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19643Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: making bolts

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  • Siegfried
    Mar 10, 2006
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      Point of balance is about 3-4 inches back from the point (if I remember
      correctly, rough guess) ... I like very point heavy bolts :)

      And yes, I shoot the logs with my log crossbow.

      Siegfried


      On 3/9/06, James W. Pratt, Jr. <cunning@...> wrote:
      >
      > Where is the point of ballance on them? Is that off your log bow?
      >
      > James Cunningham
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Siegfried" <SiegfriedFaust@...>
      > To: <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 6:42 PM
      > Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: making bolts
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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:
      > > >
      > > > 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.
      > > >
      > > > 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
      > > > > >
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