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Fred Bear Montana Longbow

   

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45 lbs.

Right Hand

Axle-To-Axle Length:
64"

Brace Height (in):
8-1/2"

Draw Length:
28"

Weight:
2.4 lbs.

Product Color:
Black
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50 lbs.

Right Hand

Axle-To-Axle Length:
64"

Brace Height (in):
8-1/2"

Draw Length:
28"

Weight:
2.4 lbs.

Product Color:
Black
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55 lbs.

Right Hand

Axle-To-Axle Length:
62"

Brace Height (in):
8-1/2"

Draw Length:
28"

Weight:
2.4 lbs.

Product Color:
Black
  • $369.99

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The Fred Bear® Montana Longbow is a quick, very smooth bow, sporting limbs faced and backed with black fiberglass overlays and reinforced at the tips for a strong draw every time. Crowned and cut on center, with a soft leather grip and powerful FastFlight string. Length: 64''.

Rated 5 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Bow This bow is an excellent example of the traditionalistic bowhunting dream machine. I shoot it in a 60lbs draw and I've sent pass throughs from everything that I've hunted with it. For those that want to get away from training wheels and back into instinctive shooting this is a great way to go. It's super lightweight and as accurate as you're willing to practice to get. April 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Take anywhere bow Got this for my birthday. Love it. One of the best long bows that I have ever shot. February 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Little Bow I have one and I really like it. Very accurate and little handshock. February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Use this for everything from rabits to hogs I bought this bow having never even shot a bow before. It took me a week to get good with it. I will go out in the woods and kill a few rabits. I like this bow because rifles will damage the hide. I have taken thre rabits, twenty five squirels, one possum, and a sow with this bow and i have got to say i was skeptical at first but i have cme to appreciate bows. Especially this one. June 29, 2012
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What arrows do you suggest?

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I bought the 55lbs bow and I have a draw of 27 to 28 inches was wondering what the all time best arrows for the money is and what grain of broad heads would be best for that arrow and bow?
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As for broadheads I would recommend either 125 grain or there abouts. Just be consistent, and hunt with whatever grain you practice with.
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I shoot Easton Legacy Arrows specifically made for longbow shooting. I use Easton 2018, cut to 30 inches with 150 grain broadhead. Currently I shoot The Atom Broadhead but I like the Magnus Stingers also. DO NOT USE MECHANICAL BROADHEADS WITH ANY TRAD BOW.
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I'm very very new to archery, and by the comments and reviews I've seen, this is the best for me to get. What arrows will be the best for this bow? Preferably from Bass Pro Shops.
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It really depends on what you will be using the bow for. Strictly target or will you want to hunt some also? I own this particular bow in #50. If you were going to just target shoot, and your draw length is 28 inches, I would shoot 100grain tip with an arrow spined at #55-60...32" arrow. If you are wanting to use it for hunting I would get 150-250 grain tip and a heavier spined arrow.
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The Easton XX75 would probably be best .
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draw length?

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I am interested in this bow in a 45lbs draw, but my draw lenght is 30 inches, so does that just mean it will be a pound or two heavier, or would i need to find a bow in a 30" draw.
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Take the weight of the bow @ 28" and add 2-3 lbs for every inch over that. Example, a 50# @ 28" draw bow would be around 56# at 30"
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From my understanding the weight of traditional bow is at 28". They don't make them with specified draw lengths like a compound bow. My draw length is 29" and I shoot a Super Grizzly with no problem. Basically if you don't pull back to 28" you won't hit the weight of the bow, likewise if you draw more than 28" then you will be pulling more weight. It's all about practicing and finding your groove with any traditional bow. The most important thing is to find an arrow shaft with that length and using that draw weight to have the correct spine stiffness. Pulling two inches more is not going to make that great of a difference in the weight anyway.
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No but a little car wax every once in awhile won't hurt anything.
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Eric,

The manufacturer recommends to:

"...recommend taking the string off the bow after shooting it and making sure that the proper twist is on the string before it is put back on."

They also did not specify any known protective coating for the wood, other than what the bow has already been constructed of.
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The shipping weight is listed as under 3 pounds.
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While I agree that the minimum responsible poundage when hunting with a longbow is 45-50 pounds, you need to keep this rule of thumb in mind. When going from a compound to traditional equipment, take the compound draw weight and subtract 20 lbs. The reasons for this are: 1. Most compound shooters shoot a bow that is too heavy anyway...just watch someone point the bow almost straight up while they draw to understand that. 2. The longbow has no let-off so you will be holding the full poundage at full draw. Most people new to traditional archery will pick a bow that is too heavy and get discouraged when their grouping is erratic and loose. Go lighter than you think you need to go. You will understand why after about 20 shots or so. Draw weight with traditional equipment is not about bragging rights or toughness. It is the absolute factor in getting consistant, ethical shots on target.
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well Mike, that's hard to answer because with a compound you may draw 55 lbs at mid draw but a full draw it my be less than10lbs. With a recurve or longbow you'll be pulling 55lbs at full draw. The minimum poundage for big game hunting with a traditional bow will be 45-50lbs. I'd look into something along the lines of that.
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Unfortunately, we only sell the Montana Longbow in a right hand model. Thank you!
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Your going to lose about 3 pounds for every inch you lose on your draw length. so a 45 pound bow at 25 inches of draw length would make it about 36 pounds, less if your draw length is shorter. Hope that helps.
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Yes. Bear offers this bow in a left-handed model as well as right.
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I have this bow. Easton recommends the Legacy model specifically for a longbow in a 2018 for the 30 inch at 50 lbs and a 2016 for 29 inch at 50 lbs. I use the 2018 because it is a heavier arrow which is great for hunting. They stabilize fast and I have been extremely happy with them. They are strong. I have this bow in a 50 lb. model and had a complete pass-thru on a wood fence. The shaft did not bend and the fletching did not mess up at all. Plus, the wood grain print really looks nice. So again, go with the Easton Legacy Arrows in 2018.
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