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12 CROSSBOW DO’S AND 3 DON’TS

When I first started shooting modern crossbows several years ago, I had no idea what to expect. Like many who had never played with them, these tools confused me. I had seen them on TV, but without ever handling one, I wasn’t sure about a lot of things. How do you load one? How do you pull the string back? What’s the trigger like? Do they kick, like a rifle? Are they noisy? Are they accurate? How far away can you accurately shoot one? Do they have enough power to kill a deer?

A Slingshot?

Yup a slingshot. When I was young, the boys in the neighborhood would always play with toy guns or homemade slingshots. Who would have ever known that it can be considered a viable tool for survival. I know some of our readers have had experience with using them for hunting and such, but I am aware most of our readers have not given this tool much thought. We recently discussed using archery as a skill in your preparedness program, but let us take a look at the slingshot.