Whether you are a complete newcomer to archery or a veteran hunter looking for a change, the Bear Archery Cruzer is truly a compound bow for everyone. The size and adjustability makes this a great choice for the whole family and the fully loaded ready to hunt package is everything anyone would need for their first hunting season. It’s also enough to get a returning hunter back into the game with lethal precision. Accessories aside, the Cruzer itself is a fine Bear compound bow on its own and well worth the money. It comes with the latest technology and the build quality I would expect from Bear Archery.
Bear Archery Cruzer Details
Weighing a modest 3.6lbs and measuring 32” axle to axle, this is a lightweight and easy to maneuver bow. Children, small framed adults, and hunters travelling light or shooting from treestands and ground blinds will find this compact and short design to be highly manageable.
It is especially suitable for young children, who can no doubt handle the weight and size if properly tuned to them. This makes it great for sharing with the budding archers in the family or passing down after mom and dad are ready for their next compound.
It isn’t just the physical size that makes the Cruzer a fantastic option for archers and hunters of all ages. The real reason can be attributed to the incredible adjustability that the dual MV cam system offers. The versatile cams can be adjusted in half inch and full inch increments between 12” and 30” draw lengths.
It is very user friendly and a simple matter of rotating the appropriate module until the viewing window shows the desired length setting. The laser engravings on the cam make it easy to set the length and visually know when to stop adjusting. The wide range of draw length possibilities is what truly makes this the perfect choice for children.
Draw Length of the Cruzer
The draw length setting will then affect the draw weight – which ranges from an easy 5lbs to a powerful 70lbs. This is much more of a range than other bows such as the Martin 60 Blade. This Bear compound bow will grow with the user, keeping up with physical growth and skill growth as children age and adult archers become more experienced.
The quad limbs and aluminum riser, with a brace measuring 6.5”, are tough. The special Bear Archery grip is designed to eliminate torque and improve accuracy. This is a benefit to new archers who are still getting comfortable with their bow and form. Overall, the quality of the bow itself is superb and will be a durable choice for the handling of small children.
Bear Cruzer Attachements
The Cruzer comes with a plethora of quality Trophy Ridge attachments, offering everything needed while on a budget. The Whisker Biscuit arrow rest is very popular among hunters and has a solid reputation. The four pin sight, stabilizer and sling, and five arrow quiver from Trophy Ridge are middle of the road standard gear that will prove adequate for any hunting trip. Peep sight and nock loop are also included.
The only things missing for the hunt are arrows and a good release. Accessories are a matter of preference and shooting style, so these may not be the first choices of seasoned archers who know their stuff. But these are great attachments for a new archer getting their foot in the door or even a long-time hunter that needs a quick setup for the season. Replace the gear as upgrades are needed, but know that you’re certainly not getting bottom of the barrel accessories in this package.
The price and offerings of this Bear compound bow make it one of the best on the market. The drawbacks are few, almost negligible, and the pros are many. It is easy to use, perfect for all ages, simple to adjust, versatile enough to grow with, durable and solid, a complete ready to hunt package, accurate, comes in a variety of aesthetically pleasing colors and camo patterns, and it’s a Bear equipped with Trophy Ridge. Can’t go wrong with that.
Bear Archery Cruzer Review Conclusion
Buyer beware, however, that the 30” draw length can be limiting. Archers who are tall or long limbed may require a longer draw length or feel cramped at the max 30”. Never draw your bow past the maximum draw length as it may damage the limbs and cams. Also keep in mind that it clocks in at 310 FPS, by IBO standards, and while that is more than enough for hunting game it isn’t fast. Speed bows are not suitable for children and require a good 70lbs of draw weight. Finally, for the best experience get it professionally tuned, adjust the sights, measure your draw length, and tweak the arrow rest. See how this compares to the rest of the most popular bows.
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