Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Sorry Bear Collectors

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Will tell 12-Jul-18
gettin closer 12-Jul-18
Yooper-traveler 12-Jul-18
ny yankee 12-Jul-18
Vtbow 12-Jul-18
Vtbow 12-Jul-18
George D. Stout 12-Jul-18
Nemophilist 12-Jul-18
murph 12-Jul-18
Pa Steve 12-Jul-18
Arrowflinger 12-Jul-18
Will tell 12-Jul-18
protaxidermist 12-Jul-18
Knifeguy 12-Jul-18
nocking point 12-Jul-18
Pdiddly 12-Jul-18
SB 12-Jul-18
nowheels 12-Jul-18
S.M.Robertson 13-Jul-18
TradInOregon 13-Jul-18
From: Will tell
Date: 12-Jul-18

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Came across some old Bear arrows that I bought that were new in the box. I put new fletching on them and am going to try to match them up with a old Bear bow this year. I know that they were a collectors item but would like to try to take a deer with a 50 year old Bear arrow out of a 50 year old Bear bow, give or take a few years. Even found some of the bleeder blades in the box. The glue on the fletching was all dried out.

Took a few shots with a old Bear Black Bear and they flew great. Rather use them instead of putting them back in my old chest.

From: gettin closer
Date: 12-Jul-18




That should make for a great story behind the hunt! My favorite hunts are not always the same as my biggest bucks. In my mind, it is more about the experience and story behind the hunt. It always make for a better dinner when you are eating what you took. (It doesn't hurt the story of it happened to be a monster buck). Keep us posted on "the 50 year old setup hunt" that you are going to experience this year!

From: Yooper-traveler
Date: 12-Jul-18




Don't be sorry. They were made for hunting. Personally I would rather see them in use than on a wall.

From: ny yankee
Date: 12-Jul-18




I always thought it would be nice to take a game animal with a Bear arrow, Bear Razorhead, shot from a Bear bow with a Bear quiver. Can you tell I'm a Bear fan? Good luck to you!

From: Vtbow
Date: 12-Jul-18

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Same arrows I shoot. They were new in box when I got mine too. Did the exact same thing. REfletched and theyve been flying great since! 6 on left. HAve another 8 with razors on them inthe rack. I did stat true to the fletching colors, though I put shield cut on...

From: Vtbow
Date: 12-Jul-18

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they fly pretty good....same arrows in green...these are original fletching. Thought I was gong to hat them, but honestly, the easiest color I've found yet to find in the woods!

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jul-18




There are very few arrows that I would use as a 'collect only' thing, and they would have to be very old and known (with provenance) to be used by one of our pioneers. Other than that it makes no sense to just look at arrows. Use them and they will be happy. ;)

From: Nemophilist
Date: 12-Jul-18

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I don't really collect arrows but I do have a few old ones laying around like these 1970s Bear arrows that are in great condition. I wouldn't hesitate to use them if I didn't like shoot arrows that I built myself.

From: murph
Date: 12-Jul-18

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Killed this buck last season with old Ben Pearson orange arrow.I believe made in the 70's. It was an awesome feeling. Use the old arrows.I think the makers would be happy.

From: Pa Steve
Date: 12-Jul-18




Good luck with those old arrows. They were made to be shot especially out of an old Bear.

From: Arrowflinger
Date: 12-Jul-18




Would be a good feeling to get your dear with old bear Arrows, Razorhead, and old bear recurve. Let us know how it turns out.

From: Will tell
Date: 12-Jul-18

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52 # pound Bear Black Bear and one of the old arrows. They matched up like peanut butter and jelly.lol

From: protaxidermist
Date: 12-Jul-18




Go for it!!!!!

From: Knifeguy
Date: 12-Jul-18




No worry here, I shoot mine too! Lance

From: nocking point Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jul-18




They were made to hunt with!

From: Pdiddly
Date: 12-Jul-18




Not a bow or arrow I own that I won't take out and shoot, including a Na-Po that belonged to Roy Hoff and a 1953 Howatt Mamba...that's what they were made for.

From: SB
Date: 12-Jul-18




I do that all the time.....old Bear bow ,old Bear arrows,old Bear Razorheads,and usually use an old Bear bow quiver. Course nearly ALL of my archery equipment is OLD Bear!

From: nowheels
Date: 12-Jul-18




I agree with what everyone has said....use them how they were intended to be used and go kill something with 'em!

From: S.M.Robertson
Date: 13-Jul-18




shoot em! Thats what they were made for. Fred would.

From: TradInOregon
Date: 13-Jul-18




^^^ This.





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