Bear Archery Species Compound Bow Review
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New 2018 Bear Archery Species Compound Bow Specifications
- Draw Length: 23” – 30”
- Brace Height: 6¾”
- Draw Weight: 55 – 70 lbs.
- Bow Length: 31”
- Bow Weight: 4.0 lbs.
- IBO Speed: 320 FPS
- Let-Off: 80%
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This was a great introductory bow for archers in 2018, which does still rock the market with its uniqueness and charm in 2019.
This isn’t exactly a superb bow for youths, but it is a perfect choice for adults. It can shoot arrows at vehement IBO speed of 320 FPS.
It has such a smooth, crisp, and nice draw. The let-off and brace height combination is amazing; you can actually hold on a draw a lot longer than you would have expected.
Material and Design
The Bear Archery Species comes with the most versatile and well-made riser in the industry. It has a cut-on center shelf that allows for easier arrow tuning and instinctive shooting.
The riser has a special alignment system that protects the limbs for better looks and superior stabilization.
The riser has over ten cutouts, which help to reduce the bow’s weight significantly. The cutouts also ensure the bow stays stable when you use it in windy conditions.
The Species comes with endurafiber limbs that provide maximum weight adjustability, which improve shooter skillfulness.
The limbs offer unparalleled rigidity and flexibility. The distinctive shape of the Bear Archery Species limbs ensures a steadfast load distribution.
The lock down pocket system is amazing. It is a system that integrates four parts, which offer the most precise alignment between the riser, pockets, and the limbs.
The Bear Archery split limb design provides less mass on the ends of the limbs, adding increased smoothness and control.
One of the greatest innovations of this bow is the single cam system, which offers tremendous accuracy advantages along with less noise, recoil, and weight.
The single cam system on this bow has only one cam, one string, and one bus cable. This configuration isn’t picky about timing.
The smooth draw of this cam system allows you to achieve super-fast arrow speed of 320 FPS. With the single cam, you can easily adjust the draw length from 23 to 30 inches.
Suitability for Hunting
The Bear Archery Species pushes arrows at 320 FPS without a harsh draw, thanks to its high performance single cam system.
Do you hunt from a ground blind or a shaky tree stand? Are you a fan of backcountry hunting? Do you like spot and stalk hunting? The Species compact design is suited for all that.
Chances are that you may experience severe string angle at full draw. However, with a 23 to 30 inch draw, you can shoot this bow comfortably without experiencing string angle steepness.
The forging brace height of 6¾” combined with 80% let-off and the peak weight of 70 pounds ensures you only hold a smaller percentage of the peak poundage at full draw.
You can only achieve the full potential of this bow if you choose the ideal hunting arrows. Without consistent flying arrows, you may not be able to shoot accurately.
Whether carbon or aluminum, several factors come into play, including consistently straight as well as aligned nocks, broad heads, and shafts for concentricity.
If you are serious about game hunting, you should consider buying 30-inch long carbon arrows. But there are other things to consider, and you can learn more from our detailed guide.
- Compact and lightweight
- Highly flexible and rigid limbs for even load distribution
- Unique lock down pocket system improves accuracy
- Both right and left hand models are available
- Provides fast arrow speed
- Produces vibration and shock
Ready to Hunt Package
The RTH package includes nock loop, peep sight, and Trophy Ridge (dart stabilizer, 5 spot quiver, whisker biscuit, and 4-pin sight).
If bow hunting is your passion, you can depend on the Bear Archery Species. It fits a number of body sizes and offers consistent hand placement.
The bow is completely customized in draw weight (55 – 70 pounds), and draw length (23 – 30 pounds). In addition, the single cam system offers a remarkably smooth draw.
While we cannot honestly conclude that the Bear Archery Species is the noiseless bow, it is not the deafening one either.
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