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#1 raventree78

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 12:49 AM


A while back I found a kids slingshot toy in the tool section of the dollar tree and set it up with 1842 tubes and a small pouch and lanyard.   Well last weekend I finally found a few more of them and now have one set up with 2050 tubes and a regular pouch.  

 

The frames are a slick plastic so I wrap them with old bands to make them more grippy and shoot them in a pinch / fork support grip.  They are kinda small and I have big hands so while learning to shoot them I had a few slips and was thankful that I was using a lanyard so the frame did not hit my face.

 

The tubes have an active length of 13 inches and are very zippy.  I find these setups to be easy to shoot as accurately as my other slingshots.  

 

Just thought I would share a idea for some cheap fun.  

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 07:02 AM

Thanks for sharing, great idea.

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 05:30 PM

hey! ive done the same with scrap leather and red crepe #30 rubber bands. i use it to plink with b.b.s 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 07:11 PM

hey! ive done the same with scrap leather and red crepe #30 rubber bands. i use it to plink with b.b.s 

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That is a great idea, I think I will set up one that way too!



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:09 PM

 

That is a great idea, I think I will set up one that way too!

 

 

 

ive already set up a couple, like the one in my pic, and given them away to kids. for 99¢, its a good deal. lol, ive got it in my work backpack and i take it out some times during lunch to plink a little with all the .22 sized, or there abouts, pebbles on the ground around me.   



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 03:18 AM

 

 

That is a great idea, I think I will set up one that way too!

 

 

 

ive already set up a couple, like the one in my pic, and given them away to kids. for 99¢, its a good deal. lol, ive got it in my work backpack and i take it out some times during lunch to plink a little with all the .22 sized, or there abouts, pebbles on the ground around me.   

 

Cool,  just curious how did you attach the rubber bands to the frame? I can't quite figure it out from the picture.  Thanks 



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Posted 20 November 2016 - 03:22 PM

Cool,  just curious how did you attach the rubber bands to the frame? I can't quite figure it out from the picture.  Thanks 

 

 

does this pic help any?  all i did was bring the end over the top. old school style.

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 06:48 PM

 

Cool,  just curious how did you attach the rubber bands to the frame? I can't quite figure it out from the picture.  Thanks 

 

 

does this pic help any?  all i did was bring the end over the top. old school style.

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Yup!  I got it now thanks :)



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 05:38 PM

Just found some of those last week too. Great score. I've been putting a few together for bb's and have fired a few rounds of marbles through them too, for good measure. These are FUN little shooters. Thanx for sharing Raventree. :) lb

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