Recommendations

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by Wargasm, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Wargasm

    Wargasm New Member

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    Ok here's a query for all you experienced slingshot enthusiasts. I'm looking for good all-round slingshot design. My eventual goal is small game hunting, but that will take quite a bit of practice yet. So I'm looking for a design that I can make myself, practice with and eventual take to the woods with. I've got all the materials needed, multiplex, thera-band gold, Gorrilla glue, necessary tools and decent woodworking skills. I've already made a couple of basic slingshots, half a dozen small ones for my sons and a few of their friends and one made of Wenge and Walnut that needs a bit of tweeking.<br><br>So what of it, any good recommendations for a good hammer grip style hunting sling shot?
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Wrist brace <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>and also this ... <a href="/t1043-two-bunnies">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1043-two-bunnies</a>
     

  3. JoergS

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    Most hunters like small frames that can be put in the pocket, as slingshot hunting is illegal in most places. Walking the woods with a bulky braced frame isn't exactly stealthy. <br><br>Look at my six circles design. You can/should start with a higher fork and then shorten it as you are getting better with practice.
     
  4. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    I'm sorry, the only time I would consider using a slingshot for hunting is in a WROL situation, so I would have a giant wrist braced sling to hunt with perhaps <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> I wouldn't just go hunt for the fun of it tho, there is plenty of meat at the grocery store and butchers... only 17 bucks for a full rabbit. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_razz.gif" alt="Razz" longdesc="9"><br><br>If you want pelts , patience is key as eventually you will find a good one on the side of the road <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> coincidentally I just picked up a black squirrel from out from of my house , last one all I tried for was the tail, and it worked well. This time I will skin the entire thing. Gotta learn the basics somehow, how better than on road kill?
     
  5. Wargasm

    Wargasm New Member

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    WROL?<br><br>Hunting is a rite of passage, being able to provide for myself is something I try to aspire to. Bringing in game with a tool of your own making, without the aid of firearms is an ability I hope to pass onto my sons. When I was a kid my friends and I used to go to the port and pick off warf rats with slinghots and marbles, this is a long time ago now. The longshoreman used to give us $1 for every rat we killed, they used to get into food shipments and destroy wiring. I only wish I had the accuracy now that I did as a kid, too bad I put down a slingshot all those years ago only to pick them up again now. <br><br>I know some of those warf rats were twice the size of a rabbit, and I could bring them down with a cheap catapult and marbles, I imagine with practice, a high powerd slingshot with lead balls I could humanely dispatch a few rabbits and partridges.
     
  6. Bob Dillman

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"> In The past hunting, was a necessity and our heritage as human beings. we had to , to survive.<br><br>so I say to all who comment on hunting in a negative way or talk about how inhumane it is.<br><br><br>I humbly suggest you look at peta and how many animals they KILL EACH YEAR!!!!<br><br><br>with respect to all non hunters and non meat eaters. it is fine and good that you do not. But I will respond to you this way , I respect your choice not to, respect mine to hunt and eat what I kill , it is my heritage , and it is healthier for me to eat that than the beef chicken and pork produced in grocery stores today.<br><br><br>so when you non-hunters comment just think before you do, if it isnt your choice then STOP CRAPPING ON US WHO DO>>>><br>we respect your choice so stop crapping on ours its not your business we dont complain on vegan sites over BROCCOLI do we?<br><br>so stop with the anti hunting propiganda already........ its insulting and I dont do it to you so stop it.
     
  7. JoergS

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    Easy, guys, easy. Remember my only rule: Be nice and polite. I don't care wether people like hunting or no. Here you can speak out what you think. But stay calm.
     
  8. Bob Dillman

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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">Easy, guys, easy. Remember my only rule: Be nice and polite. I don't care wether people like hunting or no. Here you can speak out what you think. But stay calm.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><br>yes I wasnt being mean Jorge I am just discouraged by anti hunters always commenting on hunting as if it were immoral. It isnt wasnt and cannot be ever immoral to feed yourself food.<br> and I was just asking for the respect I give non hunters, <br>thats all<br> no ill intent was meant. Sorry for the confusion Jorge.</span>
     
  9. JoergS

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    No problem, Bob.
     
  10. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Yeah... I got nothing against hunting, although I do not want kids running around trying to kill things they have no chance of killing if that is their intent, i was reading on the other forum some kid in the hunting section asking what he was doing wrong cause he couldn't kill a squirrel and would hit it but not kill it. that's the type of shit I don't like, but even then that is better than hunting for fun alone... to me.<br><br><br>In a WROL situation (without rule of law) I know I would be hunting with one for sure, but I can get all the practice I need on a tin can or shaped pieces of stuff AND retrieve my ammo while honing my skills in the mean time, no reason to go out of my way to kill things and such. There are roadkill to practice scrapping pelts off of, and other ways to get the skills required. Did I mention I live in an urban setting? Who has giant rats around here, or farmers that need pests shot? NO 1, and if you accidentally hit some1 or their property you WILL be charged as if you had used a fire arm. <br><br>I would use this for self defence also, does that mean I should go practice for that scenario with a real life situation and shoot cops at a protest or something? lol nope<br><br>There are many many reasons NOT to hunt, why not give some good reasons to hunt? Sure there are some, but most don't apply anymore generally, and if you are shooting rats at the docks.... well good for you, but you ain't eating the meat so I wouldnt call it hunting in the strictest sense, more like for sport you know?
     
  11. Wargasm

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    OK, whoa this is apparently getting little heated. My kids have been told that slingshots are for target practice, they know better than to go trying to kill cats and squirrels. <br><br>It is your right to not hunt, but it is also my right to hunt, so both of us are right, and no one is wrong, no need for derision or hostilities. <br><br>My sons both have bows, and shooting skills, but they have yet to try shooting any live creatures. They only use bows and slingshots and pocket knives under supervision, until I feel they have a healthy respect for these tools and their intended uses.<br><br>Everybody is entitled to their own opinions, and beliefs, I won't denounce yours if you won't denounce mine. <br><br><br>I merely started this thread as a way to get recommendations from more experienced individuals, I didn't want it to turn into a huge debate over hunting, PETA, etc etc etc.
     
  12. JoergS

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    I am really neutral regarding the hunting issue. I don't do it, but I think it is needed, plus I believe in individual freedom. <br><br>Other forums make a huge fuzz about this. I really don't care. If you have something to say, do so, I won't censor anybody. Just be nice and respectful. <br><br>Back to the topic - did my suggestion work for you?
     
  13. Wargasm

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    Well I looked up the six circles design,as well as the lead launcher. They are both similar with high forks and I really like the finger grooves of the lead launcher, so I think I'm going to go with that design. It seems like it would be a more secure grip once I'm done practicing and moving to multi-band set ups. I'm going to get stared on it tomorrow. I think I'll try layering the multiplex for the forks and center of the grip and maybe some walnut for the palm swell and finger grooves. I also really like what Captai Bacon made here: <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1043-two-bunnies?highlight=two+bunnies" class="postlink">http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1043-two-bunnies?highlight=two+bunnies</a>, and the one he drew inspiration from, so I may incorporate some of the elements form those as well.
     
  14. Bob Dillman

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    personally my preferance to the designs that Ive seen, the simplest and most hard hitting would be necessity.<br><br>In my mind , if you need to use it to kill the basic ideal criterion would have to be stealth , distance and accuracy,and power (not in any order)to be balanced against the intended target be it a rabbit,<br><br>or something like a slingbow that could potentially bring down big game item like a deer at close range, within 15-20 yrds "IF AN ETHICAL KILL CAN BE DONE"( I personally want to make sure my arrow penitrates through and through, and im not convinced yet as i havent seen enough evidence it can do so past 12 yrds) <br><br>to me personally i would have to choose one like Jorge had as one of the brick busters, if the shooter can sustain consistant shots on the range , and Id stick to small game with a slingshot for sure.<br>guaranteed meat on your table.