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posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 05:10 AM
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slingbow.com...

Has anyone ever seen or tried these?

I'm trying to think of something to add to my bug out bag to help supplement meat etc.. And no guns in germany so have to find an alternative.




posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 05:21 AM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

Never seen one although I have heard of them before.

So it shoots an arrow, but not very fast, so it will no good for big game.
It does specifically state small game and fish, so that's fair. However the arrows don't seem to be able have a line attached to them, so it will be limited to small game and stream fishing.

Personally I would take a normal sling shot shooting 3/8in steel shot for small game as it has a faster velocity and small game is often moving. Fish in streams can easily be taken with rocks (found this out very early on, like 6 years old)

I don't think it's worth it as a survival tool despite it being pretty cool.



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posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 05:22 AM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

I have one and they are pretty fun.
Not as powerful as my crossbow obviously but fun nonetheless.
Well worth the $50.00


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posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 05:50 AM
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However the arrows don't seem to be able have a line attached to them, so it will be limited to small game and stream fishing.


It's easy enough to attach a line to any arrow, just tie a piece of fishing line around the top of the arrow shaft, then run it down along the shaft and tie it around the bottom part of the shaft. You can then hook a line to it and it will be able to slide along the length of the shaft, so it doesn't get in the way when you pull back on the (sling)bow.
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posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 05:56 AM
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Nevermind

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posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 06:02 AM
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No it wouldn't. The fishing line along the shaft does hardly protrude if done right, and the line that is attached to that line hangs near the tip of the arrow when pulled back so it doesn't come into contact with arrow rest/guide/whisker bisket. When you fire it slides back to the bottom of the arrow shaft.

It works. I used this technique myself with a self made slingbow using a whisker bisket.



posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 06:21 AM
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a reply to: DrChinstrap

This is the exact one I have and there is a fishing attachment.



Check some of his other videos...he goes after big game.

Actually,mine is the new version,not that one.
I can't find the video right now.


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posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 06:23 AM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

I think having a slingshot in your BOB is a good idea anyway, wether you shoot arrows or bearings or even rocks with it.



posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 06:25 AM
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a reply to: DrumsRfun

Yep, Dave was the inspiration for making mine.



posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 06:32 AM
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Another name for a catapult, slingshot is the weapon of choice when David went up against Goliath, I just don't get why those names keep being mixed up, catapults are elastic powered, sling shots are arm powered.



posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: pikestaff

Isn't that just called a sling?



posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 08:45 AM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

I seen this last week .
ETA I see Drumsrfun beet me to it ..cool idea and would work .
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posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 09:10 AM
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Sling bows are an easy and cheap way to include in your Bug out bag, or whatever. I have a few sling shots, and turned one sling shot into a sling bow. It works relatively well, and is small enough to keep in your bug out bag, without adding much weight. It will only be useful for small game and fish. If your going to make one, make sure to add some kind of line of sight for accuracy.



posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 09:15 AM
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If your going to make one, make sure to add some kind of line of sight for accuracy.


Yes, you can use a tie rip with marks on it. Strap it to the frame where the rubber is attached, if you hold it sideways it should point upwards and you can use the marks for picking your angle. For bigger distances you can attach one to the other side of the frame pointing down.



posted on Feb, 26 2015 @ 10:24 AM
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Thanks for the replies...

Think I will look into it deeper and using just steel shot as well as arrows if I get proficient enough.



posted on Mar, 22 2015 @ 04:07 AM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
slingbow.com...

Has anyone ever seen or tried these?

I'm trying to think of something to add to my bug out bag to help supplement meat etc.. And no guns in germany so have to find an alternative.


Another alternative is The Folding Bow from Primal Gear Unlimited, do a Google Search on it. Here is a video - youtu.be...



posted on Mar, 22 2015 @ 05:49 AM
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a reply to: Normallysane

Yeah, that seems kinda cool until you realise that most of the bow (and therefore the weight, space and expense) is a complete waste as only the limbs outside of the central storage unit are doing any work.

You would be far better off with a shortbow or a take-down.

It's just a bow for gearheads who want to waste money.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 02:09 AM
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originally posted by: skalla
a reply to: Normallysane

Yeah, that seems kinda cool until you realise that most of the bow (and therefore the weight, space and expense) is a complete waste as only the limbs outside of the central storage unit are doing any work.

You would be far better off with a shortbow or a take-down.

It's just a bow for gearheads who want to waste money.



Nice point! True, you can always acquire new skills by making bow yourself and it will be dirt cheap to get only bowstrings. By learning from couple of videos online one could get new survival skill. Heck one can even throw stick or stones if practised.


Back on topic, a crossbow is far better alternative to bow then slingshots, some crossbows are available really cheap if price was main priority.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 02:33 AM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

Try some glass marbles, they're round with a consistent density and very accurate. Plus you can get a bag of 200 for a few bucks.
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posted on Apr, 13 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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Just got my slingbow in, I purchased it from slingbow industries.

I purchased the slingbow highlander x, figured see if I can hit dirt with a slingshot before trying the additional difficulty with an arrow.

If your like me and not the best at making your own stuff, the cost was 36.95 including flat rate shipping.

I hope to get to an archery range this weekend so I can put it through its paces.

Initial impression is well made, but till it sees extensive use I won't really know how well made.

It comes with 20 metal shot..

The thing that impressed me the most so far is the service, I contacted them first because I live in germany and wanted to make sure they ship to an apo box. I had an answer within a couple hours, it took about 3 weeks from order to receiving it in germany (amazon has been much worse).

From my interactions they strike me as very military friendly, and more importantly to me made in America as far as I can tell. (not meant as an insult to other countries just prefer to support my countrymen first if I can)



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