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    Good Day at the Range

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    Good Day at the Range

    Post by Basilisk120 on Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:38 pm

    Finally got to take my new crossbow out the range for the second time today. It shot well and I had lots of fun. It was some of the best shooting I had done with any period style bow. Rather happy with some of the groupings.

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    Re: Good Day at the Range

    Post by Lightly on Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:15 pm

    Wonderful, Basilisk! You know, you COULD post a photo of that cute little bow... Geezer may get a kick out of seeing our bow with Joe's prod on it!


    Whups. I meant, MANLY and HANDSOME bow. Of course.
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    Re: Good Day at the Range

    Post by Basilisk120 on Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:39 pm

    Lightly wrote: Whups. I meant, MANLY and HANDSOME bow. Of course.
    Of course This is a manly war bow not a cute bow

    I'll post some pictures once I can get enough light. Tried taking some now but they were just a little too blurry to do the bow justice.

    It looks like I got the "it shoots left" thing under control. So yeah it was me.
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    Re: Good Day at the Range

    Post by Basilisk120 on Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:02 pm

    Here are the pictures of the bow with the new prod. The dog just had to help

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    Re: Good Day at the Range

    Post by Ivo on Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:35 pm

    Did you try making bolts with helical vanes?




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    Re: Good Day at the Range

    Post by Basilisk120 on Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:44 pm

    Not yet I had enough of an issue making bolts with straight vanes. My fletching jig had issues with the bolts not having a nock. It worked just took a delicate touch.



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    Re: Good Day at the Range

    Post by Ivo on Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:44 am

    I've seen some fetching kits on ebay that come with an adapter for crossbow nocks. Ultimately there are questions...is it really worth going through this? Is the two fletch capable of taking advantage of the helical vanes? What is the best offset angle for the given application?

    ...And then there are these crazy 3-4 fletch medieval bolts that kinda remind you of little space shuttles Smile




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