Slingbow: Slingshot Bow and Arrow - What it is, and How to Make One
In case you’ve never heard of them, the sling bow (also known as an arrow slingshot) are a type of sling shot that has been modified to have the ability to fire arrows instead of using traditional sling shot ammo as its primary ammunition. Though some sling bows can still be used either way through breaking down the arrow shooting portion. The advantages of sling bows are many, and they can be used effectively in self-defense situations as well as more traditional hunting scenarios for game larger than a traditional slingshot can easily handle. In this article, we’ll look at what makes slingshot bows such an effective tool and give you some tips on how to choose the best one for your particular needs.
What is a sling bow or slingshot bow?
A sling bow is a traditional sling shot that has been modified to fire arrows. Sling bows allow you to hunt or fish with a sling shot in areas where firing traditional slingshot ammunition is otherwise useless or for people who want to shoot things other than rocks and steel shot. A sling bow can also be used to hunt small game at long distances (up to 50 yards with skill and the right setup) or even larger game if you’re skilled enough, although hunting big game is typically not recomended the sling bow excels at hunting small to medium game. If you have a favorite sling shot already or access to traditional materials then constructing your own sling shot to convert into a sling bow can be much cheaper than buying one as they can also cost upwards of $200 depending on what parts you purchase and can be quite large still. Below is a small inexpensive slingshot you can find that fits into a small altoids sized tin. This particular slingshot by Grim Workshop was designed to include a slingbow conversion that allows you to shoot arrows.
What Can you Do With a Sling Bow?
Sling bows are one of those unique survival weapons that can help you in a variety of different ways. Sling bow hunting, for example, has exploded in popularity in recent years due to an increased interest in DIY and self-sufficiency. A sling bow can be used as a traditional sling shot, or modified to fire arrows at a distance up to 50 yards depending on the setup! Sling bow Fishing has also become extremely popular as It can also be used to fire arrows with special points if you use arrows designed for this, and connect a line to them it can be an extremely effective option. Plus, it's far more compact than a regular bow and arrow, can be converted to shoot regular sling shot ammo (or rocks) and can in some cases be kept in your pocket—making it easy to carry around all day. The Sling bow is perfect for hunters, fishermen, preppers or outdoors enthusiasts who want another option or a plan B when it comes to going after their next meal!
Top 3 Reasons To Carry A Sling Bow
1. Sling bow are versatal as it can fire multiple types of ammunition
2. Sling bow are extremely compact and lightweight. These devices are compact enough to fit in your pocket, pack or even an Altoids tin in some cases.
3. You can make your own ammo for them. An arrow slingshot (or slingbow) can fire arrows made from lightweight aluminum, fiberglass, or handmade wooden arrows, just like your traditional archery bow does.
You can find an excellent compact slingshot bow and arrow HERE or a complete slingbow hunting kit including ammo, and arrowheads HERE