Author Topic: short 145-150 pound boo hic bow used as a crossbow  (Read 10798 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rudderbows

  • Member
  • Posts: 129
    • Rudderbows Archery
short 145-150 pound boo hic bow used as a crossbow
« on: January 18, 2009, 08:48:05 am »
After seeing Marc's crossbow in PA magazine a few months ago I had to build a few of them. here is one of them. its a bamboo backed hickory prod pulling 145-150 pounds at 12" . Shoots like a rocket. The bow prod is 35" tip to tip. Its surprising at the energy stored in a high draw weight ,short bow. It buries the bolts in a bale of hay completly.
 Yeah thats a an ugly bailing twine temporary string. These are allot easier to make than they look . Dangerous too, be careful.

[attachment deleted by admin]

Offline DirtyDan

  • Member
  • Posts: 373
Re: short 145-150 pound boo hic bow used as a crossbow
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009, 08:51:46 am »
Awesome!!!  I have to try this.  What is the foot strap made of?

Dan

Offline rudderbows

  • Member
  • Posts: 129
    • Rudderbows Archery
Re: short 145-150 pound boo hic bow used as a crossbow
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009, 09:33:13 am »
The foot strap is made from typical steel banding from a crate

Offline Justin Snyder

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 13,794
Re: short 145-150 pound boo hic bow used as a crossbow
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009, 11:10:05 am »
It seems like the bow is leaning to the right at full draw.  Nice work though.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2009, 11:27:42 am by Justin Snyder »
Everything happens for a reason, sometimes the reason is you made a bad decision.


SW Utah

Offline sailordad

  • Member
  • Posts: 5,045
Re: short 145-150 pound boo hic bow used as a crossbow
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009, 11:13:41 am »
jim

thats cool 8)
i do agree with justin,it does look like its leaning to the right at draw.could this just be caused by the string not being pulled at center?
i always wanted a harley,untill it became the "thing to ride"
i ride because i love to,not to be part of the crowd

Offline rudderbows

  • Member
  • Posts: 129
    • Rudderbows Archery
Re: short 145-150 pound boo hic bow used as a crossbow
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009, 01:22:08 pm »
The string is indeed not pulled straight back, ( Which it should be) The tips are reflexed slightly and one ofthem has more reflex than the other one. this prod was actually a failed glue up of a reflex deflex saved. The reflexed parts of the limbs had cracked under the strain of an improperly placed clamp with no support. Sooooo, instead of throwing it away used it for a crossbow. Made fast shooter for sure. Hope some of you guys try it.  By the way a person has to shoot it instinctively just the same as a longbow without plastic sites etc. Its fun to watch the bolt fly so quickly into a bale of hay.

AKAPK

  • Guest
Re: short 145-150 pound boo hic bow used as a crossbow
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009, 02:14:31 am »
I like that, I made one a couple years ago with a wheel lock,if thats what it's called, scary thing it was. Nice job on the Crossbow.PK

Offline armymedic.2

  • Member
  • Posts: 331
Re: short 145-150 pound boo hic bow used as a crossbow
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009, 08:30:53 am »
those things scare the crap out of me, lol.  always afraid the arrow would flip u and smack me somehow
Some say freedom is free, well i have to disagree-
some say freedom is won, by the barrel of a gun.

Offline Jesse

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,128
Re: short 145-150 pound boo hic bow used as a crossbow
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 05:48:42 pm »
Nice work Jim 8). Does look a bit scary :o
"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
    --Frank A. Clark

Offline islandpiper

  • Member
  • Posts: 635
  • "Just one more bow, OK?"
Re: short 145-150 pound boo hic bow used as a crossbow
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2009, 09:01:44 pm »
Just imagine how scary it would look from the ground in front of a battlement manned by a whole division of the King's cross bowmen, peering down at you.......

piper