Need a new Martin!
Well, I've been searching hard for a new bow and I think I'm now pretty set on getting a Martin. I just don't think you can beat the "bang for the buck".
Now I know that you should always shoot the bow before you buy it to see what is right for you personally but...I'm afraid I'm a bit of a penny pincher. I finally found a Martin dealer that's only about 40 miles away from me so I plan to go there to try out some of the new bows. But...I've also been looking at the classifieds on AT forums a LOT. There's some pretty good deals on there at times.
Here are my questions though, and I DO need help. All opinions are welcomed.
I think I'd like to keep my cost to about $400. List price of the new Bengal, how convenient! What I really want to know though is your opinions on comparing new vs used vs other models. In other words, for around $400 what's my best bet?
New Bengal - $399
Used Slayer SE, not sure of the year yet, Nitrous C - $350
2004 Slayer SE, with sight, rest, peep - $300
or maybe a new or used Sabre???
I'd like to use this for hunting if the opportunity arises. Many thanks in advance!
Also, what is the warranty policy for pre-owned bows? Is the warranty transferrable or only for the first owner?
Well, I would go new ,..here's why ..1..your new bow will be covered by a life time warranty..2..the pro shop will help you set it up ..to your draw length ..and will help if you have any trouble.3. if you can always support your pro shop ..I would say wait until you get some experience under your belt before you go buying used bows ..you can save a lot of trouble by doing that ..
This of course ,,is just an opinion ..Enjoy Martins are great bows ..new bangle ..lucky dog ..
Better depends on how it fits you and what you want to do with it and how much you want to spend.
Better to a spottie is different than better to a 3D'er or a hunter.
Better to me no matter what I'm doing with it is less money out of my pocket for the most speed I can get
Bengal is a 3 piece riser. Seems pretty solid to me. Even if it turned out not to be I'd trust Martin to stand behind it.
By the way, where in IL are you? I should fill out my profile better I suppose. I'm about 70 Mi west of chicago. Anywhere close?
Only to people in Southern IL who think Peoria is near Chicago
Ha, know what you mean. Near Metropolis? Know someone there.
I think I was near Metropolis when I had someone say, "Peoria, that's up by Aurora isn't it?".