December 29, 2010
This Ain't Your Grandpa's Slingshot...
By Chad Love
Last year about this time I blogged about a Mr. Rufus Hussy of Asheboro, North Carolina Mr. Hussy, it seems, still makes old-fashioned slingshots, and well, he's damn good with them, too (watch the video if you don't believe me).
But like most ancient weapons, the slingshot has also evolved into some pretty cool modern versions, too. The first rabbit I ever killed fell to a ball bearing launched from a Wristrocket. But even the venerable Wristrocket is so 1970s compared to this thing...
Behold the PS58, billed as the world's most accurate slingshot...
The PS58 slingshot is a new patented technology that enables the PS58 slingshot to shoot with enough accuracy to split a pencil at 24 feet.This new slingshot rivals air pistol in accuracy yet beat them in power. The secret behind this innovative slingshot lays within its dual offset pivoting system. This system precisely aligns the reddot sight to the trajectory of the fired projectile. The PS-58 slingshot uses a Red Dot Sight, which is ideal for indoor or outdoor shooting. The sight has a left/right and elevation adjustment on the slingshot for sighting in the slingshot. For long distance shooting, the elevation is easily adjusted by turning a knob which compensates bullet drop.
The PS58 is easy to shoot. Simply look through the red dot scope, place the red dot onto the target and shoot. The PS58 using a dual pivot system, is like a gimble that piviots the head of the slingshot along the axis of where the slingshot will shoot.
The PS58 slingshot is the newer and improved Version of the PS52 and PS55. The PS58 more accurate because of its new low friction bearings on both piviots and extended arms. This allows the head and sight to align itself perfectly to the axis of fire.
Both the PS52 and PS55 used a laser to aim at its target. This was not practical because the laser could not be seen outdoors in daylight. Also, gun sight on the PS52 was difficult to use because the front post and rear sight must be aligned when shooting. The PS58 solves both of these issues. The PS58 reddot sight works in sunlight and is easy to use. Simpily put the reddot on the target and shoot. You can hit flying targets with a shotgun spray of BBs (with optional addon shotgun pouch).
I still have my old Wristrocket, as well as an equally-vintage Sling Bow slingshot (anyone remember them?) and I enjoy plinking around with them with my son. But this thing looks like a pretty serious hunting weapon.
Everyone bemoans the continued decline in interest in small-game hunting in this country. Well, maybe we just need ot make it a little more challenging, a little more interesting, like say, with a slingshot? We all did it as kids, but anyone ever give thought to getting back into small-game hunting with slingshots? Would something like this do it for you?