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WildWilt15
03-02-2012, 08:36 AM
Im looking at both bows and heard reviews that the jaguar is very loud is the saber worth the 50 dollars more for the newer noise and vibration dampeners?? i hav had troubles finding reviews on the saber thanks.

gravedigger
03-02-2012, 08:55 AM
welcome to the forum.are you looking into trad bow or compound?

WildWilt15
03-02-2012, 09:31 AM
Trad. ive shot compound all my life and looking into trying to take an animal with a recurve.

elkslayer4x5
03-03-2012, 07:00 AM
The Martin web site tells us that the Saber is a step up, a bit better bow than the Jaguar, probably because of the additional 4" in length, and the addition of the V.E.M.s, although the Saber has a wider brace height range, The Jaguar brace is 7", the Saber's brace height is 6.75 to 8.5. At 6.5, it will have more power stroke = faster and at 8.5 = forgivness, but less power stroke. Most of the noise one hears from a Jaguar is string slap, which can be tuned out, by twisting or un twisting the string to get the optimum brace. Yes, recurves need to be tuned. Since the Saber is new for this year, most likely it will be hard to find an online review of the bow. If I was looking for a metal risered recurve, I'd try the Saber with it's additional 4" in length, everything being equal, a 64" bow will be smoother than a 60" bow. Especially if you have a long draw. :)

hoodtrix
03-05-2012, 09:10 AM
i was wondering the same thing. I will be using it mostly for bow fishing so the faster the better to get through the water but that rubber on the shelf concerns me because of the water possibly rotting it.

gravedigger
03-05-2012, 09:26 AM
i was wondering the same thing. I will be using it mostly for bow fishing so the faster the better to get through the water but that rubber on the shelf concerns me because of the water possibly rotting it.

the rubber won't rot,the glue may come off but in a case like that use marine glue.

WildWilt15
03-05-2012, 05:33 PM
Thanks for the input decided to go with the all black saber hopefully a soon to be happy customer:cool:

DeepRiverBowman
03-09-2012, 08:37 AM
If you're going to fish with it, I'd put a bowfishing roller rest on it and not worry about shooting off the shelf. I know the longer length makes it more forgiving, but you're only going to be shooting a few yards with it and the heavy fishing arrow will keep you slow enough to be very forgiving even at 60". A shorter bow is much easier to handle in a boat or in the brush. My choice would be a 60" bow.

mike