I apologize, the uploading service inverts the image, for whatever reason
at the Renaissance fair (They may be about as historically accurate as Pirates of the Caribbean, but at least they have nice weapons for sale).
I've got a good deal of experience with firearms (I actually leave for Army Basic Training on the 15th of next month) but this is my first crossbow. I was hoping for some beginners' advice--shooting tips, loading tricks, what-have you; anything's helpful. I was also hoping to learn to make my own bolts, which would undoubtedly be far cheaper and less of a hassle than buying them from specialty shops.
Thanks in advance.