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    Hoyt bow prices and specs?

    I've noticed that a lot of people on here lean towards Hoyts bows; so, I figured you guys would be able to help me since you're all Hoyt "professionals." I've been looking at three different bows: xtec, vipertec, and ultramag. I know all the specs on these bows as far as length, fps, etc. but, the local pro shop owner doesn't really help me much as far as picking one out because he mostly just wants the money and he does't have any set up to shoot. So, I was just wandering which of these bows would be best for hunting (it will be used almost exclusively for hunting) but also a good contender in target archery. I like a bow that is EXTREMELY QUIET and forgiving but mostly accurate and reliable. Also, what kind of prices should I expect for each of these bows. (I don't want to get overcharged!)

    Thanks!

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    I've noticed that a lot of people on here lean towards Hoyts bows
    The only abundance of Hoyts lately are in the 'Classifieds' seems to be a big run on Bowtechs lately.
    The quietest compound Ive heard is the 'Discovery' bow, it seems like the ideal hunting compound (no wheels)

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    You want QUIET ? Go the Bowtech , mine is almost silent!

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    cause it's so DAM slow

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    Probably got all those millions of rubber dampener things that I see on most new Bowtechs and Matthews. I must say the Bowtechs are very very quiet. I think it may have some to do with the parallel limb technology.

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    No offense to everyone whose replied to my question, but I was hoping to find out the expected prices(U.S.) on these three Hoyt bows: vipertec, xtec, and ultramag so that I don't get overpriced by a money hungry old man. Plus, I'm kind of in a hurry to get a new bow since bow season starts in a little over a week. Mostly though, I was wandering if the 'ultramag' was a valid contender or just a low end bow for people who don't have much money. I was offered the ultramag for $424 and the xtech for $700 (both including tax). If the ultramag is a fine worthy bow and able to contend with the xtech on nearly all levels, I would definately go with the ultramag. But if it isn't, I would gladly spend more to get a bow that is.

    Thanks again!

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    And no ofence to you Carter but 99% of members here are Aussie and wouldnt have the foggiest idea on what the pricing is on those bows in America. Is there a pro shop neay you? If so go and bust his butt on a price and just start shootin dude. So what if you pay 10 bucks more than the guy in the next state. It wont affect the way the bow shoots or the fun you will have with it unless you are an absolute tightarse and would lose sleep over it.

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    woa old dog, just calm down now. e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g w-i-l-l b-e ooooo-k!

    Seriously, no offense to anyone though.

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    Unless you have owned a few bows before (and you wouldn't be asking this question they would you?) you shouldn't spend more than you have to on something.
    Once you shoot for a while, the tradeoffs and compramises in bow design will become apparent to you, and more importantly you will have a better idea of what you want to do, and what suits you personally. Then you can go spend up big.

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    Carter,

    I agree with most of the advice above, particularly in regard to getting with a club and not spending big until you know a bit about archery.

    However, as you seem intent to Jump straight in, why do you not check other USA dealers for Hoyt prices. You could go to

    http://www.hoytusa.com

    and there should be a link to deatails of their dealers. I was going to suggest

    http://www.lancasterarchery.com/shop/index.php

    but now note that they do not sell Hoyt bows.

    See how you go.

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    Lancaster Still Sell Hoyt, just not Mail order & They aren't allowed to advertise them on their Website.

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    Can we assume that they have good prices then? Do Hoyt not want Lancaster enciting prive competition amongst smaller retailers?

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    www.archeryoutdoors.com should be able to help you...US based hunting forums... not a bad bunch it seems

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    No Hoyts Policy is no Mail Order Sales of their bows and no Internet advertising of pricing.

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    should someone tell bensons this.

    http://www.cia.com.au/archery/catalouge.htm

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    Yes they seem to be selective as to where they enforce it.

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    As to frommy and jules i have shot just about every brand bow out there with the exception of Ben Pearson compounds and AR. i currently own a 2003 buckmasters g2, an older mathews, and an older bear. I also hunted with my friends legacy for a month (i have been bow hunting for nearly 12 years). i have shot hoyt bows before, and i liked the feel. however i have not shot the ultramag, which i pointed out (in my the second post) was the basis of my question. Also, i mentioned that the pro shop (the only one within 50 miles or so and 100 miles if they have hoyt) didn't have any set up to shoot so i could not shoot one. So I was just hoping for some experienced advice concerning the ultramag in comparison to the xtec and vipertec. As far as the pricing, I think you would readily understand if you knew the guy that runs the pro shop. The first time i went in he told me that he would sell the xtec for $550. A month later he tells me $700. I could not find any prices on the net.

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    In addition do my last post, as I said, I'm not new to bowhunting or bows for that matter. However, I am new to target archery. This is where I was hoping to recieve your advice on the ability of the bow. Because I know that my g2 would not be the greatest bow for target archery.

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    Carter,

    Please accept my apology for assuming you wheree not very experienced. This type of inquiry usually comes from inexperienced people.

    I am not a Hoyt shooter, have not shot one for over 10 years, and so I cannot comment on your performance inquiry.

    I had forgotten the thing about Hoyt publishing prices until reminded by 2Dogs post. That will not make it any easier for you.
    Always look on the bright side of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Dogs
    Yes they seem to be selective as to where they enforce it.

    Maybe altservices is allowed to coz they sell so many
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