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    Post by Gnome Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:09 pm

    First topic message reminder :

    A couple quick shots of a piece I'm putting the finishing touches on. Haven't built one in a few years, but I've had the prod and the walnut boards for a long time just waiting for inspiration and free time. The prod is a SB-BB from Slobows. This is the first time I've completely fabricated the bow irons, it was a lot of trial and error but I'm pretty happy with how it came out.

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    Post by Gnome Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:36 am

    Angle? No, draw weight is really just an expression of the spring-power of your prod. This prod is about 31.5" tip to tip, while most of my other steel prods are 28". That extra length means that it can safely be drawn back a bit further, so the power stroke is increased. Generally, the longer a projectile is being propelled by the string, the more momentum it will have in flight.

    There are other factors that play into it- mainly the speed at which your prod moves, determined by the physical weight and the springiness of it- but all other factors being equal, longer power stroke equals more energy downrange.

    Rereading this post, I sound very authoritative, don't I? All I know about crossbows I learned from smarter people than me on this forum, and from my own trial and error. Mostly error!
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    Post by lyonsmayne Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:16 pm

    LOL! You're very knowledgeable. I would like to show everyone my crossbow (which I bought at ren. fair).  Should I start a new topic?
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    Post by Gnome Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:19 am

    Lyonsmayne, While some in the community would probably enjoy seeing it, keep in mind that this forum is primarily devoted to building and modding crossbows. So yes, you should start a new thread if you want to show it, but don't be surprised if your post receives some negative feedback if you don't present it from a builder's perspective. For instance, do you want to make any changes to it? Would you like to build one just like it? Do you have questions about it? I guess I'm saying don't just put up pictures and say "look what I bought, isn't it cool?" or the grognards will descend on you like a pack of wolves. Very Happy
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