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Different Crossbow Stock Design

Post by nchunter » Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:55 pm

Here's a photo of a stock I made out of black walnut. It's not as cool-looking as some of the stocks posted on this site, but it has a few unique features that some may find interesting:
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Post by GaryL » Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:06 pm

nchunter real nice looking stock, I like it fer sure and the unique features are great. Some good thinking there.
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Post by Golden Eagle » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:31 pm

Nice job!!!!!!!! :wink:

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Post by curmudgeon » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:35 pm

:) Very Nice, did it quite'n your xbow and lessen the viberation ?
Also , it looks very durable to take thru the briars.
What about the weight difference?

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Post by diesel » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:05 pm

VERY nice looking. That's a good question. I see a lot of different stocks people are making. How much weight is it adding to your bow ?

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Post by ecoaster » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:13 pm

Looks great. Wish I had the time and energy to start something like that.
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Post by Woody Williams » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:31 am

ecoaster wrote:Looks great. Wish I had the time and energy to start something like that.
I just wish I had the TALENT to do that.

Very nice stock..
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Post by nchunter » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:39 am

The wooden stock increases the total weight by about a pound. However, the balance is much better, the perceived weight is lighter because most of the added weight is back at the butt end. This acts as a counter-weight to the extreme front-heavy crossbow, and makes it easier to shoot.

I don't have a decibel meter, so I don't know how much it quiets the bow. My subjective opinion is that the wooden stock doesn't reduce the noise substantially so much as it takes the "sharpness" out of it. Instead of a "clank" it's more of a "thump", if that makes any sense.

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Post by GREYWOLF » Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:45 pm

:D :D VERY VERY NICE !! I like your added touches , which mfg. did you get the blank from, and how long did it take you . Great Job GREYWOLF
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Post by nchunter » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:01 pm

I got the "blank" from a dead walnut tree in Kentucky on my cousin's farm. The branches had rotted off, but the trunk was still standing and the heartwood was fine.

It was a long-term project. I don't know how many hours, maybe forty? I was fortunate that to have a brother-in-law with a milling machine to carve out the inlet for the rail. Then I cut out the profile with a bandsaw, rough-carved the outside with a draw-knife, rough-sanded with a belt sander, and finish sanded by hand. Then five coats of tung oil.

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Post by LoneWolf » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:23 pm

Very Nice!... 8)
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