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Offline fredbear92

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old bear bows
« on: April 10, 2007, 09:49:00 PM »
Hi everyone! As of now I hunt and shoot with old fred bear equipment and would love to see some shooting/hunting pics of you guys using old fred bear bows and equipment. thanks


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Offline Tim Kosteczko

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007, 10:59:00 PM »
Not sure how old you are looking for but i hunt with a 1976 super kodiak, Something neat about this bow is that the serial # shows it was one of the last bows to come out of grayling. and dad shot a deer with it in 76.

this was last fall:
   

Dad tends to bounce around with some of his old bears but this was last fall with a 1970 super kodiak:  

   

Offline fredbear92

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 12:30:00 AM »
o it can be bear gear all the way up to present time as long as its not compound
Genesis 27:3 Now then, get your weapons-your quiver and bow-and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.

Offline fredbear92

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 12:31:00 AM »
Awsome pics!! wish I had one of those
Genesis 27:3 Now then, get your weapons-your quiver and bow-and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.

Offline OzarkRamblr

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2007, 02:29:00 AM »


Here's an old Bear Alaskan LB I picked up a few months ago. I don't know how old it is, all the writing has long since worn off. It's a Grayling bow & has quite a bit of wear to it but it still flings 'em pretty good.
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Offline woodchucker

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007, 06:44:00 AM »
I have a 47# 1967 Bear Grizzly that is "officialy" 40 years old this year   :clapper:

This "over the hill" old girl is my "designated" hunting bow for this year!!!!!
There is a fine line between Hunting, & Sitting there looking Stupid...

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Offline OconeeDan

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007, 07:07:00 AM »
This is a '70's Kodiak Hunter, not sure of the exact year.  Green glass, white overlays, silver coin, serial number starts with KT.
It is 50# , and still looks and shoots great.
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Offline Jason Lester

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2007, 07:49:00 AM »
Ozark,
  Your Alaskan looks like about a 1958. or there abouts. Is it a double shelf?

I have several 50's bear bows that shoot really well. No pics of them though that I remeber. I love them older bear bows though.
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Offline Tdog

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2007, 08:25:00 AM »
I have someone who offered me a Bear Kodiak he will sell to me from the sixty.. How much should I offer him?

Offline AnointedArcher

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2007, 08:30:00 AM »
Here is a doe I shot with a Bear Tiger Cat!
 

I shot this hog with my Bear Super K
 

I shot this buck with a different Bear Super K!
 
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Offline longbowman

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2007, 10:15:00 AM »
I digitally challenged but will try to get some pics.  I hunt with a 70# Bear Mag T.D. 1980 mdl.

Offline OzarkRamblr

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2007, 11:35:00 AM »
Hey Jason, yep it's a double shelf. It shoots pretty good still. I've even tried shootin' it left handed a few times but probably won't make it a habit. It's no fun huntin' arrows in the mass of briars behind the bales.  :rolleyes:    :D  

I love the old Bears too. They're my favorites out of all my bows.
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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2007, 11:55:00 AM »
I'm too brain damaged to post pics but I will be turkey hunting this year with my 64 Grizzly, 58" and 48#@28", with cedar arrows made by my bud and associate sponsor Joe with 145gr snuffers...
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Offline fredbear92

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2007, 01:02:00 PM »
these pics are a great encouragement to me!!
Genesis 27:3 Now then, get your weapons-your quiver and bow-and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.

Offline fredbear92

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2007, 01:05:00 PM »
Dan, what is the poundage on that Kodiak Hunter?
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Offline fredbear92

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2007, 01:06:00 PM »
and just for you guys to know.....I shoot a 1969 Grizzly at 45#s
Genesis 27:3 Now then, get your weapons-your quiver and bow-and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.

Offline John D

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2007, 03:14:00 PM »
Zachary,
A very good friend of mine Jay Peake, gave me a few Bear items just the other day.
File and Knife set
Leather case for Take-Down B riser, and limbs
Polar Recurve 64"@45# (I think 1961)
 
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Offline John D

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2007, 03:21:00 PM »

 
Jay is a wonderful friend he tought me so much about shooting a recurve, and building arrows, I also love listening to his stories, about the days, before compounds. At 70 he is truely amazing.
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Offline rxhntr

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2007, 03:21:00 PM »
A guy walked into my pharmacy and handed me an old Bear long bow 40# 62" with a double shelf. He said he heard I shot tradional equipment and gave it to me. Ill see if I can post a picture tomarrow. Ben

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Re: old bear bows
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2007, 03:30:00 PM »
If you guys are into Fred Bear go to  www.thesingingbowyer.com  follow the site to hear Chad's music. He wrote a dynamite song about Fred everyone loves."The man in the Borsalino Hat " His music is different than anything else you have heard. I hunt with Chad and had the first cut of the CD before he took it to the studio.My daughter runs around singing his songs. Most folks I talk to say they never take it out of the CD player. Most of the popular Trad shops carry his CD. You can listen to most of it on your computer, however it is not as good as listening to it on a nice CD player on the way to work. Enjoy!
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