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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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by PowerReviews
Fred Eichler Signature Series BUFFALO™ Takedown Hoyt Recurve
 
4.8

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (42)
  • Easy to adjust (34)
  • Good power output (34)
  • Easy to draw (33)
  • Easy to handle (33)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hunting (40)
    • Practice (36)
    • All weather (32)
    • Competition (23)
    • Good weather (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (28), Competitive archer (9), Expert archer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (40), 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 43 customers

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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

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        (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!

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          • No

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          (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

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            (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

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            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.

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              • 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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                5.0

                Excellent Bow

                By Dagashi

                from Vancouver, Canada

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • 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:

                  Excellent bow, nice and compact, easy to shoot. Read a lot about this bow before buying. Most people's concern is the cost, which I think can be steep, but if you like hoyt products and or the look it's worth it. Comes with everything you need to make it silent, string leech and calf hairs on riser. I would recommend getting a better string than the one it comes with.

                  One issue with paint on riser, does chip pretty easily from light scratches, not a huge issue but for those that are getting "black out" it maybe good to know.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Service was always excellent, recommendations on arrow's for my draw weight were spot on.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very Impressed

                  By Curz

                  from Vancouver, Canada

                  About Me Recreational Archer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Easy To Draw
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Weather
                    • Competition
                    • Hunting
                    • Practice

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

                    This bow is amazing. Before I bought this bow I read a lot of reviews. Those that have owned it love it, and I must say I truly enjoy this bow as well. This bow is expensive but worth every penny. Only regret was getting it so late.

                    Do note that setting up this bow I wanted to tune it without the string leech and calf hair on the risers, this IS NOT a good way to tune it, better to add these attachments before tuning it, as it can be very loud without these items added on, (all comes with the bow anyways).

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Exceeded expectations as always. very friendly and knowledgable staff. asked a lot of questions about arrow type and string for this bow and everything suggested worked out great!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    So user friendly, just tune & shoot!

                    By Strelok

                    from Wichita, KS

                    About Me Recreational Archer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • All Weather
                    • Good Weather
                    • Hunting
                    • Practice
                    • Stump shooting

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

                    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!!

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