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    Default Silencer vs Firecat 400, any real difference?

    If you look at the spec sheet they are identical. If you look in the brochure, the specs are identical. If you look at them individually on the martin website, it states that the Silencer is 31.25" ATA, where as the Firecat is 32.5" ATA.

    I like the riser of the Firecat better, and igiven the choice I'd prefer a longer ATA. But they just raised the price from $599 to $619, which makes the $566 price of the Silencer a tad more appealing...
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    I've been to the 3 local martin shops around here, no one had the Onza or the Silencer to compare. I did shoot the Firecat and enjoyed it though...
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    its all cosmetic. i asked this question when i got my FC400. my dealer went to the show and asked too. and the martin rep there said the only real difference is the hook in the riser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeindy View Post
    its all cosmetic. i asked this question when i got my FC400. my dealer went to the show and asked too. and the martin rep there said the only real difference is the hook in the riser.
    And you bought the FC because you liked the riser better, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wscywabbit View Post
    And you bought the FC because you liked the riser better, right?
    I can't speak for him but that is why I got the FC400.
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    I understand, and prefer the look of the firecat riser. But for $53 I might go with the Silencer, given everything else is the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    I can't speak for him but that is why I got the FC400.
    X2,liked the looks of the FC riser more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simple Life View Post
    X2,liked the looks of the FC riser more.
    Have to agree.


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    i went with the firecat because i have an 08 firecat and its a great bow so didnt figure i could go wrong and depending where the cams are adjusted on the cat changes how smooth she is

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    Plus that hook makes a dandy bow hanger. lol I've shot both bows, and honestly couldn't tell a difference. I got a FC400 to replace my old FC, but if I was buying another one, it would be the Silencer. I like the lighter weight for hunting. Not a real big deal, but that extra 1/4 pound does show up after a while carrying it.
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