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19622Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: making bolts

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  • Siegfried
    Mar 9, 2006
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      I shoot logs ... 3/8" poplar dowel rods, 20" long, 160gr tips


      On 3/9/06, James W. Pratt, Jr. <cunning@...> wrote:
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      > I like the ones that will group in the gold at 40 yards!! The ones we
      > have
      > been using are 55-60 spine 11/32" arrow shafting 21 1/2 inches long, 100
      > maybe 125grain tips depending which works better. We have done lighter
      > shafts for the 60-70 yard ranges so you can have the tip of the bolt on
      > the
      > (well close to) target. There seems to be little difference in accuracy
      > between light and heavy. It may be a bow thing with some bows liking the
      > heavy ammo.
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      > James Cunningham
      >
      > > I notice that you recommend the bolt be as light as possible. My
      > > 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
      > > crossbow.
      > >
      > > I still try to match up weight and balance but do final grouping at the
      > > range.
      > >
      > > How do others feel? Do you prefer light or heavy bolts?
      > >
      > > In Service,
      > > James Wolfden
      > >
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      > >
      > >
      > > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Scott B. Jaqua" <hagerson@...>
      > > wrote:
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      > > > Spin matters not one bit at all.
      > > > For a complete explanation and detailed instructions on how I make
      > > > crossbow bolts go here.
      > > > http://sjaqua.tripod.com/bolts.htm
      > > >
      > > > Njall
      > > >
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