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NC_DeerDropper 10-10-2008 03:07 PM

Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
I'm already starting to set up for next year even though this season aint even got hot yet..

I love this split limbs, and the cam 1/2 deal, and i know that hoyt and reflex are almost exactly the same...except for the money situation...

which brings my question, reflex has the charger and the ridge line, both are mid sized bows around 35" and offer the weight and pull i need, and are both plenty fast...but is it worth the extra $ to get maybe a vetrix or katera by hoyt, or keep the difference and accesorize to the max with the reflex?

or any input on other bows is also welome...

thanks

scso954 10-10-2008 07:40 PM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
IMO I dont really think there is that much of a difference on the lower line bows. You just have to wait a year or so until they make the bow for the second line. I really think that most of it is pretty much the same bow with maybe a different cam and a different stamp on the bow. I would shoot the bows and compare them. If you dont mind a big difference and can live having a reflex instead of a hoyt, I would go with the reflex and accessorize the bow to no end. The biggest thing is just shooting the bow and deciding which one feels the best.

rcgerchow 10-10-2008 07:46 PM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
deerdropper your in luck, this year Hoyt has a lower price point hawk series. They have the SuperHawk with laminated limbs and the Powerhawk with fiberglass limbs. Priced $499-599. Its basically the reflex with some Hoyt goodies for a lower price point in a Pro shop. Hit the Hoyt web site and it will give you some specs.

MathewsUSA 10-14-2008 07:28 PM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
I have the Hoyt Avenger and shoots well haven't had any complaints yet.

AZHuntr 10-14-2008 10:06 PM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
Here is my take on the subject...the Hoyt Katera or any of their "top of the line" bows are very very good bows. I have a Vulcan and love it. With that said I shoot mine almost everyday and utilize the bow a ton so spending the extra money on what I believe is a better product than a slightly lower model (reflex) or now known as the superhawk/powerhawk is definetly worth it for me. On the other hand take for example right now I am lookign for some new golf clubs. I was thinking of buying some top of the line clubs but to be honest I probably don't need it or would I utilize them to their full ability. With that said I am going to buy some Callaway knockoff clubs that will probably be just fine for my skill. What I am saying is buy what works for you and keep in mind how often you plan to use your bow because you pay for what you get.

drockw 10-15-2008 12:12 AM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
^or if you golf, just quit that all together and get a 3d/target only bow:Dj/k
Seriously though AZhuntr has a very good point. its all about what you need and want. Me, id go for the hoyt. archery is my passion though and it may not be yours. if your just wanting a bow to hunt with and shoot in the backyard, the reflex should fit the bill. other than that, jsut shoot em and see what YOU think.

BowboyIL 10-15-2008 10:46 AM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
I have a reflex and love it. It is 4 years old, and with a small amount of tuning, shoots like a dream.

Mikey S. 10-15-2008 01:17 PM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
Reflex is being phased out for the 2009 model year. Everyting will have the Hoyt name on it. The "Hawk" series bow will take their place, and seem to be good buys. So like a previous poster said, maybe you can check those out.

tmontgo1 10-16-2008 08:26 AM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
I just bought a new reflex and it shoots real nice. I also have a buddy that shoots competition and uses hoyts, and they dont shoot alot different. For the money a reflex is a good bow.

AZHuntr 10-16-2008 10:42 PM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
Hell yeah I agree with you I should quit golf I am much better at shooting my bow...However golf is one of those things that I can't let it get the best of me and trust me it is getting the best of me:)

drockw 10-17-2008 12:38 AM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
^haha, i tell everyone that archery is my golf. ive never golfed before but from what people say they seem pretty similar. one day your spot on and the next... well, you might as well have stayed home. and if you are into either competitively, they arent cheap at all either;)

rcgerchow 10-17-2008 07:00 AM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
Archery is like golf in the fact you have to be able to repeat the motions to produce a good shot over and over. When first learning or entering either sport that first set of clubs or bow doesn't need to be the best until you find your form and routine and if you like the sport or not. As your game gets better that is when you step up and take advantage of newer technology. With golf the key is the golf club shaft that is the engine of the club and also good clubs are made with better metals that produce better shots. In archery or golf get the equipment that fits you and your game. I know a lot a people try to buy their game, but using good equipment raises your confidence level. If you can't buy new buy used that is just a tad bit behind (2-3 yrs) the new technology.

Roskoe 10-17-2008 02:32 PM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
I picked up a Reflex Growler last year on a closeout and, although it was not a bad bow, it did not shoot as well as a Hoyt Vectrix - at least for me. I personally think the high end bows are an example of "you get what you pay for".

2footroper 10-19-2008 10:35 AM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
If you can't afford a Hoyt, go with the Reflex. I have shot one for 3 years now and have never had to touch it as far as tuning goes. I shoot alot durring the year and I'm very happy with it.

NC_DeerDropper 10-19-2008 06:48 PM

RE: Hoyt vs Reflex? does the $$$ make that big a difference?
 
Thanks for all the feedback you guys....i shoot all year long, I've had my reflex grizzly for 3 yrs now, and its shootin like a dream, but i've always wanted that hoyt ya know...and its just that time to go new...but for the last 2 years i do nothin but bow hunt, i may carry my gun 3-5 times a season, but nothin matches up to the rush of bowhuntin...

thanks again everyone, looks like im leaning towards goinbroke!


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