Hoyt AlphaElite Review
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Editors' reviewWith its shoot-through-riser design, long AtA length, and generous brace height, the AlphaElite is a very good choice for target and 3D shooters. While it takes a bit longer to position the arrow on the rest (due to the shoot-through-riser design), this is not a problem for many hunters who believe there is not much difference in nocking an arrow through a shoot through versus a contained rest. Moreover, tree-stand hunters should not be concerned at all as an arrow will have been nocked before the shot. We agree with those archers who believe that the Alpha Elite is very good for outdoor target and 3D shooting but can also be taken to the woods to be used for hunting.
Eccentric systemThe AlphaElite comes with the new Hoyt Fuel Cam system capable of generating IBO speeds of up to 320 FPS. This new cam system is considered to be an enhanced version of the last year XTR cam. Compared to the XTR Cam & 1/2, the new Fuel cam has one major difference: its draw stop peg is much larger. As a result, the new cam has a very solid back wall (without the popping some archers feel when they come over the peak too quickly).
Another major enhancement for the new Fuel cam performance system is an extended draw length range compared to the last year's cam. While the older XTR Cam & 1/2 offers only 2 modular adjustable cams (XTR 2 and XTR 3), the new Fuel cam on the AlphaElite has 3 cams (Fuel cam 1, Fuel cam 2, and Fuel cam 3) covering the overall draw length of 25.5 to 31 inches as illustrated in the below table. Each cam can be adjusted in 1/2 inch increments via a set of interchangeable modules without using a bow press. The let-off on the Fuel cam is 75%.
Draw length ranges for Hoyt AlphaElite cams
|Fuel cam #1||25.5" - 27"|
|Fuel cam #2||27" - 29"|
|Fuel cam #3||29" - 31"|