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    Post by rogue Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:32 pm

    HI all. could someone help me out? im looking for the bolt clip components for my lar cross bow. think im pretty much there with everything else, but this component is kinda key to the whole project. if anyone has any ideas or alternative clip ideas give us a clue. p.s im in the uk


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    Post by Ivo Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:02 am

    Hi,

    *Bolt clip* is basically a springy tab that holds down the bolt/arrow.

    ...is that what you're asking about?

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    Post by chaz Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:31 am

    Ivo, I;m seeing this conversation about LARP crossbows ........... but what does that mean ?what is a LARP crossbow and what signifies one and what is it used for ? Just asking out of ignorance.

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    Post by Ivo Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:53 am

    Chaz,

    LARP stands for Live Action Role Playing.

    It's guys and girls getting together, dressing up as their character of choice (orcs, mages, knights, archers, etc.) and beating the crap out of each other with foam padded weapons. If you are familiar with SCA combat....it's a *funny* version of that.

    A LARP crossbow is what it is - a crossbow that shoots padded bolts that painlessly *tag* your opponent signifying a kill.



    By the way, speaking of bolt clips...the dude in the video uses a friggin SPOON for a clip. So yeh, creativity is key here. Laughing

    I would recommend just taking a piece of PVC pipe, cutting a strip out of it, heating it, and then forming it into the desired shape. Finish it up with some sand paper and you're good to go.

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    Post by chaz Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:07 am

    Ivo,

    THANKS, I'M IN TUNE AND ON THE SAME PAGE

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    Post by rogue Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:06 am

    Ivo. it is yeah, having a hell of a time find something suitable with enough flex in it
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    Post by ferdinand Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:36 pm

    Old hacksaw blades make good material. Or a feeler gauge, it allready has the basic shape and a hole in the end to mount it.
    Heat it to cherry red to bend it, then cool it rapidly.
    use a thicker gauge, gives u really strong hold on the arrow.
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    Post by rogue Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:59 pm

    thanks a lot. ill try the feeler gauge. will post photos when finished
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    Post by ferdinand Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:22 pm

    Thanks Rogue!
    The idea came to me because i just used a feeler gauge for soring material.
    This forum has great people with great ideas, really a treasure of knowlidge!
    I am pretty new to this and building my second bow as we speak.
    Good luck with yours, hope u post pictures soon.

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