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wick
09-09-2011, 01:37 PM
Been thinking pretty hard about buying a second martin. I want a faster bow and have been looking at both the Firecat 400 and the silencer. Other than about 40 bucks or so and that cat tooth on the riser does any one know any other differences in these 2 bows? I'm probably going to wait till next spring to find out what changes are going to be made before making a purchase, but I think their the same bow.

Ehunter
09-09-2011, 02:03 PM
The Firecat has that neat tooth to use as a bow hanger. lol I've shot both of them side by side. They feel the same, and shoot the same. Unless you just love the looks of the FC riser, I'd go with the Silencer.

wick
09-09-2011, 05:13 PM
that's what their pushing down at the shop. The dealer down there really loves the silencer but the only dual cam bows I hear people talking about on here are the onza and firecat. Silencer is probably going to be the direction I go but something draws me to the firecat though.

Destroyer
09-09-2011, 05:16 PM
Pro verses Gold, tooth vs no tooth. I would probably go for the Firecat if its just $40 extra because it sounds faster. :p

MLN1963
09-09-2011, 05:19 PM
I paid extra because I liked the claw/tooth look. If I needed to save $40 I would have got the Silencer since it is the same bow for all intents and purposes.

wick
09-09-2011, 05:24 PM
Pro verses Gold, tooth vs no tooth. I would probably go for the Firecat if its just $40 extra because it sounds faster. :p

I agree, but the penny pincher in me makes it hard for me to let go of that 40$ for the same product.

Destroyer
09-09-2011, 05:38 PM
makes it hard for me to let go of that 40$ for the same product.

Which one do you like the look of more though? I'd spend the extra $$ for a better looking bow, I would. :)

Money Man
09-09-2011, 05:43 PM
I agree, but the penny pincher in me makes it hard for me to let go of that 40$ for the same product.

I'd wait to see what the 2012's look like, and if there are not many changes, wait for the 2012's to hit the rack and pick up a left over 2011 on the cheap.

wick
09-09-2011, 05:57 PM
I agree destroyer, the kitty does look cooler. But for the same bow I could use the extra cash on a better sight or rest which would definitely make a difference in the bows. Going to the shop tomorrow to drop off my exile for new limbs, Hope I will be able to shoot one or both of them. decisions, decisions...

cyclepath
09-09-2011, 06:14 PM
Seems people are more familiar with the firecat riser than with the silencer.
People may say "hey nice bow" if you got a silencer, but, people would tell you "awesome firecat"
They know...

SJunior
09-09-2011, 07:23 PM
I'm in the same boat, but I believe I'm going with the Silencer. Just need to scrape up the extra $$$$$. Would still like to shoot both and also the Onza 3 for a side by side comparison, but there isn't a shop around here that has any.

SJunior
09-10-2011, 10:36 AM
Way to go guys,,,, all this talk about buying a new bow and I found a Silencer on Ebay. Guessing it'll be shipped monday. Now to figure out which rest and sights.

cyclepath
09-10-2011, 10:52 AM
Congrats on the new bow.
Just in time for hunting?
Ummmmm accessories, yes no?
Keep us updated !!!

skidge
09-10-2011, 02:58 PM
seriously? $40. I can shoot $40 worth of nocks in two months if i wanted to

gravedigger
09-10-2011, 03:54 PM
[QUOTE=skidge;69213]seriously? $40. QUOTE]

$40 bucks these days can make or break the grocerys for the month

Destroyer
09-10-2011, 04:21 PM
I always budget then end up spending more buying what I should have in the first place. Penny pinching doesn't always work. :)

MLN1963
09-10-2011, 05:39 PM
I always budget then end up spending more buying what I should have in the first place. Penny pinching doesn't always work. :)In this case it is nothing but a cosmetic difference, not an inferior product.

Destroyer
09-10-2011, 05:45 PM
In this case it is nothing but a cosmetic difference

True, but cosmetic is enough for me sometimes, unfortunately..... :o

Simple Life
09-11-2011, 03:03 PM
True, but cosmetic is enough for me sometimes, unfortunately..... :o

Pretty much why I bought the FC,liked the looks a little more.