View Full Version : is the orion a good bow

09-04-2007, 08:09 PM
Recently i was given an orion bow for free from a freind and it was never used. I plan to do extensive hunting. is this a good bow to hunt extensively with?


09-04-2007, 08:15 PM
I'd say good enough considering the price. I think the difference between this and some higher end bows is that the Orion has a cast riser. This isn't necessarily bad as cast risers were the norm 20 years ago. They worked then and they can work now.

The rest of the working parts, limbs, cams, string, etc are the same as on the higher priced bows. Not everybody can nor needs to spend $600 and up for a bow.

I'd say equip it with the accessories of youor choice, tune it, and go a huntin. Enjoy.

09-06-2007, 01:35 PM
I own an Orion and it's a great bow, nice and light for carrying around all day hunting. Plenty of speed, mine is set at 28.5 draw, 68#, 400 grain arrow, 268 fps.
It has a machined riser NOT cast like the last post stated.
You can't go wrong it's a Martin!!!!!!

09-06-2007, 06:46 PM
I stand corrected. Guess it won't be the last time I'm wrong.