Bear Showdown Compound Bow

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Bear Showdown Compound Bow

Brace Height: 8.75 "
Axle to Axle Length: 31.75 "
Draw Length: 25 " - 31 "

Draw Weight: 50 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed: 286 fps - 290 fps
Weight: 3.8 lbs

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Showdown reviews

The Bear Showdown compound bow is a great bow for beginners, with good adjustability and a forgiving brace height. It’s a no-frills bow, offered at an affordable price, and would serve as an excellent introduction to archery.


The Bear Showdown is one of Bear Archery’s earlier compound bows, launched in 2008, and it doesn’t have some of the advanced features the company has gone on to introduce in later models. It is made of rigid machined aircraft aluminum that minimizes flex for greater accuracy and forgiveness. The compression quad limbs have rubber isolation boots to reduce vibration. It has a fast, aggressive single cam that allows draw length adjustments in 1 inch increments from 25-31 inches, along with ½ inch post adjustments.

The Showdown holds well at the wall, with a forgiving 80% let-off. There is quite a bit of vibration and hand shock after shooting, and it does have a noticeable hump in the valley. The grip has a two piece side plate design, and is wide and comfortable. It is available in Realtree APG Camo color.


  • Good adjustability
  • Forgiving brace height and let-off for greater accuracy and control
  • Simple, basic, and affordable


  • Only one color option
  • Requires a bow press to adjust the draw length
  • An experienced archer would want to add a number of accessories to this bow, like string stabilizers and suppressors, string leeches, and limb savers, which would increase the weight and price of this bow


The Bear Showdown is designed to be a simple, affordable compound bow for beginners. It is a very forgiving bow, which will improve accuracy for someone just learning to shoot. More advanced archers would probably prefer a bow that is faster, quieter, and smoother on the draw. While these features could be obtained by adding aftermarket accessories to the Showdown, that approach offsets the affordability of this bow, and intermediate and advanced archers may want to simply buy a bow with those features. However, if you are looking for a solid, no-frills, forgiving bow, then the Bear Showdown is an excellent choice.

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Specifications for the Bear bow: Showdown

Brace Height8.75 “
Axle to Axle Length31.75 “
Draw Length25 ” – 31 “
Draw Weight50 lbs – 70 lbs
IBO Speed286 fps – 290 fps
Weight3.8 lbs

3 quick questions about Bear Showdown

🏹 Are Bear Showdown bows any good?

It is an older bow, but still pretty good.

🏹 How much does a Bear Showdown bow cost?

You’ll have to find it used, so et depends.

🏹 What type of bow is a Bear Showdown bow?

Good and affordable compound bow for beginners.

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