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Title: Slingshots
Post by: Derek on December 12, 2008, 01:15:39 PM
These are looked at as a kids weapon but I know I can hit a squirrel at about 15-20 ft. plus you could take out other small game as well. And they are really not expensive. from $10- $30 at one site. I think I paid like 15 plus shot for it is not to expensive. Like $10 or so for steel Shot you could go out and buy a bag of Marbles for a buck or two as well.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: ModernSurvival on December 12, 2008, 01:22:19 PM
They are a great weapon in my opinion and quite affordable and legal in all but the places one would never want to go anyway, they are also cheap.

My tip, get white marbles, you can buy them really cheap  online like here,

http://www.mcgillswarehouse.com/ItemsList.aspx?groupID=12522&GN=5/8%22GlassMARBLESApprox.79pcsperlb

They are $1.06 a pound which is about 79 marbles.  That makes em 1.3 cents each!

Now why white, because you can see them fly so well, it helps you quickly adjust your shooting.  Try em, you will like it!
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: TimSuggs on December 12, 2008, 01:33:16 PM
Slingshot's have come a long way from being a childs toy these days.  The metal framed "Wrist Rockets" are just that.  I've shot everything from lead fishing weights to darts in mine.  Accurate, powerful and versatile.  My favorite ammo "load" is 5-10 pennys.  As the pennys hit the air they start spinning and fan out like a shotgun, makes a nice "whirring" sound too.  Great for running the neighbors dogs out of the yard, not much damage if you hit them at a distance, bean bag effect up close, spreads for running or multiple targets and the noise scares the crap out of them too.  One ounce fishing weights, OMG!  They would take a man down at 50 yards no matter where you hit him.

Tim.

Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: ModernSurvival on December 12, 2008, 01:57:13 PM
Well guys this has inspired me to do a sling shot show, I am seeking a Listener Contest Sponsor right now and found a pretty awesome sling shot source, I sent them info on the show, lets see if they will hook some of yall our with a "Buck Rogers" type of sling shot.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Derek on December 12, 2008, 07:02:29 PM
I put one of these in my bug out bag since they are so small and light weight. And a small bag of shot is lite by comparison to bullets unless we are talking .22 's. At least by the same number of shots. I know that they will take a rabbit down as well.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: RipTombstone on December 18, 2008, 08:36:26 PM
I used to have a nice nonfolding wrist rocket type one, that was simply awesome. I dropped it off of my horse one day, and never found it after that. Have since gotten one of the folding ones from Walmart. Its pretty serviceable, small enough to pack away easy, and very accurate with marbles.

Good tip on the white ones, Jack. Will have to try that. I always bought my marbles in the craft section of our local walmart for really cheap.

Another good thing to do is have extra tubing in your BOB for your slingshot. A small nick in the tubing and you are out of action.
Rip
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Derek on December 20, 2008, 12:58:25 AM
That is true I had to pick some new tubing up because my wristrocket had gotten so old that it popped the other day now both my wife and I have them and plan to get really good with them. I am a good shot but I want to get better.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Rusty #1 on December 31, 2008, 11:50:50 AM
Sling shot are my favorite weapon next to airguns an blowguns... with them they can be carried almsot anywhere nd they are great hunting weapons to hunt with... I still hunt rabbits ansquirrels with them pretty easy to make an use... Get an supply of the big buls mailing rubber bands  for the power bands an use an old leather glove for the pouch and an good stout stick with an fork  for an handle fo the slingshot (I like to use Hickory personally)... anyway good hunting.... Rusty
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Ultio1 on January 02, 2009, 07:51:21 AM
I keep a folding wrist rocket in my BOB. I found about a dozen and a half of these steel bearings that are a little bigger around than a quarter. They go right through car doors from something like 20 feet. (I am not shooting up peoples cars, my friend works at a wrecking yard.) Anyone who doesn't take these things serious should. They can definitely put some meat on the table and if need be you could get some serious David and Goliath action going on with the right ammo. I am going to buy some of those marbles right now. For those of you raising the next generation it is a good thing to consider for your kids who are to young to carry a weapon unsupervised. I still remember the day my dad gave me my first real wrist rocket. It wasn't very expensive but it was a big deal to me. I used it EVERY DAY for years.

 Sorry gotta go dig mine out and have some fun......
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Tactical Badger on February 19, 2009, 02:30:37 PM
Dang!! And I thought it was just me!!

I picked up a Wrist Rocket a couple of years ago.  Honestly, I did it just because I wanted to play with it.  Since then, it's become part of the plan for alternative hunting methods.  I picked up a couple of spare bands and some more ammo.  I'll have to stock up on the cheap marbles just so I can practice with it more. 
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: archer on February 19, 2009, 02:46:00 PM
Hmm. I have the body of my old wrist rocket. I'll have to get some new bands for it.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: TimSuggs on February 19, 2009, 03:06:20 PM
Hmm. I have the body of my old wrist rocket. I'll have to get some new bands for it.

Latex surgical tubing!  You're on your own for the pouch, but I've heard either a piece of HEAVY lether belt, or leather shoe tongues have been used for pouches.

Tim.

Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: archer on February 19, 2009, 04:57:51 PM
Latex surgical tubing!  You're on your own for the pouch, but I've heard either a piece of HEAVY lether belt, or leather shoe tongues have been used for pouches.
Good suggestions Tim. I'll go see what I can find... Cut the tongue out of an old pair of boots maybe.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Tactical Badger on February 19, 2009, 05:19:07 PM
Just so you know, Walmart carries replacement bands complete with the pouch for like $6.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: TimSuggs on February 19, 2009, 11:11:04 PM
Latex surgical tubing!  You're on your own for the pouch, but I've heard either a piece of HEAVY lether belt, or leather shoe tongues have been used for pouches.
Good suggestions Tim. I'll go see what I can find... Cut the tongue out of an old pair of boots maybe.

Yeah, like that, unless you happen to have a bull scrote handy?  Or as TB tells it, WallyWorld has actual replacement parts, but where's the fun in that?  A sling pouch made out of a bull scrotum, now that sez you are one bad azz mountain man, AND you got a bull that can sing soprano! <grin>

Tim.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Tactical Badger on February 20, 2009, 03:16:39 AM
The bulls usually get a bit "testy" when you try and take their scrotum though. ;D
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: NickyTheHeel on February 20, 2009, 04:14:33 AM
I like the idea of having a wrist rocket and some white marbles.  Would a wrist rocket purchsed at WalMart be suitable or should I get one somewhere else?
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Tactical Badger on February 20, 2009, 04:38:41 AM
Mine's been fine.  Granted, I don't use it on a daily basis.  But it certainly seems solid enough.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: archer on February 20, 2009, 10:17:51 AM
parts, but where's the fun in that?  A sling pouch made out of a bull scrotum, now that sez you are one bad azz mountain man, AND you got a bull that can sing soprano! <grin>

Bad ass or dead that is..... And I'd rather not hear a bull singing anything... Especially not a funeral dirge.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: fritz_monroe on February 22, 2009, 06:42:55 PM
I had a wrist rocket as a teen and got pretty good with it.  But I completely forgot about them.  Time to check out what they have at Walmart.  Maybe my old slingshot is still over at my mother's house.  Time to go through her attic.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Morning Sunshine on April 01, 2009, 03:27:46 PM
Where can I find one of these?  any good brand to look for?  If I am looking at walmart, where do I look?
I want to get my 7yo a sling shot.
any places I can go to find out how to get good with one of these?
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: theaccidentalsurvivor on April 01, 2009, 03:30:22 PM
go to the hunting/fishing/sporting goods section.... they will be there..... if not, check out academy
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: fritz_monroe on April 01, 2009, 05:32:21 PM
Where can I find one of these?  any good brand to look for?

I don't know if there is really a difference between the brands.  I know I had a Wrist Rocket and it was supposed to be really good.  I also remember that the early folding models were not built as well, but that could have changed.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Morning Sunshine on April 01, 2009, 06:46:18 PM
go to the hunting/fishing/sporting goods section.... they will be there..... if not, check out academy

forgive my ignorance, please, but what is academy?  is it a store, a brand, a youtube video?
I wonder if my walmart even has a hunting section.... would any outdoor goods store have them?  we have a couple good local ones here.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: TimSuggs on April 01, 2009, 07:30:20 PM
forgive my ignorance, please, but what is academy?  is it a store, a brand, a youtube video?
I wonder if my walmart even has a hunting section.... would any outdoor goods store have them?  we have a couple good local ones here.

http://www.academy.com/  Academy Sports & Outdoors

Some WalMart's do NOT have hunting/gun sections.  My local WM just relocated from a small suburb into the larger neighboring city of Birmingham just a scant 2 miles down the road, and they totally dumped all their guns and ammo for the move into Birmingham.  Airguns too.  Slingshots are NOT sold at the K-Mart across the parking lot either (also in Birmingham).  And B'ham is PRO gun with many, many gun dealers , ranges, skeet & trap clubs, etc., so I don't know what's up with the "NO guns at WallyWorld IN Birmingham city limits" thingy.

YES, most any good outdoor store will carry the "Wrist-Rocket" brand.

Tim.

Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: NickyTheHeel on April 01, 2009, 08:00:36 PM
For $15-$20 I bought a slinghot, extra strap/pouch and a packet of shot (maybe 50-100) at WalMart about 3 weeks ago.  The brand was Marksman and the link below is to the model I bought though I am not endorsing the seller or anything.  Just did a quick search for it.

http://www.slingshotworld.com/marksman_3040sling.htm

I am accurate with it, with power, out to maybe 50-60 feet after a couple half-hour practice sessions.  I kinda think it would be more effective with heavier shot but I haven't tried that yet.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Nate on April 01, 2009, 10:41:25 PM
I have an old marksman model.  It does not have the wrist stabilizer.  It came with a belt holster (in camo) with an ammo pocket.  I checked it the other day and the tubing has rotted.  Trumark (who makes the wrist rocket) sells replacement bands that fit standard yokes on slingshots.  They have a heavy band specifically for hunting.  I think my local Meijer sells them.  I might need to pick one up and try it out. 
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Jimbo on April 02, 2009, 11:38:07 AM
 Keep one in my vehicle w/ spare tubing. I carry alcohol based hand sanitizer & a dab of that will secure the tubing, should I need to replace it.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: NickyTheHeel on April 02, 2009, 04:20:37 PM
Great tip.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: ColdHaven on August 02, 2009, 03:16:17 PM
I just bought a Marksman Slingshot at Bass Pro Shop. I was surprised at its accuracy with just shooting it the first several times. Didn't too bad using pebbles either. Definitely something I am going to put in my BOB. I have been toying around with buying one for awhile. It was like 10 bucks for one and 5 for 75 large shot pebbles. They referred to them as hunting rounds. They sold white marbles, but they were for about 5 bucks also. I decided to try and find them cheaper elsewhere.

That one site that you provided says you can hunt deer with it.  ??? I think they mean you can piss deer off with it. Small game would be about it I would think.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: ClarkB on August 14, 2009, 04:05:34 PM
As a youth I didn't have an "apple thrower" like Jack's dad showed him.  Instead I had 'mega slingshot" one summer at my grandmother's house.  I blanch to think about the mayhem I could have caused with the thing.  I was about eleven years old at the time.

I found a large hardwood branch with a symmetrical fork, like a slingshot.  The base diameter was about 1 1/2 inches, the two arms were about 1 inch in diameter, and the branch was about 2 1/2 feet long from bottom of the base to the tops of the forks.  The spread between the top of the forks was about 1 1/2 to 2 feet.  Next, take a couple of packages of large rubber bands and using about 6 or so bands at a time, interleave them like a daisy chain, in order to create a thick multi-strand rubber cord about 1/4 inch in diameter.  One end of the rubber 'rope' goes to the forks, and the other ends were attached to a large piece of leather, and then it was discovered that a half tennis ball was also an excellent pocket.

Anyways, the 'handle' of the mega-slingshot would just fit into the clothes pole hole in grandma's backyard.  The hole was mounted in a concrete base to support the weight and torque of the clothes pole, so it was plenty adequate for 'mega'.  Now, behind my grandma's house, about 75 yards away, there was a railroad track on an elevated berm, about thirty feet high.  About another 75 yards beyond that berm was the NY State Thruway.

'mega' was too large for me to fire by hand, but by mounting it in the clothes pole base it could be swiveled 360 degrees, and I would lie on my stomach on the ground and then inch backwards while holding the launching pocket.  I could wiggle backwards, about 3-4 feet before the tension became too strong to hold.  In the pocket there would be a stone about 3" in diameter, weighing about a half pound.  When launched the rock would sail more than a hundred feet over the berm, and out of sight.  It is very likely that the trajectory dropped the rock near, if not on, the state thruway.  Very dangerous yes, but 11 year olds don't always think everything through; especially when enthralled with a new 'toy'.

The force and range of the mega-slingshot really impressed me.  It was nearly an artillery weapon.  It may, or may not, ever have a survival use, but it can be easily made, it is very powerful, and it is silent.  Ah, the good old days at grammy's  ...
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Goatdog62 on August 14, 2009, 06:07:55 PM


I'm guilty of similiar youthful indiscretions...usually involving "improved" fireworks. Glad I never hurt anybody.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: ClarkB on August 14, 2009, 07:05:22 PM
Yep, I tried to make my own gunpowder and explosives when a young teen.  Now I guess I would have been questioned by homeland security.  As a young teen I also discovered another way to not have any mother in the neighborhood let their child play with you.  

Take a metal pump oil can, just like this one -

(http://www.dutton-lainson.com/prodimages/sm56080.jpg)

Then cut a coat hanger and straighten it out.  Wrap the wire from the hanger around the body of the oil can, and leave the loose end about an inch in front of the nozzle.  Cut off the nozzle tip, and take a pair of vise grips and carefully pinch each side of the opening at the end of the oil outlet tube to reduce the size of the hole (this will give more pressure, and hence more velocity and distance).  Bend a half inch of the free end over into a hook and place a small piece of folded cloth into the 'hook', which is now sitting about an inch in front of, and about a half inch below, the modified nozzle.

Fill the oil can with gasoline.  wet the cloth wit gasoline, and then light it.  When you pump the oil can you will get a nearly fifty foot long arch of flame, and anything it hits will be on fire.  This flame thrower 'pistol' was more accurately a hand held Molotov cocktail that I was lucky to not burn down the backyard, or BBQ myself with.

All the kids went home that night and told their parents about my neat new invention.  The next day several of them said that they weren't allowed to play with me until I stopped being a maniac and retired the flame thrower.  Within a few days I tired of the thing, and actually became a bit scared of it, so the kids could come back and play.  I'm still a maniac, but I am better at hiding it. ::)

It does remain in the mental arsenal though, as one of the ways to improvise weapons that will make people not want to f*ck with you.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Goatdog62 on August 14, 2009, 07:37:21 PM
That's funny as hell. I can imagine 3 - 4 little munchkins running around on fire. Definitely get you kicked off of the Christmas list.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Dan on September 07, 2009, 08:51:34 PM
I haven’t been able to locate my old one so when a friend and I went to Wholesale Sports (http://www.wholesalesports.com/storefront/usa.ep) in Salem today I picked up among other things a pair of Truemark FS-1 (http://www.slingshotworld.com/trumark_fssling.htm)  folding wrist rockets. The damage was 6.99 each for the wrist rockets and 3.99 each for more powerful bands. They wanted more for their little white marbles (ammo) than I was willing to pay so I haven’t been able to shoot them yet. Time to put in an order for a few pounds at McGills Warehouse.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: sarahluker on September 07, 2009, 09:29:11 PM
My brother and I used to get a tube and cut a hole close to the bottom and shoot bottle rockets out the car window.  We were lucky we never got caught.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: USA83 on October 08, 2009, 03:19:13 PM
I don't know why I hadn't bought another one sooner. I grew up playing with wrist rockets and shot just about anything I could out of it. Never even crossed my mind to use it as A survival tool. Now Im looking around for a good quality of one around town.... Ill tell you how I do.

Butch
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: shangrily on October 08, 2009, 03:38:47 PM
Using the Slingshot to Hunt Big Game (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGIcCRJGYug&feature=fvw#normal)
my dad showed me this video you guys might be interested in
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Tactical Badger on October 08, 2009, 05:57:44 PM
Excellent find.

Dave Canterbury rocks.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: mangyhyena on August 02, 2010, 09:20:14 PM
(http://www.slingshotrifle.com/picts/complete_gun_large.jpg)

http://www.slingshotrifle.com/picts/complete_gun_large.jpg (http://www.slingshotrifle.com/picts/complete_gun_large.jpg)

Wasn't sure if the picture would show up or not, so I posted the link as well.  I typed 'slingshot rifle' into google and found this.

This would be easy to master, effective on small game, and use free ammo.  I'd take one of these before I'd rely on my skill with a wrist rocket.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: mangyhyena on August 02, 2010, 09:44:06 PM
One last thing.  I had seen posts about these before and had asked if this was more powerful than a regular slingshot.  Someone emailed my question to the inventor and got a response.  I'm pasting it in here.

"I just made an inquiry and this was the reply from"

http://slingshotrifle.com/index.html (http://slingshotrifle.com/index.html)

{Hi David,
Our sling shot rifle is more powerful and more accurate than any other sling shot on the market. How I accomplish this is buy using two bands on each side instead on one. The bands can also be adjusted to suit your needs. I've loaded them up so strong that I couldn't even pull them back. So, it's up to you how powerful you want it.
thanks for your inquiry, keep in touch, Stan Wing}


Assuming the response was truthful, this would make a nice addition to preps.  Seems to me this could give a pellet gun a run for its money.  It has the advantage of fewer parts that would need to be replaced---mainly the bands---and it can use rocks for ammo.  It looks like it would be accurate enough to take small game reliably.  What's not to like?



Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: mike77 on August 03, 2010, 12:04:28 AM
How durable are the marbles as ammo? I picked up a cheap slingshot at Harbor Freight the other day and want to play, ummmm practice, with it. I'm just concerned with breaking a marble when I miss the target. Just don't want to have more broken glass around the yard than there already is.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Docwatmo on August 03, 2010, 07:39:23 AM
How long do the rubbers last in everyones experience.   I've never had good luck keeping the rubbers alive for more than one summer.  They seem to get brittle if not used for a couple of months.  I've only used the yellow sets from walmart-Target-K-mart, never tried any of the more expensive bands online.

I did try lubing the bands with silicone to keep them supple but it still didn't make a big difference. 

Any other suggestions, or is it worth it to order the more expensive bands online?  I thought I'd get smart and get 3 pairs and just store the spares, but the spares both got brittle over the year even in dark storage in my spare kit bag.  (Got about 30 shots out of one and the other did about 100 before it tore). 


Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Dainty on August 03, 2010, 12:07:30 PM
I have zero experience with slingshots thus far (but this thread is really making me want one!) so forgive me if this is a dumb question, but...

Would there be any problem with using pea gravel as opposed to marbles? A bit smaller, use several at once, really cheap, etc...

Just thinkin'. :)
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Tactical Badger on August 03, 2010, 12:21:52 PM
In my experience...gravel is too light and too irregular to get consistent flight out of it.  The smoother the rock, they straighter they fly if you're going to use "natural" ammo.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Docwatmo on August 03, 2010, 12:58:17 PM
I love ball bearing.  You can get all kinds of them from broke down equipment, bicycles, wheels, etc.  The junkyard is a great place to shop for Ammo!!!  LOL

I hit the jackpot about 8 or 9 years ago.  I found a box of some kind of wheel bearings at the junk yard.  The owner let me have it for free with the parts I was grabbing.  (They were about 1/4 inch sized). There were 12 or so in each casing and the whole box was full of them.  I spent a couple hours pushing them all out of the casings and dropping them into a bucket of solvent to get rid of the grease.  Ended up with a coffee can full of them.  I gave them to a friend and we would go shoot them at his place.  I think he still has the buck around with some left in it.   That field would probably drive someone with a metal detector crazy, but would make a good place to bury a cache, after finding hundreds of bearings, they would probably give up looking LOL).

Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: razor sharp on August 03, 2010, 03:22:16 PM
i just read your post about slingshot rubbers. it made me curious so i dug out my survival bag and pulled out the slingshot and ammo thats been sitting in it for about 12 years. took it out back and shot it a few times. rubber is still in great shape and it had lots of sting to it. i think sunlight is probably the biggest factor with anything rubber. if its sitting on a shelf with a window neer by it might not last as long. but im still going to grab another one to thow in the bag now as a spare. thanks bro for reminding me about the slingshot, forgot i even had it, Razor
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Docwatmo on August 03, 2010, 07:21:53 PM
They were in a canvas bag in the back room.  No light, but that is also 15 inches from the dryer.  I think the heat from the dryer caused them to break down.  They were flaky and dry when I dug them out.  They were not in any kind of protective bag either.  Just laying in the bag. (My fault for tossing them in there without thinking about it).








 

Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Ecks311 on August 22, 2010, 02:37:09 PM
Using the Slingshot to Hunt Big Game (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGIcCRJGYug&feature=fvw#normal)
my dad showed me this video you guys might be interested in

hmm i have never thought to use a sling shot like that... seems like it would work great though!! thanks!
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Derek on March 05, 2011, 12:34:29 AM
I got some bags of marbles at Wally World for like a buck or 2 for like 100 so I figure at a cent or two not bad and the glass is a bit heavy. Larger then the Ammo for Slingshots that is just white marbles and I got some actual shot to practice with as well. I figure I can garb my garden with it this year. And Get the practice to be able to use it well, Like when I was a kid. :) Nothing was safe I shot everything from firecrackers to rocks out of it. Also thinking about the idea of figuring out a way to use those 3 person waterballon slingshots. Not really sure other then a way to have fun with kids.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: BillP38 on March 06, 2013, 01:51:53 PM
  I've found instructions on making the sling shoot bow in Dave Canterbury's video I'm wondering if any one has had luck making and firing this. Here is a link to the web site. There is a pdf you can download for offline use.
  I'll be making this with my next pay check and will post the results.
  http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Bow-in-5-minutes/
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: TimSuggs on March 13, 2013, 09:55:41 AM
  I've found instructions on making the sling shoot bow in Dave Canterbury's video I'm wondering if any one has had luck making and firing this. Here is a link to the web site. There is a pdf you can download for offline use.
  I'll be making this with my next pay check and will post the results.
  http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Bow-in-5-minutes/

Nice idea!  Thanks for the link BillP38!
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: DheereCrossing on September 19, 2013, 08:52:11 PM
I've been reading a lot on slingshots and watching a bunch of videos recently.

 I have a very big complex of 'if I'm going to do it, I want to do it right'.  Well, there are many ways to go about this as long as the safety procedures are followed.

For cost reasons and to try to get better acquainted with the process, I'm making a slingshot.  There was a bunch of brush in the yard from the people across the street trimming trees.   I found a tree fork and am working it in to shape.  Once that gets close, I'll order some banding material Theraband Gold or Black perhaps.  I work leather quite a bit and will be able to make the pouch in a few minutes I'd think.

I'll try to update y'all on the progress.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: konaexpress on September 20, 2013, 08:09:17 AM
  I've found instructions on making the sling shoot bow in Dave Canterbury's video I'm wondering if any one has had luck making and firing this. Here is a link to the web site. There is a pdf you can download for offline use.
  I'll be making this with my next pay check and will post the results.
  http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Bow-in-5-minutes/

Now that is cool as heck!

John
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: Sonny on September 21, 2013, 05:20:13 PM
The Slingshot Channel will give you more ideas that you will have time to make.  Joerg Sprave is awesome.  ***Warning*** major time waster! He made a slingshot that shoots cannon balls :o

http://www.youtube.com/user/joergsprave (http://www.youtube.com/user/joergsprave)
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: archer on September 25, 2013, 02:54:39 PM
The Slingshot Channel will give you more ideas that you will have time to make.  Joerg Sprave is awesome.  ***Warning*** major time waster! He made a slingshot that shoots cannon balls :o

http://www.youtube.com/user/joergsprave (http://www.youtube.com/user/joergsprave)

cool site.. i'll have to waste some time there later.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: beewhispererwyosurvival on October 11, 2013, 01:00:52 AM
I have a few sling shots. Best is to look on the Amazon. Then get A whisker biscuit as you would for a Bow. Mount that in the center of the wrist rocket. now you can shoot arrows as well. I Made one from the video on Youtube from the pathfinder school.




Sling Bow Final Modification How To
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyxjnDNHW7Y

http://www.thepathfinderstore.com for a sling bow.
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: DIM TIM on April 07, 2014, 09:23:32 PM
Been a while since I was in here on the forums, and I couldn't help but get in here to this thread to post.
I do a bit of scrap metal recycling, and last week I got a nice windfall from a gentleman I used to work with. He called me up last week one day to let me know that he had some stuff that he wanted to get rid of.

As I was loading up the items that he was getting rid of, he asked me if I could use what he had in a bucket sitting next to where he was standing. It was a three gallon bucket full of ball bearings set into three inch diameter plastic races. By my guess, the bucket must weigh around twenty five pounds or better.

The bearings pop out of the races so easily that I would imagine that I should be able to remove all of them within an hour easily. They are by my best estimation, roughly a .30 cal. size bearing, so they will make some most excellent slingshot ammo.

I first thought to take them with that load of scrap, but being a person prone to repurposing items, it quickly dawned on me that they would be best used as ammo for my wrist rocket instead of a small bit of cash in my pocket for something else.   8)
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: archer on April 07, 2014, 10:11:56 PM
great find!
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: POCKETS on August 18, 2018, 11:56:40 AM
A really, really good source for slingshots is Pocket Predator.  I bought a tac hammer and it shoots great!
Pockets
Title: Re: Slingshots
Post by: POCKETS on August 24, 2018, 10:13:34 AM
Pocket predator is a great place to purchase great slingshots and accessories'