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    Post by dutchbow on Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:34 am

    I'm working on a design for a modern target crossbow.
    when finished I will use this crossbow in 20 meter competitions in The Netherlands.
    It will have a 120 or 150 LBS prod and a 2 stage trigger with adjustable travel and pull force.
    The crossbow will be completely adjustable to fit the shooter.

    The design is not yet completely finish but I wanted to share it with you all.

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    Post by kenh on Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:29 pm

    Very nice -- looks like a crossbow version of the old Schuetzen rifles of the 1800s and early 1900s.
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    Post by Andy. on Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:26 am

    Looks great!

    Over-string trigger latch? Are you incorporating a string sled?

    Would love to see detail of the trigger mech.

    Will watch progress with interest!
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    Post by dutchbow on Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:53 pm

    Yes, it is an over-string trigger latch.
    An under-string trigger latch can cause "jumping" of the string,
    resulting in less accuracy.

    As soon as I have more details of the trigger mechanism I will post them here.
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    Post by Archeress on Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:29 pm

    I love this design!
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    Post by dutchbow on Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:18 am

    As promised some pictures of the trigger design.
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    Post by Andy. on Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:23 pm

    Looks good!

    Though you need to be sure the sear face on the catch is radial to the catch pivot pin.

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