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  • Bear Minuteman Takedown Bow

    A friend of mine has on of these. After seeing his I had to have one, too. I think these were made in the early 1970s. The first picture is of it broken down. The second picture is of my wife shooting it. It is a lightweight piece of gear that I would highly recommend. I found mine on Ebay.




  • #2
    wow that looks awesome, I may have to pick one up
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    • #3
      nice.....just wondering....made in the 70s.....would there be any fear of the fiberglass degrading?

      Very cool though.....some one is making a modern day version....can't remember who though.
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      • #4
        I have had it for a couple of years now. It has been on temploan to the Backpacking Instructor at Yavapai College for the last year as he gets more field time than I do. So far the only casualty has been a broken bow string. The center section is magnesium. The other two pieces have plywood cores with fiberglass laminate on the outside. It hasn't seemed to have degraded in my experience. I am not sure who made it, but there was one similar in the 2009 movie "a Perfect Getaway".
        Last edited by Stitch; 05-12-2011, 03:37 PM.

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        • #5
          http://www.bowhuntingoutlet.com/prod...roductid=76607
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          • #6
            Echo2,
            Thanks. When I bought mine I think it was around $85.00. There is one listed for $250.00, ouch!
            Stitch

            http://cgi.ebay.com/Bear-Archery-Min...item588d4f7931
            Last edited by Stitch; 05-12-2011, 05:26 PM.

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            • #7
              Bear recurves have always been great bows and have a long standing reputation in the industry.

              Good find!

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              • #8
                that looks awsome, im just wondering what is the draw on it? im just wondering if my wife would be able to use it
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                • #9
                  The draw weight depends on the length of the string. Without looking at it I think it is adjustable between 40 & 45 lbs.
                  Last edited by Stitch; 07-09-2011, 04:37 PM.

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                  • #10
                    thanks for the post gets me to thinking about a handy little bow like that for canoeing and such
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                    • #11
                      I'll have to look in to one, be a nice thing to have in my pack.
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