This bow features a progressive cam system, meaning that as you adjust the draw length longer, the bow's peak draw weight gets heavier. As you make the draw length shorter - the draw weight gets lighter. So the bow is engineered to grow with the shooter. No limb changes or module exchanges are necessary. All the adjustability is built right into the bow.
Smart! The new Bear Apprentice 2 fits everyone from beginners just 3 ft. tall to older teens and lady shooters up to 5' 8" tall. And with the huge range of draw weight adjustment, short draw shooters will never need to struggle while drawing it back. If you're a short-draw shooter, the Apprentice fits!
Whether used as a trainer for youth shooters or as a primary hunting bow, the Apprentice offers the versatility and performance you'll need. At just 2.9 lbs, the Apprentice is easy to handle and fun to shoot. You'll be amazed at how quickly even new shooters find success with the Apprentice.
But this little cub has some teeth too. Just like Bear's mainline hunting bows, the Apprentice is loaded with great features and technologies. The bow starts with a rugged and handsomely sculpted aluminum framework, a two piece logo grip, quad split-limbs, pivoting limb pockets, machined cams, a Dynaflight custom string set, and a film-dipped Realtree APG camo finish (available in Pink Camo too).
This is no toy bow. The Apprentice is the real deal. It's just been designed to be a better fit, with better ergonomics, for short-draw shooters. Sling a few arrows with the new Apprentice and you'll see exactly what we're talking about.
We've loaded this great bow up with everything: rest, sight, arrows, stabilizer, bow case, wrist sling, mechanical release and MUCH MORE. But don't expect the box to be full of loose parts and assembly instructions, because this awesome rig comes ready for action the moment you unpack it from the case. Our pro-shop does all the work in-advance. So this awesome bowhunting rig arrives 100% ready to shoot. Scroll down for all the details.
|No Bow Press
The Apprentice can be easily adjusted, throughout its entire range, with just a couple simple hex wrenches. No bow press or special tooling is required.
|Not a Toy!
This is not a plastic toy bow. The Apprentice can easily harvest big game species when set for heavier weights and longer lengths. So it makes a great hunting bow for short-stature archers of any age. Young shooters must always have proper adult supervision when shooting.
2013 BEAR APPRENTICE 2
|IBO SPEED:||265FPS||Complete Ready-to-Shoot™ Package Deal|
|BRACE HEIGHT:||6 1/8"||$399.00 (setup and tuned*)|
|DRAW LENGTHS:||15-27"||HELP & INFO|
|BOW MASS:||2.9 LB.||How to order: What you should know first.|
|BOW FINISH:||REALTREE APG CAMO||Read the Compound Bow Selection Guide|
|ECCENTRICS:||TWIN CAMS||Information for International Customers|
|LET-OFF:||70%||View a jumbo-sized photo of this bow package.|
|WARRANTY:||LIFETIME||Visit the bow manufacturer's official website.|
|BOW PACKAGE DETAILS: ACCESSORIES INCLUDED||Scroll Down for Online Ordering|
Trophy Ridge Sharpshooter
Lightweight/compact design allows sight featuring extra long fibers routed through bracket for increased durability & exposure to UV light. New TRU•TOUCH™ soft-feel technical coating and smart pin design allows for quick and easy fiber replacement. Also features micro push-button light. All metal construction with 1.8” inner aperture diameter. Reversible bracket for RH/LH and glow-in-the-dark shooter’s ring. Camo finish.
Quickshot Whisker Biscuit
The rest that started the arrow containment revolution ... the Trophy Ridge Quick Shot Whisker Biscuit features windage adjustment, a Composite-encased biscuit - 150% stronger than previous models, reference marks for repeatable adjustment, and custom rubber boots to silence arrow loading. In addition the Whisker Biscuit Quick Shot is lighter and more compact than previous Whisker Biscuit models. Can be mounted for LH or RH shooters.
|ARROW CHOICE #1 Most Popular
6 Custom Carbon Arrows
Half-dozen custom carbon arrows (.006" or better straightness). Durable, lightweight shafts fly 20% faster than comparable aluminum arrows. Provides excellent penetration and knock-down power. Fletched with vanes or feathers. All arrows come with practice tips installed (matched to the grain weight of your broadheads - of course).
|ARROW CHOICE #2
6 XX75 Camo Hunter Aluminum Arrows
Sometimes it's better to stick with what works. More deer have been killed with the XX75 than any carbon arrow can dream about. This is the true "old standard" against which all hunting arrows are judged. Sturdy 7075-T9 aluminum construction with Super UNI bushing and S-Nocks installed. Superior flight and reliable penetration. Tips included.
|BOW CASE CHOICE #1
Allen 614 Camo Padded Soft-Case
Plenty of room for your bow, plus room for a jacket and other gear too. Attractive lightweight design. This camouflage padded case protects your gear without the bulk of heavy hard-shell cases. Slip it easily behind your truck-seat or store in the closet or on a simple nail, using the hanging strap. Case is foldable when not in use and easy zipper closure gets you in and out fast.
|BOW CASE CHOICE #2 Most Popular
Flambeau Safe Shot Hard Case
Sturdy, molded construction from Flambeau. Secure 4-latch closure. Hood & loop fastening straps. Incorporated structural pillars for added durability, and features built-in broadhead wrench. Good looking and rugged with plenty of room for all your other gear. Airline approved.
Bear 4 Arrow 2 Piece in Black
Rugged and functional, this 2 piece quiver bolts down tight to the bow and will last for season after season. Grippers hold carbon or aluminum arrows firmly and compact 4 arrow hood protects all types of practice tips and broadheads. Finish: Black.
Sims S-Coil in Black
Sims Limbsaver S-Coil 4.5" Stabilizer is a unique continuous spiral design stabilizer that independently isolates and dampens hand shock vibration and reduces bow torque. Supports a smoother feel, and provide a quieter shooting experience. Waterproof for all seasons and is compact and lightweight. Length: 4 1/2", Weight: 4.73 oz. Black finish.
|YOUR PEEP SIGHT
R.A.D. Trio String Peep
When you order your bow package, please select the style and size of peep sight you prefer. You may choose from the popular TRIO-Style peep sight (medium/large), the FLETCHER-Style peep sight (small/medium/large), or a TUBE-Style peep (large). Standard install height is 13 cm above the nocking point, but you may choose a HIGH (15 cm) or LOW (11 cm) alignment to accommodate special conditions. See help section below for additional details.
Tru-Fire Patriot Jr. Caliper
The reliable Patriot Jr. features aluminum construction dual jaw head, and the head rotates 360°. Padded black nylon Power Strap, much easier to put on then any V-style strap. Fits both left and right hands. Will not damage bowstring. Junior size for smaller hands.
|YOUR FIELD TIPS
Q5 Ultra-Lite 5-Arrow Camo
Perfectly matched to the diameter of your arrows, 6 steel screw-in practice points are included and already installed on the arrows with your bow system. Precision machined and weight accurate to +/- 1 grain. Removes quickly for broadhead installation. Style may vary.
|YOUR WRIST SLING
Hi-Tek Camo Rope Sling w/Grommet
This quality braided sling helps to promote proper open-handed shooting form. Material will not soak up human scent. Rugged rope design with soft flexible grommet mount. Fully adjustable for any size hand or to accommodate bulky clothing. Camouflage rope design.
|BOW PACKAGE DETAILS: SERVICES PERFORMED|
Every bow package is hand-assembled at our Pro-Shop by a qualified archery professional. No details are overlooked. The peep sight is served in place, the nock or loop set is installed, the draw length and weight is set to your specifications, all hardware is carefully installed and properly adjusted, and your arrows are custom built to suit your particular bow and settings. The string gets waxed, axles lubricated, and the bow is given a thorough inspection - top to bottom - for any flaws in manufacturing. If the bow and related gear aren't up to standards, they don't leave our shop!
We actually test-shoot each bow. Every bow is paper tested by our staff shooters, to ensure that your arrows will fly like a laser beam when launched from your new bow. Adjustments are made as necessary until each arrow tears a clean "bullet-hole", indicating perfectly level and straight arrow flight for the best possible accuracy. We resolve any and all fletching clearance problems and align each arrow nock for a clean zero-contact launch. Be advised that paper-tuning results are only repeatable if you shoot with proper form (no torquing, trigger-jerking, improper grip pressures, etc.).
Each bow is tested at distance to ensure that arrows will group tightly. 3-Arrow groups are shot at 15, 25, & 35 yards and measured by our staff shooters. We use the 25/2 rule. If our staff shooters aren't grouping 3 arrows into a 2" circle at 25 yards with your new bowhunting package, then we retune until the 25/2 rule is met. While variances in individual shooting form makes exact pre-sighting impossible, we test shoot each bow and rough-set your top sight pin for a 20 yard shot. This gets your sight-pins in the "ball-park" so you won't have to start from scratch - possibly sending an arrow into an unforgiving neighbor's yard.
When you receive your new bow system, you will just need to make fine adjustments to the top pin, then finish-up by setting the remaining pins for the distances you prefer. And if you're new to the sport, or not so handy with tools and gadgetry ... don't worry. You'll also receive a copy of our booklet Getting Started with Your Compound Bow which offers detailed instructions on the sighting-in procedure as well as helpful maintenance and safety tips. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS BOOKLET THOROUGHLY BEFORE YOU BEGIN SHOOTING.
We chronograph each bow to ensure that the actual arrow velocity is within the expected range. You will receive a System Statistics report with your new Ready-to-Hunt™ Bow Package. This report will precisely detail the exact velocity of your arrows, grain weight and length of the arrows, recommended tip weights, the exact bow settings, and dozens of other specs related to your bow system. Keep this sheet for your reference. If you ever need additional arrows or want to make changes and adjustments on your bow, you'll have the original data for reference.
|PACKAGING AND SHIPPING
Each fully assembled bowhunting package is delivered - packed tightly in the bow case of your choice. Loose parts, like the release and broadheads, are all safely tucked inside too. Once full, the bow case is boxed and sealed for safe transport. Your bow system is then shipped, via FedEx Ground, to your home or business. A tracking number will be provided to you, so you'll know when to expect delivery. All packages are fully insured and require a signature at the point of delivery.
|HOW TO ORDER THIS READY-TO-HUNT™ COMPOUND BOW PACKAGE|
|Order by Phone||Order Online Arrow Safety Bulletin|
|If you would like to talk things over with one of our experts first, please don't hesitate to call us toll-free at 877-410-7811 (M-F: 8-7, S:8-4, ET). Archery is our favorite subject. We will be happy to help you make the best choices and go through your options one by one. We have a zero-pressure sales policy - no one will press you to make a purchase or hound you afterwards - we promise.
If you would like to do a little research before calling - or if you're new to the sport - please read our Help with the Details Section on how to select the proper draw weight, draw length, arrow options, etc. That way you won't be blindsided with technical questions. The guide details all the questions you'll be asked during the order process. Ordering one of our Ready-to-Hunt™ Compound Bow Packages takes about 10 minutes on the phone.
If you're ordering a bow with non-standard options, special sizes, or if you would like to build your own package, please order by phone. You may also inquire about custom orders at our general inbox email@example.com.
International customers, please see instructions for placing orders from outside the U.S. and Canada.
|Suggested Items for Your Bow Package|
|Spare String & Cable Set
Built to to match the original specifications of your bow, the Rhino series string and cable set, built by America's Best Bowstrings, can be a real life-saver should your original strings ever become compromised. Balanced two-color black & grey twist BCY Dyna Flight 97 material meets or exceeds factory specs. Sold as a complete string and cable set only. Custom string sets also available.
|Bow Package Maintenance Kit
14"x11" Padded Camo Pouch which holds a handy kit to help keep your bow package in top shooting form. Includes 9-size Archer's Allen Wrench Set, 6-compartment broadhead box, string wax, broadhead wrench, 6 extra inserts and nocks for your arrows, nock installation tool, and FastSet arrow adhesive. Sold only with the purchase of a Ready-to-Hunt package.
|Hips X2 Whitetail Block Target
The Hips X2 Series Whitetail is great for the backyard or camp. With dimensions of 18"x16"x14" the Compact has plenty of shooting surface for sighting in and enough thickness to stop even today's most powerful bows. The perfect portable size you'll love. This target is MAP priced at $79.99, but is available for $20 off ONLY with the purchase of your Ready-to-Hunt Bow Package.
|Hips X2 Herd Bull Target
The Hips X2 Series Herd Bull is a target that simply lasts and lasts. With dimensions of 18"x16"x19" the X2 Herd Bull has enough surface area to soak a heck of a lot of shots. Spend less time searching for arrows and more time shooting. Shoot a Herd Bull!
|Some Frequently Asked Questions|
|Q:||Can I make changes, upgrades, additions, or subtractions to this package?|
|A:||You sure can. If you would like to "customize" your Ready-to-Hunt™ package, please just call our sales desk at 877-410-7811 and one of our specialists will be happy to help you make any changes you like. If you prefer, we can also assemble a completely new package using parts you specify. Please contact our sales desk with your "wish list" and we will be happy to give you a custom quote.|
|Q:||When will my bow package arrive?|
|A:||To most locations in the continental United States, the safe answer is 7 to 10 business days. Please note that business days are not calendar days. We put a considerable amount of care and labor into every Ready-to-Hunt™ bow package, as we want to make sure we get it right the FIRST time. So if you're not willing to wait for work to be properly performed, we ask that you not order a Ready-to-Hunt™ Bow Package. We don't perform rushed-quality workmanship under any circumstances.
However, we realize you're anxious to get your order and begin shooting. So we work hard to make sure our bow systems are built and shipped within 5 business days of your order (most ship within 2-3 days). Once completed and shipped, packages are delivered via FedEx Ground within 1-5 business days (delivery time will vary by location of course). Please allow 1-2 days extra time during peak season (August -Sept). Once your bow system ships, you will receive a FedEx tracking number via email. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to call us at 1-877-410-7811 or email us.
|Q:||Do I still get my factory warranty?|
|A:||Absolutely, YES! Hunter's Friend is an authorized Bear Archery dealership and ALL bows purchased from our store (locally or via mail-order sales) are 100% covered by the factory warranty. Hunter's Friend is also an authorized warranty service center for every brand of bow we sell. If you EVER have a problem with your bow, don't panic ... CALL US FIRST! Over 90% of common problems can be resolved over the phone. If your bow needs warranty repairs, we'll make sure you get the parts and service you need.|
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