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British Red

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Dec 30, 2005
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This is the sort you need - layered closed cell foam strapped and framed

l_layered_boss.jpg


Anything else will just tear bolts to bits - or they punch through and keep going - guess how I know :)

xbow by British Red, on Flickr
 

GGTBod

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I used to use a thick card box stuffed with sheets of thick card wrapped in old denim jeans with airgun target sheets taped to the front, these quickly got chewed to ribbons and i quickly ran out of old jeans, gradually it got neglected through lack of opportunities to use it after moving into a high rise tower block in the city centre, my crossbow and red dot sights now sits dusty in a cupboard somewhere in the mancave unused in years.
 

British Red

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Wow, that's a hefty target. Where do I buy the foam?


Easier to buy the target ready made. Google "Crossbow target boss". If you can get some cheap closed cell foam though, it would be easy to make your own with ratchet straps.
 
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allrightscud

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This is the sort you need - layered closed cell foam strapped and framed

l_layered_boss.jpg


Anything else will just tear bolts to bits - or they punch through and keep going - guess how I know :)

xbow by British Red, on Flickr

British Red, I guess your a crossbower??? not sure if that sounds like the correct term, anyway, do you know where I could get flat nock bolts? I've tried a quick net search and can't find any anywhere.
 

British Red

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British Red, I guess your a crossbower??? not sure if that sounds like the correct term, anyway, do you know where I could get flat nock bolts? I've tried a quick net search and can't find any anywhere.

I have a couple that are a bit of light relief from "proper" shooting :)

Bolts you want are here

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/crossbow-...Hunting_ShootingSports_ET&hash=item27e761d11f

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-x-ALLO...01055767406?pt=UK_Archery&hash=item461852736e

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-x-17-F...21312994090?pt=UK_Archery&hash=item1c3ed1632a

Pretty sure Quicks sell them as well
 

Grooveski

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Sounds as though 150lbs is enough? What kind of distance do you get on a bolt like that?

A 2219 alloy bolt with 3" fletchings will make it nearly 400m from a 150lb compound. Without fletchings it'd go much further.
Seen a bolt skip off the edge of a 70m target once and come down well over 100m past the target.
 

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