My latest slingshot "Scout" shown here, maybe the coolest and most innovative slingshot I've ever owned and shot, and I've owned and shot a lot of slingshots over the years.
I recently acquired this slingshot from SimpleShot headed by Nathan Masters who designed the Scout that is made in the US.
This slingshot comes equipped with 0.30" thick x 7/8" wide latex flatbands and a leather pouch. The Scout may also be equipped with latex tube bands, although latex flatbands do develop more power.
Flatbands don't last as long before needing to be replaced depending on how long you cut the bands which will depend on your draw length.
Your active band length is the length of the bands or tubes from where they attach to the slingshot to the pouch. This length is determined by dividing your draw length by 5.
Example: If you determine that your draw length is 30″ your active band length is 6″.
The Scout also comes with the innovative FlipClip band attachement accessory system, allowing the bands to be positioned over the sides as seen in the photo, or over the top if one prefers the bands oriented that way.
I've mentioned before that a slingshot is the perfect carry in your haversack (insert photo) or bugout bag for those times you need the means of dispatching a threatening critter, or to put food in the cooking pot, or just for the pleasure of plinking when out and about.
I have to tell you.....the Scout fits your hand beautifully, and shoots like nobody's business!
Note......Although I'm using a bullet trap in the insert photo while shooting the Scout indoors, I recommend you do your shooting outside if you are just getting in to shooting slingshots, as it will take you some time to become skilled using a slingshot, and you don't want the steel balls ricocheting all over the place potentially taking out the tv or a window.
Also watch your backgrounds, as slingshots are capable of shooting steel balls a long ways, and remember..... wear safety glasses at all times when shooting a slingshot.
For those of you who are skilled in traditional archery and shooting instinctively, you will find making the transition to a slingshot quite easy, as the skills required for using either a traditional bow (recurve or longbow) or a slingshot are similar in nature.
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