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Bear Apprentice Compound Bow Review

Bear Apprentice Compound Bow

Bear Apprentice Compound Bow

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(1/14/11) The review for the Bear Apprentice was left for us by Michael H. from Missoula, Montana. Thanks Michael for the review. After seeing the specs on this bow, I’m thinking it might be a good fit for my son. He’s outgrown the Genesis. Of course I’ll get him the Realtree APG.

I bought the bear apprentice for my wife for Christmas. She absolutely loves this bow. This was a surprise gift so she did not shoot this bow before I bought it, but with the adjust-ability in the draw length and weight without a bow press I had it fitting her in minutes. I did shoot this bow at the shop at twenty-seven inch draw and fifty-five pounds and loved it. This bow is quiet and a smooth draw and very light weight. There is very little hand shock and pretty forgiving which is very important for new archers.

We have hers set up at twenty-five inch draw at thirty-five pounds so she can build her muscles because this is her first bow. The bow tunes very easy and is extremely accurate. I would recommend this bow to anybody getting into this great sport. There are a few small cons to this bow that I noticed; first the dip job on the pink camo is not done the best so you can see minor flaws throughout. Also they tried saving money with the partial whisker biscuit they put on and it looks cheap.

Over all I would say this bow is a nine out of ten for a beginner shooter.

Manufacturer’s Specs for the Apprentice:

  • IBO Speed: Up to 265 feet per second
  • Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Brace Height: 6 inches
  • Axle to Axle: 27.5 inches
  • Peak draw weight: 20/50 pounds
  • Draw length range: 15 to 27 inches
  • Let off: 70%
  • Contra-Band™ strings and cables
  • Teflon cable slide
  • No bow press required to adjust draw length
  • Available in Pink Camo or Realtree™ APG

Bear Archery Charge Compound Bow Review

Bear Archery Charge Compound Bow

Bear Archery Charge Compound Bow

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(7/25/11) The review for the Bear Charge was left for us by Rob K. Thanks for the review Rob and nice looking Tom.

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Rob with Tom taken with the Bear Charge Bow

Rob with Tom taken with the Bear Charge Bow

I’m one of those guys who generally knows what he wants and has everything he needs, so I’m hard to shop for. Friends challenged me to
take animals with a bow since it appeared to be too easy for me with a firearm.

After taking my limit in deer last year I decided to challenge myself with bowhunting and purchased a Bear Charge. Within a month I was hitting a consistent three inch square even in crosswinds all the way out to thirty yards. I am consistently hitting a dinner plate at 60 and 70 yards now.

I am set to 29 inches @ 65#, shooting
the Gold Tip 5575 with 100 grain field tips for practice and 100 grain G5 Montec for hunting. I took two rabbits and a 10&1/2 inch beard Tom
this turkey season. The Tom was at 28 yards when I hit him. I took the Tom with the Wisker Biscuit installed. I’m happy to break the bow in that way. I have modified a few things on the bow now that I’ve had it in the field for many weeks. I have a five pin sight, drop away arrow rest and string stopper. Otherwise this is a stock Bear Charge RTH package.

Manufacturer’s Specs for the Charge:

  • IBO Speed: up to 305 feet per second
  • Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Brace height: 7.75 inches
  • Axle to axle: 30 inches
  • Peak draw weights: 50, 60, & 70 pounds
  • Draw length: 26 to 30 inches
  • Let off: 80%
  • Strings/Cables: Contra-Band™
  • Cable slide: Teflon

Zero Tolerance Limb Pockets

A zero-tolerance limb-to-cup-to-riser fit greatly reduces vibration, regardless of draw weight adjustment.

Perimeter Weighted Inner Cam System

The inner cam system allows the Charge to be adjusted to all of its draw length positions without the use of modules and does not require a bow press for draw length adjustments at 1 inch increments.

Flared Quad Limbs

Bear® perfected these beyond parallel compression-molded limbs to distribute stress evenly during draw and release.

Bear Archery ASSAULT compound bow review

Bear Archery ASSAULT compound bow

Bear Archery ASSAULT compound bow

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Manufacturer’s Specs:

  • Speed: 320 – 328 fps
  • Brace height: 7.25″
  • Weight: 3.9 lbs
  • Axle to axle: 30.75″
  • Peak draw weight: 60 – 70 lbs
  • Draw length: 26″ – 31″
  • Let off: 80%
  • Strings/cables: Contra-Band
  • Cable slide: Teflon


The Bear E-CAM

The ease of single cam tuning and use – and it can be adjusted in 1/2″ and 1″ draw length increments (no bow press required for 1″ increments).

Bear Contra-Band HP strings & cables

Engineered using a proprietary construction process – Bear’s Contra-Band Strings and Cables eliminate string stretch and peep rotation.

Max Pre-Load Quad limbs

With our ultra-tough Max Pre-Load Limbs, you get maximum power without the bow stacking up during draw.


The Bear Assault delivers speed, efficiency and a smooth draw – without compromise. Many of the performance advancements developed for the Bear Attack can be found on this shorter, axle-to-axle, maneuverable bow. The Max Pre-Load Limbs and the E-Cam work together to provide a whisper-quiet delivery of energy to the arrow while achieving a killer 328 fps.

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