I'm a MARTIN fan myself, had 3 of um' in 20 years of hunting.
Martin TO ME:
Not the fastest
Not the best shooting
Not the most forgiving
But the best all around hunting bow I have ever seen as far as ruggedness, I drop these suckers out of the tree at least 2-3 times per year, still keep son going...tic tic tic tic.
The previous bow I had before this cougar Magnum (had it 2years now) was the Firecat.....Bought it back in 1991, after I set the pins the orignal time, I never had to change them, never replaced a string or nothing on the bow until I retired it at the end of 2001 hunting season...was one of the better weapons I think I ever had.
So, for you speed freaks, Martin is not it (although they are fast) and for accuracy and forgiveness they are not the best either, but for over all hunting satisfaction, you cannot beat a Martin Bow!
I consider myself a hunter, not an archer. When I am hunting, I want something that I have the utmost confidence in that will not fail me when it's time to pull it back. Seen too many other brands of High-end bows that buddies shoot, have to be tuned and tweeked from week to week...and limbs cracking/spliting, all kinds of problems...you won't find that in a Martin!