Controversial Topic And Poll: Brown Bear & Slingshots

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Len Backus, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Yes

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    48.3%
  2. No

    843 vote(s)
    51.7%
  1. del2les

    del2les Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely! Have you ever watched a hunting slingbow in action? Since writing my response, I chrono'd one, and with an Easton 2114 AL 30" arrow with a 100 gr head. The avg for 3 shots was 237fps! My old 50lb recurve avg 199fps, and the old Bear compound from the early 90's came in at 224fps!

    Slingbows, with heavy tubes, can be impressive, and since so few have any experience with a true hunting slingbow, it is often met with skepticism. Very similar to when I began bow hunting decades ago and people laughed at the idea of taking whitetails with a wooden recurve and "stick arrows" made of cedar. Someone forgot to tell the natives it could not be done. :D
     
  2. del2les

    del2les Well-Known Member

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  4. Joe Metzler

    Joe Metzler New Member

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    Why would you want to piss off a bear let alone maim an animal?lightbulb
     
  5. del2les

    del2les Well-Known Member

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    You must disapprove of bow hunting then, or you lack knowledge of this type of hunting and its capabilities?
     
  6. kass

    kass Well-Known Member

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    Yes but only if a backup weapon is disallowed.
     
  7. toddc

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    Slingbow style devices are pretty common in Mexico. Guns are illegal so the elastic energy of bands is utilized more than here in the US. We built them off of 2x6 boards that would definitely kill about anything. I killed several 2000lb Brahma cross cattle down there with one. Would shoot groups better than a bow. Basically a slingcrossbow.
     
  8. perkinswp

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    Only leagl for liberals​ and environmentalist