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Bear 60" Kodiak Recurve Bow

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Bear 60" Kodiak Recurve Bow
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to handle (14)
  • Accurate (13)
  • Easy to draw (13)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Easy to adjust (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hunting (13)
    • Practice (9)
    • All weather (8)
    • Competition (5)
    • Good weather (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6), Expert archer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Bear 59 kodiak

    I got this bow a couple of weeks ago and I am very pleased with it´s performance. I previously shot a Bear Grizzly with 60# drawweigt but needed a softer bow...Read complete review

    I got this bow a couple of weeks ago and I am very pleased with it´s performance. I previously shot a Bear Grizzly with 60# drawweigt but needed a softer bow because of my shoulder were hurting. got my kodiak in 55# and it feels much smoother and easier to pull, no more shoulder pain. though I havent shot this through my chronograph yet I do belive this bow shoots faster than my grizzly. The finish of the bow were flawless exept for the leather handle that were made out of poor leather and was only glued on the bow, wich I thought felt very cheap. So I made a new one my self out of high quality leather with some baseball stiching in the front. I would have given this bow a five star rateing if it werent for the cheapo leather handle. I use it for target shooting and stumping here in sweden.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    High expectations not fully realized

    I purchased this bow as a gift. It is a nice bow with great history but the workmanship is sorely lacking. The brown glass has visible imperfections and the leather handle wrap looks like...Read complete review

    I purchased this bow as a gift. It is a nice bow with great history but the workmanship is sorely lacking. The brown glass has visible imperfections and the leather handle wrap looks like it was installed by a third grader. I spent an hour trying to wipe off the excess contact cement that was smeared all over the handle area of the bow and was unable to remove the wrinkles from the leather. I speculate that due to the popularity of this bow, Bear is behind and quality control is slipping. In summary, this is a great bow suffering from poor workmanship and relaxed quality control.

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Very impressed.

    By Buck

    from Vinita OK

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Durable
    • Easy To Adjust
    • Easy To Draw
    • Easy To Handle

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Competition
      • Good Weather
      • Hunting
      • Practice

      Comments about Bear 60" Kodiak Recurve Bow:

      This bow is very fast and accurate. Am glad I purchased it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Bear got the 59 Kodiak right

      By Uncle Ron

      from Mercer PA

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy To Adjust
      • Easy To Draw
      • Easy To Handle
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hunting
        • Practice

        Comments about Bear 60" Kodiak Recurve Bow:

        I have been wanting to get a remake of the 59 Kodiak ever since they hit the market. I finally purchased one a few weeks ago and was excited for it to arrive. When I took it out and held it for the first time I was overwhelmed with the fit & finish on the Kodiak. For a production bow I don't know how you could want more. I have several custom bows and I will be proud to hang the Kodiak on the wall beside them. I bought a 45lb. Kodiak and was amazed at how quick and accurate it is. It actually seems to shoot an arrow like a 50lb bow. It has great power built into it and shoots and arrow with authority. It is very smooth to draw and has no stacking at my 27.5 in draw and it hits where you look. I am shooting Easton 1916 Legacy Arrows out of my 45lb. Kodiak and they shoot like darts. I had no issue at all tuning this bow. Bear has really done a good job on the 59 Kodiak & if anyone is a Bear Archery fan this is a must have bow. The only down side is that it is so nice looking that you might hesitate taking it out hunting. I hope to put mine to good use this hunting season..

        As always 3 Rivers did an excellent job answering any and all of my questions and the bow showed up a couple days earlier than expected.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Bear 59 kodiak

        By Adam. E

        from Sweden

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy To Adjust
        • Easy To Draw
        • Easy To Handle
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Bear 60" Kodiak Recurve Bow:

          I got this bow a couple of weeks ago and I am very pleased with it´s performance. I previously shot a Bear Grizzly with 60# drawweigt but needed a softer bow because of my shoulder were hurting. got my kodiak in 55# and it feels much smoother and easier to pull, no more shoulder pain. though I havent shot this through my chronograph yet I do belive this bow shoots faster than my grizzly. The finish of the bow were flawless exept for the leather handle that were made out of poor leather and was only glued on the bow, wich I thought felt very cheap. So I made a new one my self out of high quality leather with some baseball stiching in the front. I would have given this bow a five star rateing if it werent for the cheapo leather handle. I use it for target shooting and stumping here in sweden.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          a really great bow

          By Blue

          from oklahoma

          About Me Expert Archer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Durable
          • Easy To Adjust
          • Easy To Draw
          • Easy To Handle
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Weather
            • Competition
            • Hunting
            • Practice

            Comments about Bear 60" Kodiak Recurve Bow:

            I hunt and shoot as often as I can and this bow is truly a pleasure.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I have owned so many custom bows

            By Blue

            from Coweta , oklahoma

            About Me Expert Archer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Durable
            • Easy To Adjust
            • Easy To Draw
            • Easy To Handle
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Weather
              • Competition
              • Good Weather
              • Hunting
              • Practice
              • Reenactment

              Comments about Bear 60" Kodiak Recurve Bow:

              This bow is everything a true custom should be.
              It is a good value, and does everything you want in a bow .

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bear 59' Kodiak

              By Alex the Keen

              from Texas

              About Me Expert Archer

              Pros

              • Absolutely Beautiful
              • Easy To Draw
              • Easy To Handle
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Hunting

              Comments about Bear 60" Kodiak Recurve Bow:

              To start, the pictures and videos you may see of this bow just don't do it justice. Out of the box I was stunned by how well made and good looking the kodiak was. Out of the recurves I own, this bow has the smoothest draw and feels absolutely astounding in the hook of my thumb and palm. I plan on using this as my main bow to hunt and practice. I am inseparable.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bear Kodiak 59

              By Kevin

              from Scranton, PA

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Easy To Adjust
              • Easy To Draw
              • Easy To Handle
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Weather
                • Good Weather
                • Hunting

                Comments about Bear 60" Kodiak Recurve Bow:

                I love the Bear products, and this is my 1st high end traditional bow. The performance is exceptional, but the craftsmanship and appearance are just as pleasing. I feel almost guilty shooting it because it's so pretty. Light, agile and easy to handle...it comes up on target well. It feels rigid like a longbow, but it has all the advantages of a recurve. I'm very happy I made the choice to invest.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                "Thee 59 Kodiak"

                By "Non-Typical" Rich

                from Southampton, New York

                About Me Expert Archer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Easy To Draw
                • Easy To Handle
                • Great Design
                • Great Looks
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • None found

                Best Uses

                • All Weather
                • Good Weather
                • Hunting
                • Practice

                Comments about Bear 60" Kodiak Recurve Bow:

                I'm really glad to see that Bear Archery has re-introduced this bow. It's every bit a classic now as it was originally. I purchased mine for bowhunting along with field & stump shooting. At first I wasn't sure which poundage to settle on and eventually chose the 55# model. It was the right choice for me, I'm not over bowed. This bow is smooth, no stack, quiet with otter fur, and shoots with power. I really like the leather grip and feather rest. The finish is elegant. It's in between my 43# Kodiak Hunter and my 65# Kodiak Magnum. I shoot full length 31.5" 400 spine shafts at 28" draw with 50 gr. brass inserts and 145 gr. heads up front giving me plenty of FOC weight. On the back I use 5" shield cut feathers with cap wraps. This combination paper tuned sweetly so no changes needed. Keep up the great work at Bear Archery and 3Rivers!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                1959 Kodiak Bow

                By Tinman23126

                from Mira Loma, CA

                About Me Expert Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Durable
                • Easy To Draw
                • Easy To Handle
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Weather
                  • Hunting
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Bear 60" Kodiak Recurve Bow:

                  1959 Kodiak is the best hunting bow I have ever owned, it shoots where you look and point.
                  Fred Bear's design is timeless, the beauty is beyond comparison, it is flawless. As a hunting bow it's great 60" of smooth drawing incredibly fast shooting bow. Mine is 55lbs @ 28", it's quiet and the grip is awesome, fitting into my hand perfectly. The bow is the best of both worlds. It's as forgiving as a long bow, but as smooth and fast as a Recurve bow.
                  Another plus is it comes with a Feather Rest, which in my opinion is the best rest you can have on a bow. You get incredible arrow flight without drag, it's also very quiet.
                  It has become my favorite bow just as it was PapaBears and my Fathers. I love it thank you Bear Archery for giving me the opportunity to own the bow of my legionary hero Fred Bear as I grew up idolizing.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Bow

                  By Matt

                  from Ashley IN

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Handle
                  • Powerful
                  • Quite

                  Cons

                  • Too Glossy

                  Best Uses

                  • All Weather
                  • Hunting
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Bear 60" Kodiak Recurve Bow:

                  Fred himself would be proud. Great all around bow but the gloss needs to be toned down for hunting either by tape or limb socks. Shot a nice buck without either but I think luck struck a bit. Will be a satin version in 2014.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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