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    clap lock vs nut

    Post by African Archer on Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:24 am

    Just found some info on the clap lock string release system , dose anyone have any practice experience with it, the one thing that drives me crazy from a noise and hunting point of view, is the spinning nut after the arrow has been shot, the clap lock system makes sense to me , but looking for personal experience with the system and any pros and cons
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    Re: clap lock vs nut

    Post by African Archer on Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:00 am

    I think catch lock is another name for it, well that's what its called on the wiki
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    Re: clap lock vs nut

    Post by Todd the archer on Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:53 am

    Well here you go!

    http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t422-starting-a-new-project

    Feel free to ask any questions. BTW I do use this for hunting but so far I have not had the opportunity to pull the trigger on anything yet.



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    Re: clap lock vs nut

    Post by African Archer on Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:56 am

    Thanks Todd awsome rig , what's your thoughts as far as shooting is is concerned , is it better than a nut or much of a muchness, I want to use a more traditional trigger but using the catch instead of a nut
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    Re: clap lock vs nut

    Post by Todd the archer on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:48 am

    The main advantage I see is the string is held captive. Good for hunting in the rough. Otherwise I think both systems work fine.

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    Re: clap lock vs nut

    Post by African Archer on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:57 am

    Well I think I'm going to have a good look at it and build one , the spinning nut sound drives me crazy and like u said a captive string is better for hunting , thanks Todd my only concern is the string slaming into the bolt instead of pushing it but u don't seem to have a prob so must be ok

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    Re: clap lock vs nut

    Post by Rizzar on Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:48 am

    Claplock has many pros compared to a rolling nut.
    That is the reason why in later centuries the nut was mostly replaced by the claplock.

    You have benefits in release weight, mainly because the lock system just needs to hold the string against the tiller, while the rolling nut with mechanics must hold everything.
    The claplock system ist faster, you don´t need to accelerate the mass of the nut (especially metal ones are slowing down)
    Both arguments improve accuracy.
    The point with the "slamming" against the bolt is in my opinion only a very little factor.

    One Big point is, you can use a "Wippe" as an easy spanning device for bigger draw weights pretty easy.

    Going to build a claplock system in the next couple of months, too.
    Only way to get my heavier made bows spanned.
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    Re: clap lock vs nut

    Post by African Archer on Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:56 pm

    Glad to here I'm not the only one on this mission rizzar, going to spend some time with a cad program and have the parts laser cut, are you going to be using a set trigger or a plain tickler to release the catch

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