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Weaver Vinyl "Bullet"

 
4.0 (3)

Vinyl_Throwbag

User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.0
Type of Use 
 
3.0  (3)
Frequency of Use 
 
2.7  (3)
Durability 
 
2.7  (3)
Technical Skill Required 
 
5.0  (3)
Ease of Use 
 
4.7  (3)
Safety 
 
3.7  (3)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
4.0

Works OK in the woods

I've been using a pair 8 oz Sherrill "bullets" for about two years as the mainstay of my tree entry kit. The 8 oz size helps me get a bit more height on my throws and big shot flings, and it is heavy enough to pull 1.75 mm Zing It over most branches. I've read complaints about the durability of these for a couple of years now on various tree climbing forums, but I haven't had any problems yet. I think the difference is where I climb: many people climb around pavement or in parks with hard grassy surfaces, whereas I climb mostly in the woods - and around here that means a thick layer of "duff" on the surface. That's about as soft a landing as you can get, although the bags routinely bury themselves an inch or two deep when they land. They have held up to regular ricochets off of branches without any problems yet. I'll keep them for as long as they last, and they'll keep getting used hard because of the usefulness of the 8 oz size (at the time I purchased them they were one of the few bags offered in this size).

Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
1.0
Durability 
 
3.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Vinyl "Bullet" throwbag

I haven't had this long enough to comment on durability - but the attachment point is nice. I have already done a multiple throw line placement where I appreciated having the loop to pull it through. Overall for that one placement I'm glad I bought it. Yes I could have done without it but convenience is kewl.

Overall rating 
 
3.0
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
1.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
2.0

Vinyl "Bullet" Bag

I got one of these bags and it broke along the seams in a couple of months. I do some climbing close to areas with pavement and the bags sometimes hit the pavement hard on return from the trees. They are not worth the money.

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