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Re: Topband: The Slingshot Option

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Subject: Re: Topband: The Slingshot Option
From: "Paul Christensen" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:27:12 -0400
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As an alternative to a sligshot, I use a "junior bow," available at most of 
the large sports centers.  These are quite a bit smaller than the larger 
adult bows, but they have more than enough power to get the job done up to 
100 ft.

Like Barry, I let 8 lbs line feed right off the spool, then tie Dacron rope 
to the end to pull it back through the trees.  I weight the arrow with a 
large number of turns of ordinary solder.  I just keep winding solder until 
I get enough weight.  I then wind a couple turns of electrical tape over the 
solder to keep it in place on the arrow's tip. The primary reason for the 
weighted tip is to ensure that the arrow will drop down without resistance 
since even 8 lbs test line can bind through tree branches.

Paul, W9AC 

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