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I want to share my bear killers for 2021....
I went to visit a friend of mine and he let me try out these two bows.
One I a checkmate 50 pounder and the other is a 45 pound bear Kodiak extreme...
They both handled and shot really great with no hand shock at all..
Whisper quiet too.
I will be practicing all summer and take one bear hunting in the spring.
I couldn't decide on which one I liked the best so my wife said buy both....
These are slightly slower than my Scorpyds...
P.S. Duke should like my little dog pic I have...
I think I'll keep her....
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I want to share my bear killers for 2021....
I went to visit a friend of mine and he let me try out these two bows.
One I a checkmate 50 pounder and the other is a 45 pound bear Kodiak extreme...
They both handled and shot really great with no hand shock at all..
Whisper quiet too.
I will be practicing all summer and take one bear hunting in the spring.
I couldn't decide on which one I liked the best so my wife said buy both....
These are slightly slower than my Scorpyds...
P.S. Duke should like my little dog pic I have...
I think I'll keep her.... View attachment 180652

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I love stickbows 鈥 every kid should have one growing up! Thing is, most kids outgrow them by the time they're 15 years old!:p
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But when I was 15 you either shot a stick bow or no bow at all. Compounds were not yet on the market if they even existed. I was in my mid to late 20s before GA made it legal to hunt with a compound. :)
 

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I outgrew mine when I was 63 with shoulder problems. Killed the hell out of deer with real bows for years. They were trouble free, fun to shoot and they were pleasing to the eyes馃槉

I remember in 1971, when I saw the first wheel and cable bow. I thought oh zhit!!!!!!:rolleyes::LOL:
 

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Speaking of eyes 鈥 I think they were using an unstrung stickbow. 馃槀 :p
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Wellll,my 55/75 arrows fly great out of the fifty pound checkmate. I ordered some cedar arrows for the bear today. It鈥檚 great to have choices . I鈥檒l be using my Hoyt for early deer and moose,my scorpyd for late deer and my recurves for spring bear.
I鈥檓 already seeing some surprisingly good groups with the checkmate at twenty yards....
 

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Wellll,my 55/75 arrows fly great out of the fifty pound checkmate. I ordered some cedar arrows for the bear today. It鈥檚 great to have choices . I鈥檒l be using my Hoyt for early deer and moose,my scorpyd for late deer and my recurves for spring bear.
I鈥檓 already seeing some surprisingly good groups with the checkmate at twenty yards....

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I want to share my bear killers for 2021....
I went to visit a friend of mine and he let me try out these two bows.
One I a checkmate 50 pounder and the other is a 45 pound bear Kodiak extreme...
They both handled and shot really great with no hand shock at all..
Whisper quiet too.
I will be practicing all summer and take one bear hunting in the spring.
I couldn't decide on which one I liked the best so my wife said buy both....
These are slightly slower than my Scorpyds...
P.S. Duke should like my little dog pic I have...
I think I'll keep her.... View attachment 180652

So from the picture, to verify, you shoot both right and left handed? Also curious, what kind of broadhead do you think you will use on the wood arrows?

P.S. Don't worry about Duke, I believe he barks and wags his tail at the same time 馃惗 馃槢
 

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I want to share my bear killers for 2021....
I went to visit a friend of mine and he let me try out these two bows.
One I a checkmate 50 pounder and the other is a 45 pound bear Kodiak extreme...
They both handled and shot really great with no hand shock at all..
Whisper quiet too.
I will be practicing all summer and take one bear hunting in the spring.
I couldn't decide on which one I liked the best so my wife said buy both....
These are slightly slower than my Scorpyds...
P.S. Duke should like my little dog pic I have...
I think I'll keep her.... View attachment 180652
Are you going to shoot instinctive or string walk
 

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Are you going to shoot instinctive or string walk
Gonna stay with the girl I bought to the dance ,Jerry. I always shot three fingers under,instinctive and it seems to work well out to twenty five yards which is my self imposed limit.
I鈥檝e taken a couple of nice bucks and three bears with my Rothar piercer 66 pound recurve but it鈥檚 just too much to shoot regularily now.
I did fifty arrows today with the fifty pound checkmate and was shooting very well at the end.
I wouldn鈥檛 say I was ready to hunt with it yet but nine out of ten were in a four inch circle at twenty five yards.
I鈥檒l get that down to 24 out of 25 before bear season.
With the bear kodiak,I鈥檓 going with cedar=arrows and zwickey Eskimo heads and I think I鈥檒l use standard tricks with my 50 pound checkmate.
All subject to change going forward with more testing.
 

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I stood 鈥 in my garage one day staring at the ancient dusty Bear Grizzly in my hand, pondering what to do with it. The stickbow that's been kicking around since the 1960s. The curve made it impossible to jamb in the ground for a tomato stake. The wood was pretty enough, but there wasn't a foot of it straight enough to cut out and use for something else. I had a small wooden airplane propeller hanging up already so there was no room for another conversation piece. It came down to tossing it away, moving it around for another half century, or giving it to my demented stickbow fanatic buddy. Told him to use it, or get it to somebody who might actually appreciate the torturous thing. :p 馃槀
 

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My brother has my old Nomad Stalker 45# recurve and still shoots it on occasion. He is 73 now and can't shoot as much as he would like too. I have never been able to get him to hold much less shoot a crossbow.
 

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I sold all mine so I wouldn鈥檛 be reminded of the good times now missing every time I walk into my garage/shop. Longbows, recurves and, most recently, compound verticals. I鈥檓 thankful for all the years of great times I had with those beloved arrow slingers 馃槉
 

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Glued some zwickey heads on yesterday and practiced today for about an hour. I shot more arrows in that session than I did with my crossbow and compound combined last year.
My poor broadhead target is saying WTH??.
 

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I want to share my bear killers for 2021....
I went to visit a friend of mine and he let me try out these two bows.
One I a checkmate 50 pounder and the other is a 45 pound bear Kodiak extreme...
They both handled and shot really great with no hand shock at all..
Whisper quiet too.
I will be practicing all summer and take one bear hunting in the spring.
I couldn't decide on which one I liked the best so my wife said buy both....
These are slightly slower than my Scorpyds...
P.S. Duke should like my little dog pic I have...
I think I'll keep her.... View attachment 180652
Good luck with those I hope you get a big one with one of those I know you still like to kill em with a bow
 
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