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    Post by jabafish on Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:04 pm

    Greetings all - Seeing whats out there in the crossbow world. Have built one

    Central European styled crossbow using the Payne-Galway prod dimensions.

    Massive ! Used heat treated 5160 but the cast wasnt too inspiring. Have'nt shot the thing in a couple of years. Originally built for alligator hunting but havent gotten that far east yet. Whole thing is heavy 15lbs + including cranequin. Keep thinking of using heavier bolts to see if that is more ballist-

    ically efficient. Do plan to restock it some time using a horn nut and topplate

    ditching the solid steel ones I have now - should save a few pound.

    Next to try is a horn and sinew composite. If the zip is there the lighter weight

    should make it more practical in the field. Have sinew - lots of cowhorn on

    Ebay and in the back section of Muzzle Blasts . Add time and inspiration.

    Out on the west coast near Morro Bay CA hence the jabafish handle. Have

    done more spearfishing and built more spearguns than anything. Also longtime

    gunsmith. Did just finish off a flintlock Jaeger which is still a bit modern for

    this site. See lots of interesting stuff here and will be back time to time.

    Best wishes and good shooting Jim Beck
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    Post by mac on Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:59 pm

    Jabafish,

    Let's see some pics of that crossbow!

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    Post by stoneagebowyer on Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:57 am

    Welcome from me, as well. I'm from CA as well. Hurray! You live in a beautiful area.

    I too would love to see some photos of that bow. And I dont know about anyone else, but I'd love to see that Jaeger. Those are beautiful rifles.

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    Post by Basilisk120 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:18 am

    Hey And welcome to the site.
    Sounds like you have a good crossbow built. Can't wait to here about other projects.

    I too like the looks the Jaeger rifles. You could always build a crossbow with the look and feel of a Jaeger rifle. That would be a nice looking crossbow. Very Happy



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    Post by jabafish on Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:47 am

    Still in the dark ages with this technology but will work on posting some photos of the arbalist and stutzen. 'Til next Beck

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