This hand built medieval crossbow is a thing of beauty
Tod of Todsstuff.co.uk discussing and demonstrating a powerful medieval military crossbow, spanned by windlass. Rate of fire tested and, for the first time, distance!
Draw weight 1250lbs = 567kg
Bolt weight 3.1oz = 88g
Spring steel bow prod. Steel fittings. Ash stock. Linen string.
Slow motion: https://youtu.be/MMoL_SBD6gw?t=408
Distance test: https://youtu.be/MMoL_SBD6gw?t=605
1st bolt 227yds = 207.5m
2nd bolt 235 yds = 214.8m
Crossbows made to order www.todsstuff.co.uk
Music: Angevin 120 loop by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)