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Slingshots.....Pocket Shot

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posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 03:02 PM
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Always been a big fan of slingshots solely because you never run out of ammo and you can take small game and with the right ball could kill a human. Of course the band will break down and need replacing over time, but they are cheap and could be bought in bulk.

So I was perusing the webs and came upon this neat little concept. It can shoot arrows as well.

I may have to get one and some of the different pouches to check out.

It is called a Pocket Shot

www.thepocketshot.com...

Video is super cheesy but you get the idea...





posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 03:51 PM
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I looked at a few reviews on it, one of the two was very negative saying it does not pack much of a punch for hunting. For that price you can buy a decent pellet rifle. The arrow in this unit might be all right for a bunny, but I would rather use a gun because a gun is accurate farther. It looks impressive at first, but I don't think I would be interested.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

I'm big into slingshots too.

I bought one of these but I haven't gone shooting with it yet.

Slingshots are way cooler than guns IMO.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 04:46 PM
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You can also spend time getting over the learning curve for a traditional sling versus the wrist rocket. An equally viable choice and less prone to breaking down and easier to fabricate in the bush if it does.

Just an option/opinion to consider.



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Looks like someone has commercialized the old condom/bottle trick some of the feral youth were doing a few years back-they would get a bottle and cut/break the bottom off,then tie the ring end of a condom around the thread,feed it back through the bottle,and use it to shoot ball bearings at people..thankfully it didn't last and now they are all doing spice and pretending to be extras from the walking dead instead.

I have a wrist rocket slingshot,and a while back I modded it with super power bands and a whisker biscuit(from a bow).
That lets you shoot arrows pretty damn accurately,and you can flip the whisker biscuit down and still use it as a regular slingshot.
Pretty good fun I had with that-I am not a hunter,but the accuracy and power would certainly be enough for at least small to medium game I think(my upgraded powerbands read 50lb of draw weight on the scales).
Search youtube for "slingbow"-there are a few different versions out there.


edit on 4/12/2018 by Silcone Synapse because: extra letters added



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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Can also be used as contraceptive device outer or inny. Just do it in there and shoot !



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: [post=24009684]Vasa Croe[/post

Cool, we used to make these as kids,

A length of plastic electricians conduit (2 ft)
A hose clamp
Rubber gloves.

Just cut a finger off the glove, slide the open end of the finger just over the end of the conduit, then slide the hose clamp ovee the finger onto the conduit and tighten the clamp...

Fishing sinkers work best πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 05:52 PM
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a reply to: Silcone Synapse

Are the power bands flats or tubes?



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 08:09 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

I have one in my bug out bag, and will be adding another to the bag soon to act as a pocket fishing aid. It does have a couple small drawbacks, but the size, power, and ability to hold ammo in it is top notch.

The survival tool I am building out of the second one will goes as such:

* The perimeter of the pocket shot allows for a nice spool of fishing string to be wrapped around it.
* You can actually screw two pocket shots together... allowing for quick attachment of the spool of string.
* I will store and shoot lures out of the pocket shot as any ammo is shot from it.
* I plan to mount the pistol grip to the back pocket shot & hand reel the string in if and when a food source strikes.

The rubber of the pouches are surpisingly thick and leaves me with little worry about possible hook damage upon release.

Be sure to not let the pouch snap onto one of your fingers upon release... it's a bite that left my finger throbbing for 3 hours.

I haven't played around with the arrows or arrow pouches though...



posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 09:05 PM
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I have a sling bow from a company in New Jersey, I like it variety of draw power reasonable price and if memory serves its a vet owned family business which is a bonus for me.



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 04:21 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

if you are going " beyond " a bog std simple catapult

i would say - jump straight to a small lwt crossbow



posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 09:35 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Those were the good old days....




posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 10:58 PM
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I take my kids hunting in the woods behind the house. I take my bow, with small game "judo" points; I'm always practicing for the next deer season.

Older kids use pellet rifles; younger ones use bows or slingshots.

It's fun to have a "drive" through the woods. We go out every couple of weeks and exercise our "pot luck".

I think the eye/hand coordination from slingshot carries over to the bow. And the little kids get experience about bringing down game. One of my elementary-age ones got his first squirrel last week. He was sure that was the best tasting Brunswick stew he'd ever had.

EDIT TO ADD:
the young Hawkeye was using a slingshot identical to olaru's picture. I cut the end off a board and ran it through the jigsaw; I eye-balled the shape of the "Y" on the fly. His bands were old bicycle inner tube strips. and the "pocket" was the leather name-tag off a pair of my old blue jeans. Got him a big red squirrel, the biggest we've seen.
edit on 3-1-2019 by Graysen because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 22 2019 @ 12:44 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe
What the hell. Sounds like a good concept, but not sure I would buy something Ken Shamrock came up with.

I seen a picture of it, and was like what the hell? Is that Ken Shamrocks roided ass on there? Must be a mistake, or he should sue this company for using his image on there package. But then came to find out its his product.

As a sling shot it looks good, but dont know about the whole shooting arrows with you slingshot thing. Any decent weight arrow, you would not have enough kinetic energy behind it, and it does not look very accurate at all. It would be almost pointless to use it for then other then that it would just be a fun toy to toy around with. But if you want to shoot arrows get a bow even an old fashion string and stick bow would be better then that.

But as a slingshot, it looks decent.



posted on Apr, 23 2019 @ 10:46 PM
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a reply to: galadofwarthethird

I shoot my arrows from a bow; but as far as I know the kinetic energy would not be a problem for rabbits & squirrels. The big problem I have with small game is that I use a 45 lb. traditional bow; and I don't want to change bows when I'm practicing for deer.

Using a 45 lb bow on a rabbit or squirrel will pass right through the animal, and quadrupeds can actually survive and escape a massive arrow. I have to use "judo" points or other trident shaped small game heads, to transfer the kinetic energy to the target.

The sling bow, with less energy to transfer in the first place, probably gets rodents and frogs a lot better than a game point or practice point.

I also use a spent .30 cartridge, butt-first, affixed to the head of the arrow. Not as deadly as a small game point, but in the right direction.



posted on Apr, 23 2019 @ 11:45 PM
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a reply to: Graysen
I generaly use my 80 pound compound bow for everything, and have been using the same arrows for awhile now years and years, Victory VAP 250 spine. But I dont shoot at anything but targets, and would not shoot at anything smaller then a good size buck, preferably full grown elk would do, anything I would hit, it would be a pass-through short of hitting bone dead on, and even then depending on the arrowhead, it would still crush right through bone.

But anyways, I only shoot for fun. But! Went hunting last summer. Just ended up just going for a walk in the woods with my bow. Ended up being a bit of a field trip, which I was fine with anyways.

In fact wasn't even woods, more like jungle, some places I drove to, I would need a machete and a chainsaw and preferably a bulldozer to clear a path, just so I can get 20 feet ahead. I went to this one area some dudes I sometimes see at the range told me about, So I thought I would check it out on my little field trip, but latter when I got back and talked to them about it, turn out they don't even hunt in WA state only once in a while because of that reason, you cant get 10 feet without a machete and hours of clearing bush, but once in a while if they wait around long enough they get something.

But anyways I dont subscribe to the whole use a different weight arrow or a lower poundage bow depending on the situation as even a little change in anything would change were your arrow goes by a lot. I think whatever you use, you got to stick to it. And the only way I would not get a passthorugh on something as small as a racoon or squirrel is if I shot it past 150 yards.

Really If I shot at a rabbit with that thing, it would scewer it into the ground or whatever is behind it, if it did not get a clear passthrough. But like I said I mostly use my bow for fun and not much else, If I need to I will, but dont really need to.



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 12:31 AM
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originally posted by: galadofwarthethird
a reply to: Graysen

But anyways I dont subscribe to the whole use a different weight arrow or a lower poundage bow depending on the situation as even a little change in anything would change were your arrow goes by a lot. I think whatever you use, you got to stick to it. And the only way I would not get a passthorugh on something as small as a racoon or squirrel is if I shot it past 150 yards.




I agree with that entirely. I only shoot with the one bow; though I am making a second. I've only used one bow at a time up to this point. (my previous bow shattered while I was hunting in 10F/snow for elk. Im sure it was the cold). I've got one weight of arrow, one headweight, etc. So when I change to small game points, they are 200wt. just like my broad heads for buck & elk. rather than pin a rabbit to a tree alive and in pain, the small game point always knocks it unconscious, so its more ethical for me.

My style of hunting is spot & stalk, of course since I use traditional bow and homemade string. So all my shots are under 20 yards.

The best practice for deer season is to hunt rabbit, because they bound away just like deer, turning on a dime.

I originally hunted with a rifle only. But I got to the place where my sons and I were creeping within 40 yards to get a shot at a favorite watering hole. One of the boys said if I could get to within 40, I could probably crawl up to 20. And where I hunt, bowhunting is almost unheard of; so I have the woods for the season to myself....



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 12:33 AM
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we have stray dogs that frighten my kids (and rightly so). A slingshot is much better "in a crisis" than a pellet gun that you have to pump. and the kids can use a less than lethal pebble or pinecone or something. The dog still leaves just as fast.



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 12:33 AM
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oops, echo post

edit on 24-4-2019 by Graysen because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 24 2019 @ 05:17 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe


That's a pretty neat take on a catapult. I like it


That said, looks more for fun that hunting to me, I wouldn't even trust one on a rabbit. Too much chance of just hurting them and leaving them to suffer.



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