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· Tex-shooter
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My own opinion is "I hope not", but whatever butters your corn is OK with me! How about you?

· Aimstinctivist
1,093 Posts
I dislike the apparatus.

For it's as if a robot shat us

Another inutile appliance

Quite unworthy of reliance

On my slingshot-

So I've been taught.

If you pain however

And the gadget conquers never

Then you should use it with no guilt-

Not your fault the milk was spilt

Upon your body.

It's nothing naughty.

If you just use it to be cool

You risk the repute of a fool

You need a soft pinch and a slip

Not some vulgar machine grip

In the pouch hand.

That is my stand.

· Registered
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Relative simplicity is what I really like about slingshots: I say relative, because the numerous variables that it takes to make a good slingshot and to acquire sound shooting skills actually could in fact be viewed as fairly complex.

In my opinion, shooting without some form a release mechanism implies more direct involvement in the pouch release process, which is both challenging but also fun. If anything, I would prefer to opt for a lighter band set if for any reason my release hand decides it cannot handle the task at some stage. If that becomes difficult, then I would consider a slingshot rifle.

I found recurve bows more fun to shoot than powerful compound bows that imperatively need the release trigger system. which I find rather fussy to use.

As other have said, keep it simple. That's what this sport is all about in so many ways.

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As I said I'm just curious how effective they could be, as a hunter I'll take anything that increases my odds and makes me more proficient. The critter doesn't suffer for my ego wanting to be old school about my methods, if sights aid my shooting in the field - my gear wears sights.

Now if we're talking beating cans, I'd be hard pressed to break out a mechanical release for my plinking sessions as I actually love how elementary my plunking setups are.

I do have one question: could a mechanical release aid the PFS shooter in some unforeseen way?

Food for thought. :)

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After finding out they were actually a thing for slingshots all I could think about was whether or not launching a 3/4" ball was possible. Because if so these braced frames might get the dust knocked off them. Unnecessary power? Oh yeah. But think about how high that milk jug full of water would jump!

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I'm here to tell you a little about hand held releases. I'm 76 and a retired competition archery shooter with approximately 40 plus years behind me. The release can be a double edged knife. At first it might be like a gift from heaven. Then the devil comes a knocking and you'll have hell to pay. I've heard guys here talk about the YIPS. Most will know what they are.If you don't great,and I hope you never do.If this happens when shooting a release, it can be pure hell. I've known people to give up archery cause they couldn't beat it. Slingshot shooting could be mastered but and there is always gonna be that but. When you start to complicate any sport, slingshot included, it can cause a lot of unforseen goings on. Most of this will be a loss of what used to be fun. Nough said , just my opinion. Oh by the way ,I don't believe that you can BUY good shooting.

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Ok, here is what went down:

Coz my index finger is ****** from shooting and i now sure i have a permanent nerve damage ive been looking into release aids. I dont like the idea of big mecanical things, just need something to help me deload the pressure on my indexfinger. At the end i ended up buying a release aid for those fishing spears that you can use with a slingshot. Its kinda like a manual bowstring release:

The thought here was that i could slot the pouch between the prongs and shoot it like that. It works to some extent, but its dangerous. I stoped using it when i got a RTS from that nearly took out the window behind me. No control. So i started to think.... I moded it and made some thing that would work better. ive gone thru 7 iterations and now ive come up with a solution that fix my problem without taking away to much dexterity from my fingers. Worst thing is to load the sling when you got aids, it takes so much more time, and its fiddly.

So what ive come up with so far i Call the Slingring, and its actually a ring. It solves all my problems and is easy to use. You can tweek with it and use it every way you normaly will shoot. Now i dont have any pain in my indexfinger. I think its so simple and genious and it solved my problem without to much loss of dexterity. Its 3d printed, and it has an off-center cone figuration for better fitting on the indexfinger. Gimmi a shout if you want to try it. ill send you the file so you can print it out in the size you need.

Now some pics:

Food Ingredient Wood Cuisine Dish

Finger Tints and shades Thumb Petal Service

Gesture Wood Tints and shades Thumb Hardwood

Human body Finger Thumb Tints and shades Nail

Human body Gesture Finger Thumb Foot

Gesture Finger Wood Thumb Nail



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