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I wanted to buy a 08 Cheetah bow, but the one in the shop has a defected wheel, causing string problems and now i'm thinkig of getting the 08 Moab.This bow seems to me even better and i'll give the extra 70 dollars, but i need to see some more opinions, so if you want,please write me about the Moab.
11-13-2008, 10:11 AM
Is it a 2008 model? If so then I would definitely go with it over the Bengal or Cheetah. I like the longer A2A for it's forgiveness. You won't be sorry.
I hope so :) ! It is the 2008 model and it's great. In dollars costs about 700, but for Bulgaria this is a good bow price (strangely, here the bows are with at least 50% more expensive than in the US, being sure the delivery expenses aren't so big :mad: ,for example- PSE X-Force -1500$ ). I won't buy another bow soon, so let's hope the Moab will shoot well for years :) .
11-13-2008, 11:09 AM
I love mine. The ATA is a about right for a hunting bow light and very nice draw cycle. I'd take it over the Cheetah any day ( heh, guess I did!) :D.
May be i'll take it tomorrow. It goes with a quiver,3 pins sight,peep and an arrow rest (not high quality, but good enough).Is it true that you can change the string without a bowpress? Seems a little dangerous, may be must use helmet and face protection :rolleyes: . This IBO-ATA stuff, i understand the mechanism, but why the companies don't make some simple charts with different arrows,poundage and speed? (For the europeans the anglo-saxon measure system is a torture, but this is our problem - i've spent hours with the calculator :D )
11-13-2008, 02:52 PM
With any Martin bow, you can back the limbs out until the string is slack, and from there do string work, string changing, limb changing, installation of a limb pocket silencer system, etc... Just don't shoot with the bolts more than 5 turns out.
Thanks! This is a precious information.I was thinking of ordering a" nitehawk" bowpress in the future, but now i can save my money :) .
11-13-2008, 08:17 PM
This system works well, but it is a pain to continually do this. If I were you, I would save up for a Bowmaster Portable press. About 50 bucks here. The split limb adapters make it even easier to use even for a solid limb bow.
Enjoy your MOAB!
Do you hunt there, or shoot spots? I'm not sure where hunting is allowed outside NA.
I've bought the MOAB a couple of hours ago. It is really great! I shoot for sport (in the matter of fact i shoot more for pleasure, when i was a child i liked shooting on long distance and watching the arrow fly far away and i still like this, but since i shoot a compound i started target shoting with medium success, because my bow isn't very good and me too yet ;) ). In Bulgaria bowhunting is forbiden, but i don't mind it, because i'm not a hunter.There are 3-D tournaments and now when i have a good bow i'll try myself in some.As far as i know bowhunting is allowed in some West European countries like Great Britain, France and Spain.
11-14-2008, 06:28 PM
Wish you luck with that new MOAB. You should certainly be able to pick up a bit of accuracy with a bow with later technology. And for your information there is nothing wrong with "hunting" rubber animals. It's a lot of fun, really.
11-15-2008, 06:20 AM
West European countries like Great Britain, France and Spain.
Let me see what i can tell you about europe...
Iceland, Great Britain, Netherland, all german speaking countries, Poland, Che... Czech, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece
Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Lituania, Latvia, Serbia and Turkey
Maybe allowed within the next few years in:
Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Slovakia and Estonia. :)
Thanks, bfisher, i'm sure you're right about the 3-D shooting and hope you're right about the accuracy :) .Montalaar -good info! I was wrong about GB but i have seen prince Charles bowshooting clay pigeons-obviously the important here is "clay" :D
11-15-2008, 11:25 AM
THe MOAB is my first bow. I too had been debating between two bows but it was the Cheetah and the Bengal. I looked at the numbers and went with the MOAB for the extra clams.
I just recently changed my drawlength on my own without a bow press... and I'm a noob:D. So yeah, it can be done. But I can see how a bowpress would make it easier...you wouldn't have to worry about the limbs disconnecting from the riser.
Yeah, a bowpress does a great job, but unfortunately i can't buy one here.If i'll need some repairs i'll make them without a press.Hope everything will be okay!
11-15-2008, 03:42 PM
Thanks Alex and Simon for the info on European hunting. Now I am not so ignorant.
I'm assuming you can bowhunt in all those countries too? Reason I ask is because in Australia, I've heard Bowhunting is not allowed. I could be wrong, but I got that from an Aussie friend of mine. Mind you, he doesn't hunt, but he seemed pretty sure.
Alex: Check out the Bowmaster press. It is inexpensive and very functional.
flytier,i've checked out the bowmaster press- looks a good product.I will ask in the only one pro-shop here and if they don't have it i'll try to purchase it.About the bowhunting in Australia-sorry, i have no idea :(
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