The Arbalist Guild

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» 12th Century Chinese Crossbow Chronographed
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Nov 24, 2023 3:50 pm

» Crossbow Stock
by kenh Tue Oct 31, 2023 6:19 am

» Colletiere a Charavines continuing experiment
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Oct 07, 2023 5:36 am

» Cocking - how
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:24 am

» Questions around heavy crossbow lath buildin
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Apr 26, 2023 1:10 am

» Arab Crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Apr 25, 2023 7:57 am

» prod angle, and lever trigger for sale anyone?
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Mar 20, 2023 5:54 am

» flexible string
by jasper1978 Mon Mar 20, 2023 1:25 am

» [solved]Skane/Lillohus crossbow thread
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Mar 19, 2023 7:44 am

» jens sensfelder
by jasper1978 Wed Mar 08, 2023 11:58 pm

» 400lb Windlass crossbow bolts weight and accuracy shooting high.
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Mar 05, 2023 2:53 pm

» Codex Löffelholz crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:14 pm

» Digitar prodsc
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jan 15, 2023 2:42 pm

» Troubleshooting
by Andy. Fri Jan 06, 2023 12:29 pm

» Wood Prods
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Dec 30, 2022 12:47 pm

» Colletiere a Charavines crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Dec 30, 2022 8:54 am

» Simplified Löffelhotz speedloader
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Dec 09, 2022 4:05 pm

» Fiberglass H-bows
by c sitas Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:44 am

» Bad Antler
by drawknife Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:48 am

» Anyone make their own bolts?
by Juniper Mon Oct 17, 2022 8:20 am

» Josef alm in English
by Juniper Sat Oct 15, 2022 4:22 am

» Qin/Han lock drawings
by kenh Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:16 pm

» stirrup dimensions?
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:49 pm

» Skane/Lillohus lockbow information needed
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:23 am

» need help contacting le musee Dauphinois Grenoble
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:22 pm


3 posters

    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow

    MePilot1
    MePilot1
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows


    Posts : 36
    Join date : 2015-03-28
    Age : 36
    Location : Israel

    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow Empty Spanning & Shooting my crossbow

    Post by MePilot1 Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:13 am

    Hi! I recently made a video of myself shooting at 2 mm steel plate. Later I shoot from range of 65 meters. 

    avatar
    c sitas
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!


    Posts : 547
    Join date : 2012-11-24

    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow Empty Re: Spanning & Shooting my crossbow

    Post by c sitas Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:05 am

    I can't write Russian, I think that's the language here. One thing for sure ,my friend. You don't need any shooting lessons. Nice machine and your very accurate with it. Job well done. How heavy are the points? Also   about, how much are you spanning here?
    MePilot1
    MePilot1
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows


    Posts : 36
    Join date : 2015-03-28
    Age : 36
    Location : Israel

    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow Empty Re: Spanning & Shooting my crossbow

    Post by MePilot1 Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:17 pm

    Thanks citas! Yes I speak Russian ) The exact weight of entire bolts is 58 gram. Draw weight is ~ 130 kg. with 17 cm draw length. By the way I shot at metal plate with the "whistling bolt", that was made from hardened steel ) Although it didn't actually whistle, it made some noise while flying, but thats not in the video.
    avatar
    c sitas
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!


    Posts : 547
    Join date : 2012-11-24

    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow Empty Re: Spanning & Shooting my crossbow

    Post by c sitas Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:40 pm

    Me, You have a nice rig. Something like that I have to have someday. Did you machine your own bolt points?
    MePilot1
    MePilot1
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows


    Posts : 36
    Join date : 2015-03-28
    Age : 36
    Location : Israel

    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow Empty Re: Spanning & Shooting my crossbow

    Post by MePilot1 Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:52 am

    Yes I do! I use steel rods 12 mm diameter and 55 mm length. I drill a hole in one side of it (some 15 mm deep) for the shaft of the bolt. The tip of the shaft that enters bolt point is made thinner than the rest of the shaft (also 12 mm dia). 

    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow Bolts110
    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow Bolts210
    avatar
    c sitas
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!


    Posts : 547
    Join date : 2012-11-24

    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow Empty Re: Spanning & Shooting my crossbow

    Post by c sitas Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:47 pm

    Me; very nice . Looks like you have a handle on machine work also. Man, those things sure hit hard. It would not even be a challenge  for the killing power here. Man or beast.What material are the bolt shafts? Appears as 2 fletch, right?
    MePilot1
    MePilot1
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows


    Posts : 36
    Join date : 2015-03-28
    Age : 36
    Location : Israel

    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow Empty Re: Spanning & Shooting my crossbow

    Post by MePilot1 Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:38 am

    Yes 2 spiral fletchings and the shaft both made of beechwood
    Xamllew
    Xamllew
    Tinkerer

    If there is a will, there is a way.


    TinkererIf there is a will, there  is a way.


    Posts : 72
    Join date : 2015-06-13
    Age : 32
    Location : Florida

    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow Empty Re: Spanning & Shooting my crossbow

    Post by Xamllew Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:00 am

    Those were some nice long range shots. How much were you having to aim above the plate to hit it from that distance?
    MePilot1
    MePilot1
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows


    Posts : 36
    Join date : 2015-03-28
    Age : 36
    Location : Israel

    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow Empty Re: Spanning & Shooting my crossbow

    Post by MePilot1 Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:55 am

    Those were some nice long range shots. How much were you having to aim above the plate to hit it from that distance?

    Well, it all depends on your line of sight, and therefore on how you hold the stock and its shape. In the video I hold it in two ways. When I shot at metal plate from some 10 meters I used classical method, when you press the tiller against your cheek. In this case the point of the bolt should be slightly below the target. At 25-30 meters you aim directly at the target. At more than 50 meters you have to aim so much above that you already cannot see the target itself, as it hides below bolt. So I press the tiller against shoulder, like a rifle. This way I still match the bolt point with the target and hit it, because I "lifted" my line of sight.

    Sponsored content


    Spanning & Shooting my crossbow Empty Re: Spanning & Shooting my crossbow

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Wed Feb 21, 2024 9:56 pm