Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Martin Cougar FC vs Firecat 400

  1. #1
    Member deserthuntr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Bethlehem, South Africa
    Posts
    91
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Martin Cougar FC vs Firecat 400

    Are they the same bow? I know the FC stands for Firecat, and all specs are the same, but why the name change from 2011 to 2012?
    May the love and grace of God help us not to miss our purpose in life.
    2011 Onza 3, 70# 27.75" APG camo
    2012 Cougar FC 70# 27.75" Carbon Black

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    149
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    looks like the one thing to notice is that the 2012 cougar FC has cam options, single (XT)or dual ; in 2011 the firecat 400 is the dual cam (aka silencer but with fangs in riser cutouts), & the firecat 360 (a fancier ridge hunter) was the one cam w/ accutrac system. i would say they are the exact same bow, just the one cam verision is newer style and they appear to have a carbon string stop. order one and then do a field review for us.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator bfisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Middletown, Pa, USA
    Posts
    11,552
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    For all intent and purposes they are, indeed, the same bow. The only real difference is that the Cougar can be ordered with Nitro cams or the new Fury XT cam.
    If You're Not Living on the Edge You're Taking Up Too Much Space
    Martin Gold Plus Staff Shooter
    Alien Mafia
    PSAA Life member, UBP Life member
    PADI AOW Diver

  4. #4
    Member deserthuntr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Bethlehem, South Africa
    Posts
    91
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by madman350 View Post
    order one and then do a field review for us.
    Hi Madman. Yes those are the only differences I can see. Now if I can only find one to order!!! I live in Africa... Have been looking at the classifieds for a while now and even on ebay, but nothing!
    May the love and grace of God help us not to miss our purpose in life.
    2011 Onza 3, 70# 27.75" APG camo
    2012 Cougar FC 70# 27.75" Carbon Black

  5. #5
    Super Moderator Arrow Splitter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Gilmanton, NH, United States
    Posts
    3,809
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by deserthuntr View Post
    Hi Madman. Yes those are the only differences I can see. Now if I can only find one to order!!! I live in Africa... Have been looking at the classifieds for a while now and even on ebay, but nothing!
    Have you checked the Archery Talk classifieds?

    A.S
    2011 Martin Firecat 400/NAP Apache Dropaway/Truglo Xtreme Sight/Custom 8" Stabilizer/Victory V6 Arrows
    2007 Martin Jaguar /Trophy Taker Dropaway/Extreme Sight/Custom 21" Stabilizer/Victory V6 Arrows
    Bow String Depot, Custom String Builders email us @ bowstringdepot@gmail.com

  6. #6
    Member deserthuntr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Bethlehem, South Africa
    Posts
    91
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Arrow Splitter View Post
    Have you checked the Archery Talk classifieds?

    A.S
    Yup. For quite a while now. Something will pop up I will be patient
    May the love and grace of God help us not to miss our purpose in life.
    2011 Onza 3, 70# 27.75" APG camo
    2012 Cougar FC 70# 27.75" Carbon Black

  7. #7
    Senior Member droppixel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Plano, IL
    Posts
    1,603
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Don't see many Martin's on AT Classifieds ... think that is due to the fact that we get them and hold onto them ... until the others.
    2014 Lithium :: 2007 Cheetah :: Jaguar Take-down
    REAL AVID Field Staff / Bucks and Beards Scents Field Staff

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    73
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    the string stop is different.

    i have that one on my firecat 400. they sent it to me after i told them i was feed up with that SOS piece of junk.
    2011 FireCat 400 Tru Glo Super Slam, Carbon Express 8in Stabilizer, limb-saver string silencers.

  9. #9
    Super Moderator bfisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Middletown, Pa, USA
    Posts
    11,552
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by leeindy View Post
    the string stop is different.

    i have that one on my firecat 400. they sent it to me after i told them i was feed up with that SOS piece of junk.
    Aha, you're right. The STS is different. The new Cougar has a carbon one. The older style is similar to a bent cable rod and made of aluminum. They both do the same job but I'm pretty sure that the carbon one threads into a barrel nut and is secured with a spanner nut just like the sbilizer. Glad you mentioned that.
    If You're Not Living on the Edge You're Taking Up Too Much Space
    Martin Gold Plus Staff Shooter
    Alien Mafia
    PSAA Life member, UBP Life member
    PADI AOW Diver

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •