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In this instructable, i will show how to make a sling. making a sling is easy, fun, and one of these bad boys can outclass any slingshot. Slings were first used thousands of years ago for hunting and as weapons. They were used in war up to the1700s in the British military weapon that the Calvary men used for long range hits. A sling was used by small man David to take down the giant Goliath in the bible. This shows two things about a sling: 1) it's a low status weapon and 2) in the hands of an expert it can be devastatingly effective.

Step 1: Materials

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For this instruct able you need about 12 ft of para cord A lighter (optional) And a pair of scissors or a knife
arawn made it!1 year ago

Very cool, shot some bouncing balls indoor with mine, still looking for some of them :D

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15jdstacey made it!1 year ago

I Made it and it work really well.

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Stolzomatik2 years ago

Great for slinging eggs! Easy to get the hang of. Paintballs and rotting baby peaches make excellent ammo too!

Zorcox1093 years ago

I made this and I flung a rock from my fence two thirds across my backyard which is an acre

JayT513 years ago

When I was a kid, my friend and I made slings like this, larger, to hold egg-sized rocks, went out in the countryside, and had a blast. Safety Warning: if you ever screw up and launch straight up, be sure to shout at your friends so they can all look up and avoid the plummeting rock! I was almost a "late" friend, but his errant rock luckily shattered on the stones right next to my feet.

DustinJ93 years ago
How do i use this?
OhtarJ3 years ago

will this shoot tennis balls or no

redwolfboy (author) 5 years ago
The launching of the sling is not something I can include in this instructable, but I will soon make one on how to use the sling
I think he meant to give a more detailed description of the pouch
JohnP1203 years ago

Very easy to make! However, I was having a little trouble with mine holding the ammo and thought it was a little long so I modified it a little to use three loops for a slightly wider pouch and made the whole thing shorter for more control (just personal preferences). Thanks for the instructable! Made both yours and mine in less than an hour ago and have already had so much fun with it already.
I put together an instructable of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

jbuffenmyer made it!4 years ago
Took me a few tries, but i finally got it. Now, where is Goliath?
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kmonroe64 years ago
but it's a nice sling.
kmonroe64 years ago
Try making a video. it will be a lot easier to follow.
vemven made it!4 years ago

I had fun making this..I made 4 last night Next I want to make one bigger with 2 braids for bigger things.

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Wicked. Just made and have yet to test, sure it will be great. However, account for the amount of rope a knot takes up as well as the amount of rope you gain from slack.
dd6k5 years ago

Pretty fun!
Only problem i had was getting the ends to tie off nice after i weaved. Think i improvised well though

dnash25 years ago
it was set up to weave, then all the sudden 1/4 of it was weaved,
redwolfboy (author) 5 years ago
Dnash2 what do you mean
dnash25 years ago
please more descriptive on the weave for the launching part of the sling
Teachable6 years ago
Made mine last night really nice. I wonder how big you can go with the W shaped method of making a weaving lattice.
that is what i did to make mine, 5 wire nails in a scrap hunk of wood. made it a lot easier to weave the sling.
Amazing! It took me a while to realize when weaving I shouldn't tighten it too much.
Thorny 13 5 years ago
I've not had a day off and over 3 weeks and I've been really bummed about that. The fact that I just made this has really just made my month. Thank you ! Seriously.
scobu5 years ago
A better descriptive process of the beginning would be helpful. More pictures to start it off between step 2 and step 3. Cool finished product but not intuitive
very easy to make, awesome instructable dude!
8steve886 years ago
I like it, could come in very handy.
My first couple of attempts turned out badly but once it clicks it's so easy. That's true of most of the "man knitting" that I do - once you've managed a particular weave without looking at the instructions then you know you've got it.
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would that be called "mitting"
I am so using that as a verb from now on.
sjoseph96 years ago
fun stuff, it's so cheap and easy i might have to give it a shot
I voted for you :)
Thanks for this!!!! It works and its sooo awesome :)
redwolfboy (author) 6 years ago
Thanks steve
db856 years ago
Awesome!
redwolfboy (author) 6 years ago
Don't forget to vote for me!!
redwolfboy (author) 6 years ago
My aim? I could probably smash a watermelon from 150 ft away.
Great work, man. This would make a great bracelet weapon too. How's your aim with this, RedWolf?
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stephenf6 years ago
Old mouse balls make superb slingshot ammo, so I suppose they will be good for this.
Erod D-Isle6 years ago
yes finally people are going back to the simplicities o war human powered weapons and good thing bout slings ammo is everywhere! very nice
ianmcmill6 years ago
Next on my ToDo list !
dataphool6 years ago
Nice explanation; better than another I found which uses 2 - 6 or 7 foot pieces of rope or leather. I'll give it a try. Thanx
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