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Old 10-09-2014, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Pronghorn Antelope opens this weekend too. The wife and I will be sitting on a cold prarie ridge to watch the sun come up on Saturday just south of Harlow.

Hey Elk, perhaps you should check out a Chinese repeating crossbow.

Lots of shots quickly, low draw weight, you use that handle at the back of the magazine to c o c k it and when it reaches the end of the cycle it fires. run the lever forward to pick up the string, another quarrel drops in place, ready to fire again!
You can have 20+ bolts in the magazine.

Just a thought
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Pronghorn Antelope opens this weekend too. The wife and I will be sitting on a cold prarie ridge to watch the sun come up on Saturday just south of Harlow.

Hey Elk, perhaps you should check out a Chinese repeating crossbow.

Lots of shots quickly, low draw weight, you use that handle at the back of the magazine to c o c k it and when it reaches the end of the cycle it fires. run the lever forward to pick up the string, another quarrel drops in place, ready to fire again!
You can have 20+ bolts in the magazine.

Just a thought
All right, a semi-auto. haha
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I saw a repeating crossbow somewhere that used a rotating crank instead of the Chinese lever. Struck me as a lot more efficient since your arm doesn't need to change direction.

Here's one invented by the ancient Greeks:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybolos
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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I saw a repeating crossbow somewhere that used a rotating crank instead of the Chinese lever. Struck me as a lot more efficient since your arm doesn't need to change direction.

Here's one invented by the ancient Greeks:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polybolos
Looks like it would be tough to take a running shot with that machine....

Probably has more power though as the Chinese one was designed for fast rate of fire, not siege warfare.
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Old 10-09-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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Looks like it would be tough to take a running shot with that machine....

Probably has more power though as the Chinese one was designed for fast rate of fire, not siege warfare.
Maybe if you crank really fast, you can put 6 arrows in them before they jump to run.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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Neglected to mention, had chislic for supper last night.

Three run, you need to try it, its a South Dakota dish. When you travel through South Dakota, every mom and pop cafe has it. I say cafe because SD doesn't have them restaurants. haha

Your choice of meat, I use elk, antelope, or deer, but you can use any kind of meat. Cut it in 1 inch cubes, or use what you would normally trim off for stew meat.

In a large zip log bag, put about a half cup of flour, onion salt, seasoning salt, garlic salt, etc... Throw the meat in and shake it up. Throw it in the deep fat fryer, at 450, for about 3-4 minutes, don't over do it. Let it drain well.

I mix up horseradish, worst then yesterday sauce, and ketchup and use it as a dipping sauce.

Once you make it a time or two, you will adjust the ingredients to taste. Damn its good! Have some fresh cut ass per gas with it, or some fresh picked snap beans and it can't be beat.
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:01 PM
 
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Looks like it would be tough to take a running shot with that machine....

Probably has more power though as the Chinese one was designed for fast rate of fire, not siege warfare.
The fundamental difference between oriental weapons and western weapons is that western weapons generally assumed an armed and armored opponent, while oriental weapons were used primarily to terrorize unarmed and unarmored peasants, and didn't need to have as much penetrating power.

In fact all across history you can pretty much determine how much personal protection the opposition was expected to have by observing if weapons were penetrating (eg. straight thrusting swords, longbows) or cutting (eg. curved swords, low-power bows).
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:33 PM
 
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The fundamental difference between oriental weapons and western weapons is that western weapons generally assumed an armed and armored opponent, while oriental weapons were used primarily to terrorize unarmed and unarmored peasants, and didn't need to have as much penetrating power.

In fact all across history you can pretty much determine how much personal protection the opposition was expected to have by observing if weapons were penetrating (eg. straight thrusting swords, longbows) or cutting (eg. curved swords, low-power bows).
I hear you, however I would point out that Chinese armies had a lot of people, not a lot of resources so only the nobles and elites had full armor. The foot soldiers had very little to no metal armor. I have even seen reference to armor made from Paper, although most was made from laquered bamboo.
If you weren't punching holes in bronze armor, why would you need the extra weight?

In Europe, while the Romans and Greeks used heavy armor, most of the tribes of that time made do with leather armor, sometimes with metal studs, sometimes not.
The Celts were renowned for fighting buck naked, covered with blue paint and using clay to make their hair stand on end so they looked more fierce.



History is fun
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:48 PM
 
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I hear you, however I would point out that Chinese armies had a lot of people, not a lot of resources so only the nobles and elites had full armor. The foot soldiers had very little to no metal armor. I have even seen reference to armor made from Paper, although most was made from laquered bamboo.
If you weren't punching holes in bronze armor, why would you need the extra weight?

In Europe, while the Romans and Greeks used heavy armor, most of the tribes of that time made do with leather armor, sometimes with metal studs, sometimes not.
The Celts were renowned for fighting buck naked, covered with blue paint and using clay to make their hair stand on end so they looked more fierce.



History is fun
My ancestry is Celtic, Druids. So as I understand it, I should run around naked...... Hell, that alone would scare most, I don't need to paint myself blue, or spike my hair, just naked will scare most folks. jaja
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I think there is trouble, right here in River City. Not sure yet, but we'll see. I don't believe in some of the policies.
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