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Re: Bear Take downs...

Postby Yohon » Thu May 28, 2015 4:31 am

I told Randy to tell you the 1st thing I did was put a Weather rest on the bow, his response....."I'd just as soon NOT" :lol: :lol: :lol:

"they all deserve it" is right but this one was doomed...this one found the sunflowers in the wife's bird feeders and she told me she wanted it dead...."yes dear" ;)
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Re: Bear Take downs...

Postby Stykshooter » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:56 pm

O.K..... so I admit that I have a wee little problem with Bear bows. I like the T/D's a LOT! When Bear reintroduced the T/D back in 2011 I ended up picking up an A & a B in the Dymondwood. Then an A & B in the Bubinga risers. Next year they brought out the grey Futurewood and I picked up an A & a B. The next year they brought out the two tone Bubinga and grey Futurewod risers. I picked up a B but had held off on an A for awhile. Well, Big Jim had his Memorial Day sale on Bear bows and I rectified that situation.

Here is my two tone "A" riser with #3 limbs making a 60" bow. This one is about 64-65 pounds at my draw length and very, very purty!

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Being one of the guys who likes the compass in my riser I was glad to get one that had it as they have discontinued them for 2015.

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Although the photo doesn't show it all that well, the Bubinga has beautiful grain.
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Re: Bear Take downs...

Postby Yohon » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:36 am

Its not a Bear TD with out the compass!!! Good looking riser, I think Id like it better with a set of the black limb wedges instead of the bubinga wedges, but looks good.....
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Re: Bear Take downs...

Postby Stykshooter » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:55 am

Nice thing about it is that I do have a couple different sets of limbs to trade around on it. As a matter of fact, it is headed to the club this morning with a set of red tip, black wedge limbs on it.

Of the two current variations of the limbs, I actually like the Bubinga wedge better on the white tips than the Black dymondwood. But the limb tips look so much better on the red tip limbs. A stack of alternating red and black material that comes out real nice once it is ground and finished. The white tips just have a single piece of white material stuck on the tips.
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Re: Bear Take downs...

Postby Stykshooter » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:36 pm

I have run across several decent deals and have done some wheeling and dealing on Bear bows the last month or so. Here are some I picked up this summer...

Here is a great looking 1974 Bear A Mag riser that I bought off one of the guys in the P.B.S.

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I found a good looking light colored gray Futrewood riser with a set of #1 limbs on it. I had a buddy that wanted the #1 limbs and I sold them to him and then bought a set of new 45 pound #3 limbs for the riser. Makes a 60" bow that is about 47 at my draw.

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Another friend liked the looks of the Gray riser after I got it in and offered to buy if off me. That very night I found a smoking deal on the exact bow that he was interested in. I ordered it in and as he has a beautiful Bubinga bow with #3 limbs that are 57 pounds, we just traded.

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Re: Bear Take downs...

Postby Stykshooter » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:40 pm

Well... added another one to the rack.

Being a huge fan of the birthmarks in some of the Bear Futura wood risers, when this one was listed last week I had to jump on it. I paired it with a set of 60 pound #1 limbs so it is 60" & 60 pounds.

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Re: Bear Take downs...

Postby Yohon » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:02 pm

For poor Randy to make room for his new one I took advantage of him at a weak moment and got this one
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I figure with all the deer this one has killed I just gotta point it in the direction of the deer and I'll be good 8-)
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Re: Bear Take downs...

Postby Stykshooter » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:56 pm

Wait'll you turn that one loose on the local Sika herd.
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Re: Bear Take downs...

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:10 pm

You guys are kill'n me. :mrgreen: I've had a soft spot for Bear Takedowns since the early 70's. Got my first one in about 76 and shot them for 20 years. I'm going to have to get my B riser out and shoot a few arrows. :) I haven't shot it for years.
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Re: Bear Take downs...

Postby Stykshooter » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:11 pm

Do yourself a favor Jim, if you decide to shoot your Bear T/D, try out some of the new limbs coming out of the factory. Narrower profile, deeper hooks in the recurve and smaller, better finished tips. There is a world of difference in the limbs they were producing ten years ago and the new ones.
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