Pellet Bows

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Pellet Bows

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:31 pm

I just found the weirdest weapon ever looking up slingbows: http://slingshotforum.com/topic/20797-meet-the-pellet-bow-the-true-ancestor-of-the-slingshot/
The pellet bow? The first vid is amazing!

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Re: Pellet Bows

Post by grendel on Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:28 am

Pellet bows, amazing, I want one. Can't make out how the pellet misses the hand though.

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Re: Pellet Bows

Post by the barnacle on Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:42 am

the pebbles he was firing with the sling bow looked smaller than when they hit the floor?

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Pellet Bows

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:41 pm

I think the string is either set off-centre to fire one side of the bow or the handle itself is set off-centre, or indeed there is a twist to the hand as you release. that has got to smart if you get it wrong though!
This is another way of ensuring you don't mangle your hand: http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php?topic=33575.0
Two bamboo bows lashed together so the pellet fires through the middle and above the handle. Good ol' Pitt Rivers.

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