POWER/slingshotsvsbows

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by kgsmh2, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. kgsmh2

    kgsmh2 New Member

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    Hey ive been fascinated with slingshots for a while now but ive only owned a wrist brace "wrist rocket" with surgical tubing lol .<br> my knowledge of slingshots was very limited but has grown . i always thought that the power that could be had was very high <br>but now looking at figures of the bullup joerg has made its brags a draw weight of 80lbs... i know it is incredible that joerg can make that and im not trying to put it down i still think its awesome <br>but a relatively cheap crossbow from the markets with 80lb draw can be had for quite cheap<br><br>i know the power doesn't necessarily boil down to draw weight <br>its mostly on ft pounds?/ energy? <br>can i get some figures that help add it up? are slingshots not as powerful as i thought?<br>the bolts with that crossbow are pretty light too... so im not sure atm <br><br>
     
  2. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    <a href="http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t447-rubber-as-energy-source-pros-and-cons#3818" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Read up on this issue here!</a>
     

  3. kgsmh2

    kgsmh2 New Member

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    Wow. didnt wanna seem like a fanboy but i didnt expect a response from you joerg lol <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> you peaked my interest in slingshots/crossbows to be honest <br>and i really loved your flechette ammo for sling shot (side note- you can incorporate that into slingxbow?)<br><br>uhm the link you provided says " A 45 lbs slingshot crossbow can achieve as much energy as a commercial high end 175 lbs model"<br>the energy will be high but due to low fps the projectile will dropoff fairly fast?<br><br>thats what my main concern is and is pushing me into getting a 12ft/lb airgun instead of a slingshot/slingxbow
     
  4. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>kgsmh2 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote"> pushing me into getting a 12ft/lb airgun instead of a slingshot/slingxbow</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>from the UK too?</span>
     
  5. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    For a slingshot crossbow, distances of about 30 to 40 meters aren't a problem.
     
  6. 3bears

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    hmm that's a fairly long shot, well it would be for me. at that distance the target would have to be shoebox sized for me to realistically be able to hit it consistently.