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    Homemade bullpup crossbow for under 20 bucks

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    JoergS
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    Homemade bullpup crossbow for under 20 bucks

    Post by JoergS on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:44 am



    Bullpups always fascinated me. There is something elegant and minimalistic about these weapons - plus, they are compact, but without any compromises regarding their performance.

    Made a new one this weekend, and I am quite happy with the result! I like that it fires full length arrows, and has room for broadheads. Total length is about 34 inches - just two inches longer than the arrows it shoots. Under 4 lb weight, including the red dot sights and rubber bands.

    You need wood for about 10 dollars (I used cheap spruce and a bit of plywood), rubber for about 3 dollars, glue for about 2 dollars, a cheap soft toothbrush and some paracord and screws. Power and accuracy is great! This is way more compact than a steel or compound based conventional crossbow.

    I filmed the making process and may soon upload a tutorial.

    One of the forum members made a list of my "best crossbows" - he features 30 different weapons. I did not realize how many crossbows I made these last few years! But this one ranks high on my own list for sure.

    The video also features Geoffroy's knife and also a test of "Shaka Zulu's wet dream" against the body armor. Guess who won? Smile
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    Re: Homemade bullpup crossbow for under 20 bucks

    Post by Kale Schlegel on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:42 pm

    Hello. Big fan of your weapons and videos. Im sure this isnt the best way to get into contact with you. (should try slingshot channel)Any how I've been wondering if you could post a bit more info on your skeletonized bullpup featured in your video "Jörg's best sling-x-bows". And off topic , if and/when are you going to post your saw blade launcher on youtube ? Thanks-

    Kale

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