[Ansteorra-archery] Archery Discussion
eadric at scabrewer.com
Fri Oct 3 09:27:36 PDT 2008
If you have access to such inexpensive prods please share your sources.
Be aware that an 80# prod may have to be significantly underdrawn to be
legal. Likewise there may be problems with making a legal bow from a
I would also be careful of of cheap fiberglass rod. Make sure it is a
good quality linear pultruded rod. We have had problems with cheap
quality fiberglass many times in the past.
Also with all of the issues that there have bene recently with padding
please make sure you use a good wuality padding. I recommend a 4#
density crosslinked PE foam.
If you are making it all yourself and have all the tools, even at the
prices you list below using a siloflex APD each bolt is going to cost
you$1.50 or more each.
Brandon McDermott wrote:
> I have been talking with several of the fighters in the Elfsea area
> about getting authorized in CA. We think we can put a crossbow
> together with 10 bolts for around $30. I propose we all ( meaning
> heavy fighters ) get CA authorized, walk out with swords slung , pop
> off 3 or 4 rounds, then go back to " warin' " the old fashioned way. I
> am working on making 10-20 of these cross bows. 50 and 80 pound prods
> can be had for around $13.... 9 foot lengths of 1/4 in fiberglass rod
> $6.......1 1/4 in UHMW is $2.50 per foot.... Siloflex APD's are ????
> .. Cheap... My point in all of this being that as a heavy fighters we
> are (most of us LOL) aware enough not to shoot into the onlookers,
> capabale of putting togeher the kit, and wasting valuable time that we
> could be shooting ... STANDING?Waiting? So why not get CA authorized?
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