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Old November 5th, 2013
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To you trad shooters out there, I picked up a Bear Grizzly from a friend up here in OK. I would like to try and shoot this bow but really don't know where to start. Needs a string. I've tried to look on the net to find out something but don't know what I'm looking at. It says 58"- 70#. Don't show a draw length. It was a gift to me and I don't know if it's worth trying. Any input is thankful. Here is some pics.
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Good lookin bow
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You will need to find a string for a 58" recurve. Normally there is no set draw length for trad bows. The poundage is usually at 28" inches unless otherwise stated. With most bows you can add or subtract 3 pounds per inch draw length. Depending on your draw length, that bow is going to be a beast and if you are just starting out I would not recommend it. Also, for many people, draw length on a trad bow is shorter than on their compound.
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Jay covered it all. Call one of the techs at 3 rivers archery.com and they will set you straight. If that bow is made at the Grayling factory it has value.
#70 is way strong
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70#s is way too much for a beginner. I would highly recommend that you start off with 45-50#'s. Most traditional shooters are never able to shoot 70#'s with any accuracy (unless you are Trooper! He's an animal!). There was also a time when almost all traditional shooters shot 45#'s which was the standard. I have been shooting traditional now for 41 years and shoot 60#'s. My wife as well as myself have killed deer with 42#'s so It will do the job. Minimum hunting bow weight in La is 30#'s.
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The bow was made in Grayling. I'm going to buy a string and at least shoot it. I will sell it but don't know what it worth
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The bow was made in Grayling. I'm going to buy a string and at least shoot it. I will sell it but don't know what it worth
First dibbs on the bow Gary. It will look great at the camp.
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Alright. Here's the scoop. They have a really nice trad shop here in Muskogee ok. Brought it to them, put a string on and it was like grabbing a 2X4. Plus the tip was twisted a little bit. Said he could get the twist out but it's a lot of bow. So now I'm the proud owner of a black bear. 58" 45#@ 28. I shot 15 different combo arrows and wow! These guys had me shooting. I was grouping 3-4" at 20 yds. And 2-3 at 10yds. Arrow weight is 530gr. Shooting steel force 125gr. Can't wait to get my first kill.
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If it fits like a glove and you grouping good, go with it.
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Don't call me to come check it out. I have 2 an the next thing I know, I'll b getting strings for them an here we go again. Lol
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