These bows, like I said earlier are available ONLY from Martin direct or a Pro Series dealer. Its kinda like a bonus to a dealer for becoming a Martin Pro shop; they get 4 more horses to pedal out of their stable. It really has nothing to do with consumers or even the pro series being "better". They all have the same warranty, come from the same assembly line, and SHARE alot of the same parts and technology.
I just bought an Onza 3 ($599 retail), which is a gold series bow. I was VERY close to buying the Firecat 400 ($599 retail), which is a pro series bow. They have the same limbs, same cams, same strings, same warranty, etc. I went with the Onza because I liked the way it felt and held better (personal preference).
Bottom line, Gold or Pro, as long as you're happy with your purchase that's all that matters. I'm glad you're excited about your new bow, and hope it brings you joy for many years. I still enjoy shooting my first Martin which, btw, is a 2005 Saber, and was listed in the Pro Series that year...
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2011 Onza 3: 70#, 28.25 draw (AMO), 384 gr arrow, 288 fps
2005 Saber: 70#, same arrow, 250 fps
I just saw two Sabre's at MC Sports today. An '09 and a '10. $329 RTS pkg. However, the lean on the idler wheel(both bows) was more than I would tolerate from a new bow. Idler pointed at 1o'clock and 7o'clock. The '10 Cheetah I shot had zero lean. I don't really have a point,here. It just seemed odd that the Sabres hit the sales rack being so obviously out of whack.
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