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Another @#$%@ 3D Printed PFS - PFS Hunter

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  1. Palmettoflyer

    Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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    If you are not familiar with the PFS Hunter, it is a design by Gamekeeper John. So rightfully so, all credit to John for this frame design. I was on a business trip a few weeks ago and while surfing the YouTubes for intertainment, I found John showing off his concept PFS Frame called the Hunter. This may still be available from him, but I have no idea. I snagged a picture out of the video and commenced to playing with it in Fusion 360. Similar to the PFS Colt that I built for Mr Muz a while back, I put layers on this one but something extra that I did for the Colt.

    When I assembled the Colt, I felt like it needed more strength in the neck of the frame than the 3D print would provide. So I used my dremel and put slots for steel rods. Worked pretty good and thought that I would plan that up front for my next build. Where, here it is.

    The middle layer has designed slots for .09" hard music wire. (by product from another hobby) The music wire is hardened steel and very stiff. In the assembly process, I built the middle first and then the outside scales. Worked great and shoots really well. Pictures will show more than I can type.

    save from gamekeeper john video.JPG PFH Hunter Layers.JPG Middle Layer with support.JPG PFH Hunter Section Analysis.JPG IMG_4200.JPG IMG_4203.JPG IMG_4204.JPG IMG_4207.JPG IMG_4209.JPG IMG_4212.JPG IMG_4213.JPG IMG_4214.JPG IMG_4216.JPG IMG_4217.JPG IMG_4223.JPG
     
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  2. Stankard757

    Stankard757 Veteran Member

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    Pfs like that make me think of giving them a try.
     
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  3. Stankard757

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    Would the wire set up like that help strengthen larger slings with "weaker" or thinner wood?
     
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  4. SLING-N-SHOT

    SLING-N-SHOT Veteran Member

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    Very cool Monroe, and as Tony The Tiger would say, “ It’s Grrreat “


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  5. Palmettoflyer

    Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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    Be careful, PFS shooting will extend the recovery time of getting over the sling flu.
     
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  6. Palmettoflyer

    Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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    Not only does it add strength to the frame (any frame), it adds a touch of extra weight. Still need to understand that a 3D printed frame is not very robust. It won't take a frame hit well at all. So, don't look to 3D printing frames unless you have pretty good technique.
     
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  7. Palmettoflyer

    Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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    Thank you brother Darrell! Another concept build that might shoot well in GA?
     
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  8. StixShooter

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    Print your master, and then cast in a solid resin. Or just make one out of HDPE.
     
  9. SLING-N-SHOT

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    Just might, and the Pickle Bone with copper pins and flared copper lanyard could be icing on the cupcake, lol


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  10. Stankard757

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    Hahahaha 3D printing the man says. I had to ask my daughter about how a forum worked. But thanks for the info I've got a frame I really want to do but the neck was a little iffy. :bw:
     
  11. Clint

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    Nice shooter
     
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    Nice tutorial. The metal rods are a good idea for weaker material.

    Did you get an orange can target to go with the new orange pfs? Are we color matching targets to our slings now, I need to know so I can stay up on what the cool kids are doing.
     
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  13. Palmettoflyer

    Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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    Is there any other choice? By the way, the orange can is "Shock Top" ! Sorta fitting name for a target can. Frame selection based on the target prey.
     
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    Great job.
     
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    Sweet !
     
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  16. AdamvVS

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    Id shoot that for days. With wrapped up fork tips of course?
    Dgui could do some serious testing with it!
     

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