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What is the difference between a crossbow and slingshot crossbow, and which is better for outdoor use / hunting?
 

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a crossbow uses a short piece of flexible material like fibreglass, wood or spring steel, or even horns of some animal, or laminations of some of the beforementioned materials, which is curved and put under tension to build up the energy to shoot the bolt.

a slingbow or slingshot crossbow utilizes rubber or other stretchy materials to generate the needed energy.

which one is better for outdoor usage: imho the classical crossbow since the bow is more durable and performs better under various climatic circumstances.

as for hunting: sorry dude, wrong forum. the only game you may hunt here is wild soda cans.
 

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In the uk crossbows are illegal for hunting. No debate. Slingshot crossbows: can’t work out from the legislation as catapults are acceptable if all boxes are ticked:
Ie
Shooting land permission
Not a protected species
No lamping
Not a protected season
Not a restricted month for sale of dead animal
No evidence of unnecessary cruelty etc etc
No photos on this forum.
 

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In the uk crossbows are illegal for hunting. No debate. Slingshot crossbows: can’t work out from the legislation as catapults are acceptable if all boxes are ticked:
Ie
Shooting land permission
Not a protected species
No lamping
Not a protected season
Not a restricted month for sale of dead animal
No evidence of unnecessary cruelty etc etc
No photos on this forum.

How do you put paracords on bands to allow the one piece trigger to hold the whole band set on tension?
 

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A crossbow employs a short length of flexible material, such as fibreglass, wood, or spring steel, or even animal horns or laminations of some of the aforementioned materials, which is bent and tensioned to provide the energy required to fire the bolt.

Rubber or other stretchy materials are used to create the necessary energy in a slingbow or slingshot crossbow.

Which is preferable for outdoor use: the traditional crossbow, in my opinion, because the bow is more robust and works better under varying climatic conditions.

Regarding hunting, I'm sorry, but you've come to the incorrect forum. Here, the only game you can hunt is wild soda cans.
 
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