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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Alex v, Oct 15, 2020.

By Alex v on Oct 15, 2020 at 3:07 PM
  1. Alex v

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    So I’ve been looking through old threads and noticed the love for mules and gotta love this site there’s templates there ready and waiting!
    Downloaded the mule by toddy and the colt mule pfs by palmettoflyer and made a couple of ply prototypes to see how they suited me . [​IMG]
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    They feel spot on in the hand couldn’t wait to band them up ! [​IMG]
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    And here they are ready to go [emoji16]
    The toddy mule is banded for a cheek anchor point
    .72 GZK black
    The palmetto flyer mule pfs is banded for 3/4 butterfly.66 GZK orange
    Had a couple of test shots of both and I really like them both . Can’t wait to spend a few hours really dialling them in . Thanks to toddy and palmettoflyer for posting the plans . And if anyone in the uk can point me in the right direction for supplies of the good stuff material wise I’d be more than grateful I’m wanting to move on to the next level and any help would be pure gold .
    Thanks for taking a look and all the best everyone [emoji106]


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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Alex v, Oct 15, 2020.

    1. Palmettoflyer

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      Cool! Very nice looking frames and I'm anxious to here how they both shoot for you. The PFS Mule is a very friendly shooting with basic PFS skills. Your 3/4 butterfly setup should be prefect.

      I like to use Arturo's pre-turned pouch/band attachment. I cannot tell from your picture if you did it that way or conventional OTT. The pre-turned method gives you a very nice flat view over the band for aim alignment.

      As soon as I have time, I plan to build some more mules in different sizes.
       
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      Thank you. It’s banded conventionally ott but thanks for the reminder I’ll definitely try the pre turned way . I failed miserably last try but it was full butterfly and I’ve realised the bands were way to long even for full butterfly! Add a bit then add a bit came into my calculations [emoji2357] ammo wasn’t even released just coming around and back at me ! Live and learn . Shorter bands and better technique . I saw a diagram on Pinterest of Arturo’s technique and that gave me a better insight and braved a few shots in the yard with your mule design with the style of shooting on the picture and got clean release and in the catch box ! Got a bit of confidence with it now so it’s in the pocket tomorrow for more practice. All the best fella [emoji106][​IMG]


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      I don't have access to all the links at the moment, but can find them a little later if needed.
      Not sure of the origin, or history of that Arturo graphic. Not sure if he made it, or someone else. I tried once to sight through the fork middle as shown, and it didn't work out so well. Don't actually think Arturo does it that way either. You do need to visualize the aiming line and would be a bit of instinctive per say. You can make a fixed fork position, then adjust the floating anchor of the draw hand to get the elevation. But most people will look over the top of the band and down to the top fork tip.

      With PFS shooting, there are a few key items to get right or you have a high risk of hitting yourself, the frame, or return to sender. Everyone is a little different, but this is what I learned from Arturo directly. With just a little practice, this is easy and effortless.

      1. Frame hold relaxed in hand and pressed a bit forward.
      2. Butterfly bands attached clean without twists. (Arturo's pre-turn method actually takes the twist out of the bands)
      3. Finger position on pouch before drawing back the bands.
      4. Wrist, pouch alignment at full draw position.
      5. and finally, the PFS pouch finesse at the full draw before release.
      6. Release is a subtle pull away from the pouch as the frame held hand presses forward toward the target.

      Again, this is my quick version of what I have learned. I am sure there are other ideas and important techniques that make for good PFS shooting.
       
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      Hey Alex, some great looking frames there buddy, I'm m also in the UK an use this company for G10 , micarta, carbon and such like they are based in France with shipping to the UK taking around a week's time

      https://www.mercorne.fr/gb/?controllerUri=index



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      Good job on those! Looks to me like you are on your way to creating some outstanding frames!

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      Lol nice builds
      Had this long speech about how I aim my different slingshots all written out and then thought na :)
       
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      Look great.
       
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      Good job!! Who doesn't like a Mule??
       
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    9. Alex v

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      Thank you for the advice I’ll take all the above into account next time out .
      I’ll get there in the end definitely .
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      Thanks fella.
      And wow I can’t thank you enough for sharing that link I’ve just had a 2 second look and can’t get the smile off my face . It’s right up my street I’ll be looking all night trying to tell myself not to buy everything haha . Is there a good starter material you would say is better to cut my teeth on from there or jump in both feet first ?
      Thanks again bud


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      Thank you . Hopefully [emoji6][emoji106]


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      [emoji23] no worries pal . I’ll be trying it all anyroad haha


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      Cheers fella [emoji106]


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      Your welcome buddy it works out far cheaper than the UK, G10 is available in a variety of colours and thicknesses and in all honesty is pretty easy to work, just make sure you wear a decent mask and wet sand where possible to keep the dust down to a minimum. I've been contemplating a PFS mule in g10 for a bit.

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      Thank you. I’m a fan [emoji106]


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      Excellent G10 it is then . If you’re thinking about it it’s only a matter of time haha
      I’d be grateful of the inspiration [emoji6]
      In fact when I get to grips with the new materials I’ll have a go at one and send your way by way of appreciation for the link . [emoji106]

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      Let me know if you do? Willing to help with the funding! Always build 2 at the same time!
       
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      [emoji16] if I can do it justice I had you in mind for one fella . I’ll do a few if I get the knack of them . Not to sell but gifts for likeminded people such as yourself and rich that have helped me through the journey.


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