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    Medieval / Ren Italian Target Reconstruction Help

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    Post by stoneagebowyer Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:17 am

    Hi, everyone. I've been looking around this forum, and the net, and wondering if anyone has some advice or insights into building a replica target. The ones I have in mind were and are used in Italy. They are a round target, with a center cone or cones that presumably act as the 10 ring.

    http://www.federazionebalestrieri.sm/en/images

    is a photo of someone holding this kind of target.

    I'd like to build some of these, but am not sure what materials they are made of. I'm thinking of adding a crossbow competition to my primitive skills program at my club.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Post by Basilisk120 Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:27 pm

    Those are cool looking targets, I agree that they would make good targets and might have to have one at a competition I have to run.

    From the picture it looks like a hardwood log. If you look at the 6 O'clock position on the middle level you can see were part of it has peeled away.

    But I have sent and email to the contact listed on the site so hopefully they reply so we can get an official answer.



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    Post by stoneagebowyer Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:28 am

    Thanks for checking with that Italian federation. I agree, they seem to be made of wood, but maybe even a soft wood? Whatever material it is, it has to allow the bolts to stick in the target, but not damage them, too.

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