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    • jmsmithy
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      So my boys and I are at The Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburgh PA. Strolling through the archery arena we come across and shoot this:

      http://www.chiricoarchery.com

      Just when you thought you’ve seen everything…I’ll tell you my opinion shooting it after you’ve fully digested what it is 😯

    • Ralph
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      Good grief!!! What’s next, an X atlatl???

    • Doc Nock
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      Here I thought you were going to share with us about the really ignorant thing i saw there last year… an arrow you load a .38 or .44 mag round into the tip and when it hits the animal, a plunger ignites the primer and fires the bullet into the animal… big honkin screen showing hogs and deer dropping at the impact!

      I wanted to stick my finger down my throat and throw up on the balding middle age twerp manning the booth!

      As for this gizmo you introduced, a sling shot taken to the extreme… Seemingly long arrow for the very short axis launcher tool.

    • John Dilts
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      LOL The yuppie Canadian Tire Campers (sorry a canadian thing) will love this. What joke

    • David Fudala
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      Looks like the old Darton “Stinger” has made a comeback. Well with the current gadget and gizmo addiction of the masses of so called sportsman, I’m sure this “thing” will be out there helping less than average outdoorsmen prove to all their buddies that they’re the best hunter in the woods! My goodness! Just because it shoots an arrow doesn’t mean it’s a bow!!!

    • jmsmithy
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      Doc

      I saw those disasters few years ago…

      So I HAD to try this mess… My 15 y/o son said “dad, I can’t even be bothered w/ that mess”… Guess the wife and I raising him right!

      So…anyway, imagine trying to anchor a 29.5″, horizontal string complete w/ loop and release! Not good. On top of that the thing pivots on some kinda ball bearing type swivel between the grip and the “bow” so the thing actually moves at full draw. Then, the designer says, pay particular attention here, you have to grip it like you would grip a .44 mag!!!:shock::shock:

      Now maybe it’s me but I always thought you were supposed to grip a bow as lightly as possible! Given all this nonsense it’s no wonder the thing actually KICKS, in my case, low left. I was told it’s ok. You get used to it!!!

      Sweet Mother of God… The abominations never end!!!:(

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      john dilts wrote: LOL The yuppie Canadian Tire Campers (sorry a canadian thing) will love this. What joke

      Hey! That reminds me – I still have some Canadian Tire Dollars laying around here somewhere…:lol:

    • David Becker
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      jmsmithy wrote: Doc

      … the designer says, pay particular attention here, you have to grip it like you would grip a .44 mag!!!:shock::shock:

      Now maybe it’s me but I always thought you were supposed to grip a bow as lightly as possible! Given all this nonsense it’s no wonder the thing actually KICKS, in my case, low left. I was told it’s ok. You get used to it!!!

      Sweet Mother of God… The abominations never end!!!:(

      It takes real talent to invent something that incorporates the biggest disadvantage to .44 mag with non of the advantages….

    • Stephen Graf
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      As others have observed, this design raises its ugly head every few years just to be forgotten again.

      Can you imagine what will happen if you forget to “grip it like a snake?” A few busted and bloody skulls on you tube and it will sink back down into the abyss of bad ideas.

      It doesn’t bother me when gadgets like this come out. It’s what we humans do when we’re not eating, sleeping, or bumping uglies. We look for ways to make “it” better. The problem lies in the definition of what “better” is.

      If we could only put all that creativity to work making the land better and our lifestyles more consistent with peace and sustainability…

    • jmsmithy
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      So right Steve!

      Forgot to mention this baby can be yours for $700….:lol:

    • Fallguy
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      At least you have to hold it at full draw. At 700.00 I am sure they won’t last long.

    • Patrick
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      It’s a compound slingshot! 😆

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      I’m much too simple-minded to figure out how to shoot a contraption like that. The last time I tried to shoot a friend’s compound, I wasn’t even sure I was pointing it the right way. 😯

    • paleoman
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      If my hunting grounds ever get overrun with this stuff, I’m taking up baking!

    • David Coulter
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      Or chasing goats up appropriate trees! Dwc

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