The bullet proof material is 7/16.
I have my eye on the SEAL Sniper. I can see a new addiction coming. After I get a couple, I'll have to try my hand at making one.
The bullet proof material is 7/16.
Bullet Proof SS #2
Using hardware store latex tubing Goliath (the one on the right) is launching recycled 45acp bullets with authority. Cannot use the finger rest due to the extra heavy pull.
My Bikermikearchery SS is shown for scale. Yes Goliath is big, Hard to get a fork hit now!
Bullet proof #1
#2 in hand
Last edited by WJC01; 03-17-2012 at 04:11 PM.
Bullet proof #1 is a great slingshot.
Drill a hole in the end of the handle for a lanyard. You can put your hand throught the lanyard loop and use it just like a wrist brace.
When the tubes or bands are connected in an over the top the pouch actually travels over the forks of the slingshot.
Here is 4 different methods I have used to put tubes on a flat slingshot.
# 1 is leather tabes tied to the frame and the tubes tied to the leather. this is the longest lasting. The leather is a hing for the tubes to work from.
#2 the tubes are tied on just like flat bands. Bouth 1 & 2 shoot very well with little problems as long as you make shure that the tubes are tied on with out any trists.
#3 loops tied in the tubes. This works well and is handy for field changes, but not so good if your still prone to fork hits.
#4 is ball in the tube. A lot more chance of fork hits. I don't like this one with low forks.
Tried out set-up#4 on BP1, this afternoon. My buddy was shooting it -yep, you are right about the fork hits. Good advice on the lanyards, I'll have to do that.
Here's a pic of an old plastic lawn chair that was hit with a 40 cal projectile using a Bikermikearchery ss with a 8 strand tube setup.
The large perfectly round hole is what the ss did! Notice the recovered slug. I set it up in the hole for the picture.
Mike,Thanks again for the new bands. What kind of tubing is that? That is a great rig.
Last edited by WJC01; 03-23-2012 at 10:56 PM.
This is my collection. I really like the Saunder Falcon (left), but the one in the middle is my favorite.
The PS-58 is my favorite. I like the two sights and the smoothness of it's pivot system.
Oh, and hi all. This is my first post.
great stuff guys.. you all have some nice looking looking slingshots.. i have been a slingshot enthusiasts for quite sometime.. i love em'..and yes it, is highly addicting..
heres a few of mine..
a homemade one i made out of a hazel fork..
a sweet little pocketshooter made by the boys at USA slingshots..
a PS2 slingshot and "hunter handline" fishing kit..
PS1 and PS2..
2 Fish hunters and a Dankung..
a Bunny Buster "Dayhiker" made from ash..
few more from Tom Nelson over at Bunny Buster.com..
the 2 on the ends are my boys and the one in the center is made from a 100+ year old piece of black walnut..
one of my all time favorites is this little beauty.. its called a "pickle fork" made by a fellow DGUI over on slingshotforums..
Nice slingshots guys!
I really want to get one but now there are soooooo many choices of handle, grip style, band type (tube vs flat), etc. I have no idea what to even look for.
I would suggest just going down to the local box store and buying a cheap daisy or marksman and see if slingshooting is something that you want to do, or better yet make your own. If it is, then you can start looking at one of the more expensive models. Also a slingshot is not something you can buy and throw into your BOB with the intention that when you have too, you will use your slingshot to kill small game or whatever, it ain't going to happen. A slingshot is a skill weapon that you have to pratice with regularly to have any hope of hitting a small target at any type of range. Chris
Last edited by August West; 03-25-2012 at 07:42 AM.
I am trying to figure out the cost vs reward for a nice slingshot that will give me the ability to kill what I need, last a long time by not wearing out or breaking cheap bands, etc.
Bands break, best thing you can do is learn to make your own bands and pouches. I use mostly tubes, the thin chinese tubes give you plenty of power in certain configurations, almost as fast as flats, they are cheap, there are almost countless ways to rig them, generally last longer than flats and are quieter than flats. The commercial tube style bands IMO are very last resort, if I have nothing else I will still go to wal mart and buy Gold's Gym resistance bands and make my own bands instead of buying those heavy slow daisy or marksman bands. I scavenge leather for pockets at good will and thrift stores, old boots and work gloves are super cheap and make great pouches. The only other thing else is some cheap cotton twine and beeswax, that's it. Functional frames are super easy to make yourself or natural forks are very good , I have a natural maple that fits my hand like it was made for it and hits where I am looking. The only commercial slingshots I have are Dankungs because I can't make them myself, I would like to have some more customs but for now keep using my homemades.
Here are a few I've made, marbles are a dollar a hundred at dollar tree, one is soaking in linseed oil all the wood ones are my own home made laminated out of oak, cedar, dyed cloth and about anything else I can think of, the white one is made from a 5/8ths thick cutting board.
EDIT: None of these are my original design, I think they are all designed and shared by a Gentleman that goes by Dayhiker on the slingshot forums. Chris
Last edited by August West; 03-25-2012 at 01:37 PM.
More stuff on bands.
I get about 1000 + or - shots out of a set of flat bands, before there needs to be a repaired to then. Usually I re-tie them and get another 500 shots. Ammo is 99% recovered with a target trap. That is a cost of about 3/10 of a cent per shot, if I bought bands, or 1/200 of a cent Per shot for bands I make.
The thin China Tubes last me close to 4000 shots per bands set. They Cost slightly more to make But really cheep shooting.
The fat sporting goods store tubes are long lasting but last on the performance list.
Heres some tube experiment I did.
Good info Mike. Chris
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Here's my JK EDC and SS on a recent adventure. Yesterday a buddy and I went out on an excursion and each of us took down a hovering carpenter bee! Unfortunately the soup cans still occasionally elude
An old retired Marine friend ask me to send him one of my slingshots. So I made him on that he would recognize.
I don't care about sling shots one way or the other, but I know that they are effective. When in the north I was killing Grouse with a Crosman 760 single pump .177 air gun. I was using pointed pellets and had a cheap little 4x scope on it. I took head and neck shots and had a freakin ' blast with it ! I really had to HUNT them to get close enough. I was humping through the bush one day and walked into some commotion. A Grouse was flapping\fluttering down from a tree then I saw the Indian man with a sling shot. He was quiet, knocked the birds down and buggered them up enough that he could grab them by the neck and give them a helicopter job. So yes, I could see it as a survival tool in some situations, if a guy was half decent with it. I'm sure that it would be a quiet killer of city pigeons if need be also.
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