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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:28 am

Well, talk about the invasion of the 'friggen slingshots.. They're everywhere..

So thanks to Jorg (and Boyntonstu to an extent) I'd set out on building myself a new slingshot.

I have every piece machined (just finished at 10:20 PM..) and I'll MIG weld it together tomorrow morning. I could have got it done a bit quicker but I decided to take my time with hardened SS to make it last.

On the draw strength..no clue. It's rubber for hand spears (skinfishing), and has a nice pull strength to it. It's braced ('aint I naughty?) so I don't end up with wrist problems before 20.. I'll post build pictures tomorrow.

Anyone else been bitten by the slingshot bug? Any thoughts on ammo? Lead for density or steel for hardness?

Yay..
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:33 am

I was bitten by this bug about 6 or so years ago. Except, I just bought one. I used it to shoot sqwerrels* and rabbits with. I used steel ball bearings or marbles. I even played an outlaw paintball game with it.

*Hotwired's favourite deliberate mis-spelling of the then

I never thought about building one though. Good luck with yours.
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Unread postAuthor: twizi » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:58 am

i used 30 cal steel balls they make them for slingshot ammo i use them to take down iqunas how ever u spell it the big green lizerds they are every where in florida no nautral preadters so there million on high ways and back yard we are supposed to kill them it the law
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:39 am

i used 30 cal steel balls they make them for slingshot ammo i use them to take down iqunas how ever u spell it the big green lizerds they are every where in florida no nautral preadters so there million on high ways and back yard we are supposed to kill them it the law
I actually read that entire sentence in one breath. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:23 pm

Hubb wrote:
i used 30 cal steel balls they make them for slingshot ammo i use them to take down iqunas how ever u spell it the big green lizerds they are every where in florida no nautral preadters so there million on high ways and back yard we are supposed to kill them it the law
I actually read that entire sentence in one breath. :lol:


Hey me too! :D
I'm surprised he's made it to 287 posts without being flamed for lack of punctuation. Congratulations twizi!
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Unread postAuthor: King_TaTer » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:25 pm

I believe I have caught the bug as well. Jorg has made some interesting sling shots and I am especially interested in what boyntonstu is experimenting with. The idea of mechanical acceleration using pulleys, rubber, string, and levers is very cool. It makes me want to try different techniques out. Also It'd be cool to see Brian the brain's crossbow contraption come to life.

noname wrote:Hey me too! :D
I'm surprised he's made it to 287 posts without being flamed for lack of punctuation. Congratulations twizi!


Haha, Yeah I gave up trying to get through to people like twizi. It's like trying to yell through a steel blast door, not happening...
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:32 pm

ive got a barnett cobra and they are very nice slingshots but i need a new band.
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Unread postAuthor: twizi » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:40 pm

My door is steel really it is roflol.......happy
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:45 pm

Why is there a spear on the front of that slingshot?
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Unread postAuthor: twizi » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:52 pm

i was wondering that two maybe an ammo hold???
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Unread postAuthor: JoergS » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:01 pm

twizi wrote:i was wondering that two maybe an ammo hold???


Nope. It is a stabilzer, meant to reduce the shaking of the hand, steadying the weapon for better accuracy.

Makes no sense, helps very little and turns a slingshot into a boat anchor.
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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:04 pm

It looks like a stabilizer!

Google it and see.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:08 pm

JoergS wrote:
Makes no sense, helps very little and turns a slingshot into a boat anchor.

That made me laugh.
I've been bitten by the bug as well. A few days ago after I watched one of Joerg's videos I was motivated to fix the broken band on my slingshot. I braided a few strips of bike tire inner tube and it worked out fairly well, but it's just a temporary replacement so I don't go crazy waiting for some surgical tubing.
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:10 pm

Why is there a spear on the front of that slingshot?


To stab people with duhh! :D
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:26 pm

Nope. It is a stabilzer, meant to reduce the shaking of the hand, steadying the weapon for better accuracy.
But isn't that why they put a wrist wrap on it?
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