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Xpectre Survival Bows...anyone seen them?

Post by Gunmetal Crew Chief » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:39 pm

Hey Guys and Gals..
Just wonderingif anyone had seen these Xpectre Survival Bows yet? I searched for threads with the name "Xspectre" but didnt find any so I thought I might post about them and ask.

Looks like they make a few models...and all of them are "Take down" bows. I noticed they are basic, very basic, BUT I have also shot them, and they are quite powerful depending on which Limb Strength rated model you get.

I believe they have a 35#, 45#, and 55# Draw Spectre II Bow. The one I like is the Nomad bow which is even more compact than the Spectre II. The Nomad comes apart into multiple smaller pieces and even the arrows can be taken down. Dats kewl. :) I think the Nomad is 45# draw, but I'm not 100% on that.
Anyways, Heres a link to their site if you wanna check out the info for yourself.
http://xpectre.com/index.php?option=com ... Itemid=101" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Heres the Spectre II Bow:
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Heres the Nomad Bow(It takes down to a small 16"):
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They also have a lil fishing kit with a take down fishing Pole.
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So, I have a few of these bows here that I will be reviewing... does anyone want to see the reviews here when theyre done?
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Post by LittleQuick » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:58 pm

I would love to see a review here for sure, I am looking to getting back into archery, and this would be a cool addition to the gear!
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Post by Dawgboy » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:39 pm

Not to be "breaking your balls", but... Did you post this here to tease us, or to generate click-thrus?
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Post by Gunmetal Crew Chief » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:06 pm

Dawgboy wrote:Not to be "breaking your balls", but... Did you post this here to tease us, or to generate click-thrus?
heh heh...no worries. My bawls still feel intact...for the most part anyways. Whats a click thru?

no, I dont work for them, I was just curious if a review on these would be a good post here. I always post the reviews on my blog, of course, but I try to check if its a product Im unsure will be recieved well or unsure if anyone wants to read about it here.
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Post by Dawgboy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:14 pm

A click thru:

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/C/click_through.html Yo, I'm makin' cheese...

I still want to see a review on this, maybe I will pick one up for Christmas for some backyard fun...
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Post by 2now » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:36 pm

I would like to see a review on the take down arrows. I can see how they might be a great item for a non gun BoB. I wonder if you could put extra peices together to make a longer arrow/spear or to make a tarp support.

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Post by Hammer2213 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:23 pm

Bad ass!!! Thanks iv been looking for something like this!

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Post by azrael99 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:37 pm

that a interesting bow, i wanna see more of that take-down bow.
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Post by Wormjello » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:38 pm

Dawgboy wrote:I still want to see a review on this, maybe I will pick one up for Christmas for some backyard fun...
There are 35 four and five star reviews on Amazon, only 2 one stars.
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Re: Xpectre Survival Bows...anyone seen them?

Post by Gunmetal Crew Chief » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:04 pm

Its a nice bow...the NOMAD bow is even nicer. I will do a review with pros/cons soon and post it up.

As for the take down arrows... you cannot screw 3 or 4 together and make a long Atl-Atl (Spelling?) Arrow or anything of that sort. you COULD do that if you bought the arrow pcs separately and epoxied in the 'male/female' end pcs properly, and attached the nocks and field points where needed.

As for Tarp Stakes...its possible I guess. But these arrows arent heavy duty tent stakes.

Although I do believe you could take the "take down" arrows and tie a small length of cord to the 'male' end and then screw the two pcs together and then use it for an "improvised Bow-fishing arrow". Frankly, I stink at fishing, so I may have to have someone else test that.

I'll start the write up this week.

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Post by Kun2112 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:28 pm

Interesting concept. I shoot traditional, and would recommend getting those arrows re-fletched with feathers rather than vanes. Without a "whisker biscuit" type arrow rest, vanes will affect accuracy. Personally I have a really nice 3 piece takedown longbow that will go in my bag if I have to bug out. I did some experiments with two piece and three piece take down arrows last year and they reduce accuracy and penetration a little.

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Post by man in black » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:50 am

actually pretty baller, i would be down for a review.
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Post by northernxposure » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:28 pm

Do not want.

Kun2112 wrote:Interesting concept. I shoot traditional, and would recommend getting those arrows re-fletched with feathers rather than vanes. Without a "whisker biscuit" type arrow rest, vanes will affect accuracy.
Eh, no. You can use vanes, but when dealing with a shelf instead of a non elevated, center-shot rest your spine rate becomes critical - as well as proper orientation of the fletchings.

I think the biggest issue will be those take down arrows - want to talk about screwing up a spine rate, lets put inserts and screws in the working area of the spine and then see what happens. I bet those things are spine over .300, which that bow is not going to be rated anywhere near - feathers won't stabilize it any faster than vanes at that point, and with a spine that stiff it's going to kick away hard enough that you could glue a soda can to the back and not smack the riser.

There are plenty of 3 piece bows that would allow for a non interrupted limbs and arrow length , and honestly all the times I've been out the only time I break it down is when I've got 80#'s of meat in the pack and I'm done hunting. And it fits nicer on the plane - that too.

Might be fun to play with, but IMO, that's about it.

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Post by Kun2112 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:49 pm

I assumed that the arrows were spined correctly before modified. Interesting on the vanes. I have been told for years that you want feathers when shooting off the shelf because they "lay down".

I agree that a standard three piece take down would be a better choice.

Out of curiosity, what is your bow of choice? Mine is a Striker Stinger TDL @ 51#
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Post by MaconCJ7 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:51 pm

A feather set wrong is still shit. There is a difference between plastic and real, but type is much less of a consideration than placement.
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Post by northernxposure » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:52 am

Kun2112 wrote:I assumed that the arrows were spined correctly before modified. Interesting on the vanes. I have been told for years that you want feathers when shooting off the shelf because they "lay down".

I agree that a standard three piece take down would be a better choice.

Out of curiosity, what is your bow of choice? Mine is a Striker Stinger TDL @ 51#
They were probably spined reasonably correctly before they were spliced, at which point that spine rate is now shot - you've changed the deflection point by adding the inserts, and also changed the weight distribution point = stiff as mofo arrow.

Spine and orientation are critcal with vanes, as is vane length if applying a helical rotation. You can also play with vane profiles and location along the shaft for best clearance (hint, get them close to the nock). Honestly, if you're running an EFOC profile, the forward weight of the arrow will stablize the arrow faster than the drag from the vanes. Try it sometime with a raw shaft.

Crossing into OT/Other Weapons, but I've got a few - had a Striker for a while, fantastic finish on that bow. My all time knock around/hunting bow currently is a BW PSA3 57@27. I can't kill this thing for the life of me (and I've tried - oh I've tried and gotten external help to boot), and I was not a huge supporter of them until this one. I do believe it could be the "Insert favorite bombproof plastic pistol company here" of traditional bows. It's not my all time favorite, but it's really hard not to like if you know what I mean.

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Post by jor-el » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:37 pm

Am I reading that right? A PVC riser?
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Post by northernxposure » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:20 pm

jor-el wrote:Am I reading that right? A PVC riser?
Yup. If you look at the rest of the sight, you'll notice PVC is a core component in a few items.

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