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Uncrate: Montie Gear Y-Fork Slingshot.

Bah. Deadly? If you hit someone in the eye. I’ve got a nice-quality Wrist Rocket, and all I can manage to do is annoy the local Bubonic-plague-carrying groundsquirrels. Not even so much that they’ll leave the locality. Thinking of a crossbow.

03/22/12 • 01:52 PM • ConsumptionNaturePersonal • (5) Comments

Comments:

What are you using for ammo? Jelly beans?

Posted by Emmett on 03/22/12 at 06:26 PM

On a more serious note, crossbows have a real load of baggage that all falls on you when a neighbor notices.

I’d go with a .22 pellet rifle.

Posted by Emmett on 03/22/12 at 06:27 PM

Good size BB’s. They ping off, and the rodent runs.

I’m joking about the crossbow. Where I live, if I walked outside with one o’ those, I’d get drawn and quartered.  Acre and a half plots here. I don’t know of anything that would be safe. Hate using poison ... hence the experiment with the slingshot.

Durned things are terribly destructive, on top of being dangerous disease carriers. I had to cover my veg garden beds with bird netting *and* chicken wire to keep all the rodents out.

Hell of an operation just to pick a bloody tomato ...

Posted by Garret P Vreeland on 03/22/12 at 07:30 PM

That wrist rocket is big enough for marble size ammo?

Posted by Emmett on 03/23/12 at 04:24 AM

It is, but the drag on the projectile slows it down something terrible. Closest I can stalk the prey is about 25-30 feet.

Posted by Garret P Vreeland on 03/23/12 at 06:40 AM

 

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