The Arbalist Guild

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Chu Ko Nu - repeating chinese crossbow
by c sitas Yesterday at 8:30 am

» Ball shooting Crossbows worth the bother
by topfmine Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:24 pm

» Skew of tiller
by drawknife Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:18 am

» tiller desgin
by crusader Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:37 am

» Want to build modern target crossbow
by ora8i Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:20 pm

» starting a 1400's replica
by tghsmith Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:25 am

» New Medieval just about finished
by Dark Factor Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:41 am

» How do I tune this
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:14 am

» Plans and materials for my first build
by c sitas Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:39 am

» Bolt rest
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:24 pm

» Collotiere a Charavines crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:25 pm

» ash lath and pin-lock crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:56 am

» Late medieval tournament distances?
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:20 am

» Cutting delrin straight by hand?
by kenh Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:24 pm

» Other forums like this one?
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:23 am

» new find in china, terra cotta warrior site
by tghsmith Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:42 am

» Crossbow Books
by Andy. Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:46 pm

» 95lb ancient crossbow shot faster than 960lb medieval
by Fangbows Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:36 pm

» best type of horn to use..
by kenh Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:16 pm

» re-introduction
by tghsmith Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:15 pm

» 4 fletch question
by 8fingers Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:14 am

» fix bolts
by MPDVM Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:40 pm

» Reverse draw compound bow build
by c sitas Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:20 pm

» New Build for 2020
by Gnome Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:19 am

» Spanning bench ideas
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:07 pm


3 posters

    Recurve limbs on a compound crossbow?

    avatar
    Axeki
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 1
    Join date : 2012-05-21

    Recurve limbs on a compound crossbow? Empty Recurve limbs on a compound crossbow?

    Post by Axeki Mon May 21, 2012 9:30 pm

    Hey all, I'm a recent crossover from shooting standard recurve bows. It's a fairly commonplace modification to 'warf' a compound bow riser to hold recurve limbs.

    A compound crossbow (an old Horton Hunter Elite) fell into my lap, and I was wondering if anyone has experience doing something similar on a crossbow? Excalibur limbs, for example, on the compound Horton? Any obvious design problems I'd run into? Maybe the trigger not being strong enough without the letoff?

    Thanks in advance!
    Todd the archer
    Todd the archer
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 581
    Join date : 2010-02-25
    Age : 59
    Location : sellersville,pa.

    Recurve limbs on a compound crossbow? Empty Re: Recurve limbs on a compound crossbow?

    Post by Todd the archer Tue May 22, 2012 2:51 am

    I would think the same issues as a "warf" , size and shape and angle of limb pockets. Likely need to machine the limb pocket or add an adapter plate. But the trigger may be the real problem. It was designed for less holding weight also as holding weight increases the trigger will get progressively harder to pull.

    Now some crossbows are design for both (Tenpoint flex) but most are not .



    Todd
    Ivo
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 1041
    Join date : 2009-11-25
    Age : 33
    Location : NJ, USA

    Recurve limbs on a compound crossbow? Empty Re: Recurve limbs on a compound crossbow?

    Post by Ivo Wed May 23, 2012 5:49 am

    Axeli, Welcome to the forum.

    Interesting thoughts. I've given it some thought myself since I have a few broken compounds lying around the house.

    All in all, sounds like a job for a set of custom limbs. Wonder if Elkridge would do something like this. Give them a ring, see what they say >>> http://www.kids-bows.com/contact-us.html (don't let the site's name fool you, these guys make laminated hunting prods)

    Unless of course you're down to play the game and roll your own...always that option. Smile

    As for the trigger...Todd covered it pretty well.

    On that Horton, is it an aluminum housing trigger, or one of those sheet metal boxes. A picture would be nice.

    If you do go through with it, it will certainly be an interesting project. Keep us posted.

    Ivo



    Recurve limbs on a compound crossbow? Untitled
    * *
    ~ "I don't have any special talents. I'm only passionately curious."
    * * *
    ~ "All Genius is Simple"
    * *

    Sponsored content

    Recurve limbs on a compound crossbow? Empty Re: Recurve limbs on a compound crossbow?

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:02 pm