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FarmTruk
11-11-2008, 10:46 PM
Hey all.

Great site here. I found this place via Google in a search to find out exactly what kind of bow I have.

A little background...this was purchased several years ago, NIB, at a local gun show. The seller had no info included with it, however, I was interested in getting into archery, with an eye towards hunting with it. It felt very comfortable, looked to be quality, had a great price, and I'd done enough research to know that Martin has a strong reputation.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s121/FarmTruk/Martinbow.jpg

I've enjoyed using it sparingly over the past few years. It shoots well, and seems to be more accurate than I am. :)

My question is...is this a Cougar model? All info/pics I've been able to locate online show different versions of the Cougar.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s121/FarmTruk/Martinriser.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s121/FarmTruk/Martinlimb.jpg

FarmTruk
11-11-2008, 10:47 PM
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Notice it has the Fuzion cam system. I've not been able to determine if this bow came from the factory with this, or if it was swapped before being sold to me.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s121/FarmTruk/Martinfuzioncama.jpg

The bow was set up by a local archery shop which has since gone out of business. :(

I was told I needed a different cam module to match my draw length. This was ordered and installed while being initially set-up. The installed module is marked "F1", and the string is attached to the #3 post.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s121/FarmTruk/Martinfuzioncamb.jpg

What draw length is this indicating? I shoot now with a Tru-Ball Loop Master release, and would like to add a string loop, rather than shooting off the serving. The serving seems to be seperate rather quickly from the pressure of the release's jaws.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s121/FarmTruk/Martinbowstringserving.jpg

FarmTruk
11-11-2008, 10:48 PM
post continued...

Also, unfortunately, the Martin sticker info has come off. IIRC, the shop said it was set for 65# at 65% let-off.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s121/FarmTruk/Martinlabel.jpg

Regardless, it has been a pleasure to shoot, and as I've recently relocated to an area with some land, hope to get even more involved with it, and get into the woods much more often.

Thanks in advance for any advice/assistance.

dbd870
11-12-2008, 09:22 AM
I'll take a stab at this. I think maybe you have a Prowler - circa 1999 perhaps. If I'm correct the draw length range was an amazing 30-34" so I'd assume the F-1 module would be the 30" module.

bowgramp59
11-12-2008, 05:18 PM
the cat decal looks like a lynx or bob cat

dbd870
11-13-2008, 05:46 AM
Many of them had that on the riser. I'm going from the riser's shape.

FarmTruk
11-14-2008, 02:23 PM
I'll take a stab at this. I think maybe you have a Prowler - circa 1999 perhaps. If I'm correct the draw length range was an amazing 30-34" so I'd assume the F-1 module would be the 30" module.

I think you are right. With this info, I did a google, and found some 1999 Martin literature which shows this as an M-102 Prowler Fuzion.

http://www.martinarchery.com/bows1999/prof.htm

I am still unsure about the cam, however, as the 1999 model Fuzion is quoted as having cam weights which can be adjusted. I do not have those, as you can see in the pics I posted. There's simply a "Fuzion" emblem over the two holes.

Anyone know exactly what year the Fuzion cam was introduced? According to this...

http://www.martinarchery.com/bows1998/cams.html

...the Fuz

Also, what has happened to the


And, yes, the DL is not as adjustable as I'd like. But I've gotten used to the long draw, and can live with it until I decide to get a more modern bow.

FarmTruk
11-14-2008, 02:29 PM
I think you are right. With this info, I did a google, and found some 1999 Martin literature which shows this as an M-102 Prowler Fuzion.

http://www.martinarchery.com/bows1999/prof.htm

I am still unsure about the cam, however, as the 1999 model Fuzion is quoted as having cam weights which can be adjusted. I do not have those, as you can see in the pics I posted. There's simply a "Fuzion" emblem over the two holes.

Anyone know exactly what year the Fuzion cam was introduced? According to this...

http://www.martinarchery.com/bows1998/cams.html

...the Fuzion was not shown in the 1998 literature. I guess that I just didn't get the weights.

Also, what has happened to the bow cam chart that lists the different models, cams, modules, and strings? I recall a few years back that it was on Martin's home page. I can no longer find it. It seems the forum's link is also dead...

And, yes, the DL is not as adjustable as I'd like. But I've gotten used to the long draw, and can live with it until I decide to get a more modern bow.

FarmTruk
11-14-2008, 02:30 PM
...and thank you for your help. It's appreciated.

:)