Bear Archery Bows Bridgeport CT

Local resource for Bear Archery bows in Bridgeport. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to types of bows such as traditional bows, compound bows, youth bows,and Bear Archery accessories, as well as advice and content on Bear Archery young guns.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(203) 876-0477
1201 Boston Post Rd
Milford, CT
 
Abbey Richmond Party Rental Inc
(203) 368-6111
158 Commerce Drive
Bridgeport, CT
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(203) 334-4442
148 Boston Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
Hours
9:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Eastern Mountain Sports
(203) 334-7006
1939 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 
A Party Tent for Rent
(203) 576-1626
2090 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 
Bridgeport Tent Company
(203) 332-9060
666 East Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 
E & S Truck Service Center
(203) 332-4555
425 Boston Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 
Poster`s Hardware & Housewares
(203) 368-3242
2155 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 
Lobster Locker
(203) 334-3306
2155 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 
Eastern Mountain Sports
(203) 334-7006
1939 Blackrock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Bear Archery Charge Ready-to-Hunt (RTH) Bow Review

While Bear Archery got its start with traditional bows, today the company has expanded to compound bows offering a variety of modern configurations. For this review we are going to be taking a look at the Bear Charge in what they call a Ready-To-Hunt (RTH) package. The idea behind RTH is that the bow should be as close as possible to having everything you need to hit the field and start practicing. A packaged bow that comes with a variety of accessories used to be unheard of years ago, but over the last 7-10 years has become steadily more popular, especially with those just getting into bow hunting.

Fred Bear and the company he started, Bear Archery, is an undeniable icon in the history of modern bowhunting. Today vintage Bear Archery products command a premium and are sought after by collectors. This is striking because Bear Archery was and has always been focused on delivering a good value for its customer. Today that tradition is carried on by Escalade Sports, the owner of Bear Archery and Trophy Ridge.

The current Bear lineup includes everything from a compact/youth bow, such as the Apprentice, to their flagship Carnage that features the latest in bow technology. The Charge is an entry level bow that retails at $299 for just the bow and $399 for a complete RTH package. The RTH package includes Trophy Ridge accessories such as a 3 pin fiber optic sight, quiver, stabilizer, bow sling, string loop, peep sight, and a whisker biscuit.

The Charge is available in three peak pull weights: 50, 60, and 70 pounds and can be reduced 10 pounds each. All bows have an 80% left with a soft wall (no hard wall stop on the cam). Draw length adjustment is generous moving from 26" to 30" in half inch increments without using a bow press. The Charge has a 30" axle-to-axle making it a release only bow with a forgiving 7.75 brace height. Given the relatively long brace height the Charge still turns in a respectable IBO speed of 305fps.


The Charge uses a solo cam design that can be adjusted for draw length without a press.


Back side of the lower cam.

The Charge is only available in Realtree APG; however the fit and finish is excellent. The camo dip job on our review bow is complete with little to no blemishes. The limb pockets appear to be painted with a scratch resistant epoxy.

Bear builds their own limbs using a fiberglass/resin compression method. The limbs on the Charge are split with a characteristic flair closer to the cam. Like most other newer parallel limb style bows, the Charge limbs come with a few caveats. First Bear Archery warns against mounting any dampening accessories more than 2 inches away from the limb pocket. Mounting more than 2 inches away from the limb pocket can damage the limbs creating a dangerous bow and voids the warranty.


The Charge uses a split limb design with flared limbs. Be sure
to put any limb dampeners within two inches of the limb pocket.

The other caveat has really hit home with any modern parallel limb bow...

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Connecticut Hunting Regulations

Age Requirement:

Minors 12 to 16 may hunt with a licensed adult, provided they have a junior license and are not carrying more than one weapon.  No more than two minors may hunt with a single adult.

Education Requirement:

Firearms Hunting: Certificate required of all persons regardless of age who have not held a resident firearms license in the past five years or for a first time licensee. Bowhunting: Connecticut Advanced Bowhunter Education Certificate or its equivalent (NBEF/IBEP content) from another state required for all archery permit applicants. Previous resident bowhunting license does not qualify.

Bow Education Required:

No

Orange Required:

Yes