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jermin
01-21-2013, 06:09 AM
Hello all! I recently embraced my desire persuing archery and obtained a Martin compound from a friend. It is an older model but I'm not exactly sure what model it is, the info sticker is completely blank. I do know that it is a Pro Series with Fury XRG Series which is still barely legible on the arms. Can anyone help me determine what model/year the bow was produced? I know it probably doesn't matter in the long run but I thought it would be nice to know. I am going to take it to the local shop here this week to get it restrung and adjusted. Thanks!

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Lab Rat
01-21-2013, 07:42 AM
1997 Martin Fury XRG. Checkout the following link. You can check the axle to axle lengths and the brace height to see if they match the specs given in the link. The shape of the riser and the cams looks correct. If that is the case that was a blistering fast bow at an IBO of 320 fps for 1997?

http://www.martinarchery.com/bows1997/furyx.html

typically8
01-21-2013, 08:33 AM
Welcome to the forum.

elkslayer4x5
01-21-2013, 09:13 AM
An oldie but a goody. And welcome to the friendlyest dit eon the web! Glad you joined us. :)

TEN RING
01-21-2013, 09:15 AM
welcome to the forum jermin

gravedigger
01-21-2013, 09:34 AM
welcome to the forum.good to see another person from forest grove.i run the cemetery off thatcher and watercrest and live in forest grove.i know of some good places to shoot and if you need help from a person to person meeting i am glad to do what i can.

Dale817
01-21-2013, 10:24 AM
Welcome to the forum,be cautious achery is addictive! Lol

Arrow Splitter
01-21-2013, 11:59 AM
Welcome to the Martin Tech Forum jermin!:cool:

A.S

Double S
01-21-2013, 12:40 PM
Welcome to the forum.!.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-21-2013, 02:15 PM
Guess I will have to say welcome to the forum great bunch of guys here.





Hutch

Mike G
01-21-2013, 02:31 PM
Welcome to the forum.

Yep, looks like the Fury to me. Top bow in it's year!

I had one but the 6" brace was a bit tight for hunting, at least for me. It was also a bit loud unless a heavy arrow was used. It shot really nice though.

Mike

bfisher
01-21-2013, 02:40 PM
Welcome to the forums. Hope this turns out to be a home for you.

Nice bow you have there. Don't let nobody kid you. There were some really nice bows from the 90's and that is one of them. As old as it is if you treat it right it'll last you a lifetime.

Mike G
01-21-2013, 02:52 PM
Oh yeah .... don't get me wrong. I wish I still had that Fury.

I still have my 1996 Martin Prowler, what a meat axe of a bow! I still use it too.

Mike

wscywabbit
01-21-2013, 03:20 PM
Nice bow! Welcome to the forum, and to the addiction! lol

Lab Rat
01-21-2013, 03:24 PM
I think that it is amazing how far bows have not progressed in the last 10 years! I guess that no one has figured out a way to fool the laws of physics yet. IBOs of bows with 6 inch brace height went from 320 fps to 350 fps only a 10% increase in 10 years.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
01-21-2013, 03:28 PM
I think that it is amazing how far bows have not progressed in the last 10 years! I guess that no one has figured out a way to fool the laws of physics yet. IBOs of bows with 6 inch brace height went from 320 fps to 350 fps only a 10% increase in 10 years.

Ain't that the truth!!



Hutch:cool:

Mike G
01-21-2013, 03:56 PM
I think that it is amazing how far bows have not progressed in the last 10 years! I guess that no one has figured out a way to fool the laws of physics yet. IBOs of bows with 6 inch brace height went from 320 fps to 350 fps only a 10% increase in 10 years.

Actually they have come a long way since 1997. Maybe the speeds have not increased much, but you can now get a bow with a 7 1/2" brace hieght that will shoot 320fps. With a smooth draw cycle and virtually no hand shock and deathly quiet.

The Z Cams were called "hatchet cams" and had quite the draw cycle. When you dropped to the valley you had a mushy back wall. Actually no back wall, you just could feel the bottom of the valley.

I hate to say it cause I really like my 1996 Prowler with Z-Cams, but it is loud compared to bows today. It's specs said 296fps. With a bit of tweaking one could get more speed easily.

Todays parrallel limbs give you that extra brace, and give you that shock free release. The limbs equalize each other's vibration out, leaving the quiet, low vibration we take for granted today.

The 2012 Cougar FC with Nitro Hybrid Cams has a 7" brace with an IBO of 345fps.

That is a long way.

Lab Rat
01-21-2013, 04:11 PM
That is true. I do like the way they look now. Check out the Onza transformation:

Chip
01-21-2013, 04:18 PM
Welcome to the forum.

Ankhdad
01-21-2013, 04:23 PM
Welcome to the forum.
This is a great place to get extra info to the point of brain overload!

jermin
01-22-2013, 01:15 AM
thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Lab Rat thanks for identifying the bow and for the link. My buddy who sold me the bow said that it was a great one to shoot and was very forgiving. I'm looking forward to getting out ASAP to notch a few.

Cheers!

jermin
02-12-2013, 12:23 PM
Just picked up the bow from the shop after 2.5 weeks....that felt like for ever.... on a side note, one of the guys at the shop said that the draw length isn't adjustable due to the cams. It's currenty about an inch or so to long so i was wondering if anyone had any ideas on or tips on shooting with the longer draw. Ideally i need the draw to be ay 27 inches.

hawkdriver55
02-12-2013, 01:53 PM
Welcome to the forum!

Mike G
02-12-2013, 02:55 PM
jermin, you can get modules for those cams that will take the draw length down to 27". If I had a set I'd send them to you, but I checked and I only have 29" and 30" left and the 28" I am using on a bow. They are available though.

pizzadave
02-12-2013, 04:37 PM
jermin, you can get modules for those cams that will take the draw length down to 27". If I had a set I'd send them to you, but I checked and I only have 29" and 30" left and the 28" I am using on a bow. They are available though.

That is a prime example of the awesome help guys provide on this forum. The martin forum is easily one of the biggest reasons why I keep looking at martins and just bought a rytera. Everybody is friendly and prove to be a great "family". Also.... there is so much experience here that if you come across something, chances are it has been seen before.


Welcome to the forum!

Lab Rat
02-12-2013, 05:52 PM
Could he short string the bow or twist the bowstring and untwist the control cables to get at least 1/2" to 3/4"?

jermin
02-12-2013, 09:47 PM
Thanks for the info guys. I will try to find some modules online. The guy from the shop said they are hard to find but I have hope! Any other tips are still welcome. I plan on shooting it for the first time tomorrow. :D

jermin
02-12-2013, 11:01 PM
just found this on the archery talk forum:

Twisting cables (shorter) will up poundage and lengthen draw length. Twisting the string (shorter) will lower poundage and shorten draw length. Untwisting either will do the opposite.

anyone here ever try this?

wscywabbit
02-12-2013, 11:16 PM
yes, and it will work for small adjustments. I don't know that you could realistically get more than 1/4 to 1/2" out of it. I'm sure Hutch or someone can verify for me. But also realize this, adjusting the cables has a noticeable effect on the ATA, minimal effect on the draw length; adjusting the shooting string has a noticeable effect on draw length, minimal effect on ATA.

Hope that helps! Good luck :)

HawgEnvy
02-13-2013, 10:13 AM
welcome to the forum.good to see another person from forest grove.i run the cemetery off thatcher and watercrest and live in forest grove.i know of some good places to shoot and if you need help from a person to person meeting i am glad to do what i can.

Sounds like Chris may have a new shootin buddy. Welcome to the MTF

Chip
02-13-2013, 12:32 PM
Welcome to the forum.

Lab Rat
02-13-2013, 08:03 PM
Jermin,

What kind of release are you using? If you change your release you may be able to handle a longer draw length but keep a comfortable anchor point.

macflash
02-13-2013, 08:29 PM
Welcome to the forum Jermin, I'm a couple hours North of you but have family in the Couv, and St. Helens. My step daughter went to F.G. elementary .. Wow small world.
These people are really sharp, and several have been doing this for years, Everything you wanted to know in one small package,
Derik