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can i post here about slingshot hunting
« on: March 26, 2009, 11:07:01 AM »
or is this just for Big slingshots?
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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 01:01:03 PM »
I bought a slingshot about a month ago.
The idea was to hunt small game with it (squirrels, rabbits)
So much for that... I can't hit a thing with it :D


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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 03:38:38 PM »
I wish I was as good as this guy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieWrWLjii0

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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 04:21:03 PM »
Get used to shooting with white marbles. You can really see them fly and your brain will learn where the marble goes. Take a relaxed approach to your aiming instead of concentrating on it. Yet make sure you hold the pouch at the same place by your chin every time. I like to put the knuckle of my thumb in the corner of my mouth. You will get good quick. Have fun :D
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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 05:14:52 PM »
or is this just for Big slingshots?

Sure why not no one else much is posting here. I reckon a slingshot is a slingshot. We can do like they do on TV and differentiate them by "high caliber" and "low caliber" I guess. By the way what the hell is a "high caliber" anyway?


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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 05:31:07 AM »
I wish I was as good as this guy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieWrWLjii0

Rufus passed on about 4 years ago...I knew him, have a few of his slingshots...He grew up when times were tight...Might have to go back to slingshots if things keep on...

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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 07:12:48 AM »
can't hurt to develop the skill either way. He seemed like quite a character.

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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2009, 11:47:09 AM »
ok, when i go hunting again with it i was post.
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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2009, 03:31:27 PM »
Spanky,
Go get a bag of MM peanuts for practice in the back yard.
They will still break a window.  And if you get boared you can eat your ammo.

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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2009, 04:24:05 PM »
When i was a kid, we used plums, both ripe and green for ammo. Worked great, 1000's available. The ripe ones exploded on impact. The green ones hurt at close range, Kinda like paintball.

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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2009, 03:18:54 AM »
Spanky,
Go get a bag of MM peanuts for practice in the back yard.
They will still break a window.  And if you get boared you can eat your ammo.



LOL... I never thought of that ;D
I wouldn't be able to get much practice in with edible ammo. ;) :D



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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2009, 08:15:33 AM »
ok, when i go hunting again with it i was post.
Just remember to take pictures...

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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2010, 05:17:40 PM »
I recently bought a slingshot from chief AJ, it's similar to the old whamo slingshots. As kids we got purity good with them. Of course we lived with them. My family put in a 120 foot drive covered with small rock. I picked up a pocket full every day to shoot.
Your right about the marbles though that's what chief AJ recommends and used some as a kid but they were too expensive for me back then.

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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2010, 10:12:46 AM »
When i 1st got my slingshot and i used to use it a lot more then now(it was my varmint weapon for some years) i used to be able to shoot a 25cent coin out of the air. I was real good but i have not picked it up for some years now.

I used to use 38cal steel, rocks(from the train tracks) , 30-50cal blackpowder balls, 44mag SWC bullets, and dollar store mables.

i hunted and killed everthing from mice to once a beaver, all clean kills to. I started with a Marksman Pack-A-Long Model 3040  and then move up to the Laserhawk Adjustable Slingshot 3061. I also have a Trumark Wrist-Braced slingshot WS-1 and FS-1 Folding  but marksmans are my hunting rigs.  Once you get a gun you kind of forget about slingshots :'(
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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2010, 04:45:20 AM »
I recently bought a slingshot from chief AJ, it's similar to the old whamo slingshots. As kids we got purity good with them. Of course we lived with them. My family put in a 120 foot drive covered with small rock. I picked up a pocket full every day to shoot.
Your right about the marbles though that's what chief AJ recommends and used some as a kid but they were too expensive for me back then.

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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2010, 08:26:26 AM »
I have a Trumark Wrist-Braced slingshot WS-1 and FS-1 Folding that I use to use a lot, not as much any more my ammo is getting low. I use the ball bearings from the motor bearings we replace where I worked, had a never ending supply until I retired  ;D they were 7/16" and deadly, it would go through both sides of an empty soda can or  explode a full one almost as bad as a 22 would. Thinking about it makes me want to get it out and kill a couple soda cans  ;D
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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2010, 10:12:48 AM »
Been years since I thought about slingshots (great memories) ... Use to have an old Wrist Rocket I think it was called. Deadly if I hit what I was aiming at ... Soda bottles old 45 records etc.. Never seriously hunted with one , but  now giving it more thought a sling shot would definitely make a great addition to stuff into a survival backpack (even more so if the Ammo were M&M's as previously suggested. !!!!!!)
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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2011, 02:42:50 PM »
Tapwater, yes the same chief AJ. He does a lot with rifles, bb guns, bows, slingshots. He's quite a character & showman.

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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2012, 06:21:09 PM »
i hope more folks do read and post slingshot
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Re: can i post here about slingshot hunting
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2019, 05:31:44 AM »
Let's bring this one back up and see if folks might want to talk more about it.


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