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Advice turn a bow into an airgun? device found in loft : S

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jimmyhackers, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. jimmyhackers

    jimmyhackers Well-Known Member

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    my friend recently bought a new (old build) house and whilst gutting it he found a very strange attachment for a bow in the loft

    basically its a long piston that turns your bow into a pellet firing airgun....

    pretty cool but also horrifcally fiddly to set up. and rather cumbersome.

    its 177 and says not to use on bows over 70lbs of draw weight.....

    i do have 2 long bows that my father made and a kidssized one that is about 76lbs draw also that my dad made. i only use it on the kidssized one as the fullsized are close to 230lbs of draw


    but without a chrono etc.....i cant tell about its power..... anyone got a rouugh estimate for me
    of test one in the past?
     
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    Jfrwhite Posting Addict

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    I can't help on possible power but............Pictures??
     
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    I'm not sure how the law works regarding these or their power but I would not have it in the same house as any bow let alone a high power bow until it's been over the chrono.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Without a chrono you may as well just think of a number and double it; there's no way of measuring power other than with a chronoscope. If I were you I'd leave well alone and use the bow as a bow - at least that way you're certainly going to be legal.
     
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    Never heard of or seen one of these things.
    Pics would be good to quench curiosity.
     
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    I get the feeling jimmyhackers is on a wind up or about 8 years old. :) but willing to be proved wrong. Show us pics of everything you've been shooting lately.
     
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    Ganton Gunner Super Duper Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I would assume its a paintball airow gun attachment not a pellet one
     
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    Just have a look at his profile, and posts etc so far. :eek:.
     
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    I give benefit of doubt Bob.
    I have seen similar things on the paintball field but never one for pellets.
    Though the video above is what i had imagined lol
     
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    Time will tell. Atb, Bob.
     
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    So far I'm with you. But could be wrong. Will say no more on this one, but will follow with interest. Atb, Bob.
     
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  13. El Caro

    El Caro Keyboard Hero

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    I wouldnt argue with him if he uses a longbow with a draw weight of 236 lbs:eek::eek:
     
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    I don't think this guy is genuine. First he's posting about shooting fishing glow lures out of his air rifle to watch them splat, now saying this and not bothering to follow up with another post or picture. Think we have a wind up merchant here
     
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    It's the kids size 76lbs one I'd like to see, that's ~50% more than my compound bow.

    I've actually seem something similar for practicing with compound bows. Basically a piston in a tube with a nock on the end.
    You attach it to the bow and then you can fire without the "arrow" going anywhere and without it damaging your bow.
     
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    That's the limb off a tree :lol:
     
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    Is the draw weight the amount of force to pull the string back ??
    Cheers Andy
     
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    El Caro Keyboard Hero

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    And hold:eek:
     
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    Yeah. Consider that the maximum theorised draw weight of a warbow at the Battle of Agincourt is 180-185lb and that they were used by guys that drilled with big bows every day of their adult lives (so much so they had skeletal deformities) 236lb seems a tad on the robust side :D

    Gonna have to.... I've resisted the urge so far..... but I cry BS!
     
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    He must have been eating Weetabix:D
     

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