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Reply #15 - Nov 9th, 2011 at 1:45pm
 
Sorry to be THAT girl, but if it will be on the front page:

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However, before the advent of more advanced bows (and crossbows), the sling was the premier long-range weapon of
it's
day, and saw action in almost every major military engagement from the dawn of civilization until the fall of the Byzantine empire.


Should be "its".
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Reply #16 - Nov 9th, 2011 at 4:49pm
 
Chris,

 I think it would be better for all concerned if you added the pic of good ol' Uncle Sam with the title page and superimposed your own face on it.  Second, I think you should start a membership drive for more than one girl on this site so we don't have to look at those Balearic guys in skirts anymore.  As a matter of fact, I can provide a pink paracord sling as an incentive.  Save the slings!    
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Reply #17 - Nov 9th, 2011 at 4:56pm
 
Guys,

This old thread only came to the top because some ***** posted scam which has now been removed. Note it was commenced in 2004. Nice pick up about the it's v its. Almost noboby gets that right these days Wink

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Reply #18 - Nov 9th, 2011 at 4:59pm
 
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Reply #19 - Nov 9th, 2011 at 5:07pm
 
Right on , Aussie. And it's a problem that's already been spotted and fixed, but keen eye none the less.
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There are many historical sources which describe the sling's extraordinary performance characteristics. Its main competitor, the bow, had both a shorter range and slower rate of fire. Additionally, dozens of historical sources note the remarkable accuracy of a sling in trained hands. Although use of the weapon diminished after the fall of the Roman Empire, the weapon’s supremacy as the premier, personal, long-range weapon was not supplanted until the 15th century. Ultimately, changes in society, technology and military tactics rendered the sling ineffective in large-scale, organized warfare. The sling continues to be used in various smaller conflicts and by enthusiasts to this day.
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Reply #20 - Nov 9th, 2011 at 5:13pm
 
My wife is a former English and a stickler for correct apostrophe use.
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Reply #21 - Nov 9th, 2011 at 6:41pm
 
some other spammer was just here too, the ugg boots guy. we seriously need to do something about that.
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Reply #22 - Nov 10th, 2011 at 7:40am
 
Sandbumoen wrote on May 12th, 2004 at 4:47pm:
Techstuff measured 206 MPH (321 KPH) with one of his special slings, and I believe the length was less than 4 feet.  With a 8 foot, low-profile sling, I think 300 MPH is quite possible.  I am willing to reduce it to 250 MPH to make it more conservative.

In which case, 200 MPH is the figure we should be using.

As for the text as a whole, the first sentence is clunky for a few reasons, not the least of them the use of perhaps twice.
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Reply #23 - Nov 10th, 2011 at 8:27am
 
picky schmicky.

When the spam slows down we can sort out that kind of thing Smiley
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