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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by BHawkins, Oct 30, 2021.

  1. BHawkins

    BHawkins New Member

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    Hi Everyone. I am a total newbie when it comes to sling shots. While I have always been rather fascinated by them, I have never really shot. Over the past few years i have started shooting re-curve bows, and that has led to really enjoying more primitive weapons, so I thought I would give this a try as well. I would really like to build my own frames, and am having a hard finding good templates online. I look forward to all this group has to teach me about slingshots!!
     
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  2. Bimbo

    Bimbo Well-Known Member

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    You have no idea the rabbit hole you are going into...

    And you are going to love it!

    Coming from an archery backround it shouldnt be too hard to adjust to a slingshot, it's the same basic mechanics, you'll find your aim and anchor points in no time, and if you have any doubts, about bands, ammo, form, pouches, vendors, etc... don't hesitate to ask around the forum, there are plenty of experienced shooters here and they are all ready to lend a helping hand.

    And by the way, on top of the page there is a link called Resources, you'll find a bunch of great templates there

    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  3. SLING-N-SHOT

    SLING-N-SHOT Veteran Member

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    Welcome from Georgia, great to have you with us.
    I’ve been building mostly natural tree fork slings for a few years now, so if you go down that rabbit hole, glad to help any way I can.

    Darrell. ( natties can be just as nice )

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  4. BHawkins

    BHawkins New Member

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    That is sweet!!!
     
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  5. The preacher

    The preacher Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!

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    Welcome from Houston
     
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  7. The preacher

    The preacher Well-Known Member

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    Welcome from Southern Ohio.
    I'm sure you will enjoy shooting slingshots very much, I'm also sure that you will find plenty of help here.

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  8. SLING-N-SHOT

    SLING-N-SHOT Veteran Member

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    Thanks guys, appreciate that….I kinda wish now I hadn’t filled all the holes/voids in the Claro Walnut palm swell with Turquoise but couldn’t help myself, after all that’s kinda my thing, lol


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    Great Day in The Morning!
     
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    Welcome Aboard!

    Bill Hays (Pocket Predator) was always generous with his templates. I guess they are on the web somewhere.
     
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    Welcome!

    Nice one, Darrell!
     
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    Bone Veteran Member Staff Member Moderator Admin

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    And that my friend is super sweet!
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    ForkshooterTB Well-Known Member

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    That's a beauty Darrell!
     
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    Very nice :tu:
    IMO the Turquoise definitely has added to the beauty :tu:
     
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    Welcome to the community.
     

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