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Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by saviorslegacy, Mar 16, 2010.
Does anyone hunt with a slingshot?
Also, what can you hunt with one, and are they good eatin?
I hunted in my teens with one. The Wrist-Rocket was (And surely still is) capable of taking down small game like rabbits, squirrels, and fowl. I can only vouch for rabbit, squirrel, Hungarian partridge and pigeons as being "good eating" after kiling them with a slingshot. Dad had lead pieces about the same diameter as the barrel of a Sharpie and 1/2" long that would knock the living sh*t out of small game that he used in his work as a telephone lineman. Having grown up poor, pigeon was always acceptable table fare.
+1 on the Wrist Rocket. Rabbits, squirrels, quail- and the neighbor's dog knows to say in his OWN damned yard! I have used steel 1/2 inch ball bearings for ammo. About as much power as a recurve bow. Quiet, cheap, and unregulated. But you WILL learn to estimate range and drop.
In my youth I did some squirrel hunting with a self-made slingshot made entirely out of leather. I used good-shaped rocks as ammunition. I was pretty accurate with it, being able to hit a 2-3 inch target area at about 20 meters or more. Plenty distance to get a squirrel over. I was obsessed with ancient weapons growing up.
Edit: Took me a lot of practice though, I am talking weeks/months of daily practice for an hour or two before I became that accurate with it.
Many hours with a slingshot. Although in Los Angeles, all we had were possums, coons, and the neighbors pets.. Was really cool when paintballs came out. Lots of critters had red spots on the rear..