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Modified Pocket Predator Scorpion for My Medium Sized Hand


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#1 shallow_fisher

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:55 AM


Got my Scorpion in the mail the other day and was surprised as to how wide it is. Bill Hayes must have mighty big hands!

Anyway, as I couldn't hold it properly and had been looking forward to receiving it for ages, I set to work with a rasp and various grades of sand paper (aluminum oxide).

After carefully removing quite a bit of material from the thumb side and a tiny amount from the index finger side, it now fits my hand just right :)

It certainly is a great slingshot and fits so comfortably in my hand and, as it sits securely it doesn't move in the slightest on the release making my accuracy even better than it was.

So needless to say I am very happy with my (modified) Scorpion.

Below is a photo of it after the mod:

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:02 PM

This is awesome.
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#3 SamuraiSamoht

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:58 PM

Nice job! It cleaned up great after you took the material off.


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#4 shallow_fisher

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 09:45 AM

Yes it did. You really have to use rough then medium and finally fine grade sand paper to get all the gouges (from the rasp) and scratches from the courser grip papers but eventually it comes up really smooth.
I really posted to encourage others that find that their Scorpion is too wide.

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 01:43 PM

Looks pretty good ! So smooth ,you cant tell that it has been reshaped ! good job !!


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Posted 10 December 2016 - 08:12 PM

In one of his videos he says his hands are 8.5 inches from wrist to middle finger tip. That about an inch and a quarter bigger than mine. I think if I get a Scorpion I'll end up doing likewise.
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#7 shallow_fisher

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 05:20 AM

Well worth buying one and the mod wasn't that difficult.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 12:38 PM

I really like the new Scorpion . :thumbsup:


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#9 AlmightyOx

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 12:42 PM

What's the difference between the new and old scorpion besides the method used to mold it?




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