"Some quick maths and a touch of googling says this would probably pierce skin."

You needed Google and math? I could tell from the SCHWACK of it hitting the very first target that this little sucker could make someone very very miserable.

Yeah, I would guess someone could do some math, like work out the foot pounds of energy output. And then maybe google to find out what it takes to pierce skin. So...yeah

What it would penetrate would depend on the pressure of the tip of the bolt on impact.

The exit speed of the bolt would depend on draw strength (which we know), draw length (which we don`t know) and bolt mass (which we don`t know).

So we can`t know the speed of the bolt.

The exit kinetic energy of the bolt would depend on its speed (which we can`t know, see above) and its mass. KE = 0.5mv^2.

So we can`t know the exit kinetic energy of the bolt.

The pressure of the bolt on impact would depend on the exit kinetic energy (which we can`t know, see above), the distance to the target (which can be chosen as anything within range) and the size of the tip of the bolt (which we don`t know).

So good luck to anyone who wants to try to calculate that.

- A ridiculously badass mini crossbow.
^ this

"Where?" and "How much?"

Those are jeweller`s workbenches by the look of them, the mini-fuel gas bottle between them, the pickling jars, and assorted tools.

They used what they had (and `cause they thought it was cool)

You needed Google and math? I could tell from the SCHWACK of it hitting the very first target that this little sucker could make someone very very miserable.

The exit speed of the bolt would depend on draw strength (which we know), draw length (which we don`t know) and bolt mass (which we don`t know).

So we can`t know the speed of the bolt.

The exit kinetic energy of the bolt would depend on its speed (which we can`t know, see above) and its mass. KE = 0.5mv^2.

So we can`t know the exit kinetic energy of the bolt.

The pressure of the bolt on impact would depend on the exit kinetic energy (which we can`t know, see above), the distance to the target (which can be chosen as anything within range) and the size of the tip of the bolt (which we don`t know).

So good luck to anyone who wants to try to calculate that.

Aww of the day

Hmmm which arrow?