Survival Spear Shooter Made With Pvc and Rubber




About: I make weapons, and other things...

This is a tutorial on how to make a spear shooter that could be used in a survival situation for catching fish and small mammals. Hope everyone enjoys:)

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Step 1: Materials

For this build you will need some half " to 1" piece of pvc, a length of dried bamboo, some string or wool, a slingshot band and pouch setup, a hacksaw(not shown here) and a craft knife.

Step 2: The Bands

Use the string or wool to attach the bands at opposite sides of the pvc.

Step 3: The Spear

Sorry this is a bad photo. Use the craft knife to shape the thickest end of the bamboo into a point (do not make the the point too long or it will break) then heat it over a flame to make it harder.

Step 4: Nearly Done

This is how it should look now if you have done everything correctly.

Step 5: The Final Step

Cut the pvc off just past the point where the slingshot pouch would slip over the end of the pipe as shown. Now drop the bamboo spear down the barrel, pull it back in the pouch and release. Please use this with caution and if you use it for hunting small game and fish i would recommend looking up laws about hunting in your area.

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    8 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    If you heat the bamboo over a heat gun, stove, or a fire, it becomes pliable and you can straiten it. It would make it much more accurate.

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, i was going to put that in but forgot. Thanks for reminding me,i will probably edit it soon

    Nice! I made one of these last year after a less than satisfying experience with an inexpensive commercial bow. It's ridiculously powerful, and I LOVE using it for target practice. :-)

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    Thanks, so many people had already posted this design i really didn't think it would be so popular. I have found that spear shooters like this are more powerful if you bring the bands back to the opposite end to where they are attached as there is less slack rubber when you fire it.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Great to hear about this idea, I will definately try it out, I just can not believe how many favorates i have already. I will be posting a slingshot crossbow as soon as I get the design perfect.

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    Here's a slingshot bow I made... maybe something on it will help with your new slingshot cross bow good luck and have fun!


    5 years ago

    Thanks. I like simple as this is.

    Now having said that, simple, ironically, it would be cool to add an option. Choosing to hook on a line, perhaps 8 lb fishing line, for retrieval from water would be great.

    If I try this and add the line as an option, I'll let you know.