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Old 01-13-2019, 09:55 AM   #1
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any slingshoters in here

ended up in the slingshot area of ebay....some cool stuff in there. way nicer than the old tree branch
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:06 AM   #2
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I've had a Wrist Rocket with 3/8" dia. ball bearings always handy near by back slider for the occasional pesky raccoon, feral cat or other unwanted varmints when my Beeman .20 cal R-10 pellet rifle is a tad too much. It sure gives a good 'thump'!

Are not slingshots about as American as apple pie?
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:52 AM   #3
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I was at the mall a few days back and I thought I grabbed one of those knife magazines that shows all the latest models.

However this one was filled with slingshots, and not to be funny either. They tested them just like any survival gear. They finished the piece with a Pros/Cons section, and listed all the manufacturers and prices.

And yes, I had a Wrist Rocket, too. My dad worked for The Master Lock Company, and strangely I always had ball bearings...
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Wink My Son!

Growing up, my son had a slingshot. Yes, it was a Wrist Rocket. Under adult supervision, he had ball with that thing. Toy soldiers, tanks, jeeps, airplanes and Florida lizards paid the price for their existence under a barrage of rocks and bb's.

Time passes! A number of years later, while deployed to Iraq with the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, he requested that I send him his Wrist Rocket. It seemed that when they drove down this certain street, the Iraqi kids threw rocks at the Strykers. So, being the nice guy that my son is, he returned their rocks, just at a much higher velocity. The Battalion Commander failed to see the humor in this form of "Winning the Hearts and Minds of the Locals" and confiscated the slingshot!! It was returned when they moved to another area. Thanks. Col. Paine!!
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going to give this one a go...if anything i can skip rocks across the lake when fishing..lol
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Same here I have a Wrist Rocket that I've always taken to deer camp and fishing trips just for the fun of it. Plus I have an old handmade "tree branch" model that has been freshened up with modern rubber, it belonged to one of my uncles. We shot them a lot growing up my dad was a diesel mechanic for Caterpillar and we too always seem to have an endless supply of ball bearings.

Once at a yard sale I bought two big jars of glass marbles and 300 plastic poker chips the lady looked at me quizzically I held up the marbles and said, "ammo" and the poker chips and said, "targets"...
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Originally Posted by Lineman View Post
Growing up, my son had a slingshot. Yes, it was a Wrist Rocket. Under adult supervision, he had ball with that thing. Toy soldiers, tanks, jeeps, airplanes and Florida lizards paid the price for their existence under a barrage of rocks and bb's.

Time passes! A number of years later, while deployed to Iraq with the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, he requested that I send him his Wrist Rocket. It seemed that when they drove down this certain street, the Iraqi kids threw rocks at the Strykers. So, being the nice guy that my son is, he returned their rocks, just at a much higher velocity. The Battalion Commander failed to see the humor in this form of "Winning the Hearts and Minds of the Locals" and confiscated the slingshot!! It was returned when they moved to another area. Thanks. Col. Paine!!

Seems fair and a good idea to me to return the little bastards rocks quickly.
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I always had a Wrist Rocket and I see them around here for sale all the time. They were always a lot of fun.
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