« CafePress Only the strong play paintbal White T-Shirt – L White Backdoor Bootlegging » 3 thoughts on “Bear Archery Scout Bow Set (Right Hand/Left Hand)” 50 of 51 people found the following review helpful Bear archery scout bow review, January 23, 2012 By J. Carnevale (Midwest) – This review is from: Bear Scout Youth Bow Set (Sports) Good starter compound bow for a 6 to 8 year old. I would not recommend this to a younger child due to the length of draw. This bow fits into a niche market for kids that cannot draw 15 to 20 pounds which is where most youth compound bows end. The only downside is the length of draw is a little bit long for that age group. Be sure and measure your child’s length of draw before purchasing. After getting this bow home I measured it: Length of draw = 20 inches to let off, out to 24 inches to wall.Draw weight = 11 pounds, with 50% let off (5.5 pounds) As previously noted, there is no adjustability. The included arrow rest is for a right-handed archer only but can be modified for left-handed archers and only lasted about 100 shots, then broke. Comes with a pin sight and not used, in my experience, children do better without the sight pin. Quiver is cheap and not used. Included arrow’s are blunt and would only penetrate a Morrell model 109 youth target 30% of the time. We bought arrows separately to solve this problem. Had to tape string so the kids had a consistent place to nock the arrow onto the string. As for the directions that came with it, go to the website and look up the new ones. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 61 of 64 people found the following review helpful Sweet Bow Set for Young Kids, September 20, 2011 By Andrew (United States) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Bear Scout Youth Bow Set (Sports) I bought this bow set for my 4-year-old and just received it. It’s great so far. My son is having some trouble pulling the string all the way back while holding the arrow in place, but he’ll get it down in the next day or so, I’m sure. He can easily pull the string all the way back without holding the arrow at the same time. His older brothers – including a 10-year-old who has a Genesis compound bow – think it’s really neat. The instructions are lacking like others have mentioned, and I’ve tried to help out with the pictures I’ve attached showing the proper installation of the sight pin and the arrow rest. Pretty straightforward, really. The bow itself is very nice considering the price. It has a nice paint job on the limbs (hopefully not lead paint; see below for my take on the warning label) and is a perfect size and weight for the intended age group of 4 to 7. My kid lit up when we took it out of the box. Very cool looking bow. I wouldn’t worry about the Proposition 65 warning that is included on just about every item that might be sold in the state of California (you didn’t worry about it when you bought your car, right?). The warning is used even by manufacturers who know their products don’t contain any harmful materials. Because if they’re wrong about which materials their products contain, they get sued for a lot of money. Not for causing any harm to anyone. Just for violating Proposition 65. Read up on it if you’re still concerned. After you do, you’ll realize you probably wouldn’t dare sell anything in California without putting this warning label on your product. With that said, I have no idea if this bow actually contains any harmful materials. I doubt it it does, but I’d suspect the cool green paint if anything. Don’t lick the limbs, just in case. ****** 3 Months Later ****** We still like this bow a lot, nearly three months later. My 4-year-old could shoot very well with it after only a day of practice, and he took it outside for target practice just about every day for two weeks straight after we first got it. The bow is still in great shape. Nothing to complain about at all. Still highly recommended. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 23 of 24 people found the following review helpful For my cub scout, February 9, 2012 By V. Yalung (Bay Area, CA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Bear Scout Youth Bow Set (Sports) Prior to receiving these in the mail, the closest I’ve ever been to a bow and arrow is while watching “Robin Hood-Men in Tights” on Netflix. My wife saw this set at our local Scout Shop for 40 bucks plus tax, and said that it was highly recommended as a first time kit. Naturally, as any thrifty scout mom would do, she called me at home and asked me to look it up on Amazon. Cheaper, and well rated! I bought the set, and after reading the reviews here, I expected to have to set it up before using it. Since I don’t know anything about bows, I took to the web and found several great videos on youtube, as well as some pretty useful information along with a more comprehensive manual on the manufacturers website. While my kids were at school, I did the set up, which really is just applying a sticker onto the bow, and brought out some old empty boxes to the backyard. There is also a “sight” for the bow, which is just a fancy screw and nut, but almost everything I read and viewed said that it had zero usefulness value, so I didn’t even attempt to put it on. I took the bow out back, and practiced firing some arrows downrange so I can give my son some tips on how to use it. It was easy enough for me to learn, and it only took about four tries for my boy to get on a roll, so I can’t imagine a better start to learning a new sport. The velocity that the arrows come out of the bow is surprisingly fast, so I have to remind my son every time he handles it that it’s not a toy. I imagine that misuse of this set can result in a trip to the emergency room. Anyways, the bottom line is that I think that this bow feels very durable, is easy and very fun to use, and is very inexpensive, compared to what else is out there. I don’t have any experience with anything else to make a comparison, but I’m not an easy consumer to please, and I found no fault with these so I give it 5 stars. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (3) Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.