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Need inpute on the Specialist bow. I realy can't find that much on the net about this bow. I am seriously considering getting one for target and 3-D. I am ditching my Mathews C4 and I have narrowed it down to two manufacturers Hoyt and Bowtech. I need to know the goods and bads of the BT Specialist and the Hoyt vantage Pro. The Hoyt Contender Elite is an option as well. I really need honest inpute hear.
 

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I can't comment on the Specialist, I haven't shot one. But the Contender is the real deal, no doubt whatsoever. I'd personally lean towards the Contender, simply because it gives options on cam, ata length and brace height, while the Specialist comes as one size fits all. I much prefer the Hoyt target bow grips, too.
 

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I got my Specialist in 2 days ago and it's a real shooter. It is very smooth and accurate. I am very pleased w/ it. If I were you I would definitly go shoot one.
 

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One thing I don't hear enough folks say is to look at what those around you are shooting. No I'm not saying be a blind sheep, but for some folks buying what's a bit more common for those they shoot with or talk to online will help them down the road. Easier to ask questions about stabilization, arrows, performance, etc. If you're in a place to tinker and like being on the edge of new things that's perfectly fine too. But need to be honest with yourself about whether you're into blazing trails and experimenting on your own or leaning on wisdom of others. Both are valid and should be considered by each shooter.
 

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The Specialist is a very nice shooting bow......if you can get one. BowTech is having/has had problems with their finishes on their target bows. A friend of mine finally cancelled his order for an Inferno Specialist after waiting 6 months and BowTech still couldn't give him a ship date. Hoyt said they would have an Alpha Elite for him in three weeks. We'll see in one more week....
 

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I can't comment on the Specialist, I haven't shot one. But the Contender is the real deal, no doubt whatsoever. I'd personally lean towards the Contender, simply because it gives options on cam, ata length and brace height, while the Specialist comes as one size fits all. I much prefer the Hoyt target bow grips, too.
I disagree. The Hoyt is the One Size Fits All...The Specialist has an adjustable draw stop that you can vary the amount of let-off and adjustable module for draw length, the Specialist is Infinite;y Adjustable. The Hoyt is not. The Specialist has split yokes on top and bottom also. The Conteder may be a super accurate bow, but it is severely slow when compared to the Specialist. For 3d there are not too many comparables to the Specialist. JMO
 

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Need inpute on the Specialist bow. I realy can't find that much on the net about this bow. I am seriously considering getting one for target and 3-D. I am ditching my Mathews C4 and I have narrowed it down to two manufacturers Hoyt and Bowtech. I need to know the goods and bads of the BT Specialist and the Hoyt vantage Pro. The Hoyt Contender Elite is an option as well. I really need honest inpute hear.
donjuan...the best advice I can give you is to first, take your time...do not get in a hurry...wait until you are sure.

...also, go shoot the bows....that might take a little more time and effort on your part...to find dealers that have a Specialist or Contender Elite you can try.
 

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I love the way my specialist shoots....very forgiving once you get used to the draw curve...and has to be one of the fastest target bows out there.....

Limb finish was terrible on my first set of limbs.....
I have a new set of limbs on now that Bowtech replaced.......looks like the same finish to me.....search specialist or bowtech limb finish for more info regarding this...there are a few threads
I hope to find someone who knows how to properly do surface prep and dip BT limbs this winter.....
 

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I disagree. The Hoyt is the One Size Fits All...The Specialist has an adjustable draw stop that you can vary the amount of let-off and adjustable module for draw length, the Specialist is Infinite;y Adjustable. The Hoyt is not. The Specialist has split yokes on top and bottom also. The Conteder may be a super accurate bow, but it is severely slow when compared to the Specialist. For 3d there are not too many comparables to the Specialist. JMO
One size fits all means.....one choice in limbs....BT......one choice in cam system......BT......and one choice in cam size.....again BT. How could you see it any other way? Every Specialist coming off the line is identical in all but color. :doh:

The limb and cam choices on those Hoyt models mean it can fit anyone from 22-34" of DL and it if you get Spiral cams a Contender will be FASTER than a Specialist at shorter DLs.
 

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One size fits all means.....one choice in limbs....BT......one choice in cam system......BT......and one choice in cam size.....again BT. How could you see it any other way? Every Specialist coming off the line is identical in all but color. :doh:

The limb and cam choices on those Hoyt models mean it can fit anyone from 22-34" of DL and it if you get Spiral cams a Contender will be FASTER than a Specialist at shorter DLs.
Your right you can customize the Hoyt when making the original configuration. After that you are done basically. If the Specialist fits the Bill for ATA, Brace, etc then it is way more adjustable in draw length, cam lean etc.. without changing cams, strings
Not giving someone an answer, but it seems you are Hoyt or nothing and nothing else compares..
As far as grip the Specialists is awesome
But just my opinion Hoyts are great bows

Not sure why the option for all the different configurations matter if you like the specs, cam etc.. of the Specialist
 

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I haven't shot the vantage pro but the specs are nice if you are a field/fita shooter. It is also an appropriate 3d bow for guys with DL in the 29+ range. Hoyt's fit and finish is always excellent and in this comparison far superior.

All that said, this is my first year shooting bowtech and I now have 2 specialists. There are a lot of things that I love about the bow but admittedly it hasn't been flawless. I lost some lbs. Out of the limbs on the first one and the limb finish is horrible but I evidently liked it enough to think long and hard on a lot of other bows and decided to buy another one.

If you want to talk about it, pm me your number and I'll call and you can quiz me all you want.


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I agree to shoot them both. I really like my Specialist and so does everyone I have let shoot it. I have not shot the others so can not compare. The Specialist has adjustable DL, wide range of DW, forgiving, smooth and fast. Someone said their friend has been waiting 6mo for their inferno but I am not sure why because they are currently being shipped. This bow is a shooter for sure.
 

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I got the Specialist this year, and I have not been a fan of the Bowtech line-up for bows regarding 3-D and Target. Well let me tell you, Bowtech hit a home run with this one. Other than the finish on the limbs being a slight issue, the performance of this bow is second to none. Go check the classifieds and you rarely see them for sale, because most are keeping them and shooting them....very well! I love mine! It is the fastest target bow around and considering the fact I am a 26 inch DL archer, I need all the help I can get in that category. They balance out real well with stabilizers without being overly heavy like a Hoyt will be. Super ease of tunability too. You really need to try one!
 

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Well hopefully by next weekend i'll be going up to Jacksonville to. try out Hoyt. Hopefully they have something with the cam 1/2 + as well as the GTX cams that I can decide on. I have pretty much made my mind up on the Contender Elite, just not sure what cam system and limbs will work for my 28 dl and 60 lb dw. So any any help from you Hoyt people would be great. I havent shot Hoyt since the mid 90s and I allways remember them to be a great bow.
 

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Your right you can customize the Hoyt when making the original configuration. After that you are done basically. If the Specialist fits the Bill for ATA, Brace, etc then it is way more adjustable in draw length, cam lean etc.. without changing cams, strings
Not giving someone an answer, but it seems you are Hoyt or nothing and nothing else compares..
As far as grip the Specialists is awesome
But just my opinion Hoyts are great bows

Not sure why the option for all the different configurations matter if you like the specs, cam etc.. of the Specialist
Just pointing out options, and there aren't any with the Specialist. If it's the rights specs a guy is looking for then go for it.

As for "Hoyt or nothing else", I'd further refine that to "almost anything besides BowTech", but that's just based on my own problems with them that I've had. Serious ones.
 

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Well hopefully by next weekend i'll be going up to Jacksonville to. try out Hoyt. Hopefully they have something with the cam 1/2 + as well as the GTX cams that I can decide on. I have pretty much made my mind up on the Contender Elite, just not sure what cam system and limbs will work for my 28 dl and 60 lb dw. So any any help from you Hoyt people would be great. I havent shot Hoyt since the mid 90s and I allways remember them to be a great bow.
At 28" DL XT2000s would be a good option if you're looking for some extra speed for 3D.
 

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I know I mentioned above about the Contender Elite but I meant the Vantage Elite Pro (sorry). Just wondering what cam would be best w/ this bow for my DL and DW. I want as smooth as a draw cycle as possable w/ a firm wall.
 
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