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    compound bow dynamics

    Post by Hotspur on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:20 pm

    Has anyone found a practical source of info on compound bow dynamics? You know, the kind of info that will allow the average idiot with grade 10 arithmetic and a rusty screwdriver to build it.

    I imagine myself messing around for hours with dummy limbs, test cams, and butchers twine trying to reinvent the wheel (pun intended). Just want to start messing in the right direction...

    I have a couple lengths of Bingham Projects Power Tuff glass on the way, unsure what I want to do with it, but thinking I will follow up the last project (15c crossbow) with a compound build for variety...I kind of like the reverse draw Scorpyd type bows...
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    Re: compound bow dynamics

    Post by kenh on Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:46 am

    I gotta admit I'm not that fond of compounds, but two have appealed to me

    Nerd Flintstone's Paleo-legal Compound
    http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t689-paleo-legal-compound

    and this one by MRobin:
    http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t774-compound-project
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    Re: compound bow dynamics

    Post by Gnome on Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:02 am

    I love shooting all the crossbows I've built, but if my life ever depended on putting an arrow into something far away, I'd probably reach for my trusty old Browning wood-riser compound. I never thought seriously about building a compound crossbow because I only imagined the traditionally limbed, cammed or pulleyed designs that are so ubiquitously available that I don't think I could improve on at all for the price. That being said, Mr. Flintstone and MRobin have really opened my eyes to some more innovative and interesting ideas!

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