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#1 SaucyGanzalez

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 11:02 AM

I'm in the process of a spring replacement in my crossbow and I'm considering using a cut down X-treme air Arrowstorm spring. Would this work? is this my best option? And if so how much should i cut off?

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 01:05 PM

Twitch used a full length original arrowstorm spring in his, and it works great. I doubt you'd need to cut it down. You can always put it in, see how far it pulls and if it works and modify it from there if you want.
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 01:10 PM

Make sure you reinforce the hell out of the crossbow before you do though.
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 01:14 PM

Make sure you reinforce the hell out of the crossbow before you do though.


Meh, had an arrowstorm spring in my crossbow for around 10 years with nothing but two screws shot behind the spring retainer walls at the rear of the plunger tube. Never had a problem with it.
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#5 SaucyGanzalez

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 01:38 PM

I just put the spring in and it doesn't compress enough to cock. Advice?

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:39 AM

Try cutting off pieces of the spring in 1/4" intervals until you find the length that you find easiest to prime without sacrificing strength.

As for your signature, what are you planning on fucking with a hacksaw? That's gotta' be some kinky-ass porn you're making.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 08:12 AM

First of all YO MOMMA! On topic Ive been cutting it down but by the time it would prime it had about the same power as a stock spring.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 08:34 AM

Try lubricating the hell out of the plunger tube. It should help with the easing down of the friction and make the pull a lot easier on you and the o-ring. May I suggest using silicone based lubricant for not destroying your o-ring also.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:33 AM

The X-Bow has no O-Ring. Ar15's suck or otherwise weaker than shit. I would use some type of industrial spring with about 3/4th's the strength of a Plus Bow spring.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:25 AM

Well, I do use 100% silicone lube but it's not so much me not being able to prime it as it is that the spring can't compress enough for it to catch.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 10:46 AM

Just do what X RUSHED X said and cut the spring down.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:56 AM

Make sure you reinforce the hell out of the crossbow before you do though.


Meh, had an arrowstorm spring in my crossbow for around 10 years with nothing but two screws shot behind the spring retainer walls at the rear of the plunger tube. Never had a problem with it.

Pfft. What do you know? He's talking about a different arrowstorm. Get with it, OLD MAN! This one is MAD stronger!

Anyway, Shrub, we all still hate you. AR-15 rifle buffer springs aren't that weak.
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#13 SaucyGanzalez

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:25 PM

Alright, thanks
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:22 PM

Wow real mature just posting you hate some one on the boards. Not everyone either. I just said what I knew and does not give the right to just say you hate me so STFU or get lost.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:59 PM

I have 2/3rds of a new arrowstorm spring in mine, works like a charm. I have the other third in my longshot, which also works quite well.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 08:30 PM

The X-Bow has no O-Ring. Ar15's suck or otherwise weaker than shit. I would use some type of industrial spring with about 3/4th's the strength of a Plus Bow spring.


Which just so happens to be exactly what I have and use. McMaster has it here.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 09:06 PM

Twitch used a full length original arrowstorm spring in his, and it works great. I doubt you'd need to cut it down. You can always put it in, see how far it pulls and if it works and modify it from there if you want.


i agree just use the sping and see what happens
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