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    Bear Black Panther Hunter ?

    Just bought a BEAR ARCHERY BLACK PANTHER HUNTER RECURVE BOW RH / 40# @ 28" / 52" off eBay.

    The bow is marked 40/45# on the riser with all the usual info.

    Best I can figure, with the serial # starting with a K and the Bear coin being silver in color and raised, this is a 1972 or after model. Possibly sold at Montgomery Wards. Some say Sears, but I've seen Sears branded bows marked with the Sears name.



    Paid $160, shipped. Pictures look great.

    Your thoughts?


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    This bow was one of bears lower cost bows. You will probably find that drawing it the weight stacks pretty fast and the bow dead walls somewhere around 25" scout4

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    Zul'jin,

    Sounds like it may be a lower cost version of the Kodiak Magnum. I would think the only difference would be cosmetics, so it should be a good bow. I like my Kodiak Mag. It definately would not want it to be my only bow because it is so short, but it is a fun bow to shoot. I'm pretty accurate with it out to twenty yards and it really throws an arrow with authority. It makes a perfect bow for shooting from cramped spaces. If you are new to archery, you should find something at least 60" to learn with. Congradulations on the purchase, I love old Bear Bows.
    Black Widow PCH 53@28
    Sky TDX 17 Trad Tech Carbon wood #50
    Omega Longbow #50@29
    Bear T/D 50# and 43# limbs

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    BP Hunters were low cost mass market bows. They have a K-Mag look to them. The riser is unique in that it has some ears that the K-mags don't Generally the mass market bow don't have tip overlays.If you look under the sideplate you will see what actual draw weight is in white pencil.

    Normally a good shooter on par with futurewood K-mags

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zul'jin View Post
    Just bought a BEAR ARCHERY BLACK PANTHER HUNTER RECURVE BOW RH / 40# @ 28" / 52" off eBay.

    The bow is marked 40/45# on the riser with all the usual info.

    Best I can figure, with the serial # starting with a K and the Bear coin being silver in color and raised, this is a 1972 or after model. Possibly sold at Montgomery Wards. Some say Sears, but I've seen Sears branded bows marked with the Sears name.

    Paid $160, shipped. Pictures look great.

    Your thoughts?
    72-74, Great Bow. Many places "sold" the bow, but not under any other name then bear.
    (see "too old" post) but $160 is a little high. Shoot and enjoy!

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    Just for little clarity the Black Panther and the Black Panther Hunter are different bows. All same basic descriptions apply except the BP is basically a Grizzly and the BPH is K-Mag. I've had both at one tme or another.

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    It's here. So far, so good. Here's some pics of it and some target practice at ~15 yards.
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    I've also made an arm guard and bow stringer. Using fingers with a leather glove.

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    It looks awesome. Have fun shooting it.!!!
    Black Widow PCH 53@28
    Sky TDX 17 Trad Tech Carbon wood #50
    Omega Longbow #50@29
    Bear T/D 50# and 43# limbs

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    Beauty....

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