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    Default Low end to High end Martin bows

    I see comments posted on how one bow is a high end bow and another is a low end. I compared the features and specs and they all appear very similar besides DL, BH, ATA and weight (which all appear to be the users preference). I recently purchased a Martin Rack Attack (Exile) and compared to the Firecat 360, I don't really see a difference. I don't understand the difference between the gold and pro series besides the pro series is only sold in Martin Pro shops.
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    2011 Martin Rack Attack (Exile) -Bonz Camo -DL 30, 70#.
    Arrows -Carbon 350, 30", 100gr. Trophy Ridge Hammerhead mechanical broadheads, quiver - Martin 6.
    Site -TRUGLO Micro Brite 5 pin (1x.029, 2x.019, 2x.010) w/light APG Camo w/detatchable bracket.
    Limbsaver stabilizer, leeches & limbsavers.
    Releases - Tru-Fire Edge 4, Spot Hogg Saturday Night Special, Bear 4 finger.
    Flamebeau Deluxe case.
    1999 Martin Pride '99' 70# & 30" - This was my 1st bow.

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    The 360 has about 2" longer axle to axle. But you are right, most bows spec out at 315-320 so it is a bit hard to pick one.
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    Alot of the bows do look alike it would be hard to choose one,i got my bow for a good price off AT,didnt realize it was a pro series bow until i looked at Martins 2010 cat.
    So at least i can say i have a pro series bow,not sommin from dicks sporting goods......just messin with you there all good bows.

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    There's a lot more to a bow than just the published specs.
    Like;
    Do the cams/idlers have bearings or bushings?
    Are the limbs laminated or not?
    Is the riser cast or forged?
    What material for strings/cables?
    the latest designs have a significant R&D component

    Probably more, but that's what come to mind just now.

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    U GET WHAT U PAY FOR !!!!!!!!!!!!1

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    I deleted your duplicate thread for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polaris754 View Post
    U GET WHAT U PAY FOR !!!!!!!!!!!!1
    Sorry, I'm still not getting it. My Martin Rack Attack (Exile) came with the SOS system upgrade. So is it like polaris754 said "U GET WHAT U PAY FOR". Well, are you paying extra just to say you have a specific series or name? I do see the benefit from buying from a bow shop but if that is all it is then it sounds to me like a suckers buy. I'm not trying to offend anyone by the "suckers buy" comment, so please don't take it that way. I'm just trying to figure out the difference.
    Once again, thank you for your informational comments. This site is great.
    Last edited by TIGON; 07-14-2011 at 05:21 AM.
    2011 Martin Rack Attack (Exile) -Bonz Camo -DL 30, 70#.
    Arrows -Carbon 350, 30", 100gr. Trophy Ridge Hammerhead mechanical broadheads, quiver - Martin 6.
    Site -TRUGLO Micro Brite 5 pin (1x.029, 2x.019, 2x.010) w/light APG Camo w/detatchable bracket.
    Limbsaver stabilizer, leeches & limbsavers.
    Releases - Tru-Fire Edge 4, Spot Hogg Saturday Night Special, Bear 4 finger.
    Flamebeau Deluxe case.
    1999 Martin Pride '99' 70# & 30" - This was my 1st bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbjavelina View Post
    There's a lot more to a bow than just the published specs.
    Like;
    Do the cams/idlers have bearings or bushings?
    Are the limbs laminated or not?
    Is the riser cast or forged?
    What material for strings/cables?
    the latest designs have a significant R&D component

    Probably more, but that's what come to mind just now.
    Where do you get that kind of info? When you look at Martin's website they don't list that stuff. Thanks for the delete, bfisher.
    Also, speedykills, I don't understand your spelling, smart guy. Lol
    I'm new to this and just looking for help. Thanks to the ones for the help.
    2011 Martin Rack Attack (Exile) -Bonz Camo -DL 30, 70#.
    Arrows -Carbon 350, 30", 100gr. Trophy Ridge Hammerhead mechanical broadheads, quiver - Martin 6.
    Site -TRUGLO Micro Brite 5 pin (1x.029, 2x.019, 2x.010) w/light APG Camo w/detatchable bracket.
    Limbsaver stabilizer, leeches & limbsavers.
    Releases - Tru-Fire Edge 4, Spot Hogg Saturday Night Special, Bear 4 finger.
    Flamebeau Deluxe case.
    1999 Martin Pride '99' 70# & 30" - This was my 1st bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGON View Post
    Where do you get that kind of info? When you look at Martin's website they don't list that stuff. .
    Stick around here and you will learn lots from the members on here and don't be afraid to ask questions,everybody is always willing to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIGON View Post
    Where do you get that kind of info? When you look at Martin's website they don't list that stuff. Thanks for the delete, bfisher.
    Also, speedykills, I don't understand your spelling, smart guy. Lol
    I'm new to this and just looking for help. Thanks to the ones for the help.
    Instead of looking at just the bows on the website try looking at the catalog. Usually the first couple pages of the catalog highlight all the latest and greatest features of the bows for that year.
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