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#21 Genoa Slingshot

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

Just outside London, Ontario. I was out checking trail cams and walking as I have for a few years on my hunting grounds. when the farmer was complaining about some little pest squirrels ripping into the siding,  so out I popped my Scout. with a 90 grain buckshot ball I cast myself,  the 4th shot connected,  the first 3 were withing a couple inches of target,  I smacked him either the back or base of the head,  or crushed his neck,  he was dead in 10 sec. sadly he is stuck up the tree,  and i cannot recover him to verify the hit location. but I lasered the distance at 43m.
 
Best shot of my life so far.
 
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I actually was so amazed i called Simple Shot and spoke with them because I was so impressed!!
 
Everyone go buy a Scout!
 
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Great shot!
I'd like to know your setup: bands type, bands width, bands length, draw length.
Thanks! :)

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 07:06 PM

Normally, I am a, "You kill it, you eat it" kind of guy. This was a pest control situation if I understand it. Sometimes recovery is just not possible. But only if it is not possible. 



#23 Ibojoe

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 08:09 PM

Wow! 43meters wow!

#24 flipgun

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 09:34 PM

Of course my first thought was,  "DANG! That's a big a$$ squirrel!"  



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 05:24 AM

29 3/4'' Draw,  +P bands on my Scout. 90gr Buckshot ball,  i caste them myself.



#26 Falco

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 05:27 AM

squirrels are actually my favorite thing to hunt with a 22 or shotgun. i feel bad not being able to get the thing down so it didnt go to waste,  but he flopped backwards and got stuck. i figured he would have fallen down no problem,  but spasms and such. on a good note he fell down through the night,  and the farmers dogs ate him.

 

so not a total waste.



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:16 PM

29 3/4'' Draw,  +P bands on my Scout. 90gr Buckshot ball,  i caste them myself.



What type of mold do you use? I like casting lead ammo too.

#28 Falco

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:23 PM

a Lee mould



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:41 PM

why aren't you living the way I live,?,I'd have climbed up there and tossed him out, then jumped from the limb, perfoming a perfect triple salchow and used his little body to cushion my landing.

man I hope no chicken farmers show up, they wont survive round these parts..

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:53 PM

This is "Fetchem."  Sometimes he shares.   :)

 

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:28 PM

Great shot, especially difficult because of adding the elevated angle to the distance. And good job with the pest control!
As for leaving him in the tree? "Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms", J. Wales : )

#32 Skook

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:35 PM

Falco,
I just noticed your avatar. Awesome little fighting vehicle you've got there.That 25mm should come in handy if the Scout slingshot ever needs a little backup : )
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Posted 10 June 2017 - 04:44 AM

yeah,  that was me in QC with 12RBC in 2011. flooding in the area was bad,  we were called in same as this year for rescues



#34 Falco

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:10 AM

this is the killer!.........i wrote a review for Simple Shot...........this pic will be posted somewhere on their site.

 

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#35 Kalevala

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:19 PM

Awesome shot from that distance  :thumbsup:



#36 Skook

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:40 PM

yeah, that was me in QC with 12RBC in 2011. flooding in the area was bad, we were called in same as this year for rescues


Thanks for your service brother!

I wish the Scout fit my hand better. It's a great design and I especially like the quick and easy band attachment clamps. My Scout usually only comes out when I want to do a comparison of either bands or ammo, and use it to eliminate variables while also trying several different setups in just a few minutes. Very handy.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:13 AM

SS also has another one i want to try,  the occularis?...........it takes a double tube band, and the frame is smaller.

 

might have to order me one of these today.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:58 AM

Occularis is the plugs.  That attachment method is available on multiple styles of SimpleShot frames, others have made mods to their owns to use them.  I have one by Metro that I use regularly, it's an awesome system, very versatile.






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