PDA

View Full Version : need help deciding on a bow



byaffsroyal
03-10-2009, 02:55 PM
i recently got a chance for a monster buck for real cheap 08 loaded seen it and know owner been shot maybe 20 times.well in ya'll opinion should i get it for less than 240 or buy the cheetah 09 package for less than 380 shipped?

flytier17
03-10-2009, 03:38 PM
Truth be told, if you have that money for the cheetah package, go get a MOAB. You get a specs-wise similar bow, and a pro-series bow. The Pro-Series will have more support from good shops, and more proshops will be familiar with it. If you don't want the MOAB, get the 2ndhand bow. The price is worth it, more so than the cheetah.

Desmond
03-10-2009, 04:46 PM
Truth be told, if you have that money for the cheetah package, go get a MOAB. You get a specs-wise similar bow, and a pro-series bow. The Pro-Series will have more support from good shops, and more proshops will be familiar with it. If you don't want the MOAB, get the 2ndhand bow. The price is worth it, more so than the cheetah.


Ditto!! I couldn't said it better. :D

byaffsroyal
03-10-2009, 05:39 PM
isnt the cheetah and the moab the same except for the cable system and the vibra check? i dont have the money for the moab but i was thinking i could add the cable and vibra check would that be similar added to the cheetah i get free shipping so my total for it plus ccs,VC wouldnt cost to much. i know i prolly not making sense but just getting your opinions cause i dont know martin but LOVE how they shoot compared to my old brand hoyt

flytier17
03-10-2009, 05:46 PM
The MOAB is a little longer at 33" A2A vs. 30" Also, a little lighter. Tuning issues will be lessened with the longer A2A. Also, like I said, the ProSeries bows are better known among proshops.

The MOAB's Gold-Series Counterpart would be the Bengal.

Alec

bfisher
03-10-2009, 08:01 PM
isnt the cheetah and the moab the same except for the cable system and the vibra check? i dont have the money for the moab but i was thinking i could add the cable and vibra check would that be similar added to the cheetah i get free shipping so my total for it plus ccs,VC wouldnt cost to much. i know i prolly not making sense but just getting your opinions cause i dont know martin but LOVE how they shoot compared to my old brand hoyt

The guys are giving some deceent advice, but you have to suit your own pocketbook. OK, so you can't afford a Moab. No big deal. In your shoes I would probably go with the Monster Buck for a lot less money. However, the Cheetah would also be OK. As I said, suit yourself. I think the Monster Buck is a twin to the Cheetah.

One thing though. You cannot fit a CCS to any 2008 bow so forget it. The risers are machined differently. It's not that big a deal anyway. I've got a FireCat with just a cable rod/slide and a Moab with the CCS. The FireCat is more quiet. The CCS is not such an improvement as people might think.

As for the VIbra Check, do you mean the STS? This can always be added later if the bow is drilled for one. Try shooting the bow without it for a while.

byaffsroyal
03-11-2009, 03:39 AM
thank you very much guys :) i really appreciate it this has help mt decision i was wonder what the hype was i got to shoot both and am as happy with cheetah as moab so this was VERY helpfull

razorjack
03-11-2009, 04:01 PM
i recently got a chance for a monster buck for real cheap 08 loaded seen it and know owner been shot maybe 20 times.well in ya'll opinion should i get it for less than 240 or buy the cheetah 09 package for less than 380 shipped?

Id get the 08 MB bow as their isnt enough difference in both models.If you ever turkey hunt or stand hunt deer or spot and stock you'll start to really love that MB bow,it's like it was made for those situations exclusivley.
Now as far as a dealer knowing a pro series better that a gold series,ya right scooby dooo..............................;)

JT38off
03-15-2009, 10:05 PM
09 moabs are out there new in box for 399.99 shipped, i got one and i promise i wouldnt trade it for anything but a 09 firecat. moab is an awesome bow. i almost bought the monster buck as well for 349.99 set up but then i found the 09 moab on ebay for 50 bucks more and im happy as can be! but 240.00 for the mb is hard to beat