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Gmr12508

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Ben Pearson, now just called Pearson Archery. Has closed its doors. They only made compounds for the past few years, but it is no more. I wonder how much it would cost to buy the name?
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I'm sure BP Jr. has the rights.  Hope to meet you at Ti Yogi (October).

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  Very sad news. I really hate to hear that.

  Ben Pearson was much more of an innovator than he as ever given credit for being. Bows never had the glitz and glamour attached to them that some other brands did, but they made many fine bows.
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My Boy Scout bows and quiver still hanging in the workshop.  

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That is kind of sad. My first store bought bow was a Pearson "Jet", solid glass, green and white, plastic/rubber handle with right and left option. Ordered from the "Montgomery Wards" catalog for $8 and change.  I share Ben's last name, but not his "genes", or shooting ability. I imagine the start up and production of a traditional line of bows must have been to expensive to undertake......not enough profit I suppose.  Wonder if the forms are even still around.  I'm sure there would never be any "mercury" involved in todays regulations?   
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It really doesn't surprise me, I have sent several inquires to Ben Pearson Archery and Ben Jr. with out a response of any kind. You don't stay in business by ignoring potential customers.

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I just recently acquired the first Ben Pearson recurve that I ever had the opportunity to shoot, a vintage 62” 50# Cougar. Although it was being referred to as a project bow, with rather unsightly finish scuffs and rash, the limbs have no twist. I set the brace height, put on a nocking point. It was easy to tune being cut a little past center and is accurate and fun to shoot. Although no speedster, if it was the only bow I had available for some reason to take into the deer woods, I wouldn’t feel under equipped having to hunt with it.
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66" WF Lark ILF w/Sky "Belcher" LB limbs, 48@28

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Sad to hear. My first store bought archery set was from Ben Pearson. I sold greeting cards to the people on my paper route. It took me most of a year to accumulate the necessary points. I was 10,the bow was 25# BP Jet. Orange/white swirl Fiberglass. It was so much better than my home made garage bows. It didn’t break. Then I saw a laminated recurve at the American Archery factory(!) in Clarendon Hills and that was next. RIP Ben Pearson, you were a great way to begin the never ending journey.
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Interesting and sad.  I got 18 BP wood arrows from a hoarder's home that a friend bought to flip. Still in the original boxes...from Service Merchandise. That should tell you how old they are.
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It really doesn't surprise me, I have sent several inquires to Ben Pearson Archery and Ben Jr. with out a response of any kind. You don't stay in business by ignoring potential customers.

Bob 


Ben Pearson Jr, has not been involved with the company since the late 1960's. I have spoke to him on several occasions. Nice guy.
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