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    Post by actionbow Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:06 pm

    Australian eucalyptus and yellowheart wood. No cocking mechanism. Mild recurve, maybe 150 lb @ 12" draw. I'll probably go with a swinging stirrup for this one. Adf and trigger safety.

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    Post by actionbow Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:07 am

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    Some pics. Getting some finish. Needs a bow bridle, some mechanical stuff still but it shoots really nicely. Lighter draw, may be 120-130# @ 11" draw
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    Post by c sitas Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:49 pm

    Down right kool. Nice workmanship.
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    Post by actionbow Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:49 pm

    Thanks. I posted the test firing at my Instagram, actionbow crossbows.

    It's basically done. Might add a stirrup but I kind of like it without it. Its really lightweight and the bow comes off with one bolt. Definitely needs adf.


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    Post by c sitas Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:20 pm

    Can't tell for sure. Do you have a sight on the bow?  I'm an older target and hunter   archer. Both crossbow and compound bow are deadly accurate.
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    Post by actionbow Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:28 pm

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    Post by c sitas Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:44 pm

    I am very fond of the red sights.  I have one on my bow ,my crossbows, and my deer rifles. They are only good to 100 yds though cause beyond that the dot covers to much of the target.Almost all my hunting is  70 yd.s and under.Keep up the good work . Your stuff looks amazing.I really like the way you mix the old and the new styles.On the crossbows like these,even a cheap Daisy works well. No recoil to contend with.
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    Post by Gnome Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:54 pm

    That's really pretty, I love the contrasting wood choices throughout. What is the metal shroud on the front for? I thought it might be a front sight location, but if you're just mounting a red dot...
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