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    Default Thoughts and opinions on the 2012 Martin Prowler Pro Fury XT Cam

    I've been eying this bow out for my son. Anybody have any first hand experience with this bow. My son will be 12, His DL is 24.5 inches. I was thinking about getting one of those RThunt bows but I'm very picky when it comes to the accessories. If I buy a bow with the RTH package, i know I'll be replacing them in 3-6 minths.

    Here's the info from the dealer site.


    New 2012 Martin Prowler Pro Fury XT Cam Bow

    Right Hand 29" 70lbs

    The Fastest And Most Accurate Bows In The World

    Building on the overwhelming success of the Exile, the new Prowler packs even more features into this exceptionally popular bow. This striking new design is the more advanced big brother to the Exile. The Prowler is built around a lightweight, agile frame with machined aluminum pivoting Roto limb cup system and an aluminum Martin STS. With a more extreme limb angle, parallel limb design and longer riser, the Prowler is designed with the hunter in mind and is a pleasure to shoot.

    The incredible new Fury XT Cam easily adjusts from 30.5" of draw to 24" in half inch increments and allows a 70# bow to be taken all the way down to 35#. Capable of a lightning fast 330 feet per second, this cam is as quiet and shock free as it gets!

    Made in the USA!

    Exile Features:

    Fury XT Single Cam Smooth, Fast, Adjustable
    Martin STS
    Hammerhedad Bowstring No Stretch or Peep Rotation-BCY Trophy
    Powertough Limbs Durable and Accurate
    Saddleback Thermal Grip
    VEM Vibration Vortex
    Roto Cup Pivoting Limb System
    Quick-Lock Stabilizer Mount
    Silent Hunter Arrow Shelf


    Specifications:

    Camo: Next G1 Vista
    Speed: 320-330 fps (70#, 30", 350 Grain Arrow)
    Let Off: 80% (Adjustable)
    Draw Weight: 35-70 lbs
    Draw Length: 24"-30.5" (We can set before shipping, please specify your required draw length)
    Brace Height: 7"
    Weight: 3.3 lbs
    Axle to Axle Length: 30

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    First thought about this bow when you originally posted about looking for your boy. If it shoots anything like the Bengal ... I'd say go for it. Grab a 60# max and get even more weight range for him possibly.
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    i dont know about the bow but my buddy bought the 2011 exile RTH pk and he wound up swapping out the sight and rest that day.he took some shots with the stock rest and sights but did not like them so he went with a drop away and 5 pin tru glow.he did keep the quiver and case.tosed most everything else.

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    Thanks for the comments fellas. I might pull the trigger on this one. I want to put the brand accessorize I like or trust.This one is on Fleabay. The numbers would work great for my son.

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    I just got done shooting the blade 4 I would buy that one it shot really good very quit there going to sell alot at 349.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastie hunter View Post
    I just got done shooting the blade 4 I would buy that one it shot really good very quit there going to sell alot at 349.
    Currently a touch too long for his boy otherwise that would probably be a consideration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastie hunter View Post
    I just got done shooting the blade 4 I would buy that one it shot really good very quit there going to sell alot at 349.
    The new bows are out now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double S View Post
    I've been eying this bow out for my son. Anybody have any first hand experience with this bow. My son will be 12, His DL is 24.5 inches. I was thinking about getting one of those RThunt bows but I'm very picky when it comes to the accessories. If I buy a bow with the RTH package, i know I'll be replacing them in 3-6 minths.

    New 2012 Martin Prowler Pro Fury XT Cam Bow

    Right Hand 29" 70lbs

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    Draw Length: 24"-30.5" (We can set before shipping, please specify your required draw length)
    According to Martin web site, the draw length range starts at 24.5", not 24 (see http://www.martinarchery.com/2013/prowler.php or http://www.martinarchery.com/2013/specs.php). Typically the actual draw is half an inch longer than nominal, so you would probably get a minimum draw length of 25" with this bow. And that would be at the peak weight of the max. pounds - 20# (if you buy a 60# model, you would get max. pounds of 40# and minimum of 25#). Draw length adjustment is dependent on the pound peg adjustment in Fury XT cam - there are three pegs (or weight adjustment posts) where the end of the cable can be attached to. One is the max. pounds, second is max-10# and the third is max-20#.
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