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minnie
08-22-2011, 05:57 AM
came across a martin phantom 3, nitrous cams, shoot through for sale, not a lot of details available.
any opinions on this one as a womens 3d finger shooting bow 35# 25'' draw length.

i shoot a martin mystic, furious x, with fingers and am very happy with this bow. just considering having a spare bow about.

bfisher
08-22-2011, 09:03 AM
I had a 2006 P3 with Nitrous X. If the bow is one with Elite limbs I'd assume you would need A Nitrous cams for the short draw length. That's what I had. Never having shot a Mystic I can't compare the two, but expect some vibration with the P3. Nothing a little more mass weight and good stabilizer system can't cure, but it'll never be as vibration free as a parallel limbed bow. It's just the nature of the more traditional geometric design. The bow was a good shooter though and has decent length for finger shooting at shorter draw lengths.

minnie
08-24-2011, 05:50 AM
thanks bfisher.

Destroyer
08-24-2011, 02:39 PM
just considering having a spare bow about.

I think its a good idea for everyone to have a spare, especially if its cheap one. What is the condition like?

minnie
08-26-2011, 12:07 AM
destroyer
still waiting for the AT forum classifieds seller (womens and youth bows) to get back to me with a few details.
looks ok in photos, listed as "one owner, never dry fired" $250. nitrous A cams .25-40#. has not listed year model, nor limbs. i've looked in a few old martin catalogues and there were a few options available over a few years with the phantom.
$250 buys a better bow from overseas than $250 would in australia, regardles of the $ exchange rate.

Destroyer
08-26-2011, 01:23 AM
$250 buys a better bow from overseas than $250 would in australia, regardles of the $ exchange rate.

So true. I wouldn't expect much here for $250, some of the perfectline bows cost more $$.

Just had a look and could be 2006 Magnum, 35 1/2" ATA, 7 1/4" BH?

minnie
08-26-2011, 03:16 AM
So true. I wouldn't expect much here for $250, some of the perfectline bows cost more $$.

Just had a look and could be 2006 Magnum, 35 1/2" ATA, 7 1/4" BH?

hoping to hear that it has the elite limbs, making for a bit longer ATA and BH. the 3 printed on the limb makes me think they may not be elite.

are the elite limbs usually marked as elite limbs, or are they just labelled MARTIN in print on the limbs?

Destroyer
08-26-2011, 03:48 AM
hoping to hear that it has the elite limbs, making for a bit longer ATA and BH. the 3 printed on the limb makes me think they may not be elite.

are the elite limbs usually marked as elite limbs, or are they just labelled MARTIN in print on the limbs?

Don't know if they have elite on the limbs but someone here will.

This looks the same http://www.martinarchery.com/bows2006/index_568.php

The bow for sale:

4092

4093

bfisher
08-26-2011, 04:09 AM
Minnie,

Don't worry about the "3" printed on the limb. Look at the pics Destroyer posted. This is exactly what mine looked like. These are Elite limbs. It's easy to tell because they are slightly recurved. The P3 Magnum would have straight, 14" limbs. FYI, the P3 with Nitrous cams was a 2006 model. 2007 models changed to the Furious cams.

Destroyer
08-26-2011, 04:13 AM
It's easy to tell because they are slightly recurved

This is what had me confused, in the 2006 catalog its listed as the Magnum, no elite. :confused:

minnie
08-26-2011, 05:22 AM
that bow looks familiar.sounding better all the time with elite limbs.
thanks. i could have the potential to become a serial bow colector.

Destroyer
08-26-2011, 02:50 PM
that bow looks familiar.sounding better all the time with elite limbs

So what is the ATA then, is it still 35 1/2"?



i could have the potential to become a serial bow colector.

Lol! all that is stopping me is the $$. ;)

minnie
08-26-2011, 02:58 PM
had a look at some old martin catalogues a few days back, and if i recall correctly, about 38-39".

Destroyer
08-26-2011, 03:09 PM
Have you got a shipping quote yet?

minnie
08-26-2011, 04:00 PM
the seller hasn't replied to my first questions about the bow yet.
i bought a martin mystic from an AT seller in the north east states area this time last year. post was $60 but he went me halves, so $30, took about 2 weeks and arrived in good condition. for $300 i was very happy with a bow that was like brand new. put a rest and nock on, and had it shooting that arvo, as no sights or release required, DL was perfect. was pleasantly surprised for somebody who'd never even seen a mystic. liked the specs and took a gamble on that one. bought it to have as a spare, but its been my 3d comp bow all this year, and still haven't seen another mystic.

anyway still waiting for a reply from the seller.

bfisher
08-26-2011, 07:21 PM
Minnie,

Got to give you credit. You got guts buying a bow you know absolutely nothing about. Never saw or shot. Tell ya what. I've ordered my last ten or so bows that way. After so many years I can look at the specs and tell whether I'll like it or not.

Oh, and the a2a should be about 39" on the P3. Only thing that should slow you down is that even with the Nitrous A cams (smallest) it's advertised draw length only goes down to 25.5". I think that's with standard modules though. You could try to find a used pair of Mini-mods and this would reduce it by 2". Or you could twist the string/untwist the cables to get that half inch.

There's a guy over on AT that bought mine a few years ago for his wife. His user name is Sandsquid. Try getting hold of him and get some feedback from him about the bow. Actually, he bought it for his wife who ended up shooting it and becoming Women's State Champion a few months later. I think this was in Tennessee or Kentucky. Anyway, see if you can get hold of him.

minnie
08-26-2011, 11:54 PM
OK, thanks.

Destroyer
08-27-2011, 02:03 AM
post was $60 but he went me halves, so $30,

What a great seller! :D

Arrow Splitter
08-27-2011, 03:57 PM
There's a guy over on AT that bought mine a few years ago for his wife. His user name is Sandsquid. He was on here too, but became inactive and was wiped from the forum when it was redone.

minnie
09-10-2011, 02:08 AM
revisiting,

disappointed that the seller from that other forum never replied about the phantom i was interested in, and now i see the thread over there is closed.
there will be others. i have a martin mystic shooting very nicely with some new arrows. victory VAP 600.
thanks to you all for your replies.
have a good weekend and happy shooting

Destroyer
09-10-2011, 05:00 PM
disappointed that the seller from that other forum never replied about the phantom i was interested in, and now i see the thread over there is closed.

Sorry to hear that minnie, I don't think it takes much to send a reply, very lazy seller imo. :confused: