Re: [SCA-Archery] Crossbows vs Others
- the 'Rifle' stock is actually documented to later period crossbows so I see that as reason for it to be used. as far as pistol grips, the are not allowed here in the Midrealm, rear sights are allowed as well. and while I am not current on all the current modern release mechanisms, most should be derived from the roller nut design. Me personally, what do I shoot for crossbow when I do shoot? I have a period style with a roller nut and no sight, why? because its what I wanted and what I like. Elevation marks on a riser are also allowed here.
Pentamere Regional Archery Marshal
From: William Davis <willied0296@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:56 AM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Crossbows vs Others
I know this has been hashed out numerous times, in numerous places, but this again brings up a point. Why are crossbows allowed to use peep sights, rifle stocks, pistol grips, and modern trigger releases, while aside from modern lamination, handbows are still required to meet period requirements (no mechanical releases, no sights other than elevation marks on the riser, and even the elevation mark issue gets argued in places)? That said, one other question, is this perhaps strictly an EK thing, or does the above apply in other Kingdoms as well?I'm sure there are those who will find some way to justify it,Let the fireworks begin.
--- On Tue, 5/14/13, bluecat@... <bluecat@...> wrote:
From: bluecat@... <bluecat@...>
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Crossbow repairs Chicagoland
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 10:03 AMYou are aware that you can't use a scope for SCA archery- right?
- Having read comments, and having almost been driven away by one obsessed with perfection, my concern is omission. I like the concept that was presented that included archers like myself. Limiting a guild to only those with period equipment is exclusionary and could end up fragmenting our community. I could, however, be misunderstanding your use of the term "period" and the inclusion of those with non-period equipment. IMHO, if this guild is to be proposed as a society-wide entity it can't exclude any portion of our community and be successful.
Moire Ayres, archer