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New Low-piece Crossbow Answered

I was building crossbows all over the place this weekend, at one moment I had one that was twice as large as the Reaper, but I lacked pieces to make it sturdy. This started out as a low amount of pieces Reaper, but I eventually made it a small crossbow which has about 80-95% of the Reapers power. Although it has the power and probably also the distance, it doesn't have a double arrow trigger(only one arrow) and I don't think it is able to fire properly without trigger. It is however, compared to the Reaper very practical, light and easy to fire/load. Btw there are 4x3 rubberbands on it in pictures. I don't know if I am going to post this one though, maybe if its really needed :P

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charlie farthing (author)2009-02-21
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matstermind (author)2008-06-26

come on post it already!!!!!!

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Wicky (author)matstermind2008-06-26

Then I will have to make a new one(small ofc)...but this time I will actually post it..sorry to have you waiting for so long : |

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matstermind (author)Wicky2008-06-27

thanks. your reaper is the best cross bow on this site.

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matstermind (author)2008-05-31

when are you going to post? you said some where around may 10. can you give me an estimate of when you are going to post?

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Doctor Who (author)2008-05-31
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Storm950 (author)2008-05-28
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bigt4616 (author)2008-04-27

huh, not bad. mabe you sould put some braces on the bar. P.S. i put on 8 rubberbands on the reaper and it shot(guestimating) 50 yards! thats with the pircing arrow(i lost it somewhare between over the camper and in the woods LOL

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Wicky (author)bigt46162008-04-28

Yours can still fire piercing arrows? Did you already made your Reaper longer and put at least chains of 4 rubberbands on it? I think it greatly increases its power :P

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bigt4616 (author)Wicky2008-04-28

i didnt make it longer because yes it does make it shoot longer but it also puts alot more strain on the rubber bands which means more likly to snap sooner. i do got a chain of 4 and i reenforced the bow part with diagonally with yellows whenever ther is like a blue cube(suprizingly, makes the bow alot more stronger) and i also have 8 chains of rubberbands on it ps. the blue that holds the rubber band chains was not stable enough so i had to put like 4 on one and 4 on another. P.s.s. if you want me to upload some pic on this, i will if you dont getr it.

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Wicky (author)bigt46162008-04-28

I never had to put on more then 4 rubberband strings of 4, which have not ever snapped. Also I know loads of places where you can strengthen it

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I_am_Canadian (author)Wicky2008-05-10

just a little comment, the piecrcing bullets sometimes go farther because the white connector somtimes flattens aout and acts as a wing. its pretty cool.

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bigt4616 (author)I_am_Canadian2008-05-10

i did notice that piercing arrows do fly farther. i never notice that about it. plus they fire better. i also think sence it is heavier, it can hold more kinetic energy, which in turn means more power(basicly, its lick throwing a rock and a feather, the rock goes way farther

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Wicky (author)I_am_Canadian2008-05-10

Wow, I didn't know that yet. :o Sounds cool lol I actually never succesfully fired them outdoors, because I already made the Reaper longer, which in return for more power, stops you from firing the '2 rod' arrows.

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hippos are dangerous (author)2008-05-10

please post the trigger thingymabob

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bakenbitz (author)2008-05-10

Not exactly "low piece" but looks nice.

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Wicky (author)bakenbitz2008-05-10

Well yes...but it is alot less pieces then the Reaper

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I_am_Canadian (author)2008-05-05

Luv it! looks really practical.

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Wicky (author)matstermind2008-05-04

That will have to wait till at least next saturday, as I don't have my knex with me atm and you would like to build a few of them? Lol, I wonder how many pieces you have O.o.

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dsman195276 (author)2008-04-29

LOL you built my ammo holder. that looks like another good crossbow, good job!

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Wicky (author)dsman1952762008-04-29

Well after some testing indoors it is not as powerful as the Reaper, as it only leaves big holes in plywood.

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bigt4616 (author)2008-04-28

well, i got eight and it shoots REALLY FAR

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