david sling

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Bishop, May 21, 2016.

  1. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    David sling:
    Gator 45/70, stg58, arleigh and 3 others like this.
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    My grandfather made me one out of a leather shoe tongue with rawhide cords. I got pretty deadly with it by the time I was wearing long pants.
  3. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    A little practice and you can get good with them.
  4. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Made my own as a kid,
    threw a lot of stones .
    Good alternative,
    if you've got nothing else.
  5. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    They say that before the Dark Ages, military slingers would have to make multiple hits on a head sized target at 200 yards to get hired on. The Rhodian slingers are also famous for throwing stones the size of softballs.
  6. Capt. Tyree

    Capt. Tyree Hawkeye

    Enjoyed the sling demo as well as the sounds and view of the surf and sand of the Pensacola beach area. The emerald green surf reminds me of a vacation just last year at Fort Walton Beach with the missus. I also have great memories of the surf and sand from my single USAF days while on TDY at Eglin AFB & Hurlburt Field (Ft. Walton) as well as Tyndall AFB (Panama City) back in the mid & late 1970s.
  7. vegasrandall

    vegasrandall Monkey+++

    when I lived on Guam my local landlord told me they could sling a football shaped stone or fired clay projectile through the body of a spaniard during their revolt. he got a sling out and threw a stone into a palm tree to show me .VERY impressed!
  8. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Sounds about right. We have some Roman examples with crap like "Catch Me" written on them.
  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Thr greeks had one word on lead slugs (football shaped) which translated to "take this".
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