Fred Bear Montana Longbow
THIS is a nice bow
I was going to say, "for the money, this is a nice bow" - but I've seen longbows that cost more but aren't noticeably better. It shoots sweet - no hand shock. And the draw is very smooth - no stacking. I had a 50 lb. recurve that required a lot of effort to draw and hold. I have the 45 lb. Montana, and the difference is amazing. It's only 5 lbs. lighter, but because the draw is so smooth, it feels alot easier. I can shoot all afternoon. A real pleasure to shoot. It's very close to center-shot, too - so it's been a much easier to tune than my recurve was. I'm VERY happy with the purchase.
February 5, 2009
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
I love this bow. It has good speed, no hand shock and it's very nice to shoot. I shoot Easton Legacy 2018 arrows and they are deadly with this bow. I would recommend this bow to anyone that want's to hunt traditionally. It's a longbow but it doesn't get in the way when you're in the woods or stand. You can't go wrong with this bow.
January 10, 2009
As an amateur, I can say that this bow is easy to use. It lines up nicely, and at 55# it is good to use while warming up and at full draw. Falls very well to hand and is shaped nicely to grip with your lead hand.
September 12, 2014