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A few Kodiak Mags

Postby KODIAK » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:43 pm

I think this is the best short bow ever made, Jett may disagree :lol: ... just thought I'd share...

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1964 70#

1965 47#

1967 60#

1968 58#

1971 60#

I've sold 4 K-mags in the past year and never thought to take a pic of the complete set...doh! :lol: This is what I got left of the 'mags.
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Re: A few Kodiak Mags

Postby rwsbow » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:56 pm

Those are beautiful!!!!!
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Re: A few Kodiak Mags

Postby KODIAK » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:58 pm

Thanx rws, here's the coin side. Not the greatest pics but you get the idea. 8-)

I just think they're classy lookin'.
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Re: A few Kodiak Mags

Postby Jett » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:23 am

Well, for a guy who isn't - allegedely - crazy about K-Mags, I sure have enough of them! I'd say 7 or 8; just a couple less than the Grizzlies, I know that for sure! I only ever sold one, and I made a "trade" of my '62 on the condition that neither of us can sell our respective bows but can trade back, LOL! I think we're in a mexican stand off hoping the other will just sell his bow outright.

I really got into a "short bow" craze a few years back & comparatively the K-Mags outperformed most of the competition circa the same years. I've never had any of the short bow pinch problems and/or stacking associated with them, mostly because I'm pretty short myself I guess, but the guy who has "my" '62 has a very long draw (nearly 31") & doesn't have any either. He loves the way the bow shoots.

And I have a thing for the Panther Hunter's - the mid 70's chain store knock off.

That's a beautiful line up there, KODIAK! But I'd hang on to that '64, I've never seen one at that weight. I'd like to shoot it, but anything much over 61 or 62 # I can't hit anything with & 70's about as much as I can draw. I would say they're arguably the best short 'curve ever made. How's that!?
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Re: A few Kodiak Mags

Postby Steve Milbocker » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:22 am

A friend kicked my ass the other night at bowhunter league with a mag. The only one I ever shot was the super 48 and I was not impressed. Are these better? I always liked the looks of them. 4nolz's bows are cool looking too.
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Re: A few Kodiak Mags

Postby KODIAK » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:25 am

Jett, like an idiot I sold a '62 about 6 months ago because it was only 44#. That was a mistake if for no other reason except I miss looking at it. The 61s and 62s had a slightly different design from other K'mags that was real nice. And the tips on the 61s are just beautiful, hand done and shaped to perfection. By 1972 Bears best days were behind them and the bows were just not as nice. Ugly futurewood and more crudely made JMO.


Yeah that 70# 1964 is a RARE bird. Not only is it in a weight that you hardly ever see, it looks like new. It is 99.9% mint. Not a mark on it except for the strike plate and absolutely zero yellowing in the finish. Justin Newell (Newell 38) really wanted that bow but I had to keep saying no to him. ;) He likes the heavy weight stuff which is tough to find in old Bears. I did find him a 1966 model at(get this)82# and he bought it. I think he sent that bow to Bowdoc if I'm not mistaken.

Steve, most people seem not to like the Super 48. They are pretty slow and the limbs flop around some and that turns people off. I like the early black ones because the riser is incredibly heavy and stable for its size. I hunted alot last fall with a 1966 SuperMag 48 and killed a small buck with it. The deer didn't realize how slow that bow is I guess. :P It's really handy and the grip is unsurpassed for a high wrist shooter like myself. Heres a pic of that bow from a deer stand of mine last fall.
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Re: A few Kodiak Mags

Postby Steve Milbocker » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:43 am

You are so right about that grip. It is the best that ever was. When I had my Palmer built I told Mike to put a Kodiak grip on it. So if a guy draws only 28'' he'll get along ok with the K mag ? I would have tried my friends out but he's wrong handed :lol:
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Re: A few Kodiak Mags

Postby KODIAK » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:10 am

I draw a tad over 28" and have no problem. I shoot split fingered with a "can't pinch" tab and that cuts down on some of the problem of string angle associated with short bows.

The Kmags can be pretty darned accurate if you shoot them alot. But the shortness of the bow and lightness in the risers makes them more twitchy than larger bows. So I've found I'll shoot about 20 points less on a 300 round with the Kmag than my 60"ers. Wher the bow really shines is in it's overall handiness in the field, same goes to the Super 48.

Heres a 20 yd group I shot last fall with my Supermag. I'll be the first to admit that it was such an "unusual" group that I ran and got the camera! :lol: :P

The target was the 5 spot.
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Re: A few Kodiak Mags

Postby Steve Milbocker » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:23 am

Good shooting! I suppose a little weight would help the twitchiness,but I hate the looks of stabilizers.
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Re: A few Kodiak Mags

Postby KODIAK » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:28 am

For Steve. Item 260359622367

Thanks, why cant I shoot like that all the time??? :P
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