Bear Bow Reviews

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Bear Escape SD
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2016 Bear Escape SD

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
23.5 " - 27.5 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 55 lbs
IBO Speed
325 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
75%
Bear Escape SD Review

The Bottom Line: The Bear Escape SD is a wonderful bow for shooters wanting the Escape with a shorter draw cycle and pulling between 40-55-pounds. The SD cams are designed to outperform the H15 cams at the shorter draw lengths. The Escape SD is a perfect option for some shooters wanting the high-end speed and performance of the Escape. For Bear to offer this slightly redesigned bow, it really shows how in touch they are with what their customers really want. Ultimately, shooters will have to decide for themselves, which bow model shoots the best for them, but to simply have the option to shoot a bow with a cam for shorter draw shooters is pretty cool...read full review

Bear BR 33
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2016 Bear BR 33

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
33.25 "
Draw Length
27 " - 32 "
Draw Weight
45 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
330 fps
Weight
4.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bear BR 33 Review

The Bottom Line: The BR 33 is a nice multipurpose bow from Bear considering they do not have a dedicated target bow division. Bear Archery has a great following, and many shooters appreciate the history and symbolism that comes from the tradition of the company. For shooters wanting performance, but demanding a smoother draw cycle, the BR 33 is a fantastic offering. The BR 33 as a flagship model for 2016 has all the technology Bear has to offer at this point, all combined into a fine shooting model. Those interested in a nice shooting bow, without much concern for speed should be stoked about the 2016 Bear BR 33...read full review

Bear Wild
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2016 Bear Wild

Brace Height
7.25 "
AtA Length
32.25 "
Draw Length
24 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
310 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bear Wild Review

The Bottom Line: The Wild is a 2016 price point bow aimed at getting shooters the best bang for their buck. The largest downside for the Wild is the underwhelming speed of only 310 feet per second. With the slower speed rating aside, it really is difficult to fins something wrong with this bow for the price point it is at. The Wild really does have a great deal to offer for only $399 or $499 completely rigged out with the Ready to Hunt package. Plus, it is available in many larger box stores, so they should be fairly easy to locate and start shooting...read full review

Bear Escape
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2016 Bear Escape

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
25.5 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
45 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
350 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
75%
Bear Escape Review

The Bottom Line: The Bear Escape is a great bow for those wanting a high performance rig at a reasonable price. An MSRP tag of $899 is a good pricepoint for a flagship model from a well-known company with the performance the Escape has. The Escape has some highly desired specifications many hunters demand including weighing in at the magical 4-pound mark, measuring in at 32-inches axel-to-axel, a 6-inch brace height, and 350 feet per second. The shot experience on the Escape is phenomenal, and the noise and vibration are very minimal considering the performance this bow has. It would be nice to see Bear offer the bow in more finish options, but hunters are not always interested in how pretty the bow is. Bear has done a great job not only creating such a high performance bow, but also creating one that legitimately competes with the speed bow competition. Those wanting a 2016 bow with a whole lot of performance should take a good look at the Bear Escape...read full review

Bear Marshal
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2016 Bear Marshal

Brace Height
6.75 "
AtA Length
31.125 "
Draw Length
23 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
320 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bear Marshal Review

The Bottom Line: The Marshal looks and feels like a typical Bear bow with the S& single cam system. Aside from the price, and the slightly lower performance in regards to kinetic energy and speed, the Marshal could very well be a top of the line model. It is important to note that with a 31 1/8- inch axel-to-axel measurement, some shooters are going to find the Marshal a bit on the small side in regards to being a little too compact, especially as the shooters get closer to the peak draw length offered on the S7 cam system. Those wanting a smaller axel-to-axel model though will love the single cam smoothness added to this designed hunting bow. For $499, it really is hard to find anything wrong with the Marshal and how it performs...read full review

Bear Threat
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2016 Bear Threat

Brace Height
6.25 "
AtA Length
32.5 "
Draw Length
25 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
330 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bear Threat Review

The Bottom Line: The Threat is a heck of a bow for $600, and the ability to add some accessories to get started straight from the factory for an additional $100 is a nice option as well. The ES cam system is a nice shooting cam offering some decent performance for such a smooth option. For shooters wanting a bow with high-end features, without breaking the bank, the threat is a great combination of value, performance, and shootability. Backed by the Bear Archery Products name and heritage, shooters wanting a comfort bow for a great deal should seriously consider hunting down a Bear Threat for a test shoot...read full review

Bear Crux
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out of 2 reviews

2015 Bear Crux

Brace Height
7.5 "
AtA Length
30.625 "
Draw Length
25.5 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
320 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
75%
Bear Crux Review

The Bottom Line: Bear Archery products has always offered a wide range of bows with differing price points in an effort to best meet the needs of their customers. The Bear Cruz offers a lot to shooters looking at a new bow under $500. Those interested in a compact designed starter bow may be hard pressed to find a better value. The Crux offers decent performance, a forgiving brace height, and can be outfitted for only $550. Nothing about the Bear Crux will be industry leading, nor top of the line, but at a $449 bare bow price tag no one should expect that. For those with a smaller budget, or someone just wanting to get started, the Crux really is a great option...read full review

Bear Arena 34
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out of 1 review

2015 Bear Arena 34

Brace Height
6.5 "
AtA Length
34.5 "
Draw Length
26.5 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
340 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
75%
Bear Arena 34 Review

The Bottom Line: Bear Archery has created another exceptional product in the Arena 34. On paper, the bow matches or exceeds what most shooters are interested in when thinking about a longer axel to axel hunting bow. When favoring in the feel of the H15 cam system and its many adjustments to give the bow some personal tweaks, the Bear Arena 34 is worth a look for anyone wanting a new hunting bow. For $899, the bow is priced with the industry's top of the line bows, but the price tag is a bit hard for some shooters to swallow. The strings are not bad quality, but they will take a few shots to completely settle down without the peep wanting to twist. After the initial break in period though, shooter should be good for a while. The bottom line is that the Arena 34 is a nice offering for those on the market for a longer hunting bow...read full review

Bear Bounty
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2015 Bear Bounty

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
29.75 "
Draw Length
23.5 " - 27 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 50 lbs
IBO Speed
295 fps
Weight
3.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bear Bounty Review

The Bottom Line: The Bear Bounty is a great packaged bow for those wanting a Ready to Hunt package for $599. For those not needing the package, there may be other options in the $600 range since the added cost of the accessories in not needed. Regardless, the Bounty is a nice bow for female archers with decent performance, and an emphasis on simplicity. The Bear Bounty will not be on the cover of magazines for cutting edge technology, but it does everything very well and should make a lot of shooters very happy...read full review

Bear Cruzer
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2015 Bear Cruzer

Brace Height
6.5 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
12 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
5 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
310 fps
Weight
3.6 lbs
Let-Off
75%
Bear Cruzer Review

The Bottom Line: Those looking for the adjustment of the Bear Cruzer elsewhere will have difficulty finding it. The draw length range is a massive 18-inches, and the limbs can be adjusted for 65-pounds. This bow will fit just about anyone, and coming in with a ready to hunt package for a low price of $399 makes the Cruzer a looker for anyone wanting to get started in the archery world. Shooters that are done growing may benefit from a bow that is designed with a smaller adjustability range. However, those with growing left to do will benefit a great deal from having a bow that can grow with them. The Bear Cruzer has the potential to be the only bow a shooter ever owns...read full review

Bear Arena 30
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2015 Bear Arena 30

Brace Height
6.5 "
AtA Length
30.5 "
Draw Length
25.5 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
345 fps
Weight
3.8 lbs
Let-Off
75%
Bear Arena 30 Review

The Bottom Line: Bear has combined performance, adjustability, and a compact design into a really nice looking Arena 30. The specifications on this bow are great, and the feel on the shot matches. The strings did seem to take some time settling into position, but the bow shot great and felt good. The $899 price tag is competitive for a bow of this caliber, but it does not make the price any easier to swallow. The Arena 30 does a lot of things really well. Those interested in a shorter compact bow, owe it to themselves to give the Arena 30 a fair shot at being their next hunting bow...read full review

Bear Tremor
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2015 Bear Tremor

Brace Height
6.75 "
AtA Length
33 "
Draw Length
24 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
322 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bear Tremor Review

The Bottom Line: Bear has always done a great job offering bows for everyone in the market to purchase a new bow. They especially excel at offering shooters the most for their money when purchasing their budget friendly models. The Tremor is a fantastic single cam shooter with a lot to offer shooters of all abilities and experience. Hunters will love the smooth draw cycle and forgiveness from the 33-inch axel to axel bow, and the extra couple hundred dollars saved off the MSRP compared to other models with similar specifications will go a long way in helping to outfit the Tremor with top of the line accessories. Shooters interested in getting a lot of bow for a reasonable price, should give the Tremor a test shot...read full review

Bear Traxx
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2015 Bear Traxx

Brace Height
6.75 "
AtA Length
31.625 "
Draw Length
26.5 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
338 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
75%
Bear Traxx Review

The Bottom Line: The Bear Traxx is a great bow with it being pretty difficult to find any major flaws with. Bear has always done well producing bow models that fit a large variety of customer needs. Bear designed the Traxx to be the best bang for the buck so to speak. They incorporated as many new technologies as possible while still being able to maintain a lower than flagship price tag without sacrificing much performance. Shooters needing to have the latest and greatest equipment may not be interested in the Traxx. However, for hundreds less than the Bear flagship models, and minimal sacrifice in performance, the Traxx deserves a serious test shoot. Ultimately, the final decision will be based on personal preference, but this bow should make the short list of those to try from Bear...read full review

Bear Agenda 6
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out of 4 reviews

2014 Bear Agenda 6

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
25.5 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
350 fps
Weight
3.9 lbs
Let-Off
75%
Bear Agenda 6 Review

The Bottom Line: The Agenda 6 is part of the 2014 Bear lineup. Although this bow will be found in all archery scenarios, it is accurate and has the knockdown power a hunter needs. With a 32" ATA, 6" brace height, and only 3.9 pounds, this rig is strong, but not bulky and is easy to carry into the field. This bow can be ordered in five color schemes, is easily adjustable, and can be ordered with 50#, 60#, and 70# peak weight limbs. All adjustments can be done quickly with a hex wrench and without a press. This is a solid shooting platform that will please all those who shoot it...read full review

Bear Venue
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out of 2 reviews

2014 Bear Venue

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
32.25 "
Draw Length
24 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
330 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bear Venue Review

The Bottom Line: The Bear Venue is the only higher end single cam offering from Bear, although its performance is similar to some of their dual cam models. The feel of the Venue is great, and the performance is acceptable for a big game hunting bow. The $849 price tag may be too steep for some, considering this price point will get shooters about anything on the market. The strings have also been a weak point on the Venue with some recorded twist issues. With that being said, shooters wanting the reliability of a single cam bow backed by one of the oldest names in archery, the Venue is tough to beat. The forgiveness and absolute dead in hand feel is very easy to get used to...read full review

Bear Attitude
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2014 Bear Attitude

Brace Height
7.25 "
AtA Length
31 "
Draw Length
25 " - 32 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
310 fps
Weight
3.7 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bear Attitude Review

The Bottom Line: The Bear Attitude is a well designed bow that has some nice specifications. For shooters just getting back into archery, or those not wanting to make a huge investment, the Bear Attitude is a great option. For those shooters wanting a high end model with the latest archery technology, the Bear Attitude will be a bit of a let down. For a shorter bow, the Attitude holds well on target, draws great, and shoots a bit over 300 feet per second all for under $400. The value is great on the Bear and the bow will preform for a long time. However, this is an entry level bow, and may not meet the needs of everyone wanting a short, lightweight hunting bow. Those on a budget will be able to purchase the Attitude and set it up with top of the line accessories and have less money in the entire set up than if they were to purchase a flagship model. The Bear Attitude does everything well, but it does not lead any category...read full review

Bear Agenda 7
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out of 4 reviews

2014 Bear Agenda 7

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
26.5 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
340 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
75%
Bear Agenda 7 Review

The Bottom Line: The Agenda 7 is part of the 2014 Bear lineup. Offering a 32" ATA, 7" brace height, and an outstanding 340 fps IBO, this rig will fit in any archery situation, and perform extremely well. Weighing in at 4 lbs, this bow is easy to hold on target for a solid shot. It is also not so heavy that it will be a chore to carry around on those long hikes to your favorite hunting destination.This bow can be ordered in five color schemes, is easily adjustable, and can be ordered with 50#, 60#, and 70# peak weight limbs. All adjustments can be done quickly with a hex wrench and without a press. This is a solid shooting platform that will please all those who shoot it...read full review

Bear Finesse
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out of 1 review

2014 Bear Finesse

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
28.625 "
Draw Length
23 " - 28 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 50 lbs
IBO Speed
285 fps
Weight
3.0 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bear Finesse Review

The Bottom Line: The Bear Finesse is the new replacement for the Home Wrecker. It is designed with the female archer in mind and offers her an excellent and affordable option to shoot. The rig comes in a Realtree APG camo finish with pink accents. This rig is built on a strong machined aluminum riser with Bear's Flared Quad limb and an FH1 solo cam system. With a 28 5/8" ATA and a 7" brace height, this bow pumps out an arrow at an IBO of 285 fps. The Finesse also comes in two max draw weights: 40# and 50#.The rig is priced in the lower end of compound bows, making it an affordable option, especially for the beginner or the archer on a budget. The grip for this bow has been slightly redesigned so that it puts the hand in a more natural position to prevent torque. With the addition of a stabilizer, this bow will have no noticeable vibration for the shooter and will shoot well for years to come...read full review

Bear Authority
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2014 Bear Authority

Brace Height
6.75 "
AtA Length
31 "
Draw Length
24.5 " - 31.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
315 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
80%
Bear Authority Review

The Bottom Line: The Bear Authority was introduced in the 2014 lineup, but is still a very good bow choice today. A little slower by today's standards for speed, but 315 fps is plenty enough to meet the needs of anyone serious about the shot, and not how fast the arrow gets there. It also produces enough KE to take down just about any animal you may hunt. With a 31" ATA, 7.5" brace height, and four pound overall mass weight, it is not too big to be cumbersome in the field, yet is solid, smooth, and accurate. Best of all, it is a quality rig at a very affordable price...read full review

Bear Apprentice 3
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2014 Bear Apprentice 3

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
27.5 "
Draw Length
15 " - 27 "
Draw Weight
15 lbs - 60 lbs
IBO Speed
265 fps
Weight
2.9 lbs
Let-Off
70%
Bear Apprentice 3 Review

The Bottom Line: Any child with desire will get along great with this bow. Along with its' ease to shoot and its' good feel it gives a great idea of how an adult bow will feel someday. The large adjustment range and light weight make it great for any young shooter. It fills a niche in Bear's line up and it's an important one as an archer is just beginning with one of their bows. Even at lighter weights and shorter draw lengths it still has good speed with its' dual cams. If there ever happens to be any problems or questions that need to be answered Bear's customer service is amazing. The Apprentice III isn't apt to leave a bad taste in anyone's mouth for the first time shooting. The bow comes standard in a ready to hunt package including a Trophy Ridge 3 pin sight, Trophy Ridge Whisker Bisquit rest, arrow quiver, peep sight, and a string loop. The MSRP is $299.99 and with it being ready to shoot it isn't a bad price...read full review

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