I would like a crossbow with a draw weight of 500-1500 pounds, can you make it?
We cannot make a crossbow with such a high draw weight. Such strong prods were made from 2-3 years of water-soaked logs in Middle Ages. Today it would be made of spring steel, but our production is not designed for manufacturing it. We would not be able to deliver suitable cocking aid or windlass. Such a high draw weight makes no sense today. A high draw weight does not mean a long range. Extremely strong crossbows shot full metal arrows weighing 2-3 kg (4.4 – 6.6. pounds). Their strings / cables were loose (not tense) and the active draw length was short. Heavy wall crossbows were designed to pierce the shield walls and metal armor. Against such an order also speaks the fact that the crossbow with such a high draw weight would be a dangerous object that would be able to kill its operator in case of a technical defect, even if he/she was trained well. So the answer to your question is, we cannot make it, and even if we could, we would not accept such an order.
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