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How To Make Your Own Hunting Bow Out Of A Bicycle Wheel
instructables. ^

Posted on 09/14/2013 2:46:49 PM PDT by virgil283

"Simple tools - saw to cut the bike rim - scissors - Snips or some way to remove the spokes from the wheel - file to tidy cuts - pliers to bend.

Materials for the basic build - Bike wheel - eyelets of some description - inner tube from wheel - catapult rubber (or you can use cut down inner tube but it is not as powerful) - retainers for the threaded end of the eyelets (plasterboard expanding grommets in this case) - a spoke for the sight "

Bike Wheel Bow ;

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TOPICS: Hobbies; Military/Veterans; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: bow; huntingbow
"Rigid frame. Good power output. No knock required on arrows. Longer draw than a standard bow. Accurate. So very! light. Simple to build. Cheap - cost £2.50 for proper catapult rubber preferred by the Chinese apparently (big following of catapults). Pimp this up and she would be awesome - I kinda like her dirty and visceral though. Easily shoot 20 meters. Would work well for short range hunting of small game or fish. Ammo carried on the frame."
1 posted on 09/14/2013 2:46:49 PM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Pretty cool. I suppose in an emergency situation you could slit the innertube into strips and braid them. You could also run the rubber through the holes and wrap them around a stick if you didn’t have eyelets, though the rubber would wear though after a while.


2 posted on 09/14/2013 2:57:16 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


3 posted on 09/14/2013 2:59:02 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: virgil283

Neat!


4 posted on 09/14/2013 3:00:06 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: virgil283
No knock required on arrows

Cringe.

5 posted on 09/14/2013 3:00:26 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Kartographer; Marcella; Kaslin

I am so screwed.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 3:00:48 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Fido969
No-Knock required on arrows!

Just a little squirt should do it!

7 posted on 09/14/2013 3:03:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: virgil283

You’ll poke your eye out! lol


8 posted on 09/14/2013 3:03:54 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Lazamataz

Yes you are. Maybe you should think about taking a ride on a sub with screen doors. ;-)


9 posted on 09/14/2013 3:04:22 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: virgil283

Bambi would laugh his ass off.....


10 posted on 09/14/2013 3:06:04 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: virgil283

It’s a nock, not a knock...or is this some kind of nock knock joke?


11 posted on 09/14/2013 3:06:41 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: virgil283

I made a “David” style sling from the these guys. And now I’m gotta get some old golf balls for practice. I keep it in my bug out bag.


12 posted on 09/14/2013 3:07:11 PM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: virgil283

Put another set of eyelets closer to the handle to increase the leverage.

I got some bungee cord that would decrease the draw length and increase the power.

Improvised weapons are cool because they are innocuous looking but unexpectedly lethal.


13 posted on 09/14/2013 3:17:16 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: TMSuchman

Meh...why not make a nice self bow instead? Hardly any more work and you could use it for real hunting or self-defense.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 3:18:28 PM PDT by 5by5
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To: 5by5

I already have an aluminum bow, but need to make my own arrows. My arms & pull is too long for what I can get at a store.


15 posted on 09/14/2013 3:25:03 PM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: virgil283
Bicycles can be effective weapons:


16 posted on 09/14/2013 3:33:56 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. (Yogi Berra))
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To: Lazamataz

a little dab will do ya


17 posted on 09/14/2013 3:36:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 5by5

Maybe you have a bike but no wood?


18 posted on 09/14/2013 3:37:40 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: freedumb2003
Bicycles can be effective weapons:

Or shields. Some guy mountain biking had the misfortune to cross paths with a bear. Must have been an alloy frame, because he said he used it as a shield against the attacking bear.

19 posted on 09/14/2013 4:05:30 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: virgil283

Apparently reinventing the wheel is possible after all.


20 posted on 09/14/2013 4:08:11 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: virgil283

Buy an inexpensive recurve bow.

More importantly buy quality arrows/shafts.


21 posted on 09/14/2013 5:13:32 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Lazamataz
bicycle
22 posted on 09/14/2013 5:15:59 PM PDT by real saxophonist (All you poor, all you needy, all you're doin' is givin' to the greedy... Temptations, 'Power')
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To: real saxophonist

The Zappa clip was amazing!


23 posted on 09/14/2013 5:35:53 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: virgil283

It’s more like a rubber slingshot than a bow.


24 posted on 09/14/2013 6:12:10 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means.")
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To: virgil283; Kartographer
Pretty neat.

Here's a link to a guy who takes slingbows and slingshots to the next level.

Slingbow
25 posted on 09/14/2013 6:56:12 PM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: virgil283

Bit of redesign and it would be good for taking under water for spearfishing.


26 posted on 09/14/2013 6:59:07 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Fido969

Right you are. Everybody knows it’s the “g” that’s silent...”gnock.”


27 posted on 09/14/2013 7:03:24 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Jed Eckert
"How to make a Zombie slaying arrow shooting slingshot ...Hey---Thanks...."V"
28 posted on 09/14/2013 7:47:04 PM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: virgil283

Interesting.


29 posted on 09/14/2013 8:30:52 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: freedumb2003

What’s the story behind this gif? The bicyclist just seems insane.


30 posted on 09/14/2013 10:56:39 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

getting any gnocchi? ( : >)


31 posted on 09/15/2013 9:38:58 AM PDT by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, & Hillary Rotten Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood.)
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To: null and void

Ping for Danny


32 posted on 09/16/2013 9:29:34 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Every time a liberal gets pissed off an angel gets their wings.)
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To: virgil283
I already have two bows........

And I have a bike.........

Don't need this bike bow....though.

33 posted on 09/16/2013 9:38:44 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Delta 21
A screw driver.

A credit card.

Car keys.

A pencil/pen.

The list is long.......

34 posted on 09/16/2013 9:42:25 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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