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MI1
07-05-2013, 02:34 PM
I'm curious to find out what is, has been coming out of there.

Arrow Splitter
07-05-2013, 05:34 PM
The only thing I know of that China makes is the split limbs. Martin bows are made in the USA.

A.S

wscywabbit
07-05-2013, 06:04 PM
That and I believe that the Threshold bow is also imported, although I do no remember from where....

Arrow Splitter
07-05-2013, 06:06 PM
That and I believe that the Threshold bow is also imported, although I do no remember from where....

I forgot about that. I believe you're right.

I believe just about every company has something made in another country, especially China.

A.S

Sonny Thomas
07-06-2013, 10:10 AM
For main line bows I can't think of anything Martin being made in China.

Check catalog, accessory pages. Undoubtedly some are made somewhere else.

alienshooter
07-06-2013, 10:30 AM
This is what I know, I'm a proud owner of a 2013 Black Carbon Alien! I like the bow its everything I want in a bow as of now. When I first heard of the rumors about the split limbs made in china I called Joel at cs (before he got let go) he told me only the threshold limbs are made in china. He said the split limbs and materials are made here in the states, then waskywabbit sorry if I misspelled, linked a post stating joel had said there blanks from china cut in house, so I don't know what to believe, someone is lying to me. Then I went to a few shops around Washington State they said they don't have Martin bows for many reasons but one was split limbs made in china! Its very unfortunate if true but my Alien shoots fine I will hunt with it this coming season. Before I purchased my Alien I shot many other bows and to bad for others who had problems with theirs. Now I'm rabbling on, I'm done.

2013 Black Carbon Alien
2010 Alien X, Barnsdale limbs
2006 Bear Code

typically8
07-06-2013, 10:49 AM
Hammer, I wonder who makes China's bows???

Good Riddance
07-06-2013, 01:54 PM
This is what I know, I'm a proud owner of a 2013 Black Carbon Alien! I like the bow its everything I want in a bow as of now. When I first heard of the rumors about the split limbs made in china I called Joel at cs (before he got let go) he told me only the threshold limbs are made in china. He said the split limbs and materials are made here in the states, then waskywabbit sorry if I misspelled, linked a post stating joel had said there blanks from china cut in house, so I don't know what to believe, someone is lying to me. Then I went to a few shops around Washington State they said they don't have Martin bows for many reasons but one was split limbs made in china! Its very unfortunate if true but my Alien shoots fine I will hunt with it this coming season. Before I purchased my Alien I shot many other bows and to bad for others who had problems with theirs. Now I'm rabbling on, I'm done.

2013 Black Carbon Alien
2010 Alien X, Barnsdale limbs
2006 Bear Code

No one is lying to you. The limbs were made at one time in-house and later higher quality materials were sourced from China and finished at the factory. There isn't anything wrong with the split limbs.

alienshooter
07-07-2013, 10:26 AM
No one is lying to you. The limbs were made at one time in-house and later higher quality materials were sourced from China and finished at the factory. There isn't anything wrong with the split limbs.

Ok thanks for the information I just think it would have been better for Martin to inform the customers than have all the rumors float around. Well if nothing is wrong with the slit limbs I'm ok with it, again thanks for the info.

2013 Alien
2010 Alien X
2006 Bear Code

dzsmith2
07-07-2013, 09:27 PM
No one is lying to you. The limbs were made at one time in-house and later higher quality materials were sourced from China and finished at the factory. There isn't anything wrong with the split limbs.

Made in china..., that's what's wrong.

CarlosII
07-08-2013, 01:10 PM
i have to start dropping in here more often. when was Joel let go and for what reason? i always found him extremely helpful.

bfisher
07-08-2013, 07:56 PM
i have to start dropping in here more often. when was Joel let go and for what reason? i always found him extremely helpful.

There are several threads about it. Do a search "good riddance" and you'll be able to read about it.

OnzaXX
07-09-2013, 06:35 AM
I imagine the steel in the bolts and nuts holding many of these bows together came from overseas, what about the aluminum in the riser. Was it sourced from the US or overseas? I imagine many of the source materials for these bows came from overseas, just because the cost is cheaper. We can all jump up and down about something not being made in America, but truth is something in nearly everything you own has made a boat or plane ride across the Pacific.

Chip
07-09-2013, 12:38 PM
I did read the thread that Joel stated the split limbs blanks came from China and finished in house. I am 99.9% sure the Threshold riser is from PoeLang made in Taiwan with core flex limbs and M-Pro cams. I have seen early Thresholds that appear to have PoeLang eccentrics as well and not the M-Pro. If you go to the PoeLang web site and look at the adult compound bow, it looks just like an early Threshold.

dzsmith2
07-10-2013, 05:15 AM
yeah, its not like any of us are shooting the threshold anyway. i used to want one for a bowfishing rig, but i changed my mind

Chip
07-10-2013, 09:00 AM
China produces almost half of the aluminum in the world, the US is fourth so there is a good chance the riser on your US made bow is made from aluminum from outside the US. Would I prefer that all my goods be made and sourced from the US? You bet, but that is not the way it goes. One small example is cars, the big three have sourced from other countries since before I was driving and I am 50 now. Bottom line is there has been trade since the beginning of human time and we are the ones that set the demand for it.

alienshooter
07-10-2013, 06:13 PM
China produces almost half of the aluminum in the world, the US is fourth so there is a good chance the riser on your US made bow is made from aluminum from outside the US. Would I prefer that all my goods be made and sourced from the US? You bet, but that is not the way it goes. One small example is cars, the big three have sourced from other countries since before I was driving and I am 50 now. Bottom line is there has been trade since the beginning of human time and we are the ones that set the demand for it.

Well said.