ARCH - APD requirements

Dewart, Charles R. --G3 Contractor (Anteon Corp) Charles.Dewart at
Fri Apr 27 11:58:35 PDT 2001

I talked to Baron Vallust no long after that happened.  He gave me the
impression the APD was basically a film canister taped on the back end of
the arrow.


I have some concerns that we should encourage a 45 degree angle on the front

of the tube unless someone can point out a reason not to.  Baroness Ascelyn 
of Bonwicke our Western Region Archery Marshal reported that a while back 
Baron Vallust shot one of these while in the Outlands and the APD smacked
injured his finger on the bow hand at it passed the riser.  I have done some

testing and I feel that with a 45 degree angle the risk seems to be reduced 
as the APD should slide past the hand.  However, with no front angle or a 
lesser one I think the risk is increased.  

I made some with a 22.5 degree angle and purposely nocked them backwards, 
drew and released them and they smacked the riser pretty hard (I was smart 
enough to get my hand out of the way).  A 45 degree angle slipped past the 
riser but ofcourse the shot was deflected off target.  

In Service,      

Lord Eadric Anstapa
Coastal Regional Archery Marshal, Ansteorra
eadric at

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