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dougkellermann
02-16-2009, 08:03 PM
I have narrowed my bow search down to the Martin bows. After looking at the major manufacturers, the Martin is the best bow for the money.

I came across a 2008 Martin Cheetah Pro Series. According to the material I have been reading the Cheetah is a Gold series. I am confused. What is a Cheetah Pro Series?

thanks
Doug

bfisher
02-16-2009, 09:09 PM
Did you actually see this on the limb logo or are you relating something that someone told you. I'm like you. Everything in the catalogs and everywhere else points to it being a Gold series, which it is.

If you saw it on the limbs then somebody messed up at the factory. It's not a major mess up. Regardless of whether it's Gold or Pro series makes no difference as to the quality. They all use the same material for the riser, limbs and cams. Even strings in many several cases.

dougkellermann
02-17-2009, 05:41 AM
Here is the picture of the reference to Pro Series on the Cheetah bow

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6519/228168890opx8.jpg

thanks
Doug

razorjack
02-17-2009, 06:01 AM
That doesnt look like a 08 riser,their should be holes in the riser where the sight mounts.maybe a 1998!!!!!!!

dougkellermann
02-17-2009, 06:05 AM
What about the label?

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6108/228169378tpan0.jpg

Thanks

razorjack
02-17-2009, 06:45 AM
Maybe if we saw a picture of the whole bow.:confused:camo looks old too.limb looks wrong too,older one.

dougkellermann
02-17-2009, 07:01 AM
Home these help, I am confused also...

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/42/228168783tpxw5.jpg

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/8554/228168817tplh3.jpg

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/874/228168851tpwq2.jpg

alex
02-17-2009, 07:41 AM
This isn't a 08 Cheetah at all! As far as i can see on one of the pictures there's a rusted bolt-this can not happen for one year (unless the bow is treated carelessly).I can't say from which year is this bow, but if you want to buy it you must inspect it VERY carefuly...and don't pay too much for it ;)

dougkellermann
02-17-2009, 07:50 AM
thanks
it looks like this has been sitting in the snow I lust looked closer at the cams....
thanks
for the heads up....

dougkellermann
02-17-2009, 08:44 AM
I just spoke with the seller and got the scoop. It appears the white stuff is grease and the bow is an M54 http://www.martinarchery.com/bows1997/cheetah.html from 97.

bfisher
02-17-2009, 12:26 PM
1997 sounds more like it. I was going to comment on the steel cables. Martin hasn't used them for years. In fact the only bows you see them on these days are very low end entry level bows.

puffwheat
02-17-2009, 07:58 PM
you should buy a cheetah 2008 there an awesome bow i just switched back to martin after having two other brands of bows i still own my martin jag mag from 2000 and just perchased a 2008 cheetah fast quiet and hard hitting i went from shooting the fastest bow in the world the apa black mamba 1 to the cheetah and am so happy to have a martin again.

dougkellermann
02-22-2009, 02:05 PM
Thanks everyone for the help.

I ended up with a 2008 Slayer with Cat Cams. I expect to have in next weekend. Again thanks....:D