Gary I think I have one just like yours coming in the mail, now. My unofficial list is like anyone else's maybe. Bear Black Bear / Jennings Lightning 21" Bear Whitetail Hunter II 21" Bear mini mag with bolts 17" Hoyt Rambo/Spectra/RaIDER 21" pROLINE 21" Hoyt TD-2-TD-3 H20 & H24 Hoyt TD the H16 version Hoyt 19" tracker Pearson Equalizer 18" Hoyt ProVantage 24" I've had all of these, some of them several different times...... I've had others not so easily warfed and some not turning out so well.
Hoyt ILF limbs on a Bear minute man riser. Frankenbow? I don’t know. But with a belt sander and about an hours time. You can sand down the limb butts to fit the limb pockets on the minuteman riser. Shoots like a Minuteman on steroids!;)
Thank you don, sounds like they would fit great. I’m going to wait for dimensions on blackhunter limbs as I’d really prefer to try some longbow limbs but if not the sages would work I believe for riser I have. Riser is an old Hoyt huntmaster wood recurve riser.
Most people say that the Bear Black Bear is about the best. I have only built two Frankin bows, the first was a Darton, and the second recently, is a Bear Panther, which is the same as the Black Bear.
The Darton was more of a challenge, but it turned out to be a fine shooting bow. The Bear was a lot less work and easier to do and is probably the best of the two. Both shoot really good.
I finally put the finishing touches to the Bear, today, with a new Stilldub B55 string, and string silencers, It's really tuned pretty good at this point, and seems to be really quite, now. I may end up raising brace height a little, from its current 7-3/4", but I don't know, it pretty good right where it is.
I might add, that I have read other's comments on the Black Bear grip as being really good. And I must say that I agree 100%, the grip is very good, and fits me really well. I will probably never do it, as I have two Black Widows, already, but the thought crossed my mind, to have a BW riser built, to copy the Black Bear grip.
I’m working on a Pro-Line right now. The limb pockets are tapered like an ILF, only wider. A template made from the original compound limbs, some careful layout, and a few minutes on the big stationary belt sander and the Sage limbs fit well. Have to put it together, find a rest - maybe a springy? - and make a string. I’ll post some pics when done.
I've only built one Frankenbow (Bear Black Bear Riser with Samick Sage Limbs) so far, but I do have another Bear Black Bear Riser and Samick Sage Limbs for a future build when I find the time. The Frankenbow I built shoots really nice. So nice I bow hunted with it in 2021.
The regular Samick Sage limbs will be 62" on a Black Bear, or at least they were, on my Bear Panther, which I believe is the same riser as the actual Black Bear. And the limbs say 62" on the bottom limb. So, that pretty much tells me that the Samick Sage riser is the same length as the Black Bear.
Some of the Golden Eagle risers have the same geometry as the BB, I did one years ago on a 80's Falcon Turbo riser that worked out the 90's risers would work but they have open pockets at the butt end and the riser / grips are bulkier.
Built a a bunch, first time this way. I salvaged the compound rockers and epoxied them to the recurve limbs. Then I took the limbs to the band saw and turned the limb bolt holes into slots. They slide into place, giving room to move on the rockers. So it has draw weight and tiller adjustment. The rockers also square the limbs laterally so no shims. Feels like it gained around 3lbs. Very quiet.
Fritz, my 30# Sage limbs came out to 32.8# at my 29.5" draw. That's using the half-ball alignment pads with the buttons ground down though that comes on a BB riser. If you don't have or get them as a complete bow, you'd need to shim your limbs up or there's a gap at the end of the riser when you tighten the limbs down.
Hi guys where did you get those half ball spacers? Also has anyone wharfed an old High country trophy hunter? I have one that I took apart and the limbs and limb pockets have the BB locators. Thanks in advance for your help.