13322Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Period Crossbow Tips
- Jul 30 10:31 PM12" of draw at 150lb will shoot like a 70# longbow
12" of draw at 70lb will shoot like a 30# longbow...Can you say rainbow
You need to find a tight grain wood that does not have cracks for bothe the
pod and stock. We could not find either in Brisban and had to settle for
somethink less perfect.
> Prod length was 32", design was between a "d" section and flat bow. Was
> to use it for an indoor target shooter at less than 25 yards. Ipe is avery
> hard brazilian hardwood, has several names including ironwood. Thebrazilian
> cherry I am going to try next is also known as locust, has a higherflexural
> modulas rating and may work. I would like to do a composite but have nevertried
> that except with fiberglass and other modern materials. Would a 12" drawbadger
> length put the arrow speed in the category of a 50 or 60# long bow?
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