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Re: Primitive Slingshot
Reply #15 - Jun 25th, 2021 at 10:23am
 
Morphy wrote on Jun 25th, 2021 at 9:07am:
Is it harder to hold and shoot the pellet bow because its wanting to twist in your grip?

Yup.

I think, at least.

My first pellet bow (flatbow) consistently shot to the right of where I intended. Until I trained to shoot on target. However, my next pellet bow (longbow) shot to the left, until I trained, which is contrary to what I expected. At least part of how I fixed this was holding VERY tight on the handle when drawing the pouch back.
We gotta get some engineer on this case. I guess there is a scientific answer to whether a bow frame held at an angle actually will function like a slingshot and shoot dead on target.
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Reply #16 - Jun 25th, 2021 at 3:11pm
 
Ok. Yea thats always been my main concern on pellet bows. That and shooting my hand of course. Yet they do work quite well.

So thats the problem to focus on then... Good.
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Reply #17 - Oct 13th, 2021 at 12:58pm
 
Now that was unexpected...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgep-wQaJPs

Apparently you CAN make a slingshot with all natural rubber.
Not sure what he does around the last quarter of the video but methinks he twists string or another piece of rubber around the bands.

Impressive. THAT has got to be a first.

edit: dummy me. he twists thin strands of rubber that naturally oozes of of the tree around the bands
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Reply #18 - Oct 13th, 2021 at 3:29pm
 
Wow!! Thats amazing. I wonder how powerful it is? Surely enough to kill birds.
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Reply #19 - Oct 13th, 2021 at 4:12pm
 
I hope so  Grin
Time to acquire a rubber tree for the coming global solar flares frying all of electronics.
Doesn't look look like it has a very long power stroke though. Wonder how it compares to a "modern" slingshot.
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Reply #20 - Oct 14th, 2021 at 8:36am
 
Long build, but that was impressive.  I like the design a lot.  It appeared to have more power than I would have expected.  Agree with Morphy.  Definitely enough for a bird.  Likely other small game too.
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Reply #21 - Oct 14th, 2021 at 12:37pm
 
That's a lot more stretch and power than I thought you could get from nature. Cool stuff!
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