Originally Posted by Brown Hornet
They are all the same in all the venues in all honesty.....most of the guys that shoot a bow for one venue be it indoors, field, FITA or 3D will shoot the same bow for another venue. At least when your talking about better shooters. Accuracy is the key....so if you shoot a Pea Shooter 2000 the best for field more then likely that is going to be what you are gonna shoot best for indoors also....same goes for 3D. Your better shooters aren't going to shoot one bow for field or indoors and then switch to an Alphaburner for 3D because its faster. The speed limit for ASA is 280 fps....I haven't had a Hoyt in the past 8 years that I couldn't get 280 from and I only shoot a 27.75" draw....and until last spring I pretty much always shot a Pro Elite for target which is the slowest bow Hoyt made.
All that being said most of your target shooters that shoot a Hoyt are shooting a Contender Elite or a Vantage Elite (or the non elite version)....unless they are still shooting a Pro or Ultra Elite. Limb length is just going to depend on how long of a bow you like if your shooting the Contender or the Ultra or Pro....same with the cams. Do you like an aggressive cam or not? But in target circles to me it seems like way more people shoot a spiral then the cam 1/2 at least at bigger shoots....local leagues it's about even since your avg or below avg shooter can't always handle a spiral. 3D wise though more people shoot spirals.
Now of course you are going to see a lot of guys shooting 3D with "other" bows simply because you have a lot of guys using hunting bow and shorter bows.....but for the most part most of the target guys are shooting the more traditional target bows. That being said though I sold my PEs and am now shooting a Katera XL for field, indoors and 3D.
All spiral cams are good for is ripping your shoulder out of wack and putting arrows in the ceiling.
Cam .5 rules.
For 3d I'm guessing the AlphaElite is going to be a hot item. Looks like a good cross between a target bow and a speed bow. Can't wait to get my hands on one and see if it lives up to my expectations.
Indoor and Field, Hard to beat a Contender Elite. Very stable and easy shooting bow with enough speed to get the job done. I had a Vantage Elite and it just never held as well as my old ProElite, even after I ripped off those nasty spiral cams, the contender has the same feel as the old proelite.