Spectre Take Down Bow - I Bought One Just For The Heckovit - Review.

Spectre Take Down Bow - I Bought One Just For The Heckovit - Review.

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    Spectre Take-Down Survival Bow / Arrow Set 35# draw | eBay


    I whoopsed and copied the wrong bow auction for this thread. I actually bought the 45 pound bow available from the same Ebay seller. It's identical save for the draw weight.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/320645478021

    That second link is the one I bought but, the seller seems to have sold out of the heavier bow for now. I expect they will be listed again soon.

    I just had to buy one to mess around with it. I can see it being potentially useful at some future point in time.
    I was a summer camp archery instructor years ago so this is not my only bow. It would be my first take-down bow though.
    It arrived packaged very well. Shipping was quick. I bought it from that (above) Ebay seller. No problems with the transaction.
    The pull weight on the bow was actually a few pounds heavier than advertised and that's a plus.

    Here is a brief review.

    Overall it works and functions as it should. The center section could be made a bit lighter. Spectre could probably fit a hollow Carbon Fiber tube in the center of it and cut the weight of it down by half. It is heavier than it needs to be.
    I am going to strategically remove some material and lighten it up. I want to get the total weight down.

    It only comes with one bow string....really they should give you 2 with a survival type bow but, they only cost a few bucks. So that's no big deal.

    The little notches in the limbs for the bow string have fairly sharp edges but I smoothed and rounded those edges a bit and that only took a few minutes.

    The arrows are Carbon arrows and feature target tips. They screw in and out and are standard thread so it's a simple matter to switch them out for some decent thread in broad-heads like those made by MUZZY.

    Putting the bow together and taking it back down is a breeze. It's take-down length is very short/small which is a big plus. I took a few test shots and it's accuracy actually surprised me. Or possibly I am just a better than decent archer.

    The arrows though (of course) increase the size of the package. So...I went searching for take-down arrows and 3 of those (good quality) are as expensive as the bow. I would want at least 6 so that is going to run me a bit more $$$ than I originally planned on spending on this project.

    Hope this helps in case you may be interested in possibly purchasing one for the Bug Out.
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    Is this capable of cleanly taking a deer under 25 yds? If not is there one of higher draw weight available?
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    Cool.
    I have a buddy at work who is always buying the primitive type bows.

    (anything that is not a compound or crossbow type)
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    Is this capable of cleanly taking a deer under 25 yds?

    Absolutely. That is it's intended purpose and exactly what I bought it for.

    There are (55# limbs available for it) or you can purchase the higher # weight complete package directly from the Spectre web site.

    Here is a link to their web site.

    http://xpectre.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911srule View Post
    Is this capable of cleanly taking a deer under 25 yds? If not is there one of higher draw weight available?
    A 45# bow will definitely take a deer at 25 yards.

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    Cool report! Something about taking a deer with a recurve....strirs the blood....

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Is this capable of cleanly taking a deer under 25 yds?

    Absolutely. That is it's intended purpose and exactly what I bought it for.

    There are (55# limbs available for it) or you can purchase the higher # weight complete package directly from the Spectre web site.

    Here is a link to their web site.

    Xpectre
    cool thanx. I want one!
    RIP Jeff Cooper

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    I should add that the arrow rest is made of a super soft plastic. I understand WHY they made it that way so that it can be squished flat during storage.
    I (at first) thought it would be a problem but, it really was not and did not seem to affect practical accuracy.

    I might make one and replace it but, maybe not.

    Also you should take a bit of brightly colored paint (like DAY-GLO) and put a dab on the center serving of the bow string to help indicate the exact nocking point on the bow string. Not really necessary but, it could help you be a bit quicker into action in lower light situations.

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    Wonder why they don't make recurve limbs for the bow?

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    They could just as easily. I have no idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by AutoFan View Post
    Wonder why they don't make recurve limbs for the bow?
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