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: