I just registered to this forum to get some help and comments from anyone on a Martin Jaguar bow. I bought a new one two weeks ago from Cabela's in Dundee MI and was having a blast shooting it. I had it tuned in and I was shooting great groups (life was good). Then last Wednesday I shot one group of three arrows and when I pulled back to shoot the 4th I hear a crack and punch myself in the chin... The lower limb delaminated and cracked. Emailed Martin and they responded right away about it being covered under warrenty. I did not want to wait for shipping of new limbs and such so I returned it to Cabelas (a 110 mile drive one way...). I wanted to shoot a few other take down models but they did not have anything in stock so I bought another Jag. I get home with it last night and string it up and pull it back a few times and bang goes another limb. Not one arrow shot thru it.
Now I have been practicing archery for over 30 years so I know better than to dry fire a bow and to always us a bow stringer on a recurve and such so lets rule out user error. In fact I still have my origninal compoud Bear which still shoots fine after 30 + years. I have a Hoyt compound that is rock solid also.
I just recently got a bug to go back to old school and do the recurve thing and wanted to buy American. I also shot a Martin Warthog years ago that served me well. That is why I bought the Jag, besides it's fair price.
So has anyone else had any problems with the Jag take down? Am I just extremely unlucky? My confidence in this bow is very low right now and I don't want to make another 220 mile round trip to Cabela's to return it.
I know for a $150 bow you can't expect the world but you can expect it not to break (twice) in such a short amount of time. I did ask the Martin Tech if there was a higher end limb for this bow and I guess there is not.
Sorry for being long winded, just looking for some ideas on how to best proceed with this.
Thanks for any comments.