Thursday, December 27, 2012

9" Nails, Pump Action, 10 Shots!

9" Nails, Pump Action, 10 Shots! 

 This year, at Christmas time, The Slingshot Channel presents our coolest slingshot so far: A repeating slingshot crossbow, shooting 9 inch nails.

This is in continuance with the Chu-Ko-Nu based design line. This time, it is bigger than the pencil shooter ("Nerd Revenge 2000"), but a lot smaller than the chest mounted spear launcher ("Massacre Master").

The ammo is - nine inch (23 cm) nails. Those are cheap, about 8 Euro-cents a pop (10 Euros for 120 of them). Of course you have to cut of the head, done in about one minute.

The repeating action is done by pressing the butt against the chest and pulling back with both arms, like in a rowing machine. This is needed as you need a lot of draw force to throw the heavy nails - each weighs 76 gramms (1276 gr). The magazine fits ten of them.

With a bit of extra effort, you can very easily enhance the tip by sharpening it.

This is another enhancement to the ancient Chinese Chu-Ko-Nu crossbow, but it employs a lock/trigger mechanism, and the straight pump action draw method allows the shooter to use both arms for the cocking. It thus allows more powerful shots plus more accuracy.

A "The Slingshot Channel" production!