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I have a scout and have put thousands of shots through the thing during testing and replaced the string once. It is the only crossbow that hasn't blown up on us during testing. Absolutely great product and it is made by even better people.
 

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Hi Brian,
You shooting the factory EL string or a Flemish? I'm still in process of trying different arrow setups. Everything I've shot so far flies very well so it's hard to figure out which set up to use!!
 

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Hi Brian,
You shooting the factory EL string or a Flemish? I'm still in process of trying different arrow setups. Everything I've shot so far flies very well so it's hard to figure out which set up to use!!
Glenn, iam using a flemish from Mike (8pt.buk). I have found the same thing, it likes all kinds of arrows, 18" laser3 pros shoot well too.
 

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OK, Koda owners these bows have had my eye for a while. I've been back and forth and think the recurve is it. It's this one and you all know the other. I haven't seen any with quivers mounted, is it possible to get something to work? I think a side mount would look awesome on these bows. Also how are the triggers? Any creep, stage and what poundage would say they break? The weight I don't see it being a issue as it should make it more stable shooting off hand. What's the width when cocked? How are they in a blind or treestand? Sorry for the bombardment of questions, just trying to get em all in one posting. lol.
 

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OK, Koda owners these bows have had my eye for a while. I've been back and forth and think the recurve is it. It's this one and you all know the other. I haven't seen any with quivers mounted, is it possible to get something to work? I think a side mount would look awesome on these bows. Also how are the triggers? Any creep, stage and what poundage would say they break? The weight I don't see it being a issue as it should make it more stable shooting off hand. What's the width when cocked? How are they in a blind or treestand? Sorry for the bombardment of questions, just trying to get em all in one posting. lol.
Triggers are very nice. Mine breaks at 3.7# with just a hint of creep (not noticed unless you really look for it). I haven't hunted out of a blind, but it works fine in a treestand. The adjustable stock can come in handy, as I needed to shorten it shooting over the rail on my stand. I haven't measured the width cocked, but it isn't really bothersome, although that said, I would like to get the Scout. Everybody talks about the weight, but unless you are backpacking several miles, I don't see it being a negative. Quivers can be mounted, I just prefer not having the extra weight out there on the bow.

I started with the "other" recurve, and it is a nice product. Just feel that the Koda is better built, and it is comforting knowing that I can call and talk to the owner of the company. Chuck is great.
 

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Here is a picture of a Kwikee Kwiver on my Kodabow sitting on my workbench. That's right from the factory. The Kodabow in the picture is a Zulu Scout. Check out Kodabows web site. Lots of videos available also. Give them a call and talk to them. Buy with confidence! It is a tack driver.
 

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Chuck has the handles for the rope cocker figured out too. It's sized to reduce the force on the joints of your hand. I use it on the "other" recurve bow. Haven't decided to buy the Scout yet. I want to keep a recurve in the stable, and until the energy business picks up it's the Matrix 380 for the time being. I like Chucks split limb design.


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Hi Braxton, I wish I lived closer I'd bring my Scout over and let you shoot it. I used Chucks rope cocker on my 405. Very well built and able to handle the heavy draw weight.
 

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Here is a picture of a Kwikee Kwiver on my Kodabow sitting on my workbench. That's right from the factory. The Kodabow in the picture is a Zulu Scout. Check out Kodabows web site. Lots of videos available also. Give them a call and talk to them. Buy with confidence! It is a tack driver.
Hey NEPA, I didn't know if you knew that they have a new style Stringstop. It's a little lower which allows you to lower the BH and pick up a few more FPS. Not a big deal just thought I'd pass it on. Nice looking rig by the way. The quiver mount is solid and adjustable. I wish they had a way to use a top mount as I carry the bow on my back and it would be really nice if the quiver was on top and out of the way.
 

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Due to a neck injury in 2010, I needed to pursue looking at a crossbow if I wanted to continue archery hunting. I checked out all the popular name brands - most of which were compounds. I also checked with a number of retailers and bow shops on which crossbows seemed to be the most prone to need repair. In fact, I wanted to shoot one of the better name brands at the time at Cabela's and they didn't have one that was in working order (don't want to share the name because it was many years ago). This steered my selection process towards a non-compound option and I looked hard at both Excalibur and Kodabow. I was extremely impressed with Kodabow and purchased the Bravo Zulu. Excellent build quality, incredible customer support (Chuck), innovative design at the time, ability to work on them in the field (if necessary) and reasonable price for the quality. Very satisfied. Hope this helps...
 

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Thanks to all who have added to this thread. I did not realize Kodabows were recurves until recently -- I am brand new at crossbows -- so had been looked primarily at Excals, and reading about problems. Going to look at Kodas much more closely now as I am much more interested in quality than drama.
 
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