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    • Jpchilton
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      I just purchased a used Cobra I in very good condition. The Browning Archery website seems to be defunct. I am looking for the factory recommended brace height range for this bow. It is 50″, 45#@28″. Any help out there?

    • Killdeer
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      Three of my friends have owned this one same Browning Cobra 1, and I have its favored brace height written down somewhere, as I am the designated string and arrow maker for said bow. Unfortunately, I live in a very cluttered apartment where nothing gets thrown away. Therefore, whatever I need is in here, but it takes days to find it. For the sake of expedience, I offer the following from memory.

      I would start at 7 3/4″, and work up to 8 1/2″. Bows of this era were commonly high-strung, but I think that the sweet spot for your bow will be somewhere around the starting point to 8″.

      Congrats on a sweet shooter. Does yours still have the original springy Saunders Whisper Rest?

      Killdeer

    • Jpchilton
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      Thank you for your information. No, the bow does not have a Whisper Rest; I would have removed it anyway, only shoot off the shelf.

      I am about half way through Cooper’s “Leatherstocking Tales” – 5 novels – and am struck by your handle, Killdeer. Natty Bumpo’s rifle was named “Kildeer” with one “l”. May your arrows fly as straight as Kildeer’s lead bullets.

      James Chilton
      Marshfield MO

    • Killdeer
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      I started using that moniker twenty-some years ago, for the radios we used on Neighborhood Watch. I finally got around to the Cooper novels about ten years ago, and was tickled by that coincidence.

      Being a birdwatcher, and a hunter, the name seemed to have that click factor. Thank you for blessing my arrows. Oh, BTW, Killdeer’s lead round balls have missed for three years running.:oops:

      Killdeer

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