In the spirit of Fred Bear, the GameOver is an upper-mid-class bow that represents a bargain in cost vs. performance.
August 19, 2009
Bear has been making compound bows longer than just about anyone. In the spirit of good ol' Fred Bear, the GameOver is an upper-mid-class bow that represents a bargain in cost vs. performance. Compared to the other bows here, the GameOver's single cam is not as aggressive. This translates to a bow that is not quite as fast, but one with a smooth draw and power curve. Its holding weight is only 9 pounds for a 60-pound (draw weight) bow. The GameOver recorded an average of 243.3 fps from a 60.1 pound, 26.75-inch draw length bow, shooting a 349-grain arrow. (It should be noted that I shot through a Whisker Biscuit rest that can reduce speed by a few fps.) Do not get wrapped up in fps numbers; this bow is plenty fast to easily catch up to and penetrate even the nimblest whitetail. The GameOver utilizes a parallel, split limb design; a thin, frame-covering plastic grip; and a vibration reducer that stifles the string after it is released. Its near-8-inch brace height makes it desireable for pros and novices alike, and its modular cam is easily adjusted for draw length. At 33 inches axle-to-axle, it's the longest bow shown here, but it's still considered compact by most standards, and, combined with its huge, round cam, easy to shoot accurately. The GameOver is officially endorsed by call-making giant Primos, and it's one that I can also confidently recommend.
Bear GameOver specs.