Introduction: Paracord Hunting Sling

My first Instructable!

I've always wanted one of these, so I signed on here to figure out how to make one and this is what I ended up with.

This Instructable uses roughly nine feet of paracord. If you can't find any animals to kill with it, or you just plain suck at hunting, you can always unravel it and make a pretty nifty snare. And if you don't catch anything or just plain suck at that, you can always just call it quits and go to McDonalds.

Step 1:

I started off with twelve feet of cord from following another instructable but decided the sling needed to be shorter to give me more control. The pouch I felt was too thin as well, so I made it wider. I ended up using about nine feet total.

Make a knot in one end of the cord. Pinch it between your thumb and forefinger. Relax your arm by your side and at about knee length, tie a knot. This is where your pouch starts.

Step 2:

Make three "loops" and start weaving as shown. I made mine roughly 2 1/2" long.

Step 3:

Bring the end of the cord with the knot in it through the top of the middle loop. Then pull it so that the starter knot for the pouch comes through.

Step 4:

Just keep weaving, pulling everything tight as you go.

Step 5:

When you get to the end, pull the cord through the outside loop, weave over the middle, through the opposite side outside loop, then through the middle loop.

Step 6:

If you've done it right, you'll end up with a nice little pouch that looks like this.

Step 7:

Tie a slip knot in the free end of the cord. This is for your middle finger.

Step 8:

Hold as shown:
Slip knot over middle finger.
Pinch the other knot between your thumb and forefinger.

Load up the pouch with a rock, let it dangle next to you, then throw it forward with an overhand motion. At eye level, just let go.

Have fun!

Comments

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hleeper1 (author)2017-09-14

looks cool gonna make it for my friend

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ColK (author)2017-05-20

Jig was a great idea

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NathantheGray (author)2016-02-18

I made mine using 10 feet of black 550 paracord from Walmart. I think that using a thicker rope would have been easier to use, though. The "loops" kept falling apart so I used mini binderclips to hold them in place. Where did you get this design? Thanks!

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NathantheGray (author)2016-02-18

nice!!!!!! Finally, a sling that doesn't need any tools or equipment! Very fun to make!!!

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tatebullrider (author)2015-12-08

nice job. *clap* *clap* *clap*. :)

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slothbrain1 made it! (author)2015-11-29

my fav instructable!

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Very cool!

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HorseBackBob (author)2015-09-20

This is Brilliant! I'm taking this.

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ffink made it! (author)2015-09-14

easier if you take a piece of wood and put six srews in there sticking out so you can put the cord around, still awesome!

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JohnP120 (author)ffink2015-09-14

I didn't even think to make a jig for it. Good idea.

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hombileh (author)2015-09-14

last year when I made one I took off about 2 inches of the outer layer off the tail to expose the inner white 'guts', which make a nice 'crack' when you release the trigger like a mini sonic boom almost similar to a bullwhip just not as loud. Thought I would share that for anyone wanting to make this, as they are pretty cool, and there's nothing like the feeling you get when you hit a target dead on for the first time, sorta makes you feel like David when he slayed Goliath!

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KyleTheCreator (author)2015-09-13

This is awesome! I want to see a video of this in action!

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DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-09-13

There are just so many things that you can make with paracord.

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