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Originally posted by Mintwithahole.
reply to post by Northern Raider
Heck I have fired over 200 bolts with this string and the nylon cover over the centre of the string is just starting to crack, I think we need to try a few layers of heat shrink tubing like archers use. ? What do you think ?
You could always buy some Eastman flight rail lube which you run up and down the runners either side of the rail to reduce friction on the string. Or, you could do what I did for a wihle and simply use a little tin of releasing oil! I've seen some survivalist sites which say that butter or lard work just as well in a SHTF situation.
Originally posted by WatchRider
I like your thinking NR, I'll do the same, me dad (GRHS) had loads of shrink wrap in the garage, i think this will do the trick.
Handguns are notoriously hard to shoot well,and the pistol crossbow is no exeption.The ones I've handles and shot have had wretched triggers,poor sights and wore strings out in a hurry. I have a Crosman 1322 pneumatic pellet pistol,and while I have killed numerous grouse and squirrels with it, it likely would get left behind too. It simply is not an efficient enough of a weapon to be worth taking. Range is too short, too hard to shoot accurately,fails to anchor game reliabely. I'll take a small .22 rirle instead,or .22 handgun. Load it with CB rounds for small game and you not much louder than a pellet gun anyway. I find a short,light rifle to be far more practical than a handgun in most situations,so that's probably the way I'd go.