Bear Legit Compound Bow Review

By Brodie SwisherJune 4, 2021

The trend among compound bow makers over the last decade or two has been to develop starter bows with high levels of adjustability to grow with the shooter.

The best companies in the business have continued to offer new and innovative options at a great price point to get men, women, boys and girls started in the archery game.

The Bear Archery team set out with a mission to build a bow that legitimately fits all ages and skill levels. Such is the case with the new Bear Legit compound bow. Let’s take a closer look at this 2021 bow option from the crew at Bear Archery. 

Bear Legit Compound Bow Review
Check out the value-priced Bear Legit compound bow, built for shooters of all ages.

First Impressions

I pulled this bow from the box, grabbed the string, and pulled it back to my cheek. I spent a few minutes making adjustments with an Allen tool and then handed the bow to my 8-year-old boy. He pulled the bow back to his cheek as well, then smiled ear to ear.

We both smiled knowing that we’d found another bow with ample adjustability for kids of all ages. The Legit bow is quick and easy to adjust from child to adult, with options to fit just about every size in between. It’s light, compact, and wears a price tag that’s hard to beat, particularly for a ready-to-hunt package.

Bear Legit Compound Bow Review
The Legit bow fit my 8-year-old son equally well with a quick and simple adjustment.

Specs on the Bear Legit

Axle to Axle – 30″

Speed – 315 fps

Brace Height – 6″

Draw Length – 14″ – 30″ 

Draw Weight  – 10  – 70 lbs. 

Bow Weight – 3.6 lbs 

Let-Off – 75%

Price – $419.99 – RTH Package 

Ready to Hunt

The Legit comes in a ready to hunt package with Trophy Ridge accessories, including the Joker 4-pin sight, 5-Spot quiver, Whisker Biscuit arrow rest, and No-tie peep sight and D loop. 

It’s everything you need to get started on your first bowhunt, all priced well under $500. 

Bear Legit Compound Bow Review
The Legit delivers an affordable option to get new shooters on target fast.

The bow was an easy out of the box option for my little boy that immediately grabbed the bow and headed to the targets in the yard to fling arrows. The included Whisker Biscuit is a fool-proof arrow rest that works well for any shooter, but particularly well for newcomers to the sport.  

Simple to Adjust

As mentioned above, the Legit is really easy to adjust on the fly. All adjustments are made using an Allen wrench with no need for a bow press. It’ll save you time and money with less trips to the bow shop, and more opportunities to do your own bow work from home.

Bear Legit Compound Bow Review
The Bear Legit is legitimately adjustable for all shooters, big and small.


As you might expect from an entry-level bow, the Legit is not the fastest bow on the market, but with speeds up to 315 feet per second, it’s got plenty of zip to get the job done in the woods or on the target line. 

The bow draws smooth, holds tight, and delivers a shooter-friendly shot. 

Again, the beauty of this bow is its simplicity in adjustability for all ages and the price tag that comes in at just over $400 for a ready to hunt package. 

Be sure to check it out at www.beararchery.com

Brodie Swisher
Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller, outdoor writer, seminar speaker and Editor for Bowhunting.com. Brodie and his family live in the Kentucky Lake area of west Tennessee.
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