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xbowkidd
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Post by xbowkidd » Wed May 07, 2008 11:15 am

looks like these guys are pretty serious. anyone know what kind of distance they would be shooting?

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Post by sumner4991 » Wed May 07, 2008 11:22 am

Check out all the bracing they have on . . .that might be a little uncomfortable in a tree stand :) . They barely move when the recoil hits.
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Post by saxman » Wed May 07, 2008 1:00 pm

Thats pretty cool
Is it me or do those bows have a very short power stroke or is the long stock making it look that way?
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Post by Eltin » Wed May 07, 2008 1:07 pm

aren't those bows competiton only? i think they shoot 5-10 yards standard

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Post by Jim C » Mon May 12, 2008 4:18 pm

There is basically two types of formal Xbow target shooting. In the USA there is only one and that is FIELD crossbow-not to be confused with NFAA or FITA Field. Field target is what TNC sponsors at NAA tournaments which uses either the WCSA or the IAU 900 round. Bows are limited to 10Kilos of physical weight, and 95 pound draws. NO BOOTS, slings, jackets. Distances (depending on the round) is 65M to 35M on the familiar 60CM or 40CM FITA target. Indoors 18M on a 40CM or 25CM target

This film shows MATCH Crossbow. Shot like position rifle with slings and ISU jackets. Very short draw strokes with much heavier weights. In some competitions-a real bolt is used-no point but rather a wadcutting tip. IIRC 10M and 30M distances-like air rifles-one shot per target at the ten meter distances. Whacker of Switzerland makes some of the bows-Beeman Air Rifles once carried them. I am not aware of any MATCH crossbow tournaments in the USA though an olympic class rifle guy is TNC's chairman of MATCH Crossbow.
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Post by dick195252 » Mon May 12, 2008 11:28 pm

Very Interesting :o Thanks For The information :wink:
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Post by mercyfulfate » Tue May 13, 2008 5:42 am

Sorry but these guys and their "crossbows" look bloody stupid.

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Post by Jim C » Tue May 13, 2008 10:16 am

mercyfulfate wrote:Sorry but these guys and their "crossbows" look bloody stupid.
Lots of compound archers and hunters say the same things about all crossbow users. So what is your point? :roll:
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Post by Jim C » Tue May 13, 2008 10:34 am

More information if you want to look stupid :P

http://www.winzeler.ch/de/ (german-shows match crossbows)

http://winzelercrossbow.blogspot.com/ (english)

http://www.iau-crossbow.org/web1/index. ... 53&lang=en

IAU Website-discusses Field and Match xbow disciplines FIELD Crossbow is what we shoot in TNC/NAA

http://worldcrossbow.com/

The other international governing Body-promotes SPORT divisions (like an excalibur bow) while IAU is more geared towards the Match division
Both have FIELD divisions

Our national governing body-affliliated with WCSA, IAU and NAA

A very nice group of people-the site is not updated much though

http://www.crossbowusa.com/
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