Just thought Id mention this book.I recieved it yesterday for my birthday.
"The practical guide to......MAN POWERED WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION" (experiments-- with Catapults,Musketballs,Stonebows,Blowpipes,Big Airguns,and Bullet Bows.) BY Richard Middleton. Theres lots of info on the specifics on Ammunition and Velocities. Chapter 3....Yew-wood BULLET CROSSBOW . crossbows, . The books a very technical but a great reference,and very intresting. Regards Dean (Ulfen spirit)
I know they wont be cheap as I saw on todd's stuff they are for 750 pounds thats 56 hours of work for me right there, but it would be awesome to one day own a functional classic stone crossbow and take some game with it.
When I have less bills to pay then I will invest in one of these unless I can find something within my current budget.
I'd build one myself if I knew better about crossbows but my forte is slingshots..