Martin Moab Review
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Editors' reviewThe Moab has a reputation for being a very quiet and forgiving rig and that why it was produced in 08 and 09. Having an interchangeable draw length system that you don't need a bow press to adjust makes this a very user friendly application as well. Quick, smooth and forgiving all things that gives you a good reason to give the Moab a second look.
FinishThe finish on the Moab is a quality and durable coating that comes in three finish options. It comes in Next camouflage, hunter black and midnight blue.
RiserThis bow has a riser that is constructed out of machined aluminum and is designed to be rugged and forgiving. Along the length of the riser there are 10 cut outs that decrease the mass weight of the bow, while keeping it strong.
Limb/Limb PocketsThe Moab's limbs are made from high compression three part laminate design. These limbs are designed to be very durable and last for generations to come. The limb pockets are pivoting roto limb cups and they are designed to maintain a secure, perfect alignment to the rotating cup through the stainless steel pins.
GripThe grip on this rig is the Thermal V grip that is the third generation of the Martin's thermal grips. This grip is made to reduce torque and designed to keep your hand insulated in cold weather.
Eccentric SystemThe cam system on the Moab is an M-2 Pro single cam and idler wheel system. This system is engineered to have smooth recoil free shot with top performance. This cam boasts a 320 fps IBO rating and an easy 80% let off. The draw weight range is 35-70 pounds and has a 7" inch brace height. The draw length range is 26-31" and can be adjusted without the aid of a bow press with interchangeable modules.
Other componentsThe Moab is equipped with a CCS cable containment system which is basically Martin's version of the roller guard. Also outfitted on the Moab are vibrations dampening components such as the STS shock terminating suppressor, the V.E.M vibration escape module and a silent arrow shelf.
ShootabilityMany archers would agree that the Moab is a very smooth drawing bow with a solid back wall. Also archers have found that it is quiet and nearly vibe free when shot and seem to be very happy with the shootability of this rig.
Moab vs. Firecat TR-1
These two bows are very similar; they both basically share all the same specs. Really the main difference is they have different cams and the brace height 1/4" shorter on the Martin Firecat TR1. Both bows have great shootability and smooth draw.
UsageThis bow would be great for the bow hunter. Smooth, quick and quiet all things that are demanded from a quality hunting bow. But with the shootability of this rig it could be used for 3D or recreational use as well.
SummaryOverall this would make a great rig for the bow hunter or the recreational archer. Super smooth draw, great shootability and good quickness are all things that make the Moab a viable option for a broad range of archers to look at. With things like a wide draw weight and length range it will catch the eye of many archers. To top it all off with a value price point of $499 msrp it is very affordable as well.
|Bow||Martin Moab||Martin Firecat TR1|
|Version||2009||2010 TR1 (Acu-Trak Cam)|
|Brace Height||7.375 "||7.125 "|
|AtA Length||32.5 "||32.5 "|
|Draw Length||26 " - 31 "||26 " - 31 "|
|Draw Weight||40 lbs - 70 lbs||40 lbs - 70 lbs|
|IBO Speed||315 fps - 320 fps||315 fps - 320 fps|
|Weight||3.5 lbs||3.5 lbs|
|Let-Off||80% (optional 65%)||80%|
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