Steel Bow - A Mystery

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Steel Bow - A Mystery

toxophileken
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October 5th, 2014, 9:10 pm #1

A friend from Bulgaria who used to frequent PP more often posted a link to this article on Facebook.  I thought some here would enjoy it.
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Mick777Oz
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October 6th, 2014, 10:07 am #2

I have often wondered about the stats of steel bows.
Obviously spring steel would be very good as working limbs. But what i wonder is, how does the size of the limbs vs the spring weight compare. Obviously steel is denser than wood or fibreg... other common limb materials :-p. If you get the same weights from less material with steel then you have a chance of getting a steel bow that doesn't weigh more. And then further to that you'd have a chance of a steel bow with comparable limb weights and therefore limb speed. But who knows...? I've never seen any data on steel bows.
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October 17th, 2014, 12:09 am #3

One of my wife's friends has a Seefab Centaur bow which is made of spring steel --- very, very cool. I'd love to have one to keep in my truck.
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October 23rd, 2014, 1:16 am #4

I recall a mini crossbow made of spring steel from the coiled springs that held old truck hoods up at the hinges. Powerful enough for rabits and such at a decent distance.
Once I was making some paleo mulch from a stick and after many hours was astonished to find myself holding a bow.
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March 26th, 2016, 5:56 pm #5

Rabbits? Bear in mind that draw-weights in some instances became massive in cross bows using a spring steel prod. Payne-Gallwey mentions in his history of the cross bow the distance shot with a prod that drew 1000 lbs.

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March 27th, 2016, 8:25 am #6

Happy Easter

Here is a video all should see regarding bows made of steel:
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February 8th, 2018, 12:29 pm #7

My father has a couple of metal bow sin his archery store. I recall they had awful hand shock


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