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Thread: Hoyt Alpha Elite vs Vantage Elite Plus vs Contender Eilte

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    Hoyt Alpha Elite vs Vantage Elite Plus vs Contender Eilte

    Hi to all,



    Im quite new to archery and comparing these 3 bows.. Im quite like these 3 actually but I want to know which is better for target shooting..
    please advise..


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    Shoot all 3 and see which feels best. You really can't go wrong with a Hoyt target bow.
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    Vs. the pro elite vs the ultra elite

    From what i can tell just riser reflexes and lengths.


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    i wish i could but not at my country... my place don have a pro shop for archery.. esp expensive 1 will need to pay & order to get a try..
    no turning back.. lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchin View Post
    Hi to all,

    Im quite new to archery and comparing these 3 bows.. Im quite like these 3 actually but I want to know which is better for target shooting..
    please advise..
    Hoyt AlphaElite....36-inch Axle to Axle

    Hoyt Vantage Elite Plus....40.5-inch Axle to Axle

    Hoyt Contender Elite....41-5/8 inch Axle to Axle


    Alpha Elite and Contender Elite....both have a 7-inch Brace Height
    Vantage Elite Plus....8-1/8 inch brace height.


    LONG ATA bow...Vantage Elite Plus and Contender Elite

    LONG ATA bow and LARGE brace height....Vantage Elite Plus


    So,
    since we know absolutely nothing about you....

    height?
    wingspan measurement?






    Impossible for us to make a recommendation.


    TALL shooters may prefer the string angle from a LONG ATA, LARGE brace height bow.
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    im 6" tall and draw 27.5"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchin View Post
    im 6" tall and draw 27.5"
    What is your arm-span measurement?

    Please measure from tip of middle finger to tip of middle finger.
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    69.5"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchin View Post
    69.5"
    The AlphaElite in the Fuel Cam SIZE 2
    is an adjustable length cam.

    The SIZE 2 of the Fuel Cam....

    adjusts from a Draw Length of 27-inches,
    to 27.5-inches
    to 28.0-inches
    to 28.5-inches
    to 29.0-inches.


    The Vantage Elite Plus comes in two versions....

    adjustable draw length
    and
    NON-adjustable draw length.

    I do NOT recommend you consider the NON-adjustable draw length version.


    The Vantage Elite Plus in the Cam.5 SIZE 2 will adjust to the following DL measurements...

    hole A.....26.5 inches
    hole B.....27.0 inches
    hole C.....27.5 inches
    hole D.....28.0-inches
    hole E.....28.5-inches
    hole F.....29.0-inches


    For someone who is 6 feet tall,
    I would have expected a DL of roughly 28.5 inches....ish.

    Depending on how you stand (neutral position, closed position, open position),
    your bow DL requirements can change slightly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dchin View Post
    69.5"
    If you are considering the Hoyt Contender Elite....

    I would suggest the Hoyt Contender Elite with the Cam-1/2 system...

    in size 3.

    The Hoyt Cam-1/2 system has 7 DL adjustment holes for you to use.

    Hole A.....26.0-inches of DL
    Hole B.....26.5-inches of DL
    Hole C.....27.0-inches of DL
    Hole D.....27.5-inches of DL
    Hole E.....28.0-inches of DL
    Hole F.....28.5-inches of DL
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    wow... that's great info... how the feel on these 3 bows?
    planning to get 1 of these on target shooting only.. 30m, 70m, 90m.... (mostly outdoor) n if can play some indoor...
    which 1 is more preferably for both situation?

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    Longer the bow more forgiven right and higher brace easier to shoot and all three almost same speed

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    I have had the Vantage Elite+ and the Contender Elite with 3000's. I definitely like the Vantage better. Most all of Hoyt's shooters are shooting the VE+. It is definitely one of the best aiming bows, and many shoots were won with that bow this year.

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    Consider the GTX cams. They are modular, but more aggressive than the cam.5+.

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    I saw most of them go for vantage elite + also...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchin View Post
    wow... that's great info... how the feel on these 3 bows?
    planning to get 1 of these on target shooting only.. 30m, 70m, 90m.... (mostly outdoor) n if can play some indoor...
    which 1 is more preferably for both situation?


    I have just completed an analysis of the three very popular bows, you are interested in.

    You can see that the three bows come in 3 VERY different Axle to Axle lengths.

    So,
    why does this matter?

    The ANGLE of the limb pockets affects the behavior of the bow riser,
    AFTER you release the arrow.

    The AlphaElite has the "most parallel" limb pocket angle.

    This means,
    that when you release the arrow...

    the limb tips MOSTLY move up and down,
    and the bow will just sit in your hand,
    motionless,
    after the shot.

    A "motionless" bow is very popular with the hunting shooter.



    The Contender Elite has the most "vertical" limb pockets.
    This is a classic target style bow,
    and the limb tips / axles will mostl move FORWARDS after the shot,
    and the bow riser will jump into your finger sling.

    Classic shorter riser, and longer limbs. This is a more "lively" bow.
    The opposite of "dead in the hand" after the shot.


    The Vantage Elite Plus is the newer LONG RISER, and shorter limbs combo.
    The limb pocket angle is in the "middle ground"
    between the Alpha Elite with the nearly parallel limb pockets (dead in the hand reaction)
    and
    the Contender Elite with the mostly vertical limb pockets.
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    tq... tats sound very solid information... hows about the cam??
    so far hows d cam feel?? which is better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchin View Post
    tq... tats sound very solid information... hows about the cam??
    so far hows d cam feel?? which is better?
    I strongly suggest you stick with an adjustable DL cam.

    So,
    the classic Hoyt adjustable cam is the Hoyt Cam-1/2 system.

    The GTX cam system is newer.

    The Spiral cam is non adjustable for draw length, so I definitely not suggest this cam system for you.


    Since you are leaning towards the Vantage Elite Plus,
    then,
    your only practical choice is the new GTX system.
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    okie... got it

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    I haven't seen any mention of the valley on these three bows. Is it pretty much non-existent? My Maxxis with the XTR cam doesn't have much at all, no creep is allowed.

    If I had to buy an expensive bow without trying it out, I'd sure want to know that bit of information. If you're used to shooting a bow with a nice valley like I was before the Maxxis, going to one with a small (non-existent in comparison) valley is a pretty big shock.

    It's a good thing because it forces you to have better form and not creep, but it's pretty unpleasant until you adapt.

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    Which of these bows would fit best for someone whos 5'8" with a 26" DL? Thanks!

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    bump

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    I have owned all 3 and am close to your size (5'8 with a 26DL). I found the VE+ to be too long for me. The string angle was a bit much and I just couldn't seem to get the fit right. I then went to a CE with XT2000 limbs. Shot that for most of the year then decided to try the AE for the sake of it. I think the AE was the best fit on paper, but I didn't care for the Fuel Cam and the feel of the bow so I ended up settling on a CE XT2000 with Spiral Cams.

    For what its worth.

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    I have owned all 3 and am close to your size (5'8 with a 26DL). I found the VE+ to be too long for me. The string angle was a bit much and I just couldn't seem to get the fit right. I then went to a CE with XT2000 limbs. Shot that for most of the year then decided to try the AE for the sake of it. I think the AE was the best fit on paper, but I didn't care for the Fuel Cam and the feel of the bow so I ended up settling on a CE XT2000 with Spiral Cams.
    What's the valley like on the 3?

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    the contender elite with xt2000's will be the fastest and most stable platform with speed in mine.

    the alpha elite has the speed but isn't as stable and has teh parallel limb feel.

    the vantage will hold the most steady, but is the heaviest(this is good) and has teh longest riser
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