Most modern bows have a complex method to adjust the draw length, and most require a bow press.
However, Bear compound bows are generally very easy to adjust and do not require the use of a bow press.
For this reason, Bear compound bows are one of the best bows for beginners.
Bear Adjustment System
Bear bows are one of the most beginner-friendly compound bows on the market.
This is because Bear archery made their bows completely adjustable for the draw weight and even the draw length.
There are some variations between the models, but the concept is generally the same.
Adjusting the Draw Length
Adjusting the draw length on your Bear compound bow is quite simple and can be done in less than ten minutes.
There are two steps to adjusting the draw length of a compound bow. First, we will adjust the module; this will set the draw length to your desired length.
Second, we must set the stop; this will ensure that the cams stop turning when you drawback.
Adjusting a Bear compound bow is so easy that there are no tools needed other than the right size Allen keys.
This varies from model to model, so I like to have an Allen key set.
Fitting the small screws can also be a bit tricky, so I like to put my bow in a bow vice when adjusting it; however, this isn’t necessary.
Adjusting the Module
A compound bow module determines the draw length of a compound bow.
Many modules have only a limited range, allowing the bow to be adjusted in only small increments or in some cases, not at all.
However, the modules found on a Bear compound bow have a wide range of adjustments and, in most cases, do not need to be swapped for any size draw length.
To adjust the draw length on the bear compound bow module:
- Find your draw length number. Once you know your draw length, you can find it’s corresponding number on the bear compound bow cam. For example: on a Bear Wild compound bow a 28 inch draw is number 4 on the module.
- Secure the bow in a position that is comfortable to work on.
- Locate the module. This is usually located on the cam on a single cam bow. On a dual cam bow the module is typically located on the tom cam.
- Unscrew the two screws on the back of the module. Be careful not to lose the screws as the module will fall once the two screws are undone.
- Slide the module to the number that corresponds with your draw length.
- Locate the two holes that perfectly align between the module and the bow and redo the screws. Hand tighten the screws and be careful not to overtighten.
Adjusting the Stopper
Now that the draw length is set, we have to set the stopper to align with the draw length.
- Locate the stopper. Typically on a single cam bow, the stopper is located on on the outside of the cam.
- On a dual cam bow, there are two stoppers, and it is important that both are set equally to ensure your bow is firing evenly.
- Undo the stopper and set it to the same number as what you set the module to.
- Drawback your bow to check your draw length.
Important Things to Remember
Ensure that you are using the proper tools. Some bow manufacturers use metric measurements, and others use imperial. Find the one that fits your bow perfectly to prevent damaging the screws.
Double-check that you are undoing the proper screws. There are a lot of screws around the cams of a bow, so it’s important to double and triple-check that you have the correct screw.
Undoing the wrong screw could cause damage to the bow and injury to you.
Adjusting the draw length on a Bear compound bow is straightforward.
Once you find your corresponding number on the module to match your draw length, it’s only a matter of moving the module and the stopper to that number.
The whole process takes less than ten minutes, and you’re back up shooting again.
It’s easy to mistake the screws, so double-check that you have the right screw before undoing it to prevent damage and possible injury.