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Bear bows any good?
« on: May 12, 2020, 05:57:00 PM »
Are bear bows any good? Not looking to spend a ton of money and cabelas has one on sale for 249, regular 349. I don’t archery hunt a lot but would like to get something newer than what I have.

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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 06:10:03 PM »
What bow?

 My bro in law loved his 55lb recurve grizzly till he lost it.

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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 06:17:34 PM »
Sounds like a good deal.
They are good bows back in the day all the primos guys were shooting them on all their hunting videos
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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 06:35:17 PM »
It says bear archery vast

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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 07:02:36 PM »
Is it a package or bare bow? Personally, I feel that you get what you pay for. I would buy a nice used bow for a few bucks more than a cheap new one. Check out the classifieds on Archerytalk.com. You could probably find a pretty good deal on a nice set up package used if you get your specs all measured out and have some patience. From my own experience, my first bow was a ready to hunt package and I quickly spent more $ replacing the cheap accessories that came with it and eventually more $ on a better bow. Buy once, cry once!  :twocents:
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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2020, 06:02:49 PM »
my son hunts a Bear and loves it. Buy it and enjoy your new stick.

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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2020, 07:04:30 PM »
Shoot it, if you like it, I wouldn't hesitate to get it.   long history of well made bows

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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2020, 07:43:35 PM »
I shot one for a few years then sold it to a member was a really nice bow. Higher end bear anarchy I think.
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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2020, 08:56:24 PM »
I shot one for a few years then sold it to a member was a really nice bow. Higher end bear anarchy I think.

It was a anarchy hc. I pined over that thing for weeks until you sold it lol.

I have a bear anarchy hc, bought right sfter carpsniper sold his, i love it. If i ever need another bow, ill look at bears first for sure.

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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2020, 12:19:02 PM »
Still have my first Bear bow. It came in a package from Cabelas for like $400 (like 8 years ago). It would therefore be one of their cheaper models if not the cheapest. However, it killed deer just like any other bow, never had any problems and still doesn't. I think the style of grip really works well for some hands too.

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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2020, 01:08:44 PM »
I've owned a couple and bought one for a kid I was mentoring. Nothing wrong with a Bear bow. Now the kid, that's another story.
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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2020, 09:51:50 AM »
Bear bows are good, but my personal preference is Hoyt.
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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2020, 12:41:43 PM »
Is it a package or bare bow? Personally, I feel that you get what you pay for. I would buy a nice used bow for a few bucks more than a cheap new one. Check out the classifieds on Archerytalk.com. You could probably find a pretty good deal on a nice set up package used if you get your specs all measured out and have some patience. From my own experience, my first bow was a ready to hunt package and I quickly spent more $ replacing the cheap accessories that came with it and eventually more $ on a better bow. Buy once, cry once!  :twocents:

I second buying used if you can find something to fit your needs.  The leatherwall has some absolute bargains if you are looking for a nice stickbow. http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/tf/lw/CLASSIFIEDS.CFM  Some folks own a ton of bows and trade/sell often, so you can find something basically new for half what you would pay normally.  I shoot a Predator takedown recurve which is a Bear Kodiak-Styled bow with take down limbs made in Michigan.  They are lightning-fast, smooth drawing bows which don't stack.  I can't recommend them highly enough.

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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2020, 01:02:38 PM »
I upgraded last year to a Bear Kuma 30. Love it.
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Re: Bear bows any good?
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2020, 01:35:35 PM »
I've probably got close to 50,000 arrows shot out of my fifteen year old bear instinct. It's not the fanciest bow, but it puts arrows where I want them to go. Bought my wife a new bow last year and it's alot nicer than mine so I may finally upgrade soon but not in any real rush. I'd buy one again thats for sure.

 


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