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Posted: 3/29/2012 12:24:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 2:16:19 PM EDT by Old_Painless]
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:26:34 PM EDT
I like #5.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:28:18 PM EDT
Great post as always.




Your grass looks awsome:D]
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:29:28 PM EDT
Silly New York.

I'm ordering one of those slingshots.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:32:12 PM EDT
Loved my old wrist-rocket I had. Had to change the surgical tubing, occasionally, though. The tubing would get weak over time.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:33:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 12:34:54 PM EDT by TailHunter]
Originally Posted By tweeter:
Silly New York.

QFT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Awesome
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:35:08 PM EDT
Maybe I should consider a slingshot in my BOB.

You never know.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:35:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 12:36:16 PM EDT by Admiral_Crunch]
Funny you should post this. My nephew just got a wrist-brace type slingshot for his birthday a few weeks ago. I hadn't used one since I was a little kid, and it was an old y-type homemade job with no wrist brace.

This thing is awesome. I just put a round yard rock into it, pulled way back, and let it fly at a tree about 25 yards away. Slammed the tree dead-center on the first try, and I mean hard. I'd really hate to get hit by one of these things. It would kill you in a second if it hit the right spot.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:37:06 PM EDT
Short Barrel Sling Shot...

S.B.S.S.


Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:38:05 PM EDT
"old-painless" "The greatest sling shot salesman of all time"

Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:39:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 12:43:50 PM EDT by sslocal]
I was wondering when you would do the slingshot thing.
Thanks OP.

ETA: You do know that they make ammo for slingshots. I think crossman makes it.
Yep. Link
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:39:15 PM EDT
Was told by a presenter at a LaRue event that the first 6" of penetration in ballistic gel represented the strength of human skin.

This would mean that none of these would penetrate the human body, but would easily break bones and do impact trauma damage to small animals.

Zombies, however, would be immune.

TRG
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:39:25 PM EDT
"Due to an demand this week (22 Mar 2012), the current wait time for a slingshot (after you order) is 3-4 weeks. Thanks for your patience. "

Wait until they see what THIS thread does!
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:39:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:41:46 PM EDT
It looks like fun although I cannot justify $100 for a sling shot.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:43:17 PM EDT
Pfft.. I smacked my best fried in the head with a rock out of a rist rocket when I was about 12.
He had a BBG he was shooting me with.. when he ran out of ammo and ducked behind the bush I shot into the bush!

He rolled around and howelled a little but he was OK.
You really could put out an eye
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:44:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 12:44:22 PM EDT by krpind]
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:49:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LuvBUSHmaster:
It looks like fun although I cannot justify $100 for a sling shot.


Try harder. Slingshots are a blast.

And paintballs make fantastic ammo.

Interesting article OP.

Have you seen the videos some German guy posted up that involved his custom slingshot and ballistic gelatin?

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Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:52:38 PM EDT
I want a slingshot now.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:54:24 PM EDT
Always wear eye protection (I see that was the case for these photos). I had a wrist brace type fail and snap back into my eye once. Got lucky, but it hurt and could have been bad.

The backdrop makes me nervous. Consider doing this type of stuff at a range. (At least for demo purposes.) Though lesser risk with actual ball ammo than a rock, they can curve and you can get misfires with rolling off the shot strap up or down.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:55:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:56:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:56:44 PM EDT
Tier One Slingshot!!!!


Great job, as always O_P!
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:58:03 PM EDT
LOL, this is....different!
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:00:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 1:02:27 PM EDT by cyborg543]
Originally Posted By BigMac:
Pfft.. I smacked my best fried in the head with a rock out of a rist rocket when I was about 12.
He had a BBG he was shooting me with.. when he ran out of ammo and ducked behind the bush I shot into the bush!

He rolled around and howelled a little but he was OK.
You really could put out an eye


On arfcom, the only standard of proof is personal experience that results in a positive outcome.

Like so -

"I fell out of an airplane, landed in a haystack, walked away without a scratch.

Therefore, that proves that falling out of an airplane is safe."


You think that one of those wrist rocket slingshots won't put out an eye? okey dokey
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:01:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:04:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Strykewolf:
Loved my old wrist-rocket I had. Had to change the surgical tubing, occasionally, though. The tubing would get weak over time.


Yep, dont leave it in the garage.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:09:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By robertl:
Tier One Slingshot!!!!


Great job, as always O_P!


Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:11:53 PM EDT
thanks for doing this.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:14:09 PM EDT
How many windows were sacrificed for the test? Are you still on speaking terms with your neighbors?
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:14:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:17:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 1:21:58 PM EDT by alpha23niner]
Just wondering, what brand of chrono did you use? Great write-up as always!

ETA: brand
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:20:42 PM EDT
In on page one of Slingshot epicness.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:22:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:28:42 PM EDT
Not tactical enough....no bayonet lugs
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:29:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TailHunter:
Originally Posted By tweeter:
Silly New York.

QFT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Awesome


Ditto on all quotes above.

Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:32:12 PM EDT
I used to have one just like the first one and had good results with 1/2" & 3/4" steel ball bearings. I never had a limb
failure, but I did have a tube break causing me to sock myself in the jaw. But I got pretty good with it and the damage
it caused amazed me. So now I need to get one of the new ones. Thanks Painless.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:33:14 PM EDT
We used to go to the 7/11 and buy a bag of sourball hard candies and spend all day lighting things up with our Wrist Rockets.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:33:23 PM EDT
Shooting stuff IS fun.

Reading about shooting stuff is a little less fun, but it's still fun.

Thanks yet again, O_P!
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:34:57 PM EDT
Have you become a spokeshole for Y Fork Slingshot, because now I need to get one

Another great writeup.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:42:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TrojanMan:
Shooting stuff IS fun.

Reading about shooting stuff is a little less fun, but it's still fun.

Thanks yet again, O_P!

Epic slingshot write up.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:42:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 1:45:11 PM EDT by Casper507]
One with the surgical tubes was called Wrist Rocket back in the 70's.
You failed to confirm lack of reading on the Wrist Rocket. I think you should have tried to shoot at least one lead ball with Wrist Rocket.
I like the folding models. Somewhere in storage I think I have one.

Perhaps the flexing of the slingshot without a brace actually adds to velocity.
Could try new bands on the Wrist Rocket.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:44:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 1:49:10 PM EDT by Bud]
That is an interesting sighting technique that you have

I have always held a slingshot this way, using the top fork as a sight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1up1TX2ATI





*spellin'
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:47:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Chaingun:
Have you become a spokeshole for Y Fork Slingshot, because now I need to get one

Another great writeup.


Same here, but not for that kind of money.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:47:20 PM EDT
A Skittle Shooter.


Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:49:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:53:01 PM EDT
When I was in Iraq, I worked with a Phillippino who made his own (crude) slingshot and he was extremely good with it. He'd shoot pigeons and eat them. (Good for asthma, among other things, he said). I personally saw him shoot a pigeon out of the air, as well as killing TWO pigeons with ONE rock. No shit. I witnessed it. The rock bounced off the head of one and hit the other in the head. The Phillippinos also liked to eat fox. I watched them make a very effective fox trap using a board, a sandbag, and some 550 cord. Fox for lunch!
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:56:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 1:57:09 PM EDT by CBR900]
Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
Originally Posted By Casper507:
You failed to confirm lack of reading on the Wrist Rocket. I think you should have tried to shoot at least one lead ball with Wrist Rocket.


"And the bad news was that the slingshot apparently did not generate enough velocity to register on the chrono. We tried all the different balls several times but all we got was “Error” on the chrono. "

We tried all balls, several times. No joy.


The chrono's ability to read the velocity with the SAME ammo - but the other slingshot - suggests velocity was the variable.

And does New York actually have a ban on these??!?
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:57:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli: Oh. And.


That guy has some fun videos.




Link Posted: 3/29/2012 1:58:19 PM EDT
Very entertaining and informative post as always OP
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