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Best Slingshot?

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by BlazenGem, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. BlazenGem

    BlazenGem

    Oct 19, 2007
    Does anyone know who or what company makes the best slingshot?

    I want one that is relatively simple and accurate.

    any ideas?

    regards,

    mike
     
  2. southern bigfoot

    southern bigfoot

    327
    Oct 21, 2006
    I have thought about buying the replacement rubber and making my own. The rubbers are cheap.

    Just a though

    Cheers

    Jules
     
  3. hicomp2

    hicomp2

    270
    Dec 10, 2005
    Trumark, Saunders and Barnett all make rugged, basic models. Crosman also has a solid design.
    For a non-braced, basic models, the Trumark S-9 and the Saunders Hawk are the best out there, IMHO. Replace the factory supplied bands with heavy pull bands (like the Trumark RR-2, or Saunders Heavy pull for more power, although they can be tough to pull back if you lack the strength. A folding wrist brace will allow you to pull a heavier band, and to shoot with more accuracy. Don't forget your safety goggles!
     
  4. mckrob

    mckrob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    I have this Crossman Firestorm model, $20 at Canadian Tire, very well made and accurate. In my opinion it's not worth getting a slingshot without a wrist-brace.

    My slingshot is sitting on my kitchen window sill waiting for the next time that pesky little rat shows his head to drink from the dripping tap just outside the window in the solarium, he'll never know what hit him!
     
  5. mymindisamob

    mymindisamob Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    I have Trumark and Crosman slingshots in all my vehicles and gear. Inexpensive and very sturdy.
    I also have one at the front window to keep the squirrels off the birdfeeders.
     
  6. BlazenGem

    BlazenGem

    Oct 19, 2007
    thanks for the input guys, appreciate it.

    which do you guys prefer? the basic?

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    or

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    does the thing on the bottom really help a lot?
     
  7. mckrob

    mckrob Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    the "thing on the bottom" is the wrist-brace, in my opinion it's not worth buying one without this feature, it allows you pull back farther while keeping your wrist steady, thus improving accuracy ...
     
  8. shecky

    shecky

    May 3, 2006
    I have a Trumark with the folding wrist brace and the extra hard bands. After experimenting (the wrist brace on the folding model is easily removed), I found that it really wasn't all that necessary. It was nice, but I could easily get used to shooting without it.
     
  9. BlazenGem

    BlazenGem

    Oct 19, 2007
    so shecky, those are removable? and can be put back?
     
  10. shecky

    shecky

    May 3, 2006
  11. DaleW

    DaleW

    Dec 22, 2006
    We used to do wicked stuff with a Wrist Rocket when I was a kid. We should be in jail :)

    The father of the kid next door was a champion trap shooter and has a nice reloading bench. We would get the spent primers and shoot them from our singshots. The hole in the primer made them whistle. Any stray dog would hight the sound barrier when they heard that whistle after a couple weeks. We used to shoot each other ---stung like Hell too! I should be blind :cool:

    I have a folding rig I removed the wrist brace from to cut down on weight and bulk and it is still very usable. Nothing like a system with unlimited ammo.

    Now, a good survivalist should be able to make a traditional sling. You don't have to be Jewish to use one, unless you want to take out a giant :)
     
  12. Pritch

    Pritch

    May 3, 2006
    LOL! Dale, that reminds me of my Wrist Rocket escapades as a kid. I was always scrounging for ammo. Ball bearings were like gold. One time, in desparation, I commandeered some round wooden beads my Mom had. They were way to light to do any real damage, but they whistled like incoming artillery! :D

    -- FLIX
     
  13. CanDo

    CanDo

    908
    Mar 10, 2006
  14. 3wolves

    3wolves

    Dec 28, 2007
    where do you buy the rubber bands for the sling? I had a slingshot when I was about 7 and I remember all the mischief we got into. ditched it for a pellet gun after a few months but the slingshot was alot more fun. Im going to try and make another one.
     
  15. BlazenGem

    BlazenGem

    Oct 19, 2007
    i think I decided on the Barnett Black Widow.

    what do you guys think?
     
  16. CanDo

    CanDo

    908
    Mar 10, 2006
    It's sold as "Surgical Tubing" at any hardware store.
     
  17. baldtaco-II

    baldtaco-II

    Feb 28, 2006
  18. BlazenGem

    BlazenGem

    Oct 19, 2007
    hi baldtaco,

    for the diablo, can the wristguard/band be taken off?
     
  19. Liam Ryan

    Liam Ryan

    Sep 26, 2005
    This looks pretty cool, from sheckys link. I doubt anyone could hit a moving bat though.
    Who would want to hit a bat at all? Bats are cool.:cool:
    DaleW, I shot a horse in the ass with a cranberry once, while my brother was petting it.:jerkit: I got a swat in the arse for that.:p
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  20. BlazenGem

    BlazenGem

    Oct 19, 2007
    no matter how good it is, it looks way too futuristic.

    I plan on using a simple design, and practice till im great. not some laser pointing accuracy ;);)
     

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