Gearhead BowsContributors to this thread:
Habitat for Wildlife 18-Mar-20
Pig Doc 19-Mar-20
Pig Doc 19-Mar-20
fubar racin 19-Mar-20
Anyone actually used one of the GEARHEAD Archery short bows (18 or 20 inch AtoA) for hunting? After 20 years or so shooting a major brand bow I kind of got the itch to try something really new and am considering the Gearhead B20.
Yes I have the T20 very well made, fast, and is very convenient for hunting due to its size. I bought the backpack as well and can walk to my stand with nothing in my hands. The single only issue is due to the shortness it is possible to torque the bow easier then one with a longer ATA. I like mine and when you see and shoot it you may be surprised .
I could never own a bow that ugly. I would go back to slingshot first
"I kind of got the itch to try something really new"
Ever try a recurve or longbow...8^)
1boonr you can kind of compare it with an AR15, not as pretty as a bolt action wood stocked rifle but neat in its own right. I believe the owner is an engineer and I will say when the bow arrived and I pulled it out of the box I was in awe over its size and quality build. Don’t knock it until you see and try it. I just bought my first saddle to use and the size of the bow might make for very easy shooting in all positions.
From: Habitat for Wildlife
Kind of neat looking really. Hope they do well.
Zbone....Looking for something new......recurve and long bow have been around for awhile (An attempt at humor, it's been three long days in the house and I suspect many more to come as at 72 I'm in the high risk group) Actually I shot a recurve some many years ago.
The new P&Y world record black bear was killed with a Gearhead bow. Not sure of the size though.
Stubbleduck - Yeah, I was joking...8^)
The Pontiac Aztek of bows. No thanks. Go for it if you like it. Interesting concept for sure.
I have the T20 and actually "love" it. I love the size of it and the convenience of caring it around. It's a bit slower than my other bows, but not by much. I shoot it pretty good out to 40 MOST of the time. Every now and then I will get a flyer that is way off which has caused me to lack the confidence I need to take it hunting. I really want it to be the perfect hunting bow, but for me, it's not as forgiving as my other bows.
I've shot two of them, they shoot really well! The owner of the shop I tried them at had killed a number of turkeys and antelope with them.
From: Pig Doc
Have to wear a ski mask so no one knows it is you shooting it.
Pig doc.....I've done so much weird stuff over the years that nobody will even notice. By the way might "Bacon Physician" be a bit more dignified?
From: Pig Doc
That's funny Stubbleduck. I should change my handle. Has a nice ring to it and better describes what I have done. BTW, WTF is a stubbleduck?
Pig Doc.....Stubbleduck is a common midwest term for a pheasant.
From: fubar racin
We call em ditch chickens.
Friend of mine with his T18. I will say it's not the bow it's the shooter. But the bow is capable if the shooter is.
You mean to tell me a Gearhead bow beat out a Mathews, Hoyt, PSE, and Bowtech who’d of thunk?! These bows are for real and quality built.
Well.....after considerable thought and research I ended up buying a Gearhead Disrupter, 24 inch version, with the "Slider" grip. I looked at the shorter versions available however I couldn't get my 29 inch draw length in anything shorter than the 24 inch. Tuning was quick and easy....the lateral adjustment on the grip really simplifies the process, at least for me. After shooting the bow for about a month I really like it and will make it my regular hunting bow. I like to take two bows on hunting trips so when it became obvious that the Gearhead would become the primary and the differences between it and my other bows were significant I elected to put my two current bows, both relatively recent (2 and 4 years old) flagship models from a major manufacturer, on the used bow market and use the proceeds to purchase another Disrupter 24. The Disrupter 24 is actually cheaper than any of the major manufacturer flagships which is a positive. I'll not specify the major brand replaced by the Gearhead as their bows have served me well for the last 15 years however for me the Gearhead simply "Fits" better. After tuning I put the Gearhead through the chronograph. At 60 lbs draw wt, 29 inch draw, 350 grain arrow three shots chronoed 301, 298, 301. I use a Zeiss "Z" point red dot sight so nothing on the string besides the D loop.
I'm with you Booner. Not that I think compounds look great in the first place. But, that is pure ugly !