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Badge56
01-21-2013, 08:10 PM
Just purchased a Pantera series 7000. Can anyone direct me to some info on this bow? It has a very cool laser etched panther on the riser. Seems to have a 70 lb max draw. My fish scale only goes to 50lbs! I took it to my bow shop and he will take some measuments and inspect it. What is the history on this, when were these made? I can't find even basic info. Any help would be great! Thank you! Burt

bfisher
01-22-2013, 08:53 AM
I know Hutch mentioned to PM me, but I didn't join Martin's staff till 2004 so have no detailed info prior to that and honestly, if I don't have info in front of me I don't have a clue other than Google it and research. The technical info on the website only goes back 10 years. As Hutch said, maybe Spiker can help you.

Tosi
01-22-2013, 11:24 AM
I had the chance to buy one @ a garage sale late last year and had the same issue about finding out info. I did find some things out about the 7000, but was too late on the sale. I don't think I would have used the bow other than a wall hanger.

Badge56
01-22-2013, 07:50 PM
I like the way this bow shoots. I do need to quiet it down a bit and see if I can improve the tune though. What did you learn that would make this bow a wall hanger? It does have a cool zebra wood grip and a laser etched panther on the riser. I'll post some pics when I get a chance...

Burt

bfisher
01-23-2013, 08:17 AM
I would play it a bit conservative with a bow this old. Try to keep arrow weight at or above 6 gr/lb. This was the recommended minimum for bows of that era. I might go so far as to recommend staying above 7 gr/lb. This will help preserve the limbs and should help make the bow more quiet.

To make the bow more quiet you need to reduce vibration. There are several products that can help. Limb Savers is one. Cat Whiskers are cheap and go on the string and do as good a job as anything else. Certain stabilizers help absorb vibration. Something like the Simms S-Coil come to mind. These products should all be available at your local archery shop.

Badge56
01-23-2013, 09:03 PM
Any ideas on the age and specs on this beauty?!? 757175727573

Tosi
01-24-2013, 07:29 AM
The bow look in much better shape than the one I was looking at in a garage sale. I just didn't want to get into something that I could not count on in the field (Limbs/Cam/string). Allot will depend on the draw. For me the bow was way to long, and I have a 29" draw. I tried to find out about the cam but couldn't find much out about a shorter mod. That's why I called it a wall hanger. Just didn't want to put $ into something I was not sure on, I have plenty of other bow that I can put $ into. The egg shaped cams are cool. good luck.

TEN RING
01-24-2013, 09:18 AM
I would say late "80's' EARLY ''90'S"

bcriner
01-24-2013, 10:07 AM
very late '80s model Pantera. I cannot recall the name of those cams. They came about after the "Mega" wheel of the mid-80s. It was the predecessor to the Sonic cams and "Z" cams which was introduced in the '90s. If I recall, the Firecat at the time was 41" ATA with 16" straight limbs. The Pantera was around 39" ATA. Brace height was around 8" on the Firecat and the Pantera was around 7 1/4" or 7 1/2". I believe the string length with tear drops was around 34 1/2-35" on the Pantera. I believe the Firecat was 36". I would just measure the string as it sits on the bow now. Post that here and I will tell you what length I would suggest replacing with. I would not hesitate to shoot with a new string. the only thing is I would just be sure to use a slightly heavier arrow and IBO of 5 grains per pound.

Badge56
01-24-2013, 07:49 PM
There is a cool wood, laser etched tiger on the riser. It has some glue on it to be removed so it's hard to see in the pic. ATA is 39" and brace ht is 7 3/4". Thank you all for helping me identify this bow. Is five full turns out on the adjustment screw a good bet on this bow? Five turns seem to be fairly common to Martin bows in the bow manuals that I have found online...

Burt75767577

Badge56
01-24-2013, 07:55 PM
Thank you bcriner! :cool:

Badge56
01-29-2013, 05:36 PM
I quick tuned the Pantera 7000 series bow today at 55 lbs after adding a wisker bisket, a Limbsaver S coil stabilizer, peep and kisser, and a Cobra 3 pin. This old bow is now putting up 3 inch groups at 40 yards shooting Easton 2117 arrows at 455gr. It has a smooth draw and a pretty solid wall. The Limbsaver did quiet it down pretty good. I'm going to add string puffs when I find a source for them. Anybody know where I can find the old school fuzzy string silencers? I can get new rubber ones from my bow shop, he dosen't have the fuzzy ones.

Any suggestions on new string lenght bcriner. I posted some additional pics for you. Have you ever owned one of these? I'm wondering how fast the arrow might be going...

Thanx all, 56

bfisher
01-29-2013, 08:07 PM
Older bow with that heavy of an arrow? I would venture a guess at something between 200 and 220 fps. Don't fret about speed. I was shooting older ones than that and killing deer with arrows doing around 190 to 200 fps. That was back in the day before bows even had an IBO rating and 200 was blistering. Most times got pass throughs with well placed shots. Got my share of spine shots, too, which anchored them on the spot.

Have fun.