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backstraps
09-27-2011, 05:22 AM
Ive tried to post this a few times. Maybe bc I am new its not showing up. So I will try one more time.

Ok, so I went to Macks Prairie wings for their wings over the prairie festival this weekend. I had planned on getting some duck hunting gear. I happened to swing by the archery department and saw that they had two Martin Firehawks marked down from $500 to $199!! I didnt know anything about this bow and I had never shot one but I had to buy it. In fact I had planned on selling it or maybe giving it to my hunting buddy that is looking for a hunting bow. I didnt have time to let them set it up so I brought it home and slapped an old whisker biscuit on it, tied on a loop and peep, bought an AXT sight and a NAP Apache stab, and had this little thing shooting bullet holes in a matter of a few arrows. The bow is NOT what I usually shoot. It is a very short 29 3/4 ATA but only after shooting it all weekend and today I can honestly say this thing is a shooter!!! It has a smooth draw, very quick, and quiet. I cant believe how sweet this bow is and it is now MY hunting bow. I decided to keep it and promote it to my number one hunting bow. The short ATA will be awesome in a treestand and I am shooting lights out with it out to 45yds. I havent tried any further yet.

Martin did a phenomonal job with this bow even though it never caught on. I suspect the similar design and popularity of the Firecat did the Firehawk in but I wouldn't trade this one for a Firecat at all. Cant wait to chrono it. I am shooting Gold Tip XTs, Muzzy 100gr Muzzy MX-3s. Anyway here are the mandatory pics.

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/boykinhntr/2011-09-26_18-27-59_11.jpg

Double S
10-03-2011, 07:04 PM
Congrats on the new Bow. I couldn't see the picture.

NeilMac
10-03-2011, 09:33 PM
Link: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/boykinhntr/2011-09-26_18-27-59_11.jpg

MLN1963
10-04-2011, 04:22 AM
Here you go Backstrap. The [/IMG] is missing from the end of your picture file.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/boykinhntr/2011-09-26_18-27-59_11.jpg

HawgEnvy
10-04-2011, 05:55 AM
dual cam,shorter than the Cheetah? i'll be keepin an eye out for one,fo' sho'. what year is that?

elkslayer4x5
10-04-2011, 07:20 AM
dual cam,shorter than the Cheetah? i'll be keepin an eye out for one,fo' sho'. what year is that?

They where made in 2008 thru 2010, here is the 2009 website.

http://www.martinarchery.com/2009web/firehawk.php

elkslayer4x5
10-11-2011, 05:59 AM
PSSST, Hey Hawg, have you seen this? ;)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Martin-FireHawk-Package-RH-26-30-55-70-NEW-BOX-/290616802626?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43aa1c7d42

In case the first guy has sold all 3 that he had, heres another.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MARTIN-FIREHAWK-FACTORY-WARRANTY-/270830704870?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0ec498e6

MLN1963
10-11-2011, 06:37 AM
$425 is a little spendy for a 2009 bow isn't it?

Also, It says the IBO is 320 fps which is really close to the Cheetah's 315 - 320 fps so I don't see what the purpose is other than having a short A2A dual cam bow?

elkslayer4x5
10-11-2011, 07:19 AM
dual cam,shorter than the Cheetah? i'll be keepin an eye out for one,fo' sho'. what year is that?

I was pretty sure that you had said you were looking for one, my mistake.

MLN1963
10-11-2011, 08:04 AM
I was pretty sure that you had said you were looking for one, my mistake.

Are you confusing me response with HawgEnvy?

elkslayer4x5
10-11-2011, 10:11 AM
Why, yes I was. Sorry bout that. Doing too many things at one time, from posting on other boards to making videos for my bowsling. :o