the tillers all have different widths 1 1/8". 1 1/2" and 1 3/4". i'm wondering what would be the best/safest width to use and also wondering what the draw length should be. the assembled crossbow i have has a 13.5" draw and the draw weight is 75#. seems a bit long to me?
i plan on adding a stirrup and most likely a set of bow irons in addition to the stock center bolt to make it easier to span and so it's not all held together by just a stud anchored into a crosswise hardwood dowel glued through the stock.
not sure if i should use linen or polyethylene for the string, but know the cable definitely has to go. i'm also not concerned if i have to go a bit shorter on the draw as long as i can stay over 50#. it's just for me to plink in the backyard with and occasionally poke possums bugging my chickens.
i'm also wondering what the minimum bolt weight should be.