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    Junior Member Neuralgia's Avatar
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    Default Hoyt Ultra Elite or Pro Elite

    Hi guys.

    I'm living in Costa Rica, and here bowhunting is illegal, so I'm planning to get a target bow.

    Most of the people her are more into target with recurves (basically win&wins), but I'm more of a compound guy.

    I own a Diamond Rapture, draw length of 26" and draw weight of #50 (I'm 5'8"), but I don't feel comfortable enough with these bow to really enjoy target archery.

    I was thinking about Hoyt. I really like the Ultra Elite, and the Pro Elite specs, but can't find a face-to-face review. Also liked the Vantage 7 and 8, but I think those are too big.

    Any ideas? recommendations? any other model I should be looking at?

    The reason I seem to be confused, is that I can't seem to find any info about the compound limbs at hoyt.com, and YES, outdoor distance is my main idea.

    The other thing, is that I don't know if I'll have the time on my next trip to the US (April, Chicago) to drive to an archery shop and give them a try... AND, I'm not sure if they'll have the Pro or Ultra in target colors (jade for me).

    So basically, I'll be doing this an online-shop.

    I tried getting in touch with lancasterarchery.com (they had a note on them on Inside Archery a while ago), but even though they didn't answer my emails (sent 2 of them, no reply in 3 days), they seem to carry only hoyt recurve products... no compounds.

    Any idea who might help me with the online shopping and setting up my bow?

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    the Problem is Hoyt DOES NOT ALLOW ONLINE SALES of new BOWS.......

    AND THIS IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE, unless there is no dealer in your country.....

    Is there a reason why you are limiting yourself to hoyt??

    have you ever shot one of these "target" bows??

    just some questions....
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Junior Member Neuralgia's Avatar
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    well, the ONLY brand that has a local dealer in Costa Rica is Hoyt... theoretically, becasue they don't answer my phone calls, or my emails

    Matthews, Bowtech, PSE, are not options because or this... even though I own a Diamond Bow, and planning to get a Guardian or a Marquis anytime soon.

    In case something happens to my bow, I can get in touch with them... again theoretically at least.

    If I happen to buy it in CR, the price is incredibly HIGH, because of taxes, shipping AND customs.

    PS: I also have a Barta longbow, and a Bear Cheyenne recurve... oh, and one PSE recurve for youth which I started with, but I always forget the name.

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