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Post by sharkbaitffd » Sun May 23, 2010 9:13 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: So I put up a post a few days back looking for a budget recurve since times were tough, jobs are scarce...and I had no bow...but what a treat it is to have a hunter's wife! We went to Cabelas today in Dundee, MI...I usually watch the trout, eyeball the huge elk/deer/sheep mounts with envy...but wait :shock: what to my wondering eyes would appear, but a wife holding a 50# Fred Bear Grizzly recurve....I'm in fella's, it shoots like a dream and I'm OFFICIALLY traditional. :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: Hopefully it will be adorning a large whitetail this year from a well placed arrow.

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Re: New Bow

Post by Night Wing » Mon May 24, 2010 6:34 am

That is a nice bow. :) I've always liked the Bear Grizzly's and Super Kodiaks. Unfortunately, both bows gave me finger pinch due to my long draw length. You'll enjoy your new bow. 8-) Next up on your list, choosing your arrows. :twisted:
Blacktail TD Recurve: 66", 42# @ 30". Arrow: 32", 2212. PW: 75 Grains. AW: 421 Grains. SPD: 185 fps. GPP: 10.02
Blacktail TD Recurve: 66", 37# @ 30". Arrow: 32", 2212. PW: 75 Grains. AW: 421 Grains. SPD: 174 fps. GPP: 11.37

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Re: New Bow

Post by JuanR » Mon May 24, 2010 9:02 am

Congratulations!!!!

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Re: New Bow

Post by trapperDave » Mon May 24, 2010 9:46 am

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Re: New Bow

Post by Okie » Mon May 24, 2010 9:50 am

Now that's a good day at Cabelas. Congrats.
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Re: New Bow

Post by TradRag » Mon May 24, 2010 10:50 am

Sweet! high-five to the wife! That is just awesome! your in the big leagues now. :mrgreen: Let us know if you need arrow selection help. CONGRATS on a fine looking bow!
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Re: New Bow

Post by kerryb » Mon May 24, 2010 11:54 am

congrats on a fine looking bow, dont forget to do something nice for the wife,

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Re: New Bow

Post by Greywolf » Mon May 24, 2010 1:46 pm

That'll hold ya till you get the form made and the recurve made, remember you can't have too many bows !!

That's like having too much fun :shock:
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Re: New Bow

Post by Oldcrowkiller » Mon May 24, 2010 4:33 pm

Nice bow; congrats!!!

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Re: New Bow

Post by sharkbaitffd » Mon May 24, 2010 7:20 pm

Greywolf wrote:That'll hold ya till you get the form made and the recurve made, remember you can't have too many bows !!

That's like having too much fun :shock:
What if I start making bows...and can't stop! 8-) And thanks for all the congrats guys...it is really a cool feeling!
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Re: New Bow

Post by Cottonwood » Mon May 24, 2010 10:28 pm

Now that is awesome, I have a Bear Kodiak 45# @ 28" DL from about 1967 and it shoots as good today as it did the day it came out of production. Gotta love these recurves, but I also have a thing for longbows, and I have a custom longbow coming this week. :dance:
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Re: New Bow

Post by Many Hats » Tue May 25, 2010 5:03 am

Nice Bow! The Grizzly has always been one of my favorate recurves. I have a 1970 Grizzly, and a 1968 super Kodiak. I shoot longbows most of the time, but those are the two recurves I go to when I want to use a recurve.
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Re: New Bow

Post by Archenemy » Tue May 25, 2010 4:38 pm

Nice bow. I love Bear bows.
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Re: New Bow

Post by South Wind » Tue May 25, 2010 6:10 pm

Congrats! Still a great bread 'n butter bow after all these decades.

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Re: New Bow

Post by Whitewolf » Tue May 25, 2010 10:09 pm

GREAT bow!

And if you ever do something to @$ss off that wife of yours......I'm gonna do ya some serious bodily harm.
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Re: New Bow

Post by clash » Tue May 25, 2010 11:27 pm

That is a nice bow!

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Re: New Bow

Post by sharkbaitffd » Wed May 26, 2010 10:06 am

TradRag wrote:Sweet! high-five to the wife! That is just awesome! your in the big leagues now. :mrgreen: Let us know if you need arrow selection help. CONGRATS on a fine looking bow!
Trad,
Just ordered some Easton gamegetters in 400's from three rivers with 145 gr. points. They were the cheapest dozen I could find...so we shall see how they do. I draw 27" and had them cut at 28 &1/2". Also what brace height would be a good start...right now I'm at 7&1/2...which I'm sure will go down as the string continues to stretch. Thanks again for the help. Oh...Whitewolf...my wife said the same thing :shock:

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Re: New Bow

Post by TradRag » Wed May 26, 2010 10:15 am

. Also what brace height would be a good start...right now I'm at 7&1/2...
That should be a good starting point and you'll have to play with it a little. On my hybrid longbow I'm dead on with a 7" brace height. On a new bow, whether new or new to me, I start out with a 7 1/4" brace and work with it. I have an Abbott (new to me) that the brace felt and shot the best at 6 3/4".

When you get your arrows keep us posted and some of us will chime in and give you some direction. Save your self some time, if you can, and shoot bare shafts at 10 yards and look at the arrow flight. Keep a record of where the nock end is (up, down, left, or right) as you make adjustments.
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Re: New Bow

Post by Curve1 » Wed May 26, 2010 8:03 pm

Congratulations! Those are good bows. Just dont kill all the deer this year, up there in Ohio. :D

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