Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


1964 Bear Kodiak 42# Arrow fit

Messages posted to thread:
murph 15-Apr-18
George D. Stout 15-Apr-18
murph 15-Apr-18
Bud B. 15-Apr-18
murph 15-Apr-18
Shawn 15-Apr-18
fdp 15-Apr-18
mangonboat 16-Apr-18
murph 18-Apr-18
From: murph
Date: 15-Apr-18




With cedar shafts ,What spine for this bow with 27" draw? And would these arrow match up with a 1962 50# kodiak with the same draw?

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Apr-18




One bow will be about 41# at your draw, the other about 47. Whether one arrow will work is a guess at best. For the 64 Kodiak, I would think a 28" arrow at 27" draw about 40-45 range with 125 tips. Likely the 1962 will need a stiffer arrow, depending on how long you like your arrows. The 1962 gives away nothing compared to the 1964. Both are good performers but that's a big range of difference.

From: murph
Date: 15-Apr-18




So the spine of the arrows should match to the Bow weight calculated after draw length? I do like my arrows long. I do not have to add to spine for these bows. No FF strings.

From: Bud B.
Date: 15-Apr-18




So the spine of the arrows should match to the Bow weight calculated after draw length?

Yes

I do like my arrows long. I do not have to add to spine for these bows. No FF strings.

How long?

You'll be hard pressed to find one arrow to work with both bows. If you get a set of arrows to work in the 50lb bow with 125gr heads you might get by with 145gr heads for the lighter bow. You could get a set to tune in the lighter bow and use the same arrows/heads in the heavier bow but build out the strikeplate to tune.

George's suggestion above, to me, is correct.

From: murph
Date: 15-Apr-18




OK Thanks.

From: Shawn
Date: 15-Apr-18




I would think a tad stiffer like 45-49# spine and if you want to shoot one spine out of both bows, go with a 50-54# spine and shoot 150 grain heads off of one and 100 off the other. It wont be perfect but fletch them up and they should fly well for ya! Shawn

From: fdp
Date: 15-Apr-18




The only way that you Might...MIGHT get it to work without changing points etc, is to find the arrow that works in the lighter bow. Then build out the side plate/sight window far enough to get them to shoot well out of the heavier bow.

The key word here is MIGHT.

From: mangonboat
Date: 16-Apr-18




Those are both exemplary examples of their era. Celebrate rather than compromise. Don't try to make one arrow fit both...get matched arrows for each bow and watch them do magic.

From: murph
Date: 18-Apr-18




Seems to be the best thing to do. Thanks





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