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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #255 on: Sep 24, 2014, 02:26:47 PM »
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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #256 on: Sep 24, 2014, 04:49:50 PM »


          Must have gotten tired carrying all those nuts hehehe    ;D ;D  Very nice group game better look out ....


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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #257 on: Mar 15, 2015, 12:17:48 PM »
It's been a while. Getting back into shooting more now that I can get outside. Took a break after last season then started shooting inside about a month ago to work on form. After the break I started at lighter weights and am now back up to the 58" 45# Mamba, seem to shoot that bow the best.

I've been wanting to try a shorter bow so I finally ordered a string for the 1968 Kodiak Magnum at 38# I bought last winter, went with 12 strand Dacron, 48" for a 52" AMO; $9.25 shipped. Stripped off the old rest/strike plate, possibly the original; added new from what I had on hand. With just the string, this bow was really loud. First I added some felt strips in the string grooves, much better but still noisy. I had hoped the 1916 aluminums (cut t0 29") that were a little too stiff for the 40# X-200 would work with this bow, using carbon doesn't seem right to me with older bows. They were bare shafting slightly weak with a 100 grain point, then I added some wool puffs to the string; nice straight flight and now it's pretty quiet. Still need to let the string stretch and play with brace height, now at 8 1/4" with only a couple twists in the string; nock point needs to come down a little. This short bow really shows your form errors, so I find it good for practice, the light weight helps, too; plus it's a fun bow to shoot. Should be enough for deer and turkeys with these 425 grain arrows, not sure I would chance it though.



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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #258 on: Mar 15, 2015, 06:34:51 PM »
That's a good looking group there. Guess I better get shooting.  8)

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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #259 on: Mar 15, 2015, 07:45:43 PM »
Surprised not to see cedar Arrows.

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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #260 on: Mar 16, 2015, 06:35:40 AM »


  Nice shooting ; Them are new arrows or is it just the fletchens


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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #261 on: Mar 16, 2015, 12:30:24 PM »
The arrows were used very little a couple years ago, 2 had new feathers in the pic.

No wood arrows for now, too much work (and tools) needed to make them.

Getting ready for some turkeys and will stick with the Mamba mostly for now on.
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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #262 on: Mar 16, 2015, 02:26:38 PM »


             That the shorter one ; I hope you must not have much room in your blind  for those longer ones ;
             Must be getting itchy for your trip out West ...


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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #263 on: Mar 16, 2015, 04:41:58 PM »
Yes, the shorter one I hunted with all last year, got it for the blind and stayed with it. The Bear is almost 6" shorter when strung and one reason I wanted to try was I was thinking of ordering a new 52" custom; don't think the shorter length is worth the trade-off. Gonna stick with what I have for now, the Mamba hits really hard for 45# and is accurate. I'll use the K Mag for practice.

It was 88 F in Kansas yesterday. They didn't get much snow this winter, should be lots of birds like last year or maybe more.
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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #264 on: Mar 16, 2015, 06:15:45 PM »
That's the tightest group you can get?   You need some practice........   ::) ::) ::)


           Nice job...      :P      ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #265 on: Mar 17, 2015, 11:17:10 AM »
Funny guy. That was one of the better groups, this little bow really lets you know when you screw up.

But when you are on, @ 20 yds aiming for the little knob at the end of the stick.
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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #266 on: Mar 17, 2015, 01:51:06 PM »


           Very nice shooting for a stick & string with no sites  ; Dead turkey with those 2 arrows   ;) :)


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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #267 on: Mar 28, 2015, 09:52:25 PM »
After a long search, or wait, I finally found the next 1968 Bear model I have been looking for, a Super Magnum 48; as in 48", very short. These bows are all black, with a phenolic riser that often cracks; haven't found anything in good enough condition and the right weight, something I can shoot. This one is really clean, hardly used and 45#, might have to try it for turkeys. Need to wait for delivery then I'll get some pics up.
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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #268 on: Mar 29, 2015, 08:11:58 AM »



             8)   Be looking forward to see it ;  How many is that you going to make have ....


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Re: Nice (Re)Curves
« Reply #269 on: Apr 02, 2015, 02:59:28 PM »
48"  :o dang that's short. Can't wait to see it. Should work great from the blind. Especially all blacked out.

 


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