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    Post by benjaminh123 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:26 pm

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    What is the best profile for a crossbow rail? Round, or “V”; Is mahogany fine, or do some of you use aluminum?
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    Post by kenh on Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:36 am

    The answer is a resounding YES!  IMHO there is no "best" there is just what works for you, and what you're most comfortable working with.  

    Round or V or even square (3 piece tiller with thin center board offset down) tracks all work equally well, although I suppose round, having more contact with the bolt, would have marginally more friction and slow the bolt down a couple fps.  

    Mahogany, maple, bone, steel, aluminum, brass, even black plastic work good. Again, I suspect aluminum, unless highly polished, will have more friction than the other materials and cost you a fps or two.

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