Well, this week the apprenticeship school where I work opens, and thus ends my "summer of the slingshot". Won't be posting as much from now on -- at least new slingshots anyway.
But it's been a great weekend so far. Not only have I been having a blast shooting my new "Boston Blacky," which shoots like a dream, but Skit Slunga, who is having severe problems with his shoulders (it's both shoulders, now), has sent me his two latest slingshots and asked me to shoot them for him and post a little something here. So here goes.
The first one, we have seen before. It's his "Blacktail" from Hogan's Casting. I banded it up with some Black TheraBand that he gave me a while back. and really enjoyed shooting it.
Here it is with its first victim:
And here it is alone. A vry nice looking slingshot.
It's a small slingshot, but the weight and solidity of the metal makes it shoot like a bigboy. Set up like this, it's a smooooth shooter.
As I did yesterday with "Boston Blacky," I set up a target at 10 yards and shot 10 rounds of 3/8 steel at it. Did better with this one than with mine! Definitely a more accurate frame for me.
And here they are together
The other one that Skit got was a custom made chinese slingshot from Danny. I named it the beast, because that's what it is. It was too big for my hands -- and I have famously big ones. Skit must be built like a gorilla!
Anyway here is a picture. I think it's a nice looking piece.
Because of the size, I just couldn't seem to hold it squarely out in front of me, I was always canting it a little one way or the other.
It is a nice slingshot, though. Here's a picture of it with two of its more diminutive cousins:
Well there you have it. Also Skit has asked me to pass them around. Who wants to try them next?