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Slingshot

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by nebeel, Aug 3, 2013.

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  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, and that tapered bands are better than untapered.
     
  2. Dirty Bob

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    My favorite ammo as a boy was crabapples. We had a tree that produced a lot of them! Ever squish a large snail onto a fencepost with a crabapple? SPLAT!

    The .32 round balls that someone mentioned make me think of 00 buckshot: a very nice type of slingshot ammo. It's also what the protagonist used in a slingshot in Robb White's book: Deathwatch. That book was one of my favorites, growing up, along with several more of White's works, such as Up Periscope!

    For just messing around, we sometimes shot BBs. They were cheap and worked OK, with our homemade slingshots, for close-in targets. The best ammo I had access to were marbles and .38 round balls that I cast with an old-fashioned mould from Dixie Gun Works. I had to snip off the sprue with a pair of modified wire cutters. Still have the mould and the cutters (and my first store-bought wrist rocket!). Fun times.

    During the ammo drought, I bought a few boxes of slingshot ammo (steel balls) at Walmart. At least that way, I didn't leave empty handed. :cool:

    Fun topic! You really need to see JoergS 's videos, including his machete-launching "slingshot." He's great.

    Regards,
    Dirty Bob
     
  3. Deltaboy1984

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    You can get some great ammo and the Slingshot forum is a good place to join !
     
  4. RetiredUSNChief

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    Soooooo...

    Played around with some parachute cord a week or so ago and made myself a sling. No leather pouch...100% parachute cord.

    Not a slingshot...a "sling". As in "David-slew-Goliath" type of sling.

    Didn't have much opportunity to test it until yesterday and today, what with work, location and all.

    THIS, my friend, is FUN! :D

    Picked myself a spot at the shipyard to demonstrate it to a couple co-workers today, a few hours after the day shift had left and people were scarce.

    An EASY 150 yards! :what:

    I don't think there will be much problem developing some decent accuracy with this, either.



    Here is the video I used for making it out of parachute cord. Kinda longer than it needs to be, and I didn't follow his directions to the letter, but it's pretty good. (A retired sailor can figure out how to do his loops and such without dragging the cord through all kinds of contortions to get there.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-QxP40FfNQ

    Here is a fairly good video demonstrating a couple slinging techniques. I find the one the guy describes as a "figure-8" to be outstanding. It's very much like throwing a baseball overhand and I find I can get a much more powerful slinging motion this way. Probably because I'm a much more powerful overhand thrower than a side thrower.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEr85ZTqbcI
     
  5. Deltaboy1984

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    Have fun .
     
  6. Officers'Wife

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    This thread is giving me flashbacks of when my brother saw some internet video and built a "repeating" slingshot out of resistance tubing and scrap lumber. I won't describe the chaos only that the very fact my brother is still alive is proof my sister in law is even tempered.
     
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