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    Front sight placement

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:13 am

    I am at the point in my build where the front sight needs to be installed. How and where has been confusing me. I plan to smith a sight that looks like a house, that the walls come down into the stock, inlet flush with the prod socket.  The bolt passes between the walls and under the peak of the roof, which the apex of is the sighting point.   Is the is a good idea?   Better way?   The steel for the front sight will be 1/8 thick, and 1/4 inch wide.  Inlet so it is flush with the stock partly beneath the irons. My main concern is taking any wood away from that area.   The stock is 1 7/8 wide at this point

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    Re: Front sight placement

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:01 pm

    To be clear i like the sight design, only questioning inletting it into the wood.   I could also cut a space for it in the bow irons i suppose.  But id really rather not.  They took a ton of time to make from stock the way i wanted them, but i am sure they would still be strong enough.  Hmmmmmm


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    Re: Front sight placement

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:18 am

    Looking at other bows i see most are well gorward of the prod, with extra wood left in front for the purpose   I dont have the extra wood and am wondering if string travel is the reason.  Perhaps i should weld it to the stirrup to move it ahead a bit.....

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    Re: Front sight placement

    Post by c sitas on Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:55 pm

    I don't believe the string will travel past the prod. so, as long as you stay in front of the prod ,I see no problems with it being struck.

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    Re: Front sight placement

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:44 pm

    Ok thank you.   I will toy with the idea of having it mounted on the stirrup then, close to the tiller to keep it protected from my boot, which also makes it slightly windage adjustable.    resight  every time the prod gets removed for some reason but that should be no big thing at all.   Thanks for your consideration

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    Re: Front sight placement

    Post by c sitas on Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:20 pm

    Is your design medival or modern?

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    Re: Front sight placement

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:17 am

    It is based off a medieval platform, but made to be my deer and squirrel bow.    I dont reenact or compete so it doesnt need to match a period per se, but i like the form and curves of medieval

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    Re: Front sight placement

    Post by c sitas on Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:07 am

    Cool . I myself am that way.

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