Bear SALUTE Compound Bow

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Bear SALUTE bow for sale

Brace Height: 7.25 "
Axle to Axle Length: 31 "
Draw Length: 20 " - 30 "

Draw Weight: 50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed: 300 fps
Weight: 4.0 lbs

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SALUTE reviews

It’s not unusual to walk through hunting-goods store and feel intimidated by high prices and expensive equipment. Thankfully for new archers, Bear has taken away some of the stress by creating the Bear Salute bow, bringing the world of hunting to beginners at a lower price than ever before.

Things to Consider Before Buying

The Bear Salute is about as bare bones as you can get with a compound bow, which is just what the beginner archer needs. By foregoing all of the fancy and technical features that can be found on much more expensive bows, the Salute keeps it simple.

The dual cam system installed on the Salute is similar to the units found on much higher end bows, so having this feature on a budget bow is a nice addition. The dual cams make for a balanced shooting experience and a smooth draw cycle for consistently smooth shooting. An adjustable draw range of 50-70 pounds means that you can start out light when you are learning and then adjust the weight up as you gain experience and strength. The shooting speed of 300 fps is a great foundation for beginners and will get archers comfortable with the fundamentals of shooting.

Who Should Buy it?

For the young and growing archer, a bow that can grow with the archer and become more powerful when ready is an excellent investment. The Bear Salute is a bow built specifically for that purpose. If a young archer is given this bow when they are 10 years old, it will be able to keep up with their learning abilities until they are in their late teens, as you adjust the weight and power to their current needs. The bow’s frame is also small enough and has just enough power for a smaller female who is looking to get into archery without investing in a larger and more powerful bow.

Who Shouldn’t Buy it?

The design being so catered towards beginners means that the Bear Salute is not the ideal bow for a large amount of the archery community. Most beginners would be more than satisfied with the adjustability and power of the bow, whereas some of the more experienced archers may not find the bow satisfactory for their needs. The lower fps and the lack of features means that this bow does not have what it takes to go hunting successfully in the fashion that most experienced hunters are used to.


  • The Salute is adjustable enough to grow with an archer as they learn
  • The bow comes with the essentials to start in archery
  • The price is incredibly affordable and widely available


  •  There is no vibration or sound suppressing technology on this bow
  • The lowest draw weight is relatively high for beginners

Final thoughts 

For a bow that grows as you do, the Bear Salute provides an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of archery for beginners who want to unbox the bow and start shooting.

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Specifications for the Bear bow: SALUTE

Brace Height7.25 “
Axle to Axle Length31 “
Draw Length20 ” – 30 “
Draw Weight50 lbs – 70 lbs
IBO Speed300 fps
Weight4.0 lbs

3 quick questions about Bear SALUTE

🏹 Are Bear SALUTE bows any good?

This is a great bow for the young archer.

🏹 How much does a Bear SALUTE bow cost?

This is a cheap bow. A lot of value for the money.

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The Bear Salute Compound Bow comes in two versions – a full length one or a full-length V-Bar. The first version is a stronger version of the standard Archery Salute but is not as stable as the second version. The V-Bar bow features an extended handle that allows the user to make greater use of both their hands when drawing the bow and taking aim at the target. To complete this design, they also developed a device known as the V-Bar Stabilizer, which is specially designed to provide stability while taking aim.

The body of the bow is quite large as well, making it suitable for bigger archers as well. The bearing system on the bow is made from chrome, brass, and aluminum alloys, and is called the “Mighty Bear”. The bow also features a walnut stock and a seat plate that are also made of walnut. The overall length of the bow is almost 8 feet. The front of the bow is set with several draw weights, the arrow rest is adjustable, and the seat plate is collapsible. The Bear Salute Compound Bow comes with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.

The Bear Salute bow has been used by some of the world’s best archers for several years. When first introduced, it was quite controversial as many of the world’s best archers, such as Arnold Palmer, George Lipski, and Dan “The Fish” Myers used the Bow and Arrow, which had been made by Bear Company, as their main source of supplies. Many times, these archers would travel as a group to other archery ranges in order to practice their archery techniques with the other archers.