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    I made an atlatl today out of a broken longbow I have had kicking around in the shed for a few years now. It was pretty easy to cobble this together with a bit of hardwood scrap, a metal punch and some paracord. The dart I made from two carbon arrow shafts with a piece of all thread ad two screw in adapters. The dart flies well and the thrower really spits that dart out there.

    I thought this would be a fun project for some of the guys making their own bows that have any break.

    Its been 12-15 yards since I have played around with atlatls but it was pretty fun slinging the dart this afternoon. I'm looking forward to playing with it a little more this summer. I know a guy back in michigan who killed a bear with one. If I get good enough maybe I'll try taking a blackbear with one this spring.

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    Cool project! So far, all my broken bows (there have been several...) have ended up as kindling.
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    Where did you find the instructions on how to make it? I've been toying with the idea of making one just haven't gotten around to it. Looks awesome!
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    I've made several of them. I used to belong to the michigan atlatl association. I've made them from everything from oak 2x4s to plastic windshield scrapers. The concept is actually pretty simple, you can do a few internet searches to fine some to go by.

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