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Brox
03-12-2007, 01:38 PM
I have a Martin Bengal coming in a cople of days.I traded a guy my 2005 AR31 for a new 2007 bengal.I have never owned or never shot a Martin.What should i expect from this bow?
Thanks!

Bubba101st
03-12-2007, 02:08 PM
I would expect to be very happy with the bow and the way it shoots. I am saving for the bengal as we speak and hope to have one soon. I love the Jaguar I have now and will likely never shoot anything than a martin.

cdfirefighter1
03-12-2007, 02:33 PM
I think you will be happy with your trade.. the bengal is a great shooting bow.. ive had mince about 3 months now and love it.. mark

Myk
03-13-2007, 03:25 AM
I only shoot groups at 20yds with mine if I'm out to destroy some old arrows.

Mine's accuracy starts falling off at around 50yds, but I do have an overdraw on it. I think that has more to do with the weight, it's a half pound heavier than I'm used to. I like very light bows.

I've had many different people standing around me when I've shot and they all say they can't hear the bow go off, just the arrow wizzing through the air.
I finally shot it in my house standing in my hallway and it was still quiet.

Expect the cam to be very smooth. If you don't have the option of drawing more weight you'll find it a lot easier to draw the same weight you were drawing.

slayer69
03-15-2007, 06:29 AM
You should expect a well built and dependable bow at a fair price. You can expect a company that stands behind their product 100%. They have been building bows for 56 years, they know what their doing. The Hoyt and Mathews shooters at our local archery range like to give us Martin shooters grief, like we are shooting a inferior product. I have a couple of things to say about that. First, all they did was pay about 100-200 dollars more for a bow that is no better. Second, Hoyt is out, because I don't like split limb bows. When the guy that designed the Mathews Solocam engineered the product, he didn't think it would work. I think I'll stick with the company that's been building bows for 56 years!!!

Elk4me
03-18-2007, 09:47 AM
We'll let me tell you .... I have shoot lots of other bow Mfg. (Bowtech,PSE,Matthews,Hoyt,Pearson) . All I can tell you is I have been shooting Martin bows for the last 3 yrs and I have nothing but great paraise , for the bow ,the mfg, Customer service , and AWSOME Tech help (Josh,Jake,Joel,Paul) 100% top notch company!:cool:

meesier42
03-19-2007, 03:09 PM
You can expect to be shooting X's.

Brox
03-20-2007, 01:35 PM
Well i finally got it! I got it set up over the weekend and WOW! This bow draws smooth and pretty much shock free! Two things i'm not sure that i like about it is that the grip is alittle to big for my smaller hands and the bow seems to be a little heavy.JMO!

Myk
03-21-2007, 07:22 AM
Well i finally got it! I got it set up over the weekend and WOW! This bow draws smooth and pretty much shock free! Two things i'm not sure that i like about it is that they grip is alittle to big for my smaller hands and the bow seems to be a little heavy.JMO!
If it's the rubber making the grip feel big it's easy to remove them and put in side plates, or leave it empty.
I like the rubber on my hunting bows and use side plates in the summer.

bfisher
03-21-2007, 11:52 AM
Well i finally got it! I got it set up over the weekend and WOW! This bow draws smooth and pretty much shock free! Two things i'm not sure that i like about it is that the grip is alittle to big for my smaller hands and the bow seems to be a little heavy.JMO!

Order the Thermal Elite grip and take the rubber (Thermal) off. You'll like it much better. I order all mine with Thermal Elite grips.

Brox
03-22-2007, 11:22 AM
If it's the rubber making the grip feel big it's easy to remove them and put in side plates, or leave it empty.
I like the rubber on my hunting bows and use side plates in the summer.

What adhesive do you use when you put the rudder grip back on?

Myk
03-22-2007, 06:12 PM
I've used Shoe Goo, but it was hard to remove. I switched to Fletch-tite white label. It doesn't hold as well but is easier to remove and it's not like there's much to hold anyway.

mrstude
03-23-2007, 06:48 AM
All I have to say is, anytime I want to hit something at 60 yards, I get out my Bengal !!!!!! Awesome !!!!!!!!

DAThomas
03-30-2007, 10:19 PM
Just sold my 10 year old Browning Mirage yesterday and was looking at other bows today. At first I was looking at other Brownings/Matthews/Hoyt/Bear but after coming across the Martin series I think I've decided on an '07 Cheetah. The tech specs are nearly the same as the Brownings/Matthews I was looking at for almost half the price!! After reading the great reviews from Martin shooters I think it will be a great choice!