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A crossbow consists of a bow-like construction mounted on a stock and oriented horizontally. Crossbows can have a compound or recurve construction. Compound crossbows, much like compound bows, rely on a series of cams, or pulleys, to reduce the draw weight of the bow. On recurve crossbows, the tips of the bow curve away from the archer, which increases the speed of the bolt. Arrows, or bolts, are loaded on top of the stock.

11 May 2021, 4:31 pm

Selecting the Right Arrow Vanes for Compound Bows

In 1954, inventors William and Frederick Folberth applied for a patent on “arrow vanes.” In the product description within the patent application, the Folberths noted that “it is more desirable to fletch arrows with vanes composed of celluloid or other plastic sheeting material rather than feathers.” Like feathers, vanes provide steering for an arrow. Unlike […]