Cobra Commando Crossbow - Basic Questions

Discussion in 'Various other stuff' started by Nachtgold, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Nachtgold

    Nachtgold New Member

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    Hello!

    Today I got the Cobra Commando 80 ib "Pistol Crossbow".
    Without a manual..."So":

    1. Should the bolt be placed as far as possible towards to the gunman? In a
    Video someone said, the bolt should barely touch the wedge (but in my
    opinion this is illogical, becaus the string would "kick" the bolt then -
    instead of "pushing it all the time").
    2. Is it possible to shoot longer bolts with my crossbow (longer than 16 cm)
    ("is it recommended")?
    3. Are there bolts to buy with a length of about 28 cm (ca. 11,2 inches)?
    So the bolts would be overtopping, and I could use other bolt-heads.

    Thanks and bye bye!
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2016
  2. I've never seen any larger bolts for those crossbows.
     

  3. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    I have played with longer bolts, homemade, but did not get good results.

    I need to get an archery target before playing anymore with these. As I am going through my 2" pink foam target.
     
  4. Nachtgold

    Nachtgold New Member

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    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K-9oMPojNk[/ame]

    2:30 The guy says what I desribed under "1." - I cannot believe it.

    @Ghosth: What bad results? :)
     
  5. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    Terrible accuracy, bolts hitting the target sideways. (Keyholing)

    I think crossbow bolts need to be pretty carefully balanced to work well.