This is a horse bow i made using a 4' length of 3/4 inch schedule 40 PVC. I bended the PVC by heating it over a stove. I strung it with 1/8" nylon cord. The fletching on the arrow is made with duct tape. Currently, it can shoot an arrow about 50 yards.
you could improve your longbow by shaping it like this one
This is better then your PVC longbow
I know, the pvc longbow was just my excess pvc from making this bow.
Can You use 1 and 1/4 inch pvc?
I don't think that would work too well, but I've never tried it so maybe.
have you trained moka to retrieve the arrows?
No, Moka just watches them.
Nice build! What diameter of pipe is that?
3/4 inch
Thanks. You might want to add that to the Ible.
He did
I assume the outer lengths are 14 inches, and the inner lengths are 10 inches? <br> <br>How far does it shoot?
It only shoots about 20 yards currently but I am to improve it.
More like 25-30 yards actually.
Look up Sinew-backing, see if you could adapt that to modern day materials. Also, put a third bend at the end of the bow, like the bow in this graphic<br> <br> <a href="http://erinfink.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/bow-and-arrow-adjusted3.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://erinfink.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/bow-and-arrow-adjusted3.jpg</a>
I'll probably add the bends at the end but I don't think I will do the Sinew backing.
Up to you, but the backing will probably help a lot more than the bends. <br> <br>Also, I recommend wrapping the whole thing in one layer of tape, PVC can shatter under torsion.
Good idea, i'll cover it in duct tape but I still don't think I am going to do the Sinew-backing even though I know it would help a lot.
Ok, up to you, but someone should try it! <br>
this looks soo cool, im gonna have to try it <br>
You should, it is super cool and fun to use.

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