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MLN1963
03-10-2011, 06:28 AM
Okay, I found a Silencer for what I think is a good price. I like the Silencer because it is Fire Cat 400 performance for significantly less money ($130). Now I have to decide if I want to wait 3 weeks to get a black one.

I wanted to support the local guy but every time I mention a bow he doesn't have in stock he just doesn't seem receptive. He wants to sell me something he has, not get me what I want such as a Silencer. He pretty well talks down any Gold line bow (even though he has an Exile) and wants to sell the Pro series. Fine, he can make more money on a Pro and it is exclusive to Pro dealers, he just will have to make his money elsewhere.

I have already read the Martin manual on setting up a bow. I have downloaded but not read all of "The Nuts and Bolts of Archery" from AT. I think setting up a bow is well within my capabilities as I tinker with most anything I own. I don't pay to have anything done I can do myself unless it is advantageous to me (as I get older I value my time more)! This would take time but I think it will be enjoyable and I will learn from it.

I know I can always cave and bring it to him to tune if I can't figure it out, but he will make me pay dearly. Am I biting off more than I can chew or is it relatively simple as it seems?

If any dealers here can get a black Silencer to my door for the same price I would certainly consider supporting you. This would probably be best to handle by PM.

CaptJJ
03-10-2011, 06:44 AM
I was looking at the Silencer(in black, too) but decided to wait till next year; also want to wait and see how the new sting stop/cable guard work out.

If the dealer doesn't want to make the order, that's his loss. With forums like this and AT you can find all the info you need to do your own work, not only for the enjoyment but satisfaction of being self sufficient. The other advantage is less down/wait time, especially during the busy season.

ElkSlayer
03-10-2011, 07:15 AM
If the dealer doesn't want to make the order, that's his loss. With forums like this and AT you can find all the info you need to do your own work, not only for the enjoyment but satisfaction of being self sufficient. The other advantage is less down/wait time, especially during the busy season.

yep who need a shop that try's to force a sale....when he could make so much more in the long run, if he had just got you your Bow.. there is a new Sticky.. send a pm to one of those guys...

with that N& B info and this place you will be fine.:cool: get the bow you want..how ever you need to ...even if it is off AT ;)

elkslayer4x5
03-10-2011, 07:42 AM
yep who need a shop that try's to force a sale....when he could make so much more in the long run, if he had just got you your Bow.. there is a new Sticky.. send a pm to one of those guys...

with that N& B info and this place you will be fine.:cool: get the bow you want..how ever you need to ...even if it is off AT ;)

ES makes a good point, I'm sure the dealers in the above sticky would be glad to get which ever bow you wanted. And you won't have to deal with some arrogant shop owner who only wants to sell what he makes the most off of. :rolleyes:

bcriner
03-10-2011, 08:24 AM
PM has been sent.

mudpig
03-10-2011, 09:19 AM
I just bought a new Silencer in December (camo). I've been tinkering with it for the past month or so as I had time. It is very easy to tune. Cam timing and synch, and just finished broadhead tuning last night. The bow is very easy to work with and if you need help, like I did, there are several of the guys that will get you going straight. (THANKS FELLAS). As for the TRG and string wear. I keep my strings very well waxed up, especially in that area, and I have NO WEAR to the strings. I have wax build up that clumps along that area of the string. I have found that rubbing with fingers, you rework the wax back into the string. I've been using the real slippery Bohning wax by the TRG and regular Allen wax on the rest of the string. I made the mistake of using the real slick stuff around my serving for my peep and the serving wouldn't stay put. I don't think you can go wrong with the Silencer and I know that you'll get all the help and info you need in tuning hear from the guys. AGAIN thank Brem, Doc, Archer, Arrow splitter, Hutch and any others that I may have forgotten.

mudpig
03-10-2011, 09:26 AM
Forgot to add that I've got 2000-2500 arrows thru mine so far.

LOVE IT

MLN1963
03-10-2011, 12:25 PM
MudPig

I will be in contact if I get a Silencer. I have been looking for a used bow but I never find what I'm interested in or I am too slow to get it. Spring turkey is soon upon me and I will probably not get a chance to get everything set up and tuned in. Not just the bow but me too! Anyway, I am in contact with a couple dealers and I am pretty sure I see a new bow in my future. :D

mudpig
03-10-2011, 03:58 PM
MLN, Yes, if you end up with a Silencer I can help get you set up.

Simple Life
03-10-2011, 04:25 PM
MudPig

I will be in contact if I get a Silencer. I have been looking for a used bow but I never find what I'm interested in or I am too slow to get it. Spring turkey is soon upon me and I will probably not get a chance to get everything set up and tuned in. Not just the bow but me too! Anyway, I am in contact with a couple dealers and I am pretty sure I see a new bow in my future. :D

Good luck in your quest,hope you get what your looking for.

SL

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-10-2011, 04:33 PM
When you get it post us some pics


Hutch:cool:

MLN1963
03-10-2011, 04:38 PM
Will do but I'm sure it will look just like all the others. :D

I'm having second thoughts about black now. I don't think I want to wait a month or longer to get a bow. :(

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-10-2011, 04:41 PM
Will do but I'm sure it will look just like all the others. :D:(

Its the personal touch that counts, or the fact that you finally have a bow:rolleyes:

Hutch:cool:

MLN1963
03-10-2011, 04:48 PM
Its the personal touch that counts, or the fact that you finally have a bow:rolleyes:

Hutch:cool:

Yeah, no kidding. Prices have gone up since I started looking! LOL The good thing is my shoulders are much better now and I can pull a decent draw without hurting. So some good came out of waiting. :D

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-10-2011, 04:51 PM
That is a good thing no shoulder pain. But I respect you for taking the time to get the bow you want. And not rushing in to a store and just buy.


Hutch:cool:

Simple Life
03-10-2011, 05:21 PM
I had a hard time picking between a black or skulz camo,just wanted something different,ended up with the skulz.Black looks great also,even if you have to wait,I am on 3 weeks now waiting,its hard but worth it in the end;)

SL

coyotekiller82
03-14-2011, 05:19 AM
I had a hard time picking between a black or skulz camo,just wanted something different,ended up with the skulz.Black looks great also,even if you have to wait,I am on 3 weeks now waiting,its hard but worth it in the end;)

SL

I also ordered a skulz camo silencer over 4 weeks ago....as Tom Petty says, "The waaaaaiiiitiiiiiing is the haaaaaaaaaaaaaardeeeeeeeeeeest part!" :(

MLN1963
03-22-2011, 08:23 AM
I finally bought a bow. I found a Firecat 400 and decided I liked it a little better than the Silencer because of the cat claws. I was able to get my hands on a FC400 faster than a Silencer but I know both are in essence the same bow and would be happy with either one.

I ordered up some goodies as they didn't have what I wanted at the shop. So now I'm waiting for everything to show up and get started setting up my first bow. Hurry up big brown truck!

elkslayer4x5
03-22-2011, 10:02 AM
Ah yes, the joy of waiting for the big brown toy truck...:D

MLN1963
03-22-2011, 10:08 AM
Nothing like having the bow in my hands and not being able to shoot it. Torture I tell you, tourture!

Simple Life
03-22-2011, 12:01 PM
Nothing like having the bow in my hands and not being able to shoot it. Torture I tell you, tourture!

At least you have a bow in your hands,I have nothing................5 weeks and counting:(

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-22-2011, 12:25 PM
Good for you MLN1963!! Like I said before I respect you for not just going out and getting any bow. It takes time to set up a bow the right way. When you are done let the fun begin!;)
remember pics
HUTCH:cool:

MLN1963
03-22-2011, 01:29 PM
And you guys thought I asked a lot of questions before. Wait until I start the tuning process! You will all be avoiding me. LOL

justin
03-22-2011, 02:31 PM
ha!! i doubt it!!! they helped me get my alien shooting and i got frusterated a few times, but it ended up awesome. i get comments about how fast my bow is and im shooting a 55-70 backed out 5 turns (idk weight, 55 ish i think) and a 390 grain aarow with a mere 27 in draw!!!! sometimes i wonder if huch~n~son can let a thread go without posting something helpful!!! ;)

MLN1963
03-22-2011, 02:38 PM
That is good to hear but not unexpected. This forum and it's members are the reason I bought a Martin bow. I was set on getting a BT Assassin but saw the value of this forum and went Martin instead.

justin
03-22-2011, 02:46 PM
i really liked the looks of the assasin, and ive shot one. shot ok.... but im kinda shy on bowtech stuff, after watching limb bolts slip in the riser. it was backed out 2 turns but thats within there limits.....and it happend twice to a freind on differnt bows a few weeks apart. they gave him a new bow after bowtech would not answer the phone or call back after 3 days..... and it happened again...... ugh!!!!!

martinbowhunter
03-22-2011, 03:44 PM
So where are the pictre's?

MLN1963
03-22-2011, 07:02 PM
All I have is a crappy phone picture. It is a bare bow at the moment. Once I get it all done I will post up some pictures.

Money Man
03-22-2011, 07:06 PM
Congrats on the new bow. You have been doing a lot of research looking for this bow, I wish you the best of luck with your new bow. I can't wait to see the set-up