First off, let me say I know next to nothing about archery. Last time I even shot a bow was in middle school some 35+ years ago. I'm a lifelong rifle hunter & wanted to get started in bow hunting this year.
My buddy brought over his older Matthews bow & let me take a couple shots ... his bow is set to way too long of draw length for me, and way too heavy draw weight. Not to mention his bow is super heavy, and there's no way to adjust anything on it without bringing it into a dealer or replace parts, etc. I started thinking maybe this sport isn't for me, too many factors, I don't have an archery shop anywhere within 50mi from me, etc. etc.
So I started looking around on Amazon, came across Bear Archery bows, and did some research. The fully adjustable draw length & draw weight interested me the most... but then I thought maybe it's just a gimmicky type thing 'cuz I'm sure my buddy spend hundreds just having his bow tuned for him. I didn't want to spend much (<$500) ... Figured what the heck I'll try this thing, and if it turns out to be a toy, well, it'll just be a toy for the kids to use plinking around or what not.
Pulled the trigger on the Cruzer G2, and I can tell you this is certainly no toy! I told my other friend I bought a bow online from Amazon after reading some reviews. He's like, cool, what brand did you get? I said it's a Bear Archery one. He says, OH, you got a BEAR??? Dude whatever you got it'll be great, those are like the best bows made! I said really? Cool! Can't wait to get it and check it out.
Received package today, spent about an hour reading the instructions, adjusted to what I think my draw length should be (27.5") ... they included different cams for 1" and 1/2" adjustments. The adjustable feature alone has me totally confident I'll be able to dial in this bow to my zone. *Only thing is they included an allen wrench for the draw weight adjustment, but not one for the draw length / cams. No biggy I have a ton of them, but would've been nice to have it right there in the package too.
I haven't even shot it yet, but I can say I was totally impressed with the packaging, the included accessories, the quality control sheets, etc. etc. Rare to see anymore nowadays so kudos to Bear Archery for that alone. Even got a free ball cap in the package... pretty impressive! I'm confident this will be a great bow for me as a beginner! I can adjust it right here at home, ... for me, my girlfriend, my nephew, etc. who I want to get into the sport as well. I can see a lot of fun coming getting into this sport!
Will update my review after I've actually shot it and practiced with it, but honestly after looking at the specs of my buddy's Matthews bow at like twice the weight and size of this bow ... I'm sure I'll be able to keep up with him and have just as much fun without lugging around a monster heavy bow. Totally confident this bow will be great for target practicing as well as taking deer or other big game.
Only thing I ordered aside from the bow was a trigger release and some broadheads. Going to try my buddy's arrows for now and then dial in what arrow length, weight, etc. works best for me, then order a case for it.
Overall, just wow'd by the whole package already! 5-stars for that alone. I imagine 6-stars when I get my first deer with it! :)
Sometimes the thrill of the hunt is adapting to your ever-changing environment. Meet the Bear Archery Cruzer G2 – the perfect bow to handle whatever adventure comes your way. The maximum-versatility of this bow is engineered for all ages and skill levels. The bow is adjustable from 12” to 30” in draw length range and 5 to 70 lbs. peak draw weight. All adjustments can be made using an Allen wrench and there is no need for a bow press. The bow comes ready to hunt equipped with six Trophy Ridge accessories – a four-pin sight, a Whisker Biscuit, a 5-arrow quiver, a stabilizer and sling, a peep sight, and a nock loop. The Cruzer G2 weighs only 3 lbs. and fires arrows at 315 feet per second. With a super smooth draw cycle, the Cruzer G2 offers a 70% let off. The advanced grip design eliminates hand torque for enhanced accuracy. The EnduraFiber Limbs offer lethal controlled power and the RockStops offset string suppressor eliminate noise and vibration. The Cruzer G2 is the total package with incredible adjustability for the whole family.