19611Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: making bolts
- Mar 9, 2006jameswolfden wrote:
>I notice that you recommend the bolt be as light as possible. MyHeavy does make for a more stable bolt. But the trade off is a much
>preference is the exact opposite. I prefer a heavier bolt and use the
>heaviest point weight I can get. This can just be my experience with my
sharper fall off over distance (they fall at the same rate, but the
heavier bolt starts off slower and takes longer to reach the target).
Now if you have a very heavy draw crossbow, this isn't an issue. But for
most SCA period style bows a lighter bolt is needed. Most SCA period
style bows I have seen are in a hunting/sport weight. My article was
designed to address those.
Scott B Jaqua
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