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Double S
12-04-2012, 12:07 PM
I was just about to drop the hammer on a new Blade X-4 package off of Ebay. The bows for my son for Chirstmas. His DL is 24 1/2 and he's growing fast. I was looking at the Online Catalog and it shows that the blade starts out at 25". http://www.martinarchery.com/2013/bladex4.php

I contacted the Ebay Dealer ans he states that the sticker on the Blade he's selling starts out at 26 inches. I just got off the phone with Carlye at Martin and she states 25 1/2. Now I'm just confused.:confused:

I really want a Martin bow for my son. I was thinking that i could get away with a 25" Dl bow for now as he's growing fast. Thoughts and idea's please.

I'm watching a Bengal too. It starts out at 24 inches. with a 70 pound max DL but can be lowered 35 pounds correct?

UPDATE- I bought the blacked out Bengal Pro.

coastie hunter
12-04-2012, 12:39 PM
don't forget they will all run long sometimes up to a inch.

C Bailey
12-04-2012, 01:06 PM
Check out this specs page: http://www.martinarchery.com/2013/specs.php

The three draw weight pegs on the Fury XT cam not only changes the max draw weight, but also affects the draw length range. Martin did a little better job this year of clarifying that in the specs. So, for the Blade if you have the cable on the "0" peg, the max draw weight will be what is listed on the bow and the draw length will range from 27" to 31". Moving the cable to the "-20" peg not only reduces the max draw weight by 20 pounds, but also reduces the minimum draw length down to 25". This is probably perfect for a kid who is better suited to a 35lb to 50lb range anyway and as he grows he can move the cable to the other pegs and get higher draw weight and longer draw length with the same bow.

I would be curious to know if anyone has tested the efficiency of the Fury XT cam using different pegs and/or different limbs to get the same specs (i.e., 26" DL @ 50lb, 28" @ 60lb, etc.), or using 70lb max limbs with the cam set to -10 versus 60lb max limbs on the 0 setting. I'm looking to get a Pantera and keep it about 60lb but the 70lb max bows are much more readily available than those with 60lb limbs.

Lab Rat
12-04-2012, 04:58 PM
I bought my 12 year old a Diamond Razor Edge with a draw of length range of 19 to 29" and draw weight range of 30-60 lbs. He just wasn't quite old enough to pull 35 lbs comfortably and his draw was 24 inches. I would have liked to buy him a Martin bow, but the Diamond is a pretty nice bow and for some reason has a pretty good resale in Michigan. So I figure I could get him interested, sell the Razor Edge, and upgrade to a better bow later.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
12-04-2012, 05:12 PM
I was just about to drop the hammer on a new Blade X-4 package off of Ebay. The bows for my son for Chirstmas. His DL is 24-5 and he's growing fast. i was looking at the Only Catalog and it shows that the blade starts out at 25"s. http://www.martinarchery.com/2013/bladex4.php

I contacted the Ebay Dealer ans he states that the sticker on the Blade he's selling starts out at 26 inches. I just got off the phone with Carlye at Martin and she states 25 1/2. Now I'm just confused.:confused:

I really want a get a Martin bow for my son. I was thinking that i could get away with a 25" Dl bow for now as he's growing fast. Thoughts and idea's please.

I'm watching a Bengal too. It starts out at 25 inches. with a 70 pound max Dl but can be lowered 35 pounds correct?

Short string it for the first year. Then use the original string when he grows!



Hutch:cool:

Double S
12-04-2012, 05:55 PM
I had my son choose the bow he wanted out of the new blade, a couple exiles, prowler and a blacked out Bengal pro hunt package.My son picked his Christmas Present from grandma and grandpa. It will be a 2012 Martin Bengal with a TT drop away rest, 3 pin PSE sight. Stab, Peep, string loop,. he went for the black. We were looking at another brand. I'm glad I could keep him in the Martin Militia. His first bow was a Martin Tiger.

Why did we choose another Martin bow? Because of Joel and his crew in Martin Customer service. I bet no other bow company has a JOEL. LOL.


http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Archery%20Pics/blackedoutbengal.png

Hutch~n~Son Archery
12-04-2012, 06:08 PM
Congrats to you and your son!!!! I am sure he will be slinging arrows for a long time to come.







Hutch :cool:

coastie hunter
12-04-2012, 09:58 PM
very nice your boy will love that bow.:cool:

elkslayer4x5
12-05-2012, 07:47 AM
I had my son choose the bow he wanted out of the new blade, a couple exiles, prowler and a blacked out Bengal pro hunt package.My son picked his Christmas Present from grandma and grandpa. It will be a 2012 Martin Bengal with a TT drop away rest, 3 pin PSE sight. Stab, Peep, string loop,. he went for the black. We were looking at another brand. I'm glad I could keep him in the Martin Militia. His first bow was a Martin Tiger.

Why did we choose another Martin bow? Because of Joel and his crew in Martin Customer service. I bet no other bow company has a JOEL. LOL.


Good choice! I'm sure that Gabe will be happy with it, and I know that you'll never have to worry about the bow, backed by the best customer service in the industry. :D

droppixel
12-05-2012, 08:35 AM
He's gonna love it!

Hutch~n~Son Archery
12-05-2012, 12:45 PM
Now you have to start filming him shooting!



Hutch:cool:

wscywabbit
12-05-2012, 03:19 PM
Awesome pick! Best thing is that with the fury cams he can grow into it. Good shooting guys!

Double S
12-05-2012, 05:56 PM
Thank you all for the help. The bow and accessories should arrive around the 14th. I'll be sure to post pics once we have her up and running. The shop is supposed to set it to 24 1/2 inches and 45 pounds for now. Were gonna work on form and accuracy and when he feels comfortable, I'll give the bow a little more poundage. We'll see if he can work up to 50 pounds and still hit where he needs to with accuracy. He's bee shooting my 50 pound Recurve a lot with fingers. I know he's short stroking the recurve but it's still a lot of weight to hold and shoot.

Now I need to find a really good Youth hunting release. I have one on Ebay I'm bidding on.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
12-05-2012, 06:25 PM
Before ya know it he will be out shooting Dad!
But believe me that's a good thing!



Hutch:cool:

daiwateampenn
12-05-2012, 08:08 PM
woohoo... new toys....

Congratz on the purchase... do update us on the performance....

andy_camping
12-06-2012, 06:02 PM
Tell Gabe he's got great taste. I had to have the Bengal the minute I saw it. Tru Fire makes a nice junior release, I got one for my boy...it's still a bit big for him but usable...should have plenty of working range for Gabe.

Arrow Splitter
12-06-2012, 08:04 PM
Now that's a bow!! I'm sure your son will like shooting that one.:cool:

A.S

Double S
12-06-2012, 11:34 PM
Thanks fellas. I have a Scott archery Little Bitty Goose youth I'm bidding on right now. I'm winning by .50 cents. lol.

Anybody have any experience with 30.06 releases?. I see a few youth models on Ebay.

Double S
12-11-2012, 02:27 PM
The Bow showed up early!. Woot woot!.

I inspected the bow for any damage...None. Then went ahead and checked to make sure every bolt, allen head was tight. I had the Shop I bought it from in Wisconsin set it 24.5 DL at 45 pounds. I couldn't resist not shooting it. I have to make sure it safe for my son to shoot so I grabbed a couple arrows and headed out into the snow. Mid you that the bows DL and DW was way off for me but wow!. I shot about 6 shots at 10 yards, I was banging arrows. The shop did a great job with setting up the bow. it came with a Black Gold 3 pin sight, TrophyTaker Pronghorn rest and a little stabilizer. I added a matching Sling that I already had too. The bow is smooth..I haven't shot a single cam in awhile. I also bought my son a new Scott Archery Hero release. i had to try that too to make sure it was safe. lol

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Archery%20Pics/2012Bengal6.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Archery%20Pics/2012Bengal4.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Archery%20Pics/2012Bengal5.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Archery%20Pics/2012Bengal3.jpg

Double S
12-11-2012, 02:34 PM
More Pics,


http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Archery%20Pics/2012Bengal10.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Archery%20Pics/2012Bengal1.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Archery%20Pics/2012Bengal11.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Archery%20Pics/2012Bengal9.jpg

Don B
12-11-2012, 03:13 PM
Simon,
Awsome bow, congrats to your son.
Now all you have to do is toss the sight stuff and taech him to shoot it non-sights and fingers....:cool:
Don.

bfisher
12-11-2012, 05:06 PM
Some guys just don't like that carbon dip, but I found that it grows on you. Your a good dad and he's a lucky son. You have him going down the right track. Merry Christmas to you both.

Double S
12-12-2012, 08:21 AM
Thanks fellas. The credit goes to grandma and grandpa. I just chose the bow. This bengal is a sweet shooting bow. It's draw length is from 24 to 30 inches.

Arrow Splitter
12-12-2012, 11:50 AM
Well then, great choice.:cool:

A.S

Double S
12-12-2012, 08:56 PM
Thanks.


Well then, great choice.:cool:

A.S

spanner
12-12-2012, 09:27 PM
One lucky boy he will enjoy shooting that bow for years have a nice Christmas guys.

Double S
12-14-2012, 10:49 AM
Thanks. We can't wait for him to open the present. we're gonna tape it and send it to Grandma and grandpa.


One lucky boy he will enjoy shooting that bow for years have a nice Christmas guys.

wscywabbit
12-15-2012, 11:28 PM
wow nice bow! your boy is gonna be stoked!

Double S
12-25-2012, 12:30 PM
He loves the bow. We still need to adjust it for him.



http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Archery%20Pics/GabrielandhisMartinbengal_zpsd24ac3bd.jpg


We went out even though it was freezing to get a few shots in. I need to make some adjustments for proper form. We're gonna do that when it's not as cold.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll52/Northwest75/Archery%20Pics/Gabrielshootinghisbow-1_zpsef9fcd99.jpg

Hutch~n~Son Archery
12-25-2012, 01:11 PM
Wow DS, your kid is growing! Bet he is stoked!!!! Have fun with him.









Hutch:cool:

Double S
12-25-2012, 01:20 PM
They grow quick!. I still remember when he was shooting that little Martin Tiger.


Wow DS, your kid is growing! Bet he is stoked!!!! Have fun with him.









Hutch:cool: