Bear Archery AYS6000GR Review: Complete Set Compound Bow
What We Like
What We Don’t Like
A high performing and easy to shoot bow made for beginners archers as young as 4 years old and will come as a complete set with accessories.
It is always a great idea to introduce kids to archery when as young as possible as it means they will have more time to sharpen their skills. The Bear Archery AYS6000GR is made just for that as it is an ideal compound bow for kids as young as 4 years.
Also, this is a more affordable compound bow option that will come as a complete set with everything that the young ones need to start shooting for an even better value for cash. What's more, this compound bow is also well-built for a long service life.
Bear Archery AYS6000GR Review
Performance: Kids New to Archery Will Love It
Teaching kids how to shoot a compound bow at an early age is a great idea, but it is not always easy even for highly experienced archers. However, with a good compound bow specifically designed for kids like this one, things should be easier.
This Bear Archery compound bow is recommended for kids between 4 and 7 years with no experience using this bow type. But, its built quality, feel, and overall performance mean that it can still work well for older kids than this.
And it is also not restrictive when it comes to hand orientation as it has an ambidextrous rise that makes it suitable for use for both left and right-hand users. Better yet, it is also ideal for both girls and boys.
Flexibility: Adjustable Draw Length and Weight for Maximum Flexibility
Flexibility is also well-taken care of on the Bear Archery AYS6000GR as both the draw length and weight are adjustable and with a wide range for more flexible shooting. This also ensures that this bow will suit more ages, body size, and athletic abilities.
The draw weight is between 8 and 13 pounds, which means you can make it low enough for the 4 years olds to be able to draw the bow and still high enough for the older kids to get nice shots. For the draw length, it will be between 16 and 24 inches. This also makes it suitable for different beginner archers with different abilities.
For kids that have a draw length beyond this range, this bow might not be very ideal as it cannot be adjusted to accommodate them. Hence, to make sure that it will be flexible enough for your kid, it will be wise to first measure their draw length before buying.
Design & Construction: Solid Enough for Its Price
Overall the Bear Archery AYS6000GR is a sturdy and highly durable compound bow that has been designed to take a beating. It is the kind of bow that you can be confident will never break apart when being used by kids, and this makes it a safe option for young ones.
The limbs are made from a solid composite material that is designed to offer a long service life. Also, the cams seem solid enough and well-built, and you can tell just by looking at them that they will last as long as the rest of the bow.
This compound bow is also designed to be long enough to ensure more shooting accuracy. From axle-to-axle, it is 33 inches long. What this means is that it will be long enough to enhance accuracy but still manageable for kids with a smaller body frame.
Because the design also incorporates a durable and spacious-enough handgrip, it will be more comfortable for young ones to hold and shoot. Also, this grip is nonslip to ensure the bow remains sturdy on the hand.
This beginner compound bow has a dual-wheel cam system. The two-wheeled design ensures relatively faster arrow speeds for increased distances. Also, this design will ensure that transitioning to the more powerful youth compound bows will be easier for kids as they will get used to the dual-cam system.
When it comes to appearance, this compound bow is also made with kids in mind. It has a pleasant overall appearance, and the little ones also get to pick from 4 different color options, which ensure they end up with something that suits their specific tastes.
Noise & Vibrations: Could be Quieter but It Is Still Okay
Given that this is a youth compound bow model meant for kids, it should be obvious that it will not be super silent. And this is even more so given that it is a budget compound bow model.
Like any other dual-cam compound bow, the Bear Archery AYS6000GR can be quite noisy when shooting. But, for target practice shooting and for having fun with your kids, the noise is hardly an issue as you do not need a super silent bow for this.
Also, there seems to be a little hand shock when shooting, but with the 13-pound maximum draw weight, you can be sure it will be almost insignificant, and many archers will hardly even notice it. Once the kid gets used to the plastic grip, they will hardly ever complain about any shock or vibrations.
Accessories: Nice Set with Several Accessories
Bear Archery AYS6000GR is a very convenient compound bow that has been designed to ensure that your kid will be able to use it straight from the box. This bow comes with a complete set of standard accessories.
These accessories will include finger rollers that will ensure the archer has an easy time drawing the arrow when preparing for a shot as these rollers cradle the fingers nicely. Also, there is a pin sight that will be very handy when aiming and will ensure the archer gets more accurate shots.
There is also a quiver on the compound bow set for holding arrows. And on your purchase, you also get 2 safety glass arrows. Other accessories included in the set like the armguard are also nice to get as besides being useful when shooting, they also eliminate the need to buy them separately.
Price: An Inexpensive Kid’s Bow
If you want to spend the last amount of money on a compound bow for your kid that is getting into archery but also don’t want to compromise on the quality you get, this Bear Archery bow is perfect.
It is an inexpensive kid's bow that will provide a perfect way to test whether your little one is interested in archery or not without having to waste a lot of cash. But, for that price tag, you should not expect to get super long shot distances or hit the target with massive power.
However, for having fun with kids and showing them how to handle a compound bow or even just helping build their confidence with a bow, the Bear Archery AYS6000GR will give you excellent value for money.
Well-built and flexible compound bow for kids that comes complete with the basic accessories to allow for immediate use.
With a complete set of accessories, the Bear Archery AYS6000GR is ready for use straight from the box. It is also a sturdy bow with composite limbs and durable cams for long service life. These and the flexible draw ensure it will give you great value for money.
- Product Name: Bear Archery AYS6000GR
- Product Brand: Bear Archery
- Draw Weight: 8 to 13 pounds
- Draw Length: 16 to 24 inches
- Recommended Age: 4 to 7 years old
- Let-Off: 70%
- Axle-to-Axle Length: 33 inches
- Accessories: Yes
- Hand Orientation: Ambidextrous (ideal for both left and right-hand users)
- 33-inch longer axle-to-axle length for increased accuracy
- Ambidextrous limb makes it ideal for both right and left-hand users
- More durable composite limbs
- Dual cam design allows for an easy transition to youth bows
- Pin sight for easy aiming
- Finger rollers ensure an easier and more comfortable draw