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    Unique Modern Crossbows.

    Post by Onager Lovac on Thu May 26, 2016 5:04 pm

    So today i saw a video on youtube of a crossbow called the DBX Dagger i think, it was a short compound and unique in that it doesn't have a stirrup, rather you step on the prod to spawn it, it also has a short powerstroke making it very compact, so i started thinking of other unique crossbows; there's the excalibur micro which is very small also, the AR-480 which shoots bolts and pellets, the In-Line mini which is a compact vertical crossbow, all scorpyd crossbows which are reverse draw crossbows and i saw new crossbow this year calle the siege 315 or something like that i dont remember, it had its quiver on top and to one side allowing it to (allegedly) shoot a second, third, forth, etc... shot faster.
    So that's all the "unique" crossbows i remember right now, does anyone know of another unique crossbow?

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    Re: Unique Modern Crossbows.

    Post by septua on Thu May 26, 2016 8:40 pm

    Onager
    You might agree this crossbow is not only unusual but also quirky. Here is a list of its different features
    which I hope will answer some questions.
      1  Very long tiller
      2  Prod held in place by spreader bar and using wood wedges faced with 1/8” thick steel plates
      3   Prod is mounted just below path of shot in vertical slot rather than frontal slot or hole
      4  Roller sear mounted on a pair of miniature ball bearings
      5  Remote thumb actuated auxiliary trigger without mechanical advantage
      6  Only one sight, it is at front
      7  Removable trackway
      8  Shoots steel balls rather than darts or arrows
      9  Allows five shot ¼”groups and six shot ¾” groups at 62ft (all these with a scope)
    10   Uses wippe spanner that gives a horizontal push
    11   Antique Italian sighting aids to locate your eye as rear sight
    12   Needs a special shooting bench


    Last edited by septua on Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:07 pm; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : spelling)

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    Re: Unique Modern Crossbows.

    Post by Andy. on Thu May 26, 2016 11:58 pm

    Barnett Commando.

    Created in the early 80's, an featured in many a movie.

    Clever design, though has many flaws.

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    Re: Unique Modern Crossbows.

    Post by stm2010 on Sun May 29, 2016 8:03 pm

    Some corrections from the original goat lever design.

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    Re: Unique Modern Crossbows.

    Post by edstuff on Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:13 pm

    Do you mean the MXB Dagger? It's made by Mission and yes they put grips inside the limbs. A lot of guys love them. I currently own a Barnett Commando 2 compound. Big, ugly and heavy. But I feel pretty privileged to own it.

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    Re: Unique Modern Crossbows.

    Post by Onager Lovac on Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:31 pm

    Yeah i have no idea where DBX came from but yeah thanks fro clearing that up. Barnett Crossbows are pretty cool, my first crossbow was a Wildcat 2 recurve.

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    Re: Unique Modern Crossbows.

    Post by Andy. on Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:13 pm

    edstuff wrote: I currently own a Barnett Commando 2 compound. Big, ugly and heavy. But I feel pretty privileged to own it.
     

    Edstuff, if you ever want to part with that bow for good money let me know!

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    Re: Unique Modern Crossbows.

    Post by edstuff on Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:20 am

    Andy. wrote:
    edstuff wrote: I currently own a Barnett Commando 2 compound. Big, ugly and heavy. But I feel pretty privileged to own it.
     

    Edstuff, if you ever want to part with that bow for good money let me know!
    I'll let you get first crack if I do but I'm pretty attached to it.

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    Re: Unique Modern Crossbows.

    Post by edstuff on Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:22 am

    Wooooow!
    I just saw a Commando II sell for 700 shipped! Yikes

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