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#1 inconvenience

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 04:12 PM

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I don't know what kind of bizzare rituals the Hayes family engage in, but the Topshot is supernaturally accurate. I think I saw a guide for selling one's soul for accuracy in the box, but I'll have to check again when I get home.

I just got it yesterday. I'm not normally a fan of pinky holes but like everything else ergonomic, Bill just knows how to do it right.

My very first shot was dead center in a can from 40'. I didn't even really try as I didn't think I was seriously going to hit it. The aiming point for me is dead on. Slightly different than the OttRanger, but even more accurate for me.

It already feels like I've been shooting this thing for months. And I can't stop gripping it.

Like the Ranger, the polycarbonate is warm and almost organic feeling rather than "plasticky." It's fairly heavy for it's size, but in a good way.

The frame is tiny and disappears in a pocket, but feels like a full size frame as far as comfort and stress.

I don't really use tube holes, and may fill those in with Sugru. And I think Bill could go ahead and use 1" instead of 3/4" bands for the ones that come pre-banded. That's basically the only negatives for me about this slingshot. Which are basically none.

I hope to make some videos soon.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 04:39 PM

Well said !



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Posted 15 December 2016 - 05:05 PM

I may have to order one not only on what you said but the fact that it is a "high grip" slingshot. I love to brace my fingers as high up on the forks as possible. Good review!



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Posted 15 December 2016 - 05:16 PM

Great review! You talked me into it! But I'm not a hard sell, I love small frames. Good job

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 05:18 PM

Thanks guys! At $20 it's almost stealing. I just wish I had remembered to order a few extra of Bill's killer new ties.


I may have to order one not only on what you said but the fact that it is a "high grip" slingshot. I love to brace my fingers as high up on the forks as possible. Good review!

It absolutely lends itself to that. I tested out a hunting bandset (2 layers of 1"x3/4" .040) and with a lanyard the stress on my hand was minimal.

I plan on ordering a second.

Just got done with my first real shooting session. Once I was warmed up I limited myself to 40 shots. Here are the results: (standard 33'. Only two misses- trying for the split on second can. )

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 06:02 PM

Fantastic review Inconvinence!!!!!! Flatband said it perfectly also about supporting the frame towards the end of the forks.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 07:14 PM

Thanks Tag!

I've really become a Pocket Predator fanboi. I just don't know what took me so long.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 07:16 PM

Love small ergos , there a great set up . They melt in the hand

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 07:43 PM

Love small ergos , there a great set up . They melt in the hand
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It's the best one I've shot so far. Almost like pointing your finger.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 07:47 PM

I shoot instinctive , so that's pretty much all I shoot . Along with pfs's .

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:56 AM

Hey you got one! Nice goin.

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 12:47 PM

I got in some of the new black latex from SimpleShot. Being black on black I had to make a mark on the frame since I do a lot of low light shooting. White out was the first thing available.

I also hooked up one of the awesome lanyards Raventree traded to me.

At 33' if my anchor point is right and the dot is on target - I hit.

I am definitely going to order a second one and I think I'll carve one as well.

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 03:28 PM

I got in some of the new black latex from SimpleShot. Being black on black I had to make a mark on the frame since I do a lot of low light shooting. White out was the first thing available.

I also hooked up one of the awesome lanyards Raventree traded to me.

At 33' if my anchor point is right and the dot is on target - I hit.

I am definitely going to order a second one and I think I'll carve one as well.

C'mon then, show meh!

Interested to see where you placed "the dot". 


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 08:16 PM

I got in some of the new black latex from SimpleShot. Being black on black I had to make a mark on the frame since I do a lot of low light shooting. White out was the first thing available.
I also hooked up one of the awesome lanyards Raventree traded to me.
At 33' if my anchor point is right and the dot is on target - I hit.
I am definitely going to order a second one and I think I'll carve one as well.

C'mon then, show meh!
Interested to see where you placed "the dot".
I was sloppy with the white out. I'm back to using medical tape..i recommend this as you can quickly change the position.. If you use a knife to handle it and don't touch the back it will stay on a few sessions.

I'm looking into using some sort of site material made for a firearm or bow.

This is a horrible rough cut piece I stuck on for a short session.i normally use a tiny sliver, cut neatky. If you want something semi-permenant you can buy a chrome vehicle decal and cut tiny silvers of that. The glue is very aggresive.

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 12:32 AM

I got in some of the new black latex from SimpleShot. Being black on black I had to make a mark on the frame since I do a lot of low light shooting. White out was the first thing available.
I also hooked up one of the awesome lanyards Raventree traded to me.
At 33' if my anchor point is right and the dot is on target - I hit.
I am definitely going to order a second one and I think I'll carve one as well.

C'mon then, show meh!
Interested to see where you placed "the dot".
I was sloppy with the white out. I'm back to using medical tape..i recommend this as you can quickly change the position.. If you use a knife to handle it and don't touch the back it will stay on a few sessions.

I'm looking into using some sort of site material made for a firearm or bow.

This is a horrible rough cut piece I stuck on for a short session.i normally use a tiny sliver, cut neatky. If you want something semi-permenant you can buy a chrome vehicle decal and cut tiny silvers of that. The glue is very aggresive.
Thanks for sharin that I'll give it a whirl.

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