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wildeboer
06-30-2008, 01:08 PM
I have a 2007 Cheeta, on the top limb it"s writen "Magnum". Is it standard for I only see one model of Cheeta?

Montalaar
06-30-2008, 01:25 PM
Magnum means that you have the Magnum-limbs on your bow. Martin produces Magnum and Elite-Limbs for their bows.

I do not understand what you are asking exactly so i can not answer correct.

bfisher
06-30-2008, 01:32 PM
You're almost right Simon. Add to your list the super-mag limbs (13").

Magnum is just a designation for Martin's 14" limbs. All their bows using 14" or magnum limbs are using the same limbs. That's one thing I like about Martin. All their limbs are laminated, which are higher end and more expensive to make. Whether you buy a Cheetah (less expensive) or a Slayer (top shelf) they share the same type of limb.

dbd870
06-30-2008, 01:41 PM
The 13" super magnum limb was (& still is) the standard (and the only one catalogued) on the Cheetah. In 2007 they had a 14" limb as well; now Martin will put other combinations together so don't be suprised if you run across a non catalogued combination.

Man you guys are fast - got beat out by 2!

wildeboer
06-30-2008, 01:43 PM
Thank you guys, I understand it now. It had me confused as you only see the "Martin Cheeta" in the adverts and now on mine it says "Magnum". I thought mine was maybe already specially taught not to miss:p

bfisher
06-30-2008, 03:01 PM
Thank you guys, I understand it now. It had me confused as you only see the "Martin Cheeta" in the adverts and now on mine it says "Magnum". I thought mine was maybe already specially taught not to miss:p

YOU WISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bfisher
06-30-2008, 03:04 PM
The 13" super magnum limb was (& still is) the standard (and the only one catalogued) on the Cheetah. In 2007 they had a 14" limb as well; now Martin will put other combinations together so don't be suprised if you run across a non catalogued combination.

Man you guys are fast - got beat out by 2!

We're not that fast. You just gotta learn to type with more than one finger. And for the record, I was not aware that the Cheetah had 13" limbs. Just goes to show how much I really know--or don't know, as the case may be.

Montalaar
06-30-2008, 05:17 PM
<Hmmm.. Sure that the Cheetah is delivered with the super-mags? I always thought they were delivered with magnum 14" als standard just like bfisher... Hm, whatever you say. =)

dbd870
07-01-2008, 05:49 AM
We're not that fast. You just gotta learn to type with more than one finger.

Hey, hey, I use 2 fingers!

I went back and checked just to be sure. The super mag limbs are the standard limbs.

Montalaar
07-01-2008, 07:01 AM
Oh, okay. Just one thing more to know.

I had a program to check how fast someone is typing and how much mistakes are made. Just forgot the link.. :(

dbd870
07-01-2008, 07:11 AM
Oh, you want to check for mistakes as well! :eek: That's just evil.

wildeboer
07-01-2008, 01:04 PM
I measured my limbs, 13 inches. My bow is a 2007 model, no hole at the back for a rear-mount sts like the 2008 models but I have the M-Pro cam on it.

Easton ST Axis 340 arrows, 29 inches long, 9.3gpi, 125gr NAP Nitrons and 2 inch Blazers at 70lb= 240fps( two different cronographs)

I expected a little more but I think my arrows are a little on the heavy side, about 465grain total but that is the standard for our hunting, South Africa

Montalaar
07-01-2008, 01:05 PM
No, you had to type words into it which were displayed on the top of a box. The program counted how many letters you write in 60 seconds and how many words you wrote/misspelled.


I would never try to search for mistakes. I make too much of them myself. At least in english i make them, german is antoher thing.. xD

dbd870
07-01-2008, 02:15 PM
Depending on what all is on you string, peep, silencers, D loops etc. that's not way off. MPro's are not known for their blazing speed but for their nice draw curve. I would have guessed 245-250fps maybe?

bfisher
07-01-2008, 08:33 PM
What color is the MPro cam? 2007 was a pewter color (grey). The 2008 is black and has a slot machined in it for a draw stop.

Simon, your English is just fine, thankyou. Many Americans should type as well as you instead of using all types of shortened versions like "u" for you and 4 instead of for. Then there are so many that don't know when to use "there", "their" (possessive pronoun), or "they're" (they are) Laziness abounds everywhere and excuses to match.

wildeboer
07-02-2008, 12:29 PM
My cams is the mentioned grey colour.
I have a standard peep, d-loop and the leches it came with, on the string.
I also expected more out of the bow but it quiet at least:o

bfisher
07-02-2008, 12:59 PM
I measured my limbs, 13 inches. My bow is a 2007 model, no hole at the back for a rear-mount sts like the 2008 models but I have the M-Pro cam on it.

Easton ST Axis 340 arrows, 29 inches long, 9.3gpi, 125gr NAP Nitrons and 2 inch Blazers at 70lb= 240fps( two different cronographs)

I expected a little more but I think my arrows are a little on the heavy side, about 465grain total but that is the standard for our hunting, South Africa


Yes, those are fairly heavy arrows by standards today, but most of us are whitetail deer hunters and as such don't really need as much momentum to achieve more pentration. If keeping to 5 gp/lb you could drop about 115 grai of arrow weight and get about 35fps more out of it. You'd certainly gain more speed and Kinetic Energy would remain nearly the same, but you'd lose momentum that you may need for Africa's larger game.

Not having much experience with the game you hunt I think I'd live with what you have and just enjoy the hunt. And hey, if you shoot anything big let us know how everything performs.

flytier17
07-02-2008, 05:39 PM
I shot 513gr. FMJ's until I cut them down. Are now 470gr. I like the small diameter and the retention of KE even when busting through bone.

bfisher
07-02-2008, 08:19 PM
I shot 513gr. FMJ's until I cut them down. Are now 470gr. I like the small diameter and the retention of KE even when busting through bone.

Alec, I have a sticker on the inside of my top limb that reads "Stay away from the bone". Right there where I can see it every time I draw the bow. I know stuff happens but that is my motto.

That's one reason I don't like Muzzy broadheads. I hate their motto---Bad to the Bone. Hogwash!!! We all know broadheads kill by cutting through vital organs and blood letting---not busting bone.

I know you well enough that I know you wouldn't intentionally shoot bone. I just hate the mention of such stuff so don't take it personally.

dbd870
07-03-2008, 06:33 AM
Alec, I have a sticker on the inside of my top limb that reads "Stay away from the bone".

Yeah, I messed up and hit bone one time, misjudged the distance. - man that is a sickening sound to hear. :( I now use a range finder to get the distances in an area ahead of time.

Montalaar
07-03-2008, 12:20 PM
Back to the speed-thing..

I just found the link i searched for and it is in english also, wow. Someone want to try it? =)

http://speedtest.10-fast-fingers.com/

flytier17
07-05-2008, 06:28 AM
I didn't mean shoulder. Obviously that is not an intended target, though now that you brought it up, it is nice to have an arrow that will still give you a chance even when a bad shot is made. But what I was talking about were the ribs. When a broadhead hits a rib, it usually breaks it or deflects. Either one takes KE out of the arrow, which could result in a slower bleedout due to less penetration. That and I hope to hunt more than deer too. Like moose. I have heard stories of guys who dressed a moose and found a broadhead lodged in the rib of the moose. It was a recent wound, but not fatal at all. Now I realise that there couls have been other factors like an underpowered bow used or a super-long range shot. But those are still BIG bones. I personally want to know My arrow has a etter chance of blasting through into the lungs. Look at the guys ging to Africa. They usually use a superlight fast arrow for springbok and gazelle because of long shots and fast reactions of the game. However when they are going for cape buffalo or zebra etc..., they use aluminums.