The new range of compound bows from Bear Archery includes the introduction of another new flagship bow to headline the season. The new Perception is a high powered bow that sits at the top of the Legend Series boasting a top-end speed of 350 fps.

A more compact Kuma 30 compound bow has also been added to the line-up to answer the needs of hunters who prefer a smaller axle-to-axle bow in their hands.

Two more bows, the Divergent and the Revival have also been included for the 2019 season. The Divergent is compact and fast while the Revival exhibits a much longer riser length for shooters who prefer a more stable base.

We also see two new entries for the younger shooters in the form of the Salute and the Limitless models.

The entire new range of Bear Archery compound bows has been listed below with a brief overview of each bow. We have also included a brief comment on the intended audience for each model along with the basic specifications and features that have been built into them.

You can also find out more about the entire Bear Archery range by visiting the Bear Archery website or you can view the latest season compound bow releases here.

2019 Bear Archery Compound Bows

Bear Perception

Shoot Through Hunting Bow

The Perception compound bow has been added to the Legend Series of bows for the 2019 season and has the very distinctive shoot-through design. This is a significant new concept in that it is the first design that has been built into the compact hunting bow frame.

The new wide platform provides strength and stability as a platform that minimizes torque. The load is spread across the entire riser which is made from 7075 aircraft grade aluminum that uses BearCage machining.

The bow is powered by the H18 Hybrid cam system that is notable for its efficient operation and ability to generate significant speed. It features the Dial Draw modules which allows draw length adjustment in 0.5” increments without the need for a bow press.

The bow has Max Preload Quad Limbs that are attached to the riser by machined aluminum limb pockets. The result is an even spread of the load over the entire limb surface for a more efficient performance.

This is a bow that will work equally effectively as a hunting bow or for the 3D shooter. It is available in Badlands Approach, RealTree Edge, Veil Alpine, and Iron finishes.

The bow has an IBO speed rating of 350 fps and has been released with an MSRP of $1499.99.

Perception Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25.5 - 30"

45-60, 55-70 lbs

33"

4.3 lbs

6"

75%

350 fps

Bear Kuma 30

2019 Flagship Bow

The Kuma 30 is the bow that has been designated as the new flagship bow for the 2019 season. It has been added to the Kuma range as a high performance bow built with all of the features of the Kumas from last year, but packaged into a shorter axle-to-axle frame that is also lighter.

The bow is extremely fast while remaining smooth and forgiving making it a particularly comfortable shooting experience.

Features of the bow include the BearCage riser that eliminates flex while ensuring structural integrity. The MaxPreLoad Quad Limbs and Bear Trap Limb Pocket means strength while maintaining an evenly distributed load for greater shot efficiency. The Roller HingeGuard, ShockWaves and SonicStops are all added for vibration and shock control for a particularly smooth shot.

The bow is available in Realtree Edge, Veil Alpine, One Nation Midnight and Iron finishes. It has an IBO rating of 345 fps and is released with an MSRP of $899.99.

Kuma 30 Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25.5 - 30"

45-60, 55-70 lbs

30"

4.1 lbs

6"

75%

345 fps

Bear Kuma

The Kuma was released for the first time in 2018 as the headline act in the Legend Series and it has been returned for the 2019 season. It uses the H18 Hybrid Cam System and offers a smooth draw cycle that ends with a solid back wall. It is smooth with no hand shock when the arrow is released.

The bow is packed with a number of features such as a Roller HingeGuard which is designed to reduce lateral torque and the Max Pre-Load Quad Limbs distribute the weight evenly to ensure maximum power during release.

New silencing methods have also been introduced for the new season in the form of low profile SonicStops which are string recoil suppressors as well as the ShockWaves limb dampening system that reduces vibration and noise.

The bow has an IBO speed rating of 345 fps.

Kuma Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25.5 - 30"

55-70 lbs

33"

4.3 lbs

6"

75%

345 fps

Bear Kuma LD

Long Draw Bow

The Long Draw version of the Kuma has been returned after first being introduced for the 2018 season. This model offers a draw length range of 27 to 32 inches to meet the needs of the taller archers. Like the Kuma, the bow is powered by the H18 Hybrid Cam System and it remains as smooth and powerful with no hand shock upon release.

The bow has the Roller HingeGuard which is designed to reduce lateral torque and the Max Pre-Load Quad Limbs distribute the weight evenly to ensure maximum power during release.

The bow has an IBO speed rating of 330 fps and it has been released with an MSRP of $899.99.

Kuma LD Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

27 - 32"

45-60, 55-70 lbs

33.25"

4.3 lbs

6.5"

80%

330 fps

Bear Sole Intent

Compact Short Draw Bow

The Sole Intent was added to the Legend Series in 2018 and it returns for the 2019 season. It is a short draw bow with a draw length range of 22”-27” and it is light weight, coming in at only 3.65 lbs. This is the compact hunting bow that will offer superior performance and will be perfect from the tree stand or from out of a ground blind when shooting from close quarters.

The bow is powered by a single cam system that offers a smooth draw cycle and an IBO speed rating of 295 fps. It measures 29” from axle-to-axle and uses the BearCage Technology to eliminate riser flex while not adding any unnecessary weight.

Features that have been included are the HingeGuard to reduce lateral torque and the Max Preload Quad Limbs. Vibration and noise suppression is provided by the ShockWaves limb dampener device and SonicStops for no string vibration.

The bow has been released with an MSRP of $699.99.

Sole Intent Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

22 - 27"

45-60lbs

29"

3.6 lbs

6"

75%

295 fps

Bear Approach HC

High Power Hybrid Cam System

The Approach HC compound bow has been returned for the 2019 line-up to be added as part of the Legend series. It is another compact hunting bow but this one has been equipped with the H15-6 Hybrid Cam system with DrawDial modules. The bow has a smooth draw cycle that delivers significant speed without the jolt of hand shock.

The bow uses the Lock Down Pocket system incorporating four pockets to vastly improve pocket to riser alignment. It is built with EnduraFiber Limbs for greater flexibility and an even distribution of weight load which will be an efficiency improvement.

Vibration and noise suppression is provided by the triple prong inclusion of SonicKnots which not only provide string dampening but also improve speed, the ShockWaves limb dampener device and SonicStops for no string vibration.

The bow has been released with an MSRP of $449.99.

Approach HC Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25.5 - 30"

55-70 lbs

32"

4.0 lbs

6"

75%

340 fps

Bear Cruzer

Versatile and Adaptable For All Ages

The Cruzer has been returned for the 2019 season and it has been given a new look as well as a new color. The bow is the ultimate introductory compound bow for shooters of all sizes and levels of experience. It has a wide draw weight range from 5 to 70 pounds as well as a draw length range that will suit every shooter, starting at a low of 12 inches and expanding out to 30 inches.

It is built with EnduraFiber Limbs for greater flexibility and an even distribution of weight load which will be an efficiency improvement. For vibration and noise suppression it has been equipped with SonicStops to eliminate string vibration.

It has an IBO rating of 310 fps and has been released with an MSRP of $299.99.

Cruzer Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

12 - 30"

5-70 lbs

32"

3.6 lbs

6.5"

75%

310 fps

Bear Divergent

Super Compact Whitetail Hunter

This is the compound bow that has been designed to suit the whitetail hunter. It is a short axle to axle bow that will suit all types of situations from ground blind to treestand. It is a new member of the Mainline Series of bows.

The bow is powered by a hybrid cam system that, when combined with the Max Preload Quad Limbs has the capability to generate considerable speed offering great performance from a very compact frame.

It has been constructed with the same features that you will find on the top end bows in the range including the BearCage riser to reduce both weight and flex, the BearTrap Limb Pockets for added strength and rigidity and Max Preload Quad Limbs for consistent performance.

Vibration and shock suppression have been added through the Shockwaves and Sonicstops and the HingeGuard allows the cables to move smoothly for a forgiving draw and shot.

The bow is available in Realtree Edge, Veil Alpine, Kryptek Highlander, One Nation Midnight, True Timber Kanati and Iron finishes. It has an IBO rating of 338 fps and has been released with an MSRP of $699.99.

Divergent Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25.5 - 30"

45-70 lbs

28"

3.9 lbs

6.5"

75%

338 fps

Bear Revival

Target bow

Bear has added a target bow to the line up for the 2019 and it is the Revival. The bow has been described as a high-performance bow that has been built to meet the accuracy and comfort demands of the target shooter.

In effect, this is a rebirth of the company’s first target bow, the LST. The bow is built with a caged riser so that the shooter has a rigid shooting platform from which to shoot. The Max Preload Quad Limbs ensure the load is distributed evenly for a more consistent draw and shot.

The bow features carbon cross limb pockets to provide maximum strength at key points without adding significant weight. It has a 37.5 inch axle-to-axle measurement and is available in two draw lengths of 45 to 60 lbs. or 55 to 70 lbs.

The bow is available in a choice of either Iron or One Nation Midnight finishes. It has an IBO rating of 320 fps and has been released with an MSRP of $699.99.

Revival Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

27 - 30.5"

45-70 lbs

37.5"

4.4 lbs

7"

75%

320 fps

Bear Threat

The Jack of All Trades

The Threat is the bow that has been created to offer the majority of hunters the perfect set up at an affordable price. The bow is released with the Bear Ready To Hunt package included to give the newcomer all of the accessories required to get started.

The bow is powered by the ES Hybrid Cam system and this is combined with Flared Quad Limbs for a combination that enables smooth speeds of 330 fps. It is available in two configurations with draw weights of either a 50 to 60 lbs. or 60 to 70 lbs.

Features of the bow include the BearTrap Limb Pocket for the strength of a metal pocket and the integration of a zero-tolerance boot and DrawDial rotating modules. Vibration and shock is handled by the inclusion of SonicKnots and SonicStops.

The bow is available in either the Realtree Edge or Kryptek Highlander finishes. It has been released with an MSRP of $599.99.

Threat Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25 - 30"

50-70 lbs

32.25"

4.0 lbs

6.25"

80%

330 fps

Bear Approach

Value For Money Hunting Bow

The Approach returns for the 2019 season. It is a perimeter weighted single cam bow that is smooth and comfortable with plenty of power and speed. It is also the value for money bow in the 2019 line-up.

When it comes to the specifications of the bow we can see that it sits somewhere in the middle in terms of frame size at 32” axle-to-axle and has a brace height of 6.25”. The bow has two peak draw weight options of 45-60 pounds and 55-70 pounds.

The bow uses the Lock Down Pocket System that incorporates four components to increase pocket to limb alignment. To keep the bow smooth and silent at release it is equipped with SonicKnots for string dampening and the ShockWaves limb dampener device.

The bow has an IBO rating of 330 fps and it has been released by Bear Archery with an MSRP of $399.99.

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Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

23.5 - 30.5"

45-60, 55-70 lbs

32"

4.0 lbs

6.25"

75%

330 fps

Bear Prowess

Hunting Bow For Women

The bow released for the female hunter in 2017 has been returned for the 2019 season. It remains the bow in the Bear Archery line-up that has been created as a premium performance bow that has been tailored for the female shooter.

The bow has been created with the Drawdial Rotating Module Single Cam System that enables it to be adjusted to each individual shooter without the need for using a bow press.

Also included for vibration and sound suppression is the inclusion the SonicStop offset string suppressors that are adjustable at the top and the bottom of the string. It also uses RockStops, the adjustable limb stops that forms a solid back wall.

According to Bear Archery This bow is lightweight, fast, smooth to draw, with a silent release – a weapon that is all-business especially when it counts.

The company has put an MSRP of $499.99 on the bow.

Prowess Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

23 - 28"

35-50 lbs

29-1/8"

3.0 lbs

6.75"

80%

290 fps

Bear Species LD

Long Draw Entry-Level Adult Hunting Bow

The Species LD has been added to the Bear line-up for the 2019 and has taken the features found in the original Species and put them into a frame that will suit the long draw archers. This has all been achieved while keeping the price relatively low.

The bow has a draw length that extends out to 32 inches but it still starts at a reasonably short 25 inches. It is available in draw weight ranges of 45 to 60 lbs. and 55 to 70 lbs. so it will suit a wide range of shooters.

Features of the bow include EnduraFiber limbs that offer great flexibility and maximum weight adjustment and LockDown Limb Pockets to provide accurate riser to pocket alignment.

This is a bow that has been created specifically for beginner bowhunters and 3D shooters.

It is available in Realtree Edge, Kryptek Highlander and Veil Stoke finishes, has an IBO rating of 310 fps and has been released with an MSRP of only $399.99.

Species LD Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

25 - 32"

45-70 lbs

31"

4.3 lbs

7"

80%

310 fps

Bear Species

Entry-Level Adult Hunting Bow

The Species is the compound bow that has been created to provide the perfect introductory hunting bow to adults looking to get started. The bow is smooth and easy to draw and shoot. It is a single-cam bow that has a very comfortable let-off to help with aim and accuracy.

The bow is very versatile with a lot of poundage options and a wide draw length range. It also comes in a Ready To Hunt (RTH) package to equip you with all of the extras that are required to get started.

It offers 15 pounds of adjustability in two ranges with 45 to 60 pounds and 55 to 70 pounds providing more than enough. The bow weighs only 4 pounds and has a brace height that is 6.75 inches in length.

It uses the RockStops adjustable limb stops to create a solid back wall and the ShockWaves limb dampener helps to eliminate limb shock. It is built with EnduraFiber Limbs and is equipped with the Lock Down Pocket System.

The bow has an IBO speed rating of 320 fps and has been given an MSRP of $399.99.

Species Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

23 - 30"

45-50, 55-70 lbs

31"

4.0 lbs

6.75"

80%

320 fps

Bear Cruzer G2

Youth and Adult Entry Level Bow

The Cruzer range of compound bows has returned the expanded concept that was introduced the previous year and made it available again in 2019. It is a particularly adjustable bow that can be set for any conditions and can be used by all types of ages and skill levels.

The bow is powered by the MV1 cam system and uses the EndraFiber Limbs for a great combination of flexibility and rigidity, the perfect limbs for a versatile bow. The bow has also been fitted with RockStops for a solid back wall. Vibration and noise suppression is handled by SonicStops for string vibration elimination as well as SonicKnots.

The bow has quite a reasonable amount of speed with an IBO rating of 315 fps and it is available in the Ready To Hunt package with an MSRP of $399.99.

Cruzer G2 Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

12 - 30"

5-70 lbs

30"

3.0 lbs

6.5"

70%

315 fps

Bear Cruzer Lite

Youth Bow

This is the youth bow for the younger shooters starting out and it can be adjusted to grow with its owner as they start to develop. The bow starts at a low draw weight of only 5 pounds but can be adjusted up to a healthy 45 pounds. Similarly, the draw length can be adjusted over a wide range from 12 inches out to 27 inches.

Features include the versatile MVL Cam System with DrawDial EZ View for easier adjustment, EnduraFiber flared quad limbs, zero tolerance limb pockets, an offset string suppressor and SonicKnots for added vibration suppression.

The bow is also released with the Trophy Ridge Ready To Hunt accessory package. The bow is offered in a range of finishes such as purple, yellow, green, orange, pink and RealTree Xtra Green.

The company has put an MSRP of $299.99 on the bow.

Cruzer Lite Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

12 - 27"

5-45 lbs

27-1/8"

3.2 lbs

6"

70%

290 fps

Bear Salute

Entry Level Bow

The Salute has been introduced to the market in 2019 as a great bow for the first-time bowhunter. It is offered by the company with the Ready To Hunt package so the newcomer is fully equipped for action.

The bow has an extremely smooth draw cycle that promises significant speed with an efficient action. It features a 7.25 inch brace height for plenty of forgiveness, something the relatively inexperienced shooter will appreciate.

The draw length starts at only 20 inches and can be increased out to 30 inches offering great adjustability to grow with its owner.  

It is available in a Camo finish and has an IBO rating of 300 fps. It has been released with an MSRP of $299.99.

Salute Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

20 - 30"

50-70 lbs

31"

4.0 lbs

7.25"

70%

300 fps

Bear Limitless

Youth Bow

This is a new youth bow that has been designed to be highly adjustable for the young hunter/archer. It provides a wide draw weight range from 25 to 50 lbs. along with a draw length ranging from 19 to 29 inches.

The bow has been released in the Ready To Hunt package so that it comes with a selection of Trophy Hunt accessories such as a Whisker Biscuit arrow rest, 3 pin fibre optic sight and 1 piece bow quiver.

The bow frame measures 28 inches axle-to-axle and has a generous brace height of 7 inches. This makes it perfect for the short framed young archer. It has bene built with Quad Limbs for power that is evenly distributed for a more efficient performance.

The bow is powered by the Bear Cam system with rotating modules and has had a string suppressor included to reduce noise and vibration.

It has been made available in the God’s Country finish and has an IBO rating of 265 fps. It is released with an MSRP of $229.99.

Limitless Specs

Draw
Length

Draw
Weight

Axle-to-
Axle

Weight

Brace
Height

Let Off

Speed
(IBO)

19 - 29"

25-50 lbs

28"

n.a.

7"

50%

265 fps

You can find more about the company including the other lines of bows in the range including the latest release crossbows, traditional hunting bows and extended range of bows for kids by visiting the Bear Archery Products website.

Find out about all of the bows released in 2019 by visiting our page devoted to a listing of 2019 Compound Bow releases.

Categories: Compound Bows

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