Greetings all! I just joined the site but have already seen a number of interesting posts, including a couple of instructional videos. I am just rediscovering the joy of slingshots. I hunt for meat and to kill varmints on my little place in Virginia. I look forward to trying out squirrel and rabbit hunting with my slingshot. I had no idea there was such a huge community of slingshot enthusiasts or the variety of slingshots available that there are now. I think I am in lust with Joerg Sprave's Cougar slingshot, I just wish it was not made in the PRC. Anyone who has one or has experience with one that would like to direct me towards more info would be deeply appreciated. I am an avid firearm shooter, former cop, retired military and competive shooter. I am a gardener, a homebrewer, a chicken, turkey, & duck farmer, an enthusiastic cook of my homegrown food and wild game. I look forward to participating in the slingshot world too!
Newbie in Stafford, VA
Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:57 PM
Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:16 AM
Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:02 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome! I do have the intent of eventually making my own slingshot, but I want to learn more first. I was just outside playing with my Barnett Diablo II, but am having some issues with the way it feels in my hand. The sight is essentially worthless and I have turned it out of the way for now. I think I'll just take it off. I notice no one who takes slingshots seriously even mentions these Barnetts. Is there a place where a slingshot enthusiast can take in some reviews of the various models?
Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:45 PM
Welcome! I am from Virginia too. Only been a member for a short time. There is a ton of good information on this forum. Lots of friendly, helpful members. I learn something new and useful every day.
Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:39 AM
Hi and welcome, there is a reviews section on the main page here. Most people don't bother with fancy sights or big box slingshots, not that there is anything wrong with that, but once you get a simple board cut or a treefork in your hand with some snappy flatbands.....well it's like a light being flipped on. Have a look around and get an idea for stuff you wanna try. Homemades can be very simple and easy to make and are a great way to try a few different things on the cheap. Have fun.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:57 PM
hello and welcome to the SSF ! seems to me that slingshots are a great addition to ones retirement. a simple instrument, yet frustrating to learn- but da mn ! its a lot of fun ! Enjoy !