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Bear Takedown Lovers---Help!!

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Bode 30-May-18
bluesman 30-May-18
Blackstick 30-May-18
4nolz@work 30-May-18
RJH1 30-May-18
cacciatore 30-May-18
3R Shooter 30-May-18
arrowflight 30-May-18
arrowflight 30-May-18
George D. Stout 30-May-18
Orion 30-May-18
stykshooter 30-May-18
Jim 30-May-18
Nemophilist 30-May-18
Beginner 30-May-18
4nolz@work 30-May-18
David Mitchell 30-May-18
jeff w 30-May-18
irjack 30-May-18
sheepdogreno 30-May-18
fdp 30-May-18
Bode 31-May-18
buroak 31-May-18
Bode 01-Jun-18
Kelly 01-Jun-18
Bode 01-Jun-18
hawkeye in PA 01-Jun-18
BigJim 04-Jun-18
sammyg 06-Jun-18
grizzley21 07-Jun-18
jeff w 08-Jun-18
From: Bode Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 30-May-18




I just got a new set of Bear #3 limbs from Three Rivers Archery. They won't fit on my new production Bear risers. They have brass inserts in the hole where the screw in the Riser goes. The screw won't go in the hole. I have old production limbs and Border limbs that fit just fine. Any ideas as I really wanted these limbs to work out. I called 3 rivers and they said no other complaints. I asked if I should call Bear direct and they said they would just tell me to call them. Help!

From: bluesman
Date: 30-May-18




if you bought them from three rivers , they should help you out. I would call back and ask for a manager. Poor customer service so far. They sold them to you . If they don't help I would send them back and buy another set of limbs from another dealer.

From: Blackstick Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-May-18




If they don't fit multiple risers, send them back.

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 30-May-18




Return

From: RJH1
Date: 30-May-18




I bought a brand complete bow and the new limbs fit the new riser tight, as in would barely go on the riser, my older limbs went on easy. Before sending them back I suggest lots of wiggling, and they might just go on. Mine loosened up a little over time

From: cacciatore Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-May-18




Buy it from Big Jim

From: 3R Shooter Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 30-May-18
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Can you send me a picture of showing where the screw and insert are not fitting. Are they not aligning up, or is the screw too big?

Johnathan@3RiversArchery.com is my email. I have seen plenty that are really tight fits, but they do seat on the riser. Try a touch of some lubricant on the screw. See if that helps it fit.

I'm not sure who you talked to at the shop, but if you rather talk on the phone, ask for Sam. He will get things taken care of for you.

From: arrowflight
Date: 30-May-18




As others have said, send it back mate. You paid good money for them!

From: arrowflight
Date: 30-May-18




3Rivers are a great company!

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-May-18




3Rivers has been around for a long time, and you don't do that if you don't take care of customers. You just got a note from them above so it seems they are more than ready to help you out.

From: Orion Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-May-18




Agree that 3 Rivers will stand behind its product. And Jonathan just offered their help.

I've had a number of Bear limbs (new and old) and not all fit the same. Some fit tighter than others. Personally I'd rather have a tighter fit than a loose fit.

Do you slide the limb all the way to the butt of the limb pocket before lowering the limb onto the alignment screw. May need to work it around a little until it falls into place. Failing that, might take a sanding block and take just a tad of material off the limb butts. I had to do that with one new set of limbs to get them to fit. No more than a couple thousands of an inch.

From: stykshooter Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 30-May-18




I have several sets of limbs and risers. Not all fit the same. You can totally remove that screw from the limb bed as it doesn't do anything other that ensure that the top and bottom limbs aren't reversed. I had to do that on one of my risers. I also had a new two tone riser that all of the limbs fit very tightly on. Tight enough that once they snapped into place I was worried about being able to remove them. I removed the screws and used a grinding wheel on my dremel to remove a very small portion of the outside edge. Reinstalled them and then all of my limbs would fit properly.

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-May-18




Listen to the rest of the guys, call 3 Rivers.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 30-May-18




The alignment screws are not only there to make sure the limbs are aligned properly and the upper and lower limbs are in the right place. The alignment screws are also added insurance that the limbs do not slip up out of the riser pocket. If the limbs would slide out of the riser pocket the bracket on a Bear Kodiak Takedown would not be able to hold the limb. Since the limbs are new I agree with the others who suggest you call 3Rivers. I'm sure they will take care of the problem.

From: Beginner
Date: 30-May-18




Call Bear Archery, I had a similar problem with a set of newer limbs fitting an old mag riser and I believe they sent me new alignment screws. It's been a few years but they fixed the problem quickly and at no cost.

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 30-May-18




I agree with calling them.

I also agree with stykshooter the screw is only there to idiot proof it.Not necessary.

From: David Mitchell
Date: 30-May-18




I recently bought a new set of Bear limbs and when I put them on my riser the lower limb was badly twisted. So much that I was afraid to shoot them. The dealer sent me a return label to send them back to Bear. They received them three weeks ago and so far no word on when I might get replacements. Not my first episode of issues with Bear but I keep trying. I directly emailed Neil Byce but have heard noting back. I bought them as I wanted lighter limbs to take to the Baltimore shoot but no dice.

From: jeff w
Date: 30-May-18




I had a similar problem with a 2013 model. The top limb would not insert all the way into the limb pocket-as a result the limb alignment pin (the little bolt head) would not drop into the alignment hole in the limb. On mine I was able to solve the problem by: if you check the limb pocket mechanism, you will see a small allen-bolt holding a spring-loaded clasp. The clasp is what holds the latch closed once the limb is mounted on the bow. I tightened the bolt about 1/2 turn, which gave the limb enough clearance to insert fully into the limb pocket. I have several sets of limbs, but this was the only set that needed this "tweaking". Like some, I was set on sending the bow back but after discovering the fix, i'm glad I didn't. Five years of shooting this bow and nothing but good things to say about it. Thanks Bear and 3Rivers! Hope this helped.

From: irjack
Date: 30-May-18




I agree with Nemopilist I would not remove screws.

From: sheepdogreno
Date: 30-May-18




I had a small bur on the alignment pins which inhibited the limbs seating. I took the burs off with a file and fixed it right up

From: fdp
Date: 30-May-18




Well the first thing he needs to do is call Johnathan. Especially since the man came on here and addresses the issue in a public forum.

From: Bode Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 31-May-18




Thanks to all of you. Will try some lube as Johnathan has said. Right in the middle of my mom passing so have been pressed for time. Johnathan has sent me a PM so will give the lube a try. Have bought a bunch of stuff from 3 Rivers over the years and have always been pleased with the service. Was not trying to imply that there service was poor. They did say they would take the limbs back if I failed to get the limbs seated.

From: buroak
Date: 31-May-18




I had the same issue last week with my a mag riser. They fit just fine on a b mag that I have. I got to looking and it was the thickness of the paint on the ridge on the riser pocket. I sanded it down a tiny bit and they went on easy. Don’t know if that will help. I thought it was the bolt at first.

From: Bode Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 01-Jun-18




Ok guys think I got it fixed. Talked to Sam at 3 Rivers this afternoon.He was ver1y helpful. He said sometimes when they press fit the bushing it mushrooms the top. I started thinking of ways to open the top of the hole. Iam a rifle reloader and so I have a champhering tool. I opened the top of the brass bushing and in they went. Will try to shoot tomorrow. If any of you need a pic of the tool PM me. Thanks to ya'all```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````

From: Kelly
Date: 01-Jun-18




Funny I have a set of limbs that came with a 2016 A handle that are so sloppy when in the pocket with latch closed you can shake the handle and the limbs rattle. Now those same limbs fit just fine on my other A risers, both newer wood and Mags.

Then all of my other sets of limbs, both Grayling and New fit great on above said 2016 A riser. Go figure still don’t know what’s the issue is between this particular set of limbs/handle.

From: Bode Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 01-Jun-18




I was referred to Sam at 3 Rivers by Johnaton and Sam called me direct and was very helpful. Those brass inserts are press fit into the alignment holes and Sam said sometimes they mushroom slightly. He said sometimes you can touch up the edges of the brass inserts and that would solve the problem. He also said they would make it right and give me a refund if that didn't work. I reload rifle ammo and started thinking. Rifle cases are brass and I had a champhering tool to clean up the necks of cases so bullets will seat easier. 5 minutes later I had my limbs seated. Hope this helps someone else.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 01-Jun-18




Good news, glad you got it resolved.

From: BigJim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Jun-18
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The limbs slide on to the screws at an angle. With the brass inserts in the limbs, it can take a little more pressure to get them in place. I routinely give them a bump or a smack with the heel of my hand to get them in place. Over time, this will get easier.

If it was any looser, then there would be complaints on how loose they are. ... oh, some are looser too. They are still hand made just like most any bowyers.

BigJim

From: sammyg
Date: 06-Jun-18




I have followed this thread with interest as I have had the same problem with the top limb on my Bear T/D. I tried both remedies that members Bode and Jeff W said might work and then re- installed the locator screw, and voila, my top limb installed and seated properly.Many thanks.

From: grizzley21 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Jun-18




ttt

From: jeff w
Date: 08-Jun-18




Yep, it's not complicated. To read some posts regarding the matter you wonder.........





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