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Stuart
post Feb 20 2018, 02:34 PM
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Has anyone bought one recently, and if so from whom? I can’t find arrowcaster on the web.

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post Feb 20 2018, 02:58 PM
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Umbra Armoury have a 25lb crossbow on their Facebook page with 5 bolts for £135 inc p&p.

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post Feb 20 2018, 03:14 PM
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Think that one has a live prod, which I don't think you can use in the caves, has to be a fixed
Prod? (The bow bit being stiff and not flexible)
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post Feb 20 2018, 04:31 PM
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QUOTE(Ironcore @ Feb 20 2018, 03:14 PM) *
Think that one has a live prod, which I don't think you can use in the caves, has to be a fixed
Prod? (The bow bit being stiff and not flexible)



I was going to play my archer on Saturday 17th Feb, but although the armoury has two crossbows, there was only one bolt.

The crossbows are quite good for using down the caves, so I am going to make some more bolts for them, I bought 200 flat foam ends for arrows/bolts from China for a very small price and I
still have lots of off cuts of fibreglass and wood dowel so I will make some of each to see what is best to shoot.

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post Feb 20 2018, 04:42 PM
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http://rivenrift.com/index.html

Currently out of stock sadly but might be worth contacting?
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post Feb 20 2018, 05:47 PM
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Would double check requirements for X-bows and bolts with Duncan
/System management just to confirm,
Which type of prod is ok to use?
Which type of material is ok for bolt shaft or both ok?
Which type of head is ok, as I think there are two types?
Might have be an old post on it?
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post Feb 20 2018, 10:20 PM
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Arrowkaster havent been trading for like a decade. Twisted Flax, who were my go to, recently stopped as well. Best bet now days is to get someone going to a fest to nosey through whats around the stalls there. A friend recommended Umbra Armoury. They only do one model, but it might do for what youre after.

Bolt making wise, while labby has some wide range rules, I am a really firm believer in wooden dowel flat headed bolts and arrows. They break more easily, yes, but they are much less painful to be struck with and you never have any risk of fibreglass splinters when an arrow is on its last legs.

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post Feb 21 2018, 12:47 AM
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Look for LARP crossbow on eBay.

This looks like an Arrowkaster knock off. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CROSS-BOW-Larp-r...dMAAOSw3gJZODqz

As I recall Ian Knope had some made many years ago? Might try asking him?? "Having a LARP." Looking at his website I think not though.

Few people with old Arrowkaster crossbows will part with them. I can make new "strings" for them though.

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post Feb 21 2018, 07:47 AM
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What ever happened to the good old days of firing corks?

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post Feb 21 2018, 08:56 AM
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QUOTE(whiteknight @ Feb 21 2018, 07:47 AM) *
What ever happened to the good old days of firing corks?

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Their accuracy was nearly as bad as me with a long bow...

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