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Looseplucker
05-30-2011, 03:10 PM
Gday

I bought a Martin Jaguar compound from a mate - 30-50# and I have it set at 50# It came with a bunch of Cheetah 45-70s - about 5/16" or so. Anyhow, the process of attrition means that I need some more carbons. My mates use Easton powerflights and the price is pretty good. But I am unsure of what specs to use 500, 400, 340, 300?

I will be using 125gn fixed broadheads. I have a 28" draw and will be using a 3 vane set up. Any views?

Also, does anyone have some set up specs for the Martin Jaguar - it will need new cables/string shortly.

So if anyone can help out this Aussie bowhunter making a transition from trad to compound I would be very grateful.

Cheers

John

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-30-2011, 03:22 PM
What year is he bow? Here is links to easton's guide to arrow selection.

http://www.eastonarchery.com/products/spine_weight
http://www.eastonarchery.com/products/selection_hunting

And most of all welcome to the forum. I have that same bow. It shoots very well.


Hutch:cool:

Looseplucker
05-30-2011, 03:23 PM
Gday

Thanks for that. I'll look up the year of the bow. And post tomorrow

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-30-2011, 03:25 PM
Gday

Thanks for that. I'll look up the year of the bow. And post tomorrow
On the sticker the serial # 's first two digits are the year.



Hutch:cool:

Destroyer
05-30-2011, 03:28 PM
What draw length? Release aid or finger release? 2117's or 400's should fly well but you need to tune to find out.

Btw, welcome to the forum.

Looseplucker
05-30-2011, 03:35 PM
I am drawing 28" and use a trigger release.

Had a fat time hunting with it on the weekend. I had the thing tuned up for the Cheetahs, but the game was very flighty and no shots much under 40m which I am not real confident on. Still, the Cheetahs with the economy heads were 'sacrificial' while I get my head around these contraptions.

My other bow is a bamboo back and belly semi recurve takedown that I made - so I have made a big jump....

Thanks for the welcome fellas.

Looseplucker
05-30-2011, 03:36 PM
On the sticker the serial # 's first two digits are the year.



Hutch:cool:

Cheers - saw that on another thread.

Arrow Splitter
05-30-2011, 03:42 PM
Welcome to the forum! You have a nice bow.:cool: I've shot mine out to 100 yards.:cool::cool:
http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2822&d=1305667744
A.S

Looseplucker
05-30-2011, 03:46 PM
Welcome to the forum! You have a nice bow.:cool: I've shot mine out to 100 yards.:cool::cool:

A.S

Mate - I am pretty happy to be shooting the groups I am out to 20-30m. I had not zeroed the bottom pin for 40-50 and so my shots went low....but directionally I was spot on!

I am enjoying the bow - I probably paid more than I would have liked, but my buddy is short of $ so it was a friend thing. In time, when my son can pull 30# regularly I will reset it for that and give it to him and treat myself to a newie!!

Arrow Splitter
05-30-2011, 03:53 PM
Mate - I am pretty happy to be shooting the groups I am out to 20-30m. I had not zeroed the bottom pin for 40-50 and so my shots went low....but directionally I was spot on!

I am enjoying the bow - I probably paid more than I would have liked, but my buddy is short of $ so it was a friend thing. In time, when my son can pull 30# regularly I will reset it for that and give it to him and treat myself to a newie!!

Sounds good. I don't even have a bow right now, because it's in the shop because I had a cracked limb.
When I shot at 100yds., I was using the Truglo Range Rover single pin. I wouldn't be able to do that with my new Truglo Xtreme 5-pin.

Looseplucker
05-30-2011, 07:55 PM
Well I am going to work up to 100m altho this bow is for hunting and I prefer to hunt for the deep freeze. Most shots would be out to 40m. Mostly goat but have started in on deer (we have fallow and Sambar in my area).

To check out the Aussie trad scene: www.ozbow.net and the general bowhunting thang: www.aussiebowhunter.com

Destroyer
05-30-2011, 08:03 PM
100 yards. :rolleyes:

You guy's are nuts! :p

Looseplucker
05-30-2011, 08:10 PM
I don't know I'd do that for hunting - mine is set at 50# - I don't know that a 100yd shot would be assured of a kill.

And at my age, I'd be lucky to see 100yds!

Arrow Splitter
05-31-2011, 03:58 AM
100yds. was only for fun. For hunting, I would shoot no farther than 50 yards, IF I can even get that long of a shot in our woods. This picture should give you an idea of what it's like.2913

A.S

Destroyer
05-31-2011, 05:05 AM
Fair enough guy's. :)


This picture should give you an idea of what it's like.

A.S is that trail camera homemade? Can see what you mean about 50 yards.

bigbob29
05-31-2011, 02:25 PM
Heh heh its a small world loose plucker aint it! Take a look at my username. Great buch of guys here will give you all the advice you need.

HawgEnvy
05-31-2011, 03:07 PM
100yds. was only for fun. For hunting, I would shoot no farther than 50 yards, IF I can even get that long of a shot in our woods. This picture should give you an idea of what it's like.2913

A.S

dang,A.S.! Looks like my hunt locales. I can't wait til season starts!

Looseplucker
05-31-2011, 03:08 PM
Howdy

Interesting - the serial number on my bow is 3162. Now I don't think these were being made in 1931!

The limbs are black with Jaguar in yellow on each and the riser etc is metallic red. The sticker specs are:

peak weight 30-50
% let off - 39 (there are the letters SS written just before 39)
String length 58"
Draw length - Mod
Bow Number - 3162

Looseplucker
05-31-2011, 03:08 PM
Heh heh its a small world loose plucker aint it! Take a look at my username. Great buch of guys here will give you all the advice you need.

Gday Mate!

I just started posting here on account of acquiring one of the wheeled contraptions.

They are a fine bunch for sure.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-31-2011, 03:33 PM
If you post a pic of the bow and the cams we can probably narrow the year down.


Hutch:cool:

Looseplucker
05-31-2011, 03:38 PM
Here it is

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-31-2011, 04:05 PM
It is a 2003 with z cams if I am not mistaken. Nice looking bow! Looks like a keeper mate!




Hutch:cool:

Looseplucker
05-31-2011, 04:14 PM
That sounds about right. How can you tell - is it the "3" in the serial number?

The guy I got it from had practically new about 7 years back.

I am really enjoying shooting it....I have told my 10y/o boy that when he can pull 30# (currently 10# or so off the pace) the bow is his.

And I get a newie!

That is an Octane Hostage XL I just put on there - but I need to get a slider slot nut - the BP18 so it looks all noice.

Thanks for all of that. I am planning on getting some new arrows for it - probably Easton Powerflights and on the specs somewhere between .400 and .500

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-31-2011, 04:23 PM
I had to look up the martin 2002 catalog to find weather or not it was a z cam You can look at the cam and see if it says tru-arc or z cam but anyway I believe it is a 2003. Its a sharp looking bow. Hope it does you well.


Hutch:cool:

Looseplucker
05-31-2011, 04:25 PM
Man - you went to some trouble on my account - thanks. Here is a better pic of the cam. 2915

Hutch~n~Son Archery
05-31-2011, 04:33 PM
Not sure which cam it is some of the other guys on here might know!
HERE IS A LINK http://www.martinarchery.com/catalogs/Martin_2002_Catalog.pdf
For what ever reason 2003 is not available.


Hutch:cool:

Looseplucker
05-31-2011, 04:36 PM
This morning I saw some figures on the cams, but did not write them down. Will look this evening.

Spiker
05-31-2011, 09:05 PM
I have the '03 catalog on a pdf. PM me with your email address and I will send it to you.

Spiker
05-31-2011, 09:28 PM
I have the '03 catalog on a pdf. PM me with your email address and I will send it to you.

He did and I did...

Destroyer
05-31-2011, 09:39 PM
Haven't got the 2003 bow manual Spiker have you?

Spiker
06-01-2011, 07:38 AM
Just the same one you posted the link to. '01-'03.

Destroyer
06-01-2011, 02:31 PM
Cheers mate. :)