Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Bear takedown Greenstripe

Messages posted to thread:
elkhunter71 02-Sep-17
stick33 02-Sep-17
Orion 02-Sep-17
KyPhil 02-Sep-17
bowbert 02-Sep-17
elkhunter71 02-Sep-17
SWAG 02-Sep-17
elkhunter71 02-Sep-17
SWAG 02-Sep-17
hoytman_2017 12-Sep-17
greyrider 12-Sep-17
greyrider 12-Sep-17
Coyote 13-Sep-17
Coyote 13-Sep-17
grizzley21 13-Sep-17
Coyote 13-Sep-17
buckabow 14-Sep-17
Blackstick 14-Sep-17
From: elkhunter71 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 02-Sep-17




How much play will the limbs have when they are latched but unstrung? I just bought a green stripe and I have about an 1/8" of play up and down on both limbs?

From: stick33
Date: 02-Sep-17




I wouldn't worry. Once strung they'll be rock solid. I have limbs that slide right out without the locator screws but I hunt with them without issue. Vintage handles matched with newer limbs can lead to fit issues, but Ive never had a set not work. String it and forget it.

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 02-Sep-17




That's probably more a limb problem than a riser problem. Are the limbs original with the riser? Regardless, Bear has been making a lot of TD limbs for a lot of years, and there are a fair number of after market limbs around as well. They don't always fit the same, and many don't fit tightly.

I usually put a couple of strips of mole skin on the base of the riser slots where the limbs slip in to solve the problem you're describing. Usually, that's enough. If the gap is really large, I also put strips of moleskin on the bases of the limbs. Have never had to do more than that.

Good luck.

From: KyPhil
Date: 02-Sep-17




They are all different and one set of limbs which are tight in one riser may be loose in another. I believe the latch bases were cast so the could some tolerance differences. I do have two late 80s brown stripes and every set of limbs i have put in them is tight. I have two green stripes and it varies on them but i noticed that the 70s white tips fit more snug than the older red tips, the ones i have had anyway.

From: bowbert
Date: 02-Sep-17




I have a green stripe from 83 that is perfect with the 83 limbs. But the new red tips are sloppy and I can't keep the limbs latched or else there is a very loud creak during the draw. I've waxed and shimmed and can't figure how to eliminate it.

Not a problem, because it give me an excuse to buy a new (modern) riser.

Bret

From: elkhunter71 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 02-Sep-17




Thanks guys!! The limbs are not original!! Would love to find a set from the same year as the riser. I have always dreamed of having a Bear takedown! I can't wait to take it to the woods!!

From: SWAG
Date: 02-Sep-17

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I had one like this but I sold it.....

From: elkhunter71 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 02-Sep-17




Yes you did! And now I'm the proud owner!!!!

From: SWAG
Date: 02-Sep-17




Can't think of a better feller to look after her.....

From: hoytman_2017
Date: 12-Sep-17




Very nice bow!

From: greyrider
Date: 12-Sep-17

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I love mine

From: greyrider
Date: 12-Sep-17

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From: Coyote
Date: 13-Sep-17

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I bought my green stripe from Anderson Archery in 1983. The original 65# limbs and the recently bought used 45 pounders have no fitment issues. Fit is solid and no noise when shooting. The originals are Gainesville built and the used ones Grayling.

From: Coyote
Date: 13-Sep-17

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From: grizzley21 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Sep-17




coyote,, what's the number on your riser???? I have a lefty with number 3006,,,,,,,,,

From: Coyote
Date: 13-Sep-17




It's B-2871.

From: buckabow
Date: 14-Sep-17




about what year is mine b-594128

From: Blackstick Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Sep-17




buckabow, Show a picture.





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