History Lesson: The Bear Tamerlane

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Re: History Lesson: The Bear Tamerlane

#21 Post by Captainkirk »

Part V- The Tamerlane Victor HC-300

1972 HC-300 "Victor"


1972 was the end of the line for the Tamerlane HC-300 run of bows. This final version was dubbed the Victor and had a riser crafted of Futurewood and shedua, with the same cream white limbs and black tips. This model was the only one with a proud medallion rather than flush mounted coin, either in brass or nickel silver and was only available in one AMO length; 66". Unlike all previous Tamerlanes, the standard draw weights were 25-35#. The silk screen labels now appeared on the belly side of the limbs.
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I hope you enjoyed this little mini-series. I'm hoping to more of them on some of the more mainstream Bear hunting bows. Thanks for tuning in.
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#23 Post by Crazynate »

This was all great information. Thanks for putting it all together
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#24 Post by Shadowhntr »

Very informative. Now I half way know what I'm looking at. Not that I can remember it all...vut I can at least refer back to this thread when need be. Thanks Kirk.
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Shadowhntr wrote:Very informative. Now I half way know what I'm looking at. Not that I can remember it all...vut I can at least refer back to this thread when need be. Thanks Kirk.
That was the general idea. I can't remember half of it myownself...
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Hi, I came across this discussion while trying to find more information and a value for a Tamerlane-300 now I have. It’s in excellent condition and very old, but no one seems to know its worth. Can anyone here help me? Thanks! Brenda
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BEA wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:23 pm Hi, I came across this discussion while trying to find more information and a value for a Tamerlane-300 now I have. It’s in excellent condition and very old, but no one seems to know its worth. Can anyone here help me? Thanks! Brenda
Depends on who you ask, I suppose. On average, the HC-300s are going for at least $300.00 as a minimum. I've seen some go much higher; well over $1000.00. A lot depends on condition, whether it comes with factory Bear case and the premium bow sight, etc. The HC-300 was considered the 'cream of the crop' as far as the Tamerlane line goes. If you were to sell it I would suggest $300 as an auction starting point. Hope this helps, and welcome to the forum!
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Re: History Lesson: The Bear Tamerlane

#28 Post by Captainkirk »

A surprise coming my way, Tamerlane related. Stay tuned.
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#29 Post by Captainkirk »

OK, it's here!
Although I'm an instinctive shooter, I always thought one of the coolest things ever was the Bear Premier bow sight that came on many of the competition-style bows, along with the nylon adjustment screw and Bear Brush Rest. I've had this item on my eBay watch list since I bought the bow. However, every one I ran across was incomplete, beat to hell, or priced as high as a new bow. So when this one poked me in the ribs last week, well...I just had to!
This thing is cool as sliced bread, whether or not I end up using it in my backyard practice session. Fully adjustable for windage and elevation with a dayglo orange sight bead. I installed it on the bow in two shakes of a lamb's tail but have not tried it out yet. This weekend for sure!

The new sight:

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#30 Post by Captainkirk »

Well, I did try it out over the weekend. It's a marvelous piece of equipment, but honestly, it messed with my head. I had to shut my dominant (left) eye and then all the wobbles came back from trying to hold the pin on target from my wheelie bow days. Some groups were really excellent and others...meh. Went back to shooting my K-Mag instinctive and everything was kinda off. So, I think if one was to shoot competitive archery, the sight might be the way to go. But for a hunting situation? I'd rather keep doing what I've been doing, shooting instinctive with both eyes open.
I will probably play with it a bunch more down the road.
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