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Martin m-1 tiger is it enough?

Its peak weight is 35-50lbs, holding weight is 50%, string length is 35, draw length is 27. I dont know much about bows just starting to get into it. My dad bought this bow in the early ninties. Had um bring it to Hawaii for me. Just cause it was sitting around. Figured i could use it to get some meat. My question is would this bow be enough to take a deer ethically. I will be practicing plenty to insure proper shot placment. Whats the fps for this, arrow recommendations. Thanks in advance.
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Martin m-1 tiger is it enough?

Yes. That is enough bow to take deer, ethically.
The state you hunt in will indicate a minimum bow weight for big game and possibly a minimum arrow weight/pound requirement.
Practice alot and learn game animal anatomy. Proper placment is the key.

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Martin m-1 tiger is it enough?

any arrow recommendations? FPS? thanks

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Martin m-1 tiger is it enough?

Bow maxed at 50 lbs. Beman Hunters 500 and 100gr. NAP Thunderheads. Deadly combo. I don't know that bow but I'll guess your launch velocity to be in the mid+ 200's fps and your kinetic energy to be around the mid+ 30's. Plenty for deer.

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Martin m-1 tiger is it enough?

Hey fuzzy thanks for the info. Also its just a stock bow meaning all it has is the bow no sights stabilizer silencer anything. Is there anything you cant live with out on a compound? I know the sight would be a good purchase but im not looking to spend all kine money. Thanks again

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Martin m-1 tiger is it enough?

You'll want a site with a peep, a caliper release and a quiver. Anything else would be bells and whistles and add extra weight.
I haven't kept up with the available accessories but TruGlo and Cobra made some very nice inexpensive 3 pin sites in the $20 to $30 range.
TruFire has a very nice, inexpensive release called The Patriot. Last time I looked it was selling for $20.
Quivers are a tough recommend. You'll want something that is handy for you. 2 piece are more than likely fixed to the bow but usually make less noise. Most one piece are detachable. You'll want to make sure that it doesn't vibrate and make a lot of noise. Martin has a few inexpensive ones to choose from but there are several manufacturers out there. Be sure that it's comfortable for you and it completely contains the broadheads. A four or five arrow quiver is plenty but an eight arrow gives you a few more to shoot at a grouse or that nights dinner, if you desire.

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Martin m-1 tiger is it enough?

How about a rest. As of right now it has a adhesive type rest that i would classify as a sticker. Are most of these parts universal cause it has tapped holes here and there but not really sure what they are for.

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Good point. An oversite on my part. You need a rest. They usually come with bolts that are used to set them to the riser. Hence the tapped holes. A simple two prong that can be adjusted in and out. Up and down adjustments are nice but can be made with the nock set.
A good usable simple two prong rest will run $20-$30.

When you attach these accessories be sure they are good and snug. Bows have a lot of vibration. You don't want anything that will wear with the vibration and become loose. Metal snugged to metal will have the least chance of becoming loose and vibrate. Which in turn makes the bow noisy. Stay away from nylon and plastic bushings and washers.

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