There are many designs out there for producing good quality traditional bow limbs. Dozens of other materials have been tried and decades have passed since the first fiberglass reinforced maple limbs hit the market and as far as we know it still remains king.
Ragim's Black Bear Recurve Bow is a shooter first and foremost. It was designed from the ground up with everything you need and nothing you don't. Don't let its reasonable price fool you, the Black Bear Recurve Bow Package isn't expensive but it certainly isn't "cheap". We've shot bows costing 3 times this much that didn't feel as good. Yes we know, the bow is imported, but you aren't going to find a "Made in China" sticker on the Black Bear. Ragim is based in Italy, the same vicinity a few other household-name manufacturers import their bows from.
The Ragim Black Bear's riser is one solid billet of hardwood crafted into a perfectly balanced mid-wrist grip and a shelf that honestly, couldn't be better. Ragim's dedication to solid shooting really shines through in the clean black fiberglass laminations and maple core of the limbs. Combine the awesome flexibility of maple with the tensile strength of fiberglass and the result is a super-tough limb with great shooting characteristics and a velvety smooth draw. Unlike many entry level recurves, the Black Bear features active limb tips. This means that the recurved portion of the limb gets in on the end of the draw stroke, reducing stacking and increasing arrow speeds. If you're ready to accept the challenge of traditional archery Ragim Archery's Black Bear Recurve is ready to help you every step of the way.
Of course, we've loaded the Ragim Black Bear traditional bow package with everything you need to get started: shelf rest, quiver, arrows, broadheads, field points, your choice of a glove or tab, a quality arm-guard, string silencers, and all the other little trimmings to take the guesswork out and get you on the range. But don't expect the box to be full of loose parts and assembly instructions, because this awesome rig comes ready for action. Our pro-shop does all the work in-advance. We take it all the way from setting the initial brace-height to final tuning so that this awesome bowhunting rig arrives 100% ready to shoot. Scroll down for all the details.
Ragim crafts their risers from select hardwoods and carefully stains them to beautiful hues. Its hard to beat the look and feel of real wood. Best of all as the bow is used the finish takes on character of its own, truly becoming part of the shooter.
We take the guess-work out of your setup so that you can spend less time tinkering and more time shooting. Every bow is set-up, tested, and fired 50-60 times to ensure the best combination of brace height, tip weight, and arrow spine.
|BOW SPECIFICATIONS||NORMAL "DEALER" PRICE FOR THIS EQUIPMENT||2015 RAGIM BLACK BEAR|
|AMO Length:||58"||BOW||$239.99||SILENCERS||$9.99||Complete Ready-to-Hunt™ Package Deal|
|Bow Type:||Recurve Bow||GLOVE||$9.99||NOCK SET||$1.99|
|String Type:||Dacron||ARMGUARD||$9.99||STRINGER||$14.99||$369.00 (setup, tuned, and delivered*)|
|RH Draw Weights:||30,35,40,45,50,55||ARROWS||$67.99||SETUP FEE||$40.00|
|LH Draw Weights:||30,35,40,45,50,55||QUIVER||$24.99||SUBTOTAL||$456.41||HELP & INFO|
|Grip Type:||Mid Wrist||BROADHEADS||$34.99||-------------||-------------||How to Order: What you should know first.|
|String Length:||54"||FIELD TIPS||$1.50||+6% SALES TAX||$27.38||Read the Traditional Bow Selection Guide|
|Limb System:||Fixed||GRAND TOTAL||$483.79||Information for International Customers|
|Reinforced Limb Tips?:||YES||YOU SAVE OVER $140 ON THIS PACKAGE DEAL!||View a jumbo-sized photo of this bow package.|
|Limb Core Material:||Maple||Visit the bow manufacturer's official website.|
|BOW PACKAGE DETAILS: ACCESSORIES INCLUDED||Scroll Down for Online Ordering|
|GLOVE CHOICE #1 Most Popular
Neet FG-2 Glove
These gloves have been on the market for decades, and for good reason. They just work! High quality suede leather construction combined with a tough Elastic back insert makes for one of the most comfortable and effective gloves on the market. Smooth leather fingertips allow for a clean release every time with no string twist. Best of all, the Neet FG-2 glove seems to last nearly forever when properly cared for.
|GLOVE CHOICE #2
The Neet "Pinch-Free" Tab has got to be one of the smoothest releasing tabs around. The soft felt finger spacer prevents nock-pinch and makes for a much more consistent release than other designs. The Pinch-Free Tab's backing is made of super-soft suede leather to give good durability while preventing the tab from slipping off your fingers between shots and providing good purchase on the tab while shooting. All in all, the Pinch-Free tab is hard to beat!
|ARROW CHOICE #1 Most Popular
Beman Centershot Traditional Arrows
Half-dozen custom fletched Easton Axis Traditional Arrows.. Durable, lightweight shafts fly 20% faster than comparable aluminum arrows. Provides excellent penetration and knock-down power. Fletched with feathers. All arrows come with practice tips installed (matched to the grain weight of your broadheads - of course).
|ARROW CHOICE #2
Easton XX75 Aluminum
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.
|BROADHEAD CHOICE #1 Most Popular
Muzzy Phantom Broadheads
The Muzzy Phantom Broadhead is well known for its legendary toughness and penetration. The Phantom offers total confidence for the serious big game hunter. The 4-blade design includes two .040" primary blades and two .028" secondary blades, for ultimate penetration performance. 1-1/8" cutting diameter. When you are looking for deep penetration, the Muzzy Phantom has many rivals and few equals.
|BROADHEAD CHOICE #2
Magnus Stinger Broadheads
All Magnus Stinger Stingers perform flawlessly from the fastest bows on the planet... with field-tip accuracy. The quality of our construction is unmatched, but if you break one, Magnus will replace it by the terms of their Lifetime Guarantee. You can sharpen the main blades yourself, or replace them... either way, the Stinger effectively fills every need for a solid hunting broadhead.
|QUIVER CHOICE #1 Most Popular
Neet Back Quiver
Theres nothing quite like a back quiver when you're shooting traditional. Your arrows will always be close at hand, ready to deliver that quick follow up shot in the Neet Back Quiver. Best of all this baby is VERY adjustable. We're pretty sure it will fit anyone and everyone. The Neet Back Quiver also features a hard plastic endcap in the bottom to keep you safe from your arrows.
|QUIVER CHOICE #2
Traditional Leather Hip Quiver
The Traditional Leather Hip Quiver will keep your arrows in check and out of the dirt. This quiver is perfect for shooters looking for traditional style without having to learn to use a back quiver. Just right to keep your arrows handy and within easy reach. Manufactured of soft suede, the Traditional Leather Hip Quiver can hold over a dozen arrows without any trouble at all.(Not for use with broadheads)
|YOUR ARM GUARD
Custom Leather Armguard w/ Elastic
We provide you with a custom leather armguard to take the sting out of shooting. Constructed of tough, yet supple, dark brown leather, our custom armguard is easy on your string as well as your wrist. Our armguard also features three elastic closures with speed loops to aid in taking it on or off. You can also wear it over loose clothing to keep your sleeve out of the path of the string.
|YOUR BOW STRINGER
Standard Recurve Bow Stringer
Modern recurves are not easily strung. While you aren't buying the bow of Odysseus it is still nice to have an easy way to get it strung. This premium recurve bow stringer will reduce the possibility of limb warpage or bow damage while stringing. We don't recommend any other method for stringing your recurve as damage can easily occur. Featuring tough leather pockets and a high tensile string, our Standard bow stringer should last indefinitely. (may differ from photo)
|YOUR ARROW REST
Shelf Plate & Rest (style may vary)
Sometimes simple is just the way to go. When you're shooting traditionally it is hard to beat shooting off the shelf. No other arrow rest gets your arrow closer to the "sweet spot" ergonomically. While off-the-shelf shooting requires extremely careful tuning of bow, arrows, and shooter, once you are shooting there is nothing to fail, nothing to adjust. It doesn't get any simpler.
|YOUR STRING SILENCERS
Mountain Man Beaver Balls
These things are great! Real ultra-soft Beaver-Fur strips for your string. It doesn't get anymore premium. Mountain Man Beaver Balls are easy to install too. Simply slip one end of the strip between the fibers of your string, wrap it closely around the string until you get the other end, then tuck the other end between the fibers. After a quick waxing up to the silencers you're done! Best of all, they're SUPER quiet.
|YOUR PRACTICE TIPS
6 Saunders Steel Points
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.
|BONUS OPTION: BOW CASE
NEET Padded Soft Case (+$40.00)
Long enough to handle your unstrung recurve or longbow Neet's Padded Soft Case will protect your bow's finish during transport with 1/2" thick foam padding and brushed Trico lining. The Neet Soft Case also features a full length zipper for easy access and an 8x6 inch accessory pocket to carry along your extra possibles.
|BOW PACKAGE DETAILS: SERVICES PERFORMED|
Each bow package is hand-assembled at our Pro-Shop by a qualified traditional archery professional. No details are overlooked. The brace height is carefully set and tested, the nocking point is crimped on, arrows are tested based on your draw length, draw weight, and release style. Any hardware is carefully installed and carefully adjusted, and your arrows are custom built to match the ideal setup for your configuration. Finally, the string is waxed and the bow wiped down. Each bow is given a thorough inspection - top to bottom - for any flaws or damage. If the bow isn't up to standards, it doesn't leave our shop!
Each bow is tested at distance to ensure that arrows are flying straight with minimal deviation. 3-Arrow groups are shot at 15, 25, & 35 yards and measured by our staff shooters. If a bow has an issue it is going to show up during this portion of testing. Any bow deemed incapable of a high level of consistency is summarily rejected. We wouldn't ship a bow that we wouldn't shoot ourselves. While variances in individual shooting form make an exact fit for your personal shooting form difficult to achieve, we are certain that you won't find anyone who performs a cleaner out-of-the-box tune on traditional equipment.
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 carefully so that each item arrives to your door safely. Loose parts, like the glove, armguard, and broadheads, are all safely tucked inside too. Once full, the box is 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™ TRADITIONAL BOW PACKAGE|
|Order by Phone||Order Online Arrow Safety Bulletin|
|If you have any questions or custom requests, give us a call at 1-877-410-7811 and we'll be happy to help. 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™ Recurve Bow or Longbow Packages normally 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|
|Scorpion Venom Wax
This polymeric wax is designed for those preferring a traditional dressing. This formula is flexible, will not freeze or become brittle as other conventional wax based products.
Optimized conditioning oils of Kokum, Shea, and Mango prevent premature aging and oxidation of the product. Odor free.
|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 a factory authorized dealership for ALL brands we carry 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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