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Hello, my name is Gary.

I'm located in SW Ohio.

Getting back into slingshots (retired) after having had them in my youth.

My.., how things have changed....

At 12 years old, in a newly-built house, I shot pea gravel (used under garage and basement poured concrete floors) for ammo.

Some gravel flies true, some gravel curves...

Lined up 18 cicadas, shot with a slingshot, on the window sill.

Was proud and my Mom was impressed.

A couple questions and wonderings:

Want to start out with tubes only.

Is 1632 a good match for 1/4" steel ball bearings? Any other recomendations?

Mostly want to plink and target shoot (shooting trap ordered).

Also, I am having trouble recognizing named slingshot model shapes from my viewing of offerings on Ebay.

Thinking I want sculpted grip with thumb/index grips.

Wanting to clamp tubes to either handle top or side (no preference) with threaded clamp plates (very arthritic).

Asking for specific slingshot models, as above, for small hands.

I am a bird and butterfly feeder here.

Anyone else hate starling birds?

Thank you for any assistance,

Gary
 

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Welcome Gary, Darrell from Georgia and glad to have you with us.

I would recommend the Scout LT from www.simple-shot.com

It is small (ish ) framed, but has flip clips / threaded clamping system, and you can run either tubes or flat bands, in either the OTT ( over the top ), or TTF ( through the forks) configuration.....very versatile, best of both worlds and only around $35-$40

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Hello, good luck finding your new first sling shot, im sure it wont be your last. Are you going to spread the word to the other birds to warn the starlings or are you just going to start massacring? ha ha. I liked your story. Welcome to the forum.
 

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Thank you everyone!
The Scout LT from Simple-shot .com is great and is now my first choice.

Gary
Good choice......but you could also embark on the Natty journey and craft your own from natural tree forks, but I warn you, it's more addictive than Oxy, and like Lays potato chips

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Thank you, Sling-N-Shot.

As a lifetime model airplane builder/flyer, I am indeed interested in making my own slingshots!

The non 'Natty' hand/palm-shaped examples interest me most.

Gary
 
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