Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall

New Bear Montana

Messages posted to thread:
Cobra7 13-Jan-22
grizz 13-Jan-22
longbow1968 13-Jan-22
Treeman 13-Jan-22
bluesman 13-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 13-Jan-22
TGbow 13-Jan-22
BigB 13-Jan-22
buckeye 14-Jan-22
fdp 14-Jan-22
instarcher 14-Jan-22
Monte 14-Jan-22
Dry Bones 14-Jan-22
Barber 14-Jan-22
Bassmaster 14-Jan-22
Babysaph 06-Apr-22
fiddlebow 06-Apr-22
BearToe 21-Apr-22
Don T. Lewis 21-Apr-22
Vaquero 45 21-Apr-22
grizz 21-Apr-22
longshot1959 21-Apr-22
Gorbin 21-Apr-22
Jeffer 21-Apr-22
HRhodes 22-Apr-22
From: Cobra7
Date: 13-Jan-22

Cobra7's embedded Photo

Traded my Striker Sport for a Bear Montana. I shoot it much better. First group at 20yards.

From: grizz
Date: 13-Jan-22

grizz's embedded Photo

From: longbow1968
Date: 13-Jan-22

Yes they are sweet. Mine shot well from day one, kind of my go-to bow I suppose.

From: Treeman
Date: 13-Jan-22

It's a nice bow for sure! I just ordered arrows for mine.

From: bluesman
Date: 13-Jan-22

They are a nice shooting bow . Nice shooting

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 13-Jan-22

No wonder you like it. Nice shooting

From: TGbow
Date: 13-Jan-22

Those are good bows..nice

From: BigB
Date: 13-Jan-22

Best factory longbow made.

From: buckeye
Date: 14-Jan-22

Nice group!

From: fdp
Date: 14-Jan-22

"Best factory Longbow made"

That would be hard to dispute.

From: instarcher
Date: 14-Jan-22

I really love my Bear Montana too. It just points and shoots so well along with great accuracy. Killed a buck with mine this past fall.

From: Monte
Date: 14-Jan-22

Agree! Very forgiving. Extremely quiet. I have two of them.

From: Dry Bones
Date: 14-Jan-22

REALLY liked the first Montana I had, the second one not so much. There was a few years between the makes and I preferred the grip on the first as it was a bit more full and not as "refined". To agree with you though. They are good shooting bows.


From: Barber
Date: 14-Jan-22

They are great bows ! I have owned a few of them.

From: Bassmaster
Date: 14-Jan-22

Bear bows just keep on ticking. Not much of a problem when you want to sale either.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 06-Apr-22

So I bought a couple Bear Montana’s. 50 lb and 55 lb. man the shoot great. I’m going to stick with the 55 lb bow. 52 at my draw. Going to sell a bunch of other bows

From: fiddlebow
Date: 06-Apr-22

With all the positive reviews and debating for a couple of years, I ordered and received a 45 lb Montana last week. I too am amazed at the shootability of this bow…it really does shoot where I point, and quiet. I knew going in it’s not like my HH ASL’s, but man, I’m really drawn to this bow. It’s a shooter!

From: BearToe
Date: 21-Apr-22

I’ve got a 45# Montana coming to me soon!

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 21-Apr-22

Nice bow! Good luck with it.

From: Vaquero 45
Date: 21-Apr-22

Never owned a Bear longbow. Just for the sake of conversation question to those who have owned both . Is the Bear AuSable worth the 200 bucks more or less extra . To OP please don't think I'm jacking thread with that question. Just seems like for the Montana price point it looks like a good deal .

From: grizz
Date: 21-Apr-22

Best review I’ve seen on the AuSable was jeffer, Jeff Kavanagh (spelling? ). Might still find it on YouTube.

From: longshot1959
Date: 21-Apr-22

Montanas are fine if you can buy them used and cheap.

From: Gorbin
Date: 21-Apr-22

I like my Montana. Good bow. For me, it was easy to tune, quiet, more quiet than my 3Riv SS Tomahawk. Which, by the way, was awesome- sold during pandemic-needed the cash :( Anyway, I have puffs on the Montana. Didn't really need them just like the look. I had puffs and BowJax on the SS. My only guess is the that the Stable Core was cause for the bit of extra noise. However, its cast did exceeded the Montana's by ten to fifteen yards. Frikkin thing is over a grand now new. Meh. Like my Montana (No those aren't tears, I have allergies. Leave me alone!)

From: Jeffer
Date: 21-Apr-22

I think the best way to compare the Montana to the AuSable is this way. The Montana is an '85 Chevy box truck and the AuSable is a sports car. The Montana is reliable, not fast, quiet to shoot and very to tune. It gets the job done. The AuSable is faster, noisier and takes for effort to tune, but shoots lights out when done so. I've always considered the Montana as a great beginners bow but will also perform well in all situations. The AuSable requires someone with a little more shooting experience and consistent form and will perform as such when asked of it.

From: HRhodes
Date: 22-Apr-22

Jeffer x 2. I love my Ausable but I had to experiment with brace height, strings and tuning to get it dialed in. If my form is off a little, the Ausable lets me know. It’s more sensitive than the Montana, but once dialed in, is quiet, fast, and accurate.

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