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18474Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: The Infernal Machine

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  • James Koch
    Aug 2, 2005
      I'll definitely be at Pennsic and hope to arrive on the first Wednesday.
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      Jim Koch (Gladius The Alchemist)
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      >At 10:07 AM 8/2/2005, you wrote:
      >Jim, will you be at Pennsic ?
      >It would be nice to get a little round table discussion with the crossbow
      >builders one night!!
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      >Thomas
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      > >From: James Koch <alchem@...>
      > >Reply-To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      > >To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: The Infernal Machine
      > >Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 00:14:26 -0400
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      > >Medieval crossbows for centuries had wooden prods which were quite
      > >long. These were more like a short hand bow mounted on a stock. I'd like
      > >to build one to check its performance.
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      > >Jim Koch (Gladius The Alchemist)
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      > > >
      > > >At 02:56 PM 8/1/2005, you wrote:
      > > >--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Lord Caedmon Wilson
      > > ><caedmon.wilson@g...> wrote:
      > > > > Talk all you want, longbow boy...but I would like to see your handbow
      > > > > throw a solid iron bolt any further than 10 feet.
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      > > > > I mean, look at the poundage! 250lb to 1000lb. Surely BIG NUMBERS
      > > > > count for something?!
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      > > > > Lord Caedmon Wilson
      > > > >
      > > > > Oaken Regional Youth Combat Marshal
      > > > > Crossbow Archery Champion, Barony Flaming Gryphon
      > > > > Rapier Champion, South Oaken Region
      > > >
      > > >Sorry look at
      > > >http://www.thebeckoning.com/medieval/crossbow/cross_l_v_c.html
      > > > A Longbow in this experiment pulling 68lbs threw a 2.5 oz arrow at
      > > >133.7 fps a 740lb crossbows managed just 5fps more with a bolt half
      > > >the wieght. The crossbow is far less efficiant due to the length of
      > > >power stroke. As to which is the better weapon, it depends on what the
      > > >situation is, and that has already been discussed at length, but to
      > > >nail my colours to the mast, I'm a longbowman through and through.
      > > >I do intend to repeat this test for myself in the not too distant
      > > >future, using my 70lb longbow, and my friends 250lb crossbow if I can
      > > >get permission to use my local pro-shop's chronograph. I will also do
      > > >a range comparision if I can find a field long enough and get
      > > >permission to use it. If people are interested I will film the results
      > > >and post them here, and I promise, no cheating!
      > > >
      > > >Daniel
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