My christmas present!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JoergS, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. JoergS

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    I always wanted to have the Armcross Leopro. <br><br><a href="http://www.crossbowchannel.com/ReviewPages/ArmcrossLeoPro_Page1.htm" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Read a review about it</a><br><br>A reverse bow, very compact, and delivered complete with scope, back pack and accessories. It was designed in Russia, but made in Germany. The sole reason why I did not pick it up earlier was the price - 1599 Euros, about 2080 dollars. I guess others thought it was too expensive, too - the company went out of business, probably some time ago. <br><br>The Leopro got cheaper and cheaper - now was the time to go for it! My wife (on my not so subtle hints) bought it for 580 Euros, about 750 dollars. Brand new, with all the bells and whistles.<br><br><img src="http://i14.servimg.com/u/f14/16/32/46/92/leopro10.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Here you can see it with the back pack, ready to go:<br><br><img src="http://i14.servimg.com/u/f14/16/32/46/92/leopro11.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>And here you can see me, right next to the christmas tree, unpacking my new toy:<br><br><img src="http://i14.servimg.com/u/f14/16/32/46/92/leopro12.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Tuned it in already - lost three of the four bolts that came with it. Two went over the mat and disappeared into the muddy lawn. One went through the mat (obviously too thin) and got deformed by the stone wall behind it. Oh well, gotta order some more after christmas. <br><br>The power is very good (307 fps with a 425 gr bolt), actually a bit on the high side - at that kind of speed, bolts break often and early. I actually would prefer it to be a bit weaker, maybe 290 fps. <br><br>Big downside is that you need a cocking aid (basically a length of string with a little claw, in a pulley fashion). Impossible to cock this baby with bare hands. That is very common for modern, powerful compound crossbows, though - a high price you have to pay for compactness and performance.<br><br>Now I have to replicate the design and make a rubber powered variant - less powerful (this thing is beast), but even more compact and far less expensive. I may even make a tutorial. <br>
     
  2. Aelf

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    Looks awesome !!!<br><br>Aelf
     

  3. tokSick

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    That looks awesome! Wish i had a present like that instead of a memory stick....<br>Hey Joerg, you look awesome too in that hunter costume <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">... I think, the 007 pistol would be cool for a pic in that tuxedo. Have fun with that nice crossbow.<br>Bonnes fêtes à toi et tous les membres de ta famille. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_santa.png" alt="santa" longdesc="32">
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Very cool crossbow
     
  5. Courier

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    Congratulations, Jörg!<br>This looks really badass. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Excited for the rubber-based replica.<br>You wear a very cool tuxedo at the last picture. <br>You could make a picture wearing the tuxedo and holding your 007 crossbow. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  6. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Congrats <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> The Rubber-model will be an awesome thing!
     
  7. pasquale

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    It looks like a great present. I cant wait for the next video to see this thing in action.
     
  8. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>wow<br>nice toy <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>and so ... cheap <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  9. Alias Finn

    Alias Finn New Member

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    It looks super cool.<br>What is the draw weight on it?
     
  10. 300lilreese

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    How does the work if its backwards. It looks like it shoots you lol
     
  11. Lars

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    <div>is that slingshotboy again?<br>(22lr = <strong>LR</strong><br>300lilreese = 300<strong>L</strong>il<strong>R</strong>eese = <strong>LR</strong>)<br>WTF?</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  12. Lars

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    <div>and this time no stolen pic? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  13. Lars

    Lars The Evil Genious

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    <div>he is at the other forum <a href="http://slingshots.myfreeforum.org/sutra12513.php#12513" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">LINK</a><br><br>the vid (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WcRXJ4piHg" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE</a>) at the post from the other forum<br><br>is from the same uploader like the one video from 22lr (<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyHZNBz6FE" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE</a>)<br><br>both (stolen) from DGaines1234 on youtube</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  14. JoergS

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    I had borrowed this to a friend... got it back a while ago. It was in poor condition.

    The telescopic sight was beyond repair, someone must have dropped the weapon. The string was missing, as the guy had fired it dry obviously... he tried to take it apart and one of the threads for the scope mount was broken. Also the rollers for the cocking device were gone.

    I think that the dry firing and explosion of the string made the shooter drop the weapon and it fell on the scope.

    The guy was actually decent enough to offer full financial compensation, but I decided to repair it by myself.

    Made a new string from Dacron, not easy as the length was uncertain (since the manufacturer is gone and so is the original string). Figured it out after two failed attempts. It is now golden, a bit strange but very functional.

    Then I fixed the damaged threading by going up from M5 to M6, which forced me to turn a screw in the lathe in order to make the head fitting into the scope mount. While I was at it, I turned new rollers for the cocking device.

    I replaced the scope with a much better one than the original.

    This shoots excellent again! The only issue is that it is TOO strong. I need a much thicker archery mat for those bolts. They go straight through mine.
     

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  15. BeMahoney

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    Nice job you did on that!

    My brother told me (had been working with aramide professionally)
    that "Kevlar"- fibres are not UV-proof. Might be a reason to shorten
    exposure to sunlight (taking the 0,1% chance you didn´t know that already..)

    kind regards,

    Be
     
  16. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Great repair job Joerg!
     
  17. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    Fantastic repair work.
     
  18. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Great job Joerg.
    And a realy nice Crossbow.
    I would like to have one to ,but its difficult to find a place to shoot.
    The 3d bow parcours didn 't like crossbowshooter ,couse of the higher damage on the targets.
    Anyway
    How much draw weight have the crossbow? 175Lbs?How many strings of dacron you use to get the main string ? Im allways confuse about compoundbows and the bowstring.
    And by the way "was für ein Horst schießt ne Armbrust oder Bogen trocken. Tschuldige aber das ist ein no go."
    The Limbs have no damage?
    Lucky Guy
     
  20. bigdh2000

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    Since when do you complain about power? :D

    Nice repair work.