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Re: crossbow info

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  • L.J. Sparvero
    ... One of the things that seems to correlate is that the wooden/composite prods would have been spanned with a belt hook/samson belt (the hook and pulley at
    Message 1 of 8 , Mar 9, 2003
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      > > Greetings All
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      > > Does anyone know of a referance to the use of wooden crossbow prods?
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      > > Ian Griffen

      One of the things that seems to correlate is that the wooden/composite
      prods would have been spanned with a belt hook/samson belt (the hook and
      pulley at the end of a string). It's easier to make a steel prod that will
      have a higher draw weight, so the canequin/windlass methods of spanning
      show up more for those.

      Again, this is just a generalization. You can make a steel prod as light as
      you want to (look at the 50-70# SCA bows for example...), and there are
      exceptions. Look at the split-wooden-prod ballistae for example that shoot
      javelin sized botls.

      -Lyev
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