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Bear 64" Montana Longbow

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Item Number: 20931X
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Price: $339.99
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  • Q:

    I have a bear Montana longbow 50# at 28". What is the best grain in a arrow should I use for white tail deer?
    Asked on 7/15/2014 by Archery noob

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Shoot the heaviest arrow that shoots well in your bow. Mine are around
      500-600 grains but I shoot a longer arrow at 32"..my draw length is 31".hope
      this helps.

      Answered on 7/17/2014 by Archer from Tennessee
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It depends on what head you are planning on shooting but I would use a
      Heritage 150
      http://www.carbonexpressarrows.com/archery/hunting-arrows/heritage--
      Thank you,
      Stoney M. Thomas
      Manager of Operations
      warfab02_logo100x74.jpg

      Answered on 7/16/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      For a hunting set up we lik e to recommend 9 to 10 grains per pound of bow weight. For your bow I would recommend an arrow around 500 grains.

      Answered on 7/16/2014 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I like to shoot a heavier arrow because a long bow does not have the speed of a recurve. Same principle as in football, would you rather be hit by a 170 lb defensive back traveling at 15 miles per hour or a 370 lb lineman traveling at 8 miles per hour. The big lineman is not as fast but will exert more force.

      Answered on 7/16/2014 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    How much does this bow weigh? I have a Samick Sage at 3.4lbs and am looking to judge the feel of the Montana.
    Asked on 6/16/2014 by Jon from United States

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Approximately 1.45#

      Answered on 6/18/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Less than 2lbs.

      Answered on 6/17/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know but would guess not more than 3 lbs if that.seems very light to
      me..never weighed it or needed to.

      Answered on 6/17/2014 by Archer from Tennessee
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I never weighed the bow, but a search online says its 2.4 lbs. I think you be very happy with it.

      Answered on 6/17/2014 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have a 32" draw length. Will the Montana work for me, or is the stack past 28" bad?
    Asked on 6/3/2014 by Hagalaz from Alberta

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have a 30" draw length and my Bear Montana doesn't stack too bad. It's a
      little more stack than with my other more expensive bows but definitely
      manageable.
      Thank you,
      Stoney M. Thomas
      Manager of Operations
      warfab02_logo100x74.jpg

      Answered on 6/7/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This is a sweet bow, my son is 6'5" and 370 and has no problem at all.

      Answered on 6/3/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I haven't talked with anyone that long of a draw that shoots a Montana, so I really can't answer. However, it seems to be a very smooth drawing bow and guys with longer draw lengths have said it draws easy and smooth for them.

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

      A:

      I have a 30" draw and use a 45lb Montana. I haven't noticed any stacking, I
      think the 64" length helps in this regard.
      Thomas Dignan
      Sr. Hotel Accountant
      Remington Hotels

      Answered on 6/3/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know about 32". I pull 31" and mine does not stack so I would think
      32" should work fine.

      Answered on 6/3/2014 by Archer from Tennessee
  • Q:

    I presently shoot a 45# recurve and am interest in the Montana. I know draw weight is draw weight but if I was to order the Montana in 50# how much more difficult would the draw be? I have heard a long bow being smother drawing the 50 would hardly be noticeably harder over the 45# recurve. Is this true?
    Asked on 4/15/2014 by Joe03 from Upstate NY

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It should be noticeable, but not really that much more difficult.

      Answered on 4/16/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I shoot a 50lb recurve and subsequently ordered a 50lb longbow. It is much easier to draw and hold than the recurve. If I were to do it again I would order a 55.b longbow instead.

      Answered on 4/16/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I currently own both the #40 and #50 Montana's. Both are very smooth
      drawing with very little hand shock. I prefer the #40 over the #50 for
      regular target practice because it has a smother draw. I use the #50 solely
      for hunting. Can't go wrong with the #50 but there is a noticeable
      difference in draw feel. Good luck! Bob

      Answered on 4/15/2014 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have over 30 years experience with Howatt bows - and I have always liked the quality and workmanship. I had a Bear Kodiak Magnum 30 years ago - it was nice - but too short for me.

    How is this Bear Montana? Is the quality of workmanship good?

    Does it shoot smooth and easy?

    I just want to be assured that it really is a good value for the money. Do you guys really recommend this bow?

    I remember in the late 70's archery shops I seen new Howatt Hunters and Diablo's for $79.99. I bought my new Kodiak Magnum for $38.95 - those were the days.

    Thanks, Andrew Rink
    Asked on 4/8/2014 by Andy from Batavia, Ohio

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It shoots smoothly with very little handshock. The workmanship is pretty good (mine did come with a scrape on the lower knock, but that might have happened en route). I have experienced no noticable wear from use, and no concerns. The leather handle wrap is pretty flimsy, if you shoot everyday it wears away quite quickly (something like 2mm suade, not the most durable stuff). The string has held up well, though some of the serving has worn at the knock ends. There has been no noticable set taken. The arrow rest remains in good condition. The bow does not come with a stringer. Also, the string does not come with a brass knocking point.
      Overall, it's a good, smooth, durable shooter. Enjoy.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 4/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Bear Montana is a good bow, especially for the price. The quality is very good and it's pretty smooth. It would be hard to find a better longbow at this price.

      Answered on 4/8/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Great bow for the money. Very smooth shooting.

      Answered on 4/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've had my Bear Montana (40#) for a year. I love it. It takes me back to my childhood days and the pure joy of archery. Beautiful simplicity. Smooth, quiet, easy. Not crazy about the leather grip, but a great value for the money!
      Don from Texas

      Answered on 4/8/2014 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have a 25# compound bow but I don't like it very much, so I'm getting back into traditional archery. Would a 50# draw at 29" be too much? I would like to shoot 70-80 pounds in the next few years.
    I'm in pretty good condition and I'm really strong but do you think that 50# would be pushing it?
    Asked on 3/28/2014 by Savvy16 from Alliance, NE

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you move to 50# you can expect to not enjoy shooting as much, at least
      for a while. How long will depend on how fit you are and how often you
      shoot. Could be a few weeks, or a few months. Once you develop the muscles
      though, you will be glad that you went with a higher weight.

      Answered on 3/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It really depends on what you want to do I bought the 55# and it is
      probably too powerful for target shooting but if you're looking to hunt
      with heavy broadheads I would buy more than you think you need. I only
      target shoot and I think I would have been more comfortable on a 40 or 45#
      version. I love the bow though and highly recommend.

      Answered on 3/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I thought along the same lines as you when I purchased my #60
      longbow. But to be frank, if I had to do it over again, I would go
      with #45 to begin with. I think of myself as a strong guy as well, but
      in practicing (working on consistency with form, as well as precision
      and accuracy) I've found I get fatigued after 20-30 minutes of
      shooting. Holding the weight while actually taking 3 or so seconds to
      aim is quite the workout over a short period of time.
      So, in short, I would recommend you purchase the #45 longbow first
      and then, if you find in a few months that you still want to go
      heavier, purchase the #50, #55, or #60. By then, your form will have
      improved and practicing will not be as fatiguing.
      Hope this helps and have a great day.

      Answered on 3/29/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      50lb is all you need. I can pull more, but not hold long enough to aim. Do not be surprised if you find that 50lbs is a challenge. 50lb is all you need for hunting any game in the lower 48, my target long bow is only 40lbs and we shoot at distances of 25yds to 60yds. I am not as accurate with my 50lb hunting bow, but can still hit a pie plate at 40yds.

      Answered on 3/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      50lbs starting off will be a lot of weight . Traditional bows are much harder to draw or pull back than compounds since they do not have let off . I would start with 40lbs at most with a bow such as the samick sage because you can get new sets of limbs with different weights without having to purchase a whole new bow.

      Answered on 3/28/2014 by Dan from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    I'm left handed, and I wonder why I can't get less poundage than 45lb.on the montana longbow
    Asked on 3/16/2014 by tommy o from ohio

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Bear does not offer the Montana in Left Hand 35#. I can only guess that there is less of a demand for it, so they don't offer it.

      Answered on 3/18/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Can this bow at 40 pounds shoot a 470 -500gr arrow with a grizzly broad head and kill a white tale deer.
    Asked on 3/4/2014 by Bow hunter from Junction TX

    4 answers

    • A:

      Yes, of course. 40 pounds is more than sufficient. However, shot placement is pivotal. Whether you're shooting a 40 pound or a 120 pound bow, good shot placement will kill a deer and poor shot placement will not.

      Answered on 3/27/2014 by mickey mouse from Texas
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes

      Answered on 3/5/2014 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sure. But, as with any long or re-curve bow you need to keep the range
      fairly close, say 30 yards or under.with that said, what is your draw
      length? At a 28" draw that should work.if you draw over that, your range can
      be increased.

      Answered on 3/4/2014 by Archer from Tennessee
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, even at 40# you could kill a whitetail deer with about a 500 grain cut on contact broadhead.  The important thing to know is if you are really pulling 40#.  It is important to know how much weight you are pulling at your draw length with a particular bow.  Just because a bow is marked 40# at 28", does not mean you will actually get that.  The reason is because it is allowable for a bow maker to be 3# off (plus or minus) & still mark the bow at a particular weight.  Also, are you pulling 28" or less than that? If you have a 27" draw & need to pull 40 pounds, then buy a 50# bow.  Or, have the guy at 3-Rivers measure the actual weight of a particular bear bow at your draw length, and if it is of an acceptable weight, have them send that one to you.  Call them on the phone... they are very helpful.
      Lance

      Answered on 3/4/2014 by Lancer from Advance, NC
  • Q:

    Can I pay this bow in payments and will a 470 gr arrow with a single bevel grizzly broad head shot out of a 45 pound bow kill a white tale deer
    Asked on 3/3/2014 by Bow hunter from Junction TX

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Sorry, we do not take payments for this bow. The setup you mention should work fine on whitetails.

      Answered on 3/4/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Would one of your 61" fast flight strings be compatible with this?
    going by the whole '3 inches less than the bow length' rule?
    Asked on 3/2/2014 by Calvin from Sydney, Australia

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, the bow is Fast Flight compatible and 61" would be the correct string length.

      Answered on 3/3/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
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