2012 Pantera and Bengal
Just got these 2 bows in and plan on doing complete reviews on both for you guys as time allows.
Initial out of the box, the new Next Vista camo is well done. The Vista film appears to be a little heavier than the past G1 film dip and coverage was very good, really couldn't find any flaws in it.
Out of the box, both bows were exactly at advertised A2A lengths and were each an 1/8" short on brace.
Machining on both the risers and cams was quite good, very few machine marks were visible on either bow and you had to be really looking for them to notice.
The Fury XT cams have 3 seperate posts for the buss cable to attach, one is marked standard, one is marked -10 and the other is marked -20, this is to accomodate the large draw weight range we have seen advertised. Draw length is adjusted by an inner rotating module and the outer draw stop peg, no more seperate mods for each draw length.
The Bengal came with the green roto cups and bezels while the Pantera had black ones. The green ones actually look quite good with the Next Vista camo and the green limb logos.
The Hammer head strings appear to be a bit better made than last year and come with 2 bowjax on the string and one on the buss cable, the string also has 6 speed nocks installed near the cam, something not seen on previous single cam models from Martin.
I will get these setup with a rest and get some numbers and pics put up for you guys, let me know which bow you prefer to see first as I'll be pretty busy today, but will be around most all day tomorrow.
Thanks for that, but you do understand that a couple pics of each from different angles would be almost required. I'm particularly interested in seeing how the STS and cable rod are attached to the riser. Just from the sound of your initial observation the quality issue maybe improving. That would be good.
oh ya did i say
Nice review.. So lets see the Pantera...Digger can wait since he has to yell....lol oh yes pictures are needed.
i think GD wanted to see the Bengal. i don't remember for sure,though. Either for me as I'd be more interested in the Prowler Pro or Exile Pro.
As always Jim top notch review and very well explained. Thanks.
Originally Posted by archerx7
Another THANK YOU Jim!
...but it is quiting time for you and we aint seen no update or pics...
Sorry Man - I hadta...
I can't wait to see and hear more about the pantera! Thanks for the awesome reviews.
Just to piss Gravedigger and his renamed RidgeHunter off, I would like to see the Pantera review first. :cool:
just got my bow to shoot lot of impovement great new cam would love to see larger ilder wheel only have about 40 shoot