More crossbow pictures

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More crossbow pictures

#1 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:43 pm

Some more shots of it assembled.
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This has been a fun project. I can’t imagine making one without the use of electricity or modern tools.
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#2 Post by Pitchy » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:15 pm

Looks great Chuck, yep you would have to be Roy Underhill to make one by hand. :)
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#3 Post by gamekeeper » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:18 pm

Looks really authentic but can you shoot an apple of someone's head with it..... :?
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#4 Post by bikerbeans » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:17 pm

Looks great! Ya gotta luv a crossbow that doesn't have the lawyer required idiot label on the side of the rail.

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#5 Post by mickbr » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:37 pm

amazing work, I own an Excalibur matrix but prefer the traditional look. Not a fan of all the tacticool stocks modern crossbows have.

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#6 Post by Grizz » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:30 am

that looks really really good.

what's the draw weight and bolt speed ?

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#7 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:37 am

Grizz , it’s only 150# bow. I originally ordered a 250# but the maker had an operation on his foot and was out for a couple months.
I contacted him and took this one that he had in stock. I have no idea on bolt speed. It is just a fun project and a wall hanger in
the end. I have a large box crammed full of rags in my shop to shoot into. It barely stops the bolts before the vanes go in all the way. I think it would kill a Deer at close range but that is not in my plans.

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#8 Post by Grizz » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:15 pm

Thanks for info. That's almost 4x the draw weight of my straight bow. I plan to make a crossbow like yours for when I can't shoot stick bows. Nice work, high quality craftsmanship.

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#9 Post by .45colt » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:47 am

That's some terrific work Great job!! :D .

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#10 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:43 pm

Thanks guys !
Some people don’t understand that due to the short draw distance of a crossbow they don’t accelerate an arrow nearly as well as
a regular bow does. A non compound crossbow needs two to three times the draw weight of a long bow to achieve similar velocity.
Compound crossbows are a different animal due to the cam action and come much closer to the velocity of a regular bow
Pound for pound.
Today I am making the little clip that holds the bolt in place during firing.

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