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Bear Super Mag 48" Recurve

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Item Number: 20341X
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Price: $379.99
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Bear Super Mag 48" Recurve
 
4.1

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (20)
  • Good power output (19)
  • Easy to handle (18)
  • Easy to draw (14)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

  • Poor quality (6)

Best Uses

  • Hunting (20)
  • Practice (19)
  • All weather (15)
  • Competition (8)
  • Good weather (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (18), Competitive archer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A quality built classic!

I just purchased this Bear Super Magnum 48" in 50#. Wow, what a beautiful bow! This is the new 2013 model, made of African Paduk and black fiberglass. This bow,...Read complete review

I just purchased this Bear Super Magnum 48" in 50#. Wow, what a beautiful bow! This is the new 2013 model, made of African Paduk and black fiberglass. This bow, once tuned and using PROPER arrows, shoots like a dream! Very accurate and great cast / power for 50#, which when combined with a heavy razor sharp arrow, is more than enough for any big game in North America. Unfortunately, this bow has drawn a few bad reviews, by people (most likely novices), who either dry fired it, or used ultra light weight arrows (essentially dry firing it!), and managed to brake it. I draw 29", and with heavy arrows at 20 yards, see NO DIFFERENCE in accuracy between this little 48" Super Mag and my 60" AMO and 62" AMO recurves. Is the Super Mag a target or 3-D bow... no. It is a HUNTING bow for tree stands, thick cover and blinds. This is why it was designed back in 1965, as a HUNTING BOW. Some claim the Super Mag "stacks", and you get "finger pinch" if you draw over 27" or so. BS!!! As I said, I draw 29", use a glove and have no issues. The Super Mag, like most ANY properly built recurve, properly tuned and with the correct arrows, is very accurate. Bear has a top of the line product here, with a full warranty. Don't dry fire it or use light arrows, take care of it and it should last a long time!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't judge a book by its cover

I used bow 2 months. Bow has good sides and bad too - I think (I'm no expert) construction is big problem - see pictures!!!

I used bow 2 months. Bow has good sides and bad too - I think (I'm no expert) construction is big problem - see pictures!!!

Reviewed by 24 customers

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5.0

Excellent Bow!

By CW

from Bozeman, MT

About Me Expert Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Handle
  • Small Size

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hunting

    Comments about Bear Super Mag 48" Recurve:

    First bow I've bought since inheriting my Pop's "Pat Applied For" Bear Kodiak Long bow he bought in mid-50's. This thing is a dream bow for the Elk hunting I do in heavy woods here in Montana. Light, compact, powerful...couldn't ask for anything better!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Extremely fast shipping! Well packed. That's service in my book!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Feather light arrow flinger!

    By Darkata

    from Hamden CT

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy To Handle
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Weather
      • Hunting
      • Practice

      Comments about Bear Super Mag 48" Recurve:

      I received my Bear super Mag 48 50# two days ago, I was shocked how light it was compared to my Sammick sage(s). It literally felt like a child's bow when I first picked it up. Went through the standard set up,limb tip silencers, fur string silencers and a natural turkey feather rest, Set the nock point and brace height and took it out to the back yard. I have a shorter draw(27") and at first I was concerned with coming to full draw as the bow was so light, but Man once I saw how those arrows rocketed out of this little powerhouse I was impressed. The targets only 15 yards out and it was dark by then and I was shooting from a lighted porch, by the second flight of 3 arrows I was slamming the bulleye. four inch groups @ 15 yards in the dark from a bow I haven't even tuned yet? Sweet! I'm gonna love still hunting with this light little beast. I get to shoot this Baby in the daylight tomorrow and start really tuning her up.

      I can see issues with longer draws (28+), shooting light arrows , or not using a stringer(the limbs have a heavy re curve to them to get this bow size down), and a High (8-9" ) Brace height which I'm not used to.I actually did notice minor limb warp on the bow out of the box, around 1/8"-1/4", but I'll see if that settles out. Reported the limb warp to 3 rivers and got an instant response on how to massage the limbs back into alignment with minor twists. Great service as always, however we will see how it works out.
      All in all this is a great shooter, I haven't felt any torque issues, stack or finger pinch (3 under shooter). The bow is the reddish brown as pictured In advert, not a black as seemingly implied, also the quiver inserts seem to be Bear proprietary, not the standard AMO placement. This is a great bow for shooting in a kneeling position,in a blind or from a stand. I'd have rated this 5 out of 5 if it wasn't for the slight limb twists right out of the box...

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      • No

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      5.0

      short bow packs a punch!

      By hawkeye

      from Fishkill New York

      About Me Competitive Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Havent Found Any Yet

      Best Uses

      • All Weather
      • Hunting
      • Practice

      Comments about Bear Super Mag 48" Recurve:

      Great recurve for the price.its tree stand friendly, light and powerful. Bear hit the mark on this bow.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A quality built classic!

      By Hit-Or-Miss

      from Maine

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Weather
        • Hunting
        • Practice

        Comments about Bear Super Mag 48" Recurve:

        I just purchased this Bear Super Magnum 48" in 50#. Wow, what a beautiful bow! This is the new 2013 model, made of African Paduk and black fiberglass. This bow, once tuned and using PROPER arrows, shoots like a dream! Very accurate and great cast / power for 50#, which when combined with a heavy razor sharp arrow, is more than enough for any big game in North America. Unfortunately, this bow has drawn a few bad reviews, by people (most likely novices), who either dry fired it, or used ultra light weight arrows (essentially dry firing it!), and managed to brake it. I draw 29", and with heavy arrows at 20 yards, see NO DIFFERENCE in accuracy between this little 48" Super Mag and my 60" AMO and 62" AMO recurves. Is the Super Mag a target or 3-D bow... no. It is a HUNTING bow for tree stands, thick cover and blinds. This is why it was designed back in 1965, as a HUNTING BOW. Some claim the Super Mag "stacks", and you get "finger pinch" if you draw over 27" or so. BS!!! As I said, I draw 29", use a glove and have no issues. The Super Mag, like most ANY properly built recurve, properly tuned and with the correct arrows, is very accurate. Bear has a top of the line product here, with a full warranty. Don't dry fire it or use light arrows, take care of it and it should last a long time!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        poor construction

        By deerstalker

        from upstate ny

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

        • All Weather
        • Hunting
        • Practice

        Comments about Bear Super Mag 48" Recurve:

        nice bow but broke at handle just like the other review.i thought i was alone.it shot well but i didnt want spend the money to have it break again.i would spend the money elsewhere.

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        • No

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        nice bow

        By josh

        from edm ab

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Handle
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting
          • Practice

          Comments about Bear Super Mag 48" Recurve:

          I bought this bow while back 60 # pull , bow looks and shoots well but much different than the longer recurve i was used to a lot less forgiving, had to change my grip a bit to keep it from tourqing left to right...seems to be much more noticable due to its short length also is very loud before putting string silencers on it.also had troubles putting my two piece slide on quiver on it due to its short and narrow limbs so i put a detachable bolt on quiver that works much better...i am pretty happy with this mini giant so far and cant wait to try it in thick bush and from my tree stand being the main reason i bought a bow this small

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          • No

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome!

          By Supermikeb2000

          from California

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bear Super Mag 48" Recurve:

              Well crafted and great looking bow. #1 reason I purchased this bow was its short length. Still delivers arrows downrange with plenty of punch. Strange I assumed a small bow would be somehow less powerful even if rated at 60#.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              All you can say, Bad to the bone!

              By Muscles Explosion

              from Bay City, TX

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Durable
              • Mobility
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Good Weather
                • Hunting

                Comments about Bear Super Mag 48" Recurve:

                A bow made to perfection, for anyone who is loocking for power, stealth, an mobility. An hey nothing eles matters.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I bought it for my son, He Loves It!

                By Anthony the Bear

                from Markham, TX

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hunting

                  Comments about Bear Super Mag 48" Recurve:

                  I bought my son the 60lb Recurve Bow, He loves it. He practice's with it at least 2-3 times daily. He has added new features to it already a camo cover, tip covers, and silencers.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome!

                  By Kayakgal

                  from willis, michigan

                  About Me Recreational Archer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Color
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Adjust
                  • Easy To Draw
                  • Easy To Handle
                  • Lightweight
                  • Perfect grip every time
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • All Weather
                  • Good Weather
                  • Hunting
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Bear Super Mag 48" Recurve:

                  I was searching for a traditional bow and when I first picked this up, I couldn't believe how light it was and the fact that the grip was real comfortable, then I shot it. Thats all it took. I found the bow I wanted. It's fast, no hand shock and best of all it's compact, so it's easy to transport and easy to manuver, especially in tree stands and blinds.

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