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Topic Started: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:12 am (188 Views)
cappy bill

Does anyone know if you can have your compound arrows reworked into crossbow bolts and is it worth it ?

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MRD
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Just do the math as a shaft is a shaft . The length dictates the spine weight to the shaft srecs . So shorter is going to be able to take more poundage but have to know your shit in this area . So if you have arrows that can meet the specs when cut down you re-fletch and switch nocks for a cross bow .DIY not for the novice , don't have a clue what a shop would want .
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GooseIsland
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I really don't think it would be worth it. I look at the heft of my crossbow bolts vs the heft of an arrow and the standard arrow is a lot more slender that my bolts. I'm not sure the arrows would stand up to the stresses of a crossbow. Be safe.
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cappy bill

I agree not worth it . I figured that I would have to cut them down , weigh the piece , add nock , point adapter , fletch , then weigh the finished bolt to see if it even gets close . Forgot that they are narrower . All that work plus would have to buy equipment , not worth it .

Thanks guys .

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RHenshaw
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Arrows that are built for Compound Bow's or Long Bow's are thinner in thickness then Crossbow Bolts, I don't think they would hold up with the added speed or impact that a Crossbow would shoot the Arrow versus Bolt.
I believe it would be much Smarter and Safer to just buy Good Crossbow Bolts,
BETTER TO BE SAFE THEN SORRY! JMHO.


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MRD
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Not exactly Rhen , they are similar and that's why I said "do the math" . When they first came out with carbons I went from this fat aluminium shaft to a much smaller carbon that took an outsert at the front so a tip could be screwed in(they were that small) compared to regular that I shoot today , and back then I shot them at 72# . Even with a compound a 31 inch shaft might be weak spined , but cut it to 30 and it's now stronger spined "physics" . Have no idea of the shafts he wanted to convert , could work or could not based on what you have . That's why I added not for the novice .
Edited by MRD, Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:22 pm.
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cappy bill

Just like you said MRD , would have to tinker , measure , weigh things . The one good part would be if I ever get around to it , test firing can be done with a string . Good back stop and get the bow anchored down , just to see if the shaft would explode . Again way too much work , plus safety issues , easier to just buy new bolts .

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