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Customs Declaration - 3 Wooden Toys!... Slingmail from Rich

Discussion in 'The PFS' started by Palmettoflyer, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. Palmettoflyer

    Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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    Any day you get sling mail is a good day. On the day you get sling mail from Rich is a absolute fantastic day of euphoria! You know it is going to be good when you see the Customs declaration that says 3 wooden toys.

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    A couple weeks ago, Rich posted pics of a stabilized Birch pickle fork that he built. I made the comment to Rich that when he gets tired of shooting it, let me know. Well, good for me that Rich has a short attention span and goes through frames like a glass of water (or is that English Lager?). Next thing I knew, Rich has it in the mail on it’s way to me. Words just don’t do this frame justice. It is amazing to look at, hold, and to shoot. I would have be absolutely happy at this point, but wait… There’s more!

    Behind wrapper number 2 was a sweet OPFS. Nothing new or unusual about the frame design. Rich and anyone else in the PFS world loves this design and always a welcome addition. Then Rich told me that it is made from stabilized Yew wood. It is awesome in the hand and will admit that it didn’t miss when I made the first shots with it. Rich’s comment to me that it has a bit of experience built into it and has taken out a few aerial coins. I’ll be mostly shooting stationary targets, but always happy to enrich my collection of OPFS frames. And a beauty at that!

    Then I got a peep behind wrapper number 3. Holy Moly, It is the sweet miniature Picklebone that Rich made earlier this year from G10, Resin, and with band clamps. Absolutely stunning and totally blown away! Rich thinks it would work better in a left hand hold (don’t they all?) and was happy to send it my way. It came banded up with a latex that he said was 100% Slingshot brand. It was the perfect length for me to shoot so it was the first to get tested.

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    Shooting the Mini Picklebone is a dream come true. First shots were easy to hit a 100 mm circle paper target from 12 meters. I like to use paper for first shots just to see any trending or needed adjustments. Loved it as is, but was curious to see it with a 8mm band size and I really like the pre-turn banding method. With a new BSB .5mm band, it was shooting 8mm steel balls like a laser pointer. Absolutely amazing frame. Thank you so much Rich for giving it to me.
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    Next up was the stabilize birch frame. Shooting 7/16” ammo this time and you can see that I was a bit wild at first. Distance was ~12 meters and going from 5/16 to 7/16 took me a few shots to readjust my pouch release and ball drop compensate. Still, once I got on target, wore out a nice hole just below the center. Lovely shooter and looks great. Gotta love these Wasp like PFS frames.
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    And last, pulled out the old reliable OPFS. Spot on target is an understatement. About 10 shots and the can was done.
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    Rich is the man when it comes to building beautiful, unique, and freaking awesome pickle forks. If you are looking to trade with him, you might want to wait a bit. I just got all the good ones!!!
     
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  2. The preacher

    The preacher Active Member

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    Those are very nice looking slingshots!

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  3. Stankard757

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    They're all beauties Monroe. Congrats

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  4. Devils son in law

    Devils son in law Veteran Member

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    Sweet!
     
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  5. wobblywill

    wobblywill Well-Known Member

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    Nice one you got some cracking frames there .
    Rich does make good frames and like you say there's something about them when shooting like they've been soaked in accuracy juices

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  6. Wellington

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    I don’t post much on here but when I saw the one with clips I just had to. That’s beautiful.
     
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  7. SLING-N-SHOT

    SLING-N-SHOT Veteran Member

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    Monroe those are some sweet PFS frames....very nice [mention]richnewm [/mention]


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  8. Cruiser

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    Great haul.
     
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  9. Palmettoflyer

    Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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    Thank you everyone. Truly a blessing to receive sling goodness from Rich.
     
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  10. Clint

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    Very nice
     
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  12. KawKan

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    A trove of treasure, for sure!
     
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  13. JMac9

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    Dannnng!

    Christmas again!
     
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  14. Palmettoflyer

    Palmettoflyer Veteran Member

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    Both of the wooden frames are stabilized. Makes me want to investigate doing this as it is really nice way to enhance the wood. Maybe Rich can update us on how these were processed? Not sure if he did it, or had someone else to the stabilization. Really nice look and feel.
     
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  15. richnewm

    richnewm Veteran Member

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    Not guilty unfortunately the only thing i know of wood stabilisation is a contact who has all the gear, i simply sent the scales to him and they returned a week later

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  16. richnewm

    richnewm Veteran Member

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    Monroe you are most welcome im glad you like them, enjoy

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  17. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Veteran Member

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    very nice package guys :tu: beautiful shooters but let me say that the mini PickleBone is pure art :drool: !!! congratulations @richnewm and happy new owner Monroe :D
     
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  18. StringSlap

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    Yup, that qualifies as awesome slingmail!
     
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  19. Cass

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    Looks great, wonderful frames!!
     
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