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Thread: Guess I was next in line for a Firecat. . .

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    Guess I was next in line for a Firecat. . .

    Sure enough, it came in on the big brown truck today! Guess ya'll that don't have one yet might be interested in what I think. . . Here's a list:

    -It is quite, not like any other Martin I've heard, other than the MOAB.
    -The CAT cam breaks over pretty smooth. This is only true when the draw stop is set to stop the rotation of the cam on the first side of the valley. Otherwise, is breaks over pretty hard, and with alot of let-off.
    -I really like the draw stop, it is great for pulling against.
    -The bow is light!
    -There is a significant "Bottom-cam kick" when the arrow is released from the bare bow, but this is the only hand shot I felt.
    -I think the installed string stopper was a great idea, and it is very effective.
    -The module screws can be accessed without pressing the bow.
    -The new strings are pretty sharp lookin and are surprisingly solid in terms of rotation. I have not shot the bow enough to know how they'll do in the long run though.
    -I have not shot it through a chrono yet, but I will do it tomorrow.
    -It shoots really well, and seems to be very forgiving. With no tuning, I was able to keep the arrows within the 10 ring on a Vegas target.
    -Did I mention it was quite?
    -The teflon cable slide, as well as the carbon rod are well overdue.
    -The rubber shelf was an excellent idea!And it works great too!
    -Being 33" ATA, is something I will have to adjust to, as I'm used to much longer bows.
    -I twisted up the string a bit to tweak the draw; it did not come with tthat much twist.
    -Thought it was interesting that it had two "speed-nocks" installed on each end of the string.
    -The bow came with Limbsavers installed as well.
    -I like the new grip, but the corner on the outside of the grip is not rounded quite enough
    -I miss the stabilizer bushing, as well as a back stabilizer hole.



    This bow is a great bow and I hope Martin has a good year with it.

    Here's some pics:
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    glad you got one, its a sweet rig for sure
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    Two Weeks!

    Well the dealer received the WRONG handed FireCats today. I guess the LEFTY I ordered is two weeks out, again... Oh ,well at least I paid it off!

    Impatiently waiting for Martinizing!
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    awesome!!
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    Awesome!! That firecat seems like a sweet bow!!

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    Definatley is! Can't wait to hit the chrono tomorrow and start tweaking stuff!
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    Those are factory strings?

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    I'm currently waiting on the brown truck to deliver my long overdue Moab. For a first bow, I couldn't afford spending the extra money on a Firecat but I hope that the Moab will serve me well for a few years at least. I'm sure that it will.

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    nice cat

    I hope that you enjoy it a much as I have mine.

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    Yup! Factory Yellow and black strings! I love it!

    You should be more than happy with the Moab Picard, it is a great bow as well. My little brother is shooting one and loves it. Just not as fast as the Firecat is all.
    "He who gives attention to the word [the Bible] will find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord [Jesus]." - Proverbs 16:20

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    Nice bow. That is cool. I like those inlays in the riser too

    rick

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    Well, i got some speed numbers today.

    62lbs, 27.5" draw, and 385grn arrow. I get a reading of 263fps. . . About 20fps short of where I should be accoarding to my calculations.

    Now let me add, the bow is WAY out of spec right now. I have been playing with stuff, not caring where it is in terms of spec until I get my Nealy's strings. All I was concerned with was draw length and valley.

    The bow is currently measuring 32" ATA and & 1/8" brace height. I also have a serving kisser button, d-lood and super peep installed. The center serving is very long as well.

    When I get my new strings and get the bow back in spec, I should see a noticable jump in speed.
    "He who gives attention to the word [the Bible] will find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord [Jesus]." - Proverbs 16:20

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