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    • snikkerbua
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      I have bee’n offerd a Bear Kodiak Magnum from 1966 in near new conditin. It has 45# draw weight and is 52″.

      I do not know mutch about thees bows so I woonder if anyone in here could tell me if this short bow is sutable for a drawlength of 29.5 – 30 inches. It is a butifull bow that I would like to by for smal game hunting and 3D shooting.

    • jpcjpc
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      It’s write on the bow :if made for 28 will be very hard to draw over and very easy to broke

      If your car’s tire are made for 100mph would you be confident at 150 ???????

    • grumpygrumpy
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      I have a short draw, I’ll take it. lol πŸ˜€

    • jpcjpc
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      grumpy wrote: I have a short draw, I’ll take it. lol πŸ˜€

      This is the best issue for such a bow

      Another idea is to hang it on a wall and get a bow @ your draw lenght

      :roll:sorry πŸ˜‰

    • StixStix
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      I’ve shot a kmag that’s my daughters as well as several others. These bows are notably smooth and would be suitable for longer draw lengths. It’s a characteristic of some of the shorter bows from 60’s-70’s. The draw length written on most bows is indicated in 28″ because that’s the AMO standard and has no relation to the length it can be drawn. Expect 3 lbs per inch increase in weight for every inch drawn over 28.

      Fyi, a friend uses her kmag sometimes and he draws 30″ and likes to shoot it cuz it handles so well.

    • jpcjpc
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      You think a Bear Kodiak Magnum is smooth to draw ,

      For me,Bear Bow is as sooomth as a a shovel handle can be

      Otherwise what would be the improvement in a century ??:oops::oops::oops:

    • StixStix
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      Here is a thread at another traditional forum. Many folks shooting over 28″ with a kmag. One guy with a 31″ draw.

      http://leatherwall.bowsite.com/TF/lw/thread2.cfm?forum=23&threadid=264825&messages=22&CATEGORY=5

    • snikkerbua
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      Thank you all for the replys.

      Seems like it is ok to draw the KM to 29 / 30 “.

      Stix, your link was realy nice.

      Think I will by the bow and try it out.:D

    • snikkerbua
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      Happy new year everybody πŸ˜€

      Now it is about a month since I got the Kodiak Magnum, and must say I am very pleased.

      It is smooth to draw with no stacking at all up to 29″ draw, witch was for me the draw length that came out with this bow. It shoots very consistent gropings, a little to the left for me, so a little adjustment in holding / sighting and it is spot on.

      A nice bow to shoot, and a very easy handler with is short length. πŸ˜€

    • jpcjpc
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      What a good new, one of the oldest bow know as a hard to draw stick could be a very smooth and performant bow I do not want create controversy but those bows are known for flexibility worthy of a shovel handle

      Of course everyone has their assessment criteria but I can’t imagine an century old technology better than what is possible today

      But one thing is sure and I agree for:

      pleasure is where you find it

      Have a nice 2015 year Sweet, Fun and safe , for all of you :D:D:D

    • snikkerbua
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      It is a good thing that we are not all allike, I realy like my shovel handel. πŸ˜€

    • jpcjpc
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      I love jokes :lol::lol::lol:

    • Charles EkCharles Ek
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      I own and regularly shoot a 1966 Kodiak Magnum, a Kodiak De Luxe, a 1958 Kodiak, a 1970 Super Kodiak and a Dave Paxton Talon Swift that replicates the famous 1959 Kodiak. The Swift is the smoothest, best shooting of the bunch and would probably be in any group of recurves.

      But it is worth remembering that the Kodiak Magnum as a model has undoubtedly killed more game than all the custom bows and all the high-tech production bows ever produced.

    • jpcjpc
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      You’r right, very right πŸ˜‰

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