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#1 Rey Leon

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 03:36 AM

Here's an initial review of the Montie Y-Shot Slingshot.

 

NOTE: I haven't had it long enough to comment on durability.

 

http://www.montiegear.com/Y-Shot.html

 

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MY ORDER

• Y-Shot with single strap band

• 1 x double strap and 1 x triple strap replacement bands

• 200 large ball bearings

 

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PROS

 

• Amazingly accurate and powerful

  It comes with a single strap, but you can also buy double and triple straps.

  I bought those as replacements, but the single strap provides an awful lot of power. 

  I put a 12"x12" carton about 6 metres / 20 feet away - and as someone who

  only used a slingshot once or twice as a kid, immediately started putting shots

  into the middle of the box.

  The ball bearings went straight through the taped base of the carton like bullets.

  Next I put a 6"x 6" carton about 12 metres / 40 feet away and again

  was able to put shots straight into it.

  Out of about 20 shots, I didn't miss a single one, and I don't do any

  target-related sports - shooting, archery etc. 

 

 • Build quality

   Very well constructed - felt rock solid in my hand. The fit and finish are professional.

   The paracord wrap is very neat.

   The piece at the end of the strap that holds the ball bearing

   has a little hole in it to help the ammo fit snugly. Nice touch.

 

• Good communication and purchase experience.

  The first tracking number they provided didn't work, and they quickly

  contacted me back the next day with one that did.

 

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CONS

 

• Initial cost not cheap

 

• Ammo

  The large ball bearings I bought with it are awesome, but they go

  so fast that I expect you'll lose some each time, unless you have

  a big wall behind your target. I recovered about 15 of the 20 or

  so I shot.

  So unless one of your friends runs a business called Ball Bearings R Us,

  there'll be some cost involved.

 

• No idea how long the strap will last.

 

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CONCLUSION

 

As someone who's never owned a slingshot before, I was really surprised

at the power and accuracy. This would easily kill a small pest like a rat,

and if you managed a head shot I'm pretty sure you'd also knock out

or kill a rabbit, small fox, feral cat etc.

 

And that's with the default single strap. I'm a bit nervous about what

the double and triple strap are capable of.

 

I have no interest in using it on animals, but if I was in the outback

and needed some food or was being harassed by some dingos,

it would be a very useful thing to have.

 

It's also a lot of fun just target-shooting.

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A quality product that does what it was built for very well.

 

Cautions:

 

Theoretically if you were drunk or very uncoordinated, you could

hit the frame of the slingshot and I think that would be a bad thing.

Not for the frame but for you, because it could ricochet off at high speed.

 

I'd also avoid firing it when you know there's a house or people

anywhere in the background.

 

Personally I would keep this away from kids. It will easily take an eye out

or cause damage to the face, digits, throat, ear, skull, groin etc.

 

I'd also keep it away from that one mate you have who is prone

to doing stupid things after a few drinks. It will break your windows

no problem, or put a nasty dent in your car's body panels.


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#2 Stupendous Walrus

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 08:15 PM

Awesome stuff Rey. Nice review. I loved slingshots growing up. Had a few higher end ones and definitely made my own out in the woods.

Cool.

#3 Erik G

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 12:11 AM

I made my own out of wood when I was a kid, then bought a decent one on ebay (deff not that one) and put it in my B.O.B. I Have many other backup weapons but it doesn't hurt to have a backup backup backup weapon. 



#4 Harshit Gupta

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:19 AM

Seems to be quite awesome tool I used to play during my childhood.


When you think of something, Go for it.......

Love to Carry victorinox trekking Knives and leatherman multitools for outdoors survival.

 


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 08:18 AM

Yes, as a teenager, I had one with the wrist brace. I would use regular BBs that would be used for a BB gun. It was pretty powerful and fun to target practice with.



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:18 PM

Check this out: http://gearhungry.co...-slingshot.html

#7 Chris Doherty

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 01:54 PM

 

It looks like an industrial condom or something LOL


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 07:32 PM

It looks like an industrial condom or something LOL

 

 

Actually, I was thinking one of those old-school ice bag thingies.  But yours is better.  :lol:


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#9 Stupendous Walrus

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 03:12 PM

Well this took a turn for the worse.


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