Watch: Make a PVC Atlatl & Flaming Spears

   10.05.17

Watch: Make a PVC Atlatl & Flaming Spears

We can thank the erstwhile TV show Top Shot for a number of things; Chris Cheng, splitting bullets with an axe, and the resurgence of the atlatl.

As you probably know, an atlatl is a device for flinging long darts — essentially oversized, flexible arrows — in ways that most of us previously imagined spears being propelled. It’s a simple device that adds length to your arm, thus allowing you to throw a long arrow much “more better” than you could do with just your arm.

This guy makes one by shamelessly copying another YouTuber (with credit, of course) and then adds some awesome sauce in the way of nice steel heads and wire hooks to contain the flammable steel wool he adds to make them into fiery darts.

some decent tips here, like forming the sharp arrowheads and getting them to fit snugly on the darts.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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