Archery | Bear Minuteman Recurve Bow

Archery | Bear Minuteman Recurve Bow

hi guys this is new sensei as many of you probably realized on the relatively young guy and a late starter in archery so I've missed out on a lot of milestones of archery development and technology today I'm working with this PO a bear Minuteman this particular bow belongs to a visitor who received it from a grandfather and I had the opportunity to restring it the bear Minuteman is a bow first introduced in 1974 according to bear are true traditional bows a chronological history by George Earl Copen the Minuteman was intended to be an economical tournament and hunting bow the rise was made from magnesium alloy and the color reflected the riser length red white or blue for a 66 inch bow and little with Delta Green for a 60 inch bow most specimens you might see will have a black hand grip though many come without as is the case for this one the limbs are made from maple wood and fiberglass with these dark limbs being the heavier of the limb options with this 16-inch bow the limbs are rated at 45 pounds this boat also has the bear hair arrow rest and silent arrow plate that comes as standard with the bow being a takedown bow the limbs simply slide into place the string that I made for this bow is a green V 50 Dacron string with Eva 15 green and black serving a combination that I think matches quite well with the color scheme I've set the brace height for this bow to around 7 inches but bear in mind that Dacron tend to stretch quite a bit and I made quite a few mistakes in crafting the string enough show-and-tell let's give this vintage above a few shots do you remember from once worth that I'm not a traditional bear bow shooter and I'm just enjoying a piece of history so my thoughts on the bear minute man what pretty fun very good use I was meant to be trained today but I actually spent versus a shooting this boat it's actually very delightful to shoot I mean even if that the group it feels comfy feels lighter fuels balance shoots really sweetly a my father hunter spine arrow has come up really nice out of dispose so yeah fortunately kind of kicked as well I have to return to the brothel owner the deftly a grain picked up and a great hand-me-down I know a lot of our trout shooters really stick with your wooden bows but if you can get your hands on one of these or similar bar then yeah it's worth it it's really fun to shoot a nice recreational casual bow but something which you kind of want to use what I like about this I mean the magnesium riser feels about right a few other magnesium runs before particularly the salmon angular's tie your bow which is quite heavy in plugging it this is a lot more elegant if you can call that and look very elegant but it feels elegant and I think that in the color skier in a surprise surprise Curry's my favorite color I think it's very appealing to you so yes I do like this bow on a not yet a convert to bear bear trap shooting but on the last like three hours shooting this I'd say I could be persuaded for bit more practice I guess the other thing is it's great to see how I've got an archery mean this is cutting edge back in 1978 and we've gone from this to this and you know so some of my age you know I'm a fairly young God obviously I drop these bows this is to meet vintage and it feels wonderful to you she's Bose and I guess if you rub these bows then that hasn't changed these still shoot very nicely sir as a young model mine I'm very impressed with the bed minute man we should have fallen sick of hang then I think you'll be in for life surprised isn't really my supposed to happen round and yeah you took this video guys snoo sensei see you next time

18 Replies to “Archery | Bear Minuteman Recurve Bow”

  1. Ive recently reignited my interest in archery. I got 1984 Damon Howatt Hunter for 20 bucks when I was just a kid. It's a 62" 45# one piece. Way too much weight for me then (still heavy now).

    Found out that Martin bought all the DH line when he passed away. A new Martin Hunter costs about 800 dollars and a used DH hunter still goes for 350 on Ebay. It's my new prized possession.

  2. Dear Nu,
    I used to shoot the Minuteman around 1980. I used a stabilizer rod and I had it drilled to insert a plunger a clicker and a reasonable sight. When I moved away from home I lost it. Looking at your videos really makes me ache to return to Archery and try my hand at a modern bow. Thanks a lot. Jean from Canada.

  3. Wow…I was JUST looking at a Bear 76er yesterday, which appears to be a very similar model (perhaps branded differently for the US Bicentennial). I think I might grab it after this video.

  4. just came across this video, i have the bear kodiak special compound bow, but it seems to be a takedown because it has limbs that can be taken on and off, can i make it a recurve if i got the right limbs? I also got mine from my grandpa who got it in the late 70's when it came out.

  5. I've seen a few bows like this and the limbs were not in good shape on any of them so What would you recommend for replacement limbs on a bow(riser)like this Bear Minuteman…?

  6. Not sure how I missed this video in my subscription feed. Great video. I still don't have a Minuteman, but I do have a few 76ers. The 76er is the bow that I had when I was a kid.

  7. hey… you should try having some elite archers in your videos once a while… like one day just surprise us with brady and after some videos jake kaminski.. you get where im heading

  8. @NUSensei Just accidentally dry-fired my recurve carbon fiber/wood limbs. Looks like the top limb may be slightly twisted. The string is not lying properly down the center. I am going to bring it to the shop.
    Is this fixable or can it be lessened? Thanks.

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