Home | Fishing Reports | HSOList Classifieds | Guides-Resorts | Fishing Minnesota | Business Services | OutdoorProStore
@ the Leading Edge:
Featured HSOList Classifieds
Minnkota Maxxum Pro 80lb
Jiffy Model 30XT
10% Off Houseboat Rental
Wilderness Houseboat Adventures with KINSEY HOUSEBOATS
Numerous Taxidermy Items For Sale-Whitetail Deer
.375H&H Mag and .223 Winchester Model 70
Ruger 10/22 Stainless (reduced)
Events For You to Enjoy!
On The Forums ...
It is TOO EARLY for crabgrass treatments!!!
by Tom7227
Perrenial Wildflower Garden
by Tom7227
Legendary Waters Casino
by JBMasterAngler
Northwest Sport Show.. Check in!!!
by MuskieFever
01:05 AM
Finishing basement after installing drain tile
by nofishfisherman
11:59 PM
charging camper batteries from vehicle
by Powerstroke
11:22 PM
The 2016 GOP Party has started!
by pushbutton
11:22 PM
New rear shocks causing bouncing while trailering?
by Powerstroke
11:19 PM
Team # 6
by Powerstroke
11:07 PM
U.S. Economic Recovery
by Whoaru99
11:07 PM
Walking Dead
by TurnUpTheFishing
10:40 PM
Two person ladder stands that are comfortable for two
by MJ1657
10:38 PM
Into the Past, lets see them.
by delcecchi
10:30 PM
How soon for sap to run?
by Gissert
10:26 PM
junk Yamaha motor
by mrpike1973
10:23 PM
FREE HSOList.com
Classifieds
Minnkota Maxxum Pro 80lb
Jiffy Model 30XT
10% Off Houseboat Rental
Forum Stats
62429 Members
209 Forums
178176 Topics
1889166 Posts
Share HotSpotOutdoors with family & your good friends.
Who's Online
11 registered Members, 356 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: 126
Loc: Burnsville, MN / Montevideo, 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: 16926
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: 452
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: 437
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 Outdoor Minnesota delivers outdoor marketing.
Guerrilla Tactics Unveiled - Pound this link to see for yourself.



New Topics
Finishing basement after installing drain tile
by iceman2010
10:55 PM
Two person ladder stands that are comfortable for two
by MJ1657
10:38 PM
junk Yamaha motor
by mrpike1973
10:23 PM
"I Have Fun"