7434Re: [SCA-Archery] Crossbow bolts . . .
- Nov 1, 2001Time for someone with short(ish) bolts to chime in. First off I shoot a Iolo
crossbow in the 65 lb range. The stock has a bolt groove, rather the a rest
sitting on the end of the shelf, as some do. From tip to butt, my bolts
measure about 13 inches. This length is just enough so that the point sits
just in front of the stock so the only thing touching the bolt groove is
bare shaft. All-in-all I get pretty consistent groups (and score) for a
period style bow. I almost always shoot in the low to mid 90s on a royal
round. Perfect ends at twenty and even thirty yards are not unknown to
My bolt construction technique and the reason behind what I do can be found
on my SCA web site.
Scott B. Jaqua
SCA Link http://sjaqua.tripod.com
Gaming Link http://www.geocities.com/sjaqua/
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Tolen" <ptolen@...>
> Thanks for the responses on crossbow bolt lengths . . . I had no idea
> many of you were using bolts so much longer than the length of your bows .
> Any other crossbow archers out there who haven't chimed in yet, feel
> L. Patrick of Avebury
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