7430Re: [SCA-Archery] Crossbow bolts . . .
- Oct 31, 2001Greetings
I've never noticed any problems with long distances. Generally, I don't
shoot anything beyond a standard 100 yd. clout, but during this past
Pennsic Champions shoot, there was a distance shoot at various marks in
excess of 100 yards, and I hit on most of the marks. I think I missed
once or twice, but that was because of poor aiming, not because my bolts
were too heavy.
Naturally, if I shot much shorter bolts, with 2 fletches intead of three,
they'd travel higher and farther at given aim points, and I'd have
adjust accordingly; but the range of my bow is far more a function of
it's poundage than it is of any characteristics of the ammunition. I
have a light poundage bow, so my range isn't terribly impressive, but I
have no difficulty at all with any shoot the SCA wants me to try, aside
from my own lack of skill.
Patrick Tolen wrote:
> "Bruce R. Gordon" wrote:--
>> The draw length is an even 1 foot. The reason I have long shafts is that
>> I find that particular length convenient for sighting purposes; also, I
>> find them to be a bit more stable in flight.
>>>> I use 5/16th dia. shafts, 24 1/2 inches in length (quite a bit longer
>>>> than usual); they are 3-fletch types. My bow is slightly over 90 lbs.
>>>> Fore4ster Nigel FitzMaurice
> Wow . . . so you have about 9 inches of bolt sticking out past the end of your
> What kind of range do you get with the 1080 in/lbs ?
> L. Patrick of Avebury
Ex Tenebra, Lux
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