...It is under that name, I am told, that the hoplophobic state of Massachusetts bans at least some slingshots.
I don't know if they forbid the kind I own; Wrist Rockets are supposedly Right Out and given that, this little item would give 'em conniptions:It's called a Big Shot and hams speak highly of it. Thanks to the James Family Outpost (Iowa), have a look at the thing as listed in catalogs. Below, here it is with one of my size 9's for scale. The projectile is a hackey-sack-ish weight, hauling a few hundred feet of string. Just as Og describes in comments to the previous post, very handy for setting ropes, pulling down deadwood, and other tasks. Jim the tree guy took down dead limbs as high as 75'!
Here's a "before" look at the fallen limb.
2 weeks ago