Bear Archery Grizzly Recurve Bow

If you prefer to take out target or game the way our ancestors did, you’ll want to have the Bear Archery Grizzly high on your list. It’s a traditional style recurve bow with no bells & whistles, but one that definitely lives up to the hype. The design has been popular since the 60s and […]

Last updateAugust 16, 2018
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Bear Archery Grizzly Recurve Bow

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If you prefer to take out target or game the way our ancestors did, you’ll want to have the Bear Archery Grizzly high on your list. It’s a traditional style recurve bow with no bells & whistles, but one that definitely lives up to the hype.

The design has been popular since the 60s and is best suited for hunters that want the best. It’s also what’s referred to as a one-piece bow considering the riser is made from a single piece of hard-rock maple. It’s durable, and arguably the most attractive bow on our list as well.

While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, there’s no debate when it comes to the Bear Archery Grizzly’s performance.

The maple limbs are grip capped with a black fiberglass face, and the bow is a bit shorter than others at 58-inches. The design and length make it easier to get through the bush – another reason it’s excellent for hunters.

The Bear Grizzly is a little barebones due to its style but still has a few noteworthy extras. The shelf is covered with bear hair while the limbs and riser have a fine finish that’s resistant to the elements. In a nutshell, it’s built to last, and there is a reason the company has stuck with the same design for well over 40 years.

If you’re curious how a one-piece bow can perform compared to a newer takedown model, wonder no more. Jeff’s video is impressive and shows you just what a Grizzly with a 50-pound draw can do…

Now for the downside. If you want a bow you can deck out with accessories, this isn’t the one for you. The Bear Grizzly is traditional in every sense of the word, so aside from a quiver, you’re out of luck with sights, reels or anything else. It does accept Fast Flight strings, however, and is available in a variety of draw weights.

The Bear Archery Grizzly is available from 30 to 55 pounds in both left and right-handed models. We opted for the 35 pound variant for righties, but you left-handed archers have an option there as well.

It comes with a 1-year warranty, and an arrow rest along with a Dacron Flemish Twist string.

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  • Sturdy one-piece design
  • 58-inches
  • 28-inch draw
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