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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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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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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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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:12 PM

I just wish i could get one with a smaller fork gap.. So basically the whole thing scaled down to maybe 80 percent. The fork gap is so big I have to lower my anchor point quit a bit.


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:53 AM

Thanks... I ave wanted to do the same. Is there a reason you didn't remove material symmetrically?
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#12 shallow_fisher

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:59 AM

Thanks... I ave wanted to do the same. Is there a reason you didn't remove material symmetrically?

I was taking a little bit off each time and to get the palm swell to sit comfortably I needed to remove more from the thumb side.
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Posted 06 February 2017 - 06:32 AM

Looks great

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:34 AM

I will concur.  I had been wanting a Hathcock Target Sniper for AGES.  Got to meet Bill Hayes and his wonderful family at the Midwest shoot, and was able to wrestle on away from him.  Yes, he is 17 feet tall and hands a bear would hang his head in shame trying to compare to....And one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet.

 

Anyway, I find the actual stock Hathcock is HUGE in my tiny little hands (8" thumb-pinkie).  I used it for every match at the tourney.  I cannot bring myself to cut on the original, so I plan on making myself one about 80% sized.  Since I can make my own aluminum castings, that is on the list to do after all the snow goes away.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:23 PM

Maybe someone should tell him to cast an 80 or 90% version. It looks like he is using cad software so it should be an easy scale manipulation. I would gladly be a beta tester too. As I have normal medium hands.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:24 PM

Maybe someone should tell him to cast an 80 or 90% version. It looks like he is using cad software so it should be an easy scale manipulation. I would gladly be a beta tester too. As I have normal medium hands.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:04 PM

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.


What is your hand size sir? Have one scorpion in line and worried about having small, thin hands. Approx 7" middle finger tip to wrist.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:17 PM

I am 7.5-8 inches... no sure where wrist starts

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:17 PM

I am 7.5-8 inches... no sure where wrist starts

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:40 PM

I am 7.5-8 inches... no sure where wrist starts


Tip of middle finger until first crease on the wrist. Smallest size recommended for scorpion is 7".




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