If you haven’t shot a slingshot before you will be surprised at how accurate you can be with just a small amount of practice. If you follow the steps in this guide you’ll be plinking cans consistently in no time.
Note: Before you start shooting, make sure the bands have been attached to the forks correctly. Check the length of the bands each side of the pouch and adjust them if they’re not even.
There are 2 important concepts to understand to shoot accurately.
Your reference point
This refers to a point on your slingshot that you can use to line up your shot each time. It’s important that you line up each shot using the same reference point otherwise it will be hard to adjust followup shots if you miss. The Wishbone has an aiming notch in the middle of the forks designed for this purpose.
Your anchor point
If you want to be accurate it’s important that when you pull back a loaded pouch you anchor it in the same spot each time. It doesn’t matter exactly where your anchor point is but it helps if you can find a spot that feels comfortable. Some people pick a spot on their face to hold the pouch before release. The side of the mouth or below the eye are common spots.
The secret to shooting a slingshot accurately is consistency. If you hold the slingshot in the same way, have the same anchor point, release the pouch cleanly, you will hit the same spot every time.
- Hold the slingshot with a locked arm in front of you horizontally aka gangster style.
- After loading the pouch with a steel ball. Pull it back and find your anchor point.
- Look down the stretched out band and aim your reference point at the target.
- When you’re ready, release the pouch as cleanly as possible.
- Track the shot and see how close to the target it landed.
- Repeat. Adjust the reference point relative to the target if the first shot is missed.
If you have good technique you should be inline horizontally each time you shoot. You may have to adjust vertically depending on your distance from the target.
It's really as simple as that.