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GR8RALLY
03-16-2011, 05:21 AM
I've been bowhunting for five years now, my first and current bow is a PSE STL (Primos Speak The Language). When i started bowhunting, i didn't know anyone who did and just walked into the local bow shop who recommended the bow and have been very happy ever since. Now days, i have four great hunting buddies who all bow hunt and do so with the shorter ATA bows. Mine is 38", really never have much of an issue with it except in those few occassions i hunted out of a ground blind (top limb hitting blind). So i took the leap after an exhausting past few months testing many of the new bows on the market, i just ordered the new Martin Silencer. Must admit i'm a little nervous, my PSE has never failed me, but the feel of the Silencer felt great and looking forward to adding new accessories. Plus, i'm sure the chrono speed should be higher than my current 245......hehe.:cool:

bfisher
03-16-2011, 05:26 AM
First I'd like to welcome you to these forums. There isn't much info here right now as the forum was just revamped within the last couple of days and hopefully we'll get the bugs worked out and get all the old threads back. Please accept my apologies for this, hopefully, tempoary inconvenience.

In the meantime ask any questions you may have. There are great bunch of guys on here willing to share their experience and help others. I hope you get your bow quickly and enjoy it to the fullest.

GR8RALLY
03-16-2011, 05:34 AM
Thank you bfisher. I did utilize this forum as i researched the Silencer prior to ordering it and hope the old threads are returned since many that i found were of great source of info.

alex
03-16-2011, 06:21 AM
Welcome to the forum and congratulations for the new bow!

HawgEnvy
03-16-2011, 09:38 AM
welcome to the sight. I had the an '05 STL that I swapped for my '08 Cheetah. AtA was to long to the point of annoying and the other guy thought the same bout the short AtA of the Cheetah. Now we're both happy and I'm sure you will be,too. Martin bows are awesome. Hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.

Simple Life
03-16-2011, 11:51 AM
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new bow,


SL

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-16-2011, 11:55 AM
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new bow.

Hutch:cool:

bfisher
03-16-2011, 12:36 PM
Looks like we have an echo here.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-16-2011, 01:22 PM
Ya I'm a copy cat!

HUTCH:cool:

Lung Buster
03-16-2011, 02:41 PM
Welcome aboard and good luck with your new bow I don't think you will be disappointed Martin is a great company! Happy shooting!

GR8RALLY
03-28-2011, 06:24 PM
Just picked up Silencer yesterday. Very happy indeed. Looking forward to shooting again this Wednesday and hope the chrono is up and running so i can get an idea of what increased speed i'm shooting compared to my PSE at 245 fps. Online caluculator indicates 318 fps, but anything 300+ would make me REAL happy, but I'll come to guys for info on what i need to do to fine tune the bow for such speed. Thanks for the warm welcomes. Rod.

martinbowhunter
03-28-2011, 06:39 PM
Welcome. And congrats!

gravedigger
03-28-2011, 06:51 PM
happy to have ya here.its a nce bow you got and hope you get a good kill with it.you will not have a problem finding people here to help ya get it all tuned

HawgEnvy
03-28-2011, 07:41 PM
the old timers are probably in bed by now.,lol. What we will need to know: Draw wt.,Draw length,what string accessories are you using(cat whiskers,string leeches,kisser,peep,brass nocks or d-loop)Trg/sos combo or cable guard? Arrows?rest?

basicall everything about your set-up and be as precise as possible so we can help as much as we can.

welcome to the forum. Post some pics if you can

Rangerj
03-28-2011, 08:00 PM
Welcome my friend.

GR8RALLY
03-29-2011, 03:51 AM
the old timers are probably in bed by now.,lol. What we will need to know: Draw wt.,Draw length,what string accessories are you using(cat whiskers,string leeches,kisser,peep,brass nocks or d-loop)Trg/sos combo or cable guard? Arrows?rest?

basicall everything about your set-up and be as precise as possible so we can help as much as we can.

welcome to the forum. Post some pics if you can

Current draw weight is 61lbs, 29" draw and the only string accessories are a G5 peep and string D-loop. TRG/SOS combo, QAD Ultr-Pro and Easton Flatline 400's at 31" using 100 grain tips @ 363 grains. (on my old bow, my arrows were 29.5", so i figured the same for new, but pro-shop said it should be at 31" min for the new set-up, making the new flatlines only acceptable at 60lbs. He said any higher poundage, i would need the 340's. Side note: i bought arrows prior, glad i only bought 1/2 doz):eek:

bfisher
03-29-2011, 04:47 AM
I suppose the proshop is suggesting that your arrows extend beyond the sight window, but with the rest you are using I don't think it's necessary. The arrow sure isn't going to fall down on your hand. This is something you'll have to look at. My gut says you'll be just fine with the arrows you have.

Just looking at the Easton arrow selector you're arrows are right on the upper edge for spine and 29.5". You're probably going to need a 340 spine if you go longer, just as he said. It's not something I would get all hyper with for the short term. However, arrow charts often times leave you hanging on the stiff side so for now I'd shoot what you have and see what happens. I know most of the time I use the target chart for arrow selection.

I also think that, depending on how much arrow is hanging over the rest at full draw you might even be able to shorten them to 28" or so and if so they would spine even better. Just another option to look at.