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eyebowhunt
07-21-2009, 01:05 PM
I'm new to the Martin forum today as I just purchased a new "Firecat" yesterday. I just got the bow set up with all the goodies on it and I'm in the process of fine tuning everything. It looks to be a very nice shooting bow with lots of speed. I'll let you know more what I think once I finish sighting it in and shoot it some more. I'll chrono it when I can. I'm shooting 310 grain arrows at 60 lbs. and my draw length is 28". It's probably around the 300 fps I would guess. Love the bow so far...
Cheers,
Ron :D

Troublemaker
07-21-2009, 10:21 PM
Congratulations! Firecat is a great bow. I bought the Rytera Alien X as it gives me a lot more speed as i'm screwed with a 26" drawlength.:mad:!
With a 450g set at 65# I get 272fps with the Alien. Quite a step up from 233fps with 415g set at 70# with my Cheetha.

Enjoy your new bow!:D

Dirt Dart
07-22-2009, 06:11 AM
Congratulations! My new 2009 Warthog was just delivered yesterday. I was torn between the Firecat the the Warthog. Hope I made the right decision. Can't wait to get it in a deerstand. I may get to leave Iraq in October. Looking forward to trying out the Warthog from a deerstand.

Good luck to you Sir. Hope the Firecat serves you well.

bubbacrabb
08-18-2009, 09:22 PM
Congrats fella's on some good bow choices. I recieved my 09 Moab not so long ago myself. Definetly not the speedster you guys are shooting, but Im bustin knocks with it. I dont think you can go wrong with any of your choices. Firecat, Warthog, and Alien X all sweet bows. Hope all you get a good buck this year, Dirt Dan I hope you get to make it home, thank you for serving our country. What broadheads you fella's shooting? Just curious if any of you guys with super speeds are shootin fixed blades. Ive about had it with mechanicals...:mad: lol

Jake-the-snake
08-18-2009, 09:27 PM
bubbacrab, i shoot a firecat that gets around 292fps, and i use the slicktrick Magnums, accurate so far to 60 yards for me

Spiker
08-19-2009, 12:50 PM
"09 FireCat
60# dw
29" dl
50.5gn. on string (including speed nocks)
396 gn. arrow
280 fps.

I use GT XT's and 100 gn. Magnus Stingers and they fly just like fieldpoints.

eyebowhunt
09-05-2009, 03:38 PM
I'm very pleased with my new Firecat. Still have to chrono it... but I'm guessing about 300 fps with my Victory V Force HV V3 400 45/60 Carbon Arrows c/w Slick Trick 100 grain Magnums. Total arrow weight 310 grains. They fly just like my field points and the only pin I had to tweek was the 60 yard pin as the arrow was hitting a shade low. The problem I'm having with this bow was the serving unravelling on the cable and string at the cams. My dealer filed the cams where the problem was and this seemed to help alot. Still waiting to see what Martin is going to do to resolve this problem. Bow season is here and my bow is dialed in and shootin' like a dream !!! I'll post pics. if I get a buck.
Cheers... :D

tommyhydro
09-05-2009, 04:58 PM
im shootin a 2K9 cheetah @ 70lbs/30" with approx 350 gr. arrows and i am drivin tacks at 50 yds. hey dirt dart, hope you make it home soon brother....im USAF and luckily not in the sandbox this season, come out to jersey and i will set you up on some whitetails.



good luck to all this year, 7 days till the opener in NJ

deerstandbuilder
12-13-2009, 06:35 PM
Congratulations! Firecat is a great bow. I bought the Rytera Alien X as it gives me a lot more speed as i'm screwed with a 26" drawlength.:mad:!
With a 450g set at 65# I get 272fps with the Alien. Quite a step up from 233fps with 415g set at 70# with my Cheetha.

Enjoy your new bow!:D


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DB_43725
12-20-2009, 07:21 PM
09 Warthog,
57 lbs,
300gr.Carbin Fibers 250 Maxama,
26in. arrows,
Draw Length 31. in,
5. in. overdraw,
peep and loop,
limb savors,
321 fps.

I have checked this bow on several different scales and it wont go to 60 lbs.
Is their any adj to get the other 3lbs out of it ?
Dont know if theirs anymore fps left in it as i have tweeked everything I know how to do,since I wasnt able to hunt this year do to work related injury. But I was wondering if these numbers are good ,fair or poor ?

DB_43725
12-20-2009, 07:37 PM
09 Warthog
52lbs
268gr GT Vapor Hunter
26 in arrow
31. in drawlength
5 in.overdraw
peep and loop
317 fps
Same bow with lighter spine arrow
Tryed to put this in the pre post but it all run together. Also congrats to all the new martin owners.

silverbullet28
12-21-2009, 08:49 AM
i was going to get the new firecat tr-1 but my new bengal with the ccs system and the string stopper is the same thing with the same features but for 100 dollars less but its a nice bow

CWeller
12-21-2009, 07:27 PM
I shoot 25 1/2" 308gr. arrows at 60 pounds with a 26 " draw. When I shot it through a chronagraph i only got 257fps. I shoot through a whisker biscut, have a peep sight installed with a tube, a string loop and a couple of leeches.
Can someone tell me if i'm getting the speed i should be. I realize i've got a short draw, but i feel i should be getting 20fps faster. This bow is rated at
340fps.

stehawk
12-27-2009, 09:09 AM
09 Warthog,
57 lbs,
300gr.Carbin Fibers 250 Maxama,
26in. arrows,
Draw Length 31. in,
5. in. overdraw,
peep and loop,
limb savors,
321 fps.

I have checked this bow on several different scales and it wont go to 60 lbs.
Is their any adj to get the other 3lbs out of it ?
Dont know if theirs anymore fps left in it as i have tweeked everything I know how to do,since I wasnt able to hunt this year do to work related injury. But I was wondering if these numbers are good ,fair or poor ?

You can get more lbs by putting twists/shorten the cables. If you put twist in the shooting string you will lose lbs. ;)

golfisserious
12-27-2009, 09:29 AM
a bow that is not set up perfectly, will not perform to the best of its capabilities, if you are not happy with the speed of your bow, and it should in theory, be faster... then start at the basics, like the day you first got it, and re set up the bow, then re tune the bow...

I borrowed a chrono from a friend... thinking about buying my own, you can get em new for 130 bucks all day long... at any rate, I bought a new to me, orion magnum from 05' on ebay and set it up by feel last week, when I got out to 40 yards, the arrows started turning a bit... and couldn't get it right... on the chrono I was shooting 283 fps...

As shortly as possibly I re did everything in this article, to the T

http://www.martinarchery.com/mtechforum/showthread.php?t=3628

its the second to last post that I followed...

the only real difference I found, was that my tiller was 1/8 short on the bottom and that after using a plumb bob to center my rest I was about 1/32" to far left, and that my arrow was out of level by about 1/8"

I am now getting 296, and I did put 21 twists in each of my cam strings...from what I have read, the twists probably didn't do much... but getting all of the Potential energy of the loaded string, squarely behind the arrow probably is where the increase came from.

Side note when Supertuning the bow, following that articles instructions to the T... I had to make minimal adjustment... moved my sight probably about 1/128" to the right and about 3/16" turn in the bottom limb bolt... put me dead on a half in line at 20yds and I am about 75% at 30yds.

good luck

octain2
03-12-2010, 10:40 PM
[QUOTE=eyebowhunt;18015]I'm very pleased with my new Firecat. Still have to chrono it... but I'm guessing about 300 fps with my Victory V Force HV V3 400 45/60 Carbon Arrows c/w Slick Trick 100 grain Magnums. Total arrow weight 310 grains. They fly just like my field points and the only pin I had to tweek was the 60 yard pin as the arrow was hitting a shade low. The problem I'm having with this bow was the serving unravelling on the cable and string at the cams. My dealer filed the cams where the problem was and this seemed to help alot. Still waiting to see what Martin is going to do to resolve this problem. Bow season is here and my bow is dialed in and shootin' like a dream !!! I'll post pics. if I get a buck.
Cheers... :D[/QU i have an 09 fire cat too...this is the same problem im having with mine...have someone draw your bow for you and look very closely at the string and the cam as it rotates...the cam will touch the string at half draw to full draw...your serving is coming unravled because of this...i shoot 70# and it burned the serving in less than 300 shots...took to the dealer per joel of martin archery...they put a new set of cams on it and replaced the string ...still same problem...took back to the dealer and after two months of this crap back and forth and on the phone with joel at martin i ended up with a $600 bow that the dealer put a spacer in between the limb and cam to move the cam over...to get the spacer in there he filed the limbs...this i believe voids my warranty....i filed a claim against martin archery with the better business burea and one way or another they are gonna do something about this...ive talked to martins pro shooters on here and they all blamed me for this crap....they told me i should have sent the bow to martin and i would have but JOEL who is the guy you get when you call 509 529 2554 told me to take it back walkers bows bend in vermillion ohio(which is a martin pro dealer) so they can get him parts to get the bow fixed....its been 3 months since this all started and martin has done nothing about nothing....i wouldnt recomend this company to anyone ever....10 year bumper to bumper warranty ....yeah right.....if i lived within 50 miles of martin archery i would go there and throw this bow thruogh there showroom window and they could keep the piece of crap...

octain2
03-12-2010, 11:40 PM
[QUOTE=octain2;25147][QUOTE=eyebowhunt;18015]I'm very pleased with my new Firecat. Still have to chrono it... but I'm guessing about 300 fps with my Victory V Force HV V3 400 45/60 Carbon Arrows c/w Slick Trick 100 grain Magnums. Total arrow weight 310 grains. They fly just like my field points and the only pin I had to tweek was the 60 yard pin as the arrow was hitting a shade low. The problem I'm having with this bow was the serving unravelling on the cable and string at the cams. My dealer filed the cams where the problem was and this seemed to help alot. Still waiting to see what Martin is going to do to resolve this problem. Bow season is here and my bow is dialed in and shootin' like a dream !!! I'll post pics. if I get a buck.
Cheers... :D[/QU