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    What is the measurement of the extra dampener of the Martin Diablo/Panter from the back of the riser to the inside of the dampener/sabilizer. The reason I ask is I do shoot my recurves with a site and a hindsight combination. I know, some "traditional purists" may not like that, but doesn't matter its how I shoot. I have not been able to get my hands on one to take a look. Between the Saber and the Diablo is there much difference in vibration and how they shoot?

    I am assuming there is a bit of difference between a Diablo/Panter and a Jaguar... but maybe not... Let me know please thanks.

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    Am unable to answer your first question, but will add who cares what some "traditional purists" like! Shoot whatever way you want to. As to your second question, I have only shot a Diablo and thought that it was smooth, fast and accurate.The Saber will be smoother due to its additional 2" in length, but I only know that from shooting longer bows, have not shot the Saber. I doubt if there is any difference in vibration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elkslayer4x5 View Post
    Am unable to answer your first question, but will add who cares what some "traditional purists" like! Shoot whatever way you want to. As to your second question, I have only shot a Diablo and thought that it was smooth, fast and accurate.The Saber will be smoother due to its additional 2" in length, but I only know that from shooting longer bows, have not shot the Saber. I doubt if there is any difference in vibration.

    Thanks a lot of for this response... Have you ever shot the jaguar? I really like the look of the Panther/Diablo and the added stabilization arm but wanted to hear from folks who have shot the bow.

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    No, have not shot the Jaguar, but it uses the same limbs as the Diablo. The differnce in overall length stems from the shorter riser. From all that I've read, the Jaguar is a smooth shooting bow, ( Same limbs ) and unless you have a long draw you'd hardly notice much difference in handling. I draw 31" with recurves, but can and do shoot 60" bow, although I need to shoot 3 fingers under that arrow, less finger pinch for me that way.
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    I'm having trouble understanding the question. Are you asking for the measurement from the back of the riser to the BRIDGE portion where the sight would mount?

    Because the bridge curves, the distance from the sight holes to the back of the bridge where the sight would mount is 2 3/4", maybe 3" depending on the width of the sight bracket. The distance from the sight holes to the string is just shy of 8 1/4" with the brace height at 7 1/16" (on my bow). Does this help?
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    I got my bow and got it all figured out, and in very good shape, have a hindsight installed and using a single practice sight I built on the front until I get my Trophy Ridge Firewire vertical pin sight. To say this is a fast shooting fun bow is an under statement. I am having a blast getting used to it.

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    Glad to hear that you're enjoying your new bow and your archery experience, I have enjoyed archery since I shot my first recurve way way back in the mid 60's.
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