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Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
16g slingshot - carrotopault on 05/26/2012 05:20:58 MDT Print View

Something silly that you guys might like.

slingshot 1

Some more info here:

http://hiking26.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/16g-slingshot-carrotopault.html

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: 16g slingshot - carrotopault on 05/26/2012 09:39:17 MDT Print View

Clever.

Could be used to shoot a light line over a high branch to then haul up a heavier food hang cord.

Also, an irritating piece of carrot in the eye of a charging grizzly might pause him just long enough for one to say "oh sh--"

Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
16g slingshot on 05/26/2012 11:48:54 MDT Print View

The problem with the sling shot design is the top of each forks are not curve back so you don't get elastic tubing tears. I have few sling shots their pretty lethal for quail and squirrel hunting.

One that easy to make similar to that one in the picture above is a modified Daisy sling shot from Walmart. You unscrew the handle and take it off and then wrap it in para cord. It's small foot print is fun to shoot. You can see picture on the Daisy mod both sites in sling shot modifications .

Terry

Here a few forums to check out on sling shots and designs.
http://slingshotforum.com/
http://talk.slingshots.com/forums/index.php

Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
re: on 05/28/2012 01:01:33 MDT Print View

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the suggestions. I hadn't even thought that it could be used for something useful. Would feel pretty Macguiver (I don't think that is even how you spell it?) rescuing someone with a bit of cord attached to a carrot. Also, could be good to keep the drop bears at bay!

Also, I was amazed to see a forum dedicated entirely to slingshots! I guess that is what most people say about BPL though "only for light weight hiking!"