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#1 jskeen

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:12 PM


Took my lunch hour in the woods across the street today, Walked about 1.5 miles round trip down to the lake and back, Shot and just about anything that caught my fancy, and went through almost a whole box of ammo, but at 99 cents per.... WHO CARES! it's nice to have really cheap ammo for a change. I'm not sure if I shot more of them than I ate or not, which is a new question to have to ponder, but again, WHO CARES! I got a half dozen more boxes back in the office.

Seriously, They are pretty light for ammo, so I wouldn't want to go shooting fastbands or express doubles with them. But I was surprised at just how well they did shoot. very little hooking or slicing (unlike my golf balls) and if you hit something hard enough, a nice little puff of powder to mark the impact. High visibility in flight too.

I like the new pouch for the really light weight ammo, it feeds them out a couple at a time, and the thong and bone loop in back holds them securely if tucked under a belt.

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#2 Hrawk

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:39 PM

Mmmm tasty!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:41 PM

I just made a shooter that looks almost identical to that one. Top slots ,shape color ,grain and size.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:31 PM

Sounds like a great lunch break. Love those top slots.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:13 PM

Looks like a nice handful. A small stump even.
How do you sand the top slots? I assume you used a saw to cut them... And can it be shot both left and right handed without a change?

Edited by capnjoe, 07 August 2012 - 12:17 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:29 AM

good idea might get me some gobstoppers

#7 jskeen

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:10 AM

Looks like a nice handful. A small stump even.
How do you sand the top slots? I assume you uses a saw to cut them... And can it be shot both left and right handed without a change?


That particular fork is pretty much left hold only because it has a bit of a propeller twist to the forks and the handle contours were cut in to position the thumb and first index knuckle of a hand the size of mine in a specific position. It is one that I cut, then didn't finish for a long time, it was just too funny looking to seem like a good investment in time. But everytime I picked it up, it wanted to fall into a specific position in hand and I could see the fork tips aligned at a specific height if held that way. so I wouldn't toss it into the scrap pile. Eventually I did get around to finishing it out but by then the bottom cut had checked pretty badly, and it's kinda ugly, but it is now one of my favorite shooters. I keep telling myself I'll get around to fixing the cosmetic problems with it somehow, but I just can't seem to quit shooting it long enough to cut it up and glue it back together.

But. the slots are definitely omni-directional. I talked about how I did them on a more symmetrical fork here;
http://slingshotforu...ying-a-chalice/

Edited by jskeen, 07 August 2012 - 08:16 AM.


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:10 PM

Arigato gozaima****a. Exacitally what I was looking for, kind sir.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:22 PM

Arigato gozaima****a. Exacitally what I was looking for, kind sir.


Do itashi ma****e!

I spent a good bit of time hanging around Atsugi and Iwakuni air stations when I was stationed in S. Korea. Usually a week or so before the fleet was scheduled to show back up.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

Thank you for your service!

I watched a lot of Zatoichi movies. All of them, in fact.

#11 lightgeoduck

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:26 PM

My wife would get a kick out of hearing that japanese is censored here :D



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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:27 PM

oh and I love goobstoppers as ammo AND munchies



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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:11 PM

My wife would get a kick out of hearing that japanese is censored here :D

I know, ain't that a hoot? unfortunately, that particular four letter combination is very common in transliterating Japanese into English.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:31 PM


Arigato gozaima****a. Exacitally what I was looking for, kind sir.


Do itashi ma****e!

I spent a good bit of time hanging around Atsugi and Iwakuni air stations when I was stationed in S. Korea. Usually a week or so before the fleet was scheduled to show back up.

Ha, spent a lot of time at the golf course in Atsugi! Sort of a socio-economic necessity with the 1994 exchange rate at ~100 yen to the dollar on Navy pay.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:35 AM

hi I like it
Here is may last one:
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