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My Name is Amer
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Hi every one,
I do not know if this is the right place to post this:

here is a new way or new dart (maybe) to shot a small arrow from slingshot.
Tips:
1- the Hex Nut or the ball (wooden or metal) should be heavier than the whole arrow.
2- the dart (nail or wooden arrow with metal head) should not be longer than 11.5 CM.
3- do not glue the Hex nut or the ball and make sure it is free.
4- if you going to use a nail make sure it is a flatten head or make a little thread around it to make sure the Hex nut or the ball not go out.
5- The space between the Nut or ball should be not more than 2 CM.
6- never forget the safety when you try shooting till you sure the dart made correctly.

7-the arrow do not needs a feather.
8- do not hold the arrow from the back when shooting.
just shot by holding the Hex nut or the ball as you shot a normal dart.

Sorry if i forgot something.
my English not helping me to write more.
 

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Lord Of Crows
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I would like to see a video of this. What is the range?
 

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this works better if you use a wingnut and a paracord (or simmilar) loop attached at each end of the rubber...

have the wings pointing towards the "nock" and hook each piece of paracord around the wings...

i did this with a plastic 80lb pistol xbow bolt and a slingshot with single 2.5cm straight cut tbg... punched a hole straight through 10mm hardwood scrap with ease...

certianly hits harder than the pistol xbow does but i think its the extra weight of the wingnut that gives it its punching power...
 

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My Name is Amer
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Discussion Starter #4
@ uberfreak9
Thank U 4 replay
I'm sorry I do not have a good camera and place to test a long range.
but its work as a normal sling dart so that belong to the strong of the shot and the weigh of the dart.
I'll tray to share some photos or a short video.

@ TheDaddy187
Thank U 4 replay
Yes it is a very good idea...i had saw it some where here in the forum but i do not remember.
My idea give the normal slingshot the ability to shot another kind of dart
and the dart is always ready to shot that counter to the normal darts.
Is there a link to plastic 80lb pistol xbow?
 

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I think this is very dangerous. It can easily happen that the dart catches in the pouch instead of slipping out, then it will come back to the shooter with a vengeance. Loops are much better.
 

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Jörg has a good point here.
What if you use a prestretched band set with "no dead play" as Jörg would say it.
I know you intend to shoot with a regular slingshot but how about a quickchange frame and two band sets, one for bullets and one for arrows? If you use a light rubber which can be pulled out although it's prestretched, you still could achieve a good velocity for the arrow without risking a boomerang.
... Just thinking.
 

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Slinger of Shots
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Um...got your point, but loops could also catch on the wingnut and swing around to strike back.

Let's agree on eye protection and common sense. S)-(!7 can always happen.
 

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Loops are more safe because

1) they don't catch as easily as the hooks are usually short
2) the arrow only comes back if BOTH loops catch, which is highly unlikely.

If only one loop catches, then the arrow will be flung sideways and there is little danger.
 

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My Name is Amer
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Discussion Starter #10
@ JoerS & kindlebear
Thank you for replay
Actually I had made a many throws and many experiments.
Here some photos:
 

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My Name is Amer
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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
@ Joergs
At the deadly candy video you have a good hand protection so you can try with it.
i had made a testing shot with old pen but i cut it to be about 11 CM.
the hexnut is 8 MM

@ Every one
1-you should cut the back of the nail or it is will be stuck to the leather.
2-about the wingnut arrow you should add a feathers(tail) to it.
3-You do not need to shot strong at the testing shots till you make sure it is OK.
4-my leather dimension are 9x3.

maybe to day I'll post more ideas about this and else.
if I'm posting in a wrong place please tell me.

thank you
 

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Please don't do this.
You're going to end up sticking the dart in your cheek. It may work in theory... and it may work in reality for 99 out of a 100 shots... but that 1% is going bite you hard.
 

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Are you aware that if the arrow gets stuck in the pouch,
it is likely to severely damage your hand?...

Take care!

Be

Edit:

Stupid me again! For the 468th time I didn't read
page 2 before I replied.. (I read post 1 and 2..)
I guess the warnings are clear...
 

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Please be careful here! Although an arrow stuck in the forehead might be a great conversation topic, I think it would otherwise be ridiculous.
 

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My Name is Amer
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Discussion Starter #15
@ BillHays & BeMahoney & Will
Thank You for reply

After my study for it I had did it many times and all shots are success.
about the Hexnut and wooden ball it is slow to reload so i will forget it.
 

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Please don't do this.
You're going to end up sticking the dart in your cheek. It may work in theory... and it may work in reality for 99 out of a 100 shots... but that 1% is going bite you hard.
BillHays just explained perfectly the calculus of negligence first posited by legal scholar Learned Hand: where (probability of loss * gravity of loss) is greater than the burden of taking precautionary measures, you're essentially negligent. It's unlikely to happen, but the seriousness of the injury you risk still means you should rethink this plan.
 

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Joerg has already said it very thoroughly. Please listen to him. An RTS from this could be very nasty indeed.
 
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