What is the best hunting ammo for a Sling Shot? E2E Training Instructor Madison Parker talks about some different ammo that he casts himself, and also some options for people to purchase. Remember, Madison is using a specialized custom made sling shots with extremely strong bands. Madison also illustrates the effects of different ammo on different material to include, Wood, Plastic, and Steel
Using rubber as energy storage for crossbows allows much more narrow outlines than steel. This inspired us here at The Slingshot Channel to make a four shot crossbow! The weapon can shoot arrows equipped with field tips as well as broadheads.
It is possible to fire all four arrows in quick succession, or to shoot them in two pairs. The accuracy is excellent due to a very practical arrow guide made from cheap toothbrushes.
The weapon needs cosmetic work and also reinforced rubber bands – but it is fully functional and reliabel already.
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In a Zombie Apocalypse, it is not unlikely that soldiers die in full battle dress, then come back as ghouls. This would be tough, they may still wear a steel helmet – designed to protect its owner from skull injuries.
So the new and improved Zombie hammer is tested against a German Army (“Bundeswehr”) surplus helmet – a bit smelly, but fully intact with all the inner parts still complete.
See how the stainless steel spike opens a huge hole in the steel helmet, with a single blow!
How well does a ballistic vest protect it’s owner against practical weapons?
In order to find out, The Slingshot Channel bought a German police surplus bullet/knife protection vest. It meets the German SK1 and the US IIIA standard (handgun ammo class).
Various non firearms weapons are tested, from slingshots, crossbows, even a Samurai sword. The winner hands down is the Throwing Knife Shooter – the only weapon that could penetrate the entire vest.
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Ballistic gelatin has been a test matter for us here at The Slingshot Channel for some time now. But there has been a lot of debate wether or not it REALLY simulates human flesh. Well, it simulates just a hunk of meat – like a nice piece of beef ready for the oven. What it lacks is bone, skin, and clothes.
Therefore, in this video a 10kg (22lb) block of gelatin has been “modded” – a piece of floor board simulates bone, and got deeply set into the gelatin. Leather from an old glove simulates skin, and a towel replaces more fancy clothes.
It works – a 25 mm steel ball, fired from an incredibly powerful winch operated slingshot crossbow, almosts lifts the entire block off the table – but can not penetrate the gel block through the towel and the leather.
A throwing knife, fired from a specifically designed slingshot crossbow at about 150 mph, easily goes through the towel, leather, gel and even through the floor board.
Even though the energy of the steel ball was no doubts higher than the energy of the knife, it was the pointy, sharp blade that made the difference – the pressure per square inch is a lot higher. A simple explanation based on the laws of physics.
The video also reveals a side effect of the “band catching” construction of the knife shooter – the shot is really, really silent, almost inaudible.
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We have been shooting quite a bit of crazy ammo here at The Slingshot Channel. But there are still a few challenges left. One of these much asked for weapons is a slingshot crossbow that can shoot pointy, dangerous throwing knifes with force.
Now a throwing knife isn’t very well suited for beeing fired from a crossbow. The bottom heavy knifes are supposed to spin around in the throw, which requires a ton of practice. But to be shot straight from a crossbow requires a specifically designed guiding system.
The simple, but effective weapon presented in this video uses four flat aluminum rods as guides for the knife, which works quite well. Three layers of Thera Band Gold drive the blades far faster than any human beeing could throw them – and with serious accuracy.
As a bonus, the second “Zodiac sign” prize slingshot is presented, made from two different types of wood, and featuring twin forks.
A while ago, COLORS magazine asked us if we can make weapons out of trash. Sure! A quick walk to the woods, and we came home with a good selection of stuff.
This video shows how you can make pepper spray from old chili powder, bolas from cat food cans and batteries, and even a full blown crossbow from a broom handle and old kitchen gloves.
All of the weapons are properly tested, of course.
As a bonus, two new slingshots are shown, one that shoots grapes (for an attempt to break a guiness book record), and one beauty made from fossilized oak.