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    I'm thinking pf getting one of these for my kid. Does anyone have any info on these.

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    I have one somewhat similar. That are not bad. The tubing rots with time, but replacements are easy to find. Sometimes you can find surgical tubing in a drug store to make replacements.

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    I too have a similar one. It's more then a little bit of fun. Most major stores (walmart) have replacement rubbers.

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    We used to cut rubber from inner tubes to make the rubber section, and it worked great.

    I've always wanted to try one of those. I used to be pretty good with one at 30 yrds or under.

    I won a bet that I could hit a Sgt in the rearend at about 35 yrds as he was bending over. I won the bet, but was pealing lots of potatoes for awhile. But, I won the bet.
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    Cats and racoons trying to get in your fish pond don't like them.

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    The Wham-O Wrist Rocket had one about 50 years ago -- still have one (not the same one).

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    I have one bast to play with but very powerful will bast a ball bearing out of sight

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    What, did the Top Shot episode bring out some memories?
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    Did I hear right that that old boy hit 1500 consecutive ariel targets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK87 View Post
    What, did the Top Shot episode bring out some memories?
    Ha, it sure did. I finally watched that episode today, and thought it would be a great way to build his hand-eye coordination.
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    You may want to buy some stock in a glass company.
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    Marbles. Knocks a squirrel right out of the tree tops. At Eielson AFB in AK, I knew a few Jet engine mechanics that used to pop feeding Canadian geese with worn ball bearings. Dropped them as well as a shotgun (and a lot quieter).
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    Got me wanting one again too. lol

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    Had one of these back in the 50's. Threw away the wire thingy that was used to shoot arrows. It was just as powerful as the new type wrist rockets but you had to have a strong wrist to hold it on target at full draw. Marbles against a concrete wall turned into puffs of smoke.
    Lots of fun for $1.50. LOL

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    I prefer the type without the wrist brace thingy. The brace forces you to hold the slingshot at a weird angle that makes accurate shooting extremely difficult. I have one of these. http://www.marksman.com/3040_slings.php I bought it probably 15 years ago, out of nostalgia. I had one when I was a kid and had tons of fun with it. I remembered the difficulty I had with my original, so I cut the brace off with my Dremel as soon as I got it home. Huge improvement. Marksman now offers a couple models without the brace. http://www.marksman.com/3027_slings.php http://www.marksman.com/3030_slings.php

    Dollar stores are a great source for cheap ammo. Bag o' marbles for a buck.

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