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#1 Mongojoe

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 09:44 AM

I just ran across this at another forum and found it interesting, and I know that there used to be a few people here who hunted with slingshots, so I thought I'd pass it along....
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Slingshots, slingshot ammo, and slingshot supplies, cannot be shipped to the following states, counties or cities:

Delaware: Dover & Wilmington
Florida: St. Augustine
Illinois: Evergreen Park
New Jersey
New York: Only wrist-braced slingshots are illegal.
Massachusetts
Minnesota: Duluth
Rhode Island
South Carolina: Charleston
Tennessee: Knoxville & Johnson City
Utah: Salt Lake County
Virginia: Falls Church

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:54 AM

i have a slingshot and i shoot blackbirds and starling but i dont truly hunt with them

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:23 AM

I have one I occasionally shoot in the back yard...but I haven't actually hunted with one to speak of since I was a kid...but that's been a half century ago, and we made the sling shots ourselves back then.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:16 PM

View PostMongojoe, on Aug 20 2008, 09:54 AM, said:

I have one I occasionally shoot in the back yard...but I haven't actually hunted with one to speak of since I was a kid...but that's been a half century ago, and we made the sling shots ourselves back then.

Sometimes the things they make illegal baffle me....

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:55 AM

At least England with all the restrictions they have let you hunt with them, with or without a brace. I think every thing else is banded or it seems like it

Take Care Vic...

Sorry about other posts

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:53 AM

Here in Pa you can not hunt with sling shots, pellet guns, rocks, bricks, or a stick.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:40 PM

It sucks they are illegal in some places. Hard to beat a slingshot.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:26 PM

Zenki what do you use for slingshot ammo???

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:07 PM

View Postoutdoorsman2393, on Aug 21 2008, 10:57 PM, said:

Zenki what do you use for slingshot ammo???
I didnt shoot those, but they were taken with marbles. all head shots.

The best slingshot ammo out there in my opinion is .440 lead balls for .45cal muzzleloaders. the .440's cut through the air well and pack one hell of a punch. A body shot with a .440 will take a rabbit or squirrel. A head shot will easily kill a racoon.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 01:12 PM

Thanks Zenki. Here's another question for ya. Do you have pictures of game you've taken with a blowgun or slingshot.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 06:29 PM

View Postoutdoorsman2393, on Aug 22 2008, 02:43 PM, said:

Thanks Zenki. Here's another question for ya. Do you have pictures of game you've taken with a blowgun or slingshot.

I'll dig some up for ya! Give me a reason to finally use my scanner hahaha.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 09:23 PM

Blow guns and sling shots, now thats gotta be quite the challenge!!!

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 08:43 PM

blowguns aren't to badd niether are slingshot it just takes a minute or two (more like a day or two) to get used to them.

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:01 PM

I was wondering were online I could buy a blowgun. In my town we are allowed to hunt with slingshots and blowguns but I cant find a blowgun to use. Our local stores do not carry them because there just isnt the demand. I could also look into building one if it comes to that, but I would just prefer to buy one.

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 08:31 PM

Here some links you may find interesting or useful... There are also some links on how to make your own blowgun, and how to make various kinds of darts for target practice, up to small game hunting......


http://www.blowgunsnw.com/

http://billstclair.com/DoingFreedom/gen/03...t.blowguns.html

http://www.archeryexchange.com/shopdisplay...Yes&sppp=50

https://www.personal...com/blowgun.htm

http://www.slingshotsusa.com/advanced_sear...aa78134728056e3

http://www.geocities.../blowgunhunter/

http://www.primitive...s.com/home.html

http://www.polar-ele...arts/index.html

http://www.ionet.net/~dtracy/id8.html

http://www.geocities...owgun/darts.htm

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 10:52 AM

A lot of people don't believe it, but blow guns and sling shots can kill a man if the shooter is good with them. I was good with a slingshot as a kid but got into guns and had forgotten them until now.
Never tried a blow gun but if you stop and think about it, there were a lot of people in Africa that got there every day meals with them just a short while back. Probably still do.
That looks like some great shooting Zinki. You must pratice a lot or is it just a natuaral with you. It used to be with me. Years ago. I used to kill the black birds in mama's garden all the time. She would say, Dennis, get your sling shot. Daddy brought ball bearings home from the mill for me to shoot. He would come in with a pocket full, which I know was stealing, but I figure he earned it. He gave his life to that company and died before his first retirement check ever came.

Maybe we all should start playing like kids again.

Dennis

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:07 PM

I have a slingshot, in fact I just put some new daisy bands on it yesterday, and I live in florida and they sell just fine down here I know that N.Y. is real strict about them no lasers on 'em, no wrist braces, can't shoot over a road, ect...
There is a suprising skill that comes to shooting a sling shot. Youv'e kinda got to get a feel for it. Iv'e had one for almost 2 or 3 yrs now and i'm acurate with a foot. I shoot 3/8" steel balls or just some plain wlamart marbles for targets. Iv'e tried the whole dozen bb's in the pouch to resemble bird shot but it gets real inaccurate fast. Since I live in forida the terrain is Ideal. I like to hunt around in real loose sugar sand so If I miss The varmint doesnt always know it like if I was using a gun or even a bow. Good Luck!!! :ball: Posted Image

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 08:15 AM

Dingo, did you buy your band locally or online? Does any one know where you can get them online?
And would the bands the nurses use to check blood pressure work?
I can make the sling shot, custom fit handle and wrist brass and all but since seeing this thread I have been wondering about the bands.
My left hand is messed up pretty bad so I would have to make it to fit really good so I could use it. The wrist brase would probably need to reach close to my elboe plus I would have to shoot side ways.
Any thoughts about that???
I already have some pieces of 1/4" up to 7/16" rod in 1/16" steps. Of course it isn't chrome plated.
Looking at the pictures it looks like they use 5/16" or 3/8" rod. Am I close.
Ya'll have done went and got me wanting to make some sling shots again.
Thanks for any help and Merry Christmas.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 09:09 AM

Here are a few places you might try.....

http://www.slingshot...ex.php?cPath=27

http://www.keepshoot...ts/accessories/

http://www.slingshot...ts.php?cat=1823

http://www.archeryexchange.com/shopdisplay...Yes&sppp=50

Now, I don't know if those "blood pressure bands" would work or not....but I just bought some size 107 rubber bands the other day for something else...and looking at them, they should work pretty good for a sling shot...of course they are flat, and would need to be tied on, like the sling shots we used to make when we were kids.... but STAPLES, or any office supply store should have the #107 rubber bands.

........and Merry Christmas right back to you.

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Posted 22 December 2008 - 12:43 PM

Now, as far as slingshots go... this fella here is might near as good as I am...LOL...

http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=9ieWrWLjii0

And by the way, just to toss this in...those look like the #107 rubber bands on his slingshot that I mentioned in the above post.





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