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tradlongbow
Okay Guys and Gals, TAS always tries to inform you of industry happenings first.

The 50th Anniversary Bear Takedown
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Email: traditionalarcherysociety@yahoo.com

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tradlongbow
Here’s a video of the bow with Neil Bryce.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B7v2lompmTb/?igshid=120f54x0mfopj

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Email: traditionalarcherysociety@yahoo.com

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tradlongbow
I like the riser without the red stripe.

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Tom M
Wonder how much that bad boy will be? Probably a good thing I am not a rich guy and wife does keep me on a short leash about buying new bows.
Charter Member Traditional Archery Society

Sun City, Az. by way of San Diego, Ca. Bear TD's Wes Wallace Royal LB, ILF risers and various limbs, Vintage Works 1962 Kodiak reproduction made to my specs

I hunt public land.
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Clovis6
Great looking bow, but got me thinkinv about innovations. And while I could do the homework, but figure someone on this site will know the answer off the top of their head.

What was the sequence and rough timeframe of the development of the various takedown systems: bow bolt, hinge, the Bear system, Bob Lee bolt on, sleeves, etc?

Shooting right now (Aug 2020): 
Northern Mist Sprague Longbow, 66", #52
Bodnik Mohawk Chief Longbow, 62", #50@27
Bob Lee Blackhawk Recurve, 58", #49
Black Widow PSAX, 62", 46#
   
Doylestown, PA / Reston, VA
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tradlongbow
Tom M wrote:
Wonder how much that bad boy will be? Probably a good thing I am not a rich guy and wife does keep me on a short leash about buying new bows.


It’s all Maple without the red stripe. I’m going to get one.

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Clovis6
tradlongbow wrote:


It’s all Maple without the red stripe. I’m going to get one.


Never a doubt in my mind that you would.

You should also get them to donate one for a raffle at the TAS Championship.

Shooting right now (Aug 2020): 
Northern Mist Sprague Longbow, 66", #52
Bodnik Mohawk Chief Longbow, 62", #50@27
Bob Lee Blackhawk Recurve, 58", #49
Black Widow PSAX, 62", 46#
   
Doylestown, PA / Reston, VA
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Yehwa
Hey d when are they available   ?  I’m thinking about it to . 😩
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tradlongbow
Yehwa wrote:
Hey d when are they available   ?  I’m thinking about it to . 😩


I just talked to my friend that’s a bowyer at Bear. He figures it’s going to be soon. Let me know who wants one I can place an order.

TRADITIONAL BOWHUNTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 
Farmland Conservation Club, Winchester, Indiana 

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John Schulz Straight Shooting and Bowhunting Graduate
Email: traditionalarcherysociety@yahoo.com

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chuckc
How much ?
ChuckC

Charter Member Traditional Archery Society

I did too !

Madison, Wisconsin.   Public land hunter
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Draven
Interesting. They use the grey maple as in pre-low stretch era Mamba? 
"Practice not until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong." - Unknown
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tradlongbow
chuckc wrote:
How much ?


I’ll let you know and post the price when I know.

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Shick
Darren, I like this 50th anniversary model more than the Limited Editions and Rambo.  I will have to think seriously about one to go with my '70 B handle, price being a major factor.  Keep us informed, please.
Thanks
Shick
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tradlongbow
Shick wrote:
Darren, I like this 50th anniversary model more than the Limited Editions and Rambo.  I will have to think seriously about one to go with my '70 B handle, price being a major factor.  Keep us informed, please.
Thanks
Shick


Shick, I’ll let you know as well.

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Farmland Conservation Club, Winchester, Indiana 

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Email: traditionalarcherysociety@yahoo.com

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tradlongbow
Here’s the video on YouTube.

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tyfrei7
Talking with Neil he said that the price wasn't much more than the usual price. He didn't know exactly but he thought fifty bucks more
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JR Belk
I shot this bow. It was outstanding. Everything on it was perfect to me. I finally think Bear has made one worthy of the price tag. All new takedowns will have the 1970 grip now. This is definitely the bow to buy. I'm so happy Bear is taking steps to bring them back to what they should be. They are also working on resurrecting some of the other favorites from the past.
Northern Mist Ramer
Northern Mist Classic
Northern Mist Whisper
Northern Mist Superior
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tradlongbow
Joe, Everyone is saying the grip is perfect.

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charles lamb
The grip on my late model Bubinga/black Phenolic "B" riser is nothing like the "B" riser I had in 1969. It's very narrow and not as comfortable. I'll never  understand why Bear has made all the changes to it's Takedown riser that it has over the years. 
Fred's original design was perfect. I guess I'm stuck with what I have, but I don't shoot it much. I'm just not ready to take the hit I'd take by reselling it.

Even this anniversary with the big ring around the medallion looks like crap to me and I don't care for the black/gray riser. 
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Orion
Looks like the riser is closer to the Type I of 69-70.  I have a blond 2000s era A riser that has the same kind of heel he describes on the 50th anniversary model, though mine has a Type II arrow shelf. 

Note that in the end of the video, he said they would be made in A and B with No.1 and No.3 limbs and the risers in bubinga and phenolic as well as black maple. Lots of choices.

Regardless, I have a couple of Green Stripe risers, the blond 2000 A riser and a couple of A mag risers and a half dozen sets of limbs.  Don't think I need any more.  But one can never say never.  [biggrin]
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tradlongbow
Orion, I like the all black riser, glad the red stripe is gone. I plan on adding this riser to the collection.

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Selden Slider
The all black riser is nice and the stripe adds some class.  Looks like Bear got it right this time.  I have a 2018 "A" in black maple that the grip is superb but this new one is handsomer.  Won't be buying one though.  Frank
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