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I did it guys! Getting a Bear Montana longbow in 50#. As some of you may remember, I was the guy who had his 2014 Grizzly start to de-laminate. Well, I contacted Bear since it was under warranty, and decided instead of getting another Grizzly, I wanted to get a Montana; to try out the world of longbows. The Grizzly was cool ,but I want to get even more traditional. It wasn't a problem for Bear since theyre both the exact same msrp. So, my question is, what should I expect to be different performance-wise and just shooting in general? Thanks guys

p.s.- Im excited I can finally use D97:highfive:
 

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Pete that was funny.

11B that's great news. Good to hear positive about an archery company's.
I have to agree with Pete 100%
Now some dyna puffs from Rasyad and your set if you need them.

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Get a new string. The montana is an easy bow to shoot well. Its not fast but fun to shoot
X2. That was my first longbow and it shot very well. I kept the factory string, didn't have any issues with it personally. I took my first trad deer with it, actually my only trad deer. Lol congrats on the Montana, post up some pics when you get it.
 

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I have one I bought in 99. I reworked the grip and the limb tips. The was like grabbing a 4/4 and the tips were big enough to use the bow as a walking stick or a spear. The design has been refined and I know a couple of archers besides myself that like the bow. Mine is also 50# at 28in. I use 35/55 Goldtips with 125 grain tips.
 

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Right on, thanks everyone!! I have an order placed with tammy jo for a 14 strand D97. Ive heard some good things but more bad things about the factory string. How did you guys take the grip off (if you did)?
 

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My buddy used acetone but he warned me to not let it sit for more than a few seconds while getting the goo off. I might try that or some good old rubbing alcohol (if I don't like the grip).
 

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Ken that looks super comfy!
 

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It worked well, but not long after the grip split(soft rubber) from the pointed edge of the epoxy. I ended up making my dad a good deal on that bow, he can pick it up anytime and hit what he is looking at easily with it. You will enjoy the Montana, its a great bow in its price range.
 
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