Introduction: Hybrid Knex Bow

Picture of Hybrid Knex Bow

I have had this bow for a while now, and I will not be posting instructions for it as I am using parts from it to make my emplacement gun bigger. It shouldn't be too hard to make from the pictures. Sorry about the shoddy pictures, when I post my emplacement gun I will use my digital camera.


Adjustable stock

My new and comfy handle, with anchor points for a monopod

Sturdy and robust design

Fires 45-60 feet

A hybrid system; the bow flexes, providing some power as well as the rubber bands.


SomeAsianKid (author)2013-01-02


knexguy (author)2010-07-11

It's pretty terrible by today's standards, yes.

nathan733 (author)knexguy2011-04-07

ok thanks ;]

nathan733 (author)knexguy2010-11-01


J Moneyman (author)2009-05-28

is it ram rod? it kind of looks that way in the picture.

knexguy (author)J Moneyman2009-05-28

No, that would not be a crossbow.

J Moneyman (author)knexguy2009-05-29

ok. it just appeared that way to me.

PineapplebobTheGreat (author)2008-10-02

I'm working on a very complex hybrid sniper bow. It starts out as a crossbow. The bent area at the end can be twisted from horizontal into vertical so it makes the butt for the sniper part. The extended barrel can be pulled out from the end opposite the side of the bent area/ butt. The scope from the crossbow part can be pulled upwards and locked in place to make the magazine. The handle and trigger for the crossbow folds up vertically to make the grip for the sniper. The grip from the crossbow folds down to make the handle and trigger for the sniper. I'm not sure if you can picture it from what I said, but it looks cool.

From what I can imagine the sniper fires from one end, and the bow fires from the other?

Sounds complicated! Did you leave for a while, I haven't seen you around lately?

No, just haven't been to instructables for a long time.

Ok then. Welcome back!

cool, post a pic

k. When it's finished.

charlie farthing (author)2009-04-17

wiy pot the mands in so neer dose the just snap

knexguy (author)charlie farthing2009-04-17

I am not actually sure whether you are speaking English or not. From what I can see you said : "Why put the bands in so near; does it just snap?" In response to that, I assume you are referring to picture 2, where the bands are not attached to the arms of the crossbow. This was purely accidental and they should be attached at the ends of the arms.

pls (author)2008-11-14

looks awesome, i love the stock!

knexguy (author)pls2008-11-15


pls (author)knexguy2008-11-15

your welcome:)

Skreetsha (author)2008-09-30

this one is enough... your a knexpert now :D

The Jamalam (author)Skreetsha2008-10-01

hmm... i dont think this is good enough for knexpert status just yet, it is a bit too square and boxy for my liking, and it doesn't look like it will shoot that far to me

knexguy (author)The Jamalam2008-10-01

It is boxy because of the extendable stock, and the barrel is built for strength, nor looks.

Oblivitus (author)knexguy2008-10-01

Ooooh, how does the extendable stock work?

knexguy (author)Oblivitus2008-10-02

I'm bringing out instructions for a gun using it quite soon, but here's how it works; in the third picture the two rows of white snowflake connectors are the outer casing, and the row of half moon connectors slide inside it. I got the basic idea from Ironman69.

Oblivitus (author)knexguy2008-10-02

I know that, but does it lock in place?, because I made a prototype one that does.

knexguy (author)Oblivitus2008-10-03

Yes, it has two pins which pass through holes in the stock at regular intervaals.

Oblivitus (author)knexguy2008-10-03

Dang, but do you need to press on both sides each time you want to adjust it?, or does it just slide one way but not the other?

knexguy (author)Oblivitus2008-10-04

It could go either way with a simple mod if you wanted it to, but I think it would be pointless. I just have in the the side most comfortable for me, either when bringing it into by shoulder or carrying it across my chest.

Oblivitus (author)knexguy2008-10-04

Well, mine is still more compact... I win! Jk, but why did you have to post this just as I came up with one? -_-

knexguy (author)Oblivitus2008-10-04

Could you pm me a pic?

Oblivitus (author)knexguy2008-10-04

I just have the mechanism right now, but I might post a picture of it.

knexguy (author)Oblivitus2008-10-05

Please do!

knexguy (author)Oblivitus2008-10-04

Sorry, you post and anyone claims you copied me, then I will yell at them :)

Oblivitus (author)knexguy2008-10-04

Oh, it's not anything like yours, I just wanted to be the first one to make one. Mine will still be cool.

knexguy (author)Oblivitus2008-10-05

Oh, ok.

Oblivitus (author)The Jamalam2008-10-01

I concur.

Skreetsha (author)The Jamalam2008-10-01

well i think its good enough but, it needs some better forms but i guess its powerful since the bow bends too :)

thebboy (author)2008-10-01

coolio. looks good.

knexguy (author)thebboy2008-10-02


thebboy (author)knexguy2008-10-03


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