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Crisbow Crossbow (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Odd Job, May 28, 2008.

  1. fecter48

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    odd job

    i use 20 inch bolt with 100 grain broadhead and it works real good ..I been hunting moose and bear all my life ( 3 kills with bow on moose and 51 on bear)
    I find if ur bolts are shorter u dont get the penetration nor acuracy...my crisbow cheetah mk1v is black
     
  2. thejigisup

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    what about fletching size iread on another website where the crisbow requires a narrower vane because of a shallower grove in the rail
     
  3. Odd Job

    Odd Job Moderator Staff Member

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    That should be easy to measure if you have the crossbow at hand.
     
  4. jiggen

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    thanks for all the help

    i just wanted to say thanks for all the info on the quadro2000 i put a excaliber scope on it after looking at yours with 20'' bolt carbon going to try her in the morning for a hunt thanks:)
     
  5. chuckster26

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    My Crisbow!

    i just pulled out my Crisbow after storing it for 20 plus years.
    im glad to see others with Crisbows.

    i do have the original scope, but took it off cause i was having trouble sighting it in at 30 yards... open peeps.. got me 1 inch off center target with a grouping of 3 arrows.

    i refinished it 20 yrs ago. gave it a darker finish with what i thought at the time looked cool and with darker camo colors.

    here's a few pics.
    serial says #1760


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  6. twistedmeup

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    Hey guys im new here as in i just signed up today ive read eveything in this thread and i currently own a cheetah and from what i read i have the rare one mine is factory camo and is complete aswell but i think i have an after market stirrup since mine dosent look lik the one that comes in the box and i am sorry i cant tell u the serial # that label isnt there and i dont know if it was the guy i got it from or someone els but it has 3 nickels glued there instead the only other prob is the safety dosent work someone has put a screw behind it to hold it in the fire position and im not liking that at all since i use it to hunt with it so i followed the post how get the trigger action out and there is a small sprin in there that lookes like its not sitting right and doing nothing so i was wondering if someone would be willing to pull theres out and take a pic of it and post it or send it to me so i can fix mine thanks ps ill post pics my crosbow later
     
  7. Jim L

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    crisbow mark IV

    I have a crisbow mark IV serial number 1572. What kind of scope can I put on it?
     
  8. Odd Job

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    I recommend getting a scope that is air-rifle rated, or a dedicated crossbow scope if such a thing exists. The scope has to be able to withstand that unique to-and-fro vibration that acts on the crossbow when firing. My current scope is a Swift (I'll get the exact model for you later). I went through two Deben/Hawke scopes on this crossbow, I won't buy another.

    The main issue will be the scope rings. The original rings aren't very good. You can see them in Richardtl's pics above. The fit isn't great and you have to tighten them from both sides. The "rail" on the crossbow is a 16mm dovetail and if I remember correctly the BRNO 527 Fox rifle has a rail of the same dimensions and I was able to get better rings from Lynx by searching for that.
     
  9. chulookin

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    Today i bought a crisbow mk IV. I live in Nanaimo Canada, thanks to this site & this post i see a light at the end of the tunnel. I will take some pictures & hope someone can help me learn about this wonderful hobby.
     
  10. MtnDanAr

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    I just acquired a Crisbow Quadro 2000. Now i am trying to find cables, cams and string to refurbish the bow. If anyone knows where I can acquire parts I would be grateful.
     
  11. Mahon_MacRi

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    Hi all, I'm Mac and I'm new here.

    I joined because it seemed to be the best place to learn some more about the beautiful Crisbow Quadro 2000 I picked up at a yard sale last week for the measly sum of $60 CDN. (I know, what a steal, right?)

    Whoever owned it before me must have been a complete idiot, since the cables were actually resting on the rails instead of the cable guide, and the string saver/keeper is missing entirely! I've since sorted the cable problem (easy, peasy, lemon-squeazy, I just unscrewed the stirrup, popped the whole assembly off and put it back on with the cables resting on the guide) but I certainly won't be firing the Quad-monster until I can pick up a new string saver/keeper, or whatever you call it. (I'm not new to crossbows, having owned a Barnett Panzer camo for the last 12 years, but I am brand-spanking new to compound crossbows.)

    Since the original keeper is who knows where, any suggestions on a good replacement?

    Also, any suggestions on rigging new cables/strings? Ideally, I'd like to have a spares on hand for both, an old habit from my recurve longbow days, and I understand that spare parts/strings cables are scarcer than hens' teeth for these excellent nail-drivers.

    It's a real beauty, and I can't wait to get it out to the range and fire it a few times, but I won't take chances with an unknown quantity like the obviously abused cables and string. Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  12. Odd Job

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    Mahon MacRi, the cable guide is definitely something you can make yourself. All you need to do is get a piece of polyethylene or similar material and drill a hole through it which is just a little bit larger than the cable guide rod on the crossbow. It won't matter if you don't get the shape of the rest of the guide exact, as long as you have a large enough transverse "conduit" in which to place the cables. You need to make sure that there is a rearward-facing "hook" on one side of that conduit otherwise you will find that one of the cables can jump out of the guide upon firing. Have a look at post 2 and see if that is enough info in the picture to make your own. If not, I will post detailed images of the guide for you.

    Of course, the drilled hole will have to be very smooth and I advise lubricating the cable guide rod with silicon. I also lubricate the plastic coating of the cables where they cross in the conduit. They do rub against one another upon firing.

    I don't know where you can get cable and cam spares, sorry.
     
  13. Jeffro007

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    Crisbow MKIII

    I have a Crisbow MKIII Serial 2234. I have had it for maybe 25 years. I am looking for a strrip. Mine cracked in a move. :(

    I was wondering if anyone knew of a replacement or at least the nut size?

    -Jeff

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  14. Joekie

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    I am from South Africa. have a crisbow mkIV cheetah camo recurve (GRP)serno.9668 and a black mkIV recurve.I have disassembled the trigger mec. and fixed it,I have pics if you want to see how it looks.inside and when its removed.I am planing to shoot my first buck next year with the camo crisbow(150 lbs)my email [email protected]
     
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  15. Odd Job

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    Hi Joekie

    Pics of the mechanism would be great, thanks. Welcome to THR!
     
  16. Cando

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    Good day. Can any one please let me know where i can get cams/wheels for a MK IV quadro 2000. Or maybe if you know someone that can make them. both of mine got busted. Please let me know
     
  17. Doem

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    Hi guys.
    My name is Doem and I am from the good old Republic of South Africa. I am looking for a nice clear photo of the slider on a Crissbow Quadro Mk3. I can`t seem to buy one so I want to make it myself which should noit be to difficult to make. Oddjob I tried the guys in Belgium but it looks like they answer one back only once and then nothing so I will make it myself with the help of one of you please. Thanks. PS i bought this bow for a measely R300 -00. In US Dollars it will be about 35 USD. Still in very good condition. Just needs a string and cable and slider. Nothing left in South Africa looks like.
     
  18. Odd Job

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    Hi Doem, welcome to the High Road!

    I have some pics here that may help. Side view:

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    Rear view:

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    Front view:

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  19. Odd Job

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    I agree that you don't have to make it exactly like that. All you have to do is make sure of three things:

    1) The guide rod hole must be just over 8mm in diameter.
    2) The cable hole must be 7mm in diameter with a top access gap just wider than one cable.
    3) You must have a "hook" effect on that 7mm hole so that the cables can't jump out of the guide when you fire.

    The only purpose I can see for the 6mm hole is to reduce weight, you probably don't need to drill that at all.

    Hope that helps.
     
  20. Odd Job

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    I forgot to add you must watch for clearance between the cable guide and the arrow: probably shouldn't go more than 2.7mm thickness on the underside of the 8.5mm hole...
     
  21. Doem

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    Thank you very much. This will definitely help. Do you perhaps have any more leads on aquiring the much needed strings and cable? I really would like to bring this bow to its former glory as overall it is still in very good condition and by the way the serial number is 7333. Apreciate the pics OJ
     
  22. Doem

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    PS OJ. Don`t you think that the slider will be more stable in movement if you don`t cut out the bottom piece and make it equal in lenght. This way you wont have the bending over as the string moves backwards. Its like tilting backwards as the string moves back. I trhink it will be a bit more stable, stronger and more fluent when you release the bolt. Only my opinion as I have only observed this part now for the first time. PS Again I live in the part of RSA where hunting is aplenty - kudu, eland, warthog and many more. A hunters paradise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  23. Odd Job

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    Hi Doem

    The cable guide doesn't tilt, because there is quite a bit of downward force from the cables and also it fits snugly on the guide rod. But it seems to me you could have that bottom piece full length and not harm it. The weight would be a bit more but I don't think its critical.
     
  24. Doem

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    Hi OJ. Yeah I also think it is not critical. And as I am not one of the best DIY guys around I`ll just make it as unrefined but still to do the job. Thanks again for all the info.
     
  25. Doem

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    Great news to all those guys looking for strings for the Crisbow Quadro etc. I found a guy , Marvin Long from Tailormaid Archery for can make those string for about 14 USD. His email is [email protected] and he is from the USA. I will definitely be ordering mine. Cheers
     
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