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Bear Firebird Youth Bow


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60-Inch Sizing info
  • Entry-level youth bow recommended for ages 12 and up
  • Bow features durable composite limbs, can be used by both left and right handed shooters
  • 60-Inch overall bow length, 22 to 28-Inch draw length, and 30 to 35-Pound draw weight
  • Limbs 100% covered at no charge for first 5 years after purchase
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

About Bear Archery Founded over 50 years ago by Fred Bear himself, Bear Bows is dedicated to the hunt. Using Fred's extensive experience as an expert marksman and craftsman, the company continues to produce innovative and celebrated equipment for archers of all types. Whether you're looking for a first bow for practice, honing your skills on targets, or out in the field, it'll go better with a Bear by your side. Perfect for right- or left-handed shooters. 22- to 28-inch draw length. 30 to 35 lb. draw weight. Durable composite limbs. 60-inch overall bow length. Suggested age range: 12 and up. Includes bow only.

Product Details

Size: 60-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 68 x 8 x 4 inches ; 1.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002BIM0H0
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: AYB6601
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
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Customer Reviews

Very nice bow, its a true recurve which is nice.
Xpanzicax
The handle has notches above the arrow rest which I assume are supposed to be some sort of sights...though I have no idea how to use them.
Antigrav01
They are both enjoying archery and this is a great first bow.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

141 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Antigrav01 on October 30, 2010
Size Name: 60-Inch
I have recently re-kindled my interest in archery and randomly found this listing for the bow I bought years ago so I thought id write a review for it.
The brace height is 8 1/4 inches, draw weight about 35lbs at 28 inches, and the total length when strung is 56 inches (60 when unstrung). I managed to pull the bow back to 31 inches (with the help of my legs) without it cracking or even making a sound, so that should give you some peace of mind if your draw length is just at 28 inches. Fiberglass is more durable than wood in that respect, but I wouldnt advise pulling it back any farther than 31 inches.

-Appearance-
Its a basic, slightly recurved flatbow made of fiberglass. It is green with a black rubber handle and has "Bear" written on one of the limbs. The handle has notches above the arrow rest which I assume are supposed to be some sort of sights...though I have no idea how to use them. Im instinctive anyway. Sights are for guns. This is indeed a right handed/left handed bow. Simply flip the bow over to switch between hands or shooting styles.

-Pros-
The bow shoots well with mild shock, not too much. The draw is smooth.
The string is very sturdy and doesnt look like I will ever need to replace it. With my amount of use anyway.
While there is a mark on the rubber shelf, it hasnt worn away even after all this time.
If I had some proper arrows, I feel like I could get some very consistent groups. Even using 2nd-hand arrows with half destroyed fletchings, it does pretty well.

-Cons-
The rubber grip/shelf is glued very weakly to the bow. This isnt a big deal, I just tied it with some leather strips. Looks better, feels better, and is secure. Some people might prefer it comes glued on properly though.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Rocks on July 2, 2011
Size Name: 60-Inch Verified Purchase
I purchased this bow on a whim. The price and manufacturer were both major factors. Bear makes a good bow. This particular one is quite powerful for what it is. It's certainly not a toy. This bow is more than capable of bringing down an animal with the appropriate arrow. So far it appears to be well made. I've had no problems with any part of it coming loose. There are some reviews about certain parts of the bow falling off or becoming very loose. I've fired this weapon at least 150 times and even tried to pry off the arrow rest to no avail. I use a 32" fiberglass arrow with it for target practice and a 32" carbon fiber arrow for hunting. I fired a 28" wooden arrow with it and it splintered upon hitting the target. This bow would be appropriate for age 15 and up. Like I said, it's not a toy.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Nath on October 10, 2011
Size Name: 60-Inch Verified Purchase
So I picked this up because a few friends and I had started an archery club at our school, I must say after using it today for about 4 hours straight of continuous shooting (probably around 200-300 arrows in total) I was quite satisfied.

PROS
1. The product arrived at my doorstep within two days of me placing the order (I used standard shipping)
2. The bow is functional as a both left and right handed bow (great for getting everyone a chance to use)
3. The bow has GREAT draw weight to it for a bow of this price, that being said THIS BOW IS NOT A TOY, I was able to pierce straight through a 4 inch thick target from about 20 yards away WITH A BLUNT ARROW, once again this being said DO NOT MESS AROUND, safety is important whenever doing archery and this bow, although not the most powerful, is nothing to joke around with.
4. Consistency, after reading some of the reviews I was a little worried about how this bow would fair, however, the bow could consistently put arrows through targets without any problems at all.
5. Works great with all types of arrows, I shot it with both heavy wood and lighter aluminium arrows and the results were the same (you may have to aim a little high with heavier arrows, but no surprise there).

CONS
1. Some construction could have been done with higher care, at the very end of my day of shooting, one of the hooks where the arrows rest before firing snapped off due to it being glued on poorly, it was not a big deal since you could simply rest the arrows on the rubber grip instead, however, still worth noting.

All in all, a great buy for someone just starting out. I wouldn't recommend it however for smaller kids for the simple fact that 35 pounds of draw weight might be a little difficult for younger guys/girls. Look forward to shooting more with it in the future.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ktsurvivalist on July 25, 2011
Size Name: 60-Inch Verified Purchase
This is my first store bought bow because I usally make my own, but it is a very nice bow and shoot's hard enough to kill small game. I thought the first time I shot it it seemed a little weak because I shoot handmade 40-50 lbs bow's, but you'll be surprised by it's power, it shot though a thick carboard box and splintered a 2x4 block inside, and the arrow went almost though the whole box after it hit the block. It fit's nice in my hands and has a arrow rest and even a rubberized grip. Accuracy is great and I can hit a 2 inch target at 20 yard's but I am not the best shot with a bow as I usally use rifle's but recently got interested in bow's and bow hunting and this bow is great for small game.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Digigrandpa on July 13, 2012
Size Name: 60-Inch Verified Purchase
My 11 granddaughter came to visit for a couple of weeks. Before she arrived I decided I would teach her to shoot a bow and arrow. I needed equipment and wanted to keep the costs down. I did some research for `Traditional Bows' and decided on Bear Archery's Youth Bow line. Bear has a good reputation in Archery and the cost for the bows was very attractive.

I got my granddaughter a Bear Archery Crusader Bow. I did not buy it through Amazon. I found it at a local sporting goods store. It turned out to be the perfect bow for my granddaughter to learn with. It comes with an arm guard, finger tab, a small target and two arrows. I did not use the arm guard and finger tab because they were too small. I also replace the arrows because my granddaughter's draw length was too long for the arrows. Even so the Crusader bow is well worth the price even if the extras had not been included. In a very short time she was shooting very nice groups.

The local store did not stock the Bear Bow Youth AYB6601 Firebird Bow. Amazon had the Firebird and at the best overall cost. I ordered it and paid shipping in order to have it in time for my granddaughter's arrival. I got it two days earlier than promised.

In other reviews of the Firebird, two issues consistently where commented on. One was that the arrow rest seemed to be weak and would break or come off. The Second was that the bow's grip was not securely glued. However, I figured for a 35 pound draw weight bow for less than $50, I could sort out these issues if they copped up.

As of today I have probably shot more that 1,000 shots with the bow.
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