(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.
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.