The Hou Shiueh is a recurve crossbow. I purchased it with the view to do it up as I wanted to see if you can buy a budget crossbow and turn it into something special.
THE PROBLEMS: :mad:
BAD: The design of the bow has it's flaw in that it is placed below the rail/table. This puts too much pressure on the serving when firing, and results in poor serving life.
FIX: Change the angle of the bow by making new blocks (is it called a lath/bowstave?) that lift the serving height slightly.
BAD: The trigger design is VERY poor, requiring a lot of pressure to release.
FIX: Pull apart trigger mechanism and re-machine the angle of the trigger release.
BAD: The sight rail (thingy where the scope attaches) is poorly supported and it wouldn't take a lot to knock it out once sighted in.
FIX: Engineer extra supports for the sight rail.
LOOKS LIKE I'LL BE BUSY!!!
I will accept any advice anyone wants to give on doing this - I'm sure it is do-able, it'll just take some time and creativity!!!
Will post pics over time.
Edited by sculpty, 18 December 2008 - 06:52 AM.