ben Pearson Cougar

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by hunterman93, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. hunterman93

    hunterman93 Well-Known Member

    Just found this bow today.. I know nothing about recurves.. So please inform me on what this bow is like.. Worth shooting or not?
     
  2. neotoxo

    neotoxo Super Member<br>'08 Smackdown Team Winner

    Pearson made some very fine bows, now considered vintage but still
    very serviceable and if it looks good and has no limb twist when strung
    I'd go for it.

    The only complaint I have on old Pearsons was their choice of glass color...
    I have a very nice one with a Zebrawood riser that looks allot like the Bear
    Super Kodiacs but the back side glass is a funky off green color and the belly
    glass is a dull milk chocolate brown...great shooting bow just not very pretty
    IMHO...
     

  3. dirtdart

    dirtdart Well-Known Member

    That was my first bow. 50lbs of whitetail kill'n power. Loved mine. Took my first archery deer with it.
     
  4. willfred219

    willfred219 Well-Known Member

    I still shoot Pearson (BPH 52). I used the same Pearson hunter for 15 seasons until I fell crossing a creek and broke it last year. :frown:
     
  5. Sylamore

    Sylamore Super Moderator Staff Member

    I bought a Ben Pearson Cougar in 1965 and still have it. It is excellent condition and I plan to give it to my #1 grandson as soon as he is old enough to shoot it and appreciate it. It is an outstanding bow @ 50 Lbs., 28 inch draw. :thumb:
     
  6. Earnhardt fan #1

    Earnhardt fan #1 Premium Member<br>2012 Turkey Hunting Contest Winn

    I have a Ben Pearson cougar 705-62" 9206 62 x45-28":thumb:

    pulled those #'s off of it just now
     
  7. hunterman93

    hunterman93 Well-Known Member

    That's exactly what mine is. Is it worth very much? I want to give it a new paint job it needs it but would that hurt the value or anything if its worth any money?
     
  8. Earnhardt fan #1

    Earnhardt fan #1 Premium Member<br>2012 Turkey Hunting Contest Winn

    I have no real idea Dad gave me this one thirty some odd years ago and i shoot it every now and then :head:
     
  9. possum

    possum Moderator<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Contest Winner<b

    Why paint it? I bought a Bear Kodiak Hunter somebody had painted flat black, cleaned it up and there was a beautiful bow under there.
     
  10. hunterman93

    hunterman93 Well-Known Member

    Its all scratched up. It needs a little work.. I found it in an old barn.
     
  11. possum

    possum Moderator<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Contest Winner<b

    I had a Pearson Cougar at one time and quiet honestly, it wasn't very pretty :biggrin: even though it was in good shape but it shot pretty dang good. :thumb: