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    New Bow Irons from SloBows

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    New Bow Irons from SloBows

    Post by Stonedog on Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:41 am

    Just an FYI...

    SloBows is going to be offering a new style of irons (late period) that uses bolts and a tension bar instead of blocks and wedges.

    He sent me a set...all I can say is WOW!

    These things are fantastic!
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    Re: New Bow Irons from SloBows

    Post by Todd the archer on Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:02 pm

    Pictures please!

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    Re: New Bow Irons from SloBows

    Post by Hotspur on Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:41 pm

    Gary sent me a pic.  He said they would come with a stirrup for $43 plus shipping.

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    Re: New Bow Irons from SloBows

    Post by Todd the archer on Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:58 pm

    Very nice, I suppose you have to know what width prod you are going to use with it.

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    Re: New Bow Irons from SloBows

    Post by Geezer on Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:12 am

    This type of bow-iron with screw-jacks (usually operated with a 'pin wrench') show up in 17th century and later.  They're not real common even then, but they should work very nicely.  Of course you'll need bow irons at least as wide as your prod... though with a few spacers, you can use oversized bow-irons if necessary.  I haven't tried them yet, but the price is reasonable, and they should offer some real advantages over the old wedge-system of tightening.  Looks good!  Geezer
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    Re: New Bow Irons from SloBows

    Post by Scotty on Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:48 am

    Any idea when these will be available?
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    Re: New Bow Irons from SloBows

    Post by Hotspur on Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:42 am

    Drop Gary a line. He seems like a nice guy.

    http://www.slobowscrossbows.com/Contact_Us.html
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    Re: New Bow Irons from SloBows

    Post by Gnome on Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:04 pm

    Hotspur wrote:Drop Gary a line. He seems like a nice guy.
    Definitely. I'm just finishing a project now using the second of two prods I ordered from Slobows, mainly so I have an excuse to order some more stuff from him!
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