Introduction: My Knex Crossbow V2 :D

So, here it is. My second version knex crossbow.please feel free to mod and post but credit me in the instructable.

Pro's: it looks great
            the bow bends perfectly
            it shoots 20-30 ft
            it has a reliable trigger
            it is strong and not flexible
Con's: it could shoot further
             a little tricky to make

Step 1: Parts List

Step 2: The Barrel

This step shows how to make the barrel of the crossbow.

Step 3: The Trigger

This step shows how to create the trigger and attach it to the barrel.

Step 4: The Bow

this step shows how to make the bow and attach it to the barrel thingy ma jig.

Step 5: Putting the Bands On

this step blah blah blah blah blah you get the idea

Step 6: Loading and Firing

this shows how to ............(bored of repeating myself)

Comments

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RMConstruction (author)2011-12-24

Strong as a brick? I think not. You need to beef it up to at least 5 if not 6 layers to be able to use a decent amount of bands. I made a layer crossbow that shot real arrows, straight into my bedroom window, unfortunately... >.>

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JJ8090 (author)RMConstruction2011-12-24

Have u made it??

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RMConstruction (author)JJ80902011-12-25

Of course not, I used to make similarly weak designs myself. I don't need to build it.

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JJ8090 (author)RMConstruction2011-12-26

If u havent built it then how do u know if it is strong or not??

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beanieostrich (author)JJ80902011-12-26

Past experiences.

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JJ8090 (author)beanieostrich2011-12-27

Anyway, the point is that I need ideas to make an even better one........

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beanieostrich (author)JJ80902011-12-27

One idea would be to use a thick bow, so it does not bend or snap off, thus allowing for more elastics/bands which equals more range and power. And another idea would to have the gun atleast 5 layers thick, and a well designed barrel such as the SR-V2's design or the Siprianis's design. And use the trigger system off the SR-V2, it allows for the most power. Those are just my ideas.

*PS: It really needs a handle.

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JJ8090 (author)beanieostrich2011-12-31

A link would be nice to the SR-V2 and Siprianis plz

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beanieostrich (author)JJ80902011-12-31

This is the SR-V2, and this is the Sipriani V3.

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JJ8090 (author)beanieostrich2012-01-07

Thanks for the advice, i have designed a new trigger mec. that is better than the other. i'll send pic soon

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Flame6943 (author)beanieostrich2011-12-31

Crossbows dont have handles you just hold on to the stick thing if you add a handle it wouldnt be a crossbow

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JJ8090 (author)RMConstruction2011-12-25

Read wot I sed to theawesomestdude I will 'beef it up' then

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JJ8090 (author)2011-12-24

i have based the crossbow on this:

random crossbow.jpg
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TheAwesomestDude (author)2011-12-24

wheres your handlw?

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JJ8090 (author)TheAwesomestDude2011-12-24

im also making another 'ible with mods and extra's so i will put a handle and different trigger if u want
what did u rate it?? i am very interested
if it means getting more stars, i will add/remove/edit anything in my crossbow. i hope u hav read everything here

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JJ8090 (author)TheAwesomestDude2011-12-24

There is no handle - i based it on a medieval design i saw on a tv show called merlin (bbc one saturday 8pm)

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dr. richtofen (author)2011-12-23

it's ok, but if i may ask: why is your moms leg in an photo?

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JJ8090 (author)dr. richtofen2011-12-23

What did u rate me and it's cos she was in my kitchen where I took the beginning photos. Lol
Also, what do u thInk should be improved?? Thx anyways

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dr. richtofen (author)JJ80902011-12-24

I rated 3.5*, it's good, but not the best. I think you could improve the strength of the bow a bit, it looks a bit weak. Otherwise, it's pretty good

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JJ8090 (author)dr. richtofen2011-12-24

this is as strong as a brick if you made it, u would know.......

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dr. richtofen (author)JJ80902011-12-24

Ok, maybe I make it one time, but not now. I have an H&K G3 now, and it uses almost all my pieces

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JJ8090 (author)dr. richtofen2011-12-24

Fair enough but plz rate it once you have made it tho
thx

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JJ8090 (author)2011-12-23

Please remember to comment on what you think it looks like

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