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#1992602 - 08/29/09 02:28 PM
Hoyt Spectra Eclipse (can I get some reviews please?)
Cobber Offline
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Registered: 12/15/07
Posts: 114
Loc: Montevideo, MN / Burnsville, M...
Well, I'm 22 years old and I have been bowhunting since I was about 16.. My dad is 49 and he has been mentioning getting into the bow scene himself so I'm trying to help a bit. He doesn't want to spend too much on a bow, but he really just wants to get out and experience it (and be able to have a lot more time in the tree)

I found for sale a Hoyt Spectra Eclipse (with overdraw- whats that?)

Also- it comes with hard case & quiver.
Cost : $100.

Seems like a little 'too good to be true' but I really don't know anything about the bow- is it a junker?

Any other suggestions for a cheap(er) bow for the pops?

Thanks!!
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#1992700 - 08/29/09 07:23 PM
Re: Hoyt Spectra Eclipse (can I get some reviews please?) [Re: Cobber]
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Registered: 10/09/02
Posts: 16860
Loc: Lindstrom, MN
Hoyt has always made great bows in my opinion. However, the Spectra Eclipse has not been made in eons.. Its not a fast bow, but if it fits your father it can get the job done. The fit is most important.

An overdraw is/WAS something they put on bows to make the arrows shorter/thus lighter. However, they hugely compromise accuracy. I suggest you take it off, however, then you will need all new arrows.

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#1992777 - 08/29/09 09:41 PM
Re: Hoyt Spectra Eclipse (can I get some reviews please?) [Re: Deitz Dittrich]
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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 445
Loc: minnesota
Vintage 1992 or so. My buddy had one when I was shooting an XI Legend mag (now defunct). I wouldn't pay more than $20. $100 would be better spend on HSOList.com or at Cabelas bargain cave.
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#1992794 - 08/29/09 09:59 PM
Re: Hoyt Spectra Eclipse (can I get some reviews please?) [Re: Cobber]
koonie Offline
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1489
Loc: clara city mn
Originally Posted By: Cobber
Well, I'm 22 years old and I have been bowhunting since I was about 16.. My dad is 49 and he has been mentioning getting into the bow scene himself so I'm trying to help a bit. He doesn't want to spend too much on a bow, but he really just wants to get out and experience it (and be able to have a lot more time in the tree)

I found for sale a Hoyt Spectra Eclipse (with overdraw- whats that?)

Also- it comes with hard case & quiver.
Cost : $100.

Seems like a little 'too good to be true' but I really don't know anything about the bow- is it a junker?

Any other suggestions for a cheap(er) bow for the pops?

Thanks!!


Define cheap(er). Stop in at DJs.
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#1992805 - 08/29/09 10:54 PM
Re: Hoyt Spectra Eclipse (can I get some reviews please?) [Re: koonie]
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 433
Loc: Cold Spring
Cobber, nice to see another Montevidian on the forums! But I tell ya, for your old man to get set up I would try to spend a little more, and get a little bit newer bow for him, It will make shooting and practicing much more enjoyable...What I would do if hes gona buy a used one is map out a handfull of archery shops on a map, make some calls to see what they have as far as used equipment, and go for a drive...Great bonding time as well!-- Good luck, and dont settle for first one ya find! My 2 cents.....


Edited by jnorm1984 (08/29/09 10:55 PM)
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