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How to make a Zombie slaying slingbow at home

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by JoergS, Nov 1, 2010.

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  1. JoergS

    JoergS Member

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    Have made another version of my slingbow. This time, upon many requests, I did a tutorial video as well.

    I have devised a home made arrow rest, using rubber (what else). Also, I set the rest far back to gain draw length. Then, I designed the "frame" in a way that armslaps can never happen.

    The bow is entirely made from 12 mm and 19 mm plywood, with three screws to stabilize the weapon.

    It is more bulky, but also a lot more powerful than its predecessor.

    Made this on Halloween, so I just had to shoot at a coconut... penetrated both sides. With a field tip.

    Here are some screenshots from the video:

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    The slingbow weighs 550 gramms (1,2 lbs), ready for shooting.

    Here are the blueprints:

    https://docs.google.com/fileview?id...DgtNGViNC00NmMxLWFkNzAtN2YxNTc4ZmEyYWIw&hl=en

    Here is the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz3ruRsh-HY

    Jörg
     
  2. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    You're "the man"! Thank you!

    John
     
  3. Mp7

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    Man ... that seems absolutely useless.

    Send it to me, i´ll pay for postage!

    :)

    nice job.
     
  4. War Squirrel

    War Squirrel Member

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    Joerg delivers again. I'm definitely going to make this. :) Thank you!
     
  5. sherman123

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    That is...genius!:eek:
     
  6. WardenWolf

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    Now that's impressive. Very cool. It's a handsome and functional piece of hardware.
     
  7. QuietEarp

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    Once again, I am impressed. Your posts are always the best.
     
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    Wow...really nice!
     
  9. dcarch

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    Is this more powerful than a normal bow?
     
  10. JoergS

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    It is comparable to a recurve bow with similar draw weight. But it sure is more compact and a lot easier/cheaper to make.

    Jörg
     
  11. Holo

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    What are the chances that the arrow could slip and ram into the back of your hand?
     
  12. JoergS

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    Used to be minimal, now it is zero. I added a piece of scrap flat steel to give full protection.

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  13. jdub3

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    I'm always amazed with your innovative craftsmanship. Another job well done.
     
  14. Last Knight

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    Hm. If you feel like making more of these and marketing them, definitely let us know. I'd be interested.
     
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    Wow that's pretty cool!!!! I wish I was this creative!!
     
  16. janobles14

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    freaking brilliant! one of these could strap onto a molle pack and you would be all set! you could even add a small quiver on the off side to hold a couple of arrows.
     
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    I bet you could change out that arrow rest pretty easily for a whisker biskit. Any idea on the draw weight? All in all, that's pretty innovative.
     
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