THE AXIOM OCULARIS™ OWNERS MANUAL
The Axiom Ocularis is a slingshot based on the famous Axiom frame combined with the Ocularis™ band attachment system.
This manual will go over setup of your slingshot and knowledge to make sure you safely and correctly use your new Axiom Ocularis slingshot.
GET TO KNOW YOUR AXIOM™ SLINGSHOT
The Shooter Side
This is the side of the Axiom Slingshot that will face you as you shoot.
The Target Side
This is the side of the Axiom that will face the target as you shoot.
The Ocularis™ plugs hold the bandset to the forktips in OTT or TTF configuration.
OTT (Over The Top)
Band orientation where you shoot the ammo over the top of the forks. (Ocularis holds the band to the TOP of the frame.)
TTF (Through The Forks)
Band orientation where you shoot the ammo through the forks. (Ocularis holds the band to the SIDE of the frame.)
A simple piece of paracord that attaches to the handle of your Axiom frame and secures the slingshot to your frame-holding hand.
AXIOM OCULARIS™ SLINGSHOT SETUP INSTRUCTIONS
Setting up the frame - Installing the lanyard
It is critical to always have the lanyard securely wrapped around the wrist when shooting.
STEP 1. Thread one end of the lanyard through the hole in the end of the slingshot frame
STEP 2. Tie a simple overhand knot with BOTH tag ends of the lanyard.
STEP 3. Pull tightly to secure the knot (adjust the position of the knot to vary size of the lanyard.
STEP 4. Check the lanyard to make sure it is secure and ALWAYS use the lanyard when shooting.
GET TO KNOW OCULARIS™
Plugs install on SHOOTER SIDE. Bands wrap AROUND the frame.
Looped Tube Installation
Plugs install on TARGET SIDE. Bands pull THROUGH the frame.
Seat the bearing
The bearing should be seated half way through the plug.
Do not shoot stones or rocks from any slingshot.
Rocks - no matter how round they look – shoot erratically and shooting them may damage your slingshot and bands.
Due to the uncontrollable nature of shooting non-spherical projectiles, shooting a rock from a SimpleShot slingshot voids any / all warranties.
NEXT, INSTALL YOUR BANDS ON YOUR AXIOM SLINGSHOT
First, decide whether you will be installing your bands OTT or TTF. Don't know which to use? Try both, starting with OTT.
INSTALLING BANDS OTT OR TTF ON THE AXIOM OCULARIS
Place bandset into the Ocularis frame. Leave 1/2 inch of band overhang.
Step 2 Option A
Install bearing securely into plug, then press the plug into the frame.
Step 2 Option B
Place the plug into the frame without the bearing installed, then install bearing.
Pull bandset while pressing plug into place to fully seat the plug.
INSTALLING TUBES ON THE AXIOM OCULARIS
Place looped tube through the frame from the SHOOTER side. The loop should be on the TARGET side.
Install bearing securely into plug, then position the loop around the plug with the tubes in the grooves.
Firmly press the plug into the Ocularis frame, pulling the tubes from the shooter side to seat the plug.
Important Slingshot Instructions
Never pull tubes AROUND the frame.
Never pull flatbands THROUGH the frame.
Plugs should not be on the target side with flatbands.
Check your bands before every use.
Which Grip should I use with my Axiom™ Slingshot?
There's no one right answer to this.
The Axiom is designed to accommodate any grip you choose. While most top shooters choose a pinch or fork-supported grip, every grip is fine and you should try each one and decide which you prefer!
The Pinch Grip
The Fork-Supported Grip
The Hammer Grip