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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kodabow Crossbow News

9 days straight ..... 2000 arrows ..... zero issues.
A gentleman purhased a Kodabow the other day.
He already owned a crossbow but fell out of love with that bow saying it just wouldn't shoot accurately for him. He did plenty of research and thought Kodabow would be his next crossbow. After shooting a Kodabow at 20, 30, 40 and 50 yards..... he was all smiles. Many Kodabow shooters have owned other crossbows before selecting Kodabow.

At the recent Eastern Outdoor Sports Show, we shot a single crossbow for 9 days straight. After 2,000 arrows went down range, we were still knocking out the bullseyes - no problems.
What was nice was seeing all the Kodabow shooters who stopped by to say hello .... and they told how much they enjoyed their Kodabow during the recent Fall hunting season.
A competitive shooter sent us a note. He said "I can hit 3 to 4" groups at 60 yards, hand cocked and stood up which impresses me greatly." So this gent is shooting offhand and handcocking a 125 lb Alpha Strike because that is the nature and rules of his competition and doing very well.
Kodabow began shipping our Koda-Crank Mechanical Cocking Aid this month. They sell for $169.99 and are worth every penny. Here is a photo in assembly right before the units are strung up with rope and hooks. Customers often call and ask us "what is your best bow?" Around the Kodabow shop, Mark is a fan of the 185 lb. Koda-Express. Mark likes the way the crossbow cocks (easy) and the way it shoots at bowhunting distances to 50 yards. Brad shoots a Koda-Express as well. Chuck is a fan of the 200 lb. Bravo Zulu because the way the ballistics match up with the 4 reticle scope ..... 6 aiming points 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 yards. Kodabow sells more 185's and 200's followed by the 225 Big Rhino. Alpha Strike crossbows are lighter weight and typically used for special applications such as recreational and target shooting. The 155 lb crossbows are temporarily sold out but that will be remedied shortly.
Do you check your carbon arrows before shooting? You really should follow the manufacturer's suggestions and flex your shafts before shooting to check for cracks or damage. Unfortunately, most shooters do not do this which can result in a small carbon explosion at firing. One way damage can occur is an arrow impacting a hard object in a target like another shooter's field point left behind when the insert glue failed. By the way, we use Big Shot Targets on our commercial range and think they are great value. Big Shot Target's owner, Al Perelli, uses a Kodabow on his target testing facility. Why? Kodabow has proven to be the only crossbow that holds up to high use rates without failure during target testing. Think we are kidding. Call Al and ask him at http://bigshottargets.com/ Like we said..... 9 days straight.
Get ready for Spring Turkey hunting with your Kodabow. Be safe.
Thank you for supporting our business --- from your friends at Kodabow.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

How to shoot 2,000 Crossbow Arrows

2,000 arrows fired at the Eastern Sports Show! Ask anyone who visited with Kodabow at this very large trade show that just wrapped us this week. 2,000 arrows --- and it required 9 days of straight shooting and we did it with a single crossbow. Zero issues.
We had a chance to talk with a lot of hunters. Here is one of the best lines.
One gent told us the following about the brand of crossbow he owned: "My dealer said I shouldn't shoot my crossbow a lot. He said the crossbows they make today are really meant to be shot a few times and then only hunted with. If you shoot too much, you will have problems with the limbs, cams and cables." That is not the type of product we make at Kodabow. You get what you pay for. Sadly, sometimes you might not even get that. Reminds us of an old Linda Ronstadt song that says something about how bad you feel if you ever were taken for money. We have a lot of confidence in our product. As shown in this photo, we would not shoot with your kids if we didn't also shoot with our own children. A Kodabow is built to hunt and the bow will stand up to hard use. A Kodabow hunter told us he actually ran over his Kodabow with his truck after forgetting it was leaning against one of his wheels. No issues except a slightly bent stirrup. Several hunters drop their Kodabow crossbows from their treestands and we hear those stories. "The bow banged its way down the metal steps but what was amazing is that it still shot accurately." One very nice lady dropped her Kodabow from her treestand but was embarrassed and reluctant to mention the mishap to her husband until after she bagged her deer.
At this trade show, we banged our limb ends into the floor and then fired off an arrow. You would never do that with a cam bow or most recurves because the limb ends are relatively fragile on most bows. We had huge crowds who listened to our presentations on how to safely carry your crossbow in the woods (Answer: Kodabow EL-2 Sling) or how to finish your hunt safely by unloading your crossbow into the ground, discharge target or using the Kodabow Decocking Aid. We also provide advice on good shooting practices such as ..... Never placing your finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot. We find that about 60% of all shooters at these trade shows immediately put a finger on the trigger when they first pick up a crossbow. This is how accidental discharges happen with handguns, rifles and even crossbows. 40% of the shooters have good shooting habits and check the safety status of the crossbow, get a good sight picture and then only address the trigger. More often than not, it is the young shooters who have been properly trained that do the best and actually shoot most accurately. The kids listen very well. If you have the chance, get the Kodabow Experience.