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Is Martin Cheetah really 3.4lbs?

Old 03-12-2010, 08:47 AM
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The online literature for the Martin Cheetah says it weighs 3.4lbs but most bows that look like that are 4-4.5lbs. I'm just curious if anyone out there really knows is that is just optimistic literature or if the 3.4lbs is accurate.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:41 AM
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:45 AM
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That's what I figured. What ever happened to truth in advertising? Probably a 4-4.5lb bow like the rest of them.
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Its all about $$$$$ and tryin to get u to buy !!! They never gonna tell the truth !!!
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If it was that low, it would mean you will have to find more weight to put on the bow!! A bow shoots better at 4lbs+/-
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OK, you must have weighed a few to be able to make such a statement. Just how much do they weigh?
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:57 AM
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OK, you must have weighed a few to be able to make such a statement. Just how much do they weigh?
I was just about to ask the same thing. I havent known Martin to get into false advertising.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:59 AM
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I owned a Martin Cheetah and it was as advertised. Remember, it has only a 30" ATA
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:30 AM
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I weighed the Cheetah and the answer is 3lbs 15oz. It came from the factory with the CCS and STS and those items are included in the weight. I weighed the STS and it is only 1.5oz so I don't know how Martin came up with 3.4lb number. Maybe if you took off the strings, cables and cams you could get down to 3.4lbs.

On a positive note, the bow shoots great and I think the speed number is legit. I'm getting 278fps at 67lbs w/ 28" draw and 384gr arrows. When I work that back to standard 70lbs, 30" draw, 350gr arrow IBO specs I calculate that to equal 320fps IBO.

Bows is pretty quiet, vibration isn't a problem, draw cycle is wonderful, holds nice and steady on the target, nice compact size, looks cool. Heck of a value if you can keep it from eating strings and cables. I've got the serving of a cable getting eaten down where it rolls over the steep angle of the cam. The local bow shop thinks it may just be that the serving wasn't applied with enough pressure so they are going to re-serve it and we'll see how it turns out. If that takes care of it I'm a happy camper even with the "exageration" of the bow weight.
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Originally Posted by go4dux View Post
I weighed the Cheetah and the answer is 3lbs 15oz. It came from the factory with the CCS and STS and those items are included in the weight. I weighed the STS and it is only 1.5oz so I don't know how Martin came up with 3.4lb number. Maybe if you took off the strings, cables and cams you could get down to 3.4lbs.

On a positive note, the bow shoots great and I think the speed number is legit. I'm getting 278fps at 67lbs w/ 28" draw and 384gr arrows. When I work that back to standard 70lbs, 30" draw, 350gr arrow IBO specs I calculate that to equal 320fps IBO.

Bows is pretty quiet, vibration isn't a problem, draw cycle is wonderful, holds nice and steady on the target, nice compact size, looks cool. Heck of a value if you can keep it from eating strings and cables. I've got the serving of a cable getting eaten down where it rolls over the steep angle of the cam. The local bow shop thinks it may just be that the serving wasn't applied with enough pressure so they are going to re-serve it and we'll see how it turns out. If that takes care of it I'm a happy camper even with the "exageration" of the bow weight.
They weight the bows completely stripped of all things that will go on it. grip and shelf rubber and everything... Then they probably still exaggerate it a little bit more

Their speed is what is the most exaggerated imo. I got a Warthog from them and shot it, and the most I could get out of it was 312 with a 20gr over ibo arrow and its rated at 350

Before I started tuning it was at 302!!!
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