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    Commecial slingshot crossbow

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    Post by Andy. Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:44 am

    Stumbled upon this interesting gadget...

    https://www.hammersurvival.com/products/rs-x7-slingshot-crossbow

    Anyone seen in the flesh?
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    Post by topfmine Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:54 am

    Looks like its made in China. Trouble is that some components will most probably break just to save 50p which could have been made in steel. Interesting concept. Would like to see a velocity and accuracy  test about 100 yard not some point blank test which seems to be very common and worthless to show the potential of any weapon.
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    Post by Geezer Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:25 am

    In case anbody is interested, Jorg Sprave from the Slingshot Channel (he makes all manner of shooters powered by latex bands or tubing) reports very high velocities with elastic tubing... I've seen figures over 600 fps, if the latex is properly heated before shooting.  The only problem I can see with latex for a power-source might be inconsistent velocity from shot to shot. If velocity is variable from shot to shot due o temperature or chemical degredation, that might seriously detract from viability for accurate shooting.  So maybe we're better off at 200-300 fps if we can get consistent velocity from every shot. Opinions?
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    Post by chaz Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:30 pm

    Some how it seems quite a stretch to relate a sling shot to a crossbow, for one the lack of a flexible prod being involved .............. just saying

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    Post by topfmine Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:05 am

    It uses a similar release mec and tiller to a crossbow but the propellant system is different.
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    Post by chaz Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:20 pm

    Oh, understood .............like the similarities in a race horse and a race car ?

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