Help identify bow/age of bow.

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by bartsimpson123844, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. bartsimpson123844

    bartsimpson123844 Junior Member

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    Well, I got this bow extremely cheap, so I thought why not? I know it is an old bear compound bow. It looks to be adjustable from either 50-55-60 lb. or 50-60-70, not sure on that one. It is quite a large bow, about 45-50 inches. Seems to be solid aluminum/metal. The original owner spray painted it a horrible brownish/reddish color that looked like crap. I added black, tan, olive drab, and tried to make it so it would blend in better so to speak. It looks a bit better than before. No masterpiece by any chance. The only manufacturer's markings I can find are the Bear logo (piece of attached metal on the right side of the bow, near the middle; was silver). I am not sure what kind of strings are on it, but the cams seem to be factory-originals and overall it seems to be a solid bow. About a 30" or so draw length. It is a right hand bow. My question is, is there a procedure to figure out what model/how old this bow is?

    Thanks.


    edit: Okay, it looks exactly like this one http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-and-VINTAGE...ryZ20838QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

    Even the string in that picture in the eBay seems to be the same exact string used on this bow (you can see the small part that is green in the picture). Does anyone know what kind of bow this is or how old they are?
     
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  2. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    Do you have anyway of posting a picture? That would definately help..
     

  3. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    Looks like a Bear Whitetail hunter. late seventies to early eighties.
     
  4. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    that was my guess also.
     
  5. bartsimpson123844

    bartsimpson123844 Junior Member

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    Oh, wow, it is that old? I thought it might be around 10-15 yrs. old.
    I could post a pic. sure. I am still looking for the digital camera... :frusty:
     
  6. steve bear

    steve bear Member

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    :frusty: guess you know what it's worth. zip.....
     
  7. beenfarr

    beenfarr Senior Member

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    Looks like a camo PSE Moneymaker:D . Look at it again...it kinda does. :lol:

    Ben
     
  8. bartsimpson123844

    bartsimpson123844 Junior Member

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    Well, that is obvious. I seem to spend most of my money on my firearms more than bow/archery stuff. Besides....I payed a whole $13.50 on this "crappy" bow. Thanks eBay for that one. Was it worth the $13.50?


    ....I believe so....
     
  9. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    ooh!!! your gonna get it. actually I thought it was a bowtech with steel limbs. there answer to exploding limbs!!!!:laugh:
     
  10. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    Yep!

    It is a Bear Whitetail hunter:biggrin1:
    Age: they started making them around 74 I bought one in 77 for around $69
    6 wheel whitetail, great bow in its day.:biggrin1:
    Here's a pic of me back in 79 with mine ( same bow ):biggrin1:
     
  11. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    yup, I can see it......:biggrin1:
     
  12. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    ya!

    Ya mean i was shootin a Moneymaker prototype 30years ago ?:lol:
     
  13. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    yup.....nothing new.......:noidea: :laugh:
     
  14. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    yep

    Ill tell ya what though Bear has come a long way.
    I kinda like the Truth 2:biggrin1:
     
  15. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I wanna shoot one......
     
  16. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    ME TOO. Dang KB.. How old are you?? You got jesus's beeper number or something??:laugh:
     
  17. Long Draw

    Long Draw Banned

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    Bear agtail hunter late 70's . lmao .It aint worth much. dont waste your $ on this fossil. get a modern compound.
     
  18. beenfarr

    beenfarr Senior Member

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    :lol: :lol: :laugh: :peace:

    Ben
     
  19. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    I think so...Set it up and shoot it...if you don't like it sell it on ebay for $20...:noidea: :biggrin1: