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May 9th, 2020 at 2:55pm
 
I finished up some slingshot forks from dead wood today. I left them both pretty natural. The smaller is really quite rotten and dried out but still has a strong core luckily. The larger is very solid and will make a great slingshot for heavy bands. I think I enjoy making slingshots more than I do actually using them Cheesy
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Reply #1 - May 9th, 2020 at 4:48pm
 
LOL, I like making them too. Have about a dozen natural and oak board y forks. Like shooting, but my bands finally broke. The bands I treated lasted a few years. The others didn't last very long.

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Reply #2 - May 10th, 2020 at 3:31am
 
Nice! I still have some slingshots with bands around and the last time I checked the bands were still ok, but I haven't actually shot them in years at this point. I feel it's easier to get away with using a sling than a slingshot in my practice areas. Slingshots ricochet too much for my liking. If I was further away from walkers I would feel happier about using them.
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Reply #3 - May 11th, 2020 at 11:11am
 
Aren't the forks on the big one a bit thick kick ?
ie: there is very little room between them for the pouch and missile to pass through.

Might be an idea to make the 'V' deeper perhaps.

Got an old black widow with wrist support around somewhere - pretty good fun if you use .75 calibre paint balls with it.

Does need a proper cupped pouch with a back tab though. Quite easy to pop the paintballs when you squeeze the pouch while pulling Smiley
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Reply #4 - May 11th, 2020 at 3:30pm
 
With the right technique, you don't have to have a fork at all. I have no idea why they're called this, but "pickle fork" slingshots have basically no fork at all:

https://www.google.com/search?q=pickle+fork+slingshot&oq=pickle+fork+&aqs=chrome...
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Reply #5 - May 11th, 2020 at 10:31pm
 
Me like a slingshot.
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Reply #9 - May 11th, 2020 at 11:38pm
 
I need more practice! nice shooting  Thumbs Up
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