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Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve
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Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve

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Item Number: 25401X
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Price: $799.95
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Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve
 
4.8

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (45)
  • Easy to adjust (36)
  • Good power output (36)
  • Easy to handle (35)
  • Easy to draw (34)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hunting (42)
    • Practice (39)
    • All weather (35)
    • Competition (24)
    • Good weather (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (30), Competitive archer (10), Expert archer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Traditional, yet using new technology!

    In the short month since I received my Hoyt Buffalo from Three Rivers, I've done two 3D shoots and scored my first traditional kill ever with a nice spring turkey.

    The...Read complete review

    In the short month since I received my Hoyt Buffalo from Three Rivers, I've done two 3D shoots and scored my first traditional kill ever with a nice spring turkey.

    The bow shoots as advertised. Fast, quiet, easy to be accurate ...... It just feels right in the hand.

    My bow is the 60", 45#, in wood finish. I find that a brace height of 8.25" works best for me with Beman MFX Classic 500 arrows.

    I had been using the Hoyt Dorado (also a fine shooting bow), but find the Buffalo to have a more traditional feel with close to the hand shelf and side plate.

    I find no downside to the 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.

    Reviewed by 46 customers

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    5.0

    Hoyt Buffallo 45 LBS RH

    By Alexei

    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

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      5.0

      Gave it a second chance!

      By jsparky93

      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.

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        • No

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        5.0

        the best bow I got so far

        By D24BLADE

        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

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          • No

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          5.0

          First takedown bow.

          By killerelite13

          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.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent choice for serious performance

            By NuGe_512

            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

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Smooth Recurve Bow

              By True Shot

              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

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I'm in Love

                By hawkeyeJr

                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.

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Purchase I've Ever Made

                  By Cbit

                  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

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The bow is a gem to shoot,

                  By Bill from Minnesota

                  from Champlin Minn

                  About Me Recreational Archer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hunting

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

                    I would buy this bow again in a heart beat, in fact I bought and extra set of limbs, I can't wait till fall.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Awesome product, awesome service

                    By Tim

                    from Australia

                    About Me Recreational Archer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Handle
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hunting
                      • Practice

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

                      Great product from Hoyt. High quality and finished well.
                      Now my brother wants one!

                      3 Rivers, you guys are by far the most professional archery service around.
                      Thanks for looking after me, even though I'm thousands of miles away

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                      • No

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