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    Post by Pavaise on Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:46 am

    I found this site a little while ago and thought it may be nice to see what's happening with crossbows these days. I shot field target crossbows in competition for about 12 years but haven't actually used one for about the same length of time. I still have a couple of crossbows and associated kit though. Often thought I may like to make a medieval type just for fun when I find the time. That's me for now, Pav.
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    Post by kenh on Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:13 pm

    Welcome!  Where did you shoot competition crossbow?

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    Post by Pavaise on Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:22 pm

    Several clubs in the UK and a few World and European Championships.

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    Post by jeep on Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:51 pm

    HI Pavaise, could you put here detailed pictures of a  Field shooting crossbow with measurement,power,speed etc. Would be interesting for us.

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    Post by Pavaise on Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:40 am

    Hi Jeep, I'll have to sort out some pictures. In the meantime here's a picture of the last bow I built with the limbs de mounted. I'll have to check dimensions but total draw is about 13 1/2" and it weighs about 15lbs.


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    Post by Pavaise on Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:21 am

    Took a while but I've found another picture with bow limbs attached. To give you an idea of overall size the maximum permitted sight radius (front sight to rear sight elements) is 720mm and I expect I aired on the side of caution and made it around 700. Prod is Carbon Aramid made by Falco in Estonia 95lb draw. This picture was taken about ten years ago.


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    Post by jeep on Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:53 am

    Beautiful job, no doubt you will build a very nice medieval crossbow as soon you are as ambitious for it that you where for this one. what the distance your shooting in field? 30, 60m?

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    Post by Pavaise on Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:00 am

    Up to 65 metres outdoors and 18 or 25 metres indoors. In fact there were a few 10 metre indoor shoots if I remember correctly.
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    Post by Todd the archer on Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:04 pm

    I think field crossbows are fascinating, Did you build the trigger/release mechanism yourself?

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    Post by Pavaise on Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:56 pm

    Hi Todd, yes I designed and built the trigger unit. It's quite light, only takes a few ounces of pull but sadly it's no where near as nice as the trigger on my Air Rifle. The trigger was a bit tricky to design as this is a track adjust crossbow, the sights don't move, the track elevates instead for different distances.

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