We don't think you will find better information about how arrows work than this practical book that is built on direct experience. "It's All About The Arrows!" - Engineering Arrows for Enhanced Hunting Performance. This is a terrific book that describes how one man prepared his equipment for the hunt and the final results over numerous hunts. Jim takes you to Africa in the 135 pages and relates how different arrows performed on everything from deer sized game to Cape Buffalo and Hippo. If you are technically oriented, you will appreciate the exhaustive work that Jim did to improve his chances of success in the field including the physics of arrow performance .... but we will say the highlight of the book are the 8 chapters that cover different hunts in great detail. Things go wrong and events go right but this is as close as you will get to Africa without making the trip.....and who the heck shoots an arrow completely through a Hippo and Cape Buffalo. Jim does! One advantage of the crossbow was the elimination of some variables versus other bows due to the consistency of arrow launch from the crossbow platform....but the lessons learned apply to all bows from traditional recurve to compound vertical bows. Charts are included that Jim used to build arrows taking in the considerations of physics and building on the prior work in the field.
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Kodabow crossbows are built on a common core platform that weighs 8.3 lbs including basic grip, scope rail and stock components. All of our crossbow models weigh the same and have the same geometry. The bow spans 34" in width and is 27" when cocked. The length is 34" to 38" because of the adjustable stock. We engineer each recurve limb set per its weight class. That means the Kodabow 185 lb limbs are made slightly different than the 200 lb limbs. (The other way to do it is to make one set of limbs and pull them
Overall weight is a funny thing when it comes to crossbows. Because our crossbow has an exact "midpoint balance", most shooters find the Kodabow very easy to handle. View the short video on the EL-2 sling (see videos section of our homepage) if weight is a concern. With the EL-2 sling, you can still hunt and stalk all day long with a cocked and loaded Kodabow and be instantly ready to go. With the full length rail underneath the crossbow, you can also attach an accessory bipod, put on your ghillie suit, and go to a prone position on the ground if circumstances dictate.We are frequently asked "what model would be best for me?"
Our answer is that most shooters should begin their search with a Koda-Express 185 or a Zulu 200. These are very stout crossbows and will take any game animal in North America but offer a great combination of lower noise, high speed, extended string life, and ease of loading . These are the most popular Kodabow models. The 225 Big Rhino is the beast of the lineup and offers slightly faster speeds with increased cocking effort but at 40 yards, performance is similar to the lighter weight models.