2012 Owner`s Manual
2012
Owner’s Manual
Members of the ATA
817 Maxwell Avenue • Evansville, IN 47711
800-694-9494 • fax 812-467-1245
www.BearArcheryProducts.com
Contents
Important Bow Information
3-5
Archery Safety & Warnings
6-7
Bow Diagrams
8-9
Care & Maintenance
10-11
Bow/Cam Adjustments
12-28
Initial Bow Setup
29-33
Arrow Selection Information
Warranties
34
35-36
Record important bow information here
and keep for future reference.
Model:__________________________
Weight Range:___________________
Draw Length:____________________
String Length:___________________
Cable
Length:___________________
Purchased From:_________________
Date Purchased:__________________
Serial Number:___________________
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Congratulations! Your new Bear Archery
compound bow is the finest available. It has been
engineered for accuracy, long life, and built with
quality and pride. No other bow delivers a higher
performance to value ratio than a Bear. We know
how much you are going to enjoy your new bow.
For this reason, we ask you read the Care and
Maintenance section carefully to learn how easy it
is to maintain the quality, performance, and level
of satisfaction you expect from a Bear Archery
product.
ENJOY YOUR NEW BOW!
! IMPORTANT LIMB !
! INFORMATION !
Your new Bear Archery bow uses
the latest technology in limb design. This creates
a limb capable of storing optimal amounts of
energy unlike any other bow in the industry. For
that reason, the use of limb mounted accessories
such as vibration dampeners must be restricted.
These particular accessories MUST NOT
BE mounted more than 2 inches from the
limb pockets. Mounting limb accessories
more than 2 inches away from the pockets,
particularly clamping type accessories, can
potentially damage the limbs and void the
warranty. See the illustration below.
2” MAX
Limb mounted
accessories CAN BE
MOUNTED IN
THIS REGION OF
THE LIMB ONLY.
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! IMPORTANT PRESS !
! INFORMATION !
Due to the innovative and advanced design of
your Bear Archery bow limbs, it is of the utmost
importance that your bow ONLY BE
PRESSED IN PROPER BOW PRESSES.
Traditional style presses that use rollers to apply
pressure only to the mid section of the limbs
CANNOT BE USED. Only presses that are
capable of applying pressure to the last 2” of the
limbs should be utilized, as illustrated below
!NOTE! – Limb bolts MUST be backed out 4
complete turns prior to pressing a bow equipped
with flare quad limbs and 3 complete turns for
bows equipped with max pre-load quad limbs.
DO NOT USE THIS STYLE PRESS ARMS
APPROVED BOW PRESSES:
For the most up to date and accurate list, please
visit your local Bear Archery dealer or
www.BearArcheryProducts.com
Failure to adhere to this list of
presses can result in immediate failure of the
limbs, possible injury and void the
manufacturer’s warranty.
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! IMPORTANT PRESS !
! INFORMATION !
Certain bow models
require the use of fixed
stops to prevent the
press forces from
pushing the bow out of
the bottom of the press
Bow press MUST only
be applied to the outer
2” of limb tips.
Press
must
ONLY
apply
pressure
to the
limbs in
this
area.
5
Press
should be
capable of
adjusting
to the
riser’s full
length
! SAFETY FIRST !
Before using this equipment, read and follow
these manufacturer’s instructions carefully. If you
have any questions, contact the manufacturer or
a qualified dealer.
Dry-firing a bow severely reduces
the life expectancy of the bow and may cause
immediate damage to the bow resulting in injury
to yourself or others. Never dry-fire your bow!
Never pull back and release the bowstring
without an arrow attached to the string. Your
bow is designed to transfer energy to a properly
weighted arrow.
Shooting underweight arrows has
the same effect as dry-firing a bow and may
cause serious injury. Use the proper arrow for
you and your bow. If you are unsure about your
arrow choice, contact your local Bear Archery
dealer or an arrow manufacturer.
Do not use wooden or fiberglass
arrows. They are not designed for use with this
compound bow and may cause serious injury.
Use the proper arrow for you and your bow. If
you are unsure about your arrow choice, contact
your archery dealer or an arrow manufacturer.
Inspect your arrows and nocks
regularly. Immediately discard any dented, split,
splintered or otherwise damaged arrows and
replace cracked or broken nocks.
Do not draw your bow beyond its
maximum draw length as damage to the limbs,
cables and strings could occur.
The use of safety glasses is recommended with
any archery product.
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! SAFETY FIRST !
Targets and Hunting Safety
 Be sure of your target. Bowhunters often
wear camouflage and are difficult to
identify.
 Never aim at anything you don’t intend to
shoot.
 Never point or aim a drawn bow at
another person.
 Never draw or shoot when anyone is
between you and your target.
 Never shoot at a target or object unless
you are sure that it can stop your arrows.
 Make sure the area behind and around
your target is clear.
 Before shooting, be sure that no part of
the bow will strike any tree branches or
other obstacles.
 Never shoot arrows straight up in the air
or in any direction where you might
destroy property or endanger life.
Pre-shooting checklist
Are these items in good condition?
Properly installed? In working order?
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Cables
String
String Serving
Loop/Nock set
Cable Slide
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Sight
Arrow Rest
Arrow Nocks
Arrow Shafts
Set Screws
BOW DIAGRAMS
Understanding your bow and its component
parts will add to your archery enjoyment.
Although bows differ in performance and
features, these photos represent the components
available in various combinations on most
models. Being familiar with this information will
help you with the instructions throughout this
manual. Also, you can refer to these photos when
ordering parts or making technical inquiries.
Weighted
Axle
Dampeners
Cable with
Split Yoke
Flare Quad
Limbs
Arc String
Suppressor
Limb Bolt
Assembly
Cable guard
Continuous
String
Cable Slide
Arrow Rest
Mounting Holes
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BOW DIAGRAMS
Idler
Wheel
Limb
Pocket
Riser
Roller Cable
Guard
Sight Window and
Mounting Holes
Grip
Stabilizer
Mounting
Hole
Max Pre-Load
Quad Limbs
Cam
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CARE AND
MAINTENANCE
With proper care and a minimum amount of
routine maintenance, your bow will be kept in
top condition. However, it is still important to
carefully inspect your bow on a regular basis.
Cleaning
Your bow should be kept clean of dust, mud and
grime. Use a damp soft cotton cloth to remove
dirt and moisture. Do not use solvents such as
acetone or mineral spirits as they may ruin the
finish.
Storage and Transportation
Avoid exposing your bow to temperatures over
150 degrees. Excessive heat may damage your
bow. Do not leave your bow unprotected in your
vehicle on a hot sunny day or store in a hot attic
or other hot enclosed area. Clean your bow
thoroughly after each use. Never put your bow
away wet or store it in a damp place. Lightly oil
all steel parts (axles, mounting screws) to prevent
rust. You can relax the limbs if storing for more
than a year. Follow the instructions under Peak
Draw Weight Adjustment in the bow adjustment
section.
Bow Presses
Use only “double-pull” type APPROVED bow
presses. A “double-pull” bow press draws your
bow down at two points on the riser. Older style
“single-pull” bow presses that contact the bow
only in the grip area can result in bent or broken
risers.
To reduce unnecessary stress on the riser, back
off the limb bolts 2-3 turns before placing in a
press. See page 4 and/or
www.BearArcheryProducts.com for additional
bow press information.
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CARE AND
MAINTENANCE
Lubrication
Your Bear Archery compound bow requires very
little lubrication. Wipe the cable guard
periodically with a dry cloth to keep the cable
slide running smoothly and free of dust. Cam and
idler wheel bearings do not require lubrication. If
other lubrication is necessary, use white lithium
grease or Teflon lubricants. Avoid excessive
lubrication of any item, as this can attract dirt.
On hunting bows, avoid lubricants with obvious
odors.
String and Synthetic Cable Maintenance
Regularly apply a high quality bowstring wax to
your string and synthetic cable system. Regular
waxing protects your cables and strings from
abrasion, wear and separation. Smear the wax
into position. Then, rub it gently with your
fingers or a soft piece of leather to work the wax
into the strands. Replace frayed or worn
bowstrings and cables immediately.
•Bear Archery strongly recommends replacing
the bowstring and cable annually. Please visit
your local Bear Archery dealer for assistance.
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BOW ADJUSTMENTS
Peak Draw Weight Adjustment
Bear Archery bows have a 10 pound peak weight
adjustment range. If your bow is equipped with
limb bolt lock downs, make sure these screws
(small single button head screw attached to riser
through “tang” protruding from underneath the
limb pocket) are loosened before making any
weight adjustments.
Using a 7/32” hex wrench for bows with a 3/816 limb bolt, and a 3/16” hex wrench for bows
with a 5/16-18 limb bolt, turn the limb bolts
clockwise to increase peak weight and counterclockwise to reduce peak weight. Bow weight will
increase or decrease approximately two to four
pounds per turn. IMPORTANT Both limb
bolts must be adjusted equally. Likewise, do not
turn one limb bolt more than two turns ahead of
the other when making adjustments. Finally, limb
bolts must never be backed out more than 3 full
turns on bows that are equipped with max preload quad limbs. Do not back out the limb bolts
more that 4 full turns for bows equipped with
flare quad limbs.
Bows with limb bolt lockdowns: After all tuning
adjustments have been made; engage the limb
bolt lock down screws. Screws should be snug
against the limb pocket “tang”.
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BOW ADJUSTMENTS
CounterClockwise
Decreases
Peak Weight
Clockwise
Increases
Peak Weight
Limb Bolt
Assembly
Limb Bolt
Lockdown
Tang &
Screw
Limb Bolt Adjustment
Bow
Max Turns
Anarchy
3
Carnage
3
Mauler
3
Legion
3
Encounter
3
Outbreak
8
Siren
3
Homewrecker
3
Apprentice 2
6
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CAM ADJUSTMENTS
Adjusting Draw Length – Perimeter
Weighted Modular Single Cam ( ½” size
module draw length adjustment)
Bow model:
• Anarchy
Draw length
31.5”
31”
30.5”
30”
29.5”
29”
28.5”
28”
27.5”
27”
26.5”
26”
25.5”
25”
Module #
9.5
9
8.5
8
7.5
7
6.5
6
5.5
5
4.5
4
3.5
3
The perimeter weighted single cam has a modular
draw length adjustment. All draw length
adjustments can be made without the use of a
bow press. Draw length changes are made by
simply changing modules and moving the draw
stop. Accessory modules are available from your
local Bear Archery dealer in half-inch draw
length increments. Each module is numbered,
with #9.5 being the longest draw length and #3
being the shortest. To change modules remove
the socket head cap screws from the present
module, remove that module and replace with a
new module. Such module draw length
adjustments will not affect peak draw weight.
Modules are right and left hand specific. USE
ONLY RH MODULES ON RIGHT HAND
CAMS AND LH MODULES ON LH CAMS!
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Setting the TWO SIDED DRAW
STOP
When a module is changed, the draw stop must
also be moved to the corresponding setting
marked on the cam. The Anarchy has a new two
sided draw stop system. This system consists of
a draw stop that utilizes two mounting bosses to
achieve different draw stop settings. Each draw
stop is marked with a 1 on one side and a ½ on
the other side. These marks are used to match
the stop with the desired module. If a whole
number module is to be used, the draw stop
must have the 1 facing out when mounted, if a
half number module is to be used, the draw stop
must have the ½ facing out when mounted.
There is only one mounting hole in the cam for
each whole and half number module set. For
example, when setting a bow up with either a
number 6 or a number 6 ½ module, the stop will
mount in the #6 hole for both settings, but on
the 6 module, the stop will read “1” facing out,
and on the 6 ½ module, the stop will read “1/2”
facing out. The stop will only mount in one
orientation for each setting. DO NOT force the
stop into the mounting hole; it will slip into the
hole when the correct orientation is achieved.
Example Shown:
Refer to the images on the next page for
additional reference.
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TWO SIDED DRAW STOP
EXAMPLES
#6 Module
Draw Stop
Position for
# 6 Module
#6.5 Module
Draw Stop
Position for
#6.5 Module
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CAM ADJUSTMENTS
Module number
engraved in
module
Module
Draw Stop
Back View
Draw
Stop
Screw
Perimeter
Weight
Module
Mounting
Screws
3, 3.5 Draw
Position
#9 and #9.5
Draw Stop
Position
4, 4.5 Draw
Position
5, 5.5 Draw
Position
#8 and #8.5
Draw Stop
Position
6, 6.5 Draw
Position
7, 7.5 Draw
Position
Front View
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CAM ADJUSTMENTS
Adjusting Draw Length – Perimeter
Weighted Modular Single Cam ( ½” size
module draw length adjustment)
Bow model:
• Carnage
Draw length
30.5”
30”
29.5”
29”
28.5”
28”
27.5”
27”
26.5”
26”
25.5”
Module #
10
9.5
9
8.5
8
7.5
7
6.5
6
5.5
5
The perimeter weighted single cam has a modular
draw length adjustment. All draw length
adjustments can be made without the use of a
bow press. Draw length changes are made by
simply changing modules and moving the draw
stop. Accessory modules are available from your
local Bear Archery dealer in half-inch draw
length increments. Each module is numbered,
with #10 being the longest draw length and #5
being the shortest. To change modules remove
the socket head cap screws from the present
module, remove that module and replace with a
new module. Such module draw length
adjustments will not affect peak draw weight.
Modules are right and left hand specific. USE
ONLY RH MODULES ON RIGHT HAND
CAMS AND LH MODULES ON LH CAMS!
When a module is changed, the draw stop must
also be moved to the corresponding setting
marked on the cam.
Refer to the images on the next page for
additional reference.
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CAM ADJUSTMENTS
Draw Stop
Module
Module number
engraved in
module
Back View
Perimeter
Weight
Module
Mounting
Screws
Draw stop
increments
must match
module
number
Draw
Stop
Screw
5.5 Draw
Position
6.5 Draw
Position
9.5 Draw
Position
8.5 Draw
Position
Front View
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7.5 Draw
Position
CAM ADJUSTMENTS
Adjusting Draw Length – Perimeter
Weighted Modular Single Cam (1” size
module draw length adjustment)
Bow model:
• Mauler
• Attack
• Assault
The perimeter weighted single cam has a modular
draw length adjustment. Most draw length
adjustments can be made without the use of a
bow press. Draw length changes are made by
simply changing modules and moving the draw
stop. Accessory modules are available from your
local Bear Archery dealer in one-inch draw length
increments. Each module is numbered, with #10
being the longest draw length and #5 being the
shortest. To change modules remove the socket
head cap screws from the present module,
remove that module and replace with a new
module. Such module draw length adjustments
will not affect peak draw weight. Modules are
right and left hand specific. USE ONLY RH
MODULES ON RIGHT HAND CAMS AND LH
MODULES ON LH CAMS! When a module is
changed, the draw stop must also be moved to
the corresponding setting marked on the cam.
Additionally, fine draw length adjustments of ½
inch can be made by removing the bowstring
from the standard “dot” string post and
reattaching it to either the “+” or “-“ string posts
on the cam. Moving the string to the “+” post
will increase draw length by ½” and moving the
string to the “-“ post will decrease draw length by
½”. To make such adjustments, it is first
necessary to remove tension from the harness
system of the bow by compressing the bow in a
bow press. A fixed or portable bow press must
be used! Under NO circumstances can this
relaxing of the harness system be
accomplished by simply backing out limb
bolts. Refer to the images on the next page for
additional reference.
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CAM ADJUSTMENTS
Draw Stop
Standard
“dot”
Post
“+”
Post
Module
Module
number
engraved
in module
Back View
Perimeter
Weight
Module
Mounting
Screws
Draw
Stop
Screw
Standard
“dot” Post
“-“
Post
Front View
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Draw stop
increments
must match
module
number
CAM ADJUSTMENTS
Adjusting Draw Length – Rotating Module
System
Bow models:
• Legion
• Encounter
• Siren
Module #
Setting
5
5.5
6
6.5
7
7.5
8
8.5
9
9.5
10
Legion
DL
26"
26.5"
27"
27.5"
28"
28.5"
29"
29.5"
30"
30.5"
31"
Encounter
DL
27"
27.5"
28"
28.5"
29"
29.5"
30"
30.5"
31"
31.5"
32"
Siren DL
22"
22.5"
23"
23.5"
24"
24.5"
25"
25.5"
26"
26.5"
27"
The rotating module cam system allows the bow
to be adjusted to all of its draw length positions
without the use of separate individual modules
and does not require a bow press for draw length
adjustments at 1/2” increments. Draw length
changes are made by first removing the socket
head cap screws that secure the rotating module
unit. Next, rotate the module until the desired
draw length tick mark is lined up with the
module tick mark, and reinstall the screws in the
corresponding holes. The cam itself is marked
with draw length increments where #10 is the
longest setting and #5 is the shortest. Such draw
length adjustments will not affect peak draw
weight. When the rotating module unit is
repositioned to adjust draw length, the draw stop
must also be moved to the corresponding setting
marked on the cam.
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CAM ADJUSTMENTS
Cable
Post
String
Post
Draw stop
Rotating
Module
Cam
Draw length
increments
engraved in
cam
Module Tick
Mark
Back View
Perimeter
weight
Rotating
Module
Screws
String
Post
Draw stop
screws
Draw stop
increments
MUST MATCH
draw length
setting
Front View
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CAM ADJUSTMENTS
Siren Rotating Module Cam Back View
Bolt on
third track
Thread
Locked
Screws
Cam
The Siren rotating module cam is equipped
with a bolt on third track system.
DO NOT remove the third track for any
reason. The screws holding this track on
have been set with a thread binding agent
and should never be removed. The third
track is not changed during any adjustment
of this cam.
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CAM ADJUSTMENTS
Adjusting Draw Length – Inner Cam System
Bow model:
• Strike
• Charge
• Home Wrecker
The inner cam system allows the bow to be
adjusted to all of its draw length positions
without the use of separate individual modules
and does not require a bow press for draw length
adjustments at 1” increments. Draw length
changes are made by first removing the socket
head cap screw that secures the inner cam unit.
Next, move the inner cam unit to the desired
draw length and reinstall the screw in the
corresponding hole. The cam itself is marked
with draw length increments where #10 is the
longest setting and #6 is the shortest. Such draw
length adjustments will not affect peak draw
weight. When the inner cam unit is repositioned
to adjust draw length, the draw stop must also be
moved to the corresponding setting marked on
the cam. Draw stop must be positioned so that
the side marked “OUT” faces out.
Additionally, fine draw length adjustments of ½
inch can be made by removing the bowstring
from the standard “dot” string post and
reattaching it to either the “+” or “-“ string posts
on the cam. Moving the string to the “+” post
will increase draw length by ½” and moving the
string to the “-“ post will decrease draw length by
½”. To make such adjustments, it is first
necessary to remove tension from the harness
system of the bow by compressing the bow in a
bow press. A fixed or portable bow press must
be used! Under NO circumstances can this
relaxing of the harness system be
accomplished by simply backing out limb
bolts. Refer to the images on the next page for
additional reference.
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CAM ADJUSTMENTS
“+” post
Standard
“dot” post
Draw stop
MUST
FACE
OUT
Inner cam
screw
Cam
Inner cam
unit
Draw length
increments
engraved in
cam
Back View
Perimeter
weight
Standard
“dot” post
“-“ post
Draw stop
screws
Front View
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Draw stop
increments
MUST MATCH
draw length
setting
CAM ADJUSTMENTS
Adjusting Draw Length – Rotating Modular
Cam System with MultiDraw
Bow model:
• Apprentice 2
• Outbreak
The adjustable multidraw cam equipped bow can
be configured to provide a draw length from 15”
to 27” in 1” intervals. No bow press is required
to adjust the multidraw cam system. To adjust
the draw length, first remove the socket head cap
screw located in the rotating module. Next rotate
the module to the desired draw length and
reinstall the screw in the corresponding hole. It
may be necessary to pull the cable away from the
module to provide clearance for the module to
rotate, see the picture below. Next perform the
same operation on the opposite cam. Be sure that
both the top and bottom cams are set to the
same draw length position. The adjustable cam
operates on a sliding poundage scale where an
increase in draw length also provides an increase
in peak draw weight. This allows the bow to
grow with the archer.
Cam
Module
Mounting
Screw
Right or
left hand
designation
Back View
Draw Length
printed on
module
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Front View
OUTBREAK
Draw Weight vs. Draw Length Chart
Rotating
Module
Module
Mounting
Screws
Cam
Cable Post
String Post
Draw Length [in] vs Draw Weight [lbs]
Limb
Bolt
Bottomed
Limb Bolt Fully Backed Out
Draw Length
60 lb
50 lb
60 lb
50 lb
Outbreak
Outbreak
Apprentice 2 Apprentice 2
Apprentice 2 Apprentice 2
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39.5-43.5
30-34
21-25
14.5-18.5
16
39.5-43.5
30-34
28-32
21-25
14.5-18.5
16-20
17
39.5-43.5
30-34
28.5-32.5
21-25
14.5-18.5
16-20
18
40-44
31.5-35.5
32.5-36.5
23-27
16-20
19-23
19
43.5-47.5
34-38
37-41
24.5-28.5
17.5-21.5
21.5-25.5
20
45.5-49.5
36.5-40.5
41-45
26-30
20-24
24.5-28.5
21
48-52
39.5-43.5
45-49
28-32
21.5-25.5
27-31
22
50-54
40.5-44.5
49.5-53.5
29.5-33.5
23-27
30-34
23
51.5-55.5
42.5-46.5
53-57
31-35
24.5-28.5
32.5-36.5
24
53-57
44-48
56.5-60.5
32.5-36.5
26-30
35-39
25
55-59
46-50
59.5-63.5
34.5-38.5
28-32
37.5-41.5
26
56.5-60.5
47.5-51.5
62.5-66.5
37-41
30.5-34.5
39.5-43.5
27
60-64
50-54
64.5-68.5
40.5-44.5
34-38
41.5-45.5
28
66.5-70.5
43.5-47.5
29
68.5-72.5
45.5-49.5
30
70-74
48-52
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INITIAL BOW SETUP
Before you can safely and effectively shoot your
bow, a number of specific initial bow setup steps
must be taken. These steps can be performed on
your own, if your level of expertise is adequate.
Or, your local Bear Archery dealer can help you.
Arrow Rest Installation & Setup
Arrow rests should be installed according to the
manufacturer’s specifications. The first
adjustment you need to perform is setting the
vertical height of your arrow rest. When properly
adjusted, your arrow rest should align the
centerline of the arrow with the center of the two
holes used to mount the rest to the riser. To
check this, place an arrow in the rest and nocked
on the string. Visually confirm the center of the
arrow passes directly through the center of the
arrow rest mounting holes when viewed from the
side. If not, adjust your rest up or down to
correct.
Next, the rest should be adjusted for proper
“Centershot”. With an arrow in the rest and
nocked on the string, firmly hold another arrow
against the inside of the riser near the arrow rest
mounting holes as illustrated. Look down the
arrows and verify that the arrows are parallel to
each other. In other words, the spacing between
the two arrows should be the same along the
entire length of the arrows. If not, adjust your
rest side to side to correct. This is only your
“initial” centershot and additional fine tuning
may be required depending on your shooting
style and equipment. Please refer to the images
on the next page for further reference.
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INITIAL BOW SETUP
Arrow
rest
should
support
the arrow
in such a
way that
the
arrow’s
centerline
passes
directly
through
the
center of
the two
arrow
rest
mounting
holes.
Place
arrow
firmly
against
inside of
riser as
shown.
Arrows
should be
parallel
along their
entire
length.
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INITIAL BOW SETUP
Nocking Point and Nock Adjustment
Now that the initial centershot setting is
complete, you need to verify your arrow nocking
point. Install the nocking point or string loop on
the bowstring so that when an arrow is nocked it
creates a 90 degree angle to the string. Another
option is to use a process similar to the one used
to determine centershot. With an arrow in the
rest and nocked on the string, firmly hold
another arrow against the shelf of the riser as
illustrated. Look down the arrows and verify that
the arrows are parallel. In other words, the
spacing between the two arrows should be the
same along the entire length of the arrows. If
not, adjust your nocking point up or down to
correct.
At this time, adjust arrow fletch position to
correspond with the arrow rest you are using.
Such adjustments are done by simply rotating or
replacing the arrow’s nock. Carefully position the
nock to provide proper fletch clearance through
the arrow rest. Your local Bear Archery dealer
can show you how to do this or can provide the
service for you. Please refer to the images on the
next page for further reference.
Install All Accessories
After your arrow rest and nocking point are
installed correctly you will need to install all other
accessories such as sights, quivers, silencers, peep
sights, stabilizers, etc. Before mounting ANY
accessories to the limbs, Refer to page 3 for
important limb information.
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INITIAL BOW SETUP
90°
Max
Place arrow firmly
against shelf of
riser as shown.
Arrows should
be parallel
along their
entire length
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INITIAL BOW SETUP
Sight Adjustment
When first sighting in your new bow or bow
sight, the key thing to remember is “Chase the
arrows”. In other words if your arrows are hitting
the target to the right of the bull’s-eye, move
your sight to the right. If the arrows hit high on
the target, raise your sight.
Arrow
Group
In the picture above, the arrows are hitting the target
high and to the right of the bull’s-eye. To correct this,
adjust your sight up and to the right. Remember,
“Chase the arrows.”
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ARROW SELECTION
Arrow selection depends on the peak draw
weight, let-off and draw length settings of your
bow. Refer to arrow manufacturer’s arrow
selection tables using this information. The
International Bowhunters Organization (IBO)
allows a minimum of five grains arrow weight
per pound of peak weight. Arrow weight is the
total combined weight of your arrow nock insert,
and point or broadhead. To determine the
lightest arrow you can safely shoot, use the
following format:
Peak Draw
Weight (Lb)
X
Multiply by
5 Grains
per Pound
Minimum Safe
Arrow Weight
(Grains)
=
Shooting arrows below these
minimum weight requirements will void the
warranty. Using arrows below five grains per
pound of peak weight can approach dry-fire
conditions and can severely reduce the life of
your bow, and may cause serious injury. Contact
your local Bear Archery pro shop or arrow
manufacturers for arrow selection
recommendations.
The weight of the arrow you select can be
determined as follows:
1. From an arrow chart, find the weight of
your arrow shaft based on the size and
length.
2. Add the weight of your broadhead or
point.
3. Add 35 grains to cover the nock, insert,
and fletching. For example.
Arrow
400-30”
240 Gr
+
Point
Mag 125
(+125 Gr)
+
Other
(+35 Gr)
=
Total
Weight
(=400 Gr)
NOTE: It is always best to use a grain scale
when available.
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Bear Archery Warranty Statement
All Bear Archery compound bows are backed
with a Limited Lifetime Warranty to the original
owner. This warranty applies to limbs, risers, and
cams. This warranty consists of the following
programs:
•Limbs: 100% covered at no charge for the first 5
years, 50% of replacement cost after.
•Risers: Lifetime Warranty.
•Cams: Lifetime Warranty.
Original Owner:
Warranty applies only to the original owner and
is not transferable. Proof of purchase may be
required.
Items Not Covered:
Cables, strings, bearings, paint and/or film
dipped finishes resulting from normal wear and
tear are not included in this warranty.
Damage Not Covered:
Damage caused by abuse, mishandling, dry firing,
alteration or modification made to original
products are not covered under this warranty.
The use of any bow press other than those
approved by Bear Archery will void this
warranty. Additionally, shooting of arrows less
than 5 grains per pound of peak draw weight will
void this warranty. Bear Archery reserves the
right to make parts substitutions on warranty
coverage at Bear Archery’s sole discretion, for
any reason.
Bow Warranty Registration:
For this warranty to be in effect, the on-line
warranty registration process must be completed
at BearArcheryProducts.com and submitted
within 30 days of purchase.
Traditional Bows: 1 year Limited Warranty to
the original owner.
Youth Bows: 90 Day Limited Warranty to the
original owner.
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Bear Archery Warranty Statement
In the event a bow requires warranty service,
please contact the Bear Archery Customer
Department at 800-694-9494 for a return
authorization (RA) number and return shipping
instructions. For full warranty details, please log
on to BearArcheryProducts.com for further
information.
Key Contact data:
Dealer 800 Number: 800-694-9494
Dealer Fax Number: 812-467-1245
Web: www.BearArcheryProducts.com
©2009 Bear Archery
2L-7213-12
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