[Ansteorra-archery] Crossbow Prods for sale?

Doug Copley doug.copley at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 06:07:42 PDT 2011

I have done many searches for fiberglass prods and you basically have a 
choice of 150# or 150#. All of the 50# and 80# prods that I found were 
for pistol crossbows and were only 17" across.

My search was in relation to target archery. Fiberglass is more 
efficient in the transfer of energy than steel or aluminum so the same 
poundage, same draw, and same bolt will shoot the bolt faster from 

Fiberglass is also supposed to be more uniform, last longer, and do not 
rust. You would want to wrap them in leather though so that they look 

I just bought 3 steel prods from http://www.slobowscrossbows.com/ and 
paid $65 each for them. I was able to get these in the poundage that I 
wanted so that I could custom design each of the crossbows for the 
people that will be shooting them.

For our combat crossbows we have all been using the aluminum prods and 
have never had a problem with any of them.


On 10/18/2011 4:41 AM, Danny Miller wrote:
> $75 shipped. Can grind to any spec you need.
> Oznog
> On 10/4/2011 1:27 PM, Brandon McDermott wrote:
>> How much?
>> Count Lochlan Dunn
>> *From:* Danny Miller <dannym at austin.rr.com>
>> *To:* Archery within the Kingdom of Ansteorra
>> <ansteorra-archery at lists.ansteorra.org>
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 4, 2011 1:15 PM
>> *Subject:* Re: [Ansteorra-archery] Crossbow Prods for sale?
>> I have a CNC-driven fiberglass grinder whose only purpose is to MAKE
>> fiberglass recurved crossbow prods.
>> What overall draw length are you looking for? A lot of the aluminum
>> ones use 3" brace height + 7" power stroke for a 10" Overall Draw. I
>> use a 3" brace but prefer to cut for a 10" power stroke. What that
>> means is instead of drawing 86# @7" power stroke, you'd draw 60# @
>> 10". The extra length is no extra drawing effort at all, but extra lbs
>> is. It depends on whether you're working from a historical design that
>> might look out of proportion with a longer draw. A lot of Iolo's stuff
>> used 12" overall draw, so it's not out of proportion to speak of if
>> the design works with it.
>> Oznog
>> On 10/4/2011 10:37 AM, Kaitlyn Mckenna wrote:
>>> Greetings,
>>> Anyone know where crossbow prods can be purchased (and are actually
>>> in stock) in order to make one's own crossbow for combat?
>>> Thanks,
>>> kaitlyn
>>> --

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