Dual purpose pocket hunter

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Kill3rGreen, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Kill3rGreen

    Kill3rGreen New Member

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    I know it is not beautiful but I made do with what I could find around the house and cheaply at yardsales. Needs better band sets but it performs almost as well as the black bands I just purchased. Only issue I have is finding a good hold while shooting arrows, not sure what to do about this. Any suggestions are appreciated, hope you enjoy!<br><img src="http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l169/sick_trick/SlingShots/IMG_20120717_082105.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l169/sick_trick/SlingShots/IMG_20120717_082146.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l169/sick_trick/SlingShots/IMG_20120717_082241.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l169/sick_trick/SlingShots/IMG_20120717_082254.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l169/sick_trick/SlingShots/IMG_20120717_082747.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. tokSick

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    Very nice one. I think if you put a paracord loop instead of a pouch to shoot arrows will be better.
     

  3. Kill3rGreen

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    Yes, I agree, it definitely would be easier. Anyone know if it would be better to put pink band set on for arrows for more speed or go with a heavier band?
     
  4. ketansa

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    WHAT?? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> What?? how?? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> which direction..?? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"> from where??? ... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><br>alright <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">, good design. Add paracord. but you should also add something that will rest on your forearm. The way you are holding it in the photo will create lot of pressure on the wrist and instability to the pocket hunter.<br>It is good and turn out great after some changes.<br><br>Are you making arrows by yourself, or buying the branded?
     
  5. Kill3rGreen

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    @ketansa : A few months ago I spent a week out in the woods making my own bow and arrows, by the end of it I got pretty good but the self made arrows seemed to fall apart after taking a bunch of hard hits. It seems that prices have sky rocketed on everything and I refuse to pay 10$ per arrow average when they have a limited life anyways. The solution? I go to sport stores and usually can pick up a handful of cheap used arrows with field grain tips, Don't have a single one that is the same size but that is of no concern. They still fly straight! Seems I can not post videos yet or I would show them in action.
     
  6. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    If you give us your youtube user name(channel) we will be able to watch your vid. The title of you vid will be ok too.
     
  7. Kill3rGreen

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    My Youtube name is: Kill3rGreen and the video is called: Nice grouping 10 shots recurve bow Nothing special just showing that different arrows, even bent ones, can still be shot accurately at a good distance.
     
  8. tokSick

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    Nice vid man. It looks pretty powerful. From what distance did you shoot? I want to try making one, but as you said, harrows are expensive and that makes me think twice.<br>Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. Kill3rGreen

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    15-20 meters conservatively maybe more. If you can make a good stop out of Styrofoam at least a foot thick and properly remove them after shooting you should be able to use the arrows many times over with little damage sustained. I had a few fully penetrate the building you see behind the pink foam and rip the fletchlings up while sticking in the secondary wall.
     
  10. Bert the Welder

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    Good thing you put up the pink foam otherwise you may have wrecked the siding......<br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br>What about making it like the wrist shot Joerg did? With your hand flipped. Could make a bottle brush whisker biscuit that would mount to the wrist brace to hold the arrow. Looks like you've got good power with those bands.
     
  11. ketansa

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    hi Kill3rGreen, your video looks cool. The place seems interesting. If it is your garage, clean it nicely and you can make a workshop and good relaxing place for yourself.<br><br>You can use the straight steel hard wires from the frame of a big classic umbrella as arrows. They will be the cheapest. They dont break. You can straighten them if bent. Sharpen and ductape the tip, and duct tape back with feather fletching. You can get many long umbrellas in the junk yards or second sales.
     
  12. Kill3rGreen

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    Thanks Ketansa!! Never thought of that before but I am sure it would work well for practice target shooting.
     
  13. ketansa

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Kill3rGreen wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Thanks Ketansa!! Never thought of that before but I am sure it would work well for practice target shooting.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Yes it works well as target practise:). I used to make that when I was small. I even made bow out of the same hard wire.</span>