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David Ruff




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PostPosted: Sun 13 Aug, 2006 5:59 pm    Post subject: Target swiss Xbow         Reply with quote

Here is a basic target build using a swiss type medieval as the shape. this bow was built for a gentleman. It carries a 250lb steel prod and is purpleheart and maplewood. The inlays on the bow are gemsbok horn, silver railing and brass.

The bow shot a best of 90 yards (accurately) putting bolts through a 3/8" plywood board from that range. Accuracy wise i was putting 6 bolts into a 3" circle from 35 yards until the bow tired me out. the bow is now fitted with a goatsfoot pin and goatsfoot made for it. During first testing i was firing it with a 135# steel prod and it shot so sweet, the heavier prod gave it a tad more power, but made the bow heavier then i like and a slight kick during firing was annoying.



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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Sun 13 Aug, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice. Cool

If I go from what you have written in another topic post maybe using a heavier bolt would take care of that slight " kick " ?
maybe a sign that the bolts used are a little too light for this crossbow ?

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Joe Fults




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Thanks for sharng that.
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Steven H




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PostPosted: Mon 14 Aug, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nifty looking.

I am curious as to what the white parts are? The white plate on the side, in the middle and the white ridge-like piece on the back half.

Thanks for sharing.
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David Ruff




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PostPosted: Tue 15 Aug, 2006 12:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Steven H wrote:
Very nifty looking.

I am curious as to what the white parts are? The white plate on the side, in the middle and the white ridge-like piece on the back half.

Thanks for sharing.



Those are high figured birdseye maple. Unfortunately the camra did them no justice as the sun makes the figure really come out.

The sides are the plates that cover the roller nut and the top is a thumb board which is a period rear sight in which the knuckle of the thumb is used like a rear sight of a modern gun. Rather accurate those can be. This one doesn't have the thumb nocks filed out as the new owner will have to set those for him.


The bow went to its new owner today, should make him happy Happy


David
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