Compound Bow Comparator

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Version 2013 Bear Encounter 2013 Bear Legion
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Bear Encounter Bear Legion
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2013 Bear Encounter 2013 Bear Legion
Brace Height 7.75 " 7 "
AtA Length 30.5 " 30.5 "
Draw Length 27 " - 32 " 26 " - 31 "
Draw Weight 40 lbs - 70 lbs 40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed 310 fps 318 fps
Weight 3.7 lbs 4.0 lbs
Let-Off 80% 80%
Editor reviews
Bear Encounter Bear Legion
Summary review written by our editors.

If you are a hunter on a budget or at the entry level stage of archery this bow is ideal for you. With it being new to Bear's line up it is probably their most practical bow available. The engineering from Bear, including their single cam technology, is still increasing over the past few years which is evident on the entire line. The entire bow is light and comfortable making it an even better value. The recoil isn't significant enough to make it difficult to shoot. The Encounter would please many shooters with its range of draw weights and ease to adjust. For the price you can't go wrong with a MSRP of just $299. The RTH package is only $399. Read full review...

This is a great budget bow. It is the faster, smoother brother to the Strike with several improvements made. With a new grip and updated suppressers, among other changes, it has taken one of Bear's most popular bows to a new level. The single cam technology and engineering from Bear is continuing to climb the ladder over the past few years and their entire line is showing it. It has decent speed for a single cam bow and has a very comfortable brace height creating a nice value package. The Legion has some hand shock, but not enough to make it uncomfortable to shoot. The alluring dual string suppresser style is unique to Bear bows. The Legion accommodates a wide range of shooters, including youth, with all of the available weights and an adjustable draw length with ease. With an MSRP price tag of only $399 this bow should fall within many budgets and satisfy the majority. Read full review...

Bear Encounter Bear Legion
  • Excellent value
  • Simple to adjust draw length
  • Light weight
  • Smooth draw
  • Great budget bow
  • Smooth and quiet
  • Reliable
  • Easy to adjust draw length without bow press or module change
Bear Encounter Bear Legion
  • Only available in Realtree APG
  • Hand shock
  • Only 310 fps IBO
  • Only available in Realtree APG
  • Slide type cable guard
  • IBO seems higher than it shoots
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out of 13 reviews
  • I wanted a bang up bow for hunting for a bang up price... I got it! Awesome bow!!! by Orlando Gonzales from Chugiak, Alaska
  • Great bow for 300$:) by Dragon Jerbic from Montreal, Canada
  • Just getting back into Bow Hunting, amazing rig for the price. by Hauss Hunter from Arkansas
  • Great value for a long draw bow. by Chris R from Champaign, il
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out of 5 reviews
  • Great shooting bow, accurate and quiet. by Bruce West from Crestview, FL
  • Very accurate and smooth bow. Easy adjustments. by Luiz Fernando Gomes de Mattos from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Deadly accurate , extremely quiet , very comfortable, light and quick Go to hunting bow phenom! by david watts from enoree, sc. u.s.a
  • Best Bang for the Buck by Aaron W from Indiana
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