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Ray Mears slinging
Dec 22nd, 2016 at 5:46pm
 
I did a search to make sure this wasn't posted before, so, if it was, my apologies. Ray Mears did a series about the U.S. two years and lo and behold a sling pops up. His technique needs some practice and it's funny to see that he tied a second finger loop to shorten the sling. It looks to be made out of genuine Braintan. The segment of the slinging starts at 31:46, but the background story starts at 29:46.
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Reply #1 - Dec 24th, 2016 at 4:55pm
 

Great sling, very accurate to ones I have seen in US museum collections online. The diamond holes make the pouch fold easily across the widest point. The cords have a slit cut in their end and loop through the pouch and back through themselves.
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Reply #2 - Dec 25th, 2016 at 7:34am
 
Prerty cool
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Reply #3 - Dec 25th, 2016 at 11:55am
 
Why does he keep referring to a sling as a slingshot?  Is that British terminology, such as some of the older people around where I live referring to a slingshot as a "flip"?
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Reply #4 - Dec 26th, 2016 at 9:24am
 
because he doesn't really know anything about slings.
Pretty much everyone seesm to start out calling them slingshots - until you correct them Smiley

The chap with him was clearly not convinced lol
It does seem unlikely that at that stage slings were still used.
Shame really, they could have done some real damage with slings and grenades.
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Reply #5 - Dec 26th, 2016 at 8:55pm
 
Nothing British about calling it a slingshot I'm afraid... too many people on this side of the pond call it a slingshot as well.
I'm happy to correct them. Cool
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