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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: T-Rex] #7366461
09/28/21 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Rex
Can we at least agree on terminology.

A sling uses cordage and is launched by swinging.

A slingshot uses elastic to accelerate ammo


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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7366473
09/28/21 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Dillrod
Originally Posted by J.Morse
I agree with the Wrist Rocket recomendation. Had one for many, many, years. I would use marbles for ammo, but usually just rocks. If a guy makes a swing up through the western U.P. he could find a truckload of taconite pellets for super duper ammo. I still own my original Wrist Rocket. A new set of bands (they use surgical tubing) every so often and your in business.


Two buckets full , last time up to McFarland camp.
Yes it was wrist rockets and ore pellets while running around the UP as a teen.
Few partridge and a fat doe in the rear is my best.
I see far superior info and equipment available now.
And I have a lil squirrel dog who will find them all day long for me.
Its my season goal to get a meal of them with my slingshot.
I figure I have till the leaves go away to practice.



My old Wrist Rocket bagged all manner of smallgame. Lots of squirrels, the odd rabbit or two, as well as some Spuce Grouse up in Ontario. My biggest kill was a Red fox I killed in a #2 Victor coilspring. It was the second fox I ever caught. My Pappy wouldn't let me carry the .22 rifle that a.m. because I had to ride about a mile north of the house on a mini bike to check the trap. I used marbles (several) to kill the poor beast. Got $5 out of it too.


Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7366542
09/28/21 02:36 PM
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Rifles are jacketed and have rifling grooves in the barrel for accuracy,has nothing to do with speed

Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Arkansas87] #7366666
09/28/21 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Arkansas87
Rifles are jacketed and have rifling grooves in the barrel for accuracy,has nothing to do with speed


Meant to say most bullets are "jacketed" so they don't fragment during propulsion due to centrifugal force . . . and yes rifling does have an impact on accuracy as well as on speed. Study ballistics.


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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: SJA] #7366926
09/28/21 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SJA
This is why rifles have lands and grooves and are now days "jacketed" ? - Centrifugal force
You are going to have to explain that one!!!


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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7366958
09/28/21 09:13 PM
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No. Did you read my post above yours?


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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7366964
09/28/21 09:15 PM
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sure would love to learn how to be accurate with a sling. any proper videos would be appreciated.

Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: BuckMink] #7366966
09/28/21 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by BuckMink
sure would love to learn how to be accurate with a sling. any proper videos would be appreciated.


YouTube: "using a sling"


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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7367025
09/29/21 12:14 AM
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SJA so your telling me a rifle with a rifled barrel will shoot a projectile at a higher velocity than that same rifle with a smooth bore?i need to study ballistics?I think you need to study physics bud lol

Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7367696
09/29/21 09:49 PM
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https://www.fowlersmakeryandmischief.com/shop-t-shirts-autographed-pictures-fowler-alone

This guy has some good I tub videos of him shooting and hunting with a sling shot.

He used flat bands and can light a match by shooting it. The man is accurate.

My boys watched his channel for a while.

Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7368352
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thank you.

Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Providence Farm] #7369378
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Originally Posted by Providence Farm
https://www.fowlersmakeryandmischief.com/shop-t-shirts-autographed-pictures-fowler-alone

This guy has some good I tub videos of him shooting and hunting with a sling shot.

He used flat bands and can light a match by shooting it. The man is accurate.

My boys watched his channel for a while.



His instructional video's is what got me reinterested in trying to get serious about it.


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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Blaine County] #7369419
10/02/21 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Blaine County
I still have my old wrist rocket too. I have bought the new models for my sons. They work great.

I got mine taken away at age 15 for shooting a town bully with mine- using Crab apples.


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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7369496
10/02/21 08:24 AM
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So what's the difference between a slingshot and a flip?


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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7369506
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A flip is a slang synonym for slingshot that I have not heard in quite a while.

I suspect it is a regional thing.


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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7369508
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If, at age 15 someone had taken away my slingshot; I would have a built a replacement within the day.


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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: T-Rex] #7369512
10/02/21 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by T-Rex
If, at age 15 someone had taken away my slingshot; I would have a built a replacement within the day.

Oh I bought a New Wristrocket the next day.


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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7369585
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I loved my wrist rockets. My boys have killed pigeon and other birds with theirs. I admit I'm interested in trying out the flat band one and actually learning proper technique.

Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7369586
10/02/21 11:11 AM
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Proper technique? Start shooting. You’ll figure out what works. I thought every kid in America had made inner tube band slingshots till store bought could be procured.


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Re: Slingshot ?? [Re: Dillrod] #7369596
10/02/21 11:21 AM
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Just ordered a couple off Simple Shot.
I'm a $100 bucks into it now.
I did pick up a flat band from E-Bay just to try.
I'm down at the lake learning technique and anchor points.
Ore pellets and Lilly pad targets..
Trying to lock in my muscle memory.

Will start beer can assassination's, as soon as the Hunter style sling shots arrive.
I love to learn new stuff.

Last edited by Dillrod; 10/06/21 08:42 AM. Reason: wording

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