December 18th, 2012, 09:20 PM
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.
December 20th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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
December 20th, 2012, 06:20 PM
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.
December 21st, 2012, 04:54 PM
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
December 21st, 2012, 11:56 PM
72-74, Great Bow. Many places "sold" the bow, but not under any other name then bear.
Originally Posted by Zul'jin
(see "too old" post) but $160 is a little high. Shoot and enjoy!
December 22nd, 2012, 09:29 AM
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.
January 3rd, 2013, 11:25 PM
It's here. So far, so good. Here's some pics of it and some target practice at ~15 yards.
January 3rd, 2013, 11:27 PM
I've also made an arm guard and bow stringer. Using fingers with a leather glove.
January 4th, 2013, 05:08 PM
It looks awesome. Have fun shooting it.!!!
January 4th, 2013, 07:36 PM