Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: Crossbow Bolts - Shaving the ends]

Expand Messages
  • Karl Sandhoff
    The results should be QUITE instructive. Especially to the emergency room doctor who gets to treat the facial burns from the back blast. Carolus von
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 27, 1999
    • 0 Attachment
      The results should be QUITE instructive. Especially to the emergency
      room doctor who gets to treat the facial burns from the back blast.
      Carolus von Eulenhorst

      On 27 Oct 99 17:06:41 CDT Keith Hood <hoodkl@...> writes:
      >From: Keith Hood <hoodkl@...>
      >
      >>
      >> Given that those of us who don't shoot war-weight prods usually
      >fletch our
      >> bolts, I suspect the drag component from a flat tail bolt vanishes
      >into
      >> measurement noise. I leave to those with better chemistry sets and
      >more
      >> time the creation of the world's first base-bleed crossbow bolt:
      >I'm too
      >> busy working on my new discarding-sabot flechette bundle bolt for
      >speed
      >> rounds.
      >>
      >
      >I can't stand it anymore.
      >
      >How about tracers?
      >
      >Or, considering the distances we shoot at, and the sizes and weights
      >of the
      >projectiles we usually handle, a base-bleed system would be a waste.
      >It's too
      >passive. What you need for that extra umph is an active booster.
      >Clamp a
      >standard metal nock point on the center of the crossbow string for a
      >striker,
      >and have two rolling nuts just far enough apart so they clear each
      >other. The
      >rear rolling nut actually holds the string, the forward rolling nut
      >rolls
      >freely and really just serves to position the rear of the bolt.
      >Extend the
      >rear of the bolt with a metal tube containing solid fuel, and swage a
      >standard
      >rifle cartridge primer into the end of that. The results when you
      >unleash the
      >string should be quite instructive.
      >
      >And I like the idea about the bolts with the HEAT warheads. They'd be
      >perfect
      >for that guy in the Porsche who clears your bumper by 2 inches when he
      >fishtails across 3 lanes of rush hour so he can make his exit.
      >
      >
      >
      >Hey, you guys started this; don't look so horrified. :-)
      >
      >
      >
      > Tomonaga
      >
      >------
      >
      >A long bow and a stong bow,
      >And let the sky grow dark.
      >The nock to the cord, the shaft to the ear,
      >And a foreign king for a mark!
      >
      > -- Stolen from "The Song of the Bosonian Archers" --
      > By Robert E. Howard, who should be
      > the patron saint of Ansteorra
      >
      >____________________________________________________________________
      >Get your own FREE, personal Netscape WebMail account today at
      >http://webmail.netscape.com
      >
      >--------------------------- ONElist Sponsor
      >----------------------------
      >
      >Accurate impartial advice on everything from laptops to table saws.
      ><a href=" http://clickme.onelist.com/ad/Productopia2 ">Click Here</a>
      >
      >------------------------------------------------------------------------
      >This list sponsored by House Wyvern Hall
      >of Barony Beyond the Mountain, East Kingdom
      >[SCA-Archery-unsubscribe@... to leave this list]

      ___________________________________________________________________
      Get the Internet just the way you want it.
      Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month!
      Try Juno Web: http://dl.www.juno.com/dynoget/tagj.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.