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Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by fish, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. fish

    fish Monkey+

    was on my way back from the shop in my car when i happened accross this pheasant,it was in the field and i recon 30 yards,i shot it with my new 'Ergo2' with the usual .44 cal shot,thwack!!! head shot ,it flipped on its back and that was that! fetched by mrs fish who was very happy we hadnt baught a chook for tea!


    thanks for looking.
  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    That's a nice looking eatin' pheasant

    I'd probably need a laser sight on a slingshot to achieve the same effect....you're giving me some ideas about trying some slingshottin' myself
  3. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Sweet! Time to break out the ol' wrist rocket and have some practice ... ahhh the joys of a misspent youth!
  4. fish

    fish Monkey+

    its a very effectiver method of hunting,and over here its near impossible to get a gun license and is set to get even harder in the comming months.
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Nice. I've had a few over the years but the surgical tubing tends to dry rot over time. What's your band made of?
  6. fish

    fish Monkey+

    the bands are made from resistance therapy rubber sheet,it pulls at 50lb at 28inches launching a .44 cal lead ball at 210fps,it is common to have a round pass through.

    the dry rot is actually the effect of the UV light ,it breaks down all rubbers,the stuff i use has some UV inhibitors added to the mix which helps. a few easy actions help prolong the life of yer bands wether tube , square, or flat: keep in a pocket when not in use,or in a drawer at home when not needed,the more you reduce the ammount of light getting to the bands the better. another thing that helps the bands last is to tune the weight of shot to the bands,too light a projectile and it will damage the bands,too geavy will result in a very low velocity shot.
  7. azprospector

    azprospector Happy Desert Rat

    That's really some shot. You certainly classify as a marksman. I know I could never do it. I was never able to hit anything with a slingshot when I was a kid. I know I couldn't now no matter how much better the equipment was.
  8. fish

    fish Monkey+

    if you ever get over here come and stay a night we will have e shooting good in an afternoon,have some supper and then go lamping roosters ,youll be fine.
  9. azprospector

    azprospector Happy Desert Rat

    Thanks for the kind invitation, I'll take you up on it if I'm able.
  10. Disciple

    Disciple Monkey+

    Chelloveck; There is a laser sighted slingshot on the net for about 67 bucks. I forget the site for right now but will let you know.
  11. Disciple

    Disciple Monkey+

    Chell the website is slingshotsusa.com.............The most expensive one was 67.98.
    Would be great shootin 1/2 inch steel balls through it. Might even be able to take a coon or possum with that. just another hunting Weapon.
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