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Kodiac Special 69 amo 43lb string?

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TKD 11-Jan-18
mangonboat 11-Jan-18
TKD 11-Jan-18
TKD 11-Jan-18
TKD 11-Jan-18
TKD 11-Jan-18
Pdiddly 12-Jan-18
SB 12-Jan-18
longbowguy 12-Jan-18
murph 13-Jan-18
TKD 16-Jan-18
TKD 16-Jan-18
TKD 22-Jan-18
longbowguy 23-Jan-18
TKD 25-Jan-18
From: TKD
Date: 11-Jan-18

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Had two bows given to me...a Kodiac Special 69 Amp and 43 lb draw and a Jerry Hill long bow also 69 Amp and 50 lb...what type of strings do they take?...don't trust the ones that were on them. The Bear looks like the tips are reinforced...made in the 70's ?...Thanks! Thinking B 50 because of age.

From: mangonboat
Date: 11-Jan-18




That's a 1964 (pre-AMO) Kodiak Special with fiberglass tip overlays. Try a B50 Dacron or a low -stretch with padded loops, e.g. BCYX .

From: TKD
Date: 11-Jan-18

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Sorry...42lb

From: TKD
Date: 11-Jan-18

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Jerry Hill Specs

From: TKD
Date: 11-Jan-18

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Jerry Hill model

From: TKD
Date: 11-Jan-18




Wildcat Deluxe

From: Pdiddly
Date: 12-Jan-18




Measure the bows along the belly for true length as they are pre AMO.

I concur with mangonboat's recommendation... .

From: SB
Date: 12-Jan-18




'63 Kodiak Special!

From: longbowguy
Date: 12-Jan-18




B50 or B55, 12 strands for 42#, 14 for 50# would be a reasonable choice. The most usual choice might be 15 strands for both. I would probably do 15 because I am used to it and any difference in performance would be small. - lbg

From: murph
Date: 13-Jan-18




I have new bear strings that will fit you bows.Its old new stock. I'm getting ready to put them on Fee-bay . Maybe PM me and we'll see If I can help you out. That is if you need new ones ..

From: TKD
Date: 16-Jan-18




Thanks everybody...really appreciate the info and advice...thanks again!

From: TKD
Date: 16-Jan-18




Thanks everybody...really appreciate the info and advice...thanks again!

From: TKD
Date: 22-Jan-18




Went with 15 strand B-50 dacron Flemish 65 inch strings...gave not been able shoot them yet...moving the daughter... Question...string the Bear...the brace height with the 65 inch string is 9.5 inches..is this within spec?

From: longbowguy
Date: 23-Jan-18




I think it is likely within spec and that it may get lower as the string settles under load. Then I would twist it up and down to find the quietest brace height. Noise is wasted energy that did not go into the arrow. Listen to your bow, it will tell you what it likes. - lbg

From: TKD
Date: 25-Jan-18




Thank you





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