Originally Posted by MISwampDog
I think it's funny that the fred bear line ie Bear Archery was the top bow line for years and years and people forget that. Seems to be mathews this and mathews that. Oh well. To each his own.
That is due to the now generation. These days, most don't care about what they are getting... only that someone else said it was the best... regardless if that is the manufacturer, a magazine editor or some hunter on television.
Bear doesn't spend millions every year on advertising because they don't have to. They don't give bows to thousands of competetive archers because they don't have to. Bear doesn't have their own magazine, talking about how good their gear is, because they don't have to.
Bear fans are bear fans because of the history (grandpaw, dad shot one), the quality (Yep, just as high quality as bowtech, hoyt and mathews) and the price ($750 msrp for their flagship bow... much cheaper than most of the other big companies out there).
The same goes for a bunch of the other companies out there... pearson, darton... the old companies out there...