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    Greetings from Central Connecticut

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    chilihook
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    Greetings from Central Connecticut

    Post by chilihook on Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:09 pm

    Hello!

    My name is Mike and I am very excited to have found this forum. While new to crossbows, I am an avid amateur archer shooting recurve, horsebow, primitive, compound, and lever compound bows. Seems like crossbows were bound to happen sometime and I guess now is that time!

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    Re: Greetings from Central Connecticut

    Post by Andy. on Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 am

    Welcome Mike!
    Any plans on a build yet?
    Great bunch of blokes here to help you along
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    Re: Greetings from Central Connecticut

    Post by chilihook on Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:09 am

    Andy. wrote:Welcome Mike!
    Any plans on a build yet?
    Great bunch of blokes here to help you along
    Hi Andy - thanks!

    Yes, I am in the planning stages and have been picking up materials for a little while now - keeping my eyes open for things that might work for different parts of trigger mechanism, etc.

    I very much want to try to replicate the look of this crossbow:



    I've done a drawing of a simple trigger that I think will work, and will be posting it up for critique to get more experienced opinions. Was also thinking of possibly using the tips of a pair of cross country skis as the prod or just going with a manufactured one like the one in the picture.

    Anyway, thanks for the welcome!  Very Happy

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