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MOhillbilly
05-15-2009, 12:06 PM
Looking to maybe buy this bow it has some adhesive stuck on it and is not strung. Whats a rough estimate on what its worth?

MOhillbilly
05-15-2009, 12:21 PM
Its a kodiak magnum.

Gonzo
05-15-2009, 12:49 PM
150

MOhillbilly
05-15-2009, 12:55 PM
it appears to have a brass coin. I checked online and this said 'Brass - 1963 1970' with the Kodiak Magnum 'Kodiak Magnum 52" 1961-1977'.

Gonzo
05-15-2009, 12:58 PM
it appears to have a brass coin. I checked online and this said 'Brass - 1963 1970' with the Kodiak Magnum 'Kodiak Magnum 52" 1961-1977'.

That may make a diff...

Let me check on that, stand by.

Gonzo
05-15-2009, 01:01 PM
In good-excellent condition, they're anywhere from 150-250.

My guy at the bow shop in west Omaha had one last month in mediocre condition, needed re-strung for 130.

MOhillbilly
05-15-2009, 01:57 PM
In good-excellent condition, they're anywhere from 150-250.

My guy at the bow shop in west Omaha had one last month in mediocre condition, needed re-strung for 130.

how much to get it restrung you think?

Gonzo
05-15-2009, 02:01 PM
how much to get it restrung you think?

25 bucks, if that I would think. You have a good bow shop?

bogey
05-15-2009, 02:03 PM
Are you asking because it's possibly a collectors item?

MOhillbilly
05-15-2009, 02:04 PM
25 bucks, if that I would think. You have a good bow shop?

fin and feather. suggestions on some target arrows? suggestions of what to get my boy so i can take him with, he is 5.

MOhillbilly
05-15-2009, 02:05 PM
Are you asking because it's possibly a collectors item?

No my boss owns it and wants me to find out what its worth and shoot him a price. I live across the street from a range and its a good excuse to get out of the house.

bogey
05-15-2009, 02:09 PM
I have an old Allen compound I bought off the rack from the factory in Billings, MO in the early 70's. I wonder if it's worth anything these days. It's so old I'm a little afraid to shoot it now. Although it's in excellent condition.

Gonzo
05-15-2009, 02:09 PM
fin and feather. suggestions on some target arrows? suggestions of what to get my boy so i can take him with, he is 5.

Just buy the boy a decent starter bow from wherever, a recurve or straight bow should do for him. The arrows should be made from either plastic or carbon for him so he won't break them.

Make sure he pulls it before you buy it though, just to be sure he can.

You also may want to get him the little archery finger gloves or he'll get some blisters.

As far as arrows for you, I've had luck with Easton's. http://www.eastonarchery.com/

MOhillbilly
05-15-2009, 02:12 PM
Just buy the boy a decent starter bow from wherever, a recurve or straight bow should do for him. The arrows should be made from either plastic or carbon for him so he won't break them.

Make sure he pulls it before you buy it though, just to be sure he can.

You also may want to get him the little archery finger gloves or he'll get some blisters.

As far as arrows for you, I've had luck with Easton's. http://www.eastonarchery.com/

Any suggestion on how i should get it tuned?

Iowanian
05-15-2009, 03:20 PM
Sec is a traditional bow guy...I'll bet he'll have something to say on this subject.


My nephews have a couple of cheap compounds and a recurve. When they were 2-3, we started them out with a home-made "recurve". I think you could put your little buddy in a golden eagle kids compound bow for $30-$40.

Watch craigslist....maybe put up a "wanted".

I pulled a barely used kids compound, 6 arrows and a bag target with no holes in it from a city wide cleanup pile a few years ago.

Kids move on, so I'll wager you could get a fairly local hookup with a good kids bow and arrows for him that way(craigslist).

MOhillbilly
05-15-2009, 03:23 PM
Used to shoot a longbow rabbit hunting when i was a kid but got bored with and and got a wristrocket.