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Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve

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Item Number: 25401X
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Price: $799.99
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Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve
 
4.9

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (47)
  • Easy to adjust (37)
  • Good power output (37)
  • Easy to draw (36)
  • Easy to handle (35)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hunting (43)
  • Practice (39)
  • All weather (36)
  • Competition (24)
  • Good weather (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (30), Competitive archer (10), Expert archer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So user friendly, just tune & shoot!

I'm not really one for typing up reviews, but I felt the need to do so with this kit.

Break-down:
Good-
Sturdy construction (Weight=Stability).
...Read complete review

I'm not really one for typing up reviews, but I felt the need to do so with this kit.

Break-down:
Good-
Sturdy construction (Weight=Stability).
Ability to adjust tillering & weight.
Included string silencers work relatively well.
Double radiused shelf (Small point of arrow contact).
Easy no tools take-down.

Not so good-
Included string is a little loud and seems prone to vibration.
Included string silencers seem like they'll be cut in half by the string.

Having never even touched a Hoyt bow before I knew nothing about their designs so when I had to 'assemble' the Buffalo, I was amazed and skeptical at the same time. The riser feels nice in my hand (maybe a little thin but I'll get used to it). I didn't really care for the stock string that comes with it so I strung it with a 59" Flemish FF+ and it's quite a bit quieter. I adjusted the tiller favoring a 3/16" positive tiller then set the brace height @ 8 1/8" and my groupings have improved quite a bit compared to my Samick Sage(First bow I've ever bought). Another thing I didn't really care for was the shelf rug: it seems a little tall and doesn't completely cover the shelf. I know technically the entire shelf doesn't need to be covered but it's just my preference.

Honestly, if I could, I'd probably buy another...but I'll have to pay the rest of this one off first. Might just settle for buying alternate spare limbs. AMAZING BOW!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quite frankly it's not worth the money.

Really dissapointed in this purchase. Hoyt can and has done better. Very poor quality machine work on riser. Limb tips were very poorly shaped. The threaded bushing between the dovetail and the limb...Read complete review

Really dissapointed in this purchase. Hoyt can and has done better. Very poor quality machine work on riser. Limb tips were very poorly shaped. The threaded bushing between the dovetail and the limb bolt on the Paralever limbs was loose on both the top and bottom limb resulting a bad and loud vibration or buzz. No way to tighten the bushings up either. 3Rivers service however was excellent as I exchanged this bow for a 17" Dalaa with short limbs. I'm happy with the Dalaa.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tuning and replacement string

By 

from Susanville, Ca

About Me Expert Archer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy To Adjust
  • Easy To Draw
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve:

      The bow is awesome, but the stock string from Hoyt was so loud I could not quiet the bow. I encourage anyone to buy a silent but deadly bow string made by Pierre Lucas. They will add speed, and the bow is completely silent. They are the best traditional bowstrings I have came across!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A BUY OF A LIFTIME

      By 

      from BC CANADA

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Durable
      • Easy To Draw

      Cons

      • Poor string

      Best Uses

      • All Weather
      • Hunting

      Comments about Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve:

      Absolutely the most sweetest bow I have ever shot. Very durable. The only thing that I have a problem with is the string and silencers provided. First thing I did was replace the string and just that alone made the bow a lot quieter. Next I put tarantula silencers on that made it real quiet. I shoot aluminum arrows and G5 montecs. I love the way the rest is so close to your hand which makes instinct shooting far more accurate. I harvested my first bow kill with this bow and hope to harvest many more. All in all I absolutely love this bow!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hoyt Buffallo 45 LBS RH

      By 

      from Switzerland

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Durable
      • Easy To Adjust
      • Easy To Draw
      • Easy To Handle
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Weather
        • Competition
        • Practice

        Comments about Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve:

        Wondefull Bow, no complaints at all

        Delivered super fast, set up and ready to shoot within 10 minutes of recieving it.

        The buffallo is definately a high Quality bow, and you will feel the difference instantly.
        Sturdy construction, great finish, and smooth draw.
        Very forgiving when making small mistakes in draw and realease. It's a accurate and serious bow that will definately improve your grouping and consistency.
        3rivers has excellent Service, product was delivered within a week to switzerland from the US, and the customer Support of 3riversarchery is one of the best out there.

        Recommend this bow and this Website to anyone withe reserve.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gave it a second chance!

        By 

        from Iowa

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Durable
        • Easy To Handle

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Weather
          • Hunting
          • Practice

          Comments about Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve:

          I purchased a Hoyt Buffalo when they first came out & just couldnt get it quiet enough & I hated the quiver so I returned it to 3 rivers. Now a few yrs later I purchased another Hoyt buffalo. The bow arrived basicly set up all I had to do was make a few adjustments to the knocking point & braceheight as instructed in the included DVD. My arrows were soon flying perfectly. Still somewhat dissatisfied with the noise I swapped the stock string for a 8 strand SBD bowstring with wool puff silencers. The bow with a 9.5 gpp arrow is now quiet as my longbows.

          Service and delivery comments:

          My bow was delivered in 2 day's. which Is the service I have come to expect from 3 Rivers.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          the best bow I got so far

          By 

          from PUERTO RICO

          About Me Competitive Archer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy To Adjust
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Weather
            • Hunting
            • Practice

            Comments about Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve:

            A really good bow

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            First takedown bow.

            By 

            from NY

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Durable
            • Easy To Adjust
            • Easy To Draw
            • Easy To Handle
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Weather
              • Hunting

              Comments about Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve:

              Have used recurves and longbows exclusively for 20+ years. Wanted a first time takedown for ease of travel. Researched the Buffalo and took a shot on it (no pun intended). Set up is easy. Added string silencers and strung the bow. Used carbon shafts from my longbow set up and guestimated a nock point just to let a few arrows fly and stretch the strings. All I can say is awesome. Six shots at point of aim; straight and fast arrow flight. A little louder than my longbow but added speed is worthwhile. Bottom line is even without a proper tuning this bow shot perfect, is well built and although a bit pricey, it is worth every penny.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent choice for serious performance

              By 

              from Harris, MN

              About Me Competitive Archer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Durable
              • Easy To Draw
              • Easy To Handle
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Weather
                • Competition
                • Hunting
                • Practice

                Comments about Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve:

                Straight out of the box this bow was well worth the money after setting it up sent 6 arrows downrange 20 yards and had a 4 inch group and it hasn't let up since! I can't wait to take this bow out after turkey this spring.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Smooth Recurve Bow

                By 

                from Ontario, Canada

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Durable
                • Easy To Adjust
                • Easy To Draw
                • Easy To Handle
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Weather
                  • Competition
                  • Hunting
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve:

                  This recurve is extremely accurate and powerful. I have the 55# limbs and find the draw to be easy and smooth. I really like the minimal contact between the shelf and arrow. I think that adds to the accuracy and great power out-put when using the bow.

                  I plan on taking this bow hunting once I install some string silencers on it.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  3Rivers had excellent customer service and are very friendly. They were great and timely when I requested to adjust my order.

                  Thanks 3Rivers for the helpful advice and service!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I'm in Love

                  By 

                  from fayetteville , NC

                  About Me Recreational Archer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Easy To Adjust
                  • Easy To Draw
                  • Easy To Handle
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Weather
                    • Hunting
                    • Practice

                    Comments about Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve:

                    after opening the box i fell in love with this bow, it has solid construction, comes with everything you need and is just beautiful. shooting wise it is a dream and where ever you point it thats where your arrow is going (assuming you are using the right arrows) i would recommend this bow to anyone who is looking to upgrade to a bow they wont need to replace.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Purchase I've Ever Made

                    By 

                    from Lansing, MI

                    About Me Recreational Archer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Adjust
                    • Easy To Draw
                    • Easy To Handle
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                    • A Little Pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • All Weather
                    • Competition
                    • Hunting
                    • Practice

                    Comments about Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve:

                    By far the best recurve that I have ever used in my entire life. In fact, I think it's the last one that I'll ever use.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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