it is just that for you, a continued journey and adventure. :cool:

07-30-2011, 03:42 AM
welcome, these guys are a wealth of knowledge. Feel free to ask any questions. I've learned to ask here first before I spend money at a shop or hours of frustration to reach the same conclusion.

08-06-2011, 08:22 AM
i also just got the martin threshold. i love it. sights and rest may not be the best but they work and i have impressed myself with my shooting since i have had it. i dont know much about compound bows, this is my first, but i know i can hit the target and i will be confident in my ability to make a good shot come bow season.

08-06-2011, 08:42 AM
welcome to the fold huntrat! Be warned that the sport is addictive; ENJOY!

08-07-2011, 01:52 AM
Be warned that the sport is addictive

Highly addictive. :)

08-07-2011, 08:32 AM
welcome to the fold huntrat! Be warned that the sport is addictive; ENJOY!

Very highly addictive, before you know it you'll have a list as your signature,
like the rest of us. :D

08-07-2011, 05:09 PM
Nice to see some more threshold owners out there. I still haven't been able to shoot the new bow yet. Just worked another 68hr work week. I did manage to squeeze in the members meeting at my local Isaak Walton Chapter. Got my range pass. I'm hoping to be able to get away early from work some day this week to take it out for the first time. I'll report back how I do!

09-14-2011, 04:26 AM

I've finally been able to take my bow out for her maiden voyage, and oh what a voyage it has been. I took her out for the first time last week. I forgot my release at home, but figured I would just use fingers for a few to get a feel for the bow, and see how she shoots. After putting about 30 arrows through her I realized the first thing. The spring tension on the stock rest had to be adjusted. It was too light, and aluminum arrows were dropping it just enough to cause me to be shooting low. It was driving me crazy as I was looking at the site thinking..."I just adjusted this what the hell?". Then it came to me. I was using a mixed bag of the 2 carbon fiber arrows the bow came with, and some Easton GameGetters. I think the problem started when I set the spring tension up using the carbon fiber arrow. I think the added weight of the aluminum arrow, albeit not that much, was enough to drop the rest. A little spring tension work later, and it's driving nails. Next up was the stock site.

While sighting in the bow I came to realize that the stock site is maybe par. Having to make every little adjustment with an allen key sucks. I did learn something years ago. A soapstone helps. I mark where the pieces met up, and then moved accordingly. Once I got the site pins where I wanted them I took a dremel tool, and marked all the parts locations, so I could strip it down, and be able to re-attach exactly where I was. Otherwise the site pins were very visible, and I had no other trouble.

I use a hip quiver when shooting at my local range, but I can say that field tips don't go into the quiver foam worth a damn. I ended up taking a drillbit and pilot drilling some small holes into the foam to hold the field tips and keep the arrows from wanted to just flop out. Otherwise it serves it's purpose just fine. It clips on and off with little effort.

The last problem I ran into happened to me yesterday. I had a D-loop put on as you can see from my pictures. Remember, the first time I went out I was using a glove. Yesterday I found my release and went back out. On the VERY FIRST PULL the d-loop snapped off the string at about 85% draw. Thankfully, I draw pretty straight back, so the worst thing that happened was I buried an arrow into the 4x4 post that was holding up the target. No, it's not coming out without a hammer and chisel. Drove that sucker right in there. I cursed at the d-loop, and slapped a nock on the string. For the rest of the afternoon I was shooting with one nock. Arrow above it, release below it.

Overall, I think the bow works flawlessly. It's a tad on the heavy side, but not overly. I wouldn't want to shoot competitively with it for that fact. It is quiet too. The cams worked fine. The strings, and serving were all in top shape. I didn't have a single mechanical issue with the bow in the most bone stock application that I could. I would recommend this bow to any casual shooter/hunter out there. It shoots flat, and smooth. I added the stabilizer, whiskers, and a wrist strap, but otherwise I plan to keep shooting it in this manner. I will upgrade the rest when the stock one wears out, and replace the site when I feel the need. Again, as long as a pin is good at 20,30, and 40 yrds what else do you need?

I hoped this helped any people who are considering getting themselves a Martin Threshold. I know this bow has brought back the love of shooting for me, and I'm already talking to someone on craigslist about picking up another Martin. Nice work Martin, and thanks for taking the time to read this.

09-14-2011, 06:06 AM
good read and happy to hear the bow is working out for you.sucks about the D-loop,rub wax on the loop befor you tie it in and it should hold.

09-14-2011, 11:02 AM
Thanks. I think I'm going to take the bow back to the guy who did the work and ask him to do it again the right way. I was a little concerned when he did the work because the knots didn't look like they were going to hold up. When I was shooting back in the day there were no D-loops, so this was my first experience with them. I'm considering not going back to the loop, and just using the string as I used to. Not sure what the actual advantage a d-loop has over not having one. I'm guessing it is to protect the serving.

09-14-2011, 02:15 PM
Good to see the threshold is working good for you.

10-14-2011, 10:53 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.