Martin Saber Review

The Martin Saber offers a great deal to a beginning archer, and it is advanced enough to follow an archer through the intermediate stages of his or her progress.

It is a durable bow and versatile enough to accommodate higher weights for hunters or lower weights for target shooting.

The Martin Saber offers a reasonable price, which makes it a very good choice as a beginning traditional bow.

PROS:

The Saber offers a smooth draw and a vibration dampening technology that reduces hand shock, which makes it easy to shoot In higher weights it carries enough power to easily handle medium size game, and even some big game for beginning hunters. It is durable but is relatively light weight.

CONS:

The Saber offers a smooth draw and a vibration dampening technology that reduces hand shock, which makes it easy to shoot In higher weights it carries enough power to easily handle medium size game, and even some big game for beginning hunters. It is durable but is relatively light weight.


Martin Saber TakedownFrom a beginning archer’s perspective there is a great deal to like about the Martin Saber. Comfort and ease of the draw are major factors for a beginning archer to consider, the easier the bow is to use, the faster a beginning archer will progress.

The vibration dampening technology, the grip and the easy draw will give the beginning archer a feeling of comfort and a certain sense of accomplishment from the very first arrow.

The wood/fiberglass laminate limbs of the Saber are well made, resistant to torque and durable. You can expect the limbs to hold up for many years without separation or twisting. The tips are reinforced so fast flight strings are no problem.

2011 Martin Saber

The machined aluminum riser of the Saber appears to be longer than most risers one associates with the lower priced take down bows.

The length allows the riser to incorporate 2 integrated Vibration Vortex V.E.M.s above and below a Thermal V protective dampening grip, which virtually guarantees a vibration free shot with little or no hand shock.

The riser has a nice overall appearance and makes the Martin Saber a distinctive looking bow.

The Saber accepts almost all accessories and is drilled to accommodate them. You can add a sight, stabilizer and quiver to the bow at any time, and a bow-fishing rig is also an easy hook-up.

With limbs of 40 or more pounds the Saber is a powerful and effective hunting bow with the proviso that its 64” length may make it a bit difficult to use in smaller tree stands or blinds. 40 pounds will handle most medium sized game, 45 or heavier would allow the archer to go after most big game.

The Martin Saber is a very reasonably priced bow. 

As previously noted, you might want to pick up extra strings and a higher quality rest with your initial purchase as you know they are needed.

The Martin Saber Features:

  • Two integrated VEM’s mounted in the riser
  • Thermal V protective dampening grip
  • AMO Length: 64″
  • Brace Height: 6.75″-7.5″
  • Mass Weight: 3.4 lbs.

It is sold for the right hand only.

Martin Saber Review – Final Thoughts

The Martin Saber has many features that make it a very good choice for a beginning traditional bow. Its smooth draw and vibration free technology make it easy and comfortable to shoot, giving a beginning archer the confidence to continue and grow into the sport.

It is versatile enough to follow an archer well past the beginning stages of his or her development to the point that they are ready for a top of the line or even custom bow.

With appropriate limbs it is also an acceptable hunting bow, offering the same advantages to the beginning hunter as it does to the beginning archer. It is very reasonably priced which is another factor that weighs in heavily in the decision on which bow is best to begin a lifelong obsession with a stick and some string.

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