Bear Takedown RecurveItem Number: 20740
$869.99 $869.99
Made in the US
Bear Takedown Recurve

Bear Takedown Recurve

Item Number: 20740
$869.99 $869.99
Made in the US

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Fred Bear introduced many innovations to the archery industry, but perhaps none was more ingenious or ground-breaking than his famous Takedown recurve bow. The classic design was years ahead of its time, and still to this day archers and bowhunters rave about its performance and versatility. Not only does this bow pack easy, but it shoots and feels like a dream. This legendary, but modern design is available in both A and B risers, giving you plenty of versatility in bow length. This is the same bow Fred Bear hunted with almost exclusively right up until his last hunt. If you are looking for solid performance and easy to pack for travel but not looking to pay custom bow prices, then the Bear Takedown recurve is the bow for you.

Riser: Radiused, cut-on center shelf for instinctive shooting and easier arrow tuning. Two construction options. 3-piece Phenolic/Bubinga with red accent stripe, or a 3-piece construction of Black Maple with red accent stripe. Arrow rest and plate included. Inlaid Bear medallion and compass. Tapped with Bear 1/4" x 20 quiver inserts.
Limbs: Black Maple surrounded by black fiberglass. Reinforced bow tips allow the use of today's modern bow strings. No-tools takedown latch limb system.
String: Fast Flight® Flemish twist bow string. Manufacturer recommended brace height: A handle 7¾" - 8¾", B handle 7" - 8". Replacement string length of 3" less than the bow AMO length recommended.

Available in Right or Left hand in 30#, 35#, 40#, 45#, 50#, 55#, 60#, 65#, and 70# (65# and 70# are special order). Choose riser, A or B, and limbs #1 or #3. Please specify.

Bear Takedown options
A Riser
B Riser
56" AMO
60" AMO
60" AMO
64" AMO

Please Note: A different tint of color, different grain in the wood, and even "birthmarks" are common in this bow. You may receive a bow that looks different from the one pictured. Please be aware of this when ordering. Read this article about FutureWood from Bear Archery for more information about these variations. If you would like a particular look, include a note on your order to contact you, or call us at 260-587-9501 to describe the particular look you would prefer.

Choose from a left or right hand bow (choose based on what hand you Draw the bow string with), and bow weight at a 28" draw length. Remember that with a traditional bow the weight will change depending upon what your draw length is. Bow weight will change approximately ±2½ pounds for every inch from a bows rated draw length. So a bow rated 45# @ 28" bow is roughly a 42½# @ 27" or 47½# @ 29". Draw weight is marked at the nearest 5# increment to actual weight, (2#'s under and 3#'s over). This is an industry wide standard.

Bow stringer not included. A bow stringer is recommended for stringing any recurve bow or longbow. Stringing a bow without a bow stringer, or stringing it backwards will void a bow's warranty. Click here to see our Bow Stringers. It is recommended to unstring your bow if you do not plan to be shooting more than week. Store your bow on its side, or hanging vertically from a peg. Never rest the bow on the lower tip for extended periods of time. Never dry fire the bow (shooting without an arrow).


Click here for Bear Archery Traditional Bow Owner's Manual

Read about Longbow & Recurve Set-up