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Old 02-12-2021, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default New bow and new issues. Kodiak takedown

So Iíve been shooting my traditional gear daily since March of 2020. Got 2 deer in 2020 with my #45 samick sage and now Iíve been shooting my #50 Bear Kodiak Magnum with real good accuracy and results. Iím using 29Ē Gold Tip 500s with 145 field points with either bow and they shoot great. RH shooter, 27.5Ē draw here. I shot my friends Sarrels Blueridge #47 longbow and I shot it great, hit exactly where I aimed. I shoot a fixed crawl and (aim).

So recently I decided to buy a #50 grizzly, thinking it would be more forgiving and easier to shoot than my KM. I couldnít hit crap with that bow.....18Ē low and left consistently no matter what I did or tried. So I sold it.

In December I bought an Kodiak takedown A riser and finally got my #47 #3 anniversary limbs in today and guess what. Bow smooth as butter and I love it but it also shoots about 18Ē low and left at 20 yards too....Iím confused and at a loss here. Iím about ready to sell it off and just buy a Sarrels Blueridge. What gives here. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

Iíd post some pictures but I donít know how to upload them on this site. Lol
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Old 02-12-2021, 05:16 PM   #2
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Bear Bows don't shoot for me either.

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Old 02-12-2021, 05:35 PM   #3
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Try lowering your nock point.

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Old 02-12-2021, 06:12 PM   #4
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Already did, started porpusing bad. Got em flying straight but low left. Bad day to be experimenting with a new bow, North wind blowing to the left didn’t help any.
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Old 02-12-2021, 06:30 PM   #5
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That might be the wind age issue but 18" low is a lot.
I had a pass around bow a while back that away. When I tried to compensate I would hit right where I was aiming. It screwed me up bad even going back to my Primaltech. I was suppose to keep it a month. It was gone in two weeks.
A bow that won't shoot for me, and do it relatively quiet, doesn't live with me long.

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Old 02-12-2021, 06:53 PM   #6
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I’m the same way. I owned that grizzly for 3 days and sold it. I’ll shoot this takedown a few weeks and if I can’t dance with her she’s gone. Funny thing is some bows just fit right from the start like my buddy’s longbow. Love the takedown and it’s super smooth and dead in the hand. Hopefully I’ll get her figured out after this cold snap. I was hoping she would perform (point and shoot) like my 75.00 sage or used Kodiak Magnum.
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Old 02-12-2021, 07:50 PM   #7
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you need to make sure your arrow spine is correct for your draw length and bow weight, you just can't use any arrow with just any bow. if the arrow spine is too stiff you will not get the desired results your looking for same if spine is too weak. I own about a dozen Bear bows and they are all shooters, couple takedowns and a couple long bows. Don't give up so easily.
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Old 02-12-2021, 08:00 PM   #8
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Iím the same way. I owned that grizzly for 3 days and sold it. Iíll shoot this takedown a few weeks and if I canít dance with her sheís gone. Funny thing is some bows just fit right from the start like my buddyís longbow. Love the takedown and itís super smooth and dead in the hand. Hopefully Iíll get her figured out after this cold snap. I was hoping she would perform (point and shoot) like my 75.00 sage or used Kodiak Magnum.
That's why I love the Primal Tech bows I have. Love at first arrows.

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Old 02-12-2021, 08:17 PM   #9
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I’m gonna try some bare shaft tuning and other tricks tomorrow, hopefully the weather will cooperate. Lol. Good info all around. I’m not ready to give up, but I am making excuses so the wife will understand my need for a custom bow too.
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Old 02-13-2021, 03:51 AM   #10
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So rather than throwing bananas at the wall and seeing if anything sticks, let's talk about specs. Rh or Lh, your draw length, spine of arrow, tip weight, insert weight, arrow length, type of rest, thickness of strike plate, tiller measurement of the bow, height of nock point, brace height, arrow nock fit, string material. I probably forgot something, but that will get us started.
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Old 02-18-2021, 05:55 PM   #11
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First attempt at posting pictures so please bear with me. Think I’m getting the Kodiak takedown figured out. More tuning and shooting required. Still shooting in a 8-12 mph N cross wind (blowing left). Not shooting 18” low and left anyone. These pics were from yesterday and just now. I’ve adjusted the brace height, installed different string silencers, replaced the strike plate with a thinner model, and now need to bare shaft, play with point weight and arrow length.

Shooting real smooth, just need to iron out some details. I’m hoping the GT 500s aren’t too heavily spines for this 47# bow. Plan is to get a set of 50# #1 anniversary limbs for general shooting and
hunting. 20 yd groups, best groups of the days shooting here.

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Old 02-25-2021, 01:36 PM   #12
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I would guess arrow spine is too stiff.
That bow looks like it's screaming for some tapered doug fir arrows to shoot out of it.

Nice bow and good luck !
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Old 02-25-2021, 01:51 PM   #13
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Something else to consider... Grip change between the two bows may account for a lot of the vertical variation. I know that I can see over a foot of difference in my gaps between a low grip and medium/high grip if the tune is decent.

In fact, I just sold a bow that I love because it wouldn't play nice with the gaps I get on my main target bow. A fellow forum member still says I'm crazy, but I didn't want to be adjusting my sight picture by more than a foot for one bow.
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:02 PM   #14
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I got her figured out. Besides being fairly new in trad archery, I just needed time to bond. I stopped shooting my 50# Kodiak magnum and have been shooting my Kodiak takedown twice a fail, about 8 arrows in the morning and around 20 in the evening. 15-25 yds. These shots were the first 2 in the morning and first 2 in the evening after work. Form and confidence and taking my time... Iím loving it.

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Old 02-25-2021, 09:11 PM   #15
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Old 03-29-2021, 02:17 PM   #16
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Something else to consider... Grip change between the two bows may account for a lot of the vertical variation. I know that I can see over a foot of difference in my gaps between a low grip and medium/high grip if the tune is decent.

In fact, I just sold a bow that I love because it wouldn't play nice with the gaps I get on my main target bow. A fellow forum member still says I'm crazy, but I didn't want to be adjusting my sight picture by more than a foot for one bow.
Trumpkin, I quit thinking you were crazy and just started being thankful I was able to get my hands on it!
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