Latest bow

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by NGIB, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I've been having a lot of fun shooting my first bow which is a Martin Razor X target bow. Last week I ran across a deal I couldn't pass up on another very spiffy bow. This one is a Martin Slayer X and it's very "fast" and really pretty. The picture doesn't do it justice as it's a platinum black finish. This is an entirely different bow than the other as it has very aggressive cams, is 7 inches shorter axle to axle, and will sling an arrow about 25% faster at the same draw weight.

    Between both bows and the accessories I got for them (sights, rests, stabilizers, etc.), I have less invested than it costs for a good pistol. This is fun stuff folks - y'all should try it. The way I see it, when the zombies come I'll have more options to thump them...

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  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Looks like a really nice bow you got there NGIB. I like the look and it would appear it has the muscle to really sling some arrows.

    How's the accuracy coming?
     

  3. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Better all the time. Last Sunday I shout about 30 arrows and I was able to finally get a 2" group with 3 arrows at 15 yards. I can tell you that shooting a pistol well is seriously easier than mastering a bow. At this point, at least I'm not losing or damaging many arrows as I'm able to keep them in the target. I'll probably never be a great shot as my bad right eye will prevent that (can't use my good eye to aim like I can with a handgun) but I'll get good enough to enjoy an afternoon slinging arrows.

    The wife is enjoying her bow as well and she likes it more than shooting her gun. Probably due to it being cheap as the "ammo" is reusable. My son wants to start as well when he gets back so we'll probably have some family bonding sessions. Hobbies are a good thing...
     
  4. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    Heck yeah! Great looking bow! You really got the bug don't ya. I also really love archery. I can't get my wife into it yet, but, you're right. It would be a perfect bonding activity. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE guns. But shooti g a bow is so peaceful and quiet
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congrats on the new bow and your advancing skills. Although, it looks kind of like a Medieval torture instrument. :eek:
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I am kind of jealous. I used to love shooting the bow, it was almost spiritual in the concentration, the release and that resounding THUNK when the arrow struck home. :D

    I saw an episode of Pawn Stars that had a bow that came in and I was like "The hell did they start making bows that friggin cool?! I need one!" LOL :eek::eek:
     
  7. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    NGIB, you and I have to get together and get a little blood on that thing, it's way too pretty. Very nice. Silent and deadly.
     
  8. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Beautiful compound bow NGIB!!

    Jealousy!!!!!!!!!!;)
     
  9. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    One thing I have learned is that bow folks "upgrade" much more than gun folks and real bargains are out there. Every year the bow makers put out new models just like the car industry and many fans just have to have the latest & greatest. A 1-2 year old bow (this one is an 08) can be had in great shape for 25% of what it cost new. I have $250 invested in this one and that includes the shipping from Texas...
     
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  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Got the bow bug bad huh? Nice looking piece you picked up. I bought a year old model new and saved a bundle. The difference was enough to buy all the extras I needed to get started. Since they changed the hunting laws here in NC my next bow will be a crossbow.
     
  11. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Indeed, that is my next goal as well Spitty. :)

    That is a very nice bow setup there NGIB, congrats, I too, am a little envious. :eek:
     
  12. TheDaggle

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    Nice piece there, NGIB! I tried archery a couple years ago, but alas, I lost and broke arrows faster than I could replace them :eek:
     
  13. pandamonium

    pandamonium New Member

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    Nice bow NGIB, glad to hear you're having a good time!
     
  14. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Be the arrow Grasshopper.:cool:
     
  15. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    Is the bow hidden behind that monstrosity with pulleys? :)

    Not my cup of tea, but it's a good one. I'm glad you're enjoying archery so much.