Giant release for cannon balls

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    That is right, I made a slingshot release in the tradition of a medieval bihander sword.<br><br>This is a release that you can use to shoot cannon balls (max. caliber 80mm = 8cm = 2.15").<br><br>You simply need a length of Thera Band, and either two poles or two fearless assistants that hold the ends of the rubber bands. Then you clamp your ammo into the release and walk backwards as far as you can.<br><br>Then you press with both thumbs on the release and the shot falls.<br><br>This can be as powerful as the cannon I made a while ago. You have to use a lower draw weight, but you can compensate by using a longer draw length. Use bands that are three feet long, and you can stretch them to 15 feet easily.<br><br>A dangerous little thingy, in fact. Suppressive governments (and Zombies) beware. A new breed of slingshots is approaching.<br><br>(Slingshot has been included into the pic just to show the dimensions)<br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
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  2. Bill Hays

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    Nice looking one Jorg!<br><br>You might use a winch to pull it back and place the release on a monorail enclosed type track... if you wanted to shoot by yourself.
     

  3. Kyl

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    Have you tried shooting 4, 18mm or 20mm steel balls. I bet the vertical shot pattern would be devastating. No self respecting zombie would even consider surviving that.