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1961 Bear Polar I picked up on Ebay.

Postby George D. Stout » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:04 pm

I got this one cheap because it had a lot of stress marks. I filled them good and painted over the limbs with flat black. Tips and riser overlay are excellent and bow shoots great. 66", RH, 42#@28".


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Re: 1962 Bear Polar I picked up on Ebay.

Postby rwsbow » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:11 pm

Very nice, George!!

What did you fill in the stress cracks with..superglue? or epoxy?
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Re: 1962 Bear Polar I picked up on Ebay.

Postby George D. Stout » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:28 pm

Loctite super glue.
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Re: 1962 Bear Polar I picked up on Ebay.

Postby Jett » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:33 pm

I have a 50's semi-recurve about the same weight that's a pure joy to shoot. Is the '62 is a full recurve? It looks to be, but I'm not sure. I gotta a pretty good deal on mine too, can't remember exactly but one of my better deals.
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Re: 1962 Bear Polar I picked up on Ebay.

Postby KODIAK » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:47 pm

Nice looking bow George, I like that design. It looks to be a '61 with a bubinga riser? The '62s had zebrawood risers with funky looking overlays.
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Re: 1962 Bear Polar I picked up on Ebay.

Postby George D. Stout » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:40 am

You are correct Kodiak, it is the bubinga riser '61 Polar. Someone was paying attention. Thanks.
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Re: 1962 Bear Polar I picked up on Ebay.

Postby KODIAK » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:57 am

Actually I wasn't sure George, I had to look it up. :P I'll bet that 66"er makes for a smooth drawing critter.

I woundn't mind finding one of those 1962 56" Lady Polars at 40#@24". That'd get me to about 52#@ 28". I wonder if it says "Lady" on it? LOL That wouldn't be good. :lol:
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Re: 1962 Bear Polar I picked up on Ebay.

Postby George D. Stout » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:51 pm

The riser is typical of the old target models, it's very long from fade to fade. The working limbs are about what you find in a Super Kodiak or typical 62" bow. I'm impressed with the speed of the bow. It flat outs burns. Now figure this out. I have a 50# hunting bow, 60" that shoots well. This bow will match it for distance with the same arrow....about 480 grains of 2016. The Polar is 42#.
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Re: 1962 Bear Polar I picked up on Ebay.

Postby Jett » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:22 pm

I have a few old Bears in lighter weights that shoot my 2016 hunting arrows very well, some of them much better than, supposedly, better matched spines. Not sure exactly why this is but it does pay to be adventerous in arrow selection & play around a bit.
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Re: 1962 Bear Polar I picked up on Ebay.

Postby George D. Stout » Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:42 pm

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