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    contemporary crossbow build

    Post by Todd the archer on Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:49 pm

    First topic message reminder :

    Been thinking about building another crossbow. I had certain parameters I wanted to meet.

    Light weight and compact.
    Ergonomically design for natural handling.


    I hunt sometimes in a tree stand but also like to do some still hunting which is slowly walking through the woods looking for game.

    The idea was to build something that would be a joy to CARRY around in the woods and not something that is a joy when you hang it on a hook once your in the tree stand.

    So here is a sketch of what I came up with:


    What you think?

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    Re: contemporary crossbow build

    Post by Hotspur on Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:26 am

    Thanks for the info ...lol.  Best of luck in the woods this year! I hope you get another avatar worthy buck.
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    Re: contemporary crossbow build

    Post by Gnome on Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:56 pm

    My turn: how does the elevation adjustment work with the bit of osage? I'm also curious exactly what the prod bolt hardware consists of, never having had the pleasure of handling a cheap recreational crossbow myself!
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    Re: contemporary crossbow build

    Post by Todd the archer on Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:47 pm

    Gnome, if you look under the wood scope base you will notice a single allen head screw, this is the pivot point the wood scope base see/saws on. in front of that pivot there is a spring that is between the wood scope base and the receiver that keeps up pressure. The Osage disk has a screw that threads down through the wood scope base and presses against the receiver. By turning it down it cause the rear end of the base to rise changing the angle relative to the bolt deck. Probably add a "sight tape" on the disk and mark for different distances.

    Prod mounting: If you look closely at the second picture you can see the bolt goes in the front end to the mortise for the prod where it goes through a washer then a nut. When screwing it in it presses against a pressure plate with a dimple in it. There is also a thin piece of rubber in between the pressure plate and the prod for a little cushion and to prevent the prod from slipping side to side. Simple system plus has the benefit of easy prod removal. All you have to do is unstring the prod and loosen the screw with a straight blade screwdriver and slide the prod out. Makes for convenient transporting, might have to make a carrying case for it and maybe room for some arrows.

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    Re: contemporary crossbow build

    Post by Todd the archer on Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:51 pm

    Lightly here are the pics you requested, hope you like.



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