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crossbows vs. slingshots Answered

' Hi everyone,

I'm chopstx, the creator of this group. today I want to start a discussion about which one is better: a slingshot mechanism, or a cross bow mechanism? do you think they're the same? please explain your 'answer thoroughly and carefully.

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Phoghat (author)2012-05-08

I've used both and they each have an advantage. Crossbows are more reliable, and accurate, but slingshots are more portable and much easier to make. Currently I'm making a hybrid ( a la Joerg Sprave) using very sturdy rubber tubes.  It's a combination of  http://youtu.be/zK2Bcn1ze4c and http://youtu.be/5l8Ql2r26gE The rubber can break ( not probable, but possible ) so that would make it less reliable than an actual crossbow, which is not beyond my capabiliuties, but  more bother than I want to put up with.
I live in Mexico, and slingshots rule here because they're cheap to make and cheap to shoot. When your income hovers at around $400/month, even .22s are expensive.
I just like primitive weaponry.

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DJ Radio (author)2009-03-31

Crossbow mechs are more reliable. Sling mechs get better range/power.

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Sketch98 (author)DJ Radio2010-07-19

what do you mean by "more reliable"

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Raikou-san (author)Sketch982010-07-19

It won't misfire in your face and/or break something without you actually pulling the trigger. I've had an SR-V2 misfire sometimes.

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chopstx (author)DJ Radio2009-04-01

yeah, i prefer crossbows though.

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TheDunkis (author)2009-04-01

What is the difference? Anyways whatever type of mechanism you use it doesn't really matter because you should still use arms to make your rubber bands more efficient.

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chopstx (author)TheDunkis2009-04-01

i think they're the pretty much the the same too. however, like DJ Radio said, crossbows are more reliable however, slingshots boast more power and range.

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TheDunkis (author)chopstx2009-04-02

Because crossbows are generally shorter and slingshots are longer. Maybe he's just trying to make it sound like he's smart? seriously the only feature that truly separates a cross bow from a sling shot is the structure holding the rubber bands- arms or not. And a crossbow set up would add a lot more power. In fact if you were to make a sling shot but you give it arms to hold the rubber bands it'll get more power from the same bands.

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DJ Radio (author)TheDunkis2009-04-03

dude, the difference is that crossbows have rails, slings dont. This is why Slingshots get more range/power, because there is no rail to cause friction.

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Jesus. (author)DJ Radio2009-09-16

not wicky's crossbows, they are sling shot crossbows.

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DJ Radio (author)DJ Radio2009-04-03

and on your note on slings being longer than crossbows- its possible to have a crossbow as long as a slingshot.

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Tom Buckey (author)2009-06-29

hey guys im gonna say im might be posting a sligshot magmum :P im not making any promises but it might just happen but if it does it will be after i post my two ball mahine and coaster ( the coaster will be a maybe)

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Tom Buckey (author)Tom Buckey2009-06-30

sorry i meant dester eagle not magnum

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