Real World Speed Test | Bear Archery Persist

Real World Speed Test | Bear Archery Persist



Intro: If you're wanting the real story on the real speed for Bear's Flagship Bow, the Persist, well, this is your video. Hey everybody, Dalton Vaughn here at the Better Outdoors Archery Pro Shop. We've got the Bear Persist, new for 2024, here for a speed test. This bow, which starts at $1249.99, being their Flagship bow, has a 26 to 30-inch draw length range. It's got adjustable let-off as well, from 75 to 90%, and has a 340 IBO. So our testing for this bow is going to be done similar to others. We're going to start with the shortest setting, which would be 26, then we're going to go to 27 in draw to keep consistent with the other bows we've done, and we're going to polish it off with a 29-inch setting test as well. We're going to keep it as close to 70 lbs as possible throughout, keep the cam timing where it's supposed to be. May change with changing draw lengths, we'll see on that later on. And as well, we're going to do this on an 85% let-off because honestly, most bows that are this bow's competing against around 85% let-off, and well, let's make it easy, make it simple. You gain just a few 2, 3, 4 ft per second on 75% and 90%, it really doesn't change, maybe one slower, so we'll just stick to 85, make this as easy as we can. We're going to be shooting arrows from 350, 400, 450, and 500 grains to give you a good wide range of what kind of speeds to expect, given this is a flagship level bow. We're going to be using just a regular 316 Peep and a dropway rest, that way it stays consistent with the other flagship bows that we do. So let's get this adjusted to that 26-inch setting and get to shoot. Now we've got our module.

Setting the Draw Length: And our draw stop set to that 26-inch setting, the shortest setting this bow offers. We're at 85% let-off and let's see what we have. Our cam timing looks good. We're at 71 lbs and it measures 26 and 3/4 inches of Amo draw lengths. In the real world, this one measures 26 and 3/4 at a 26-inch setting. So let's go see what kind of speed that shows us. So we're set to that 26 and 3/4.

Draw Length Speed Test: 26 and 3/4 Amo draw length on a 26-inch setting, 85% let-off, and 71 lbs. So let's start with a 350-grain Arrow: 291 ft per second. 400-grain Arrow: 273 ft per second. 450-grain Arrow: 260 ft per second. 500-grain Arrow: 248 ft per second. Now let's go to 27 inches drop. Now I've got to adjust it to.

Setting the Draw Length: A 27-inch setting, 85% let-off. Got to move the draw mod and the stop so see what we have for real. We're at 70.6 lbs and our draw length is measuring 27 and 3/4 inches, so pretty similar to the last. So now let's go to the chronograph. So we're a 27 and 3/4 Amo.

Draw Length Speed Test: 27 3/4 draw length, it's 70.6 lbs starting with a 350-grain Arrow: 305 ft per second. 400 G: 288 ft per second. 450-grain: 273 ft per second. 500 Gra: 261 ft per second. Now let's go change to 29 inches. If you guys are enjoying this.

Adjustments: Video, definitely give it a like and then subscribe to our Channel, stay up to date with everything we have going on. Of course, if you want to get in contact with us, well, all of our contact info is in the description below the video so make that easy on you, some links to click that sort of thing down there make it easy and if you're located in the mids South well we are too, we are in lanto Arkansas and we are about 45 minutes from Jonesboro Arkansas and about 45 minutes from Memphis Tennessee so right here in the heart of the Midsouth right here close to well the Mississippi River actually and we are the number one Bear Archery dealer in Arkansas right now so we've got a huge selection and we've got a lot of uh really a lot of tips and tricks we've learned with these bows to make them just that much better now there's a lot of bows we can ship there's a lot of them we can't that's over on better outdoors. net leave that with you uh this is one of them we can't but think I about got this adjusted to a 29-inch draw so we'll finish this off and we'll head back to the draw board and back to the chronograph so we got it set to a 29in.

Setting the Draw Length: Module and draw stop setting still 85% let-off so let's see what it actually measures in the real world here so we're still measuring 70.6 lbs go over here to the draw link side of the machine and we're at a 29 and 5/8-inch draw length so it did shorten down just a touch by going to the 29-inch setting now to the chono now we're set to a 29-inch setting.

Draw Length Speed Test: 29 5/8 draw length 85% let-off it's measuring 29 and 5/8 and 70.6 lbs and we're going to start with a 350 Grand AR 327 ft per second. 400 GR 308 ft per second. 450 G 293 ft per second. 500 gra 279 ft per second

Draw Length (in) Draw Weight (lbs) Arrow Weight (gr) Speed (ft/s)
26 3/4 71 350 291
400 273
450 260
500 248
27 3/4 70.6 350 305
400 288
450 273
500 261
29 5/8 70.6 350 327
400 308
450 293
500 279


well hope you guys have enjoyed our real-world speed test for the persist this is really about as transparent real as I can possibly get one of these tests to be to make it easier on you guys to make your buy decisions or just see what different bows are doing or maybe you're just archery nut kind of like me and just want to know just to know well fun times for sure but this bow if you want to calculate IBO from each of those different draw lengths and weights and a weights we shot we always use omnic to keep it consistent and transparent and the weight on the string for this bow was about 40 gra by the time we put a dloop tie the top and bottom knock point and put a peep on it the only thing we don't have that you would have normally to actually hunt and shoot this bow the only difference is the peep actually tied in but we'll stick with 40 grains pretty well simple and that should get you what you want to know as far as that goes but this is about as good a speed test as I think there can be so we'll catch you guys in the next video and we sure appreciate you watching

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published