Introduction: Gen 2. HAWC Bow
These instructions are for more experienced builders. In particular the complexity of the stock made it very difficult to get clear step by step pictures.There will only be three steps here as the gun cannot be broken down into very many parts. Good Luck.
This newly remodeled i Bow. Modifications to the original include but are not limited to: Sight upgrade, adjustable cheek riser, new stock and performance improvements.
From experience this gun performs about 10% better than the original.
Wall of text explaining the hybrid system used in the gun below, don't read it if you don't like reading.
The (i/L) Bow uses a one of a kind system that combines a Pin system with a ratchet slingshot. This allows it to retain the use of a turret and simple ammo whilst giving the gun more power as the bands do not put pressure on the pin. Furthermore the gun can handle a ridiculous amount of bands as the pin is not kept user strain and the user is not required to pull the whole number of bands back at once as is needed on a pin gun, instead the user can elect to pull back first one half of the bands and then the other making loading easier. However the drawback of this is that it takes far longer to (re)load. Personally I would not recomend this for a knex war as the reload time and weight of this gun make the user vunerable to users of weapons such as TR's or oodammo pistols. However if only slingshot weapons are being used this gun shines as very few repeating slingshots are viable for wars due to general fidlyness and long reload times when ammo is reinserted.
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Step 1: Front End
includes turret, barrel, grip, sights and bow limbs.
this is the easier half of the gun as it is simpler.
All the parts are shown then the assembly.
Step 2: Rear End
More Difficult than the previous step. take careful note of the parts, this part is symetrical and should still be buildable
Step 3: Finishing Up.
Connect the two halves and add bands.
This took me a couple of hours to do so I'd appreciate a nice rating.