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    Post by shiloh Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:09 pm

    So this one I just finished, haven`t even shot it yet.

    Started it while waiting for parts for my first bow. I wanted a light weight, wooden prod x-bow and I finally succeeded. Five attempts to get a bow that actually works.

    Specs: 3.25lbs all up, pin notch release, tiller- Larch/walnut butt/maple rail, 30" long, prod- red oak(took 2hrs sifting through some lumber to find a suitable pc), 38" ntn, backed with linen canvas, 3.25" braced, 7" draw and measures 80lbs. cheers
    This project was definitely a challenge for me, being so new at this craft. I think from this point on, I should be able to knock off wooden prods a little easier now that I kind of know what I`m doing. scratch

    I guess next will be a mini x`bow for indoor shooting, wooden prod of-course.

    Cheers,
    Rick

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    Post by kenh Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:19 pm

    Really nice work. Looking forward to seeing your indoor model.
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    Post by Todd the archer Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:04 pm

    Excellant job, great for plinking!

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    Post by shiloh Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:36 pm

    Thanx guys, It is a good little plinker. Got some shots off about an hour ago, loads easy, trigger and pin work flawlessly, and the bolts fly straight and true, though I`m going to have to make some lighter bolts for it, the ones I used are for the other and they are a tad heavy for this light weight.

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    Post by shiloh Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:30 am

    Ok, so I made a bunch of lighter bolts using 3/8" hardwood dowel, tip inserts and 150gr field tips. This bow and me, achieved 3" groups at 20 paces, I`m happy.

    So I started work on a pistol x-bow, kind-of 18thc flint-lock shaped, I`ll post some pics and description after I complete it, in the mini bow(watch maker) section.

    Man I`m hooked, this x-bow building has really gotten under my skin, it`s a-lot of fun and very rewarding when you actually build a weapon(historical or otherwise), that works as it should.

    Cheers,
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