Hoyt Torrex Bow – First Look

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Hoyt Torrex Bow - First Look
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Stress has been the theme for 2020, but it’s time to break through the surreal funk this year has covered us with and get back to bowhunting. Understanding the financial burden many of us face, Hoyt has introduced the all-new Torrex – a mid-year model that packs the company’s core features and technologies into a hunting bow that is pandemic-priced at just $599!

Hoyt’s tried and true TEC Riser gives the Torrex instant brand recognition and all the benefits that come with the TEC design. A truss that loops behind the grip acts as a shock absorber by channeling vibration away from the shooter’s hand. It also enhances strength, stability and stiffness – all important factors for consistent accuracy. Hoyt also outfits this value-oriented bow with the same grip you will find on the flagship Axius Alpha. The X-Act Grip is a one-piece, molded-polymer unit that has been fine-tuned in width, angle and shape to produce a neutral wrist position, a consistent hand position and comfort, all while promoting proper form. The riser is further outfitted with a StealthShot String Suppressor, metal stabilizer-mounting insert, carbon cable rod/slide and is drilled and tapped to accept a 2-piece quiver and Shock Pods (sold separately).

Hoyt outfits the Torrex with wide-stance split limbs, which have a reputation for being extremely rugged and reliable. The wider individual limb pieces, along with a wider overall stance, produce greater stability and result in less accuracy-robbing cam lean. Limbs measure 12 inches long, are made from a solid billet of fiberglass and are painted black. The Torrex comes with Limb Shocks limb dampeners installed. Limb pockets are seated on the flared riser ends that span approximately 4 inches. The one-piece pockets are molded from long-fiber carbon and cap the ends of each limb with a zero-tolerance fit.

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The Torrex would not be the bow it is without Hoyt’s popular Cam & ½ system. Serving as the cornerstone of many Hoyt bows, the Cam & ½ is a hybrid cam design that takes advantage of the best features single- and dual-cam designs have to offer. Torrex cams are machined aluminum, black anodized and ride on steel axles and sealed inner-race bearings. A rotating base module adjusts to cover draw lengths from 26-30 inches, in half-inch increments, without the need for a bow press. The system generates advertised IBO speeds of 327 feet per second on a 7-inch brace height and 80 percent system letoff. The Torrex measures 30.75 inches between the axles. Fuse Custom string and cables complete the package.

Hoyt is also offering a Torrex XT model, which offers more speed (advertised 336 fps IBO) via a shorter, 6-inch brace height, along with an upgraded Roller Guard cable-containment system and riser-mounted Shock Pods installed.

As mentioned, the Torrex offers a high performance-to-price ratio that couldn’t have come at a better time for bowhunters. The Torrex XT, meanwhile, starts at just $699. And, for those who don’t want to worry about accessorizing their new rig, Hoyt is also offering a fully outfitted Torrex package for $699 that includes a Fuse Maxxis 4-arrow quiver, Fuse ProFire 5-pin sight, Fuse 5-inch Flex Torch stabilizer, QAD Hunter or Whisker Biscuit rest and Hoyt wrist sling.

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