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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:24 pm

    I have nearly finished a 15th century style crossbow with bone bolt table. I have cut a slot for a sliding bolt rest.  I have always used bone for the rest but now I'm wondering if I should use antler, any thoughts?
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    Post by Geezer Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:54 pm

    I have always used antler, but a good, hard piece of bone should work very well.  Geezer.
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:24 pm

    That might be why my bolt rests have alwsys been a bit slippy, hard bone on hard bone, low friction surface. I've lost 2 now. Will switch to antler and pin it in place.  Antler should be less damaging to the fletching wraps too.

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