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Lung Buster
03-08-2014, 04:08 PM
Pulled out the old Bear Polar LTD today and threw some arrows out of it at 20 yards! It shot pretty well but definitely makes me appreciate how fast these new bows are!! This is the first bow I ever shot a deer with!! Brought back some great memories!

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TEN RING
03-08-2014, 04:30 PM
It's a big difference going back ten years for me any how

CLT Bluesman
03-08-2014, 05:56 PM
I remember them. That was selling when I bought my Cougar II. There were a lot of them in the woods back in the day.

TEN RING
03-08-2014, 06:06 PM
I think everyone over 50 has had there hands one at one time or another

hawkdriver55
03-08-2014, 07:27 PM
I have one of those!! It was a 14th birthday present from my dad. Never killed anything with yet. The one thing I notice shooting mine that is much different than the newer bows (beside speed) is the noise. With all those cables, pulleys and rollers it can't help but make noise. The other bow in the picture is my son's Hoyt that my step dad gave him. My son refuses to get a modern bow until he kills something with his old hoyt. They both shoot good.

Lung Buster
03-08-2014, 07:57 PM
I think everyone over 50 has had there hands one at one time or another

Hey I'm not 50!!! LOL!!

CLT Bluesman
03-08-2014, 08:08 PM
I have one of those!! It was a 14th birthday present from my dad. Never killed anything with yet. The one thing I notice shooting mine that is much different than the newer bows (beside speed) is the noise. With all those cables, pulleys and rollers it can't help but make noise. The other bow in the picture is my son's Hoyt that my step dad gave him. My son refuses to get a modern bow until he kills something with his old hoyt. They both shoot good.
I know exactly how your son feels. I refused to buy another bow until I shot one with my Cougar II. I did that this past year. I have had that bow 33 years, and it took me awhile. Granted there were probably close to 20 years I did not hunt. Tell him to stay at it!

GB3YO
03-08-2014, 09:34 PM
Those r some nice pieces of archery history there looks like it shoots good enough to get the job done.

Joe H
03-09-2014, 08:38 AM
What you guys are calling "history", I call "new". I've never held a compound bow. I started in the late 1950s with a Bear Cub. I now have 2 recurves...a 1966 Shakespeare Trident, and a mid-1990s Martin X-100.

elkslayer4x5
03-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Older than 50 so this is what I expected to see when I read Bear Polar. Talk about archery history, lots of these around when I first started field archery..:D
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RECURVE-BOW-BEAR-POLAR-RH-35-TARGET-66-/201048263488?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ecf690b40#ht_492wt_658