I am new to posting in this forum but have used it in previous builds. I am looking to build crossbow prod useing Yew and sinew only. Horn seems too time consuming.
I would like to follow a build I have seen by the user OrienM:
However i would like the draw weight to be at least 250lbs. I know this is a lot to ask without useing horn but is anyone able to give me a guess as to the dimensions for what that might be before tillering.
On a side note the design of the crossbow is very unique as it allows the crossbow to cocked in under 3 seconds with a draw weight of 400lbs and utilises this speed of draw with a magazine of bolts. The materials used were available to anyone living in the period of when crossbows were still used on the battlefield and so from a historic sense this build is very interesting. The design is relatively compact and very easy to use with minimal effort in the loading process.
I'd very much appretiate any advice/help, and would be happy to reveal the design in a PM