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Posted: 3/29/2012 11:24:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 1:16:19 PM EST by Old_Painless]
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:26:34 AM EST
I like #5.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:28:18 AM EST
Great post as always.




Your grass looks awsome:D]
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:29:28 AM EST
Silly New York.

I'm ordering one of those slingshots.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:32:12 AM EST
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 11:33:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 11:34:54 AM EST by TailHunter]
Originally Posted By tweeter:
Silly New York.

QFT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Awesome
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:35:08 AM EST
Maybe I should consider a slingshot in my BOB.

You never know.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:35:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 11:36:16 AM EST 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 11:37:06 AM EST
Short Barrel Sling Shot...

S.B.S.S.


Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:38:05 AM EST
"old-painless" "The greatest sling shot salesman of all time"

Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:39:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 11:43:50 AM EST 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 11:39:15 AM EST
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 11:39:25 AM EST
"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 11:39:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:41:46 AM EST
It looks like fun although I cannot justify $100 for a sling shot.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:43:17 AM EST
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 11:44:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 11:44:22 AM EST by krpind]
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:49:47 AM EST
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 11:52:38 AM EST
I want a slingshot now.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:54:24 AM EST
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 11:55:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:56:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:56:44 AM EST
Tier One Slingshot!!!!


Great job, as always O_P!
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 11:58:03 AM EST
LOL, this is....different!
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:00:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 12:02:27 PM EST 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 12:01:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:04:06 PM EST
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 12:09:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By robertl:
Tier One Slingshot!!!!


Great job, as always O_P!


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

ETA: brand
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:20:42 PM EST
In on page one of Slingshot epicness.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:22:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:24:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:28:42 PM EST
Not tactical enough....no bayonet lugs
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:29:11 PM EST

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 12:32:12 PM EST
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 12:33:14 PM EST
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 12:33:23 PM EST
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 12:34:57 PM EST
Have you become a spokeshole for Y Fork Slingshot, because now I need to get one

Another great writeup.
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:42:04 PM EST

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 12:42:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 12:45:11 PM EST 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 12:44:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 12:49:10 PM EST 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 12:47:05 PM EST
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 12:47:20 PM EST
A Skittle Shooter.


Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:49:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:53:01 PM EST
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 12:56:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/29/2012 12:57:09 PM EST 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 12:57:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli: Oh. And.


That guy has some fun videos.




Link Posted: 3/29/2012 12:58:19 PM EST
Very entertaining and informative post as always OP
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