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    Default Martin Pantera series 7000?

    Just purchased a Pantera series 7000. Can anyone direct me to some info on this bow? It has a very cool laser etched panther on the riser. Seems to have a 70 lb max draw. My fish scale only goes to 50lbs! I took it to my bow shop and he will take some measuments and inspect it. What is the history on this, when were these made? I can't find even basic info. Any help would be great! Thank you! Burt

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    I know Hutch mentioned to PM me, but I didn't join Martin's staff till 2004 so have no detailed info prior to that and honestly, if I don't have info in front of me I don't have a clue other than Google it and research. The technical info on the website only goes back 10 years. As Hutch said, maybe Spiker can help you.
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    I had the chance to buy one @ a garage sale late last year and had the same issue about finding out info. I did find some things out about the 7000, but was too late on the sale. I don't think I would have used the bow other than a wall hanger.
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    Default So Tosi, what did you learn?

    I like the way this bow shoots. I do need to quiet it down a bit and see if I can improve the tune though. What did you learn that would make this bow a wall hanger? It does have a cool zebra wood grip and a laser etched panther on the riser. I'll post some pics when I get a chance...

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    I would play it a bit conservative with a bow this old. Try to keep arrow weight at or above 6 gr/lb. This was the recommended minimum for bows of that era. I might go so far as to recommend staying above 7 gr/lb. This will help preserve the limbs and should help make the bow more quiet.

    To make the bow more quiet you need to reduce vibration. There are several products that can help. Limb Savers is one. Cat Whiskers are cheap and go on the string and do as good a job as anything else. Certain stabilizers help absorb vibration. Something like the Simms S-Coil come to mind. These products should all be available at your local archery shop.
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    Default Here are some pics of my mystery series 7000 Martin Pantera...

    Any ideas on the age and specs on this beauty?!? DSCF2881.jpgDSCF2882.jpgDSCF2884.jpg

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