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Modern Crossbow vs. Modern Armor

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Unread 05-07-2013, 05:03 AM
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Modern Crossbow vs. Modern Armor

The advent of the crossbow was bad news for wearers of soft body armor of the day (leather and chain mail armor). I wanted to see if the advances in crossbows (e.g., the TAC 15) have kept up with the advances in soft body armor.

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    Unread 10-10-2013, 09:44 PM
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    Re: Modern Crossbow vs. Modern Armor

    If the liberals see this video, the tac15, along with most other crossbows will become class III weapons.
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    Unread 10-11-2013, 12:36 PM
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    Re: Modern Crossbow vs. Modern Armor

    Did you happen to try this with a vertical bow? I would thing you would get the same results just not the same level of penetration.
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    Unread 10-11-2013, 12:53 PM
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    Re: Modern Crossbow vs. Modern Armor

    The same would happen with a stick bow and a cut-on-contact broadhead. Level IIIA soft armor does not stop blades at all.

    This video was more of a "Mail Call" type video, bringing a historical comparison to modern times.
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    Unread 10-14-2013, 04:47 PM
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    Re: Modern Crossbow vs. Modern Armor

    Just about any of the mild rifle hunting rounds will penetrate a IIIA vest... 30-30, 7mm-08, etc.
    Must modern muzzleloaders will too.
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