A precision compound bow should not cost you an arm and a leg when you purchase it, and this is a void that the Bear Method is attempting to fill by offering excellent performance specifications alongside the usability one would expect from top of the range compound bows. Combining an excellent velocity rate with good usability and an incredibly easy set up, the Bear Method should definitely be considered if you are in the market for a relatively inexpensive, yet well performing product. Find out more about how well the bow performs in this Bear Method review below.
SETUP AND KEY FEATURES
One of the first aspects of the Bear Method that is immediately noticeable is the weight of it. Weighing in at just 4 lbs, this is a weight that makes it ideal for anybody of any height. The bow also has a good, clean and modern appearance that also functions to keep everything In check with the bow, meaning it by and large remains accurate and compact. The distance between the dual cam’s is a mere 33” axel to axel and the bow also comes with a forgiving brace height of some 6.74”.
One of the most desirable features of the Bear Method is that a considerable amount of customisation can take place without the need for you to take it to a nearby archery shop in order for it to be customised. The draw weight, length and integral set-up of the bow can all be altered by some considerable extent by you and you alone, and any further issues can easily be tweaked out at any nearby store.
DUAL CAM TECHNOLOGY ECCENTRIC SYSTEM
Being a compound bow, there are dual cam’s installed onto the bow and they operate not only incredibly smoothly, but quiet also which is of huge importance when hunting. A considerable amount of power can also be exerted through the cam’s dependant upon your set-up.
Once again, if you desire for your cam’s to be adjusted there is no need for a bow press in order to perform this operation.
DRAW LENGTH AND WEIGHT
One noticeable aspect of the Bear Method as soon as it is unpackaged is that the draw length is some 31”, which is considerably longer than its nearest rivals. The draw length can of course be altered down to around 26.5”, right in line with its competitors and the flow and form of the draw cycle is also incredibly smooth with minimal vibrations thanks to the string suppressors that come readily attached.
The draw weight of the bow goes up to 70lbs, which is about average for a bow of this style and quality. This ensures that a powerful shot is ascertained every time and the arrow rest that comes within the unit also ensures for good accuracy thanks to its well thought out design.
The power aspects of the Bear Method are also right in line with competing models. The standard IBO rating with 420 arrows fired is 340fps, which is more than enough power for the bow to readily be used both for sport and for hunting. The frame of the bow is supple yet rigid enough to ensure the power distribution is even and the bow comes with draw weights of 50-70lbs, making it ideal for most conditions.
Whilst not the most suitable compound bow for hunting, the Bear Method is capable of fulfilling this role and comes readily available with features that keep its noise and overall stealth factor to a minimum. One of these is the installed dual string suppressors that come with the bow. This not only greatly reduces the noise produced from the bow when it is fired, but it also reduces vibrations upon the palm of the user which makes the bow comfortable to use too. No additional silencers are installed and quite frankly, none are needed thanks to the low noise levels of the bow in its normal form.
- The Bear Method is a relatively inexpensive compound bow that is good in terms of reliability and performance
- Great dual cam technology similar to higher end models
- Sturdy frame which is adaptable to a range of uses and conditions
- Good accuracy at all ranges
- You can tweak and refine the bow yourself without the need of a shop
- Good stealth aspects, even if hunting is not the primary purpose of this bow
- Not the best compound bow for hunting
- Not the most compact of models you can find upon the market
- Cable slide feature is not especially practical
The Bear Method is an excellent all round package if you are in the market for a compound bow that performs for a reasonable price. The core features of this Bear Archery bow are excellent and perform their key roles well, and the firing mechanism and draw cycle of the bow are excellent, making it more than suitable for use amongst beginners as well as professionals. It is a relatively large bow and is not especially compact, which does limit its usefulness for hunting somewhat and the power ratio isn’t astounding, but if you require a good value compound bow that will perform well this is worth considering. I hope that you have found this Bear Method Review helpful!