Ultimate Crossbow V2

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Introduction: Ultimate Crossbow V2

It took me long enough to find time to post it, but here it is, the V2 crossbow improved on all aspects. It can use thick rubberbands as well, because it has two strings.
I won't explain all steps in detail, but in return I made clear pictures showing what to do in order.

The main thing about this crossbow is the trigger, which improves and replaces the old design.
This crossbow is not meant for 250+ feet ranges or something ridiculous, its shooting about 120 feet depending on how long the middle piece is. Power is alright, shoots easily through cardboard.


Very compact
Doesn't have exotic pieces/broken pieces
Very low amount of friction adds to arrow acceleration


Reduced range/power due to being smaller

Step 1: Piece Count!

Starting with the 'fun'part, collecting pieces.

Counts in text because pictures seem a bit vague:

Small Wheels:-------------------4
Blue Spacers:--------------------22
Wide Spacers:-------------------18
Yellow Connectors:-------------65
Dark Grey Connectors:---------5
Green Connectors:--------------16
Red Rods:--------------------------22
Blue Rods:-------------------------36
White Rods:------------------------98
Light Grey Connectors:----------7
Blue Connectors:-----------------18
White Connectors:----------------16
Purple Connectors:---------------16
Red Connectors:------------------19
Yellow Rods:-----------------------12
Green Rods:------------------------122 

Step 2: The Bow

Just follow the pictures.

Step 3: Middle Piece

The middle piece, often referred to as handle.

Step 4: The Trigger

Time for some hard stuff.

Step 5: Assembly

Yay you get to put it together!

Step 6: Finished!

Go and shoot some stuff! If not satisfied with the range, just make it longer ^^

I just keep recycling that ammo picture xd

PS: I'm gonna have a small war soon, see picture =d
PSS: Phone camera didn't do too bad =o



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    First of all, great gun 5*. Just 1 thing. Is there a way to brace the what you call "handle" of the crossbow? Because when I load it the handle snaps and the whole thing explodes and almost kills me. Thanks to anyone who helps.

    Yeah, dangerous stuff =d

    This 'handle' (dunno what to call it) is not meant for extreme amounts of tension.
    You could look at the other instructables I made and see if there is a way to reinforce that part, like adding more layers.

    Crossbow + knex = Awesome!

    Awesome corssbow man!

    I made it, and it is awesome! it gets a confirmed 150 feet(from a laser rangefinder) with 2 strings of #32 's, So I was satisfied with it for about a day, but then I had the urge to modify it, so I put the 3 shot mod on it, and a middle barrel panel, and it works like a charm! It doesn't shoot quite as far as the single shot, but it has the cool factor! I might write a review if I get to doing it, overall, another awesome crossbow wicky, 5 stars and well done!

    I tried to shoot with the arows that have blue rods but they're too short and the tip actually gets in the way...

    Have you tried putting the rubberbands in the small triangle grooves close to the rod? Thats where I usually place the bands.

    That's not what I meant. I meant you know those arrows made with the short blue shaft? Well when I try to load them the red connector at the head gets in the way and I can't reach the place I need to reach on the trigger to lock it in place, so I can't get a good shot as I can't reach the trigger with it so it doesn't hold still and I can't put the rubber bands. Here is a picture of what I mean:


    Ow yeah that! I forgot that that does not fit. I had that same picture on a different instructable where it did fit. I don't recommend shorter arrows anyway, they seem to fly very oddly =s