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    • surveyor527
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      I’m back to shooting my 50 kodiak and 45 K Mag for now. A couple days ago I went in the garage rummaging for something, and found my 4-yr old Martin Serengeti in the floor. I hang them on the wall, strung, on nails in the bellies of the tip curves. She snapped almost in two above the handle right as it fades into the limb. I have had trouble with her twisting a limb (several times) and fixing it with hot water in the bathtub. I can’t remember if this is the limb that broke but I would guess so. My Bears are from the 70’s and I keep them strung all the time, never had a problem. I’m open to anyone’s thoughts.

    • paza
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      surveyor527 wrote: I’m back to shooting my 50 kodiak and 45 K Mag for now. A couple days ago I went in the garage rummaging for something, and found my 4-yr old Martin Serengeti in the floor. I hang them on the wall, strung, on nails in the bellies of the tip curves. She snapped almost in two above the handle right as it fades into the limb. I have had trouble with her twisting a limb (several times) and fixing it with hot water in the bathtub. I can’t remember if this is the limb that broke but I would guess so. My Bears are from the 70’s and I keep them strung all the time, never had a problem. I’m open to anyone’s thoughts.

      I have had the same problem with Martin Dreamcatchers. One broke in 2 years, replaced and had to pay half the cost. That one broke in less than 30 days. They replaced it for free that time. I’ve been shooting bear bows since back in 1960’s with none of them old bows ever breaking. I did have one bear kodiak break after 13 years, It was a bow from the mid 80’s. My latest bear kodiak I’ve had for about5 years, works like a dream, and is a lot smoother than my dreamcatcher that basicaly hangs on the wall for fear of it breaking, LOL! P. S. I did take it down this spring and killed a trophy merriams gobbler with it this spring. All I got to say is stick with the bear bow and don’t buy another Martin. GOOD LUCK:

    • Brian Dennis
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      paza wrote: [quote=surveyor527]I’m back to shooting my 50 kodiak and 45 K Mag for now. A couple days ago I went in the garage rummaging for something, and found my 4-yr old Martin Serengeti in the floor. I hang them on the wall, strung, on nails in the bellies of the tip curves. She snapped almost in two above the handle right as it fades into the limb. I have had trouble with her twisting a limb (several times) and fixing it with hot water in the bathtub. I can’t remember if this is the limb that broke but I would guess so. My Bears are from the 70’s and I keep them strung all the time, never had a problem. I’m open to anyone’s thoughts.

      I have had the same problem with Martin Dreamcatchers. One broke in 2 years, replaced and had to pay half the cost. That one broke in less than 30 days. They replaced it for free that time. I’ve been shooting bear bows since back in 1960’s with none of them old bows ever breaking. I did have one bear kodiak break after 13 years, It was a bow from the mid 80’s. My latest bear kodiak I’ve had for about5 years, works like a dream, and is a lot smoother than my dreamcatcher that basicaly hangs on the wall for fear of it breaking, LOL! P. S. I did take it down this spring and killed a trophy merriams gobbler with it this spring. All I got to say is stick with the bear bow and don’t buy another Martin. GOOD LUCK:
      I doubt that I would ever buy another Martin – the old bows shoot as good today as they ever did for me. Thanks for your input, and congratulations on your bow turkey!

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