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    Default Saber Takedown's First Trip to the Range

    Shot my Saber Takedown at the range for the first time today. Only "aid" I have on it is a NAP Flipper Rest. No sights. Started as 15yds and moved to 20 after I gained some confidence. I don't have enough experience with other traditional bows to compare this too. All I can say is I had fun shooting it. I agree with the earlier post that it is consistent. At least when I miss I miss consistently. I can work on my form to help that. The only other thing I've done besides change the string and the arrow rest is put some felt strips from a roll of adhesive velcro over the string grooves. Got that at Home Depot. Very inexpensive way to help quite the bow. Works great. I don't think you can go wrong getting this bow. Its a good value and lots of fun to shoot and its an awesome looking bow.
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    2012 Saber Takedown

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    Having no experience with a Saber takedown, I don't know about a warfed compound/recurve, but a recurve will quiet down when its braced with the correct length string. Nice trick with adhesive velcro, however the bow will perform better if you find its perfect string length.
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    Default Martin Saber Takedown String Lenght

    Yes for anyone wanting to change the string for the Martin Saber Takedown - specs call for AMO Length: 64".
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    2012 Saber Takedown

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    This thread is a few months old so i hope someone can help me out here.

    I ordered the Saber a few weeks ago, should be here next week. It will be my first bow. I've read about the string not being too good so i ordered a hammerhead from Martin (unfortunatly they say the order will be delayed for 5-8 weeks).
    I've also heard the arrow rest not very decent. Would anyone be able to reccommend a replacement? I was going to order a whisker biscuit, would i need a sight to use this? I dont really want to use a sight, i would rather 'use gut feeling' if you know what i mean.

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    Lots of traditional rests avaible, I'm still shooting a Hoyt pro flex rest, an inexpencive 'flipper' style rest, and would recomend something similar, for their durability and concensity. Personally, I'd stay away for a whisker biscuit, nothing wrong with the rest, just that you don't really need that type of rest on a Saber, any of the rest on this page will work well for you. Look on the right side of the page.

    http://www.3riversarchery.com/Dura+F..._baseitem.html

    As for the string, I recomend a quality string, I get my string from D Merrill, for $11.50 you get a high quality string in your choice of style and colors.

    http://www.dmerrill.com/page.php?funct=as&pName=strings
    http://eastoutfitter.tripod.com/index.html
    http://www.cascadianbowmen.org/
    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, shoot thru, 63lb, Quiktune 3000, HAA OL 5519, Beman ICS Hunter
    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, Shoot thru, 55lb, Quiktune 3000, HHA OL 5519 2X, Easton A/C/C
    Ben Pearson 1968 'Cougar' 62" 45#s @ 28" recurve, parallel shaft POC, Zwickey 'Eskimo' 2 blade

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkslayer4x5 View Post
    Lots of traditional rests avaible, I'm still shooting a Hoyt pro flex rest, an inexpencive 'flipper' style rest, and would recomend something similar, for their durability and concensity. Personally, I'd stay away for a whisker biscuit, nothing wrong with the rest, just that you don't really need that type of rest on a Saber, any of the rest on this page will work well for you. Look on the right side of the page.

    http://www.3riversarchery.com/Dura+F..._baseitem.html

    As for the string, I recomend a quality string, I get my string from D Merrill, for $11.50 you get a high quality string in your choice of style and colors.

    http://www.dmerrill.com/page.php?funct=as&pName=strings
    Thanks for those links Elkslayer, much appreciated. I just ordered a flip rest from the site. Will wait and see how i get on with it.

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