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Re: [SCA-Archery] Digest Number 1107

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  • James
    Your completely correct good sir , I had not slept for over twenty hours and I shall blame my math and thinking the IKAC only had 6 rounds on that. While the
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 23, 2002
      Your completely correct good sir , I had not slept for over twenty hours
      and I shall blame my math and thinking the IKAC only had 6 rounds on that.
      While the scores did look much better with my math;-) They are still
      incredible and I would still love to pick up some pointers from them.

      >Message: 14
      > Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 07:40:22 -0400
      > From: drosen105@...
      >Subject: Re: Wow!!!Does anyone have video??
      >I'm not sure how you figured that. The Ikac is 12 rounds. At six arrows
      >per round, if they were all gold, would be 360. The highest score is
      >around 320. By the way, 6 of those rounds are timed ends. I don't know
      >where you come from, but here in the east, we generally shoot more than
      >six arrows in 30 seconds.
      >Rupert the Unbalanced (of the East)
      > > I was just looking at the Ikac scores for this year. Does any one have any
      > > video of the archers from the East, I would love to study their technique.
      > > I just did the math that at a min their scores would have to be 60 bulls
      > > eyes in a row with an average of 14+ shots per speed round!!! And that is
      > > the average not the high score. My god I would love to meet
      > > these archers
      > > not to mention take lessons.
      >Message: 15
      > Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 09:09:15 -0400
      > From: "L.J. Sparvero" <lyev@...>
      >Subject: Re: Making crossbow bolts
      >At 02:30 PM 10/22/2002 +0000, Macsen wrote:
      > >The grain is the first thing I'd check. It should be at right angles to the
      > >string.
      > From splitting more firewood that I care to recall, it seemed like an
      >axe-stroke at right angles to the grain caused the log to split neatly. I
      >never tried to split it parallel to the grain to see if it was easier, so I
      >really don't know.
      >What I do know from bare-shaft tuning of my period recurve is that the
      >spine of the shaft is slightly different (about 3 pounds on a 32" 45-50#
      >shaft) if it's measured parallel or at right angles to the grain.
      >But yes, if the spine weight is strong enough for a given bolt length, this
      >isn't an issue.
      > >Another thing to look at is diameter. If the string is not lying along the
      > >center of the bolt's butt, it can tend to jump over or under the bolt
      > >causing a misfire. If it's off center, but not enough to misfire, it may
      > >still
      > >be applying force to a narrower section of the bolt increasing the
      > >likelihood of bolt damage. (The number of servings on the string is a
      > >factor here also as it effects how high the string sits on the shelf.)
      >This is very good advice. Another thing I check is that my rolling-nut is
      >seated properly in the stock -- if the nut is holding the string too high
      >or low relative to the bolt, the same effect is going to happen.
      > >Longer bolts tend to be more accurate but slower to load and vice
      > >versa. Also, unless you use a spring to hold down your bolts, they'll
      > >tend to tip off the end of the shelf if they're to long.
      >And even with holding the bolt down with your thumb might not solve the
      >issue if the bolt is too tip-heavy (been there, done that).
      >I've noticed that the Philly museum bolts are tapered in the sides in back,
      >seemingly to fit in the nut better (i.e. it looks like a flattened "O"
      >rather than a perfectly round circle). Has anyone out there had a chance to
      >look at an authentic bow with its original bolts? (the Philly and Cleveland
      >bolts are not matched to the bows that they're displayed with IIRC) I
      >always have wondered if the butt-end of the bolts are shaped to give a snug
      >(but not tight!) fit in the nut, to help keep them from falling off the
      >shelf. Several of the bows I've looked at don't have a groove in the stock
      >to help hold the bolt.
      >Message: 16
      > Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 09:43:23 -0400
      > From: Jack Bradley <ragnar@...>
      >Subject: Crossbow strings
      >As long as we're on the crossbow subject Anyone have ides on strings I
      >make mine the same as longbow or recurve strings 34 strands of B50 The
      >only deference being I double serving the centre of the string
      >Ragnar Two Ax
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