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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Capn Jack, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Anyone know where I can get a set of sling shot rubbers with a
    cone shaped pocket for shooting BBs ?

    A flat leather is fine for a marble, or ball bearing, but trying to
    hold several BBs in one is like trying to tie your shoes with boxing gloves on.:confused:
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure they have some pre-made pouches.. barring that, a couple a beads of silicone or RTV would make "walls" enough to hold probably 20 BB's. I'd run the beads on the pouch flat.. probably last quite a few shots that way.
     
  3. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hummm...That, or sew a couple of stitches into the top and bottom edges to form a pouch.;)
    Bloody Seagulls are crapping on my roof and I have a whole container of "Airsoft" BBs to discourage them with, but no Airsoft gun.:(
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Lol, I hear ya. How 'bout lightly wrapping a cubic inch of them in saran wrap.. like a tootsie roll and hucking that at them.
    Cheap drones are cheap too! bonk bonk!
    Actually, I think a pretty cool "drone" that flaps its wings like a bird is like $12 at malwart.
     
  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I don't know of anyone that sells a pouch like that, but I've seen people make things along that line. I've got a pretty decent slingshot collection and when I shoot BB's (not very often), I've found that magnetic pouches are the most useful. The ones I buy are off a forum by a guy that makes them in his home. The magnetic pouches are usually smaller and use a little neodymium magnet to hold the ammo in place. They work really well, though I haven't tried them with a 'load' of multiple BB's.

    You could always try to put together a slingshot 'shotgun' pouch like the slingshot master Joerg Sprave did a few years ago - it worked very well for him. It's actually a pretty impressive result:

     
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  6. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Is Jorg still alive? Last time I saw one of his You Tubes, he smacked himself in the head with a large ball bearing that bounced back off of his target.:(

    I think I'll try making a pouch.:D
     
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  7. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was a regular on his forum when that video came out. Yes, he's just fine. That video was staged - he had a friend that was a special effects expert testing some new stuff out. He let it go for a few days before he revealed the 'joke'.
     
  8. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sure fooled me I thought he was done for.:eek::eek::eek:
     
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  9. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Can you still buy surgical tubing buy the foot at Ace Hardware or Home depot?

    I have not needed this since I was a kid. :D
    Remember attaching an ink pin end to a length of surgical tubing. And making a homemade super soaker?
     
  10. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Many slingshot enthusiasts today prefer to use flat bands, in particular, Theraband brand bands. You can get it in a variety of strengths and cut it to length, width and taper to fit your needs. But companies like Simple Shot also sell the tubing (several brands, including Theratube) if that's your preferred route. Ebay is a good source for good prices on these items. I've found regular surgical tubing to be less than stellar in slingshot applications.
     
  11. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    So that's how it is?

    Another area where the world kept spinning. While I sat in place! :D
     
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  12. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    While they may not enjoy the popularity of other hobbies or weapons, I think it's good to have one or two on hand, know how to band/re-band it and know how to shoot it well. It's a good backup option in a survival situation - good for small game hunting, very quiet and able to use a variety of items as ammo. Even a possible option for self defense if your back is against the wall. I keep abreast of it myself mostly out of curiosity. Plus, some of the designs and craftsmanship being turned out today are quite something.
     
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  13. Qjay

    Qjay Vancouver, not BC, Washington, not DC Active Member

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    Don't let him fool you, E-train here is an award-winner for sling-shot design with his Stone-bone. ;)

    That said, I am really over the bands, I prefer tubes, and there are some nice cupped pouches out there that can hold a nice pinch of BB's to help with that shotgun effect that was previously mentioned.
     
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  14. eliduc

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    I think you can get the rubbers from Trojan.