The Deer Slayer

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by bowhunter, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. bowhunter

    bowhunter New Member

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    Hi. This is my homemade slingshot. The handle is made from an antler shed from a whitetail deer. The forks are made of empty bullet casings from a Brownign Automatic Rifle.<br><br>[​IMG]<br><br><br><br>The Antler fits very well in your hand<br><br>[​IMG]<br><br>[​IMG]<br><br>Here is how i attached the bands. i attached a string to the bullet, and attached a bead to the end of the string. i pushed the bead into the band, and secured it with a constricter knot...<br><br>[​IMG]<br><br>[​IMG]<br><br><br><br>Here is another picture of the full thing.<br><br>[​IMG][​IMG]<br><br>An interesting story comes with the forks. they are empty shell casings from a browning automatic rifle. they are actually fired blanks. i got them from a reenactment of a bank robbery involving John Dillinger. Im not sure when exactly, but john dillinger robbed a bank in Mason City, IA, and now every year, they have 'Dillinger Days' and reenact it. <br><br>This is my first homemade slingshot. i got the inspiration to make it after watching Joerg Sprave's videos.<br><br>This slingshot shoots fairly well. Tell me what you guys think......thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>Heres a video link: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSFs5QBNObU" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSFs5QBNObU</a>
     
  2. JoergS

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    Nice! I like the "Phoenix" 270 degree fork angle.
     

  3. bowhunter

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>JoergS wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Nice! I like the "Phoenix" 270 degree fork angle.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thanks. i'm glad you like it:) i really like the angle of the forks on this, i find it quite comfortable to shoot.</span>
     
  4. pipesmoker

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    veeeeery nice!!!!!
     
  5. bowhunter

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    Hey guys. i just made a video of me explaining it, and shooting it. Enjoy <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSFs5QBNObU" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSFs5QBNObU</a>
     
  6. bowhunter

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    sorry about problems with the link, i changed it. it should work now
     
  7. zamarion

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    i love how you use bullets for forks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> very nice
     
  8. tokSick

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    Very nice ss, good vid too.
     
  9. cbsmith111

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    Neat idea. Did you use anything inside the casings to reinforce them? I just wondered how strong the thin brass would be with heavy bands. Have you thought about attaching flatbands over the top? The grooves between the casing and the rim would make a convenient groove for the ties to lay in. I like it though.
     
  10. bowhunter

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>cbsmith111 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Neat idea. Did you use anything inside the casings to reinforce them? I just wondered how strong the thin brass would be with heavy bands. Have you thought about attaching flatbands over the top? The grooves between the casing and the rim would make a convenient groove for the ties to lay in. I like it though.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I have thought about putting flatbands on it, but i currently have no way to get them, i only have access to tubes. and no theres nothing inside the casing. we used JB weld to hold it together (kinda redneck i know) but we put the JB weld inside the neck of the casing and on the inside of the hole that we drilled into the antler, so the casings are pretty secure. (i also wrapped the base of the casing in sinew to make it look a little nicer). my theory is that the casings should hold up because they are cylindrical, it makes the overall casing stronger. i think it would be very hard to bend them. but hey, i dont use very strong bands, and i only draw to my cheek...but thanks for the input <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> (it was also something i whipped up in about an hour so i didnt think to reinforce them. i will on the next one though)</span>
     
  11. bowhunter

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>zamarion wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">i love how you use bullets for forks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> very nice</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Thank you <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  12. cbsmith111

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    Oh, it very well may be more than strong enough. I just wasn't sure. I guess the way they are attached would be more critical. A hollow cylinder is pretty strong and rigid. What you need is a couple of .50BMG casings.
     
  13. bowhunter

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>cbsmith111 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Oh, it very well may be more than strong enough. I just wasn't sure. I guess the way they are attached would be more critical. A hollow cylinder is pretty strong and rigid. What you need is a couple of .50BMG casings.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I actually have two 50 cal casings. the guy took them apart and put sand into them and put the bullets back into them. im a little hesitant to make them into a slingshot though, they are just so cool <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"></span>
     
  14. cbsmith111

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    A few people shoot them at the club I belong to. Maybe the next time I see one I can talk them into giving me a couple of empties.
     
  15. brat boon

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    <div>niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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  16. pelleteer

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>cbsmith111 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Oh, it very well may be more than strong enough. I just wasn't sure. I guess the way they are attached would be more critical. A hollow cylinder is pretty strong and rigid. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"> <br><br>The only concern I'd have is if the slingshot were dropped and the brass got dented. That could be a problem. Though not as cool as actual empty casings, a safer alternative would be a set of A-Zoom .30-06 snap caps. They're solid machined aluminum. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"></span>
     
  17. ketansa

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    Very good ideas. The unfinished botton must be giving a good grip.
     
  18. DaveSteve

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    Really creative.<br><br>Your link to youtube shows the 'log in' page.
     
  19. mjnilles

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    Very cool concept.