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    Question line launchers

    How well does the sling shot type work. Looking to buy the big shot line launcher.

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    It's been a while since I've used the Big Shot, but they work well for throwing weights. My experience is limited to the arboriculture side of things and it's been a while since I've used one. I can say I've witnessed walnuts being throw quite far....

    Like all things, they take practice though. Don't expect to be throwing a heavy line attached to the throw weight.

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    The big shot works OK, but is severly limited by distance. I've used it and it also needs quite a bit of practice, especially around trees and such.
    The absolute best hands down is the Bridger™ Line Throwing Gun, however it is expensive and is a firearm.
    We looked at several line launchers for our regional team and for the day to day stuff we opted for the Lucky Launcher 2. We have only a 250' line on the gun and using the "red" load can consistently fire the entire length. With the shoulder stock it fires more like a real gun, so the learning curve is a bit less.
    I've also used the Rescue rocket and did not like it because of performance issues (it seemed to leak a bit really screwing up the distance it would shoot, and wouldn't shoot consistantly)
    I have not used the ResQmax, but being pneumatic I have my reservations

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    Thanks for the response guys.I guess for the price and the fact we have no line launcher at the present time.We have order one to try.A few hunderd dollars vs over thousand dollars for some of the firearm models.Thanks again.Our biggest need is getting lines across flooded creeks for water rescues not huge distances.
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