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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Bimbo, Sep 12, 2020.

By Bimbo on Sep 12, 2020 at 8:40 PM
  1. Bimbo

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    ok guys, be gentle...

    This is my first Conus attempt, i got my hands on a very big piece of Mezquite, and i figured maybe a conus would be right for it.

    I ended up with a kind of apocrifal attempt, a samurai conus with a wide gap, but all in the spirit of Master @Arturo Borquez design.

    I hope you like it, i'm still waiting for the beeswax to dry so i can band it up and give it a try!!

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Discussion in 'Homemade Slingshots' started by Bimbo, Sep 12, 2020.

    1. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Well-Known Member

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      Beautiful, looks really nice. You did a great job on the carving and that is a very nice piece of wood. Congratulations on your first Conus build.
       
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    2. Bimbo

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      Thanks @Palmettoflyer i really enjoyed the build, i know this one is not fully symmetrical, but it shoots awesome!! I just buffed it with a sock just so i could shoot it!!
       
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    3. Palmettoflyer

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      Tell us more about shooting it? Straight pouch, or PFS? Band length, ammo size, pouch size? Not much info on what works well with the Wide Fork design.
       
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    4. Palmettoflyer

      Palmettoflyer Well-Known Member

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      That is the beauty of the Conus, you make it yours. The plans and templates are only suggestions.
       
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    5. Lord Of Crows

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      Throw that "apocrifal" attempt in the trash along with yourself! ;) KIDDING! It's a nice one!!!

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    6. Bimbo

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      Shooting precise .60 bands, cut 20mm to15mm at the pouch, straight pouch cuz' its a wide gap, i shoot full butterfly, so i cut it to 33cms active length, my draw lenght is 151 cms and i añways shoot 3/8 steel ammo fun as hell to shoot, same shooting styke, aim point and amchir point as my axiom style frame, since it,s 8cms fork width

      Hope this helps!!
       
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    7. Bimbo

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      Apocryphal!! My autocorrect is as Mexican as me!!

      Beaners United!!! ;)

      Hahaha, just kidding, Thanks!!

      By the way, is that GIF from the Norm Mcdonald movie?
       
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    8. KawKan

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      I love that Conus!
      I suspect most of the Conuses in existence are someone's first Conus build. It's like an irresistible draw. Your's looks great! There are a lot of cool features in that piece of Mesquite!
      I'm sure it will be a treasure for you. But now, every small log is going to call out to you, "Hey, Bimbo, I want to be a Conus!"
       
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    9. Bimbo

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      Thanks @KawKan !!
      Indeed, the conus has a kind of calling, it's an awesome looking design and a great feeling frame, really comfortable to shoot on a long session, i've just put in about 100 shots and still going!! I will definetly make myself a couple more!!
       
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    10. Palmettoflyer

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      Good to know that the standard setup worked ok. Occasionally a few of my prototype test shots, the pouch would hang up going through the fork gap. I didn't have enough time to work out if it was me, the pouch, or my frame. Haven't had time to get back to it.
       
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    11. Mr Muz

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      Looks good from here, have fun with it.
       
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    12. Bone

      Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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      You did great! Looks really good!
       
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    13. Bimbo

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      Thanks Bone!!
       
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      Looking good!
       
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    15. Arturo Borquez

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      you have done a nice job !!! I love the knot, it gives a great look ... congrats and good shooting :tu::tu::tu:
       
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    16. Bimbo

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      @Arturo Borquez Ese es el mejor cumplido que pueda venir del Maestro de la Conus!! Gracias amigo!!

      That is the best conpliment coming from the Conus master!!
       
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    17. Clint

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      Yes nice work you ll love that design
       
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    18. Bimbo

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      Thanks Clint, i get now why you keep making those amazing conus(es?)

      They are great shooters and very good lookers!!
       
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    19. SLING-N-SHOT

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      Looks great bimbo


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
       
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