Looking for a good hunting bow

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Sammy PSU, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Sammy PSU

    Sammy PSU Member

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    I have a Commander coming (I'm a lefty so God himself only knows when I'm gonna get it) and was actually trying to get a shorter bow for hunting. My current bow isn't too bad, but I'm not thrilled with it. Anyway, I figured instead of badgering the living daylights out of Chris (which I've already done LOL), what you guys thought would be a good Hoyt to fit the bill. Obviously, the Commander would be just fine, but I'm going to try and keep it in the best condition I have. Thanks for any thoughts. Sam
     
  2. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    If you're only looking at hoyts and want a shorter bow you can't go wrong the vectrix. I have the xl and absolutely love it. Just curious, why are you limiting yourself to a hoyt. I think the drenalin would be a good choice if you're looking for a hunting only bow. It's very lightweight and I believe 33 inch axle to axle.
     

  3. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    the drenalin would be a good choice, as would a Vulcan, or a Guide serier tec hunter Extreme...
     
  4. BowhuntnHoosier

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    I would go with the Vectrix. But one question have you shot the Truth by Bear???? Very nice bow.
     
  5. bullspotter

    bullspotter Senior Member

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    Vectrix is a nice one, I have a xl, but for hunting, ill be shooting the trykon, The draw is alot smoother on the vecrix cams, the trykon has a bit harder draw. As far as accuracy, Id have to say its a toss up, their both great shooters, I get about 280 fps with a 400 gr arrow out of my trykon at 69 lbs at a 28.5 DL. I love it.
     
  6. for one thing the name hoyt and "good hunting bow" or"good bow" for that matter don't belong in the same sentance:tape: kind of an oxymoron:laugh:
     
  7. sorry, but you had to know it was only a matter of time before somone did it.:biggrin1:
     
  8. rdt

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    The Vectrix is very smooth and is a good shooter.

    Of course I'd buy an Allegiance.
     
  9. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    Allegiance another great hunting bow as well as the Switchback XT and the Diamond Black ICE......
     
  10. Pinwheel1969

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    At our shop we got a new hoyt lazer Tech w/ cam and a half. 70lbs. I think its a 2005-2006. Last year they made them. Its lefty and he's trying to get rid of it for $340.00. He will ship to ya too. Just a thought. Its a sweet bow.
     
  11. tek

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    While you are looking at Hoyts check out the Vulcan, its a sleeper :rockon:
     
  12. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    ha sammy

    I guess if you gotta hava hoyt :doh: & not a PSE:rockon:
    I guess the best one ive setup is the drenlin..:bored:

    MAN THAT HURT'S
     
  13. BowhuntnHoosier

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    All around awsome hunting bow would have to be the SB XT.:peace: :hug: :biggrin1:
     
  14. Sammy PSU

    Sammy PSU Member

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    Thanks for all the responses fellas. I got a smokin' deal on a Vulcan so that's what it's gonna be. Now the hunt is on for 28" cams, that should be fun :noidea: . One thing I couldn't believe about it is the KE, it's sick.:scared: Hadn't seen a Commander in brush until yesterday, man is that a sweet looking bow, it was so quiet it was unbelievable. Shooting inside, only thing you heard was the arrow hitting.

    Happy Easter!
     
  15. Pinwheel1969

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    you like kenetic energy !! try the X-Force . 98# KE !!! thats alot...
     
  16. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    are they makin um lefty yet????
     
  17. Pinwheel1969

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    yes!! we got one on order in lefty!!! we got 5 sold in right and one left sold aint here yet.. just shot the 60# we got for a tester and they say " Sold" !!!
     
  18. BowhuntnHoosier

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    Ok so just what are you hunting that you will need 98#KE?????:noidea:


    Armored truck maybe???:laugh:
     
  19. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    you have them on order and they are making them is 2 different things.....
     
  20. slamdam

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    I shot them all and chose the switchback XT my 2 cents