PETE WARD

"WELCOME TO MY OUTDOOR WORLD"

Review

 

 

http://www.bearpaw-products.com/

Bearpaw-Products
Bogensport-Bodnik GmbH
Hannebach 30
96269 GroƟheirath / Rossach
Tel: +49 (0) 9565 61688-0
Fax: +49 (0) 9565 61688-21

54" Bodnik "Blackfoot" Longbow { no longer available}

Bearpaw USA
3513 S Old US 23, Unit D
Brighton  MI 48114
810.225.9085
info@bearpawusa.com




 

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Review

All Bodnik bows now have a 30 year warranty!!!

This warranty is good for all subsequent owners of the bow, not just the original purchaser.

"Our guarantee applies to 100% on the bow because our quality has nothing to do with the owner of the bow. Our guarantee also applies to subsequent owners of Bodnik Bows and does not lose its validity for a full 30 years. The choice of material and the weight of the used arrows do not limit our guarantee."

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The Blackfoot Longbow started it's life as a Sioux youth Longbow by Bodnik Bows. When I asked Henry Bodnik if the Sioux could be made in hunting weight the answer was "certainly we can". This was the beginning of the Blackfoots's life. I like the Sioux a lot, however for hunting in the pop up blinds that have a black interior I prefer a black bow to help disappear into the blinds darkness . Naturally I asked if we could have a Sioux made with black glass instead of the clear glass and pretty veneers on the Sioux, and if I could have it made with a solid phenolic riser.


 To my surprise Henry bought into the idea of making up this special little bow  to be used in our blinds. With his input we ended up with bamboo limbs and a carbon "stabil-core"  core  for added stability. I eagerly awaited the first run of the Black Sioux bows, and was given the honor of choosing a special name for it. The Blackfoot was born. Keeping with the "Sioux" tribal theme of the Blackfoot's roots I thought of the Blackfoot tribe from the Calgary Alberta area . The Blackfoot was created and has become a popular bow with those of us that have one. I expect to see it's popularity grow as the hunters learn about it and try it.


 It has a very nice draw and after the shot it is quite well mannered in the hand  . It is silent, shock free and quite a good looking bow .From my point of view it is a perfect hunting bow for blinds, and close quarters. The Blackfoot has a typical bamboo limb feel when you draw it, and it is well suited for those with a draw length of 29" or less.I have had people draw it to a full 30" and their comments were that it it felt very good, and they liked the way it shoots.This surprised me , and I still think that 29" is it's limit, however the 30" shooters seem to think differently.Generally my comments on the original Sioux still apply to the Blackfoot, however the bamboo and stabil-core do enhance its shooting characteristics some what and the phenolic riser adds a bit of weight along with a lot of extra strength. I have never seen a phenolic riser crack or break.

 Without question the Blackfoot will be having a lot of time in the woods this fall as I pursue the Deer, Elk and Moose that often seem to elude me.The Blackfoot was built with hunting first and foremost in it's pedigree.It has been created to fit in the cramped spaces I hunt in, whether it is in a blind, or thick bush and tall grass and brambles. The Blackfoot is a special purpose bow made for my style of hunting, yet somehow it has ended up with very good looks for being so plain. It can be shot with a brace from 6 1/2" to 7 1/4" and deliver a quiet vibration and shock free shot.


All arrows were shot from a static release, by hand at the same session. Actual draw lengths are confirmed / coached by Pat my wife. I use a constant power supply, and a light kit on the chronograph.

Every bow in all of my reviews are set up to be hunting quiet, with minimal vibrations, shock etc.

They are not set up for the fastest speed possible, and I am not shooting light weight arrows. Chronographing was done at 6 3/4" brace height .

AMO Draw length

 Draw weight

Arrow

 gr

 FPS

Arrow

 gr

FPS 

Arrow

 gr

FPS

 

 

  0"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  2"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  3"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  4"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  5"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  6 "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  7 "


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  8 "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  9"

  4.37 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  10"

 7.98  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  11"

10.8  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  12'

13.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  13'

15.5 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  14"

 17.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  15"

  19.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  16"

 21.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  17"

23.8 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  18"

 25.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  19"

  27.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  20"

29.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  21"

32.0 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  22"

 34.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  23"

 36.4

 GRAINS

   FPS

  GR

 FPS

  GR

 FPS

 GR

 FPS

  24"

38.7 

  568 

 

 612

 

  752

 

346 

 

  25"

41.6 

   

             

 

 


 

 

         

  26"

 44.1

   568

146 

 612

143

  752

134

 346

 197

  27"

 47.1

   568

 153 

  612

148

  752

139

 346

 203

  28"


 29"
30"

   50.5


54.02
NA

     568


NA
NA

  159


NA
NA

   612


NA
NA

 155


NA
NA

  752


NA
NA

 143


NA
NA

346

211




 


Every Bearpaw bow comes with a 30 year transferable warranty, a modern type string called the Whisper String,{which is a  modern fast and quiet string}, a bow sock, shelf and rest padding material, and a brass nock point.

 

 

 

Pete ward

"Welcome to my outdoor world"

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