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Sling Shot recommendation

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Post by C-dub » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:15 pm

I'm in town and seem to have way more than my share of squirrels in our yard. I'm sure the city would frown on me shooting them with just about any type of firearm and have been considering trying a sling shot. It would also be something I could easily conceal from my wife. She's not too keen on the idea of me shooting the squirrels, so even a pellet rifle would be problematic. I think I could get by easier with a sling shot since it would be quieter and I could stuff it into a pocket easier to hide.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

I've seen a bunch online and a few in stores, but after reading quite a bit online it seems like most of the ones in stores aren't very well liked. At least the ones with the wrist brace and all. It seems like simpler is better in this area according to the internet "experts." What do ya'll think?
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Re: Sling Shot recommendation

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Post by curryman » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:45 pm

I use this one:

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/daisy% ... tid=629708

To appease my wife I shoot them with paintballs. Puts a pretty good thump on them and they have to clean up after. Took about two months to train those tree rats to stay outta my yard and peach trees. Had about a three year lull until the trained ones were replaced with new ones. The shooting has started again.

I started with a pellet gun and only shot males. Didn't help.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:33 pm

curryman wrote:I use this one:

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/daisy% ... tid=629708

To appease my wife I shoot them with paintballs. Puts a pretty good thump on them and they have to clean up after. Took about two months to train those tree rats to stay outta my yard and peach trees. Had about a three year lull until the trained ones were replaced with new ones. The shooting has started again.

I started with a pellet gun and only shot males. Didn't help.

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Post by Archery1 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:38 pm

Ancillary to my bow building, I used to be pretty deep into the world of slingshot. Commercially, in the slingshot world, these guys are the better recommends. That's not saying a whole lot as simple a weapon as they are, but they do carry a high reputation among enthusiasts: https://simple-shot.com/


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Post by mrvmax » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:51 pm

You can shoot them with the hard dog food too. It doesn’t kill them but it will hit them hard enough so that they will avoid you. I used to have an oak tree in my front yard and would shoot dog food at the squirrels to keep them away. Pellet rifles and B.B. guns are illegal in Friendswood and I have houses in close proximity to mine so I didn’t want to hit a car or break a window with the large ball bearings out of the sling shot. It got to the point where they would take off across the street when they heard my front door open after hitting them a few times with dog food.

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Post by Flightmare » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:02 pm

What about Airsoft guns?
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:30 pm

Archery1 wrote:Ancillary to my bow building, I used to be pretty deep into the world of slingshot. Commercially, in the slingshot world, these guys are the better recommends. That's not saying a whole lot as simple a weapon as they are, but they do carry a high reputation among enthusiasts: https://simple-shot.com/
That’s pretty cool stuff! Questions....

1) Is the Sling Bow capable of taking game bigger than anything you’d normally kill with a slingshot?
2) If so, would that Sling Bow be subject to all the usual bow-hunting regs, or ...
3) Are they illegal for hunting at all?
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Post by C-dub » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:38 pm

Archery1 wrote:Ancillary to my bow building, I used to be pretty deep into the world of slingshot. Commercially, in the slingshot world, these guys are the better recommends. That's not saying a whole lot as simple a weapon as they are, but they do carry a high reputation among enthusiasts: https://simple-shot.com/
I've seen that Scout before during my searches. It looks good. I was hoping to find one in a local store, but so far haven't.
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Post by RicoTX » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:50 pm

What do you guys have against squirrels? Not being sarcastic....just curious?
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Post by C-dub » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:55 pm

mrvmax wrote:You can shoot them with the hard dog food too. It doesn’t kill them but it will hit them hard enough so that they will avoid you. I used to have an oak tree in my front yard and would shoot dog food at the squirrels to keep them away. Pellet rifles and B.B. guns are illegal in Friendswood and I have houses in close proximity to mine so I didn’t want to hit a car or break a window with the large ball bearings out of the sling shot. It got to the point where they would take off across the street when they heard my front door open after hitting them a few times with dog food.
I don't like the idea of the little steel balls very much just from the standpoint of losing them so easily. I thought I'd use little rocks like gravel or something. I like the idea of using dog food. My dogs might not appreciate it as much. However, if I knock a squirrel down for them they might like that.
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Post by C-dub » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:58 pm

RicoTX wrote:What do you guys have against squirrels? Not being sarcastic....just curious?
Furry tailed little rats! They get into the attic. They eat the bird see my wife puts out for the birds. My dogs bark at them as they stay just out of reach, while my wife is trying to sleep. She works at night in her hospital.

We haven't had this problem yet, but for some folks they get into the engine bay of vehicles and chew up the wires for some reason.
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Post by C-dub » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:21 pm

A bit more than I'm looking for, but really cool!
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Post by pushpullpete » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:32 pm

C-dub wrote:
RicoTX wrote:What do you guys have against squirrels? Not being sarcastic....just curious?
Furry tailed little rats! They get into the attic. They eat the bird see my wife puts out for the birds. My dogs bark at them as they stay just out of reach, while my wife is trying to sleep. She works at night in her hospital.

We haven't had this problem yet, but for some folks they get into the engine bay of vehicles and chew up the wires for some reason.

Never been a fan of squirrels, $482 later, I'm REALLY not a fan. The mechanic that fixed the wiring in my car SAYS he doesn't
like them, but I'm not so sure.

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