Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 39

Thread: If not Martin ... who?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Senior Member droppixel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Plano, IL
    Posts
    1,548
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default If not Martin ... who?

    We all have our loyalties ... let's just say Martin ceases to exist, or imagine they never did for that matter because I'd rather not think about the first option ... what bow from what other company would you likely shoot or would like to shoot?

    I'll start.

    Since seeing the 2013 lineup from Bear really blew me away with what they came out with, the Motive 6 and Empire have really tickled my fancy. I'd be happy to give the Method a whirl also ... like a simplified less expensive Motive 6/7 cross.

    All the other companies I just don't really dig right now, I can't stand Mathews risers and same with the PSE riser/limb setup.

    The only other bow that I've seen that I think would be nice to shoot is the Vector series from that other company that I choose not to name Shot with a gentlemen at a 3D this year that was shooting the Vector 35 and it was sharp.
    2007 Cheetah :: Jaguar Take-down
    REAL AVID Field Staff

  2. #2
    MI1
    Guest

    Default

    i probably would lean towards Bear.
    i've had many in the past and they were...hate to say it...but better in many ways than any martin i have owned. Trouble free as well.
    My 2 black ice's were sharp to.
    A older Mathews would do me fine.
    Hoyt alphamax comes to mind.

    *when you have actual engineers with degrees.....and a truly trained machinist.....you will always get better quality and durability.
    Martin did good for soooooooo many years without either. It finally caught up to them.
    They should've recognized their weakness and made a proactive move to strengthen it, but stubborness and pride got in the way.

    droppixel..your bengal is a shooter. Hopefully martin gets bought and moves forward to once again become a reputable bow company.

  3. #3
    Senior Member droppixel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Plano, IL
    Posts
    1,548
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MI1 View Post

    droppixel..your bengal is a shooter. Hopefully martin gets bought and moves forward to once again become a reputable bow company.
    Bengal isn't going anywhere. Intend on keeping that bow around as long as possible just because of the flexibility with the Cam ... I can turn it down far enough for my sons to shoot when they are ready.
    2007 Cheetah :: Jaguar Take-down
    REAL AVID Field Staff

  4. #4
    Senior Member Speedykills's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Eastern Oklahoma
    Posts
    964
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Anything G5 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  5. #5
    Sonny Thomas
    Guest

    Default If not Martin ... who?

    You boys gots to get out in the world.... Though it seems the there are only over a hand full of bow companies there are actually several. Some are low keyed. Kodiak Outdoors with their only bow, a 34" ata hunting bow. I had their proto type model, the Bow Logic 36. It never went into production. Another company had the forward set grip, licensed through Martin. Last I heard it is still going. Whatever happened to Martin's forward adjustable grip bow?

    I forget the numbers, but X number of bow companies start up and X number of bow companies closes the doors and this each year. Clear Water disolved maybe some 10 years back. Whisper Creek went down the drain 4 or 5 years back. God awfulest, ugliest, shortest ata, wouldn't want to have bow I ever shot and so dang sweet to shoot. Browning and Jennings are also gone. And of all things that compound recurve double cam single string thing is still going, XI.

    So Hoyt, PSE, Bear, Pearson, and Martin round up the oldest companies going. Pearson is the world's oldest bow company, 86 years old. Hoyt comes in second at 82 years old. Bow age wise, Mathews is maybe just entering puberty, but it sure is strong for it youthful age. Bowtech is also a newbie as is Ross, if Ross really is still going.

    And I have just barely touched the surface of bow companies.

  6. #6
    Senior Member wscywabbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Sultan, WA
    Posts
    1,526
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I am still being optimistic that this too shall pass.

    But there are some other companies out there that I would lean towards if I had to. One in particular is Alpine Archery. They're a working man's bow company similar to Martin and they make a heck of a bow, although I don't particularly care for some of there riser designs.

    Obsession archery would be worth a peak if they had anyone in the northwest dealing, which they don't lol.

    If the G5 Prime bows weren't so spendy they'd get a serious look; thier new parallel cam design is pretty interesting and very smooth.

    And I do like some of Bowtech's stuff, especially in the last couple years since they changed their grip design.
    In God and guns we trust;
    • One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
    • A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


    2011 Onza 3: 70#, 28.25 draw (AMO), 384 gr arrow, 288 fps
    2005 Saber: 70#, same arrow, 250 fps

  7. #7
    Senior Member typically8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    578
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    If looks could kill....Strother. I cant even afford to hold the demo though.
    2013 PANTERA w/ cloaked cams, PINK Meta peep, PINK/BROWN BSD strings, PINK/BROWN BowJax, Truglo Range Rover Pendulum Site, Shockwave Stabilizer
    2012 Onza III w/cloaked cams, Meta peep, Truglo Micro Brite, Shockwave Stabilizer
    2010 G5 Quest Primal
    True-Fire Hardcore and Winn Free Flight releases
    Maxima's tipped w/ RAGE broadheads (some w/ PINK fletching)

  8. #8
    String builder/ Moderator Hutch~n~Son Archery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Gilmanton, New Hampshire
    Posts
    5,915
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    This might help on companies

    List of bow companies and links
    Here is a handy list of bow companies and links. This especially comes in handy when your looking at the new line up of bows, some great bows out there right now, enjoy!

    Also feel free to add to the list any ive missed, cheers Doz.

    1) BEAR ARCHERY
    http://www.beararcheryproducts.com/

    2) PSE ARCHERY
    http://www.pse-archery.com/

    3) MATTHEWS ARCHERY
    http://mathewsinc.com/

    4) BOWTECH
    http://www.bowtecharchery.com/

    5) HOYT ARCHERY
    http://www.hoyt.com/

    6) DARTON ARCHERY
    http://www.dartonarchery.com/

    7) HIGH COUNTRY ARCHERY
    http://highcountryarchery.net/

    8) NEW BREED ARCHERY
    http://www.newbreedarchery.com/

    9) ALPINE ARCHERY
    http://www.alpinearchery.com/

    10) BEN PEARSON ARCHERY CO
    http://www.benpearson.com/home.htm

    11) DIAMOND ARCHERY
    http://www.diamondarchery.com/

    12) ELITE ARCHERY
    http://www.elitearchery.com/

    13) FUSE ARCHERY
    http://www.fusearchery.com/

    14) HOWARD HILL ARCHERY
    http://www.howardhillarchery.com/

    15) MARTIN ARCHERY
    http://www.martinarchery.com/

    16) PARKER COMPOUND BOWS
    http://parkerbows.com/

    17) FORGE BOW COMPANY INC
    http://www.forgebow.com

    18) ATHENS ARCHERY
    http://www.athensarchery.com/

    19) LIMBSAVER
    http://www.limbsaver.com/

    20) CARBON TECH ARCHERY
    http://www.carbontecharrows.com/

    21) MISSION ARCHERY
    http://missionarchery.com/

    22) STROTHER ARCHERY
    http://strotherarchery.com/

    23) WINCHESTER ARCHERY
    http://www.winchesterarchery.com/

    24) G5 PRIME
    http://g5prime.com/

    25) MAITLAND USA
    http://maitlandusa.com/

    26) CP ONEIDA EAGLE (innovative bow designs)
    http://www.cponeidaeagle.com/products.htm

    27) LIBERTY ARCHERY (innovative bow designs)
    http://www.libertyarchery.com/

    28) BELCHER BOWS
    http://www.belcherbows.com/

    29) KODIAK OUTDOORS
    http://www.kodiak-outdoors.com/

    30) K & K ARCHERY
    http://www.kandkarchery.com/

    31) BLADERUNNER ARCHERY INC.(innovative bow designs)
    http://www.bladerunnerarchery.com

    32) Merlin bows
    http://www.merlin-bows.co.uk/

    33) ROSS ARCHERY
    http://www.rossarchery.com/

    34) APA ARCHERY
    http://apaarchery.com/

    35) WHITE WOLF ARCHERY
    http://www.whitewolfarchery.com/

    36) CONCEPT ARCHERY (99% let off bows)
    http://www.conceptarchery.com

    37) OBSESSION BOWS
    http://obsessionbows.com/

    38) KAYA ARCHERY
    http://www.kayaarchery.com

    39) APEX PREDATOR BOWS (trad)
    http://www.apexpredatorbows.com/

    40) APEX HUNTING
    http://apexhunting.com.au/shop/category/bows/
    Bow String Depot Custom String Builders
    Need a string set pm or email me @ bowstringdepot@gmail.com
    or check us out @ http://bowstringdepot.com

  9. Thanks peace thanked for this post
    Likes peace liked this post
  10. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    East Texas, Piney Woods
    Posts
    9
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I am new to this site but not to archery. I have been shooting now for 47 years. I have owned just about every brand there is and was. I just bought a new 2012 Exile as a backup bow to my Vector 32 Hoyt. I also have a Bear Truth that I still put to the woods. I have killed many a meat packing animal with it! I have also got recurves by York and a home made Hickory bow that I love. I love the Exile for a ground blind and tree stand bow. It has the short 30.25 Axle to axle and only weighs 3.4 lbs. Making it my smallest lightest bow (For a compound) I have owned. It has already put meat in the freezer for me this year. I have used it instead of my vector for deer hunting and must say I love it. If Martin was not around I would be back to my Hoyt and from there Bear. I can not rule out any of the popular brands as far as never owning any of there bows. All of them Have some good points to them, some just more than others! I must say though my favorite compound bow of all times has to be the Hoyt Vector 32. It is one sweet shooting bow. Martin comes in with a close 2nd and bear not far behind. Just my two cents worth!
    Last edited by Bow-N-Arrow; 11-14-2013 at 12:35 AM.

  11. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Mooresville, NC, "Race City, USA"
    Posts
    190
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I would not know where to begin. I read all the reports in the magazines and it seems they never have anything bad to say about any bow. It is all I can do to decide on which Martin I want, much less add in all the offerings by other companies. I hope that this owner keeps it going. I know I love my Cougar II. I also have a new old Browning that was my Dad's, and it shoots nice also. A Browning Deluxe Nomad II XL. I would probably just keep shooting these until I die if Martin went under.
    2007 Slayer, 55#, Nitrous C, Bodoodle rest, Limbsaver sight, Kwikee Kwiver 3 arrow, Aka "The Man in Black"
    1981 Martin Cougar II MT-6, 60#, Whisker Biscuit, Fuse sight. Kwikee Kwiver
    1984 Browning Deluxe Nomad II XL, 50#, Browning Rack & Pinion sight, Flipper II rest. Kwikee Kwiver

Posting Permissions

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