Home | Ice Fishing Reports | HSOList Classifieds | HSOshow | Resorts,Guides,Boats | Ice Leaders | Business Services | Site Map | OutdoorProStore
@ the Leading Edge:
Search
Featured HSOList Classifieds
Tri-Tronics Upland Special
2008 Gulf Breeze Gulf Stream
2008 Gulf Breeze Gulf Stream
Brand New CZ 912 12 ga. shotgun ? unfired
22-250 ammo
Vexilar F-12
Custom Built 300 WSM
New Topics
cummins question
by Ryan_V
9 minutes 16 seconds ago
using live bait on yellow
by math teacher
Today at 08:34 AM
Walleye taxidermist around breezy point?
by handsonguy
Today at 03:18 AM
Events For You to Enjoy!
On The Forums ...
cummins question
by Ryan_V
Canned some homegrown chicken tonight
by IlliniWalli
For those that vote based on religious beliefs
by Kidd
winter kill lakes
by MN Shutterbug
looking for our first sleeper house, what to buy?
by waxworm09
New Trailer Decal Requirement
by MN Shutterbug
Poverty and MN elderly
by Kidd
Let the Canning Games Begin!!!
by IlliniWalli
10:03 AM
Sons of Guns
by bobbymalone
09:49 AM
So I decided to build a wheel house...
by eagle_3464
09:11 AM
Good Luck Teddy!!
by LMITOUT
09:07 AM
Gopher Football 2014
by LMITOUT
09:04 AM
Twins drive for 90 losses...
by blue_healer_guy
08:54 AM
Ripley lotto is up
by mnguy152
08:43 AM
fire brand fish house
by Lip_Ripper Guy
08:38 AM
FREE HSOList.com
Classifieds
Tri-Tronics Upland Special
2008 Gulf Breeze Gulf Stream
2008 Gulf Breeze Gulf Stream
Forum Stats
61559 Members
233 Forums
302393 Topics
2609441 Posts
Share HotSpotOutdoors with family & your good friends.
Who's Online
89 registered Members, 1299 Guests and YOU online now.

Become family and
share HSO.

"i'm having fun"
At the Leading Edge
"!!

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
Hop to:
#1992602 - 08/29/09 02:28 PM
Hoyt Spectra Eclipse (can I get some reviews please?)
Cobber Offline
HSOShow.com Family

Registered: 12/15/07
Posts: 115
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!!
Top
#1992700 - 08/29/09 07:23 PM
Re: Hoyt Spectra Eclipse (can I get some reviews please?) [Re: Cobber]
Deitz Dittrich Offline
HotSpotOutdoors Consulting Manager

Registered: 10/09/02
Posts: 16866
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.

Set the hook once for me.



Deitz Dittrich
FishingMinnesota.com Prostaff/Host of HSO Podcasts
HotSpotOutdoors Sponsors
deitz.dittrich@gmail

What if the Hokey Pokey isn't what its all about? Scary Huh?
Top
#1992777 - 08/29/09 09:41 PM
Re: Hoyt Spectra Eclipse (can I get some reviews please?) [Re: Deitz Dittrich]
charliepete Offline
Sr HotSpotOutdoors.com Family

Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 449
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.
Top
#1992794 - 08/29/09 09:59 PM
Re: Hoyt Spectra Eclipse (can I get some reviews please?) [Re: Cobber]
koonie Offline
Sr HSOList.com Family

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.
Top
#1992805 - 08/29/09 10:54 PM
Re: Hoyt Spectra Eclipse (can I get some reviews please?) [Re: koonie]
jnorm1984 Offline
Sr HotSpotOutdoors.com Family

Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 434
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)
Top
Use the Share Buttons below, If You Like this topic.
FishingMinnesota
HSO Business
Discover how HSO delivers outdoor marketing.
Guerrilla Tactics Unveiled - Pound this link to see for yourself.




We Thank the
Quality Business that
Help Us Have Fun