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Bear Grayling Green Super Kodiak Recurve
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Bear Grayling Green Super Kodiak Recurve

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Item Number: 20201GX
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Price: $629.99
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  • Q:

    Does this bow have the "50th Anniversary" stamp on the top limb? I'm not sure if it's only a few special bows that have them, but I like them and the ones that have the stamp are all grayling green.
    Asked on 7/24/2014 by Rick perry 2016

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Mine doesn't but I bought mine several years ago. Maybe the new ones do.call
      3 river directly for the answer.

      Answered on 7/30/2014 by Archer from Tennessee
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No, it does not.

      Answered on 7/29/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    1. What would be the approximate cost of shipping this to Australia (postcode 5049)?

    2. Would you recommend 60" or 64" at a draw length of just under 28"? (I feel I would like a longer bow for smoothness).
    Asked on 6/12/2014 by David

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      To ship this bow to you it will have to go by UPS WWE due to U.S. Mail length restrictions. To ship this to you a rough estimate in shipping will be $250.00. The 64" bow will be smoother drawing even with your draw not being full 28".

      Answered on 6/12/2014 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      1. I don't know the shipping costs, but 3 Rivers Archery should be able
      to tell you.
      2. . Would you recommend 60" or 64" at a draw length of just under 28"?
      (I feel I would like a longer bow for smoothness)."
      Either length should work well. Generally it is the shorter bows that
      "stack" as the draw length exceeds 28". I have the same bow in 60" and shoot
      a 31" arrow and the bow does not stack. So in this situation, it really
      depends on which bow length you prefer. I like the 60" because I deer hunt
      with it and a shorter bow is easier to shoot in the woods.
      I have seven bows I shoot and this one is my favorite.it is smooth, very
      fast and accurate, plus it is pretty. I hope this helps. If you have any
      other questions, e-mail me.
      Regards, John Treace

      Answered on 6/12/2014 by Archer from Tennessee
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      David,
      Don't get the longer bow with a short draw length. I bought a 64" bow and
      have a 27.5" draw length. After much experimentation, I concluded that the
      string was not coming back to center before it released the arrow and was
      sending the arrow out of the bow very crocked. (I tried 9 spine weights, 8
      brace heights and 4 nock positions.) It did shoot VERY smooth. When
      people with long draw lengths shot it, the arrows went straight.
      The 60" I have now shoots much better, though you may have to remover the
      arrow plate and put something thinner there. I was using a 40lb bow.
      -patrick-

      Answered on 6/12/2014 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    It seems that there was a lot of discussion about inconsistent product quality with this model a couple of years back. Has Bear improved this? I haven't read too many negative things beyond early 2012.
    Asked on 2/16/2014 by Hillpoint Traditionalist from On a Hill in SW WI

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hey,
      This is the first bow I ever owned, so I really don't know. I have been shooting (at, mostly) quail with it, and I have no complaints. It is quick and accurate. But as far as a comparison, I don't have enough experience with other bows to help you.

      Answered on 2/21/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, the quality of these bows is very good.

      Answered on 2/20/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know about past years but I bought mine last year and I love
      it.best, most accurate bow I own and I have eight bows.

      Answered on 2/16/2014 by Archer from Tennessee
  • Q:

    i have a 28" draw. should i go with a 60 or a 64?
    Asked on 1/16/2014 by Dragonb0rn

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Either one will work for you with your draw lenght although the 64 inch will pull smoother than the 60 inch. If you are more of a target shooter than a bow hunter the longer the bow is the more stable and forgiving it will be, if you plan on hunting with the bow a 60 inch bow is easier to maneuver in close quarters.

      Answered on 1/18/2014 by Keith from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have a 30-31" draw and use the 64". I think either would work well for you..
      Sent from mobile.

      Answered on 1/17/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi,
      I also have a 28 inch draw and I find it easier to draw using a 64 inch recurve. However it is also a matter of preference I have been shooting traditional since I was 8 years old and at 71 years of age my strength is no the same and yesteryear. I purchased two 64 inch recurves from 3Rivers archery last year 2013 and find them more comfortable than my 62 and 60 inch bows.
      Thanks
      Wishing you good shooting

      Answered on 1/17/2014 by Mike from Hockessin, DE
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Get a 60" bow. At a 28" draw, the string of the 64" bow does not come
      back to center before the arrow releases, so you can't get good flight. I
      got the 64" first and did experiments for two months to figure this out.
      (I used a 40lb bow)

      Answered on 1/17/2014 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    What is the best replacement string for this bow? 64" 55#
    Asked on 12/26/2013 by Turnbow82 from Enid, OK

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi,
      My personal preferance is Flemish Strings. A bow dthat is 64 inches long should have a string length of 60 Inches. I have more than seven traditional bows all strung with Flemish strings purchased from 3Rivers Archery. Additionally I maintain a supply of strings to fit all of my bows being 71 years old I have been shooting since i was 8 years old thus the amount of bows I own. The last two purchased this year from 3Rivers Archery both 64 inch in length one at 35 pounds and one at 40 pounds. I personally prefer a larger string that is 16 strand.
      Thanks
      Hope this helps

      Answered on 12/27/2013 by Mike from Hockessin, DE
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The best replacement string for this bow is the Fast flight Flemish twist string item number 4443X in the 61" length.

      Answered on 12/27/2013 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    everything being the same (draw wght 50#, draw lenght, same arrow...) what speed/fps difference would you have between a 60" and a 64".
    I draw 27",have an old shoulder injury and thought 64" might be easier on the shoulder plus more forgiving. now i shoot a 45# 60"
    mainly hunt whitetail.
    Asked on 12/19/2013 by Steubenville from Ohio

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It's a difficult question for me to answer. I believe the shorter bow would be quicker because there is less mass (weight of limbs) to move. Also the fact that you have a shorter draw length, so you probably wouldn't get all the performance out of the longer limbs. With that said, the speed difference would probably be minimal. The longer bow would probably feel more comfortable to shoot due to the length.

      Answered on 12/23/2013 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Dont' do it!. At a 27" draw, the 64" bow will not shoot well for you. I
      bought the 64" Super Kodiak thinking the same thing. I now have a 60" and
      it shoots great. The 60" is lighter and I can't really feel the
      difference in draw force at my 27.5" draw.
      The issue is that the string in the 64" bow has a lower vibration
      frequency in the lateral (right/left) direction. So the string does not
      have time to center up before it releases the arrow with a short draw
      length. The 64" bow really needs a 30" draw to work properly. It took me
      multiple experiments over two months to figure this out. I used arrows
      with four diffenent spines, both bare shaft and fletched, four different
      weight tips and people with three different draw lenghts. I would need a
      high speed camera to prove my theory beyond doubt, but I am pretty sure
      right now.
      Shoot 'em stright!
      -prf-

      Answered on 12/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Close enough you wouldn't notice any difference in performance. Supposedly
      the draw on the longer bow will be a little more comfortable, but most of
      that is due to less finger pinch.

      Answered on 12/19/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have this bow in 60 inch, 40lb draw. What length string do I need for it? It was given to me, as I am just now starting out.
    Asked on 9/15/2013 by Benton from Evansville, IN

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      A 56 inch long string and I would use B-50 string material unless you know the bow has been made to be compatible with D97 string material

      Answered on 9/17/2013 by Keith from 3Rivers Archery
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      For a 60" Bear recurve you should be using a 56" string. As you do not state how old of a bow it is, I recommend Dacron B-50 for string material: http://www.3riversarchery.com/B50+Flemish_i1515X_baseitem.html

      Answered on 9/17/2013 by Johnathan Karch from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      56 inch dynaflight

      Answered on 9/15/2013 by longbow from nouveau brunswick canada
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello,
      I have the same bow purchased two of them from three Rivers Archery. If the bow is 60 inch in length you would want to order a 56 inch string. Rule of thumb the String should be 4 inches shorter than a recurve bow. I have purchased over a dozen strings fro9m 3Rivers. The number of strands of the string should be lighter due to the weight of the bow. I would sincerely urge you to speak with a 3Rivers Technician and determine the type of string you would like to purchase I am partial to the flemish string.
      Thanks

      Answered on 9/15/2013 by Mike from Hockessin, DE
  • Q:

    Hello. Looking at buying the grayling super kodiak. I have a 29.3" draw length. I would prefer the 60" bow would this be ok .Or would i need the 64" bow. Many thanks
    Asked on 5/19/2013 by Iain

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You and I have about the same draw length. Either bow will be fine for you,
      I went with the 64" bow but only because I prefer a longer bow. With the
      shorter bow you won't have any issues. The longer one would have a slightly
      smoother pull, but probably not enough to notice.

      Answered on 5/19/2013 by Ted B from Charlotte, NC
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You can shot the 60'' bow but the 64'' would be a lot smoother for you.

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi,
      I presently own a Super Kodiak 60" at 45 Lbs, Within the past three months I purchased the Super Kodiak Grayling 64" at 40 LBS and Another Super Kodiak Grayling 64" at 35 LBS. All three bows are good quality and shoot good. However I really like the Super Kodiak Grayling at 64" in both 40 and 35 pounds. The Grayling offers a very smooth draw and very consistent arrow flight. I really like the Super Kodiak however my choice is the Super Kodiak Grayling, I have two custom made bows that that the Bear Super Kodiak Grayling are equal or better that the my custom bows. Additionally when I purchased my second 35 LB Grayling from 3Rivers Archery I had their technicians tune it for me and the tuned bow was outstanding. I only wish I had 3Rivers tune my 40 pound Grayling when i purchased it. Thank you and best wishes on you're choice. I have never gone wrong with all of my purchases from 3Rivers Archery..

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by Mike from Hockessin, DE
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      its up too you but I would recommend the 64". Because of your draw length the bow would first be a lot smoother and second, you would get a lot less pinch out of your finger. Plus the longer the bow, the more stable its gonna be.

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by longbow from nouveau brunswick canada
  • Q:

    What is reccomended brace hieght and how high can it go
    Asked on 5/1/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Super Kodiaks should be 8" to 9". I would not recommend going much higher than 9" with the brace height.

      Answered on 5/1/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Is the 64" model available in a Left Hand Model?
    Asked on 3/24/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes we carry this bow in left an right hand.

      Answered on 3/27/2012 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
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