Re: [SCA-Archery] New to this list/have a question
- Thank you good gentles for your advice. I recently came across a crossbow
at a garage sale, for a ridiculously low price. Of course, I snatched it
up. At first, I thought I would have to do a lot of alterations to it to
make it SCA legal. After some research and rule reading, I believe all
it really needs is a new string. Of course, I will have it checked out by
one of the local marshalls.
On 8/4/08, Frederick Fenters <padraig@...> wrote:
> Welcome to "the Dark Side", milady. A Break-Cocking Crossbow is one that
> folds down, like a double barreled shotgun, to cock (or more correctly
> "span") the string. They are not very common. If you have to pull the
> string back to the release, odds are that your crossbow is perfectly fine.
> The other restriction to be careful about is the "no front sights" rule.
> Mot marshals prefer to see the front of the crossbow naked of anything
> crossing over the front.
> Forester Padraig MacRaighne
> From: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com <SCA-Archery%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
> SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com <SCA-Archery%40yahoogroups.com>] On
> Behalf Of Anetika Roller
> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 1:36 AM
> To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com <SCA-Archery%40yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: [SCA-Archery] New to this list/have a question
> Greetings Archers. I am new to this list so please allow me to start
> with an introduction. I am Lady Constance Wilkicke, of the Barony of
> Forgotten Sea, in Calontir. I am best known for my love of
> Elizabethan garb, though I can be found on the archery line from time
> to time. I do not pretend to be a good archer, so I try to at least
> look good doing it (lol). For me a good day on the line means I left
> with the same number of arrows I came with. Now, on to my question.
> I am looking to get started with a crossbow, so I have been reading
> the SCA rules pertaining to crossbows. I am baffled by the
> phrase "break-cocking style". What exactly does this mean? I would
> be most appreciative if someone can explain this to me.
> Constance W.
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"I am my father's daughter, and I am not afraid of anything"
-Queens Elizabeth I and II
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