The upside is that very precise aiming adjustment are possible and this unit is frequently seen in target competitions. The HHA can eliminate the need for multiple reticle crossbow scopes, (a scope with a center single point of aim reticle can be used so all scope clutter can be eliminated) --- For example: a 3x-9x scope will work fine across the various magnification settings because the center crosshair doesn't move as 3x-9x magnification changes. The Optimizer stands ready to make "dial up" range corrections for varying distances. The downside is that a little time must be taken to make a manual yardage setting by turning the HHA side mounted dial to the exact target yardage PRIOR to making the shot. A Laser Rangefinder is highly recommended because when using this unit, you have already decided that your nickname is going to be "Dead Eye". This is all about precision. So if a whitetail blasts into your shooting zone, laser first, turn the dial to the targeted range next, and then identify the exact patch of animal fur you will shoot before you squeeze the trigger. We have even used the HHA with multiple reticle scopes leaving the HHA set to 20 yards but are also ready to switch over to the Optimizer to make that very precise 53 yard shot by switching over to the Optimizer and dialing in the exact range. So it is finally time to pull out that unused Leupold scope sitting in the back of the gun safe and get busy. If you have a scope you intend to use different than a Kodabow offering, send it to us in advance and we will put the whole system together at no charge to ship with your new crossbow complete. Question #1: Do you "need" it ? Answer #1: Yes if you want to win gold medals. Answer #2: Probably not if you hunt at close ranges. But we say, "When has "need" ever stopped a serious hunter?" Excuse us while we pull on our ScentLok trousers, spray down with Earth Scent and position that game camera just right. You really need this!
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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.