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I was looking into building a recurve bow and came across this website that has free downloadable crossbow plans and also sell the prods (the bow part of the crossbow). None of that pulley s**t to go bad- just pure simple power. Look at Excaliber non-compound crossbows selling at $800+ and they hold the top arrow speed with a production recurve bow-no cams or pulleys. Make your own for a fraction of that. (No, I don't work for this company-just looking forward to making my own bow!) http://www.alcheminc.com/crossbow.html
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Decent traditional design, but it could be better. Roller nut releases aren't as efficient as a notch cut in the stock with a push peg raising the string up. The roller will start to rotate, the string will lift just a little bit, and then slap back down onto the stock, wasting energy, wearing the stock, and wearing the string faster then needed.

You may also want to consider a fiberglass prod, as they're more stable than steel prods. The steel will hold up better in the long term, but it will also change poundage, and thus FPS and point of impact as the temperature changes.

FPS can vary wildly if the bolts aren't tuned to the bow. Getting just the right spline weight for you draw weight and length can be tricky if you don't know a good bowyer.

Best of luck, and keep us posted.

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I have lots of DIY .pdf files made from old magazines like Popular Mechanics, if you're a DIY kind of guy.
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Neat idea.
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