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    Post by jocky on Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:32 am

    Hello to everyone,

    I'm Scottish but live in France.

    Been lurking for a while on here, I thought it was time to thank the contributors - past and present - for the fantastic information I've obtained here.

    My first incursion into the world of crossbows was via backyardbowyer's excellent youtube videos a year or so ago. So, my first crossbow had a PVC prod. However, in Europe, schedule 40 is not generally available. I was always struggling for performance, and buckling prods. (BTW, if you are using PVC pipe, for more power, I would suggest using a slightly curved profile rather than the straight one backyardbowyer uses. Roughly 1/4 inch curve, with the apex 2/3 from the centre. )

    My second attempt was with a 150lb Man-Kung fibreglass prod and oak stock. This, with a 11.5 inch draw, gave me 220fps with a 500 grain bolt. Very nice, but not easy to cock without a rope.

    My current in-work project is perhaps more interesting : a magazine-fed compound based on two Man-Kung 80lb fibreglass prods.
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    Post by c sitas on Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:15 pm

    Hello Jocky;And Welcome.  Sounds like your busy.You'll have fun here abouts. There are some builds going on in addition to yours.No matter the project, seems like they all gather interest.Have fun.
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    Post by OrienM on Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:40 am

    Welcome! Sounds like you're making some neat stuff; please post a photo or two, if you have any handy.
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    Post by jocky on Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:09 am

    Thanks for the welcome !

    OrienM, here is my second crossbow (still needs a few finishing touches) :

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    My first one, which had the PVC prod, has been cannibalized to test the compound bow for my new project :

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    Post by OrienM on Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:13 am

    Very cool! Thanks for posting pics...I like the shape you've used for the stock on the first bow, looks comfortable and quite attractive. Looking forward to see how the compound comes out, too.

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