Has anyone made a slingshot that fires short arrows ?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by tayloriand, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. tayloriand

    tayloriand New Member

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    I recently found the following website for the <strong>Com Bow Slingshot</strong> that uses small diameter tubing, wheels and hooked arrows.<br><br>combowslingguy.com<br><br>I like the idea of a slingbow but I'm not a fan of full length arrows.<br><br>I'm not sure how efficient a short arrow would be. Or how you would safely project them without hitting the fork and loosing an ear or damaging your safety glasses !<br><br><br><br><br><br>
     
  2. gurnie

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    I do, but don't like full size arrow's eather. I like to go to a hunting store and get "junior" sized arrow's, they fit a sling shot just fine. A also don't shoot them directly, I took a key ring and some elastic and hooked it on the fork, then when I want to shoot arow's I pull that up, and when I don't I just slide it down. Hope this helped, have a nice day.
     

  3. jordthered

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    I have a marksman that iv converted to fire arrows. I added a 3/8 eye bolt. i first tried the keyring method but prefer a stouter guide for my arrows. that particular slingshot lends itself to the mounting i used.(its the large slingshot on the left in my profile pic)
     
  4. tayloriand

    tayloriand New Member

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    jordthered I can't make out the 3/8" eye bolt in your avatar<br><br>Do you have another picture?
     
  5. jordthered

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    this is a bit imbarising but how do ya post a pic
     
  6. tayloriand

    tayloriand New Member

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    Good point, I can't see an option for posting a picture either.<br><br>I also couldn't add a link to one of my posts.<br><br>Perhaps Jorg can add a stickie to help with these issues.
     
  7. Јузер Нејм

    Јузер Нејм New Member

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    Can't wait to see your slingbow solution jordthered!
     
  8. JoergS

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    tayloriand, click on "Reply" instead of using the quick answer window. <br><br>Then you will see all of the symbols for pics and vids. <br><br>This is a free forum service, so you have to use links to imagehosters, youtube and so on - no direct file hosting here.<br><br>Regarding the short arrows, I have tested them, in general they are a lot of fun.<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/rI8hpf6KNyk" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
     
  9. tayloriand

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    FANTASTIC<br><br>Man you've thought and tested everything !<br><br>The idea how to release those bolts is genius. I can't quite make out the material of the loops are how they are made.<br><br>Jorg, thanks for the info on posting.
     
  10. JoergS

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    The loops are made from cheap paracord.
     
  11. DukaThe

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    I love that shooter Joerg <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  12. DanielBenford

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">tayloriand, click on "Reply" instead of using the quick answer window. <br><br>Then you will see all of the symbols for pics and vids. <br><br>This is a free forum service, so you have to use links to imagehosters, youtube and so on - no direct file hosting here.<br><br>Regarding the short arrows, I have tested them, in general they are a lot of fun.<br><br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>im curious, it looks like the thread on the bolt will make the arrow spin, but its hard to spell on the video, any chance of a close up?</span>
     
  13. John S

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    That is my first time seeing that video it is awesome!!! How short of arrows are you talking about?
     
  14. 3bears

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    I'd be terrified of a fork or hand strike lol and would have to knock up something like Joerg has...
     
  15. tayloriand

    tayloriand New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>John S wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">That is my first time seeing that video it is awesome!!! How short of arrows are you talking about?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I like the idea of using crossbow pistol bolts but needed a launch system.<br>Jorg's idea of wing nuts and loops on the bands is great.</span>
     
  16. jordthered

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    <img src="http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k524/jordthered/slingbow2.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k524/jordthered/slingbow1.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Ok now you can see how iv mounted the eyebolt on this Marksman brand slingshot.<br>Iv also made a wire frame slingshot with no wristbrace using chinese style tubes and a very low fork <br>and imbeded the bolt in the Fimo i used for the handle i dont have any pictures as i sold it to a friend<br> after testing it for the first time. <br>the day i made it. ill make another soon
     
  17. petersonOD

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    I prefer a recurve bow for my arrow slinging duties. :suspect:
     
  18. Cuthbert Allgood

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  19. jordthered

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    You cant hide in a bush or fire from the prone position with a bow
     
  20. combowslingguy

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>3bears wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I'd be terrified of a fork or hand strike lol and would have to knock up something like Joerg has...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>3 bears hi, <br><br>I have shoot short hooked arrows for over 40 years and never a problem. As long as the band don't break on the way in . And that is very unlikely the arrow has to follow the band in. The arrow is going 150 f p s to over 200 f p s by the time it is released . Robert Blair <a href="http://www.combowslingguy.com" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.combowslingguy.com</a></span>