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Old 12-25-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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looking to get into bow hunting and wondered if this would be a nice bow to start out with. Anybody got any bear archery testimonials or would recommend this bow to someone starting out?
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Old 12-25-2010, 02:38 PM   #2
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looking to get into bow hunting and wondered if this would be a nice bow to start out with. Anybody got any bear archery testimonials or would recommend this bow to someone starting out?
I have an 09 lights out. It's my second bear bow to own. IMO my 300$ bow kills jus as good as these 600$+ bows. I love it.
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Old 12-25-2010, 02:59 PM   #3
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I have an 09 lights out. It's my second bear bow to own. IMO my 300$ bow kills jus as good as these 600$+ bows. I love it.
Yep sept mine is an 07 element.
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:34 PM   #4
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thanks guys now just gotta decide between the 2011 mauler or the 2010 assault and so far i dont have a clue which one im gonna go with
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Old 12-26-2010, 03:28 AM   #5
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Have you shot them both?
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Old 12-26-2010, 04:57 AM   #6
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My 2010 bear strike has been awesome.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:29 AM   #7
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I have enjoyed my 06/07 Instinct-kinda cool to outshoot someone with a $600 bow.The trad guy's can shoot better than many of the compund shooters,big money bow dont make the archer- good luck on your choice.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:47 PM   #8
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I have owned Fred Bear recurve and compound bows. never a problem or complaint with any of them. I am currently using a 2007 Bear Instinct, and I really like it. their 2010 and 2011 lineup looks good.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:18 AM   #9
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I had a done deal and now shoot a 2011 Assault. Zero hand shock and very quiet. I have said it before, Bear is probably the most under rated bow on the market.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:00 PM   #10
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Did you ever buy the Mauler?
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:11 AM   #11
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I have an 08 Instinct and a GT32. I'm sold on (and have been for 20+ years) Fred Bear
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:21 AM   #12
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Bear make top end equipment.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:39 AM   #13
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I'm looking at the Bear Mauler myself. I shoot a 2010 Bear Charge and love it. I just want to upgrade to the Mauler.
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Old 10-06-2011, 02:46 PM   #14
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I have a carnage now in the past have owned a truth 2 and lights out. All were top end and great bows to shoot. I shot the attack and liked it but waited for the carnage which i love.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:44 AM   #15
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bear is on top of their game right now!

i'm shooting a '08 hoyt but I've been drooling over the new bear bows!
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:49 PM   #16
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bear isnt bad but id look into the mission by matthews craze or the endeavor i have the 2011 endeavor and love it brand new$400
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:35 PM   #17
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Wife got the Bear Homewrecker (Loves it)
I drooled over the Bear Strike, ended up with a PSE Brute. I dont regret my purchase, but doubt I would have with the Strike either.
My buddy has a OLD Bear Compound (Was his DAds) that's well over thirty and still going strong. Extremely loud compared to todays bows, but still accurate.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:04 PM   #18
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Just bought 1 of my grandsons the 2011 Bear Strike. He moved up from an old Parker and loves it. Shot it yesterday at the Bass Pro range and he did great with it. Very quiet and no hand shock.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:00 PM   #19
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Bears are amazing. Like a lot of others have said, no hand shock and the wall is unmatched. I can hold my bear for as long as I need to with no problem. They are decently heavy, but all the other features make up for the weight.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:31 AM   #20
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looking to get into bow hunting and wondered if this would be a nice bow to start out with. Anybody got any bear archery testimonials or would recommend this bow to someone starting out?
I bought one ready to hunt (RTH) Bear Mauler from Cabelas just a month ago. I have to have Aaron from Nocked and Loaded fine tune it for me last Saturday (10/8/11) and he did an excellent job!! I kind of wish I bought my Bow there in the first place.

Anyway, I like the way it shoots, even with a shoulder injury. Aaron adjusted the draw weigth to 50 pounds (so I can shoot with less pain), adjust the arrow rest, installed the correct peep sight, showed me how to shoot using trigger release. In not time, I was able to hit the bullseye repeatedly at 20 yards... I came home very happy with my Mauler!! Thanks to a top notch technical support from Aaron of Nocked and Loaded.

Not a very good testimonial, but for a beginner like me I think it's a very good bow.. Good luck to you...


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Old 10-10-2011, 08:24 PM   #21
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I just bought my son a mauler. Out of the box it is shoot great. He is upgrading from a 29 year old youth bow that was a bear. He said there is no hand torque or shock at the handle. We did have to tighten the top string suppressor as it was loose. We should have checked all the screws before even shooting it but the boy just wanted to shoot it so I let him. It made a loud thud. But after tightening the screws it farly quiet. He is shooting well and happy with the purchase so all is good. He shot at the Bass Pro Shop today. He is wanting a new arrow rest now because it came with the bisket and the wear and tear on the arrows is something he is wanting to avoid. But great experience so far. Bear has a long history and we look forward to another bow for his smaller brother... maybe santa will bring it.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:30 PM   #22
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Have the Attack and love it. As stated above Bear bows are the most under-rated bows on the market. Have two friends, one has the Assault and the other the Charge
Both love'em.
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