I very much doubt it. The normally available modern bows are designed for comparatively light
Originally Posted by seneschal
arrows, not the kind of armour piercing heavy war arrows used by the famous archers of the
past. However, a graphite compound bow designed for the right kind of arrows might well be
better than one of the historical bow types.
Just looked it up, the average modern compound bow has a draw weight of about 65 lbs, whi-
le the average longbow found in the wreck of the Mary Rose had a draw weight of more than
100 lbs (up to ca. 170 lbs), and Chinese sources give draw weights in the 120 - 140 lbs range
for Mongolian composite bows.
Last edited by rust; December 29th, 2012 at 22:08.
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