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#6616552 - 01/04/17 04:04 PM Bear Bows?
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Registered: 09/22/16
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Loc: NE Texas
I've been trolling around, pricing, comparing, and watching youtube videos and thinking about buying one. I've been shooting my Browning Boss Mantis for WAY too long 15-16 years! Think I've narrowed it down to a few models "don't want to break the bank" She's done me right over the years and put lots of meat in the freezer, but it's time we part ways!

1. Bear Marshal
2.Bear Wild All 3 between $400-$500
3.Bear Authority

Then Cabelas puts these on clearance today
4.Bear Crux
5. Bear Tremor

Anyone have any dealing with them? Like, hate, anything? And no I don't want to hear how better other brands are like Mathews or Hoyt or whatnot lol

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#6616590 - 01/04/17 04:28 PM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
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I shot an old Bear for years, and I have been shooting a Traxx for about a year now. It's a little heavy, but other than that I love it.

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#6617275 - 01/04/17 11:35 PM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
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I have shot all of those and like the Crux and Trax the best. Just like the draw cycle better on them than the others. Generally speaking bear bows are a bit heavier than some of the other brands as you have noticed.

Another I saw marked down on the Cabela's sight is their Fortitude which is on sale for 150 off and is a sweet shooter with a great back wall, made by Bowtech.


Edited by kmon1 (01/04/17 11:36 PM)
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#6617717 - 01/05/17 09:35 AM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
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Interesting, thanks for the input!

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#6617975 - 01/05/17 12:22 PM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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Mine is a Fred Bear Grizzly, made ~1956. I few years ago I converted it to a bow fishing rig, and I have been thinking about buying a compound bow to replace it. I love my recurve, but they just don't have a lot of power when compared to modern compounds.

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#6617996 - 01/05/17 12:38 PM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
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My very 1st bow was a old Fred Bear recurve and I could shoot the SHI# out of that thing at 7 years old! I'm guessing that's why I'm leaning towards Bear Archery...

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#6618387 - 01/05/17 04:37 PM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
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My favorite bows are the Kodiak Magnum from Bear, have a 45 and a 50lb, those are for the fun and were the only ones I hunted with this year. Didn't shoot anything but was still fun
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#6618427 - 01/05/17 05:00 PM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
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I shoot a Bear Arena 34. Got it very lightly used in 2015 for $350. I really like it. Quiet, solid back wall, and fast enough you don't have to crank the poundage as high to get the same velocity as some other bows

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#6618499 - 01/05/17 05:57 PM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: txpitdog]
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Originally Posted By: txpitdog
I shoot a Bear Arena 34. Got it very lightly used in 2015 for $350. I really like it. Quiet, solid back wall, and fast enough you don't have to crank the poundage as high to get the same velocity as some other bows


Great deal on a very good shooting bow. I like the Arena 34 better than the Arena 30 and 350 is a great price
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#6623823 - 01/09/17 10:50 AM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
Bobcat4119 Offline
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What a steal!

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#6623826 - 01/09/17 10:51 AM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
Bobcat4119 Offline
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Oh and I'm selling my older Browning bow. It's the Boss Mantis II. Great shooting bow and has put Lots of meat on the table! If yall know anyone looking, holler at me.

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#6623883 - 01/09/17 11:19 AM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
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I have a Bear Black Panther Hunter which is the department store version of the Kodiak Magnum. I'm fixin' to put it in the classifieds.
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#6623973 - 01/09/17 12:12 PM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
Bobcat4119 Offline
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Hmmm never heard of that one, passthru.

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#6624308 - 01/09/17 03:32 PM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
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I shoot a 2014 Domain. Found the ready to hunt package online for $350 shipped. Literally half the price that cabelas and bass pro wanted for it.

No major complaints so far!

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#6624497 - 01/09/17 05:31 PM Re: Bear Bows? [Re: Bobcat4119]
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Originally Posted By: Bobcat4119
Hmmm never heard of that one, passthru.

Old recurve.
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