The Hybrid Compound Crossbow

How to build a hybrid compound crossbow by combining medieval and modern technologies into this weapon, the article includes crossbow parts diagrams and general building instructions.



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To get the best of compound bow technology and crossbow ease of use without complex construction, we’ve married a stock-and-trigger system to a store-bought compound bow—in this case a Bear Whitetail Hunter.
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Diagram: String release detail.
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Diagram: Crossbow parts.
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Diagram: Aluminum side strut.
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