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Martin Panther 62" Takedown Recurve Bow

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Price: $299.99
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Martin Panther 62" Takedown Recurve Bow
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (17)
  • Good power output (17)
  • Easy to draw (15)
  • Easy to handle (13)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hunting (15)
    • Practice (14)
    • All weather (9)
    • Competition (8)
    • Good weather (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome Bow...Wicked Fast and Smooth.

    I bought this bow to be a back packing hiking and camping take down bow thinking it would be a mediocre performer but back packable....what I got was a very high performing,...Read complete review

    I bought this bow to be a back packing hiking and camping take down bow thinking it would be a mediocre performer but back packable....what I got was a very high performing, wicked fast, quality recurve that I wouldn't take down once set up. It is more tedious to put together than I would like for a takedown, but it is one heaven of a bow. I got a couple of Bear Minutemen Takedowns for back packing instead and use the Martin Diablo as my main recurve. You get way more value for this bow than the cost. Yes as one reviewer mentioned the edges of the limbs could be finished better, but the overall performance of the bow is aces and well over shadows that oversight.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    They need to fix the limbs

    I am relatively new to recurve archery, but spend up to a couple hours a day shooting during study breaks. I also own a Martin Sabre, so I was already impressed with the...Read complete review

    I am relatively new to recurve archery, but spend up to a couple hours a day shooting during study breaks. I also own a Martin Sabre, so I was already impressed with the performance of martin take-downs (though I don't care for take-down aspect). The first day with my Diablo was like Christmas! Shot very steady, easy pull, and packed a wallop. After several days the string began settling outside the grooves. It got worse and worse until I ultimately had to return the bow. I had similar issues with the Sabre, though the limbs eventually settled in with no reoccurring issues. Fussing with tuning, new strings, and having to eat the shipping costs to return the defective product was enough to leave a bad taste in my mouth. I still believe it is a good bow, especially for the price, but not enough for me to risk the Charlie Foxtrot I experienced again.

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    5.0

    Very smooth bow!

    By evannewtorecurvesmetalrisers, verynicebo

    from washington state

    About Me Competitive Archer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Durable
    • Easy To Draw
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Weather
      • Competition
      • Good Weather
      • Hunting
      • Practice

      Comments about Martin Panther 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

      A very weird and difficult takedown bow to assemble, would not recomend taking it down once its put together! A awesome and accurate design,so coffident im gonna get a black bear this year. I would be comfortable paying more for it if it had a better rest, no big deal though most people will change that out anyway! String is a good string, i dont use ff strings so it comes with a string i would have bought anyway! The limbs are a bit weird but martin offers a year warrenty. A very nice a sweet looking bow,it would be great for everyone from beginner to advanved archers! Can be made better by the owner if you put some money into it. A very nice and accurate bow!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best bow for the money

      By Curt

      from Modesto,CA

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Durable
      • Easy To Adjust
      • Easy To Draw
      • Easy To Handle
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Weather
        • Hunting

        Comments about Martin Panther 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

        I bought this bow almost a year ago. Being new to archery the price brought me to this bow in comparison to others. I wanted a bow that would take down and fit into a smaller package. I had the same problem with the limb bending to the left so the string wasn't setting in the groove the correct way. Thinking I had a defective bow I started doing my homework. by simply holding the tip of the bow(while strung) and applying a counter twist, you will find that it will simply start to line up right. you may have to do it a couple of times. but for myself its been straight on ever since. i couldn't be happier with this bow. its strong and fast shooting, and extremely accurate wouldn't trade this bow for anything. hope this may help people thinking of getting this bow, who and have those concerns. you simply cant beat this bow for the price.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        great bow

        By gamohunter

        from Iowa

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Durable
        • Easy To Adjust
        • Easy To Draw
        • Easy To Handle
        • Fast shooting
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Hunting

        Comments about Martin Panther 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

        I bought this bow because I wanted a hybrid between barebow (traditional is misleading) and modern equipped hunting tool. So I bought the Panther. I shoot it with a glove a whisker bisquit a hindsight and trophy ridge firewire 5 pin sight. It is a wonderful shooing accurately out to 50 yards. Its still in the experimental stage but it may be my hunting weapon of choice.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great bow

        By Maximum Turbo J

        from Cincinnati

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy To Draw
        • Easy To Handle
        • FORGIVING
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • None Worth Mentioning

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin Panther 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

          I was going to buy a Hoyt, but I went with the Martin because I was familiar with them, and the cost was about 1/3 that of the Hoyt. Good choice. This bow is FAST, powerful, and very forgiving. This was my first TD recurve, and it is simple.

          If you are in the market for a great bow, but do not want to spend a small fortune, this is it...no need to look further.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Smooth and accurate

          By Sundan1955

          from Mountains of Colorado

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Durable
          • Easy To Draw
          • Easy To Handle
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Doesn't Take Down Easily

          Best Uses

          • All Weather
          • Competition
          • Hunting
          • Practice

          Comments about Martin Panther 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

          Smooth, quiet (with the right sting) and accurate. I have put about 2000 arrows through this bow with no problems. I perfer a plunger and magnetic rest which really made this bow perform well. Couldn't be happier with this product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great bow!

          By Zack

          from Redondo beach, CA

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Durable
          • Easy To Adjust
          • Easy To Draw
          • Easy To Handle
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Weather
            • Good Weather
            • Hunting
            • Practice

            Comments about Martin Panther 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

            Awesome bow! Fun to shoot, accurate, fast and powerful. All around good bow. Haven't had any issues. The only thing I would say is for a takedown it takes a little more time to assemble. Other than that it's great.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            The Best Bow I've Ever Bought

            By Last Bastion

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Competitive Archer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Durable
            • Easy To Adjust
            • Easy To Draw
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Noisy

            Best Uses

            • Competition
            • Practice

            Comments about Martin Panther 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

            I bought this bow as an alternative to the single-piece wood bows I have grown so used to. My choice was between the Diablo or a Hoyt Gamemaster and I'm very happy that I went with Martin. This bow is wicked fast and highly accurate. There is a noticeable amount of hand shock, but it's not enough to write the bow off as a pleasant shooter. After a minor bit of tuning, I was able to get my groups consistently in the 9's and after only a week or so with it, I increased my average score on a 300 by 30 points.I could go on and on about the amazing things about this bow, but those have been well covered in other reviews. The voice print did bother me when I first bought the bow, but getting heavier arrows and a couple string silencers and it's as quiet as anything else.This bow is so wonderful that I would have been comfortable paying $[$] more and still bragged about it being a steal.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            nothing wrong with the bow, just service

            By chino520

            from Tucson, Az

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Durable
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Weather
              • Hunting
              • Practice

              Comments about Martin Panther 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

              I have not shot the bow much. So I have nothing to say about the actual performance of the bow.

              Service and delivery comments:

              I ordered the bow. It took a long to come in which is no problem really, mail during holiday season takes a while. The package I received it in was a little mangled. Luckily no damage to the bow or the parts to it. I built it, strung it up. The string was 2 inches too long. So I recieved the wrong brand, and wrong length string. I called 3 rivers archery and they sent me a new string in priority mail at no costs to me. So I appreciate that. But the string I recieved was a 16 dacron (too thick) and was intended for a different bow. In fact a cheap bow I wouldn't dare to purchase. I am now concerned about the performance of this string and whether it will take the weight of the bow limbs. I dont want to ruin my new bow due to a cheap bowstring. I simply want the correct parts for the product I have ordered not just some "oops we messed up," lesser quality replacement.
              Maybe the low price has something to do with this. Lower price than other sellers for lower quality parts that "come with the bow."

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Shoots well, handle sucks

              By Don

              from Sydney, Australia

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Durable
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Handle Very Square

              Best Uses

              • Competition
              • Hunting
              • Practice

              Comments about Martin Panther 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

              I bought this bow with low expectations about the limbs from Martin (past failures) but the bow shot perfect, shot after shot.
              The one negative was the handle. I am unsure if my model was an anomaly (though 3R CS rep told me it wasn't) but the groove where the web of the hand lays was square with sharp edges.
              After several shots, it would start to hurt from the sharp edges and shock. I ended up taking a fine hand file and rounding it out completely.

              All in all, it's a good performing bow, but design needs serious rethinking.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Incomplete Refund

              By BowFanactic

              from Ohio

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin Panther 62" Takedown Recurve Bow:

                  Product had warped limbs. Returning it was pretty easy, and I got part of my refund in a reasonable time. However the two other items (Bear hair rest, and nocks) that I ordered with it... well, I haven't seen a refund for them yet! Not happy.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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