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  1. #26
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    i like this bow a lot liked my alien x a lot as well i wish they would do a solid flat black finish instead of the crappy carbon look i would have one best of luck to u with your alien great bows for the money for sure...



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    Quote Originally Posted by native73 View Post
    Well lets me see, a short review of my 2013 Alien.

    The first thing I noticed about the bow was the finish; (Black Carbon) The finish was nice but I wish they would have put a sealer on the riser and limbs but no problems so far.
    Second; when I grabed the grip, it feels alot better than my alien x, it just sits better, feels more natural.
    Third; I looked over the whole bow and I just got to say theirs nothing like it on the market, its own catergory. Very Alienish!
    Fourth; Its very light, at 3.5 pounds it feels better than most other bows I shot. I shot alot of different bows and never shot this at all just bought it, then when I shot it for the first time....man.
    Fifth; the draw, when you pull it back fast...theres a bump but when you pull it slow its just smooth.....all i can say smooth. I'm pulling 70lbs. (69.4#)
    sixth; The let off- I can hold it all day.
    seventh; back wall-is solid rock solid.
    eighth; The shot-the shot was quiet, fast and a little after shock (From a scale 1-5, I give it a 1.75 shock rating) but putting on a NAP black stabilizer reduced it.
    ninth; Speed- I dont have a chrono but I can say I think its faster then my alien x. I will clock it soon but as of now no.
    Now to compare it to the big boys! Well I shot the Experience, creed, chill, some hoyts, elites and bears. All I can say the Alien can hold its own! I paid less for a similar performing bow and the rest went into my accessories.
    good review.....i would agree with your assesment of the alien 100%
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    Thanks for all the reviews~ now I cant wait to get my 2013 Alien !!!
    Will probably takes 3months to reach my place

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    The Alien is my favorite bow, I shot many others but I wanted to buy the Alien first. I got another bow in mind "BT" Exp. but that will wait. If anyone wants to get an Alien...get it its an awesome bow, you won't regret it, if you do oh well, maybe the bow didnt pick you! lol. I will post a pic of mine tonight, its done, nothing else to put on it, it needs no more dampeners. everyone I know likes it or wants to get one but I tell them archery is expensive so be prepared.

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    rsz_alien.jpgThis is my set up so far, I know the pics not very good its from my phone (evo 4glte).
    Its my 2013 Martin Alien, 69.4# DW (70#), 29" DL, Black Carbon finish. It has a black peep site, BCY D-loop, Martin string silencers. The sight is a Spot Hogg 7 deadly pins with a rheostat light. The rest is a NAP Black Carbon Apache, stabilizer is a NAP 8" black Carbon Apache. Wrist sling is neoprene-some bone camo.
    I'm not done yet, I'll be putting on a Spot Hogg scope lens soon with the visor, new strings once these begin to wear (Winners choice) all flo-green 8190 extremes. The bow is quiet enough I wont put no more dampeners on her, shes got three VEM's. I'm shooting gold tip xt hunters so far with flo-green nockturnals. I'll be getting some victory VAP's with perpetrator 2's soon. She shoots nice, quick but not blazing fast, again I'll chrono asap. When I'm finished dialing her in I'll be shooting hopefully 80 yards. Well there you go!

  6. #31
    Beautiful looking bow!!! Glad to hear that you are enjoying it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanRM View Post
    Beautiful looking bow!!! Glad to hear that you are enjoying it!
    Thanks DeanRM, yeah I really enjoy shooting her, I just can't wait to down some game with her.

  8. #33
    The Alien shoots awesome. I can compare it to last years XT and it is all around a better shooting bow, not that XT shoots bad by any means. Smaller & lighter, holds great on target is quiet and fast. Just all around a joy to shoot. Shot a 412 out of 420 at a local 3d shoot yesterday with pins and smoked everyone including the FS guys! If you're in Western Wash and want to try it, let me know!

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    I was just wondering I bought a 2013 Alien but have no experience with bows, so did you have to tune it or do you have to tune every bow? the screws on the cams keep loosening should i lock tight them in? Did you change the strings right away? I have been shooting alot with it I really enjoy shooting. I really like the feel and the looks of the bow. I wish I knew more about it so I don't end up buying so much stuff i don't need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 206313 Alien View Post
    I was just wondering I bought a 2013 Alien but have no experience with bows, so did you have to tune it or do you have to tune every bow? the screws on the cams keep loosening should i lock tight them in? Did you change the strings right away? I have been shooting alot with it I really enjoy shooting. I really like the feel and the looks of the bow. I wish I knew more about it so I don't end up buying so much stuff i don't need.
    yes every bow has to be tuned. you can use a good many number of things on the module screws. string wax being one of them some guys ues cler fingernail polish, loc-tite has many great options in that area also. i don't know what the 2013 strings are like but usually custom strings are better than factory strings, you do not have to change them right away but if you wish to you can.

    this forum was created for archers to learn and be able to ask questions. therre is a also a search feature that is invaluable for learning from. if you don't see what you want to know just ask. people will give or get you an answer most of the time.
    congrats on the new bow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 206313 Alien View Post
    I was just wondering I bought a 2013 Alien but have no experience with bows, so did you have to tune it or do you have to tune every bow? the screws on the cams keep loosening should i lock tight them in? Did you change the strings right away? I have been shooting alot with it I really enjoy shooting. I really like the feel and the looks of the bow. I wish I knew more about it so I don't end up buying so much stuff i don't need.
    The 2013 Alien is new to me as well. archerdad is right get the bow tuned if you feel its not right. The module screws backed out on me I put loctite on them no problems now. use the blue loctite not the red, but the blue stuff comes in a red bottle. The strings are holding up great so far, hammerhead strings but when they begin to wear I'll change them out. My Alien X is beginning to wear so I'll change those soon. I have been shooting a lot as well but no problems so far other then I think the string stop is not fully centered, I'm messing with it now. The string stop screws came loose a bit to, I tightened them but not to tight the rod it carbon. The bow looks awesome everyone I know that likes archery loves the look, feel and how lite it is, they love the way it shoots as well. I just researched Martin Archery site for more information. It seems not to many people have the 2013 line up so congrats on the purchase you have an awesome bow but some may not like it as much as I do. I think a bow will always need upgrades its never ending welcome to archery.

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    Sorry
    I have a 2012 Rytera X set at 48lb and it is a really nice shooting bow very smooth and much easier to shoot than my Hoyt Rampage XT at 55lb. I am considering selling the Hoyt and looking for the Rytera Alien 35. I think for the money it is really hard to beat a Martin.

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    Native73 (and other Alien owners) - Do you feel you need that stabilizer or is the bow balanced enough without it?
    How was tuning it - easy, hard or somewhere in between - any special tweaks needed?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tra'leah View Post
    Native73 (and other Alien owners) - Do you feel you need that stabilizer or is the bow balanced enough without it?
    How was tuning it - easy, hard or somewhere in between - any special tweaks needed?
    Thanks.
    Hello Tra'leah, The Alien with out the stabilizer is kind on top heavy leaning backwards in my hand to me. It shoots fine without it but I like my bow balanced, I went with a NAP black carbon Apache 8", I'm trying to go with all black carbon look. The stabilizer balanced it out a bit and took the rest of the vibe out so I like it. But its all personal preference I think. I didn't need to tune it much I had the pro dealer help me set it up it shoots fine other than the string stop was offset to me so I moved it a bit. I hope this helped you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincestools View Post
    Sorry
    I have a 2012 Rytera X set at 48lb and it is a really nice shooting bow very smooth and much easier to shoot than my Hoyt Rampage XT at 55lb. I am considering selling the Hoyt and looking for the Rytera Alien 35. I think for the money it is really hard to beat a Martin.
    Nemesis 35 maybe? Either way, these new Martins are awesome. I have been shooting the Nemesis 35 and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FemoralArchery View Post
    Nemesis 35 maybe? Either way, these new Martins are awesome. I have been shooting the Nemesis 35 and I love it.
    i second that

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    i havnt gotten any 13 models in yet but ordered two 12 alienx's for myself and my shop shooter..... the were both noisey as a train wreck,,, finally figured them out,, had to change all the metal washers/ shims for nylon ones,, now they are what they should have been ,, awesome... one of my alltime favorites and fast and very quiet now,,, taking it to west txas on a axis doe, hog hunt in two weeks

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    Some sweet looking bows! I wanted the carbon finished riser but couldn't find one, ended up with a Pantera in Bonz camo which, IMO, looks way better than most others. I like the fact the cams are even camo. I used Vibra Tite on all my bolts, much better than Loc tite, and reuseable! I may get one (Alien) and sell my Hoyt before the string blows up! Cheers--BB

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    The Nemesis 35 looks bad a%%! If I had more money I'd buy one. The Pantera is an awesome bow, the cloacked cams are an option only to a few select Martins I think. I never used vibra tite but I'll check it out. Any of the new 2013 Martin Bows look great, I seen a Blade, Pantera and my Alien. I really liked the Blade it felt good in my hands, its lite, not blazing fast but will get the job done, for the price I'll take one. I don't regret getting a Rytera Series Martin Alien, its my fav so far right next to my Alien X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourbon Boy View Post
    Some sweet looking bows! I wanted the carbon finished riser but couldn't find one, ended up with a Pantera in Bonz camo which, IMO, looks way better than most others. I like the fact the cams are even camo. I used Vibra Tite on all my bolts, much better than Loc tite, and reuseable! I may get one (Alien) and sell my Hoyt before the string blows up! Cheers--BB
    Actually I meant Martin's camo looks better than other bow mfg. camo patterns. not that the Pantera is, it's O.K., but the Alien IS a much cooler looking bow! Cheers--BB

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    Can someone who owns one with the black carbon limbs please post a good pic of the limb graphics.
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    Its not letting me post the pic, so go to Martin Archery forum.... look for Alienshooter profile and look at the photo album.... there is one there of the twin limbs close up.

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    Very nice. Thank you.
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    So I was getting custom strings put on my Alien and the guy noticed something wan't right so he took it back and they set up another one and it is the same way the string is hitting the cam where the cables attach so native 73 I am wondering if yours is doing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 206313 Alien View Post
    So I was getting custom strings put on my Alien and the guy noticed something wan't right so he took it back and they set up another one and it is the same way the string is hitting the cam where the cables attach so native 73 I am wondering if yours is doing this?
    My bow still has the factory hammerhead strings, I shoot maybe 30-40 times every other day and the strings are holding up fine. I may run them all summer and into hunting season. Now if I was to replace the strings I'm going with winners choice, just my preference. I'm not really much help to you as of now because I haven't replaced them yet or have that problem.
    All I can say is the bow shoots fine as is now, I may change to a different stabilizer but thats about it.
    Now after trying out other bow companies 2013 line up I still like my Alien just my preference.
    I hope you get this fixed because from what I see not very many people have this bow....idk why, its an awesome bow.

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