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Product Description
• Custom features. Custom length. Perfectly balanced.
• Featured in the Hunger Games Catching Fire movie
• The most advanced, successful traditional recurve design ever
• Fred Eichler's vision for a blend of tradition and high performance
• Features a 19" machined aluminum riser and Hoyt's Formula-derived Paralever Lmb System
• Includes a custom hand made string, bow stringer, rug rest and calf hair side plate, all in a padded carry case
• Available with multiple finish options
• AMO Length: 60" or 62"
• Recommended Brace Height: 7-8"
• Mass Weight: 3.2 lbs.

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Doesn't meet expectations Review by Jason
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I really wanted to like this bow. It looks awesome and the price must mean it's great. But nope. I don't have a lot of experience with shooting other bows other than my garage sale buy of a Wing Archery Falcon (62"/43#). When I tried the Buffalo, immediately it felt too heavy. I could look past that as I've been shooting a one piece wooden laminate bow. I couldn't look past the grip. The demo had a metal edge above the grip that was just rubbing (cutting) into my thumb web fat (whatever you call that). I suppose it shot well enough... I couldn't really pay too close attention to that.

For the price, I really expected more.

(Posted on 3/21/14)

Decent bow Review by David M
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I love Hoyt bows. I like this bow and how smooth it is. I just hate the grip. The grip seems like it would work better on a compound bow rather than a recurve. I am on my second grip that I have built to suit this bow to my needs and so far so good. Bow is too expensive. Quiver is too expensive and loosens after shooting often. Locktite might fix that problem but still annoying.

(Posted on 3/10/14)

The best Hunting Bow Review by Ace
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This bow is so smooth and quiet + it has no stacking. It soots real fast. I was a little worried of the price when I order'd this bow but it filled all my expectation's. I found my accuracy went up a lot. The hand grip is extremely comfortable. It is as tuff a bow as you'll ever find in my opinion. I would highly recommend this bow to any hard core hunter who does not want worry about his bow while in the field.

(Posted on 2/12/14)

The best Hunting Bow Review by Ace
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This bow is so smooth and quiet + it has no stacking. It soots real fast. I was a little worried of the price when I order'd this bow but it filled all my expectation's. I found my accuracy went up a lot. The hand grip is extremely comfortable. It is as tuff a bow as you'll ever find in my opinion. I would highly recommend this bow to any hard core hunter who does not want worry about his bow while in the field.

(Posted on 2/12/14)

what it was used in Review by bowyer
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great bow. It was used in Avengers by Hawkeye and is also used in Catching Fire ( 2nd installment of The Hunger Games) by Katniss. Its kinda cheap that hollywood is re-using the bow and the arrows they got for Avengers in Catching Fire but it is very expensive. If you'd like to have exact replicas of any of the 2 bows some $10 spray paint and primer will do the trick and some rivets to add on if you'd like Hawkeye's bow. For the price the value is good, but this bow should be cheaper if even hollywood thought it be better just to re-paint it. But for those collectors who would want those bows, I made this review to put a bit of awareness on the topic and make it easier. Great bow, just amazing. And if you'd like with a bit of hard work, some pictures as a guide, or by finding a guy to do all of that for you for a bit of money you could also be shooting a Hollywood replica. That would make it a little easier if our interested in that part on your wallet. I would wait and see if it becomes cheaper if you haven't bought one yet an can wait.

(Posted on 8/8/13)

Good but way too expensive Review by JJ
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Solid bow and near perfect performance, but the price is absolutely outrageous when you consider all of the other recurve options out there!

(Posted on 7/5/13)

Sweet Bow! Review by J Ro
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I have a Hoyt Gamemaster II, and just got a Buffalo. The buffalo has by far much better quality limbs and is much more handy to take down.(perilever limbs snap in and out). Negatives compared to the Gamemaster are that the Buffalo has a much smaller sight window and a little more hand shock. Overall the Buffalo is still the bow I grab first, because its just so smooth.

(Posted on 6/3/13)

Review on takedown bow Review by Joe
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Sure is a silent bow but sweet mother how much it cost to shoot it

(Posted on 1/22/13)

nice bow Review by cajunarcher
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smooth shooter , quiet , as accurate as the shooter . Too heavy ( my acadian woods and bob lee bows are lighter ). overall a first rate non wood bow indeed. The quiver mounting quality is seriously lacking / price is way too much !

(Posted on 12/22/12)

Great takedown recurve, but expensive Review by Jason
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As the other reviewers have mentioned, this is a very good recurve albeit being rather expensive. As a clarifier, the Buffalo uses Hoyt's proprietary Paralever limb system and is not ILF compatible, despite looking similar. This bow is meant to be shot off the shelf and it has a nicely shaped shelf area for that. The riser lacks a Berger hole as well as threaded holes for sights so it really is meant for traditional shooting. A stabilizer bushing is present, but not really needed, in my opinion - it shoots very smoothly and quietly once you get it tuned in. Overall, it is a nice bow package, but really should be priced a couple hundred cheaper to compare with the other ILF bows out there that offer greater versatility at nearly half the cost.

As a side note, the optional Hoyt 4-arrow quiver for the Buffalo is another $100 give or take, making this one of the more expensive hunting recurves out there. That and the quiver is not removable without tools should you prefer to hang up the quiver while in your stand.

(Posted on 11/29/12)

Excellent bow, but too expensive Review by John
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It's a work of art, that surely gives class to your equipment but the price is just too much!

(Posted on 8/30/12)

Best Traditional Bow Review by Moslem Faisal Ibrahim
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Its really best traditional bow, its my favorite bow

(Posted on 7/22/12)

Nice but pricey and hard to find Review by hardtoget
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You can get cheaper bows that are pretty comparable in function....

(Posted on 7/14/12)

Nice but pricey and hard to find Review by hardtoget
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You can get cheaper bows that are pretty comparable in function....

(Posted on 7/14/12)

Someone did the homework:-) Review by Keith R. Wilson
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There are custom bowmakers out there building works of art in making traditional longbows and recurves, but if you want something that you can depend on and shoot every day without worrying about the finish or making a fashion statement wilth various bits of snake skin or bone chips adorning your equipment then this is the bow for you. The Hoyt Buffalo is about performance, accuracy, and smoothness. It's a honey!

(Posted on 5/10/12)

Excellent bow Review by Rover
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This is a sweet shooting bow, no hand shock, draw is silky smooth, no stacking, quiet, fast. The only drawback as far as I'm concerned is that you can't put it down once you start shooting it. I wish they would make it a little less expensive, but if you are planning to spend some money on this bow, you won't regret it!

(Posted on 11/14/11)

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