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I have long thought the tried and true sling shot is a great addition to any survival kit. It is quiet, powerful for its size, and you can pick up just about any rock to use as ammunition. It is a great way to get small game for food in a survival situation.

While watching an episode of Apoaclypse 101 on NatGeo I saw a guy who had moddified his sling shot to fire arrows. After toying around with the arrow rest I had seen on the show I decided that there had to be a better, more stable way of holding the arrow while lining up for your shot. The following Instructable is what I came up with.

 

Step 1: What You Need

The following is a list of the parts used for the Arrow throwing Sling Shot:
  • Sling Shot
  • Wisker Biscut Arrow Rest
  • 1/4" by 1" bolt
  • 1/4"Sleeve nut (I think that is what it is called)
  • Phillips Head Screw Driver
  • T-30 Trox Wrench
  • 3/16" Drill Bit (Not Shown)
  • 9/32" Drill Bit (Not Shown)
  • 5/16" Drill Bit

Step 2: Drilling the Holes and Attaching the Wisker Biscut

Remove the top screw from the grip with the Phillips Head screw driver and discard it. Next, using the 3/16" drill bit, drill a pilot hole all the way through the handle. Switch drill bits to the 9/32" drill bit and carefully drill out the pilot hole on the back side of the grip (Picture 2). Switch to the 5/16" drill bit and carefully drill out the other side of the grip (Picture 3).

Once you have the holes drilled push the sleeve nut into the 5/16" hole on the plam side of the grip.

Next take the 1/4"x1" bolt and screw it into the Wisker Biscut and then using the T-30 Trox wrench tighten the bolt until it is snug in the sleeve nut, you want the bolt tight enough to hold the Wisker Biscut in place while shooting an arrow but not so tight you can't swing it out of the way so you can fire a rock or ball bearing if you want to.

Step 3: Conclusion

Once I completed the modifications to the sling shot it was time for a test run or ten. Using a 32" arrow with a field tip for the test shots it took 10-12 shots until I was able to hit the target consistently within 1"-2" of where I was aiming at 20 yards or so.

Once I got a system down it was fairly easy to load, draw, and fire the Arrow Throwing Sling Shot pretty quickly. I was able to get 3" - 4" of penetration into the target using a field tip. After I got to where I could hit the target consistently I put a broad head on the arrow and target penetration increased to about 5" - 6" pretty consistently. Target penetration started to decrease pretty quickly as I increased the distance to the target. At 35 yards I was only able to get about 1" of target penetration with a broadhead. With the field tip at that range the arrow just broke the surface of the target.

With practice, I would feel comfortable taking larger game like rabbit and raccon with the Arrow Throwing Sling Shot and in a pinch a deer.

Check out my Facebook page, Vanguard Survival, for more tips, tricks, and comming soon videos.

As always, I look forward to reading your comments and suggestions!

Train to Survive!

Hi my is Fernando from PR. I liked the instruccioned for the arrowsligshot. I had a big and that is i can find anywear the wishbisket. Can you help me with thal. I wil apriciated. My email ia fernandoseda@hotmail.com
Honestly I don't remember the bramd name. I picked it up at Wal-Mart for about $9.99 as I recall. Sorry I couldn't be more specific. I hope you can find one, they are a hoot to play about with with or without the arrow.
<p>What brand of slingshot did you use? I would like to make one of these. </p>
where did you buy your sleeve nut from? because I can't find any
<p>It was a left over from some forgotten project. I checked Lowe's and they have them on their nut and bolt isle, but I had to go through each of the nut drawers to find them.</p><p>Sorry it took a bit to get back to you.</p><p>Train to survive!</p><p><a href="http://www.vanguardsurvival.com" rel="nofollow">www.vanguardsurvival.com</a></p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/vanguardsurvival" rel="nofollow">www.facebook.com/vanguardsurvival</a></p>
would a 7/32 bit or a 9/64 bit work because I don't have a 9/32 bit
You are shooting for a snug fit of the bolt that is going to hold the arrow rest in place. If you use a smaller bit and then wallow out the hole just be sure not to get the hole too big so you and up with a loose fit.<br>Hope that helps<br><br>Train to Survive!<br>www.facebook.com/vanguardsurvival
Cool, in gonna make this when i can.
I found the 2 and 3 piece arrows on Dave Canterbury's website, as well as the inserts to retrofit your own arrows. Sort of expensive, but may be worth it.
Great guide! Are those 2-piece arrows? If so, where did you get them?
No, they are single piece carbon fiber arrows. The white part about the middle is a small piece of paper with my name and contact info on it. Required to hunt some of the place I do. The idea being if I shoot and hit the animal but don't track it and a game warden finds it they know who to fine for leaving the game, or if I shoot and miss the animal but hit a person, car, or some other object I shouldn't again they know who to fine and or arrest. I haven't seen any two piece arrows in years (1980's was the last time.) For use with the slingshot in a survival situation they might be a good idea, guess I should look and see if I can find a couple. <br> <br>Thanks for the comment and as always, Train to Survive! <br>
This is fantastic, thank you!
I made one of these myself. I modified mine alot more than you did, by welding on a bar to attach a stabalizer or bowfishing things onto. I used a whisker biscuit too. :-D <br>The problem I had was that those yellow bands on those slingshots are worthless. I urge you to get online and buy the black high powered bands. It will make a world of difference. I also removed the nocks from the arrows and super glued in golf tees. It gave me a bit of a bulge to grip onto when drawing that thing back. I got most my ideas from Dave Canterbury. <br>Good work!

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