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bob cooly
04-24-2012, 11:14 AM
1. Resonably priced bows, with the $ as tight as it is for some out there right now there is simply no better bang for your buck. You can buy a Martin bow and deck it out with the best accesories and still come in under the price of a bare bow from many manufactures.
2. The best CS hands down, espcially for those of us in remote places (nearest pro shop is a 2 hr drive and $50 bucks in gas) I can't even get the simplest of parts for another bow without jumping through the dealer hoop, just need a simple string stop part and it's no go. Joel has helped me out more than once to get my bow back up and running.
3. My 2011 Onza was an early version and had it's share of trg/sos problems, the riser was not cut to recieve the sts, sent it in and a NEW bow came in about a week.
Why Martin is my goto bow!

wscywabbit
04-24-2012, 11:38 AM
Absolutely! The voice of reason rings true...

Lung Buster
04-24-2012, 12:09 PM
1. Resonably priced bows, with the $ as tight as it is for some out there right now there is simply no better bang for your buck. You can buy a Martin bow and deck it out with the best accesories and still come in under the price of a bare bow from many manufactures.
2. The best CS hands down, espcially for those of us in remote places (nearest pro shop is a 2 hr drive and $50 bucks in gas) I can't even get the simplest of parts for another bow without jumping through the dealer hoop, just need a simple string stop part and it's no go. Joel has helped me out more than once to get my bow back up and running.
3. My 2011 Onza was an early version and had it's share of trg/sos problems, the riser was not cut to recieve the sts, sent it in and a NEW bow came in about a week.
Why Martin is my goto bow!

Could not agree with you more! Great product and even better prices! The customer service department could not be beat! Keep up the good work Martin!

mdodraw29
04-24-2012, 12:54 PM
reason #4 no bow press required.

Tosi
04-24-2012, 01:28 PM
I changed to Martin in 2010 when I purchased a 2009 Pantera. It out shot my high dollar PSE and was a pleasure to shoot. Since then I have sold my BIG 3 bows, I'm know a proud owner of a 2011 Fire Cat 400, 2011 Onza III and a 2012 Pantera with cloaked Cams. Price, quality and comfort is why I shoot Martin. I have been a part of archery in hunting, 3D and shooting for fun for over thirty years. What really funny and sad is some of my hunting buddies still think that they have to have one of the BIG 3 bow to be with the in. That's why I win the turkey at the turkey shoot and they are still looking for there arrows. Thanks Martin.

droppixel
04-24-2012, 01:39 PM
I changed to Martin in 2010 when I purchased a 2009 Pantera. It out shot my high dollar PSE and was a pleasure to shoot. Since then I have sold my BIG 3 bows, I'm know a proud owner of a 2011 Fire Cat 400, 2011 Onza III and a 2012 Pantera with cloaked Cams. Price, quality and comfort is why I shoot Martin. I have been a part of archery in hunting, 3D and shooting for fun for over thirty years. What really funny and sad is some of my hunting buddies still think that they have to have one of the BIG 3 bow to be with the in. That's why I win the turkey at the turkey shoot and they are still looking for there arrows. Thanks Martin.

I think this is the biggest problem today. It's like if you don't have one, there is a stigma that you are wrong for not. I'm all for those that are brand loyal, but for guys just getting started ... you don't need to drop $900+ on a bow. That is just crazy! There was a post on AT guy said he was brand new to archery and he bought a Vector Turbo. Really!? is what I thought. Next thing you know a guy is going to say he is brand new and went out and bought a Carbon Matrix or Element. It's just nuts. The fact that all of the local shops pretty much only carry the big 3 and won't even speak of other brands doesn't help either. Granted, they are the bows that sell, but I'm sure they could find a good deal of business if they would offer bows in a more reasonable price range to allow more to purchase and get into shooting.

Speedykills
04-24-2012, 03:19 PM
I agree with everything said,i strayed away a couple times but i always come back,now im gonna stay.Like the dealer that i got my bow from said<martin bows are for the workin man> and i cant agree more.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-24-2012, 03:36 PM
Everything being said is so correct. I like the bow and the way it shoots as well as the Customer service Martin gives. Also when I want a back up bow I don't have to pay out big bucks. Considering I have a had to buy 4 bows and one more to go for the family. In the end all 5 of us will be a Martin family.



Hutch:cool:

Zforce
04-24-2012, 04:29 PM
I could'nt agree more! I posted a while back that I am new to Martin this year, after years of shooting high priced Hoyts. I've been shooting my Silencer now for about 2 months and will put it up against any Hoyt for vibration, accuracy and quality for half the price. Plus it's cool looking. Good bow Martin!

Thermodude
04-24-2012, 06:25 PM
I too have spoke about this in other threads, but I made the switch to Martin at the first of the year. I shot 2 of the big 3 for many years and pretty much just got tired of poor service and higher prices. I was helping out in my buddies shop ah few weeks ago and a young man had just purchased a new Mathews and was getting it set up. I had my Pantera in the press changing out the peep and he came over to see what the bow was, said he had never seen a Martin before......I bout fell over! I showed it to him and we shot it a few times, he was impressed........he told me that he wished he had the courage to switch from the big 3 like I did..:confused:...........oh well maybe in time he will see the light!!

dzsmith
04-24-2012, 06:27 PM
1. Resonably priced bows, with the $ as tight as it is for some out there right now there is simply no better bang for your buck. You can buy a Martin bow and deck it out with the best accesories and still come in under the price of a bare bow from many manufactures.
2. The best CS hands down, espcially for those of us in remote places (nearest pro shop is a 2 hr drive and $50 bucks in gas) I can't even get the simplest of parts for another bow without jumping through the dealer hoop, just need a simple string stop part and it's no go. Joel has helped me out more than once to get my bow back up and running.
3. My 2011 Onza was an early version and had it's share of trg/sos problems, the riser was not cut to recieve the sts, sent it in and a NEW bow came in about a week.
Why Martin is my goto bow!

are you telling me that martin drilled a hole so you could fit a rear mounted sts. Funny i ran into that situation with them with my 2011 exile and that wasnt an option.

dzsmith
04-24-2012, 06:32 PM
I think this is the biggest problem today. It's like if you don't have one, there is a stigma that you are wrong for not. I'm all for those that are brand loyal, but for guys just getting started ... you don't need to drop $900+ on a bow. That is just crazy! There was a post on AT guy said he was brand new to archery and he bought a Vector Turbo. Really!? is what I thought. Next thing you know a guy is going to say he is brand new and went out and bought a Carbon Matrix or Element. It's just nuts. The fact that all of the local shops pretty much only carry the big 3 and won't even speak of other brands doesn't help either. Granted, they are the bows that sell, but I'm sure they could find a good deal of business if they would offer bows in a more reasonable price range to allow more to purchase and get into shooting.

i agree with you totally, if you dont have the newest bowtech, hoyt, or matthews...people look at you with your martin bow like your homeless. Everytime i go to my bow club, people notice that i have some high dollar upgrades on my bow like the axel armotech sight, and the vaportrail limbdriver pro v rest, then they ask me what kind of bow is that and when i say martin, its a long sigh and a ohhh. Howeveer, i love being the underdog and its their misfortune for paying insane amounts of money for a bow that has a rougher draw and weighs more, aka PSE, etc.

Ehunter
04-25-2012, 05:20 AM
I agree with all that's been said. I also like Martin because they are a family run business, and something of an underdog in the archery world. They seem to be one of the most underrated companies around, yet one of the best companies in archery. Great product, customer service, affordability, reliability, and they have the best forum by far. Plus, it's always great to see the looks I get when I can match, or outshoot any other bow on the market, for half the price.

mudpig
04-25-2012, 12:34 PM
Price, Quality, Customer Service, local company (for me) and THIS SITE!!!! This site is PRICELESS!!! The wealth of information available here is unbelievable.

KUDO's to MARTIN!!!!

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-25-2012, 12:38 PM
Price, Quality, Customer Service, local company (for me) and THIS SITE!!!! This site is PRICELESS!!! The wealth of information available here is unbelievable.

KUDO's to MARTIN!!!!And just think we are owned by the same people who own AT;) So who says people don't make a difference.



Hutch:cool:

droppixel
04-25-2012, 12:46 PM
Why not? That's the real question.

Roughneck624
04-25-2012, 08:09 PM
I am brand new to Martin archery as of a couple months ago, and lemme say I fell in love with my exile the first shot. So light and the smoothest shooting bow I've ever drawn back. The customer service is by far the best ever. I had a problem right from the get go with the trg systemand Joel sent a cable slide and sts with no questions. Great job to Martin and thank god I switched when I did cause here in a few years the big 3 bare bow will run you 1500$.

daiwateampenn
05-29-2012, 03:32 AM
why martin archery?


Answer.....

all review and comment on this website convinced me to look at martin bow and read the spec and review.
Least archer selling their martin, because the bow has no problem.
Big brand bow (how good it perform, on and on. but so many selling it as 2nd hand)

thay why i choose martin archery.

WildWilt15
05-29-2012, 10:53 PM
Why martin archery?? thats all ive ever owned and all I ever will. almost switched but i got my head together in time to realize what i would be leaving:rolleyes:

typically8
05-30-2012, 03:16 AM
I have never needed to use the customer service department for my '10 Saber. That is reason enough for me. Hopefully I wont when I man up and get the Onza. But, I feel that I will be in good hands if something comes up. Thanks Martin Family.

cmwr
05-30-2012, 06:22 PM
Martin Rocks....Joel rocks......And as for this forum....I honestly feel like quitting AT sometimes and going here exclusive. But I still use AT once in a while. I never thought bows would get like cars and houses. If your neighbor has one, you better go buy one too. I am sick of the big 3 getting rammed down our throats on AT. I posted a really nice review complete with lots of pics about my 2012 silencer and got a fair amount of responses all positive. But I think several of them were members from this forum who saw my post here linking it. I bet if I had bought one of the big 3 bows and did an equal review, to this day the thread would still be going, 12 pages long with replies.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-30-2012, 06:26 PM
You are probably right! I believe it was most of us that posted over there.



Hutch:cool:

andy_camping
05-30-2012, 06:50 PM
Yep, It was most of us and I feel the same way.

ftshooter
05-30-2012, 07:30 PM
#1. Martins have always felt better to me ..
#2. they have always been more accurate for me.
#3. When I buy a Martin I don't feel like I have been ripped off ..
#4. just compare the specs of any bow for the same amount of money..


I have had and shot other makes of bows and came back to Martin ....There is so much hype and bs in the bow market ...with out naming names ...here is a example ,,One big name maker just came out with a bow and the salles pitch is it wieghts 3.5 ibs ..and of course the cost is high..Martin has had bows like that for a few years now...at a reasonable price ...

cmwr
05-30-2012, 07:51 PM
#1. Martins have always felt better to me ..
#2. they have always been more accurate for me.
#3. When I buy a Martin I don't feel like I have been ripped off ..
#4. just compare the specs of any bow for the same amount of money..


I have had and shot other makes of bows and came back to Martin ....There is so much hype and bs in the bow market ...with out naming names ...here is a example ,,One big name maker just came out with a bow and the salles pitch is it wieghts 3.5 ibs ..and of course the cost is high..Martin has had bows like that for a few years now...at a reasonable price ...

Thats cause it took them this long to get a bow that light. They are proud of their accomplishment lol.:rolleyes:

pizzadave
05-30-2012, 08:18 PM
I have to admit, I jumped into Martin because the price was great for all of the options I could get. I went around town shooting different bows... bear, athens, hoyt, diamond, parker, and then shot a Martin Cheetah.... FELL IN LOVE. It didn't matter if it was MORE $$ than the other bows I shot.... it just felt good in my hands, and shot as straight as ever. I had a mishap with my Cheetah with bad limbs, and parts being worn too fast. Customer service hooked me up, and it was all good.

Just to be an echo of everyone else... Low price, great product, and great customer service.

pizzadave
05-30-2012, 08:20 PM
The only part that bothers me about shooting a Martin is when I go to the shop to buy arrows or accessories, I barely get helped when they ask and I say I shoot a Martin. My dad has a Hoyt from 6 years ago, and he says he has a Hoyt and they flock to him.... It's just lame

bob cooly
05-30-2012, 08:55 PM
PizzaDave you hit some good points there. I have no archery shops nereby and the few I've visited won't even admit their a Martin dealer. Seems to me that Martin fills a place no one else is willing to fill. If Martin continues to produce the kind of bows they are now, along with the excellent C.S. they will flourish. Very few company's here have their values when it comes to serving the customer. That indeed was a good review on AT. After alot of thought if I were to buy another bow now it would have the dual cams. My Onza shoots awfully sweeet at 47lbs 29" for and old guy has me jeleous of that new Silencer. Now go set your stands and trail cameras and wait until it's time and go out and kill something. Backstraps, garlic and butter, may be alittle rough on the old viens but oh what it does to the soul.
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bowgramp59
05-30-2012, 10:44 PM
what a bunch of kiss ups martin ain't going to give all you guys a new bow! [ ha, ha just kidding] i kinda like them myself as you can see by my signature . ever thing you guys said is true martin/rytera has good products,& the best customer service, price. what more could you ask ? i don't know why anyone in their right mind would pay 3, 4 ,5, 6 hundred more dollars than they have to. in reality all bows do the same thing, if they are all tuned properly theres no difference , it's the shooter behind the bow that makes the difference . you can do the same thing with a finely tuned martin as you can with a finely tuned big three . i will admit
some may have a better paint job or machined a little better. i'm completly satisfied with all my martin/rytera
bows. { JMO } have a good day & good shooting:)

Double S
05-31-2012, 12:18 AM
You get more bow for less money compared to others.
Joel and everyone I've spoken to at Martin archery are top notch, professionals, friendly and down to earth and have the answers to our questions. Warranty is something you really don't want to find out if you'll need it. I needed Martin support and it was handled with professionalism and in a timely manner. Joel and his Crew need a pay raise and a case of beer!.

I am supporting a Archery company with a top notch pedigree history in archery, an American company in my home state!.