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Who is hunting with their slingshot?<br>I'd like to know the quarry, range, amo, type of slingshot, etc.<br><br>In the UK hunting with an air pistol is frowned upon on most forums.<br>The maximum practical range is probably around 10 yards with a 1" zill zone.<br>An air pistol is obviously an unstable platform compared to a rifle.<br><br>However a slingshot requires the highest level of marksmanship and skill .<br><br>Looking forward to comments and replies.
 

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Hunting with a slingshot crossbow as opposed to a normal slingshot, would be my preference. I have shot rabbits and quail with one about 15 years ago. I used .45 caliber lead balls, range less than 20 meters. I have killed grouse with a standard slingshot, but not recently. As a boy I used to shoot bullfrogs using stones and a handheld slingshot ... used a light at night, stalking around farm ponds. Frog legs were very good to eat!<br><br><br><br>Cheers ..... Charles
 

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10 yards only? hunting is forbidden over here ofc, but i saw some of john webbs huntingvideos and there the distance was a lot bigger afair.<br><br>i think i couldn´t even sneak up to a rabbit that close <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>i don´t admire the UK for those law tho, i wouldn´t kill a wild rabbit, because i would not eat it :cat:<br>but i´d love to see new bow-hunting law in germany :elephant:
 

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Done some rats, peagons, sparrows.. I would like to try that with some of Joergs toys - like Side by side sling-x-bow, or newly made bullpop x <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>Anyone tryed to slingbow-fishing?
 

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i hunt all the time, using double theraband gold and 14mm lead, you can see me hunting rabbit / ducks / pigeons and all other sorts of game on my youtube video, i'v even took rabbits from 20 yards plus ! i would post the vids but i'm not sure if hunting vids are allowed on here? <br><br>-- gamekeeper john <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
 

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You must ask our great slinshotmaster Joerg-san, but for me, everything is allowed in slingshot world <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">!<br>Cheerz
 

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I no longer hunt, simply because I don't enjoy the "hunter's sadness" that kicks in after a kill. I know that hunting is necessary and often done simply to put food on the table, so I don't frown upon it. It's just that I currently buy my meat in the supermarket.<br><br>A lot of people hunt with the slingshot, legal or not. A slingshot is an ideal poacher weapon, silent, small and more disposable than an expensive firearm, so lots of poachers use it. I don't recommend breaking the law, though. <br><br>Hunting animals larger than a pheasant or rabbit (with the slingshot) is inhumane in my book, as you will often just inflict pain and not cleanly kill the prey. But then again if you are really good and can reliably achieve head shots, why not. <br><br>A man is responsible for himself and his doing, and I will not judge people.
 

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<tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
<tr><td class="quote">I no longer hunt, simply because I don't enjoy the "hunter's sadness" that kicks in after a kill. I know that hunting is necessary and often done simply to put food on the table, so I don't frown upon it. It's just that I currently buy my meat in the supermarket.<br><br>A lot of people hunt with the slingshot, legal or not. A slingshot is an ideal poacher weapon, silent, small and more disposable than an expensive firearm, so lots of poachers use it. I don't recommend breaking the law, though. <br><br>Hunting animals larger than a pheasant or rabbit (with the slingshot) is inhumane in my book, as you will often just inflict pain and not cleanly kill the prey. But then again if you are really good and can reliably achieve head shots, why not. <br><br>A man is responsible for himself and his doing, and I will not judge people.</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>I feel the same way, for now it will come from the supermarket, if SHTF my "can" hunting skills will come in handy and rabbits apleanty I will be cooking <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"></span>
 

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I know many slingshots have the power to be very deadly, but on the off chance that it lost a bit of power and just caused an animal injury rather than an instant death i wouldn't use one for hunting per say
 

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Hunting with a slingshot is technically illegal in my state, but people do it. I've hunted because I needed food, after being a vegetarian for a week you crave meat. I'd rather get my meat from the wild vs a farm for cost effectiveness and since wild game is "free" compared to being raised on a farm. There is a video on youtube of some one getting a boar with a slingbow. Nicely said Joerg.
 

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<tr><td class="quote">I no longer hunt, simply because I don't enjoy the "hunter's sadness" that kicks in after a kill. I know that hunting is necessary and often done simply to put food on the table, so I don't frown upon it. It's just that I currently buy my meat in the supermarket.<br><br>A lot of people hunt with the slingshot, legal or not. A slingshot is an ideal poacher weapon, silent, small and more disposable than an expensive firearm, so lots of poachers use it. I don't recommend breaking the law, though. <br><br>Hunting animals larger than a pheasant or rabbit (with the slingshot) is inhumane in my book, as you will often just inflict pain and not cleanly kill the prey. But then again if you are really good and can reliably achieve head shots, why not. <br><br>A man is responsible for himself and his doing, and I will not judge people.</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>Very good point. Well said.</span>
 

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so john, what do you think is the biggest animal you can kill with a well aimed shotright away? maybe a small deer?<br><br>i think the only animals i could kill without sorrow with a slingshot are rats.
 

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<tr><td class="quote">so john, what do you think is the biggest animal you can kill with a well aimed shotright away? maybe a small deer?<br><br>i think the only animals i could kill without sorrow with a slingshot are rats.</td></tr>
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>.......Or some very annoying dogs <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>
 

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I enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done when doing pest control.<br>This is not hunting but the killing of legal pest species that cause a problem ie feral pigeons crapping over machined hardwood in my sawmill.<br><br>Game Keeper John has done some great hunting videos and he is an excellent shot.<br><br>I'd like to use one of Jorg's creations and hunt some wood pigeon or rabbit and get my mate Paul to cook them for me and the missus.<br><br>I'm not sure when a slingshot is a crossbow. Is a rubber band powered weapon always a slingshot or does it depend on the projectile? Interesting question ..
 

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I've done a fair bit of ratting with my slingshots, and grey squirrels too, they are trying to re introduce the British Red squirrels on my small island so culling the invasive greys gives them a fighting chance of establishing decent colonies , bunnies I've found too skittish to get close enough too fora kill shot (I'll openly admit I'm not a very good stalker) so it's the air rifle there...
 

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Game Keeper John has done some great hunting videos and he is an excellent shot.
<br><br><br>you're not kidding as soon as I have some spare pennies I'm having a pocket rocket 3 from him, he only lives up the road on the mainland so I'd even offer to pick it up rather than wait for the postman lol
 
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