Hi from Melbourne Australia

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by 65bellett, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. 65bellett

    65bellett New Member

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    Hi Guys, I can't say that I am a slingshot enthusiast on the level of some of you but I have always had one around some where since I was a teenager. Most of the Shanghai's (That is what we call them <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> ) I have owned have been cheap ones using surgical rubber tube or wire framed ones using rubber bands. Great for plinking cans with mates but that is about all.<br><br>I am planning on taking sling shooting a bit more serious and building my self a few of Joerg's creations and seeing if I can't chase a few rabbits. <br><br>
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    O that sounds like fun! Although I hear the laws in aussie land are very harsh on slingshotters!<br><br>welcome to the forum, have fun with making that bullpup ! I know you have your eye on it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     

  3. Antraxx

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    Hi and Welcome!<br>wow Australia...i wish i can manage to visit that beautiful country at least once in my life <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Are the laws for hunting the same as in the UK, so you are allowed to hunt with a slingshot?
     
  4. 65bellett

    65bellett New Member

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    As far as I can tell if I want to use a Slingshot to go out hunting I will have to apply for a Prohibited weapons permit. It is quite funny that my shooters license wont cover it.<br><br>I will definitely have to do a bit of home work though as all the rules I have refer to Slingshots "manufactured and intended for commercial distribution" it would be interesting if home made slings were exempt but I doubt it.
     
  5. Cuthbert Allgood

    Cuthbert Allgood New Member

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    this is the place to be, welcome!
     
  6. tommy

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    Hi 65 Bellett,<br>Another Aussie! I currently live in Shanghai (appropriate: Shanghai ' s in Shanghai ha ha). <br>I am intrested to know if you found any info about the slingshot laws in Aus, and in fact I think they vary from state to state. I am returning to Australia in January and I have hunted down some really cool frames in the markets here, not sure if a "frame" constitutes a weapon, as I already have the pouches, ammo and Thearaband back in Perth...can't wait for a little bush time to try these babies out.
     
  7. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tommy wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Hi 65 Bellett,<br>Another Aussie! I currently live in Shanghai (appropriate: Shanghai ' s in Shanghai ha ha). <br>I am intrested to know if you found any info about the slingshot laws in Aus, and in fact I think they vary from state to state. I am returning to Australia in January and I have hunted down some really cool frames in the markets here, not sure if a "frame" constitutes a weapon, as I already have the pouches, ammo and Thearaband back in Perth...can't wait for a little bush time to try these babies out.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>From what I hear, the laws only apply to a slingshot that has bands attached, so if its just a frame, your okay bringing it in. Don't be caught with a rubber band on it though...</span>
     
  8. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    I heard that "Y" shaped slingshots are illegal. So you can legally own and shoot designs like the "W", the "Stickshot" and the "Gloveshot".
     
  9. tommy

    tommy New Member

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    thanks for the heads up!