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by Soggybiker
Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:13 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers armour breast plates
Replies: 18
Views: 4018

[Asking to be shot down] The archer in the picture cannot draw the bow much further due to the brim on his helmet. All the paintings I can recall seeing of archers in armour show a 2 finger draw to the chest. Having shot in a jack and breastplate I found my stance awkward and the bow arm not quite s...
by Soggybiker
Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bow maintaince.
Replies: 20
Views: 4010

I have an unvarnished yew bow. when I remember it, and am not planning to use it for a couple of weeks it gets oiled with a half and half mix of turpentine (not substitute) and linseed. Which hasn't done it any harm although I have nothing to compare it with to say its doing any good. Over the years...
by Soggybiker
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Anyone any ideas for cannon construction ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3322

See would have got you in trouble already.

BTW thanks for the advertising Phil i will buy you a beer if you get your *rse reaving again :D
by Soggybiker
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Anyone any ideas for cannon construction ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3322

After the legal stuff

Once you have worked out the accronym's, tamed your firearms liason officer and persuaded the world and their dog you are a nice nutter, not the nasty kind you have to work out what you want to make. If memory serves you can class a cannon as a shotgun if it is smoothbore, has a barrel length of 22"...
by Soggybiker
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 4530

Could you afford it. Never running the van to transport it, if the crew are on the ball that gun is burning 1/6th of a kilo a bang. at three shots every 5 minutes that could be about £50 - £100 in a battle depending where you buy your powder. You'd be better with a drug habit! In 25 years of reenac...
by Soggybiker
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Crapadeux
Replies: 32
Views: 5028

Hi Dave I can see the logic in what you are saying however the position of the touch hole is vital in determining the charge. If you reduce the amount of powder to the point where the front of the charge is in line with the touch hole you cause the powder to to expand backwards into the butt of the ...