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    robert.collard.5
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    An Old Newby

    Post by robert.collard.5 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:57 am

    Greetings and salutations, (Hi). I started reading your great Forum long before joining, much to read and plenty of time on my hands. I have an interest in Medieval designs and this is a good place to be. You may have read some of my recent posts with Todd concerning A Working Mans Medieval Crossbow. I am not so much a craftsman as I am a connoisseur. I intend to shoot targets with archers associated with the SCA. A wonderful group of people who meet twice a week. They have rules that include crossbows, though there are not any current users. Most are using Traditional Bows including English Longbows. I barely pull a 45# horse bow and my shoulders ache for a week. Considering I only picked up a bow last year and I'm 68 years old, it might be understandable. I hope to contribute from some of my experiences in the future.
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    Post by kenh on Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:34 am

    Welcome Bob!

    Lot of good stuff to learn here. Nice bunch of folks.

    'Back in the day' I was involved with the SCA in Colorado. I'll be 65 years young in June. Never too young to pick up new hobbies. I got back into archery a few years back. But then I moved onto a sailboat(my retirement home). Eventually picked up a crossbow pistol to aid in repelling boarders should it become necessary again, and have gotten hooked on building them.

    Personally I don't want to do things that hurt much anymore. Which is one other reason why I go rid of my horsebow and took up with crossbows.

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