Bear Archery Cruzer G2 Ready to Hunt Review

9.2 / 10 BowGrid's rating
Materials and Design9
Flexibility9.5
Performance9
Value for money9.5
User satisfaction9
Summary
The Bear Cruzer G2 RTH is an incredibly flexible bow, easy to set up and adjust to fit any frame and style. It can be a good first bow for young archers and beginners with room to grow, but won't disappoint the savvier shooters looking for a high-quality product with top-grade capabilities. The Bear Cruzer is a great hunting bow, as anticipated by the "Ready to Hunt" tag. It's powerful, lightweight, easy to carry and very quiet, all features that make a difference when you're in stealth mode trying to drop a deer in its tracks. It also comes with high quality accessories from Trophy Ridge, and all at a very affordable price.
Pros
  • Great flexibility
  • Lightweight
  • Very quiet and stealthy bow
  • Good quality accessory package
  • Second-to-none in terms of customer service
  • Cons
  • Not the fastest bow
  • Bear Cruzer G2 Video Review

    The model reviewed here is a best-selling bow, and among the highest-rated compound bow package for user experience.

    Intro

    Bear Cruzer G2If you’ve been looking for the best compound bow package in the market, you will have come across Bear Archery. This US manufacturer founded in the early 1900’s is a world renowned archery brand, famous for the high quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Their solemn promise is

    “each Bear bow, no matter how large or small, will be utterly reliable. Intensely lethal….”

    The model reviewed here is a best-selling bow, and among the highest-rated compound bow package for user experience.

    Yes, we’re talking about the Bear Cruzer RTH (Ready to Hunt). Let’s take a closer look at the features of this popular bow and discover what makes it one of the best compound bow choices for beginner and pro shooters.

     

    Features summary

    Weight (lbs) 3.6
    AtA (inches) 30
    % Let-off 80
    Draw length (inches) 12-30
    Draw weight (lbs) 5-70
    Speed (FPS) 310
    Hands L&R

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    Materials and Design

    This bow is part of the new 2015 Cruzer bows series, and right out of the box impresses for the quality of its design and USA-made materials. The bow riser is made of lightweight machined aluminum and it’s pretty similar to risers seen on PSE bows.

    Flexibility

    You can’t really go wrong with this bow when it comes to easiness of setup and flexibility. The bow is designed to fit virtually any frame. Its draw length ranges from 12″-30″, and plenty of draw weight adjustment is possible in this bow, from 70lbs all the way down to 5lbs. Its infinite adjustability makes the Bear Cruzer an ideal choice for the smaller frames such as young archers and women, which is why this model is also featured in our Best Compound Bows for Women guide.

    Technology

    Featuring Bear’s MV double cam system, the Bear Cruzer G2 RTH has a moderate cam design, which gives it a smooth and easy draw cycle. Its 75% let-off makes it easy to hold at full draw for extended periods of time, even with the limbs cranked down. The Bear Cruzer features max-preload quad limbs for powerful and vibration-free release, a special grip design that eliminates hand torque, and high-precision limb pockets for enhanced accuracy.

    Speed and accuracy 

    The brace height of 6.5 inches and the short axle-to-axle length (32″) makes the Cruzer a little less forgiving than other Bear models, but on the other hand the bow can be easier to maneuver in tight quarters and close shots. At a IBO speed of 310 FPS, this bow is not as fast as some other Bear or PSE models, but it’s very effective and still capable of shooting lethal arrows. The Bear Cruzer is an extremely accurate bow, featuring a nice solid wall with total lack of creep, which is useful when aiming to shoot tight groupings consistently. In addition, with the included Trophy sling the archer can shoot with an open hand, thereby eliminating excessive recoil, thus making your shots even more accurate.

    Hunting Features

    The Bear Cruzer G2 RTH has the stealth features of a great hunting bow. With a weight of only 3.6lbs and a relatively compact built, the Bear Cruzer is easy to carry thus particularly suitable for long hunting trips. It’s a very quiet bow, thanks to the Trophy Ridge string suppressor and stabilizer, combined with the max-quad technology which delivers a vibration-free performance, thus suppressing extra unwanted noise that can scare away your prey. When dialed up to +60lbs can be extremely lethal, and is potentially capable of taking down small and large game.

    Accessories

    The Bear Cruzer G2 Ready to Hunt package comes with the fully assembled bow (limbs, riser, cams, cables, string, and string suppressor), and Trophy Ridge high-quality accessories, regarded as among the best on the market: Trophy Ridge whisker biscuit arrow rest, Trophy Ridge 4-pin lighted sight, Trophy Ridge stabilizer, Trophy Ridge sling, Trophy Ridge quiver. It also includes a peep sight, a nock loop, a printed manual, and Bear’s warranty card which backs the bow with a Limited Lifetime Warranty to the original owner. This warranty applies to limbs, risers and cams.

    Pros and Cons

    Pros

    Cons

    • Not the fastest bow

    Bear Cruzer G2 RTH: Conclusion and Rating

    The Bear Archery Cruzer G2 RTH is a truly exceptional product, far exceeding the expectations for a bow package in this price range. Newer shooters will find this bow perfect to grow into, while veteran archers and bow hunters will be impressed by its technology, performance and stealth features, all at a very affordable price.

    9.2 / 10 BowGrid's rating
    Materials and Design9
    Flexibility9.5
    Performance9
    Value for money9.5
    User satisfaction9
    Summary
    The Bear Cruzer G2 RTH is an incredibly flexible bow, easy to set up and adjust to fit any frame and style. It can be a good first bow for young archers and beginners with room to grow, but won't disappoint the savvier shooters looking for a high-quality product with top-grade capabilities. The Bear Cruzer is a great hunting bow, as anticipated by the "Ready to Hunt" tag. It's powerful, lightweight, easy to carry and very quiet, all features that make a difference when you're in stealth mode trying to drop a deer in its tracks. It also comes with high quality accessories from Trophy Ridge, and all at a very affordable price.
    Pros
  • Great flexibility
  • Lightweight
  • Very quiet and stealthy bow
  • Good quality accessory package
  • Second-to-none in terms of customer service
  • Cons
  • Not the fastest bow
  • How does it compare?

    Here’s the Bear Cruzer RTH rating compared to another great hunting bow kit, the Predator RAPTOR. Click on the compound bow names to read the full reviews. If you’re on mobile, flip your phone to see the scores side-by-side

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