BREAKING: Bear Archery Unveils New-For-2022 Bow Line

In the market for a hot new compound, crossbow or trad bow? Bear promises something for everyone for 2022.

by Mark Melotik

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BearBowsGroup 900New technology. More options. Greater value. You’ll find them all, and more, in Bear Archery’s loaded lineup of new bows and accessories for 2022 that was unveiled today. The eighty-nine-year-old archery company announced the addition of more than 10 new bow models across its compound, traditional, and crossbow lines.BearRefine 900For 2022, Bear’s new flagship compound is the Refine EKO (image above), a 33-inch axle-to-axle bow built to be the most quiet and dead-in-hand bow in its class. With arrow speeds up to 342 fps IBO and a mass weight of only 4.4 pounds, the Refine EKO was built to offer both performance and comfort. The bow features a revised Vibration Reduction System (VRS) from what the industry saw on the Redemption EKO last year; the VRS is guaranteed to eliminate more effectively the heard and felt vibration in every shot. You’ll also find a new ergonomic Grizgrip, designed to more comfortably fit shooters hands, as well as new KillerWave in-limb dampeners. The Refine also sports proven EKO cams that have quickly become one of the most-preferred systems available.BearResurgenceRTH 900Also new for 2022 is the Resurgence RTH (above). This bow features Bear’s first-ever 80-percent letoff hybrid cam system, the new DHC cam system that also brings one of the most-efficient draw cycles to the brand’s line, while delivering speeds to 335 fps IBO. The Resurgence RTH is a 32-inch axle-to-axle, 6.25-inch brace height, Ready to Hunt package at a never-before offered price point in the Bear line.Bear2022 900More new additions to the 2022 Bear Archery compound bow line include the Alaskan, Whitetail Legend Pro, Escalate, Species EV, and Resurgence LD. Each bow was strategically designed to offer the best experience regardless of price point.

“Bear Archery has been raising the bar in performance and technology for nearly 90 years. The 2022 lineup is a testament to the brand’s unwavering dedication to our dealers, consumers, and partners,” said Jon Lene, Bear Archery’s general manager. “Each [new] model was tactically designed from the ground up by our team to give the industry what they want. Regardless of experience, budget, or personal preference, the 2022 Bear line has an answer for everyone.”KodiakHunter 900In addition to seven new compound bows, Bear made several changes and new introductions to their 2022 traditional line of bows. For the first time since the 1960s, the legendary Kodiak Hunter (above) returns to the line. Featuring a shedua riser with a black inlaid stripe and arctic grey glass limbs, the 60-inch AMO bow was an instant success more than 50 years ago due to its longer length, blistering performance, and smooth draw curve. The Kodiak Hunter joins the legendary Bear Archery Kodiak recurve line with the 1959 Kodiak reproduction, Super Kodiak, and Kodiak Magnum.

The traditional line also sees the introduction of the long-awaited #2 Take Down limbs. Crafted out of layered hard rock maple core and black fiberglass, #2 Take Down limbs make a 58-inch AMO bow when paired with an A-Riser, and a 62-inch AMO bow when paired with a B-Riser.

The revolutionary Fred Bear Take Downs see an addition to the line with the Mag Riser B-handle. Last year Bear re-introduced the Mag Riser A-handle for the first time since the 1970s. The now aluminum Take Down riser was a monumental success for its durability, signature grip, and balanced composition. The 2022 Mag Riser B-handle measures 19 inches in length and features the same design as the original model.

As with all other Take Down models, the Mag Riser B-handle can be paired with #1, #2, or #3 limbs to create various bow lengths from 56 to 64 inches AMO.

Lastly, Bear, a leading producer of youth and recreational bows, takes aim at the bowhunters of tomorrow with the addition of the 2022 Pathfinder. This lightweight, capable, introductory level compound was developed to perfectly accommodate young archers. The Pathfinder stretches from 14 to 25 inches in draw length and can accommodate draw weights between 15 and 29 pounds. The youth bow comes ready to shoot with a single-pin sight, two youth safetyglass arrows, a Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit rest, Bear two-arrow quiver, and a nock set.

Additional information on Bear Archery and the complete line of Bear’s 2022 equipment can be found on the Bear Archery website by clicking here.



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