Bowhunting For Deer 2007
Day 3 - Bear Archery
Ross Rinehart and Ben Blosser
arrived today to show the writers the new Bear Archery line for 2008.
Ross opened their presentation and brought everyone up to speed on the current Bear Archery. It is owned by the giant Escalade Sports and Escalade is fully committed to making Bear Archery the powerhouse it formerly was. Part of that commitment has been bringing additional archery companies in with Bear Archery. The acquisition of Carolina Archery (Whisker Biscuit) a couple of years back was a very successful venture. And now the addition of Trophy Ridge brings to the Bear table some of the top technologies in bowsights, bowquivers, stabilers, broadheads and even arrows.
Ross introduced the new 2008
Truth 2 bow. (We will come back to that in a few seconds.)
After Ross's talk we all
went outside and Ben Bloss brought out the new Truth 2 bow.
There are 5 engineers in the department for archery products that design bows and accessories. On the Truth 2 Ben and the team designed the new limbs first. They wanted a shorter limb and a straighter, less reflexed handle and that was the basis for the bow to point and aim like a target bow, instead of a highly reflexed hunting bow. High reflex bows can be very torque sensitive and can be a problem in hunting situations.
Truth 2 has a brand new perimeter
weighted modular adjustable cam with an asymmetric cable grove to minimize
serving wear and reduce friction. It adjust from 24 to 30 inched of draw
in plus or minus half inch adjustments on the string posts, 27 to 30 inches
is adjustable without a bow press. The standard string is Winners Choice
in Bear's Orange and Green colors.
Two Axle Mounted Weighted
Dampeners (see below) take the place of add on dampeners and place the
dampening element at the far end of the limbs, where they are most effective.
Then both Ross and Ben stayed
to visit and answer questions from the writers. Both Ross and Ben are top
notch, quality businessmen who are archers and bowhunters as well.
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